The Dirt
The Dirt
Oct 4, 2022
29. How to Become a Top 1% Communicator, with Brenden Kumarasamy
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Brenden Kumarasamy, founder and CEO of MasterTalk, joins Jim Barnish on this episode to discuss how you can become a master communicator. He breaks down key areas of communication into actionable steps and why they are invaluable to you as a founder. These include leveraging your strengths (e.g. introverts are generally better at communication because they listen more and talk less), how to be bulletproof in answering questions about your business, and the necessity of online, remote communication.

Brenden offers a few simple practices to do daily that will make you a top 1% communicator, including: 

  1. Random word exercises where you learn to make sense out of nonsense, for example: Make a story out of “tissue box.” It will help you think on your feet. 
  2. Answer one question per day about your company (e.g. Why is your price high, how are you different from competitors, etc.) to become an expert in your space. After a year, you’ll have answered 365 questions. 
  3. Master the framework for improving your business meetings.

Key Takeaways

  • Cultivate daily habits to improve your communication. See above…
  • Improve your meetings by answering Brenden’s 3-question framework:
  1. Determine the goal of the meeting - not all meetings are necessary. 
  2. What is YOUR contribution to the meeting? The meeting itself may be needed, but are YOU needed there?
  3. How does your contribution INSPIRE and ADD VALUE? Take your meetings seriously.
  • Your growth as a company correlates to your growth as a person. Keep working on yourself and show your team how to continue reaching higher.


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Brenden Kumarasamy is the founder of MasterTalk, he coaches ambitious executives & entrepreneurs to become top 1% communicators in their industry. He also has a popular YouTube channel called MasterTalk, with the goal of providing free access to communication tools for everyone in the world.

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