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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Apr 5, 2018

Each TEDx event is unique to its community. On this episode, our guest shares her perspective on organizing TEDxTUM, which takes place in a university setting in Germany. Dora's experience and practical approach to involving the community will help you be more successful in your speaking and organizing as well.


Apr 3, 2018

Alex Opiel has see consistent growth in the TEDxBuffalo event over the last eight years. On this episode, she shares her passion for TEDx, how the event is organized, and why speakers must be in love with their idea.


Mar 29, 2018

On this introductory episode of Season 8, we take a behind-the-scenes look into the history of TED and how a TEDx event is produced. We also reveal the ten most popular TEDx talks and why each is so powerful.



Mar 27, 2018

What does an audience truly want? Do they come just for information or to hear a speaker read from notes or slides? Today’s guest offers a powerful reminder that an audience wants you to interpret your personal journey. By stepping into the shoes of the audience and understanding what moves them, you can create a voice that makes people want to listen.

Mar 22, 2018

There are many methods speakers use to communicate their message. Today’s guest shares how she uses the concept of channeling your message in order to impact an audience. You’ll learn practical tips for preparation along with many other insights into becoming a more effective speaker.

Mar 20, 2018

You have prepared a message, possibly traveled, and have something important to share. Yet the message is not about you. Today’s guest shares why you are there to serve the event and deliver a memorable experience. He reveals lots of tips for serving the event by preparing, knowing your audience, and much more.

Mar 15, 2018

It’s easy to view speaking as a one-sided monologue. But today’s guest will help you see that speaking is actually a conversation, and what that means. She also describes her fascinating background in teaching and how that impacts her approach to speaking.

Mar 13, 2018

As a speaker, you must bring an authority and command to the stage. But how do you do that? Our guest today will show you that it’s not about seizing command—it’s getting clear on your message, being your authentic self, and nurturing your voice. She shares practical strategies and insights to help you be more effective in your personal life as well as on the stage.


Mar 8, 2018

You must be constantly improving if you want to continue impacting audiences. Today’s guest reveals how he used a negative experience as a catalyst for taking his speaking to a new level. You’ll also learn tips for preparing, rehearsing, and much more.

Mar 6, 2018

What is the secret to being a memorable speaker? While there is no single answer, today’s guest shares great advice for standing out and making a lasting impression on your audience. 

Mar 1, 2018

What is your speaking really about? Is it about your, or about the audience? Our guest today shows why your speaking is all about your audience and solving problems for them. She offers a powerful reminder that you are there to give, not to take. 

Feb 27, 2018

There are many pathways to becoming a professional speaker. Today’s guest shares why you should invent your own path and reveals lots of practical tips to boost your speaking career and stand out from the crowd. 

Feb 22, 2018

Our guest today is here to remind you of one truth: you are awesome! She delivers practical tips to help you own your awesome on the stage by having fun, visualizing your success, and lots of other actionable advice. 

Feb 20, 2018

Many speakers understand the power of stories, but what is the goal of storytelling? Our guest today believes it’s all about transformation and giving the audience an experience. In this interview, you’ll learn practical ways to organize and select your stories, as well as other incredible tips to engage your audience. 

Feb 15, 2018

What is the best way to connect with your audience? Our guest today shares an unconventional answer: becoming vulnerable with your audience helps you connect in a powerful way. She also offers tips to help you become more vulnerable and effective in your speaking. 


Feb 13, 2018

Do you want to take your speaking to the next level? Our guest today shares how he does this by engaging multiple senses and using the power of music and film. You’ll come away with ideas and inspiration to make your own talks more effective and create a unique experience for your audience. 

Feb 8, 2018

When you are speaking, it’s easy to be distracted by various concerns and not be truly present with your audience. Today’s guest reminds us that we need to own our moments, be present with the audience, and be in the room with who is in the room. 

Feb 6, 2018

Do you speak because you have authority, or do you speak in order to gain authority? Today’s guest reflects on what it means to develop authority as well as practical ways to go about it. 

Feb 1, 2018

As a speaker, your ego sometimes stands front and center and creates chatter that makes it harder to be effective. Today’s speaker shares practical guidance for getting your ego out of the way by surrendering, becoming more authentic, and forgiving yourself. 

Jan 30, 2018

As a speaker, it’s not enough to have great content. You must also be prepared to deliver that content in a compelling way each and every time. Today’s guest shares practical strategies for preparing for a talk so you can deliver an exceptional experience for your audience. 

Jan 25, 2018

It is easy to plow through a talk that you have delivered before. But is that what will serve the audience best? Today’s guest will help you understand why every talk must be relevant to the specific audience. She also shares lots of practical tips for putting your audience first and connecting with them. 

Jan 23, 2018

You may deliver the same talk numerous times, but no two audiences are the same. Today’s guest will help you grasp the importance of understanding your audience and what they need. She also shares practical ways to engage with your audience and receive feedback to make your talk even better. 

Jan 18, 2018

What does an audience truly want from a talk? It’s not just about information—they crave an experience. Today’s guest reveals why it’s vital to connect with your audience instead of phoning it in, and practical ways to create a great experience for them. 

Jan 16, 2018

The best way to serve your audience is to prepare thoroughly for your talk. We know that preparation is important, but what does it specifically mean? Our guest today breaks down her preparation process and shares lots of practical tips that will help you better connect with your audience. 

Jan 11, 2018

When we think about sharing our story with an audience, it’s tempting to focus on the “successful” parts. But today’s guest helps us see that sharing our whole selves, and our whole story, is the best way to impact an audience. 

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