Impactful Communication for Finance Professionals

With Danette Fenton-Menzies


Length: 2 weeks

Effort: 2 – 3 hours per week

Partner: Magical Learning

Program overview

“Impactful Communication for Finance Professionals” is created to help Finance professionals communicate with a powerful impact.

Highly engaging, interactive and actionable, this program helps leaders build competence and confidence in their ability to communicate with impact. 

If you can identify with any of the following statements, this program is for you: 

  • You prefer to use email to communicate with others, even though you know it isn’t always the most effective.
  • You get nervous when asked to speak at a meeting.
  • You forget what you want to say when being put on the spot to speak.
  • You can see what changes other areas of the business need to make, but they don’t always listen to what you have to say. 
  • You struggle to succinctly communicate your messages to the business, including the Executive team. 
  • You struggle to communicate effectively with non-finance people. 

Who is it for?

Finance staff and leaders who:

  • want to improve their communication skills 
  • are struggling to get their insights and messages across to the business
  • need to be more effective in their influencing and communication skills
  • want to feel more confident and competent at communicating finance to non-finance people. 

Program Curriculum

Part 1: Your audience

  • Working with your brain to communicate effectively
  • Understanding your audience and their needs
  • Different communication types and preferences
  • Understanding how non-finance people hear what we share

Part 2: Presenting financial information

  • Key elements for presenting financial information
  • Ways for improving financial presentations
  • Translating ‘finance speak’ into Plain English
  • Using questions to understand the best way to present financial information
  • Ensuring you meet your client’s needs

Part 1: Things to think about when presenting data

  • Tools to help you present data effectively
  • Storytelling with data
  • Preparing to present data, including anticipating possible questions
  • Using language that works with the brain
  • The 3 Ps of presenting

Part 2: Making data and your presentations interesting

  • Key elements for delivering interactive presentations
  • Ways to present data in PowerPoint
  • Other ways to make data interactive
  • Improving your vocal techniques

Meet the Coach

Danette Fenton-Menzies

Danette is Director of Learning at Magical Learning and has over 30 years’ global experience in finance, starting as a graduate with a Big 8 firm, through to roles as financial controller and CFO of a Federal Government agency. Danette also developed Australia’s first Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Government Finance.

A lifelong learner, Danette has worked with finance staff and leaders in private and public sectors and with global family businesses to help them create more impact in their organisations. Danette is also passionate about building leadership capability at every level of organisations. She has worked with and learned from leadership icons such as Robin Sharma, John Mattone, Anthony Robbins and Jim Collins.   

Danette incorporates the latest research and neuroscience on human learning, energy and productivity, mental focus and agility into her programs – amplifying her clients’ learning potential.  

Danette is also a highly experienced Executive Coach, working with CEOs across the globe. 

How is it done?

Active learning with cohorts

Learners will generate ideas, present and deliver together with their peers to help get different perspectives, internalise learnings and identify ways to apply them in the workforce.

Deep reflections

Learners will have the opportunity to reflect and analyse what they have learnt, how far they have come, and how they can apply these learnings in the workforce.

Real-time insights

Learners get real-time insights on how far they are performing vs their cohort that helps set their pace and enjoy a healthy dose of competition at the same time.

Immersive experience

Learners get rich, snackable content that helps boost their retention. They are given tools that enable strong collaboration and deep conversations with their peers. 

Help your Finance professionals
communicate better

Learn how Impactful Communication for Finance Professionals helps your Finance workforce communicate confidently and effectively.