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.
Ep. 33 – Greg Kyte: Founder of Comedy CPE
We talk about how learning improvisational skills can be a valuable tool in your continued professional education (CPE) all the time. Today, we’re learning how other comedy skills can help hone different presentation and communication skills for professionals.
Greg Kyte is the Founder of Comedy CPE, a stand-up comedian, a CPA and a cartoonist. In other words: he is a standup comedian, with a niche in accounting.
We go into detail about the ways in which humor helps break down barriers in the workplace to facilitate open and honest communication. We also discuss how putting yourself in uncomfortable situations, and overcoming that discomfort, can improve your performance in every aspect of our lives.
“The humor that I can bring to the job really breaks down barriers, breaks down people’s defenses, and it makes for some real open and honest communication – which, in the long run, really helps me be more effective at what I do.”
As a special treat, Greg shares one of his biggest claims to fame as a standup: opening for Weird Al Yankovic. It was an… interesting experience, to say the least.
- Follow Greg on Twitter: @GregKyte
- Enjoy Greg’s accounting cartoons on Going Concern
- Listen to The THRIVEal Podcast
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