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Welcome to Change Your Mindset (formerly known as Improv Is No Joke) where it is all about believing that strong communication skills are the best way in delivering your technical accounting knowledge and growing your business. The way of building stronger communication skills is by embracing the principles of applied improvisation. Your host is Peter Margaritis, CPA a.k.a. The Accidental Accountant, will interview financial professionals and business leaders to find their secret in building stronger relationships with their clients, customers, associates, and peers, all the while, growing their businesses.

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Welcome to Change Your Mindset (formerly known as Improv Is No Joke) where it is all about believing that strong communication skills are the best way in delivering your technical accounting knowledge and growing your business. The way of building stronger communication skills is by embracing the principles of applied improvisation. Your host is Peter Margaritis, CPA a.k.a. The Accidental Accountant, will interview financial professionals and business leaders to find their secret in building stronger relationships with their clients, customers, associates, and peers, all the while, growing their businesses.

    S4E19. 4 Steps to Create a Black Tie Experience for Your Customers with Bob Pacanovsky

    S4E19. 4 Steps to Create a Black Tie Experience for Your Customers with Bob Pacanovsky

    How do you define hospitality concerning your customers or clients? Does your organization offer a "black tie" experience — or is it more business casual?
    Bob Pacanovsky has been an entrepreneur for 25 years, primarily in the hospitality industry. He and his team have created over 7,000 meetings, events, and receptions that each had just one chance to make a wild experience and a lasting impression on clients and guests alike. Now, as a keynote speaker and strategic trainer, he uses his two decades of experience in the trenches to teach companies how to focus on service excellence and hospitality to cultivate more loyal customers and employees. 
    When you go out to eat, you're expecting more than just good food — you're expecting a wonderful, memorable dining experience. Good customer service and consistent food quality are the expectations. But if you want to go above and beyond that, if you're going to exceed expectations, you need to hone in on creating black tie experiences.
    To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com

    Resources:

    bobpacanovsky.com

    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/bob-pacanovsky-3432619


    Facebook: facebook.com/BobPacanovskyBlackTie


    Twitter: @BobPacanovsky



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    S4E18. Flawless Presentation

    S4E18. Flawless Presentation

    Have you ever given a presentation only to realize, once you’ve finished, that you left out a critical detail? Or that you mispronounced a word, or someone’s name? Maybe you lost your train of thought in the middle of a sentence and blanked out momentarily, losing the focus of your audience.
    These mistakes come as a result of a lack of practice, confidence, our nerves operating in overdrive, or all of the above. They might be acceptable for a staff meeting, but not for a board meeting, all staff meeting, an analyst call, or a keynote address. Some leaders can articulate and deliver their thoughts and ideas in a way that inspires and motivates their audience. Others can express their thoughts and ideas through the written form but fail with the vocal delivery. Let’s talk about how to have a flawless presentation — and if such a thing even exists.

    To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com

    Resources:




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    S4E17. Bouncing Up Instead of Bouncing Back with Mj Callaway

    S4E17. Bouncing Up Instead of Bouncing Back with Mj Callaway

    Mj Callaway is a former corporate sales trainer and the only female sales executive to rank number one for a national builder. She knows, firsthand, the disruptions that leaders, managers, and executive teams handle daily and how to remain positive, productive, and profitable through it all. A two-time cancer survivor, she’s known for shifting staff attitudes and converting tactics into results. Her newly released book, “Bounce-Up: Outpower Adversity, Boost Resilience, Rebound Higher,” has been endorsed by the CEO and Founder of The Healthy Workforce Institute, Renee Thompson.
    When we experience adversity, there are many paths we can choose to go down. We talk so much about “bouncing back,” but wouldn’t that put us right back where we started, before the setbacks? What if we could “bounce up,” and use everything we learned to put ourselves in an even better position than before?
    To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com

    Resources:

    mjcallaway.com

    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mjcallaway


    Read: “Bounce-Up: Outpower Adversity, Boost Resilience, Rebound Higher”



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    S4E16. It’s Time to Change the Way We View Innovation

    S4E16. It’s Time to Change the Way We View Innovation

    Innovation requires the acceptance of all ideas in order to move forward and be effective. Ego-driven leaders who shoot down ideas from their team stop innovation in its tracks. True creative innovation is fueled by the former, not the latter, approach. How can you and your team begin to change how you innovate, creating a more robust and engaging environment that encourages and rewards risk-taking, respect of others, patience, vulnerability, and giving everyone a say in the process? Start immediately and work on the process. Over time, your team's ability to solve problems will flourish.

    To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com

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    S4E15. The Difference Between Significance & Success, with Lauren Schieffer

    S4E15. The Difference Between Significance & Success, with Lauren Schieffer

    What is your definition of success? What is your definition of significance? And what’s the difference between the two? Lauren “The Colonel's Daughter” Schieffer is returning to the show to answer these questions and more. In S4E7, she talked about choosing respect over drama.
    Most people are programmed to chase success. It’s outwardly focused, with the weighty titles, flashy accomplishments, accolades, and parking spaces. Significance is inwardly focused. It’s about being of service, first, and has nothing to do with how much power or money a person has. True leaders, significant leaders, build people up to be the next generation of significant leaders.
    To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com

    Resources:

    laurenschieffer.com

    Lauren’s books: laurenschieffer.com/laurens-book


    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/laurenannschieffer


    Instagram: @laurenschieffer



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    S4E14. Empathy

    S4E14. Empathy

    What do you think about when you hear the word “empathy?” As a leader do you feel like you are empathetic with your team — or are you sympathetic? And why should you care? The better you treat and understand the people you serve through improv leadership, the more empowered they become. The ability to truly listen to another person and be able to empathize with them is showing gratitude, respect, and support. That costs you nothing but time — and that is time well spent.
    To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com

    Resources:
    Read: “Humans Are Underrated”


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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re well established running your own accounting firm, or just getting started carving out a profitable niche that’s ready to grow - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Peter does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving practice, and life you can be proud of - with leaders who are actually in the field themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Margote18 ,

Best Interviewer Peter Margaritas

What a delight to speak with Peter Margaritis. I felt so comfortable and relaxed chatting with you on our mutual favorite topic, Improvisational Theater and applied applications of Improv. I love all your podcasts! Thanks for having me as a guest!

Bore no more ,

Great personality AND great ideas

Thank you Peter for sharing your gifted ability to bring out the best in others.
Keep the great guests and ideas flowing.

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