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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.

    Successful Negotiating in Corporate America

    Successful Negotiating in Corporate America

    What do you feel when you hear the word, negotiate? Dread, Anxiety, Excitement? Do you believe that negotiation skills can be taught? Do you agree with this statement – “we negotiate all the time?” Have you ever searched Google asking one or more of these questions: 

    What skill is the most helpful during a negotiation? 

    How does ego play a role in negotiating? 

    What role does leverage play during negotiations?


    I will address all of these questions, and how the world of IMPROV can help make you a much better negotiator, and more, in this episode.

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

    Resources:
    Read: “The Art of Negotiation: How to Improvise Agreement in a Chaotic World”


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    • 12 min
    Accounting Doesn’t Have to Be Confusing with Adam Wilkinson

    Accounting Doesn’t Have to Be Confusing with Adam Wilkinson

    Have you ever taken an accounting course for non-accountants and left the workshop even more confused? Would you agree that accounting has an image problem? Would you be interested in learning the fundamentals of accounting and finance in a way that does not get bogged down in complexity and focuses on simplicity?
    Adam Wilkinson is a sales partner and corporate educator at Colour Accounting. He advocates that accounting should be a standard form of literacy—just like reading, writing, and arithmetic. He is a chartered accountant and professional development trainer who leads unique and engaging workshops in accounting and financial literacy, and he loves helping people understand how simple accounting can be.

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

    Resources:

    coloraccounting.com/wilkinson

    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/adam-wilkinson-2421843


    Read: "The Joy of Accounting"



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    • 51 min
    Dealing with the Peanut Gallery That is Your Inner Critic

    Dealing with the Peanut Gallery That is Your Inner Critic

    Let’s have a conversation about that voice in your head. You know the one. The voice that keeps coming back with the warning, “don’t say that idea out loud because people will think you are stupid or crazy.” Or, another favorite, “you have to be kidding me, you know you can’t speak in front of an audience – you will look like a fool.” You know that voice… and it has a lot more to say on any number of things – and none of it is good. This is the voice of your inner critic. And it can be dealt with using the power of improvisation!

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

    Resources:
    Good Therapy: Inner Critic

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    • 10 min
    Making Our New Normal Better with Roxanne Kaufman-Elliott, Brian Comerford, and Nick Lozano

    Making Our New Normal Better with Roxanne Kaufman-Elliott, Brian Comerford, and Nick Lozano

    This has been a wild year for all of us. From a leadership perspective, we have to be cognizant of all of the changes that are occuring—as well as how they are affecting our team. We have to be aware of how we are addressing these roadblocks that come up as we continue to navigate the pandemic for the foreseeable future. We may never go back to normal, but we can adapt and create a life that allows us to continue to thrive in whatever environment we are in.
    That’s why I brought together a superstar team of past guests and leadership experts: Roxanne Kaufman-Elliott, the founder of Roxanne Leadership, and Brian Comerford and Nick Lozano, co-hosts of the highly successful podcast Lead.EXE.

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

    Resources:

    Podcast: leadexe.com


    Learn more at: prolaureate.com


    Roxanne’s LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/roxanne-kaufman-elliott-4909571


    Brian’s LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/briancomerford


    Nick’s LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/nick-lozano-97356621


    OBS Studio: obsproject.com


    S3E1. Ego is Getting in the Way of Empathy with Brian Comerford & Nick Lozano

    S2E44. Becoming a Better Leader with Roxanne Kaufman-Elliott


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    • 55 min
    Improv Exercises to Build Stronger Teams

    Improv Exercises to Build Stronger Teams

    We all have been on a dysfunctional team. And, when we are, we dread driving to work or zooming in; we dread being part of the team meeting because everyone is talking over each other; we dread dealing with members of the team who are disengaged. There is always one person who thinks they are the smartest person in the room, and they continuously tell everyone. Team members are missing deadlines, making excuses, exhibiting negative body language, and are abundantly clear with their “I don’t care” attitude. No one is being held accountable, and everyone is doing what they think is right, despite what they have been asked or told to do. 
    I’ve previously touched on using powerful improv exercises to build stronger teams, and I want to add on three more exercises you can use with your team: “Beach ball, bouncy ball, frog, and more,” “Emotions,” and “Yes And to solve a problem.”

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

    Resources:
    YouTube: Improv Game: Emotions


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    • 11 min
    Finding Your Intrinsic Value with Jeff Koziatek

    Finding Your Intrinsic Value with Jeff Koziatek

    Do you have value issues in your professional and personal lives? Do you derive your value from what you do? Do you say yes to everything?
    Jeff Koziatek is a nationally recognized speaker, certified life coach, author, award-winning entertainer, and mindset catalyst who wants to help people address the above questions in their lives. After 20 years of work in the entertainment industry producing award-winning films, running an event management company, and acting in movies and television, Jeff started Core Authenticity to help people dream big and achieve those dreams. He believes in the inherent value of each person, he’s passionate about helping people find significance in who they are, and he’s here to help us do the same.
    To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: petermargaritis.com

    Resources:

    coreauthenticity.com

    Instagram: @jugglingjeff


    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffkoziatek



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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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