Accounting Influencers Roundtable


What Works with Executive Presence for Accountants

Episode 94. In today’s practical episode, “Three SIgns of Executive Presence in Accountants.” In these segments, we pick out key trends and events in accounting and fintech media and analyse/interpret them for accountants in practice.

Key takeaways from this episode include:

⍟ the importance for accountants of building their reputation to create career capital

⍟ defining executive presence for technical professionals like accountants

⍟ the benefits of corporate executive presence for accountants and CPAs

⍟ how executive presence and gravitas are coachavlr traits if accountants really want them

⍟ how ‘non words’ like you know, kind of, sort of and erm dilute the impact of a message

⍟ why weak communicators use non words which loses them credibility

⍟ the problem with the phrase ‘I think’ for people who want more presence

⍟ the importance for accountants of being clear and concise with their messages

⍟ tips for accountants to develop a stronger message when they communicate

⍟ how even the most introverted professionals still influence thousandsof others


The Accounting Influencers Podcast is a CPE-accredited daily radio-style show with four segments coming out every Monday which are repeated on the other 4 weekdays as standalone episodes, plus a bonus ‘from the client’s perspective’ episode on Saturdays. On Sundays, listeners get a short min trailer for the coming week’s episodes.

Every Tuesday the show gives you a relevant news topic from the accounting and fintech world with a direct application to accountants, CPAs and bookkeepers. Great to stay informed and build your commercial acumen.

Every Wednesday and Friday, we feature an uncut interview with top authors, leaders, thinkers and performers in the accounting and fintech world.

Every Thursday the show gives you a practical ‘here’s what works’ tips concerning a key challenge, need or strategy for accountants, CPAs and bookkeepers. Great to stay current and keep your skills topped up.

Finally, every Saturday gives listeners a bonus episode which focuses on the buyers of accounting services – the clients themselves. In particular how they feel, react to and experience their interactions with accountants. That includes why they buy or don’t buy, why they move or stay and why they think how they think about you, your firm, your prices and your offerings.

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