Candour Communication Podcast

Mark and Divan on why interpersonal communication matters

Episode Summary

Mark and Divan introduce the Candour Communication Podcast. They explain the importance of interpersonal communication and what prompted them to start this podcast.

Episode Notes

Introductory episode  for the Candour Communication Podcast

0:28 - why start a podcast

0:33 - learners not experts

1:05 - ability to influence separated top performers

2:10 - started learning about influence and leadership

2:36 - interpersonal communication is a big part of leadership

3:06 - could read books but wanted to grapple with the concepts in conversations

3:46 - noticed many relationships where people seemed to be talking a different language

6:31 - relationships are so important to our happiness and wellbeing

7:13 - there is so much we don't know about communication but there are resources and experts out there to help us

8:45 - terrified of public speaking since school

10:49 - a different person at home: full on performer

12:21 - a near death experience turned things around

16:12 - how toastmasters helped build confidence

17:15 - still get nervous when presenting

18:16 - it's the human side that gets in the way of communication

19:33 - communication is not an easy fix

19:48 - being authentic vs putting on a show to perform

21:33 - people want the real you

22:33 - it's easier to take rejection when we're in character

23:12 - being someone else is a heavy shield to carry

25:13 - performing to succeed vs being yourself to connect

26:05 - communication is hard because it's about balance

26:44 - how we're hoping to help listeners

28:13 - hoping to improve through continual awareness and practice