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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 17, 2023

I’m so excited for today’s episode because I am talking about an important part of any thought leader’s journey. And that is how to navigate a rejection.


Every speaker eventually has the experience of not being chosen to take a stage. This is normal. And the art of responding to this rejection can be learned.


Recently, I addressed this with the members of The Big Talk Academy. The news of who would be taking the stage for our Virtual Showcase was met with a range of responses. And today’s conversation is a part of the coaching call where we discussed these responses.


In this episode, we’ll explore:

  • Why no one can take your voice from you
  • What goes into a producing a show and why certain speakers are chosen
  • The reason you don’t get feedback from your applications
  • How to respond to organizers and event producers when you are not chosen for a stage and why this matters

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