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Beatbox Brilliance

CommunicationThe purpose of communication is to send a message, make sure the message was heard, and ensure the message was understood. Many people communicate with words, a few prefer sounds, others use body language, some people use music or art, and some cannot or do not communicate at all. This post is about a person who communicates with the sounds he makes. I don’t know if it is possible to watch the following video without smiling or laughing. In other words, two-way communication has taken place — the message was spoken (or in this case sounded), we heard it, and we understood it.


  1. What is the value of communication?
  2. How do you communicate?
  3. How do you know if your message was understood?
  4. How can you increase the effectiveness of your message?
  5. What is the benefit of using multiple forms of communication?

Thanks to Dana R. Seiler who shared the video, Tom Thum who shared his talent with us, TEDx Sydney which hosted the conference where Ton Thum shared his talent, YouTube where I linked to the video, and all the other people who contributed to the picture and video I used in this post.

Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

One Response to “Beatbox Brilliance”

  • Trina Bradlee says:

    Thanks Scott for all of your hard work and postings…I appreciate the information you provide…And I like to let people know when I get help from their information. God Bless and All The Best to you–Trina C. Bradlee

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.