Communicate to Win

Communicate To Win

Effective communication and presentation skills for finance, risk and compliance professionals

Today the world is in a state of unprecedented change. The leader of an organization or a department is responsible for painting a picture of how the change will benefit all. As Warren Buffet stated, “communication mastery is the one investment that supersedes all the others.” Finance professionals are subject matter experts with a deep knowledge of finance, micro-and macroeconomics, internal controls, audit, risk, fiscal management, law and best practices – perhaps unparalleled by any other discipline. Then what often stops them from making their mark? Perhaps the chief reason is their inability to convey their expertise effectively. More than others, financial leaders are required to provide clarity, express ideas, and share information with a multitude of audiences and stakeholders – employees, customers, shareholders, partners, and the communities in which we live. Effective communication lets team members know they are valuable, gives them emotional security, and is a significant part of the team bonding process.

This course is designed to show ways to fellow finance/audit/risk/compliance professionals to enhance their communication and presentation skills. It will cover every aspect of professional life and give you that vital advantage of being adept at your profession as well as an amazing communicator. That combination is hard to beat.

CFOs, CIAs, finance, compliance, audit professionals, technical experts from other fields such as engineering, medicine. The training will prove beneficial to every one who seeks to improve their communication and presentation skills!

  • Learn ways to continuously develop communication and leadership skills
  • Learn to write, speak and present professionally and effectively
  • Learn ways to bridge the gap between your knowledge and the audience’s appetite
  • Learn to be persuasive and positive in every thing that you do
  • Build your personal brand through trust, confidence and creativity


  • Active Listening
  • Empathy
  • Choosing your words in various situations
  • Face to face vs phone call vs text vs email

Managing Information

  • Scheduling, task management
  • Sources of information
  • What to discard and what to keep
  • What to convey
  • Equipping yourself to be a great communicator
  • Avoiding stress and staying positive

Conversations and Discussions

  • Putting yourself in another’s shoes
  • Humor
  • Vocal variety
  • Posture and protocol
  • Personal space
  • Coaching and advising

Writing Etiquette

  • Introduction, body, conclusion
  • Vocabulary
  • Business communication do’s and don’ts
  • Follow up


  • Introduction, body, conclusion
  • Thoroughness vs crispness
  • Executive summary
  • Screen vs paper
  • Follow up

Online presence (personal and corporate)

  • Social media profiles
  • Dealing with trolls and criticism
  • Building your brand
  • Originality of thought
  • Corporate online etiquettes


  • Preparation
  • Your needs vs audience needs
  • Audience management
  • Infrastructure
  • Introduction, body, conclusion
  • Thoroughness vs crispness
  • Using slides and other visual aids
  • Using props
  • Speed vs understanding

Continuous improvement

  • Ways to develop vocabulary
  • Ways to develop effective business language
  • Debugging your grammar
  • Improving your flow and cadence
  • Joining a Toastmasters Program
  • Improvement in accent and delivery

Course Facilitator


Talha bin Hamid FCA, CIA, Distinguished Toastmaster

– Head of Internal Audit, The Citizens Foundation
– Former General Manager, Internal Audit,
Alkaram Textile Mills (Private) Limited
– Club Growth Director, Toastmasters International Pakistan

Toastmaster International teaches public speaking and leadership skills and has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders since 1924.

Talha bin Hamid is a professional trainer as well as an accomplished public speaker and a published author. He has been associated with Toastmasters for past three years during which he has completed the DTM certification from Toastmasters International, the highest accolade given by the body.

He has won 3 speech contests and placed on the podium for 3 others, including third place All Karachi Inter Club Speech Contest. He has served as President of two toastmasters clubs, and was recently appointed Club Growth Director for Pakistan by Toastmasters International. Talha also contributes regularly to Aurora, under the auspices of Daily Dawn.

Talha is an experienced finance, audit, and internal control professional who started his career with A.F. Ferguson & Co. (a member firm of the PwC network) in 1997.

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020
Venue: Karachi Marriott Hotel
Time: 09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Date: Friday, April 3, 2020
Venue: Faletti’s Hotel Lahore
Time: 09:00 am – 05:00 pm


For further information please contact
Mohammed Phaysal
0300 213 3849
(021) 3480 1888

Terrabiz Cancellation Policy

For cancellations made in the 7 working days to the workshop, no refunds will be given. Cancellations must be confirmed by email. Substitutions may be made at any time.

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Course Facilitator

Talha bin Hamid

– Head of Internal Audit, The Citizens Foundation
– Former General Manager, Internal Audit, Alkaram Textile Mills (Private) Limited
– Club Growth Director, Toastmasters International Pakistan

Date : April 2, 2020
Time : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Venue : Karachi Marriott Hotel

Date : April 3, 2020
Time : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Venue : Faletti’s Hotel Lahore
Fee : Rs. 25,000+GST per participant