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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.

Apr 25, 2023

This week, I’m breaking down the difference between a rehearsal and a run-through when you’re preparing to take the stage with your big talk.


At the time of recording this episode, I was preparing to speak at an event. And when I’m in the process of prepping my own big talk, I make time for both rehearsals and run-throughs.


Many people don’t understand the difference between these two phases in the preparation processes, and I want to clear that up today. Because not going through both of them is one of the biggest mistakes I see speakers make before they take big stages.


In this episode, we’ll explore:

  • What defines a rehearsal vs. a run-through

  • Why you have to move out of the rehearsal process into the run-through process 

  • How to create your confidence-competence loop

  • My run-through of the talk I gave on International Women's Day

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