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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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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.

Dec 4, 2018

It’s vital to have enthusiasm and passion as a speaker, but your message must ultimately serve others. Today’s guest shares her process of taking the TEDx stage and how she crafted a message that impacted her audience in a big way.

Nov 27, 2018

We often hear that speakers must determine their “why.” Today’s guest will challenge you to dig deeper and explore the story beneath your “why.” He will also share his fascinating journey to the TEDx stage.

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 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.

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.

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