E16: Brenden Kumarasamy on Why Passion is Bogus, Pitching a CEO, and Public Speaking Practices That Work

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 turned to competing in case competitions which landed him a consulting role 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. I hope this episode proves you wrong.

Show Notes:

[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.”

Mentions:

The Last Dance (Michael Jordan documentary)

https://www.charitywater.org/

The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers by Alex Banayan

More of Brenden

Instagram: @masteryourtalk

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBYFP4mZLQovr7W6Si6sueA

Follow Justin & The Sandbox:

Website: https://justinpeters.co/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justinleepeters/

YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0yHxQvHpSdx_gJiQJpVCIQ?view_as=subscriber

Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-sandbox-with-justin-peters/id1496701179?fbclid=IwAR26mTFgNRnMCdJjzA4FHTT6MvLKkuqGbx3rWm7J7UBM8ERVIiIV1Baj0IY

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/701hEq4AKxseYuY79xjpSJ

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