In my capacity as author of several online continuing professional development courses, I’ve recently been asked to contribute some guest blog posts to the newly launched accountingcpd.net. Don’t worry, I haven’t started writing about accounting…

In fact my first post pays unexpected homage to a certain George Osborne’s abilities as a consummate communicator, when he brought massive amounts of money alive for the lay listener by equating them to how much tax an average person pays each year. It’s a classic example of how to link something quite abstract (and potentially dull) with something your audience will immediately relate to and quickly understand. And it’s prompted me to do something I never thought I’d do, and that’s to describe Mr Osborne as ‘brilliant’.

If you can stomach the praise, the full post is available here: http://blog.accountingcpd.net/2010/09/17/how-many-taxpayer-years-are-you-worth/