Brenden Kumarasamy, How to Master the Art of Public Speaking – InnovaBuzz 373
Brenden Kumarasamy, MasterTalk
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Brenden Kumarasamy, the founder of MasterTalk, a YouTube channel he started to help the world master the art of public speaking and communication. He coaches purpose-driven entrepreneurs on how to master their message and share their ideas with the world.
In our discussion, Brenden talked to me about:
- Why you need to have one specific presentation topic and rehearse/practice that at least 300 times
- Why a good presentation is like a jigsaw puzzle
- How asking powerful questions can give you deep insights about others, and most importantly, about yourself
Listen to the podcast to find out more.
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Show Notes from this episode with Brenden Kumarasamy of MasterTalk
Key points and takeaways from this episode include:
- A case competition is where you solve a problem for that business and present that, and the person who has the best solution wins.
- The fear of public speaking is not our fault. The reason we are scared of public speaking is that most of the presentations we give in our lives are mandatory.
- The way to overcome the fear of public speaking is by understanding that the fear will always be there.
- Never let fear get in the way of your presentation because the message is more important than fear.
- Pick one topic that you know that you are going to present for a long time.
- Practicing your introduction at least 50 times as well as your conclusion will change your entire communication ability.
- Your overarching theme does not change even if your topics change.
- You can master communication.
- All experts could simmer down their ideas into one sentence regardless of how long or complex their ideas are.
- As a presentation gets longer, the ideas get more complicated, but the structure should remain the same if you want people to remember what you are saying.
- Picture the perfect audience. Speak to one person that you do know, and understand why your presentation matters.
- Put a picture of somebody or something that you love next to your camera so that you are always looking at it.
- Understand that your audience always has positive intentions.
- The perception of your audience changes very rapidly especially if you are very clear on the ideas that you want to show to people.
- Present it so many times that you are so confident it won’t fail. Confidence comes from the understanding that you can ace one presentation, and then apply the skills that you get from that presentation to every conversation that you have and every presentation that you give.
- Be so good at communicating that one singular idea.
- Ideas evolve. Fall in love with the process and see your audience getting their mind blown.
- The breakthrough is only half the battle. Just because you have a stellar idea, doesn’t mean you win. Just because you have the execution, doesn’t mean you win. It just means you’re halfway there and the other half is communicating it to the world. You need to promote, communicate, and scale your ideas in the same detailed approach that you used to create those ideas in the first place.
- Communication has very little to do with JUST public speaking. Communication is everything.
The Buzz – Our Innovation Round
Here are Brenden’s answers to the questions of our innovation round. Listen to the conversation to get the full scoop.
- #1 thing to be more innovative – Ask yourself 1 hard question every day. The quality of your life is solely determined by the quality of the questions you ask yourself. All great insights stem from controversial secrets that very few people believe. Think about the one truth that you believe in that most people think is not true.
- Best thing for new ideas – Be insane or be the same. Make a list of all the weird things that you do and communicate that.
- Favourite tool for innovation – Thirst by Scott Harrison
- Keep project/client on track – Always remind them why they started.
- Differentiate – Your unique gift is the sum of all the qualities that you have that an average human being would find insane.
To Be a Leader
Ask yourself hard questions about life. Not only will it make you more innovative, but it will also make you a completely different human being.
Brenden suggested we have a conversation with Scott Harrison, author of Thirst. So Scott, keep an eye on your inbox for an invitation from us to the InnovaBuzz podcast, courtesy of Brenden Kumarasamy.
Cool Things About Brenden
- He has sold 100+ copies of consumer pre-orders for Scott Harrison’s Thirst as part of the book launch team.
- He speaks English, French, and Tamil.
- He has competed in 40+ case competitions across Canada.