Improv Is No Joke | Helping Business Leaders Become More Effective Communicators By Embracing the Principles Of Improvisation
About This Show
Welcome to Improv Is No Joke Podcast where it is all about becoming a more effective communicator by embracing the principles of improvisation. I am your host, Peter Margaritis, the self proclaimed Chief Edutainment Officer of my business The Accidental Accountant.
My goal is to provide you with thought-provoking interviews with business leaders so you can become an effective improviser which will lead to building stronger relationships with clients, customers, colleagues and even your family.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 17 - Dan Swartwout: Standup Comedian, Councilman & Attorney
3 days ago
Today I am excited to bring you a great conversation with Dan Swartwout. Dan is a stand-up comedian, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, host of the show cbuzz, a City Council Member, and an all-around great person. Cbuzz is a Columbus’ first business-focused podcast. Dan has been hosting it for a year, and they have formed media partnerships with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, CD 102.5, Rev One Ventures and the Columbus Dispatch. Every month one episode airs on CD 102.5, and Dan recently recorded a show in front of a live studio audience with Matt Scanlon of CoverMyMeds. “The great speaker and the good speaker are both prepared and ready and on top of what it is they're going to do. The great speaker, however, doesn't appear to be over-prepared.” Dan recently gave a speech at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, a warmup of sorts before the meeting. It was 8:30 in the morning, he was wearing a suit, and he had to address over 1000 people. Using the skills he has developed from standup comedy, hosting events, and hosting his show, he was able to perform well and create positive word-of-mouth for his brand. “It was exciting. It was different. It was another chance to kind of stretch my skills a little bit and, you know. The more skills you have to your arsenal, the more things you can do.” I also had the opportunity to do something I don’t normally do, or at least haven’t done in a long time, and that was perform standup comedy. I hired Dan to help me prepare, and it helped immensely. When I went to perform I was much more comfortable. I wasn't going to fall on my face because: I had a coach I worked at it I trusted my skills “If you have a skillset you nee