Welcome to episode 22 of The Everyday PM Podcast where I welcome Peter Margaritis, CSP, C.P.A. Peter is an improv virtuoso, consultant, coach, podcaster, and the author of Improv Is No Joke, Taking the Numb Out of Numbers, and his upcoming book, ‘Off Script: Mastering the Art of Business Improvisation.'
Project Managers are improvisors when you really consider what we do for a living. Whether it's adjusting our script on the fly or building on top of new concepts that are introduced as part of our discussions with stakeholders, project managers have the ability to turn on our improv skills. Join Peter Margaritis, CSP, C.P.A. and I discuss improvisation and why this skill is critical to being successful as a project manager. A quick anecdote - Peter and I never met or had a conversation prior to the recording of this podcast, which was an experiment in how well we could improvise a conversation on this very topic. We go through some fun improv exercises that he learned as a professional improvisor and I hope you can takeaway something that can be utilized in your interactions both professionally and personally! I also encourage you to give Peter's podcast, Change Your Mindset a listen!
Did you enjoy this interview with Peter Margaritis? Share your stories on times when you had to lean on your improvisation skills to get the job done. We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
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Worldwide Readiness Program Manager, Apple, Inc.
Program/Project management professional with 10 years of experience in product development, physical retail launches, and health care industries.
Certified Virtual Presenter, Keynote Speaker, Improv Virtuoso, Author, Podcaster, Educator, and Humorist
Peter is a licensed, non-practicing, CPA in Ohio. Peter has worked for companies such as Price Waterhouse, Victoria’s Secret Catalogue (not as a model), and Ohio Dominican University. Peter has earned the highest credential of a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) from the National Speakers Association.