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We help accounting and finance leaders upgrade their communication skills.


This is a live snapshot of a poll we are currently running with a group on LinkedIn.

Poll: Top Communication Challenges

We develop resources from time to time and this is one of those times. Please help us identify the top communication challenges people face by giving us YOUR input in this poll.

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We will publish results when the poll is closed. Thanks for your participation.


Speaking/Presenting – These apps will help you gain awareness of your rate of speech, use of filler words (e.g. uh, um, so, etc.). If you don’t even know your rate of speech, how could you know if you’re speaking too fast or too slow for most people? These apps will calculate your rate of speech and lots of other useful information just from you talking into your phone and then it will give you constructive feedback. It’s not as good as a communication coach, but for AI it’s pretty good.

  1. Orai
  2. Speeko

Controlling Your State – Human Needs Psychology teaches us that controlling our state, or our emotions, is a key to being more effective and happy. Breathing is one of the primary drivers of our state and we have more control over it than most people realize. These are two exercises that have been scientifically demonstrated to help calm and balance a person. I use the 4-7-8 exercise all the time.

  1. Wim Hof Method – Breathing exercises
  2. Dr. Andrew Weil 4-7-8 breathing exercise


  1. Big Four Blog
  2. FEI Blog
  3. CFO Business Outlook Survey
  4. CFO Daily News
  5. CFO.com
  6. The CFO Alliance – Charlotte


  1. Tim Ferriss Podcast – Tim Ferriss
  2. Jocko Podcast – Jocko Willink
  3. School of Greatness – Lewis Howes
  4. Impact Theory – Tom Bilyeu
  5. Steal the Show – Michael Port
  6. London Real – Brian Rose
  7. Valuetainment – Patrick Bet-David
  8. The Joe Rogan Experience – Joe Rogan
  9. Quiet – Susan Cain
  10. Kwik Brain – Jim Kwik
  11. The Ed Mylett Show – Ed Mylett
  12. The Tony Robbins Podcast – Tony Robbins
  13. Eric Thomas
  14. The Drive – Dr. Peter Attia
  15. The Secret to Success with Eric Thomas – Eric Thomas, Ph.D.
  16. The Cardone Zone – Grant Cardone


  1. Toastmasters