381 How to Find Your Perfect Mentor

Episode 381 How to Find Your Perfect Mentor with Tricia Brouk

Show Summary:  Today, I am sharing my thoughts on what it means to find your perfect mentor. I was inspired to explore this topic with you on the podcast because recently I’ve had a few stories come across my desk from clients about their experiences with different coaches. And I wanted to take this opportunity […]

380 Virtual Showcase with Dr. Shenell Evans [Bonus Episode]

Episode 380 Virtual Showcase with Dr. Shenell Evans

Show Summary:  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 […]

379 The Knowing and Tapping into Yours with Saje Dyer and Selena Dyer Pisoni

Episode 379 Knowing and Tapping Into Yours with Saje Dyer and Selena Dyer Pisoni

Show Summary:  On this episode of The Big Talk podcast, we’re talking about our Knowing—our inner compass, that quiet voice inside of each of us that gently nudges or pulls us in the direction we should be going. For this conversation, I am honored and super excited to be joined by the incredible Dyer sisters […]

378 Virtual Showcase with Dr. Olivia Ong [Bonus Episode]

Episode 378 Virtual Showcase with Dr. Olivia Ong

Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the incredible 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 […]

377 A Live Coaching Session with BTA Graduates

Episode 377 A Live Coaching Session with BTA Graduates

 Show Summary:  In this episode of The Big Talk, I’m giving you an insider’s look into what it’s actually like to work with me as a coach.  For this live coaching session, I am joined by Big Talk Academy graduates: Marisa Zalabak, Britta Lorenz, and Anne Borow-Lawrence. Each of these women has gone through […]

376 Virtual Showcase with Connie Jakab

Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the amazing 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 […]

375 Telling and Selling Your Story with Nikki Nash

Show Summary:  On this episode of The Big Talk podcast, we’re talking about what it really looks like to get out of your own way and passionately follow your calling. We’re also exploring how to turn this passion into a business and a personal brand that feels in alignment with you. For this conversation, I […]

374 Virtual Showcase with Michelle Arpin Begina

Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the amazing 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 […]

373 Why I know anything is possible

Show Summary:  This week on the podcast, I’m sharing with you why I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that anything is possible in your life.  In all of my guest episodes, we begin with backstory, and today, I’m sharing mine with you.  Together, we’re going to journey through my past as I reveal […]

372 Virtual Showcase with Shernaz Jaehnel

Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the amazing 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 […]

371 Transformational Courage with Amber Lilyestrom

Show Summary:  This week, we’re exploring courage. We’re also talking about giving yourself the permission to safely speak your truth and share your story, and what this can mean for your life and the lives of others. For this episode, I am honored to be joined by the incredible Amber Lilyestrom. Amber is a transformational […]

370 Virtual Showcase with Emily Zuzelski

Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the powerful 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 […]

369 Your Performance on Stage – Part 5

Show Summary:  This week on The Big Talk, we’re in Part 5 of our five-part series based around David Mamet’s book True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor. I have absolutely loved sharing this book with you, and I’m so excited to be wrapping up this series today. As you know if […]

368 Virtual Showcase with Britta Lorenz

 Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the incredible 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.  […]

367 Engaging in the Hard Conversations with Nik Walker

Show Summary:  In today’s episode of The Big Talk Podcast, we’re talking about so many incredible topics that truly align with our values here at The Big Talk: humility, compassion, community, being willing to grow and engage, and ultimately using language and our voices powerfully for impact.  For this conversation, I am joined by the […]

366 Inside The Big Talk Academy with Jazz Biancci

Show Summary:  On this week’s special bonus episode of the podcast, I am giving you a glimpse inside The Big Talk Academy. For this conversation, I am joined by the incredible Jazz Biancci — a speaker coach for The Big Talk and a former graduate of the program itself. Right before recording our conversation, Jazz […]

365 Your Performance on Stage – Part 4

Show Summary:  This episode of The Big Talk is Part 4 in our series based around David Mamet’s book True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor. I studied this technique as an actor in New York City and love using it when directing both actors and speakers now.  This method is really […]

364 Virtual Showcase with Shuhada Alauddin

Show Summary: Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the incredible 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 […]

363 Facing Failure and Finding Confidence with Lisa Carmen Wang

 Show Summary:  The Big Talk Podcast today is all about facing failure, finding confidence, and fully embracing your power in this world. For this interview, I am so excited to be joined by former Olympic-Level, USA National Champion & Hall of Fame Gymnast turned Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Writer, Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, & Unapologetic […]

362 Virtual Showcase with Lynelle Suan

Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the powerful 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 […]

361 Your Performance on Stage – Part 3

 Show Summary:  In this episode of The Big Talk Podcast, I’m so excited to continue sharing with you from David Mamet’s book, True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor. This is the third part of this series and I know it is going to be incredibly helpful in supporting you on […]

360 Virtual Showcase with Rosemond Sarpong Owens

Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the incredible 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 […]

359 Stepping Into Your Powerful Presence with Dr. Wayne Pernell

Show Summary:  Today’s podcast is all about finding your voice, claiming your mindset, and becoming a powerful presence in the world to make an impact.  For this interview, I am joined by #1 Best-Selling Author, Highly Sought Speaker, and Elite High-Performance Executive Coach, Dr. Wayne Pernell.  Wayne has spent the last three and a half […]

358 Virtual Showcase with David Chametzky

Show Summary: Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the incredible 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 […]

357 Your Performance on Stage – Part 2

Show Summary:  This week on The Big Talk Podcast, we are getting into part of two of my performance-based series covering David Mamet’s book, True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor.  I constantly refer to this book both when coaching my speakers and directing my actors. Because the idea of being able […]

356 Virtual Showcase with Tamika Felder

Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the incredible 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 […]

355 Releasing Shame and Sharing Your Story for Impact with Michelle Arpin Begina

Show Summary:  Today’s episode discusses freedom, the kind of freedom that you can only find when you’re able to share your voice and your story with the world. For this conversation, I am joined by financial advisor and the CEO and founder of Michelle AB, Michelle Arpin Begina. What differentiates Michelle from other financial advisors […]

354.5 Virtual Showcase with Bryn Drescher

Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the incredible 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 […]

354 Your Performance on Stage – Part 1

Show Summary:  Today, I am so excited to be bringing you the first episode in a new series I’m doing on The Big Talk Podcast all inspired by David Mamet’s book, True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor. The reason I’m sharing this series with you is because this is the technique […]

