Straight Talk: Effectively Communicating With a Non-Technical Audience provides you with videos, tips, guidelines and activities that help you communicate with professionals across all disciplines. You can no longer assume your role as an actuary is to only crunch numbers. In today's business environment, professionals in a variety of industries turn to actuaries to clarify risk-related issues. Actuarial calculations and the business decisions that result from them are valuable. The e-course focuses primarily on oral communication although many of the concepts can be applied to written communications.
- Section 1: Module Overview
- Section 2: Preparing to Communicate
- Section 3: Avoiding Common Mistakes
- Section 4: Using Charts and Graphs Effectively
- Section 5: Putting it All Together
At the end of this e-course, you should be able to:
- Take specific steps to prepare before you communicate with a non-technical audience.
- Avoid common mistakes when communicating with a non-technical audience.
- Use charts and graphs effectively when communicating with a non-technical audience.
- Create a presentation on a similar topic for two different audiences.
This e-course is for actuaries who have taken previous courses in general communication and want to focus on improving their communication skills with a non-technical audience.
- This e-course is for professional development. It's not intended to substitute for any professionalism requirements for the ASA, CERA or FSA credentials. If you wish to register for an e-learning module to attain a designation, please visit the e-learning module Web page .
- Ultimately, it's an actuary's responsibility to make a reasonable, good-faith determination of what continuing education opportunities will enhance his or her ability to practice in a desired field. For more information on continuing education requirements, visit soa.org/CE .