Positive Confirmation: Communication Skills in Business Settings Exercise


  • Stephanie Westmyer
  • Naomi Warren


Positive Confirmation is an experiential learning exercise designed to help accounting students work on their networking skills, improve their interviewing skills, and practice their presentation skills. Participants serve in one of two roles as a member of an auditing firm or a member of a client organization being audited. Through different scenario situations related to the exercise objectives, the participants gather information about the company and present a summary at the end of the exercise. This paper presents the background information for developing the exercise, the exercise objectives guiding the exercise, the materials setting up the scenarios and assignments, and the procedures listing the steps from beginning to end.