353 Virtual Showcase with Ming Shelby

Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the powerful 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 […]

352 Pursuing Your Passions and Leaving Your Legacy with Natalie Maniscalco

Show Summary:  I’m so excited to share this week’s episode with you. This interview is with the incredible Natalie Maniscalco. She and I met years ago and are so happy to be reconnecting for this conversation. Natalie is a publicist with close to 15 years of experience. In 2010, she founded Retro Media NYC, a […]

351 Virtual Showcase with Amelia Felbinger

Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the powerful 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 […]

350 Truth Versus Lie

Show Summary:  I’m so excited to bring you this episode of The Big Talk Podcast today because it’s covering a topic I feel is incredibly important to all of us — whether you’re speaking from a big stage or not. And that is the idea of truths versus lies.  I first really learned about this […]

349 Virtual Showcase with Shelley Brown

Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the incredible 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 […]

348 How Training Like an Athlete Leads to Success as a Speaker with Kelly Roach

Show Summary:  This week on The Big Talk, I am so excited to share with you my interview with business strategist, Kelly Roach. Kelly transforms overworked entrepreneurs into seven-figure CEOs, by teaching them how to leverage timeless business principles, employed by billion-dollar corporations, with the speed and agility of the most powerful online marketing strategies […]

347 Virtual Showcase with Anna Costa

Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the phenomenal 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 […]

346 What Online Dating and Applying to a TEDx Have in Common

Show Summary:  Over the last 3 years, I have had the privilege of putting more than 50 speakers onto more than 20 TEDx stages. Being able to, directly and indirectly, support these speakers on their way into that red circle has been pure magic. And it’s also been a continual reminder of why you need […]

345 Virtual Showcase with Bret Shuford

Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the compelling 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 […]

344 Becoming Conscious and Choosing Life with Daniel Mengena

Show Summary:  On today’s show, I’m introducing you to the amazing Daniel Mangena. Daniel is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, public speaker, and a Wall Street Journal Master of Success. He is completely self-made and has spent decades perfecting his world-class coaching methodology. His books, podcasts, events & retreats continue to help captains-of-industry and private […]

343 Virtual Showcase with Andrea Cairella

Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the incredible 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 […]

342 Why I Believe In Memorization

Show Summary:  Today on The Big Talk, I’m sharing with you exactly why I believe in memorization.  Many speakers begin their journey working with me adamantly opposed to memorizing their talks. They don’t want to sound like a robot. They want the freedom to say what comes to them. They want to channel and be […]

341 Virtual Showcase with Gina Jenkins

Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the powerful 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 […]

After the Verdict: Seeing the Humanity in All People with Elizabeth Wellington

Show Summary:  On today’s show, I am sharing with you my amazing conversation with Elizabeth Wellington — a writer, reporter, agitator and lifestyle columnist with The Philadelphia Inquirer.  As a journalist, she writes about everything from gender and race to fashion, culture and wellness. She shares her personal take on the way we live and […]

339 Virtual Showcase with Maria Johnson

Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the fantastic 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 […]

338 How To Hook An Audience

Show Summary:  This week on The Big Talk, we’re starting at the beginning and talking all about the hook, the phenomenal way in which you pull an audience in. Now, sometimes you’ll be gifted with the perfect hook — like the time I spoke at James and Emily William’s first I Heart My Life Live […]

337 Virtual Showcase with Cynthia Nakao

Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the incredible 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 […]

336 Harnessing Your Life Brand and Empowering the Next Generation with Irina Soriano

Show Summary:  Today’s show features an amazing guest, Irina Soriano. Irina is the Head of Enablement at Seismic, the industry’s leading enablement solution and storytelling platform. While being based in EMEA, APAC, and the US, she built several global enablement functions for professional service and Saas companies.  Irina is currently leading the New York chapter […]

335 Virtual Showcase with Kristen Donnelly

Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the powerful 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 […]

334 Purpose, Values, Mission

Show Summary:  Today, I’m giving you an inside look at the beginning of my new book, The Influential Voice: Saying What You Mean for Lasting Legacy — which will be available soon on April 27, 2021. This book is more than a guidebook for speakers seeking to be on big stages. It’s truly a book […]

333 Virtual Showcase with Gayle Damiano

Show Summary Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the game-changing 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 […]

332 Your Chance for Gratitude and Happiness Now with Niyc Pidgeon

Show Summary Today’s show features an incredible guest, Niyc Pidgeon. As a leading motivational speaker, award-winning author, business coach and positive psychologist, Niyc is obsessed with empowering women to create more joy, personal power, and Unstoppable Success within themselves and their businesses.  She has helped other women make more than $19 million, and is fascinated […]

331 Virtual Showcase with Sarah Pritula

Show Summary Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the phenomenal 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 […]

330 Fear & Stage Fright

Show Summary I’m super excited about today’s episode because this week on The Big Talk, we’re talking about two things that all speakers have in common: fear and stage fright. In fact, anyone who has ever taken a stage in any capacity — as a speaker, a dancer, an actor, a singer — has experienced […]

329 Virtual Showcase with Kate MacKinnon

Show Summary Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the amazing 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 […]

328 Discovering Beauty and Freedom in Your Voice with Elizabeth Molina

Show Summary Today’s show features an amazing guest, Elizabeth Molina. While you may know her as a beauty guru, she is also a certified Holistic Health and Life coach, speaker and model on a mission to empower women by sharing her extensive knowledge of beauty practices. She founded The Molina Glow and is an advocate […]

327 Virtual Showcase with Deni Van

Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the powerful 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 […]

326 Feedback

Show Summary In today’s episode, I’m diving deep into the sensitive issue of feedback. Feedback can be difficult to receive at times. However, as a speaker, it is crucial for growth and impact.  The key is to get really specific when it comes to your feedback. You have to know how to ask for it, […]

325 Virtual Showcase with Angelique Santana

Show Summary: Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the incredible 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 […]

324 How to Write Your Story and Find Your Community – Kent Sanders

Show Summary:  Today’s show features a phenomenal guest, Kent Sanders. He is a fellow creative who has firmly established himself in the world of writing.  Kent’s the founder of Inkwell Ghostwriting — a company that helps leaders grow their business through books and other content. He is also a professor and the author of The […]

323 Virtual Showcase with Dona Edwards

Show Summary:  Today’s show is another in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the phenomenal talks given by the 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 […]

322 My Morning Routine

Show Summary:  Today, I’m opening up the kimono again and giving you a glimpse inside my finely-tuned morning routine. This is a ritual I have perfected for myself and I know that it serves me well as I prepare to show up fully for myself, my family, my work, and our community each day.  This […]

