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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 14, 2023

This episode was inspired by a question my dear friend, mentee, and social media manager, Emma Cullen, recently asked. She said, “You often say no to things in order to free up more time for your clients, your family, your community, and your friends. But how do you say no?”


I loved this question, and I am excited to share my answer with you today! Because when it comes to responding to a request, “no” is a complete sentence. And I am not only talking about when you apply to speak.


In this episode, we’ll explore:

  • Why, as a visionary, speaker, and leader, you have to get really comfortable with saying no

  • The baggage many people have with saying no

  • Examples of how to say no to the things you’re being asked to do

  • How to show gratitude when saying no to someone

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