Peter Margaritis, CPA, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), is the Director of the School of Accounting Communication Center and Instructor of Professional Practice at Oklahoma State University.
Before this opportunity, Peter, aka “The Accidental Accountant®️, authored three books –
Improv Is No Joke, Taking The Numb Out of Numbers, and his recent book Off Script: Mastering the Art of Business Improv. Also, he is a professional speaker, podcaster, coach, and fractional CFO. One of Peter’s missions is to have business leaders remember that we are in the people business first, and improv leadership strengthens that critical relationship because we have no business without people.
Peter has a BBA from the University of Kentucky and a Master’s Degree in Accountancy from Case Western Reserve University. Peter is a licensed, non-practicing CPA in Ohio. Peter has worked for Price Waterhouse, Ohio Dominican University, and Victoria’s Secret Catalogue (not as a model), to name a few.
“Thanks to our North Americas ongoing learning journey, we organized a ‘Financial Story Telling’ Seminar (by Business Learning Institute). It is not only an evergreen topic, but the presenter was magical as well. The topic was very empowering to hone the skill on ‘How to become a better business partner’. The course explained, that it is not just the data or information nor even glossy PPT, what makes the difference is how well we can convey our ‘story’. Striking point was, to be become a best story teller, you should know your subject matter inside out and then you do not need big jargon. Living among intelligent business community, the benefit of this seminar is immensely applied on everyday basis. Audience loves and appreciates this creative format and to me, the job becomes easy and enjoyable.”
-Financial Storytelling Attendee