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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.

Dec 28, 2021

This week, I’m so excited to be sharing a different kind of episode with you here on The Big Talk. 


Today, you’ll be hearing the best of my Journey to the Stage episodes from Season 5, when I took three speakers on the journey of identifying, crafting, and delivering their big talks.


We’ll explore everything from brainstorming and qualifying ideas to openings and closings to actual feedback from me on their big talk delivery.


I know you’re going to gain so much from listening in on the journey of these speakers, and if you’re interested in going even deeper into the process, you will be able to find each episode from this series linked in the show notes. 


In this episode, we’ll explore:

  • Why every idea is a good idea
  • The difference between an idea and an issue
  • How to qualify your ideas and choose one for your big talk
  • Developing a blueprint for your talk
  • Why the process of creating your big talk is adjustable for you

More from Cheryl, Suzie, and James

James’s previous appearances on The Big Talk podcast in Episode 87, 88, 89, 90 & 91

Cheryl’s previous appearances on The Big Talk podcast in Episode 92, 94, 95, 96, & 97 

Suzie’s previous appearances on The Big Talk podcast in Episode 98, 99, 100, 101, & 102

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Download my FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking 

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