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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.

Oct 8, 2021

Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the powerful talks given by my participants in The Big Talk Academy as a part of our Virtual Showcase. This showcase is the culmination of their hard work as they cross the finish line to becoming certified speakers. 

These episodes give you a peek behind the scenes to witness the amazing Big Talks presented and also give you exclusive access to my live feedback and the direction I give to each speaker immediately following their performances.

This week’s episode features Dr. Sonja Pemberton and her talk, Dispelling the Myth of the Other.

Sonja is a speaker and coach who empowers individuals to uncover their innate gifts and share them with the world! She believes you were born with a fingerprint that no one else has because you were meant to leave an imprint on the world that no one else can.

In her exceptional and important Big Talk, Sonja shares her personal story alongside the research in order to teach us that othering can be eliminated and how we can do it together.

In this talk, she explores:

  • How quickly we form assumptions about the new people we meet
  • The definition of othering
  • Her experience living as the other and her commitment to creating a global movement of people committed to dispelling the myth and limiting beliefs of the other
  • Why we know transformative change is possible

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