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The Big Talk with Tricia Brouk

Learn how to get up on a big stage and talk about something important, through the lens of award winning director, and the executive producer of TEDxLincolnSquare, Tricia Brouk. She interviews people who talk for a living and gets them to reveal their secrets on how to become a successful public speaker. Past guests have included Lolly Daskal, Dorie Clark, Bob Burg, Mark Sanborn, Petra Kolber, Jason Van Orden and Scott McKain.
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May 28, 2019

You have honed and crafted your message, and you’re ready to share it with audiences. But how do you actually get booked as a speaker? Today’s guest shares loads of tips you can start putting into practice right away to start booking more speaking opportunities.

May 21, 2019

A key part of having a successful speaking business is targeting your ideal client with your message. In other words: Who needs to hear your message? Today’s guest will help you think strategically and hone in on your ideal client when crafting and pitching your talks. In addition, she shares many actionable tips for developing an effective speaking business.

May 14, 2019

People make the transition to public speaking in many ways. Today’s guest was a community college professor and used her teaching skills to add value to others through speaking. You’ll learn a variety of lessons on the business of speaking as she shares her story.

May 7, 2019

What is the end result of your speaking? Of course, making a living is very high on the list. Yet at the end of the day, our speaking is not only about us. It’s ultimately about empowering others and changing lives. Today’s guest will equip you to find your unique voice boldly empower your audience to take action.

Apr 30, 2019

The biggest opportunity you have today is leadership. But leadership doesn’t come from a position or title—it comes first from your identity. Today’s guest shares a process you can use to maximize your potential and become more focused and effective leader. 

Apr 29, 2019

There are many different models of public speaking: consulting, training, keynotes, workshops, and others. Today’s guest cuts through the clutter with a reminder to focus on the kind of speaking you do best. In addition, he offers lots of practical tips for improving your business and solving your clients’ problems through speaking.

Apr 23, 2019

The business side of speaking is not nearly as exciting as being on stage. However, it’s vital to have clear business systems in place if you are a self-employed speaker. Today’s guest shares how she determines (and increases) her fees, strategies for making connections that can pay off later, and advice for dealing with taxes and other business issues.

Apr 16, 2019

Speaking success doesn’t come automatically. You may be known in your field, but you must start at the beginning when building a speaking career. Today’s guest shares her story of making the investment in herself and building her speaking career over a number of years.

Apr 9, 2019

One of the most powerful questions you can ask yourself as a speaker is, “Who am I?” When you truly know and own your unique identity and perspective, you can powerfully impact an audience. Today’s guest shares her story, as well as practical strategies, for building your speaking business out of your true and vulnerable self.

Apr 2, 2019

How are you compensated as a speaker? It’s not just about receiving money—it’s also about receiving experience, making connections, and getting referrals. Today’s guest shares her journey to the stage, and why you should say “yes” to the opportunities in front of you to begin, or build, your speaking career.

Mar 26, 2019

Speaking is just like any other communication in business: you must be clear, compelling, and convincing. Today’s guest shares practical tips for accomplishing all three C’s, and why each is vital to building your business.

Mar 19, 2019

How do you develop the confidence to build a speaking career? Today’s guest, who transitioned from a successful career on Wall Street, shares why it’s vital to lean into your own story, be vulnerable, and go deeper to make a bigger impact.

Mar 12, 2019

What is standing between you and the speaking success you’d like to have? Today’s guest helps you see that the obstacle is not “out there”—it’s “in here.” She shares the importance of shifting your mindset so you can grab the mic and begin making growing your audience and business.

Mar 5, 2019

The best way to make an impact on your audience and form a genuine connection is to be yourself. Today’s guest shares the secrets to building these powerful connections and staying relevant to your audience.

Feb 26, 2019

Speakers normally think of compensation in terms of money. Today’s guest shares how he has used the opportunity to be “paid” many different ways to grow his business and impact more lives.

Feb 19, 2019

Your message is not for everyone. While that goes against the conventional wisdom of seeking as wide an audience as possible, you will thrive as a speaker when you get specific about your message. Today’s guest shares her story of nailing down her niche and how it has impacted her speaking business.

Feb 12, 2019

The vast majority of speakers only focus on the altruistic side of speaking. While an attitude of service is vital, it’s also important to grow your business and be paid what you are worth. Today’s guest shares practical tips to help you value yourself as a speaker so you can impact even more lives.

Feb 5, 2019

It’s easy to think of speaking as one-way communication. But great communication begins by listening first. Today’s guest gives you practical strategies for discovering what your client needs, crafting a talk that impacts the audience, and growing your speaking business.

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