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AP Rockstar Programme

The AP Rockstar Program is a 6-week live course taught by leading AP Guru's Mary Schaeffer & Jamie Radford. It will help you take your presentation & speaking skills to the next level!

  • Do you sometimes struggle to pull together content & material for a presentation?
  • Do you worry about standing in front of others & presenting?
  • Do you wonder if your audience are engaged?
  • Do you find it more challenging now we need to motivate & deliver online?
  • Do you struggle to get your voice heard & influence?

If you have answered yes to any of the above this course is for you

Benefits & Outcomes

  • New Skills

    Develop skills for speaking to peers, managers and externally

  • Increase confidence

    Giving you the confidence to present in front of different size & levels of audience.

  • Support career progression

    Progressing your Senior AP career will include presenting at some point

  • Mentorship

    Access to training from world-class AP professionals

  • Private Support Community

    Access to private Thinkific community group for ongoing support and connections between sessions

  • Completion Certificate

    After graduating through the programme you will receive an Industry Certificate of achievement.

Meet your Instructors

Mary Schaeffer

Mary S. Schaeffer is the founder of AP Now, a B2B media firm focused on creating business intelligence around the accounts payable and payment functions. Schaeffer is the host of the AP Now podcast. She has written 18 business books and is a frequent and popular speaker at both online and live events. Previously she held positions as an Assistant Treasurer for the Equitable Life Assurance Society, a Financial Risk Manager for O&Y and a Corporate Cash Manager for Continental Grain. She has an MBA in Finance from NYU and a BS in Mathematics from York College (CUNY).

Jamie Radford

Jamie Radford is the founder of the Accounts Payable Association, speaker, coach and mentor. Jamie is considered amongst his industry peers as one the world's most recognised & leading influencers. His overall drive & passion is to see AP get the recognition, voice & reward that it so rightly deserves.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Week 1 - Introduction (Laying the Groundwork)

    • Introduction - Laying the Groundwork

    • Workbook - Download

  • 2

    Week 2 - Constructing a Talk with Powerpoint Part 1

    • Constructing a Talk w/PowerPoint: Part 1

    • Constructing a Talk

    • Power Point Slides - Download

  • 3

    Week 3 - Constructing a Talk without Powerpoint Part 2

    • Constructing a Talk w/o PowerPoint: Part 2

    • Presenting Without Slides - Outline & Agenda

    • Top Tips when giving a Presentation

  • 4

    Week 4 - Dealing with the Audience and Overcoming the Speaking Jitters

    • Dealing with the Audience and Overcoming the Speaking Jitters

  • 5

    Week 5 - Differences: Staff meetings, Management presentations, Online events, Live events, The Elevator Speech

    • Differences: Staff meetings, Management presentations, Online events, Live events, The Elevator Speech

    • Different Types of Presentation

  • 6

    Week 6 - Perfecting Your Presentation

    • Perfecting Your Presentation

  • 7

    Graduation & Special Bonus

    • Graduation & Special Bonus


  • How long is the programme?

    The programme will last for 6 weeks (maybe an extra bonus week)

  • How is the programme taught?

    The entire programme is delivered online via our learning platform using zoom.

  • Do i receive a Certificate at the end?

    Yes you will receive an online certificate of achievement you can share with employers approved by the APA & AP Now.