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School Of Laughs

Welcome to the School of Laughs podcast. I am your host, Rik Roberts.

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Dec 25, 2015

Peter Margaritas joins me today to talk about his journey from the business world into Improv comedy. The “Accidental Accountant" worked his way in (and out) of a few jobs before finding his way with improvisation.

His first book, Improv Is No Joke, shares what he has learned when it comes to Improv and business. In the book, he teaches business professionals how to become more effective, sharpen their creativity, and develop leadership skills needed to succeed and improve business results through improvisational techniques. By focusing on strategies such as replacing negative phrases and listening to understand, you will successfully relate to and communicate with clients and colleagues.

Specifically, we talk about:

  • How easy it is to fall in love with Improv
  • How Improv applies to business practices
  • How Peter was dubbed “The Accidental Accountant”
  • A weekend immersion course at Second City that opened his eyes
  • Using humor in speaking to anchor take away points

Learn more about Peter Margaritas at his web site:


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