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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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Nov 13, 2018

Speaking from a stage can represent power, authority, and leadership. Today’s guest shares a powerful reminder that love is also vital part of the speaker’s equation for connecting with an audience and spreading great ideas.

Nov 6, 2018

One of the hallmarks of an effective TEDx talk is connecting with an audience and spreading your ideas. But if you are not careful, you can overwhelm your audience with unnecessary details related to your topic. Today’s guest shares her experience as a TEDx speaker and how she broke down the ideas of a complex topic.

Oct 30, 2018

There are many benefits to becoming a TEDx speaker: spreading ideas, connecting with an audience, taking your skills to another level, and many others. Today’s guest shares how he was impacted by an unexpected benefit: connecting with his co-speakers.

Oct 23, 2018

TEDx speakers not only use words to connect with an audience. They also use other art forms such as music. Today’s guest shares how she uses music to build bridges between people, as well as the role music played in her recent TEDx talk.

Oct 16, 2018

As a speaker, how do you balance the need to rehearse your talk while also leaving room for flow? Today’s guest shares his experience as a TEDx speaker and delivers valuable insights about going with the flow while also staying prepared.

Oct 9, 2018

The end result of speaking to an audience is to bring about change. Today’s guest shares amazing insights that will help make your talk more actionable by making it relevant, simple, and inspiring.

Oct 4, 2018

Nothing is more important in the speaking process than knowing your audience. Today’s guest reveals her process for learning about her audience through a variety of strategies—all the way from initial research up to the second you walk on stage. You’ll come away with useful tips for speaking, sales, and business strategy.

Oct 2, 2018

What is the best way to identify your audience and get clear on whom you’re speaking to? Today’s guest talks about this process, which began by looking within herself and then getting feedback from others. Her process and strategies will help you get clear on your audience as well.

Sep 27, 2018

Today’s guest reminds us that our role as speakers and communicators it not just to convey information. It’s to help people grow and transform their lives. She shares how she has helped people pursue personal growth, make deeper connections, and move them to action.

Sep 25, 2018

What is the source of your content? Our guest today shows you how to develop an ideal audience member and let them show you the way. By listening to their problems and pain points, you will be able to create solutions for them.

Sep 20, 2018

What is the secret to persuading an audience? There are many ways to help change people’s minds and move them to action, but today’s guest points to a different way. She reveals how she persuades and inspires an audience through love, service, and discovering what the audience wants to learn.

Sep 18, 2018

Whose agenda should drive what you do as a speaker? Today’s guest shares her process for helping her audience uncover their “soul story.” Her strategy of getting personal and vulnerable with her listeners, and focusing on their pain and problems, is a strategy you can use with your audience as well.

Sep 13, 2018

Every great speaker knows that it’s all about the audience. Today’s guest reveals that a key part of connecting to the audience is simplifying the message and removing jargon and language they may not understand. She also shares why improv training has helped become a better speaker.

Sep 11, 2018

In order to have the biggest impact possible, we must tailor our message to the audience. Today’s guest shares her process for learning about her audience, including key questions she asks about those who are listening.

Sep 6, 2018

What is the best way to connect with an audience? Today’s guest will remind you why it’s vital to learn and speak the language of the audience in order to make a connection. He also shares why he works hard to entertain and engage his audience, all to provide amazing value to those who are listening.

Sep 4, 2018

How does a speaker reach that sweet spot between giving the audience too much and not giving them enough? Today’s guest reminds us that while our objective doesn’t change, our action must change depending on the situation and the audience. She will encourage you to find the sweet spot by understanding your audience and knowing what they need … and always leave them wanting more.

Aug 30, 2018

As a speaker, you know that social media, newsletters, books, and other content can make a big impact on your audience. But today’s guest reminds us that personally connecting with people remains a powerful way to understand your audience and impact their lives. You’ll also hear her fascinating story of how standup comedy unexpectedly led to a speaking career.

Aug 28, 2018

When you are a preparing a talk, how do you learn about your audience? Today’s guest shares several key questions she uses to help her discover her audience’s needs and interests. These questions and strategies will help you become a more effective speaker as well.

Aug 23, 2018

Speaking is more than just transmitting information to an audience. In order for the audience to receive your message and act on it, they must also trust you. Today’s guest shares how she builds trust with her various audiences in the dental field, and how this enhances her communication with them.

Aug 21, 2018

Every speaker knows the power of storytelling, but today’s guest has a different take on this age-old topic. He will show you the power of “storylistening” to learn about the audience and help them think like innovators.

Aug 16, 2018

Creating and preparing messages is a key part of the communication process. But what is the end result of all that effort? Today’s guest offers a powerful reminder that what we are really seeking is to inspire the audience to action. She shares strategies and tips that will help you move your audience as well.

Aug 14, 2018

What are the most powerful ways to get your audience to take action? Today’s guest shares his strategy of daring and provoking the audience to be better than they are. You’ll also learn how he uses storytelling, humor, metaphor, and other means to help his audience transform their lives.

Aug 9, 2018

What is the value we are bringing to the audience? Today’s guest reveals that it’s not about information, but transformation. She shares practical tips for helping the audience experience transformation, as well as key lessons she has learned as a successful speaker.

Aug 7, 2018

As speakers, we want to help our audience change and live the fullest life possible. Today’s guest shares how she guides her audience toward change by pointing them toward hope. You’ll also be inspired to help your audience be open to how much is possible in their lives.

Aug 2, 2018

What does it take to be a successful speaker? Preparation? Appearance? Experience? Today’s guest reveals the single most important key to giving a successful talk, and it surprisingly does not begin with the speaker.

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