Have Fun While Creatively Navigating 2020 – podcast with Peter Margaritis

Peter Margaritis

Ready for some creative thinking AND a good laugh? They go hand in hand!

Please join us for an enlightening and light-hearted podcast with Peter Margaritis. Peter is also known as “The Accidental Accountant.” He is a CPA, author, podcast host, world renowned speaker and “Chief EDUtainment Officer.” Listen in to learn how you can incorporate improv with your business. It is especially useful when you need to get the creative ideas from your team out on the table AND tighten up those bonds while working remotely.

Behind the scenes note:

After Peter and I recorded the podcast, he told me he was pivoting to facilitating virtual improv conversations with teams. He said something like… “I’d be happy to do one for your team if you’d like.” To which I responded… “What are you doing next Monday?”

Peter joined our virtual team conference for about 45 minutes and led us through a lively, fun and funny lesson on improv. His segment of our meeting was hands down the winner of the day. We laughed and learned. Mostly we learned about good communication and about building an environment where people can share their best ideas…ideas that can be built upon to create new opportunities. I highly recommend Peter’s virtual sessions!



Notable moments:

00:45 – Peter’s background

04:24 – Dogs barking, working from home & Communication

06:00 – How did you get the name “The Accidental Accountant”?

08:20 – Peter’s book & his “ah-ha” moment: Improv is no Joke: Using Improvisation to Create Positive Results in Leadership and in Life.

14:05 – How have you helped business owners?

19:41 – How can CPAs get the most out of the current change of events and environment? Control what you have control over!

23:53 – Peter’s book recommendation: Made to Stick by Chip & Dan Heath

29:10 – Last bit of advice from Peter: “Yes, and…”

34:15 – How to follow Peter: www.petermargaritis.com, peter@petermargaritis.com, Twitter: @pmargaritis, LinkedIn, Facebook



About Peter Margaritis: Peter Margaritis, CPA, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), is a keynote speaker, improv virtuoso, podcaster, and a licensed, non-practicing, CPA in Ohio. His books include “Improv Is No Joke: Using Improvisation to Create Positive Results in Leadership and in Life” and “Taking the Numb Out of Numbers: Explaining and Presenting Financial Information with Confidence and Clarity.”  He also hosts a podcast Change Your Mindset which has been running for almost 4 years. Peter lives in Westerville, Ohio with his wife, son, and two Labrador retrievers.

Both books can be found on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.

Change Your Mindset Podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts, C-Suite Radio, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and many other podcast platforms. Apple PodcastsC-Suite Radio, SpotifyiHeartRadio



About Brannon Poe:  Brannon is the founder of Poe Group Advisors and has been facilitating successful accounting practice transitions throughout the US and Canada since 2003. He is also the creator of Accounting Practice Academy. Brannon is the author of the Accounting Practice Insights Blog and hosts the Accountant’s Flight Plan” podcast with other top thought-leaders in the accounting profession. Brannon is an E&Y alumnus. He has worked with some of the most successful and seasoned CPAs in the industry and has been privy to the behind-the-scenes methods that these clients have used to build highly profitable practices along with capable and independent teams. Brannon has authored multiple books, including “Accountant’s Flight Plan – Best Practices for Today’s Firms” (published by both the AICPA and CPA Canada) and “On Your Own: How to Start Your Own CPA Firm,” Second Edition (published by the AICPA). Brannon is passionate about entrepreneurship and is the president-elect of EO Charleston (Entrepreneur’s Organization).


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