30 minutes | Oct 4, 2020

Mark and Divan on why interpersonal communication matters

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

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