321 Virtual Showcase with Caterina Kostoula

Show Summary:  Today’s show is the second in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the powerful talks given by the 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.  […]

320 Living Vulnerably and Wholly On and Off Stage – Marie Elizabeth Mali

Show Summary Today’s show features an incredible guest, Marie-Elizabeth Mali. She is a Relationship Alchemist, a published poet with an MFA from Sarah Lawrence, and an underwater photographer with a bit of a thing for sharks.  While Marie-Elizabeth grew up in New York, she was raised in three different cultures — American, Venezuelan, and Swedish […]

319 Virtual Showcase with Dr. Sharon Spano

 Show Summary Today’s show is the first in a series of bonus episodes each featuring one of the incredible talks given by the 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 […]

318 Opening the Kimono

Show Summary In this first episode of 2021, I am breathing new life into The Big Talk podcast. This year, we’re going deeper for even greater impact. Beyond the big stages you are taking, everything you do has the power to influence, and even save, a life. Today, I’m sharing what I learned in 2020 […]

317 Speaker and Intimacy Healer Reveals The Power of Story-Kimberly Pendleton

Intimacy, Healing, Storytelling, Storyteller    Summary  Unleashing our story unleashes our life.    We often hold on to our story, wounds, and trauma to keep others from hurting for us—especially our family. Taking power over our story and giving access to your story gives people permission to tell their stories.    Intimacy, the full sharing of our […]

316 When A Public Speaker is Born By Telling Her Story-Keiya Rayne

Clarity, Purpose, Storytelling, Storyteller    Tell a story and get your life back…and start a career…and have journey to healing sparked by public speaking. Keiya Rayne did all of that and more when she took the stage for the first time with Tricia Brouk.    Telling your story, even once, can change the trajectory of […]

314 Inspirational Speaker Gives Storybuilding Insights-Gina DeVee

Obstacles, Story, Storytelling, Storyteller    Summary  Building your story comes from understanding and unfolding your life—not comparing.    Speakers can get their unique story trapped inside themselves when they compare their story and themselves to other people. A few keys steps, such as giving ourselves permission to tell our story, appreciating the obstacles we have […]

313 Hey Public Speakers: Always Be Ready to Share Your Story-Jimmy Nelson

Personal, Vulnerability, Storytelling, Storyteller    Summary  Are you ready to share your story right now? What parts to you tell? Have you rehearsed them? What has worked in the past?    Is it really important to always be ready?    Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson and Tricia Brouk share a high-energy, high-valued conversation surrounding personal story, […]

312 How Did a Top Motivational Speaker Change Careers?-Ashley Stahl

Work, Career, Storytelling, Storyteller    Do you work for a living or are you living for your work? The story we tell ourselves about our life and career influence our practice of work.     Discovering a career path that fits who we are is a practical journey—and it starts with our own story.     Join […]

311 Speaking Skills For Inner and World Transformation-Shelley Paxton

 Transformation, Speaker, Storytelling, Storyteller    Summary  Uprooting everything and transplanting yourself into a new situation could be necessary for you to take the next steps into living an authentic life.    Whether you are uprooted, thinking of a major change, or looking for growth and change principles, you need to address your own story. How we […]

310 How Public Speakers Use Story for Healing-Dr. Judy Ho

Healing, Trust, Story, Storytelling, Storyteller    Summary  When you have a pair of shoes that make a blister we have options to solve a very real problem. Reality moves us to make an adjustment that can range from not ever wearing the shoes again to “just living with it.” No matter what we do, or don’t do, we […]

309 Making Motivational Speeches with our Own Story-Darieth Chisolm

  Personal, Vulnerability, Storytelling, Storyteller    Summary  You remember, relate, and identify with people more than an idea.    That’s why speakers who share their personal stories in relationship to an idea massively increase the potential for a deep, rich, and memorable audience connection.    When Darieth Chisolm took on an “unspoken problem” through her […]

308 Use Motivational Speech to Instill Courage and Change—Ming Shelby

Courage, Inclusion, Story, Community, Creativity  Summary    Growth takes courage.  Courage is an important ingredient to stir up change and growth in our lives and society. Courage also gives us the power to stick with the new life we are creating.   Ming Shelby knows that courageous people are needed in every part of society to make lasting […]

307 How a Public Speaker Uncovers Their Story – Yasmina Hedhli

Identity, Journey, Story, Community, Creativity  Summary    What happens when you choose to step out of what you think others expect of you and begin to live within your own expectations? One result is certain—your identity begins to change.   Yasmina Hedhli shifted her journey and identity and now helps others uncover their hopes, beliefs, and dreams. Yasmina found an unexpected Big […]

306 How Inspired Journeys Form A Public Speaker-Beatrice Weber

Inspire, Journey, Story, Community, Process  Summary    A starting point does not need to define you. None of us choose where we are born, but we can choose how we grow and form our own place, space, and community. The greater the final point is from our starting point the greater our growth and transformation.  Inspiring stories, lessons, and truths come from people who make long growth journeys.  […]

305 Use Your Speaking Skills to Inspire the World-Lynelle Suan

Grow, Relationship, Story, Community, Process  Summary    We can choose how we move forward in life or remain among currents of other people’s expectations. Stepping out of the current and making our own path disrupts and brings growth. Our personal growth and movement can help people still caught in the currents of life.  Wouldn’t be great if we learned that lesson […]

304 The Best Motivational Speakers Help Others Grow—Rupa Kapoor

Reclaim, Empower, Story, Community, Process  Summary    Struggle, difficulty, and pain in our lives can transform us into a powerful contributors. All of us have challenging experiences and lessons we have learned—but only if we tell our story.  People who share powerful stories of change help others make their own changes.  Rupa Kapoor took up the challenge to share her powerful change issued by clients […]

302 A Great Public Speakers Shares Their Inner Voice—Gayle Damiano

Intuition, Clarity, Story, Community, Creativity  Summary  Growing and listening to our inner voice, our intuition, will change our lives. Our intuition is our own deep desire and guide for leaving a singular impression on the world. Actively using our intuition naturally moves us to mental, physical, and emotional healing.  Releasing intuitive power occurs when our physical voice […]

