TED Talks draw millions of viewers all over the world. It’s no wonder rigorous preparation is done by the speakers. Preparing for a speech requires more than just words but a presence that touches people’s minds and hearts. Tricia Brouk, an international award-winning director and the Executive Producer of Speakers Who Dare, produce videos and prepare speakers for TED Talks or TEDx. She shares some tips on how you can captivate your audience and achieve your goal of getting your message across. Join host Dr. Diane Hamilton and Tricia Brouk as they get more into directing and producing methods as well as their thoughts on delivering impactful speeches.
Do you feel like you’re meant to excel in more than one field or industry? Do you wish you could figure out how to go after everything you’re passionate about, while still remaining authentic? What if you didn’t have to choose just one thing to pursue professionally?
If those questions speak to you, you’re going to love today’s podcast guest, Tricia Brouk. Tricia is the definition of someone who ‘does it all,’ and she’s done it super successfully. Her resume includes “award winning director,” “professional writer,” “television show choreographer,” “TEDx producer,” “sought-after speaker,” “podcast host” and much, much more.
In addition to the incredible accomplishments mentioned above, Tricia also finds time to coach, mentor and motivate people looking to become professional speakers. More specifically, she helps her students identify and craft big talks, and strategize their speaking careers for success.
I loved getting to chat with Tricia about how she got started (you’ll want to hear why she originally moved from Missouri to NYC!), and how she learned she was a natural at leading and training people. Her story is an amazing reminder that we don’t have to be forced into just one, limiting ‘box’ when it comes to our careers, and that you can truly do it all if you put in the right amount of energy and commitment.
If your dream is to stand in front of huge crowds one day at important events, Tricia is your girl. Tricia’s work has been praised by leading industry professionals, including Farnoosh Torabi, a financial columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine and creator of “So Money” podcast, who says “Tricia is where public speaking and business meet!” and that she is “an absolute MASTER at public speaking.”
If you’re looking to learn how to inspire and encourage others through your words and land the speaking events of your dreams, you won’t want to miss what Tricia has to say.
As kids, we hear the word “No” constantly from other people. But when we become adults, it’s easy to get into the habit of “No” to ourselves. Why is that? It’s because we’re often afraid or stuck in a rut.
I’m thrilled to have a guest today who will help you stop saying “No” to all life has to offer, and instead begin saying YES to the possibilities.She is an award-winning director, including being awarded Top Director of 2019 by the International Association of International Professionals, Best Comedy from the Vancouver WebFest for Directing Sublets, and A Golden Thumb Award from Roger Ebert for her work on John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes. In addition, Tricia has also won six awards, including Best Documentary Short from the Olympus Film Festival, for her short documentary Right Livelihood: A Journey to Here, which now qualifies for an Academy Award!Her work has been featured on shows such as Black Box for ABC, The Affair for Showtime, and Rescue Me on FOX. She has worked with Kate Winslet, Susan Sarandon, Eddie Izzard, Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, and the late James Gandolfini.Tricia is committed to producing and directing stories that inspire, entertain, uplift, and foster an exchange of ideas. As the Executive Producer of Speakers Who Dare, and former Executive Producer of TEDxLincolnSquare, she curates the top speakers in the country, and her production company, The Big Talk Productions, shoots documentary shorts on the thought leaders making an impact on our world.I first got to know Tricia through our mutual friend Bob Burg, and I’ve been writing show notes for her excellent podcast, The Big Talk, which is the best public speaking podcast out there (if I do say so myself).
In our conversation, we touch on a variety of topics, including Tricia’s journey through dance and theater to public speaking, how to deal with failure, the importance of mindset and confidence, first steps to take in becoming a public speaker, and much more.
Tricia Brouk’s passion for storytelling has shaped her work in film, television, and theater for over two decades.
She is an award-winning director to include: Top Director of 2019 by the International Association of International Professionals, Award of Merit by The IndieFest for her short documentary Right Livelihood: A Journey to Here, Best Comedy from the Vancouver WebFest for Directing Sublets, and A Golden Thumb Award from Roger Ebert for her work on John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes.
Her work has been featured on Black Box for ABC, The Affair for Showtime, and Rescue Me on FOX, as well as in Lasse Hallstrom’s The Hoax with Richard Gere. She has worked closely with, Kate Winslet, Susan Sarandon, Eddie Izzard, Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, Bobby Cannavale, Kelly Reilly, Famke Jensen and her dear friend, the late James Gandolfini.
Tricia is committed to producing and directing stories that inspire, entertain, uplift, and foster an exchange of ideas. As the Executive Producer of Speakers Who Dare, and former Executive Producer of TEDxLincolnSquare, she curates the top speakers in the country, and her production company, The Big Talk Productions, shoots documentary shorts on the thought leaders making an impact on our world.
Her ground-breaking Speaker Salon has culminated in hundreds of her speakers booking international speaking engagements, TEDx Talks, and speaking opportunities with the top speaker bureaus alongside Mel Robbins and Barbara Corcoran.
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