Happy Doc Student Podcast

Communicate Like A Rockstar with Brenden Kumarasamy

November 16, 2022 Heather Frederick, PhD Episode 88
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Communicate Like A Rockstar with Brenden Kumarasamy
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Show Notes

As the founder of MasterTalk, Brenden  Kumarasamy coaches individuals to become the top communicators in their field. He also has a popular YouTube channel called MasterTalk, with the goal of providing free access to communication tools for everyone in the world. And today he shares tips that will help you become a rockstar communicator. 


·      The fear of communication comes from a lifetime of mandatory presenting, giving talks on things that don’t interest you, and being in a situation where how you present is punishable!

·      The nature of doctoral research and writing can backfire when it comes to effective communication

·      Adopt a mindset of effort not perfection (just do the little actions without comparing yourself to others)

·      Communication is the medium through which we move through the world; it may be the most important thing you do to increase your impact in the world

·      Communication is like juggling 18 balls – let’s focus on 3 in this episode

o   Random Word Exercise – Take 5 minutes, pick a random word and go for it. This will help you think on your feet and force you to get out of your comfort zone

o   Question Drill – Rather than being reactive, be proactive and take 5 minutes and practice questions that people might ask you about your topic area

o   Make a list of the people you love the most in your life and send them a 20-second video message about why you are grateful for them and the impact they are making in your life (remember, communication is not a chore, it is how you give value to others)w

·      If you shower, you have time to try these tips – they take about as long as a shower 

·      Take the complex and make it simple through effective communication 

“Be insane or be the same.”

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