Top Tips 7
'Accountants speak in tongues'
- Pre-expose learners to jargon and concepts with advance reading or preparation activities
- Avoid using jargon until you have explained it
- Provide plain language explanations / glossaries
- Use pictures and everyday stories to explain difficult financial concepts such as ‘accruals’ and ‘depreciation’
- Adopt forfeits for thoughtless use of jargon or acronyms
'Finance is difficult and boring'
- Bring out and build on existing knowledge
- Demonstrate that most financial management is common sense
- Avoid giving learners figure-work too soon
- Start with simple processes before moving to more complicated ones
- Create a relaxing learning environment
- Use games and quizzes to surprise people
- Keep it active, inject some fun – prove that finance doesn’t have to be boring!
What's in it for me?
- Show how financial management has something for everyone
- Keep it practical – provide tools and techniques learners can use in their work
- Be selective in the content – what do learners really need?
Provide well presented, selective back-up resources and checklists
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