In this brief but informative session, Sara will cover some of the myths and methods related to internal audit communications. From initial emails to final reports, how can you do more with less? Attendees will discover and discuss:

  • Common pitfalls in internal audit communications
  • Recent changes in communication practices across the world
  • What to focus on - and what to ignore
  • How to prompt action in fewer words.


Sara I James - Owner, Getting Words to Work

With over 30 years' teaching, writing, publishing and corporate experience in the US and Europe, Sara provides report-writing training worldwide through her business, Getting Words to Work. She has written numerous articles on language and reporting, and spoken at national and international conferences. As a member of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors’ Technical Guidance Working Group, Sara provides resources for members in the UK and abroad. She recently published Radical Reporting: Writing Audit, Risk and Compliance Reports with Fewer Words and Greater Impact (Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2022).

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  • Sara I James

    Sara I James

    Owner - Getting Words to Work