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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration: 8:00 AM

NJCPA Learning Center105 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 300
Roseland, NJ 07068
973-226-4494

CPE Credits

  • 4.00 CPE Credits in MT

Package Pricing

In-Person Registration
  • $189.00 - Member
  • $239.00 - Non Member
Webcast: Attend this seminar virtually
  • $189.00 - Member
  • $239.00 - Non Member

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Course Developer

There are many different qualities that an effective leader must possess such as integrity, vision and a sense of humor, to name a few. These leadership skills get transformed into one’s own style of leadership and those styles vary from former President Ronald Reagan to Steve Jobs. This program will explore leadership through a different lens by incorporating the principles of improvisational comedy, the power of networking and the diversity of generations in the workplace. In addition, we will discuss how to conquer the fear of public speaking and ways to inspire our creativity.

Designed For

Accountants at all levels of management and for those aspiring leaders.

Benefits

  • Learn about different leadership skills, traits and styles
  • Compare the principles of improvisational comedy to effective leadership
  • Explore networking techniques that are essential for effective leadership
  • Discuss how to conquer the fear of public speaking
  • Discover ways to inspire our creativity

Highlights

  • The various traits that successful leaders’ posses
  • How improvisational comedy, networking, public speaking, generational acceptance and creativity are essential to all those who lead

Course Level

Basic

Prerequisites

None

Advance Preparation

None

Additional Notes

Course materials are distributed electronically. To access the materials visit njcpa.org/MyEvents. Download to your laptop or tablet prior to the seminar, handouts are added as received.
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Peter Margaritis

Peter A. Margaritis, CPA, CGMA, MAc
Business Learning Institute

Peter Margaritis, CPA, is a keynote speaker, communication strategist, and improv virtuoso. Peter is the author of two books, Improv Is No Joke: Using Improvisation to Create Positive Results in Leadership and Life and Taking the Numb Out of Numbers: Explaining and Presenting Financial Information with Confidence and Clarity. Peter works with financial professionals to help adapt their mindset and believes that strong communication skills are the most effective way of delivering technical knowledge and building strong business relationships. The underlying premise in everything Peter does is the power of applied improvisation. He focuses his strategies using two powerful words, YES AND along with the concept of listening to understand. This strategy promotes a better connection with customers and clients leading to higher profits and higher retention of employees. Peter has delivered over 500 keynote speeches and workshops in 38 states in the U.S. and across Canada and the Caribbean. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to family-owned businesses, national, regional & local public accounting firms, and national and state associations. Peter earned is his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky, a Master’s Degree in Accountancy from Case Western Reserve University and he is a licensed, non-practicing, CPA in Ohio. He has worked for companies such as Price Waterhouse, Victoria Secret Catalogue (not as a model), two large banking institutions and has managed restaurants in his day. Don’t be surprised – he is Greek. He was also an assistant professor of accounting and taught in the MBA program at THE Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, OH. Peter is also a blogger, writer, humorist and a podcaster. His podcast, Change Your Mindset can be found on his website, along with iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play. You can visit his website (petermargaritis.com) to watch his videos and read his promotional resources which include a variety of magazine articles, along with his weekly blog.

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