Improv Is No Joke Podcast for CPE

Listen, Learn & Earn

The Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA), Business Learning Institute (BLI) and Peter A. Margaritis, LLC  are excited to bring a new learning opportunity for accounting professionals to earn CPE credits.

Earn .5 or 1 CPE credit for each completed podcast course purchased for $29 through MACPA/BLI.

Register with MACPA/BLI, listen to one of my featured Improv Is No Joke podcasts, then take a review and exam. It’s easy to do:

  • Click here to go to the MACPA/BLI self study website
  • Create an account or login
  • Click on the Courses and Catalogs tab
  • Click on Catalog: Podcasts by Peter Margaritis (Improv Is No Joke)
  • Select a podcast episode to review detailed Learning Objectives
  • Enroll and purchase the podcast episode – please use a laptop or desktop to complete this step
  • Listen, learn and earn on any device

After you listen to the podcast episode, you will have access to the review and final exam. Complete the exam and receive your Certificate of Completion.

Our courses are mobile friendly. Open your browser on your smartphone, tablet or computer.  Go to your MACPA/BLI self-study page and listen to an episode, take the review and final exam. It’s that easy! While all selected Improv Is No Joke podcasts are available on my website, only those purchased through MACPA/BLI are eligible for CPE credit.

Courses Now Available

 


Podcast Episode 1: Clarke Price: Former CEO of the Ohio Society of CPAs

Title: Leadership and Not-For-Profits

Quote: “Great leaders have the ability to explain that their path is the right thing to do.”

CPE credit:  1 credit

Course description: Clarke Price discusses that in the not-for-profit world, leadership can be quite different than in the corporate world. Great leaders spend a lot of time building a consensus and support among the organization for the direction they want the organization to take. It’s not enough to just have a vision and say, “This is where we’re going.” Great leaders have the ability to explain that their path is the right thing to do.

Go here to earn the CPE credit.

 


Podcast Episode 2: Mike Sciortino: Founder & CEO of Gratitude Marketing

Title: Gratitude Marketing

Quote: “I’m about building long-term relationships and you do that by being concerned more with what the customer or client wants than what your agenda might be.”

CPE credit:  .5 credit

Course description: Mike Sciortino discusses how it’s hard to find a professional service business that hasn’t implemented Gratitude Marketing in one form or another. While traditional marketing speaks at people, Gratitude Marketing engages and connects with people. Gratitude Marketing will help you connect on a deeper and more meaningful level with your clients. If you want the heart to prompt the mind, a warm, caring attitude is vital!

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Podcast Episode 3: Tom Hood: CEO, Maryland Association of CPAs & Business Learning Institute

Title: Forward Thinking

Quote: “We’re going to need new skills and need them faster probably than we think, and we’re going to need to focus on things that computers can’t do.”

CPE credit: .5 credit

Course Description: Our discussion centers around the 2016 AICPA Spring Council Meeting, with the big takeaway being the sense that people are beginning to understand the impact of the exponential pace of technology and the need to anticipate the new financial world we’re facing.

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Podcast Episode 4: Ed Mendlowitz, CPA & Partner, Withum Smith & Brown

Title: Building Client Relationships

Quote: “The old idea of ‘if we train them they’ll leave’ needs to take a back seat to the more critical message of ‘what if we don’t train them and they stay?’”

CPE credit: .5 credit

Course description: Edward Mendlowitz is a partner in the accounting firm of WithumSmith + Brown and we discuss a variety of tips and techniques on building client relationships. In addition, we discuss ways to increase retention of your people.

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Podcast Episode 5: Karl Ahlrichs, Senior Consultant, Gregory & Appel Insurance

Title: The Next Gen WiFi

Quote: “Referrals determine if you’re doing a good job or not.””

CPE credit: 1 credit

Course description: Karl Alirichs is a human captalist consultant and a far-thinking and future planning individual. In this podcast he discusses some of the storms he sees coming on the horizon, particularly where HR and the next generations of employees meet. Even though our current economy is far greater now that it’s been in a while, Karl see quite a few potential problems on the horizon that we need to be better prepared to tackle.

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