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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.

Jan 27, 2023

Today, I’m so excited to be sharing with you another talk from my latest Speaker’s Salon Showcase!


Each year, I curate the Speaker Salon in New York City to give speakers an incubator to work on their craft. They take the stage each week and receive live direction on their content, performance, and blocking. This experience culminates in a live, fully produced showcase featuring every Salon member.


These speakers have gone on to become the go-to thought leaders in their fields. They also have become a part of a community of authentic, heart-centered communicators who are having a massive impact. 


This Showcase talk, “From Shattered Dreams to Posttraumatic Growth,” is from the incredible Dr. Shenell Evans. She previously appeared on The Big Talk in Episode 380


Dr. Shenell is a New York City based Licensed Psychologist and Posttraumatic Growth Oracle. She helps clients, often Black and Brown professionals, master the capacities necessary to build resilience and experience posttraumatic growth after trauma. She provides sacred space and evidence-based technologies for their continued evolution.


In her talk, she explores:

  • Her personal story as an ambitious, young Black wife and mother moving from the Deep South to New York City
  • Turning pain into a catalyst for growth
  • Honoring your needs and being compassionately curious with your emotions
  • How posttraumatic growth works alongside fighting for change

More from Dr. Shenell

Her first appearance on The Big Talk podcast in Episode 380





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