301 A Top Motivational Speaker Directs Their Voice for Change—Bryn Drescher

Powerful, Compassion, Story, Community, Creativity  Summary  Everyone has a voice to use and a story to share. We are naturally ready to connect with others. Each conversation we enter can grow our skill of expressing ourselves and helping the world to become a better place.  So how do you build up your voice with greater power and […]

300 Public Speakers Need More ‘You’ in Point of View – Cheryl Liew

Impact, Connection, Story, Community, Creativity  Summary  Putting yourself forward and sharing deeply from within can be a hard, daunting, and simply scary. None of us like to be rejected. However, for those speakers, community members, and friends who take the plunge into revealing themselves, the entire world benefits and grows with them.  Wouldn’t be great if […]

299 How A Public Speaker Grows with Trust in a Process and Community – Shuhada Alauddin

Connection, Process, Story, Community, Creativity  Summary  Storytelling and community are powerful forces of change for audiences and the speaker. Stories invite people to know you as a speaker and form a loose-knit community around your story, you, and your topic.   Speakers can also be transformed when creating story and participating in community.  Our guest is Shauna […]

298 Stand Out and Be Yourself – Zach Messler

 Fear, Community, Limits, Purpose, Discipline    Summary  Whether you are speaking on stage or simply living your everyday life, you will face limiting beliefs. Today’s guest shares his experience of facing fear while preparing for Speakers Who Dare, and also how his family is moving forward with courage during this challenging time.    Some of the […]

297 Finding New Ways to Connect – Marisa Zalabak

Authenticity, Community, Connection, Creativity, Artists    Summary  In today’s challenging environment, it’s more important than ever to find your community. Today’s guest shares how the Speakers Who Dare community helped her take bigger risks, and why we must dig deeper and find new ways to connect.     Marisa Zalabak, is a Public Speaker, Educational Psychologist, Performing Artist, and […]

296 Saying YES to the Possibilities – Emma Cullen

Yes, Courage, Empowerment, Voice, Failure  Summary  The year 2020 will go down in history as a time of massive change. Years from now, will you look back on it as a time that you pivoted and adapted … or a time when you said no to the incredible opportunities? Today’s guest shares her story of […]

295 Prioritize Your Presence – Antesa Jensen

 Normal, Priorities, Perspective, Coaching, Speaking    Summary  What does it mean to be “normal”? This may seem like a simple question, but today’s guest helps us see that there’s more to the question than meets the eye. In fact, she reveals that there is no such thing as “normal” … and that’s a good […]

294 – The Power of Community – Susan Eckstein

Community, Relationships, Speaking, Stage, Mindset    Summary  This year’s Speakers Who Dare presenters were forced to make a quick pivot from a live, on-state event to a livestream event because of COVID-19. Today’s guest shares how the Speakers Who Dare community empowered her during this challenging time, and how you can also become a speaker […]

293 Find the Beauty in Crisis – Ameena Majid

Beauty, Impact, Opportunity, Crisis, Influence  Summary  When you face a personal crisis–or even a global one–how do you respond? Do you shrink back or take advantage of the situation to bring positive change to the world? Today’s guest will inspire you to not only work through the current crisis, but find the beauty in it and leverage it […]

292 Tell a More Personal Story – Anne Waple

Authenticity, Openness, Stories, Science, Future  Summary  Are you tempted to hide behind data, statistics, or information as a speaker? Today’s guest is a scientist who shares her powerful story of learning to tell a more personal story. She will inspire you to be more authentic and open as you share your message.   Helping people do […]

291 Voice Your Opinion – LeRon Barton

The Big Talk Podcast

Daring, Fear, Speaking, Voice, Community  Summary  What does it mean to be a “daring” speaker? Are you comfortable with accepting criticism or challenging people’s viewpoints? Can you move ahead in spite of fear? Today’s guest will help you wrestle with these questions and inspire you to be more fearless in sharing your message.  LeRon L. Barton […]

290 The Capacity to Pivot Internally – Alexandra Stockwell

The Big Talk Podcast

Pivot, Mindset, Change, Speaking, Relationships  Summary  When you need to make a quick pivot, how do you manage that process internally? Today’s guest shares her fascinating journey of making a quick pivot when the Speakers Who Dare event became a livestream. You’ll learn strategies for developing a better mindset and attitude to deal with change […]

289 Share a Message That Inspires – Lucas Turner

The Big Talk Podcast

Influence, Stories, Message, Speaking  Summary  Are you a speaker who just wants to share your message? If so, today’s guest says you need to re-think your approach. You’ll learn that your message is not only about you … it’s also about inspiring others, sharing their stories, and using your platform to bring good into the world.  […]

288 Find Your Tribe – Carol Lempert

The Big Talk Podcast

Confidence, Anxiety, Tribe, Community, Relationships  Summary  There are many obstacles to speaking effectively: anxiety, isolation, and fear, just to name a few. But when we are part of a tribe or community, we can handle these obstacles and become far better than we can be on our own. Today’s guest shares her fascinating story of […]

287 A Sense of Belonging – Marc Cordon

The Big Talk Podcast

Belonging, Relationships, Community, Purpose, Speaking  Summary  The world has changed quickly and changed radically. We no longer live in a world where we can just fend for ourselves. Today’s guest reminds us why community and relationships are so vital to give us a sense of belonging, resilience, and purpose.  Joy can be dangerous. Marc Cordon, MPH gets […]

286 It Just Takes One Person – Kate MacKinnon

The Big Talk Podcast

Space, Simplicity, Difference, Intention, Alive  Summary  Speakers Who Dare make a difference from the stage. But can you also make a difference by something as simple as cleaning your home? Today’s guest shares how you can have a ripple effect on the world by something as simple as cleaning your home.  Former Vice President of JP […]

285 Learning to Take a Stand – Ben Gioia

The Big Talk Podcast

  Purpose, Speaking, Relationships, Truth, Message  Summary    Speakers Who Dare is not only an event that impacts the listeners. It also powerfully impacts the speakers. Today’s guest shares how being a part of Speakers Who Dare helped him speak his truth, show up in the world differently and learn to take a stand.  Ben Gioia is a […]

BONUS – A Conscious Conversation About Race

BONUS - A Conscious Conversation About Race

Race, Conversation, Perspective, Communication,   Summary  It is my mission to elevate the voices of people with important stories and messages they need to share in the world. When we do this, we can change and even save lives.   In the wake of recent events, I felt it was time to have a discussion, let voices […]

