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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.

Jun 16, 2023

Today, I am sharing one of the amazing talks given live at my Speaker Salon Showcase — an event I curate annually in New York City.


This talk, “From the Felt to the Flesh: Lessons from Italy’s Legendary Christmas Witch,” was given by Dina Gregory.


By day, Dina teaches trauma-informed language instruction to children. By night, she is a writer, speaker, puppeteer, and host of the Le Befana’s Table podcast. 


Whether in the classroom, under a table, or on a stage, Dina combines down to earth truth telling with humor and imagination. She inspires people of all ages to reclaim the sacred adventure of life.  


As an Italian American, Dina has fond memories of sitting around the kitchen table sharing stories and singing songs. She felt called not only to preserve a legend from her cultural heritage but to bring forth a new story. This story shows the world that, in spite of our differences, life is sweeter together.


In her talk, she explores:

  • How a one-toothed puppet of Italy’s Christmas witch changed her life

  • What to do when world events make you feel powerless

  • Why every single one of us has a vital role to play

  • The impact storytelling has on our lives

More from Dina

Her first appearance on The Big Talk podcast in Ep. 422

Her podcast, LeBefana’s Table




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