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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.

Sep 17, 2021

Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the inspiring 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. Shenell Evans and her talk, From Pain to Power: How to Move from Chronically Ill to Intentionally Well.

Dr. Shenell is a New York City based Licensed Psychologist and Resilience Coach. She helps her clients, often Black and Brown professionals, master the capacities necessary to build their resilience and to experience positive by-products after trauma. It's easy for any of us.

In her heartwarming and powerful Big Talk, Dr. Shenell shares her story of moving beyond chronic illness and into a life of ease and grace.

In this talk, she explores:

  • Our innate childhood capacity to dream
  • Her story of moving from the deep south to NYC and what this experience looked like while being chronically ill
  • Learning to treat herself with compassion as she deliberately dove into her thoughts, emotions, and pain
  • How to recover from shattered dreams and experience true joy again

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