We had to restart our inspiring Friday sessions and things perfectly fell in place last Friday! We had Sidhaanth Dharmadeeran, Co-Founder & COO at Warhorse – An Educational Enterprise that trains individuals in public speaking and communication, thereby aiding them to excel in every platform of professional speaking.
Wasting no time at all, Sidhaanth quickly started with ‘Eudaimonia’. We were as clueless as anyone else would be while being thrown at by a random Greek word, but he walked us through all the way.
3 Key Takeaways from Sidhaanth’s Session
1. Your body language speaks the loudest:
While explaining the importance of communication and body language, he threw a question to the crowd ‘ How much percentage of our communication do you think is reliant on what we say?‘ While most of our answers averaged between 30% and 50% he brought about another shocking revelation- research says it is only 7%! Having established that it was crucial to up our body language game, he struck the classic Steve Job’s pose and demonstrated how one could say something completely ridiculous and still look smart.
He quickly drifted from how to control our gestures to training our brain by introducing us to the concept of ‘Neuroplasticity’. So, why is it important to do that while body language is the key to communication? Ever observed a person who is impatiently looking into his watch and tapping his feet while waiting for his daily bus to work? His thoughts directly influence his actions. It is evident that he is impatient with what he’s doing and this applies to most of the things we do on a daily basis. This is only because the person has trained his brain to react to the scenario in such a way. ‘This is reversible!’, he filled us up with hope.
3. Hard work trumps talent!
‘Talent is nothing but the ability to learn things quicker’, he said. He added that we could all be called liars if we said that we couldn’t do something any other person can. He gave us analogies that made perfect sense ‘There’s always a Ronaldo to a Messi’, he quoted. Nature gives certain people an unfair advantage over everyone else, but with the right amount of hard work and dedication, one can always outperform any talented individual!
He used the last few minutes of the session explaining how chemicals in our body- ‘DESO’ as he wrote them, played vital roles on our emotions and personality. He ended it with a story of one of his favourite actors- Will Smith which taught us that success doesn’t happen overnight but with persistence, it is bound to happen.
Sidhaanth’s session was a clear home-run that left people with a huge sense of relief and their confidence boosted.