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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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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.

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.

Jul 26, 2018

What do jazz music and business have in common? Innovation. Today’s guest shares her process for helping clients develop the skills to innovate in their field, whether it’s art, business, or music. You’ll be inspired to take your own speaking and work to a new level of creativity and excellence. 

Jul 17, 2018

Every speaker wants their audience to open up and be vulnerable. But you have to first set the stage. Today’s guest speaks to the importance of letting your guard down and sharing your story so the audience can follow. The result is greater impact and the opportunity to help your them in a deeper way.

Jul 12, 2018

What is the best way to lead and influence an audience? Today’s guest reminds us that the best way to impact others is to put ourselves in the background and focus on them. By supporting people in a non-judgmental way and listening to them, we can make a huge impact on their lives.

Jul 12, 2018

Today’s guest speaks to a youth audience but she takes an unusual approach to connect with them. Instead of just giving advice, she listens intently and pays attention to what they say through art, music, and social media. You’ll learn to apply this powerful strategy so you can also better connect with your audience.

Jul 5, 2018

One of the key aspects of becoming an effective speaker is learning about your audience. Today’s guest delivers actionable steps to help uncover an audience’s most important needs, as well as what to do at the end of your presentation.

Jun 26, 2018

Every audience is different, and an effective speaker cannot blindly approach every audience the same way. Today’s guest shares her secrets for learning about her audience and crafting an experience that they will respond to.

Jun 19, 2018

You cannot serve and connect with your audience without first knowing them. Today’s guest shares practical, actionable strategies for uncovering information about your audience that will help you motivate, inspire, and encourage them.

Jun 14, 2018

Not every speaker is a great fit for every audience. It takes a special communicator to stay within his or her lane and realize when they are not a good fit for a particular tribe. Today’s guest will help you play your position, stick with your strengths, and make an impact by serving your audience in a way that reaches them best.

Jun 12, 2018

Speaking is not a one-way street where information flows from you to the audience. Today’s guest shows you how asking for feedback from your audience—whether it’s a podcast, live, or other type of audience—helps you connect and serve them better.

May 22, 2018

The phrase “It’s not about you” perhaps applies most of all to a TEDx organizer. Today’s guest shares how she puts the focus on others and helps people get out of their own way … not only in life, but also in her work with TEDx.

May 17, 2018

No matter what your background, you can use skills from any field to help you plan and organize a TEDx event. This is especially true of today’s guest, who brings a wealth of experience in producing and event planning. She will inspire you with her pursuit of excellence and desire to serve and empower women through her work with TEDxStLouis

May 15, 2018

All TEDx events share common elements: speakers, an audience, event organizers, and more. But each event is also an experience that is unique to its own time and place. Today’s guest shares how she has taken unique aspects of her local community and integrated them into her TEDx event for greater impact.

May 10, 2018

Today’s guest brings a unique perspective as a TEDx organizer who operates in an “east meets west” cultural setting. Shelly Govila shares how she has been a key part of organizing the TEDxWanChai event in Hong Kong and how it has opened up so many possibilities in her life.

May 8, 2018

Many people who view a TED talk realize that preparation is an important part of the process. Today’s guest helps us see that when you combine serious preparation with an irresistible idea, the result can be magic.

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