Guest: Brenden Kumarasamy
Become a Better Public Speaker
I do public speaking for a living. Even if that’s not your career goal you need to be a good public speaker. Whether you’re standing up in front of an audience or one-on-one with an employee or a customer at the heart of each of those interactions are your communication skills.
In this episode, Brenden Kumarasamy joined me for a conversation on how everyone can improve their communication skills. He started by explaining that good communication is like juggling 18 balls at the same time. One of those balls is body language, one is storytelling and another is remembering to smile in the right way and there are lots more balls. So he thinks you need to start with the three easiest balls to juggle because if you can juggle those three you can get results really quickly and build momentum.
One of the skills you need is the ability to think on your feet. He shared a simple exercise where you start with a random word such as light bulb like home like doorknob. Then crate presentations out of thin air for 60 seconds on the topic of the random word.
Why practice this skill? As an entrepreneur you often have no idea what’s going to happen next. On a sales call or at a networking cocktail event you may get lots of random questions and ideas tossed at you. If you are comfortable with random topics it will be much easier to make a positive impression and gain sales and credibility. And, if you can make sense out of nonsense, you can make sense out of anything.
our guest Brenden Kumarasamy
Brenden is the founder of MasterTalk , a YouTube channel started to help the world master the art of public speaking & communication