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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.

Tricia 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.

Sep 3, 2019

When it comes to your platform, it’s easy to feel like the various pieces don’t connect together. Today’s guest shares how she has blended her storytelling, speaking, and leadership into a unique mix, and how you can do the same as well.


Mari Carmen Pizarro is the Founder of Whole Leadership Systems, a boutique consulting firm dedicated to developing high-performing executives and leaders. She has over 25 years of experience in leadership and human performance and is an expert at integrating emotional intelligence with sustained levels of high performance. A seasoned Keynote and TEDx speaker, Mari Carmen captivates audiences all over the world, bridging the multicultural and diversity gaps with her content. She is also the founder of the International Leadership Academy for Women.


We’ll explore:


  • A bit about Mari’s speaking platform.
  • The value of having a great coach.
  • How Mari is connecting the dots between storytelling, speaking, and leadership.
  • The transferrable skills between leadership and speaking.
  • How a talk can give birth to a book, and vice-versa.
  • What Mari learned about herself in the Speakers Who Dare process.
  • How speaking has impacted Mari personally and professionally.
  • Her tips for becoming a more effective speaker.