284 Dreaming on Your Own Terms – Sophia Remolde

Speaking, Dare, Dreams, Momentum, Potential  Summary  Have you lost the ability to dream, especially in today’s challenging environment? If so, today’s guest will help you not only to dream again … but dream on your own terms so can live and serve to your fullest potential.  Sophia Remolde is Lobsterbird—a hybrid mythical creature who assists awakening beings to […]

283 Set Your Primal Voice Free – Stephanie Redlener

Fear, Speaking, Primal, Approval, Power 283 Set Your Primal Voice Free – Stephanie Redlener Summary Do you struggle with proving yourself to the world by being productive or creating a perfect image? Today’s guest shares her incredible story of finding self-approval and discovering her primal voice. You’ll learn to unlock your feelings and develop more […]

282 Impact Others Through Mentorship – Stacy Cassio

Mentoring, Vulnerability, Transparency, Leadership, Speaking 282 Impact Others Through Mentorship – Stacy Cassio Summary What is the greatest way to impact others? Today’s guest helps us see that mentoring is one of the best ways to change people’s lives. You’ll hear her powerful story of being mentored, and will learn how to find a great […]

281 Speaking the Frequency of Money – Susan Nicholas

Money, Belief, Emotions, Doubt, Frequency 281 Speaking the Frequency of Money – Susan Nicholas Summary What do you believe about money? That is a powerful question that touches us every day in many ways. Today’s guest shares her emotional and powerful story about moving from shame to abundance in her relationship with money. You’ll learn […]

280 Community Over Competition – Danielle Stroble

Community, Collaboration, Relationships, Business, Empowerment 280 Community Over Competition – Danielle Stroble Summary An increasing number of workers are independent and working from home. Even if that doesn’t describe you, the fact remains that many speakers and leaders are hungry for relationships and community. Our guest today shares her story of finding community and collaboration […]

279 A Million-Dollar Mission – Bernadette Joy Cruz Maulion

Vulnerability, Speaking, Money, Mindset, Mission 279 A Million-Dollar Mission – Bernadette Joy Cruz Maulion Summary How big is your mission? Would you describe it as a “million-dollar mission”? Today’s guest shares her powerful journey of getting out of massive debt. She has a million-dollar mission to help others, and her story will inspire you to […]

278 Don’t Wait Until You Are Fearless – Gina Molinari

Communication, Speaking, Fear, Confidence, Vulnerability 278 Don’t Wait Until You Are Fearless – Gina Molinari Summary Do you struggle with fear and rejection as a speaker or leader? If so, you’re not alone! In fact, that just makes you human. Today’s guest shares her inspiring story of dealing with fear and rejection in her art, […]

276 Great Leaders Are Clear Communicators – Noel Elie

Leadership, Communication, Clarity, Relationship, Teamwork 276 Great Leaders Are Clear Communicators – Noel Elie Summary As leaders, we often assume that our team members and followers understand what we are thinking. Today’s guest will help you see why it’s so important to clearly communicate with others. You’ll also learn how she models authentic leadership in […]

275 Leadership is for Everyone – Tara Newman

Leadership, Vulnerability, Storytelling, Family, Focus 275 Leadership is for Everyone – Tara Newman Summary How can become a leader? Today’s guest reveals that the simple answer is “anyone.” You’ll learn why this is true, and how you can become a more effective leader while also inspiring others around you to step up a lead. Tara […]

274 You Are Responsible to Those You Lead – Sarah Nannen

Leadership, Responsibility, Emotions, Potential, Disruption 274 You Are Responsible to Those You Lead – Sarah Nannen Summary Whether you are a CEO, parent, community leader, or employee, you influence others. But what does influence look like? Today’s guest takes a counter-intuitive approach and shares why leadership ultimately comes down to responsibility. You will learn how […]

273 A Brand is Your DNA – Hap Klopp

Leadership, Team, Influence, Customer Service, Branding 273 A Brand is Your DNA – Hap Klopp Summary When you talk about your “brand,” what comes to mind? A logo or website is important, but a brand is much more than that. Today’s guest shares how leadership at The North Face created a culture where the DNA […]

BONUS How to Stay Healthy & Positive During COVID – 19 – Michael Merritt

 COVID-19, NYC, Health, Crisis, Attitude BONUS How to Stay Healthy & Positive During COVID-19 – Michael Merritt Summary The COVID-19 pandemic has engulfed the world, and NYC is the epicenter of the crisis. On this special bonus episode, ER Nurse and playwright Michael Merritt shares his experience on the front lines of the battle. […]

272 Become a Nurturing Leader – Bridget Beyer

Leadership, Nurturing, Relationships, Humor, Communication 272 Become a Nurturing Leader – Bridget Beyer Summary How does an effective leader manage relationships and deal with their team members? Today’s guest reveals her approach to influencing people: by becoming a nurturing leader. You’ll learn why this approach is so effective, as well as practical ways to nurture […]

Susan Harrow – PR Secrets from a Top Media Coach

PR, Media, Practice, Energy, Vision BONUS PR Secrets from a Top Media Coach – Susan Harrow Summary Have you struggled with knowing how to connect with an audience and share your message when making media appearances? Today’s guest shares PR secrets from her vast expertise as a top media coach. You’ll learn how to communicate […]

269 The Power of Courageous Authenticity – Andrew Bennett

Leadership, Courage, Transparency, Authenticity, Magic 269 The Power of Courageous Authenticity – Andrew Bennett Summary What is the core of leadership? Is it power? Titles? Position? Today’s guest shares the counter-intuitive perspective that leadership begins with courageous authenticity. You’ll learn how to become a more effective leader by focusing on the “inner game” of leadership […]

266 Don’t Have a Plan B – Monica Yates

  Message, Voice, Speaking, Femininity, Masculinity 266 Don’t Have a Plan B – Monica Yates Summary The more you speak about what you want, and the more you speak with conviction, you can make your dreams a reality and impact lives. Today’s guest will inspire you with her energy and remind you to chase your […]

265 Listen in Order to Be Heard – Emily Kumler Kaplan

Voice, Listening, Relationships, Connection, Compassion 265 Listen in Order to Be Heard – Emily Kumler Kaplan Summary What is the best way to get your message heard? The answer might surprise you. Today’s guest shares what she has learned as a journalist, mother, and communicator about the power of listening in order to be heard. […]

264 Using Your Voice to Help Others – Harrison Monarth

Voice, Service, Leadership, Influence, Message 264 Using Your Voice to Help Others – Harrison Monarth Summary Your voice as a speaker is not only about you—it’s also about how you can impact the world through your unique perspective and viewpoint. Today’s guest shares a clear vision of how to take the focus of yourself and […]

