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The art of public speaking with authentic and meaningful storytelling can change and even save a life. Learn how to get up on a big stage and share your important message through the lens of award winning director, Tricia Brouk.

She shares her personal experience of being on big stages all over the world and interviews people who talk for a living and gets them to reveal their secrets on how to become a successful public speaker and have lasting legacy.

Tricia has put thousands of speakers onto countless big stages. Guests of The Big Talk have included Stedman Graham, John Lee Dumas, Hap Klopp, Darieth Chisolm and Farnoosh Torabi among others.

Mar 28, 2023

This week, I am being interviewed by my dear friend, mentee, and social media manager, Emma Cullen, as I allow her to ask me anything.


We start our conversation in a very natural place for us — the topic of mentorship. I began mentoring Emma when she was 17 years old. She knew she wanted to be an actor — which she currently is — and her parents brought me in as her coach as she prepared for college auditions.


When we started our mentorship, we met weekly in NYC, and the rest is history! I know you’ll love the questions Emma brings to the table today.


In this episode, we talk about:

  • What it means to mentor someone and what it means to be mentored

  • One of the mantras I live by and how it has helped me get where I am today

  • How I became a high performer and what I do to maintain this — including using tools like a bed of nails, compression masks, an Oura ring, and drinking a gallon of water a day

  • Why I’m okay with being unreasonable and pushy — and why you should be, too

  • How I learned to put my ego aside to serve my audience, my community, and the world

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