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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.

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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