263 Step into Your Authentic Voice – Erika Gerdes

Voice, Good, Audience, Authenticity, Impact 263 Step into Your Authentic Voice – Erika Gerdes Summary We naturally run from fear as human beings. But if you want to make a bigger impact as a speaker and leader, you must not only face your fears—you must also give voice to them. Today’s guest shares her powerful […]

262 Flexing Your Vocal Muscle – David Neagle

Voice, Authenticity, Speaking, Empowerment, Responsibility 262 Flexing Your Vocal Muscle – David Neagle Summary Becoming an authentic, powerful speaker is not easy. It requires you to verbalize what you want and take responsibility for using your voice in a positive way. Today’s guest will empower you to flex your vocal muscle and become the architect […]

261 Find Your Voice & Clarify Your Message – Eli Weinstein

Mental Health, Voice, Clarity, Message, Authority 261 Find Your Voice & Clarify Your Message – Eli Weinstein Summary “Hi, my name is Eli Weinstein, LMSW. I am a Social Work therapist who has worked in a psych hospital, intense outpatient clinic and currently work in a community clinic in queens. I used to work in […]

260 Aligning Your Voice with Your Message – Jenn Lederer

Voice, Message, Comedy, Authenticity, Power 260 Aligning Your Voice with Your Message – Jenn Lederer Summary As a speaker, it is easy to try and fit yourself into what you believe others want from you. Today’s guest shares her powerful story of embracing her true voice, stepping into comedy, and learning to create her own […]

259 Listen to Your Inner Voice & Take Action – Emily Williams

Heart, Voice, Action, Impact, Transformation Summary When you step onto the stage, are you tempted to put on a persona? Do you feel pressured to be someone you are not? Do you allow fear to prevent your voice from having its true impact? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this episode is […]

258 Consistent, Persistent, Resilient – Sara Anna Powers

Speaking, Resilience, Consistency, Feedback, Leadership 258 Consistent, Persistent, Resilient – Sarah Anna Powers Summary What happens when you receive negative feedback from your talk? That is the situation today’s guest found herself in when giving a recent talk. She’ll break down what happened, what she learned from it, and how you can also become persistent […]

257 Advocate for Your Story – Heather Hansen

Credibility, Advocate, Storytelling, Leadership, Influence 257 Advocate for Your Story – Heather Hansen Summary Today’s guest brings a unique perspective as both a trial attorney and a speaker. You’ll learn the power of credibility and becoming an advocate in your leadership and communication. You’ll also be inspired to become a more authentic leader who owns […]

256 Step In & Step Up as a Leader – Dr. Wayne Pernell

Leadership, Relationships, Influence, Legacy, Speaking 256 Step In & Step Up as a Leader – Dr. Wayne Pernell Summary Are you operating at your full potential as a leader and storyteller? Today’s guest will challenge you to step up, embrace your potential, and choose to be powerful as a leader and speaker. As a #1 […]

255 Check Your Ego at the Door – Patty Lennon

Speaking, Storytelling, Ego, Intuition, Structure 255 Check Your Ego at the Door – Patty Lennon Summary At its core, storytelling and leadership are not about you. They are all about impacting and serving your audience, team, or followers. Today’s guest will help every leader and storyteller check their ego at the door and risk the […]

254 A Great Speaker is Like a Surgeon – Johnny Wimbrey

 Storytelling, Authenticity, Leadership, Permission, Coaching 254 A Great Speaker is Like a Surgeon – Johnny Wimbrey Summary “A great speaker is like a surgeon: they can cut you open and then sew you back up.” That is one of the many amazing insights you’ll hear from today’s guest, who shares his powerful journey from […]

253 Storytelling from the Heart – Robin Gelfenbien

Vulnerability, Leadership, Storytelling, Heart, Audience 253 Storytelling from the Heart – Robin Gelfenbien Summary As a leader and a storyteller, the temptation is to project yourself as strong and invulnerable. Today’s guest reveals the power of speaking and leading from the heart. You’ll learn how to inject fun and creativity into your speaking and better […]

252 The Generous Storyteller – Antesa Jensen

Leadership, Mindset, Storytelling, Generosity, Vulnerability Summary Storytelling and leadership are all about sharing—not only our stories, but who we are at our core. Today’s guest shares why this simple concept of generosity is so critical to great leadership and storytelling, and how to share more of yourself and your experiences with your audience. Antesa Jensen […]

251 The Best Storytellers are the Best Listeners – Ann Kowal Smith

Listening, Storytelling, Audience, Leadership, Vulnerability Summary Storytelling is not one-way communication. Instead, it involves a great deal of listening, whether you are telling a story on a stage or with your team in the workplace. On this episode, our guest reveals why listening is such a vital part of storytelling, and how to use it […]

250 Audience-Centered Storytelling – Bill Carmody

Storytelling, Audience, Engagement, Speaking, Vulnerability Summary Our stories and speaking begin with us, but they end with the audience. On this episode, we’ll explore how to powerfully impact audiences by focusing on their needs. You’ll also learn about the connection between storytelling and the right side of the brain, story archetypes, vulnerability, and much more. […]

249 Leadership & Storytelling: One and the Same

Leadership, Storytelling, Speaking, Communication, Community Summary As a speaker, you have an amazing tool at your disposal. This tool can create community, inspire new ways of thinking, and help you make a powerful impact on your audience. On this season of The Big Talk, we’ll look at the power of storytelling and how it is […]

248 Creating a Connection Through Storytelling – Jason Harris

Connection, Storytelling, Emotions, Authenticity, Vulnerability Creating a Connection Through Storytelling – Jason Harris Summary What truly moves people to action, the head or the heart? While information and content is vital, today’s guest reminds us that storytelling and connecting with people’s hearts through vulnerability is the most powerful way to impact them. Jason Harris is […]

247 Your Message is Bigger Than Your Fear – Tonya Harris

Anxiety, Message, Fear, Courage, Mental Health Your Message is Bigger Than Your Fear – Tonya Harris Summary It’s easy to let fear hold you back as a speaker. What if you forget your script? What if people don’t like your talk? What if the unexpected happens? Today’s guest shares a powerful technique for dealing with […]

