Communication is a central competency that all accounting professionals should possess. According the AICPA, “individuals entering the accounting profession should have the skills necessary to give and exchange information within a meaningful context and with appropriate delivery.”1 This workshop is a unique approach to exposing students to verbal communication challenges in their first year of employment while giving them feedback on their own verbal communication skills. The workshop involves four role-playing scenarios and can be implemented in senior-level accounting classes, graduate-level classes, or accounting club meetings.


This article is from the Accounting Instructors’ Report, an electronic journal that provides teaching tips and insights to those who teach accounting and other business courses.



Constance A. McKnight, University of Central Arkansas
Stephanie F. Watson, University of Central Arkansas


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