The Green Apple Podcast: use your passion to increase employee engagement
About This Show
“Recovering CPA” John Garrett talks with professionals who stand out at work by focusing on being different in order to get ahead. Accountants, consultants, lawyers and other professionals are doing some really cool things after they leave the office. We discuss their passions and how talking about it at work impacts their career.
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45: Vinh works his magic for better coworker relationships [podcast]
5 days ago
At the age of 22, Vinh Giang decided not fulfill the Asian prophecy and become an accountant, so he took a slightly different path and pursued a career as a magician. Since then he’s won multiple awards for magic shows, he’s a successful international keynote speaker and runs a video production company in Australia called Luminary. Being a magician, speaker, and a director all have one thing in common – Storytelling. And that’s his greatest passion in life. In this episode, we talk about how everyone in the office first found out he did magic and how bringing that to the office brought a breath of fresh air to an otherwise dull environment. And Vinh discusses how he hated work because he realized his "work self" was different than his "real self", so he was so relieved to be able to bring some of that to work and make it more fun. We also talk about how professionals should be more like performers, having opening and closing jokes or stories that break down the barriers professionalism has built. Vinh Giang is the CEO and Director at Luminary Productions and an International Keynote Speaker, using magic to deliver his message. Prior to that, he worked at a small accounting firm in Adelaide, Australia. He studied accounting at the University of Adelaide, Australia.
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The bravest podcaster known to mankind
Not only did John Garrett leave the accounting profession for a career in comedy, but now he is interviewing accountants in an entertaining podcast! How does he do it???
Date published: 2015-10-08