246 Living in the Moment – Kristina Hallett

Mindset, Preparation, Goals, Success, Distractions Living in the Moment – Kristina Hallett Summary You can prepare for a big talk, but what happens when the unexpected happens or you go “off book”? Today’s guest shares how she maintains a tension between preparation and living in the moment when speaking. You’ll learn how these strategies apply […]

245 Bridging the Gap Between Speaking & Leadership – Stephanie Simpson

Leadership, Speaking, Authenticity, Teamwork, Productivity Bridging the Gap Between Speaking & Leadership – Stephanie Simpson Summary How do you influence others as a speaker? Today’s guest reminds us that influence goes far beyond your role as a speaker from the stage. She shares her compelling journey of blending speaking with leadership and coaching in a […]

244 The Power of Kindness – Rocco Cozza

    Kindness, Rehearsal, Community, Business, Relationships The Power of Kindness – Rocco Cozza Summary Does business have to be cutthroat? Today’s guest doesn’t think so. He shares why his unique approach to life and business through the power of kindness is impacting lives. You’ll learn how it can impact yours as well. Rocco is […]

243 Connecting the Dots – Mari Carmen Pizarro

Leadership, Storytelling, Curiosity, Audience, Coaching Connecting the Dots – Mari Carmen Pizarro Summary When it comes to your platform, it’s easy to feel like the various pieces don’t connect together. Today’s guest shares how she has blended her storytelling, speaking, and leadership into a unique mix, and how you can do the same as well. […]

242 The Power of Sharing Your Stories – Alexis Fuentes

 Purpose, Stories, Courage, Service, Community The Power of Sharing Your Stories – Alexis Fuentes Summary One of the hallmarks of a great speaker is the ability to share your true self from the stage. Today’s guest shares her approach to authentic speaking that includes sharing a faith-based message that connects to people from a […]

241 The Message is Bigger Than You – Sarah Nannen

 Confidence, Grief, Living, Platform, Clarity The Message is Bigger Than You – Sarah Nannen Summary The most effective speakers realize their message is bigger than them. Today’s guest shares her journey through grief in order to become a “renegade widow” whose bold message is impacting countless lives. Sarah Nannen is a keynote speaker, life […]

240 Becoming a Vulnerable Speaker – Mike Shereck

  Vulnerable, Community, Curiosity, Responsibility, Men Becoming a Vulnerable Speaker – Mike Shereck Summary Popular thinking about masculinity tells us that men are to be strong and tough. Today’s guest shows how going through the Speakers Who Dare process helped him embrace his vulnerable side while also increasing his speaking platform. Mike Shereck is a […]

239 Create a Future that Inspires You – Tracey Wik

Future, Different, Forces, Vision, Energy Create a Future that Inspires You – Tracey Wik Summary Can people predict the future with 100% accuracy? Perhaps not, but today’s guest spends a lot of time thinking about the future and how we can be better equipped for it. She also shares her experiencing in creating a better […]

238 Lessons from a First-Time Speaker – Rachit Kansal

  Passion, Preparation, Writing, Art, Feedback Leverage Art to Make a Difference – Rachit Kansal Summary Many of the talks given at Speakers Who Dare were delivered by those with stage experience. However, today’s guest shares his insights and experience as a first-time speaker. Although he is new to the stage, he shares a wealth […]

237 Resilience Redefined Beyond Survival – Amy O’Neill

Survival, Resilience, Feedback, Mindset, Process Resilience Redefined Beyond Survival – Amy O’Neill Summary Every big talk has the potential to change lives. This is especially true of today’s speaker, who prepared a life-changing talk about survival and resilience. She will inspire you with her story of taking her expertise to a deeper level and helping […]

236 Becoming an Accidental Advocate – Marla Schultz

  Humor, Vulnerability, Mental Illness, Confidence, Listening Becoming an Accidental Advocate – Marla Schultz  Summary Our sweet spot as speakers can come from surprising places. Today’s guest shares her story of blending humor, public speaking, and acting in order to deal with the “heavy” topic of mental illness. Marla Schultz is a headlining stand-up comic, […]

235 Own the Stage – Theresa Nguyen

  Immigrants, Stories, Stage, Fear, Mindset Own the Stage – Theresa Nguyen  Summary Almost every speaker deals with nerves or stage fright. But what if you could develop the confidence and mindset to own the stage? Today’s guest shares her amazing story of learning to lean into her fear and develop greater confidence as a […]

234 Claim Your Story & Share It with the World – Marc Cordon

Personal Growth, Joy, Burnout, Relationships, Community Claim Your Story & Share It with the World – Marc Cordon  Summary One of the most important elements of becoming a daring speaker is to embrace who you are and become vulnerable. Today’s guest shares his journey of learning to claim his story and share it with the […]

233 The Art of Invisible Influence – Jazz Biancci

Connection, Influence, Audience, Energy, Channeling The Art of Invisible Influence – Jazz Biancci  Summary Most speakers come to the stage having rehearsed from a script. However, today’s guest reveals her unique process for preparing for a talk and influencing the audience in an “invisible” way. Jazz Biancci CAPP, is the founder of Spiraling into Genius. […]

232 Investigate Your Passion – Nydia Han

Passion, Practice, Speaking, Daring, Audience Investigate Your Passion – Nydia Han Summary Where do inspiration and passion come from? Today’s guest shares her story of experiencing a “close call” in traffic, and how it prompted her to investigate a passion that she brought to her big talk. Her story will encourage you to begin investigating […]

231 Pursue a Greater Purpose – George Andriopoulos

Audience, Speaking, Purpose, Communication, Community Pursue a Greater Purpose – George Andriopoulos Summary Every speaker must focus on themselves to some degree as they prepare for their big talk. But in the end, it’s all about serving a greater purpose and reaching an audience. Today’s guest shares his story of how Speakers Who Dare impacted […]

230 Ask Me Anything – Tricia Brouk

Audience, Podcast, Tribe, Speaking, Communication Ask Me Anything – Tricia Brouk Summary On this episode, Tricia answers listener questions and offers valuable speaking tips you can put into practice right away. We’ll explore: How to create a tribe when speaking is a solitary sport. What makes a great podcast guest. How to start a podcast. […]

229 Strategies for Getting Booked – Diane DiResta

Sales, Marketing, Business, Training, Relationships 229 Strategies for Getting Booked – Diane DiResta Summary You have honed and crafted your message, and you’re ready to share it with audiences. But how do you actually get booked as a speaker? Today’s guest shares loads of tips you can start putting into practice right away to start […]

