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Public Speaking Best Practices, Passion is Bogus, and Pitching a CEO l E16 Brenden Kumarasamy
Episode 1631st August 2020 • The Struggle is Real: Adulting 101 • Justin Lee Peters
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Today’s guest is Brenden Kumarasamy, a speaking coach and Founder of MasterTalk.

Growing up poor in Montreal, Brenden started seeking a better life for himself and his mom. He competed in case competitions in college which landed him a consulting job at IBM.

After speaking over 400 times, he has now turned his attention to helping others find their public speaking talents. He founded MasterTalk with the goal of being the top YouTube channel focused on public speaking.

In this episode, you’ll hear Brenden’s thoughts on passion, advice on how to pitch a CEO, and how to grow your following. Of course, Brendan also shares a ton of insight on how to become a better public speaker.

This episode is perfect for someone who thinks they’re too young to accomplish something big.


Key Takeaways:

[13:28] Why passion is bogus and what you can do to find your calling

[19:02] How to pitch a C-level executive by showing not telling

[26:49] How Brenden gained MasterTalk’s first 1,000 subscribers

[31:09] Structuring your speech with a key idea

[36:50] Where the fear of public speaking comes from


Favorite Quotes:

[11:40] “The reason had nothing to do with being a motivational speaker or being a YouTuber. I just wanted to be the best in the program.”

[13:48] “What does the world need you to do the most now and why?”

[16:59] “If you don’t have a vision for the world, steal someone else’s.”

[26:13] “What would you do if you met him tomorrow?”

[35:07] “There is no such thing as boring topics, just boring people.”

[51:18] “Be insane or be the same.”



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