228 Who Needs to Hear Your Message? – Tara Bradford 

Fear, Confidence, Communication, Storytelling, Pitching 228 Who Needs to Hear Your Message? – Tara Bradford  Summary A key part of having a successful speaking business is targeting your ideal client with your message. In other words: Who needs to hear your message? Today’s guest will help you think strategically and hone in on your ideal […]

227 From Professor to Public Speaker – Dr. Lindsay Padilla 

Relationships, Business, Teaching, Courses, Problem-Solving 227 From Professor to Public Speaker – Dr. Lindsay Padilla  Summary People make the transition to public speaking in many ways. Today’s guest was a community college professor and used her teaching skills to add value to others through speaking. You’ll learn a variety of lessons on the business of […]

226 Use Your Voice to Empower Others – Robin Joy Meyers

Fear, Audience, Connection, Empowerment, Business 226 Use Your Voice to Empower Others – Robin Joy Meyers Summary What is the end result of your speaking? Of course, making a living is very high on the list. Yet at the end of the day, our speaking is not only about us. It’s ultimately about empowering others […]

224.5 Becoming an Identity Leader – Stedman Graham

Identity Leadership – Free Chapter Download HERE  Leadership, Identity, Growth, Change, Legacy  224.5 Becoming an Identity Leader – Stedman Graham  Summary  The biggest opportunity you have today is leadership. But leadership doesn’t come from a position or title—it comes first from your identity. Today’s guest shares a process you can use to maximize your potential […]

225 Do What You Do Best – Lee Jackson

Problem-Solving, Mistakes, Vulnerability, Stories, Observation 225 Do What You Do Best – Lee Jackson  Summary There are many different models of public speaking: consulting, training, keynotes, workshops, and others. Today’s guest cuts through the clutter with a reminder to focus on the kind of speaking you do best. In addition, he offers lots of practical […]

224 Strategies for the Self-Employed Speaker – Jessica Pettitt

Fees, Confidence, Pro Bono, Strategies, Business 224 Strategies for the Self-Employed Speaker – Jessica Pettitt Summary The business side of speaking is not nearly as exciting as being on stage. However, it’s vital to have clear business systems in place if you are a self-employed speaker. Today’s guest shares how she determines (and increases) her […]

223 Make the Investment in Yourself – Karen Litzy

Confidence, Pitching, Relationships, Audience, Practice 223 Make the Investment in Yourself – Karen Litzy Summary Speaking success doesn’t come automatically. You may be known in your field, but you must start at the beginning when building a speaking career. Today’s guest shares her story of making the investment in herself and building her speaking career […]

222 Knowing & Owning Who You Are – Jazz Biancci

Vulnerability, Authenticity, Identity, Connection, Collaboration 222 Knowing & Owning Who You Are – Jazz Biancci  Summary One of the most powerful questions you can ask yourself as a speaker is, “Who am I?” When you truly know and own your unique identity and perspective, you can powerfully impact an audience. Today’s guest shares her story, […]

221 Say Yes to Opportunities – Sharon Holand Gelfand

Opportunities, Speaker Sheet, Mistakes, Negotiation, Confidence 221 Say Yes to Opportunities – Sharon Holand Gelfand Summary How are you compensated as a speaker? It’s not just about receiving money—it’s also about receiving experience, making connections, and getting referrals. Today’s guest shares her journey to the stage, and why you should say “yes” to the opportunities […]

220 Be Clear, Compelling & Convincing – Zach Messler 

Audience, Energy, Business, Clarity, Communication 220 Be Clear, Compelling & Convincing – Zach Messler  Summary Speaking is just like any other communication in business: you must be clear, compelling, and convincing. Today’s guest shares practical tips for accomplishing all three C’s, and why each is vital to building your business. Some of the greatest ideas […]

219 Be Confident in Your Own Story – Stephanie McAuliffe

Story, Confidence, Fear, Relationships, Mindset 219 Be Confident in Your Own Story – Stephanie McAuliffe Summary How do you develop the confidence to build a speaking career? Today’s guest, who transitioned from a successful career on Wall Street, shares why it’s vital to lean into your own story, be vulnerable, and go deeper to make […]

218 Shift Your Mindset and Grab the Mic – Amina AlTai

Wellness, Mindset, Resonant, Audience, Courage 218 Shift Your Mindset and Grab the Mic – Amina AlTai Summary What is standing between you and the speaking success you’d like to have? Today’s guest helps you see that the obstacle is not “out there”—it’s “in here.” She shares the importance of shifting your mindset so you can […]

217 The Genuine Art of Connection – Jenn Edden

 Humor, Networking, Connection, Audience, Money 217 The Genuine Art of Connection – Jenn Edden Summary The best way to make an impact on your audience and form a genuine connection is to be yourself. Today’s guest shares the secrets to building these powerful connections and staying relevant to your audience. Jenn Edden is a […]

216 Payment Comes in Many Forms – Todd Cherches

Compensation, Audience, Communication, Relationships, Opportunities 216 Payment Comes in Many Forms – Todd Cherches Summary Speakers normally think of compensation in terms of money. Today’s guest shares how he has used the opportunity to be “paid” many different ways to grow his business and impact more lives. Todd Cherches is the CEO & Co-founder of […]

215 Nailing Down Your Niche – Amy O’Neill

Business, Networking, Resilience, Community, Practice 215 Nailing Down Your Niche – Amy O’Neill Your message is not for everyone. While that goes against the conventional wisdom of seeking as wide an audience as possible, you will thrive as a speaker when you get specific about your message. Today’s guest shares her story of nailing down […]

214 Valuing Yourself as a Speaker – Kristina Hallett

Relationships, Business, Rejection, Preparation, Practice 214 Valuing Yourself as a Speaker – Kristina Hallett Summary The vast majority of speakers only focus on the altruistic side of speaking. While an attitude of service is vital, it’s also important to grow your business and be paid what you are worth. Today’s guest shares practical tips to […]

213 Listening to Your Client – Michael Parrish DuDell

 Communication, Clients, Business, Listening, Needs 213 Listening to Your Client – Michael Parrish DuDell Summary It’s easy to think of speaking as one-way communication. But great communication begins by listening first. Today’s guest gives you practical strategies for discovering what your client needs, crafting a talk that impacts the audience, and growing your speaking […]

212 What You Share is So Much Bigger Than You – Sarah Montana

Forgiveness, Speaking, Audience, Impact, Preparation 212 What You Share is So Much Bigger Than You – Sarah Montana Summary It’s vital to have enthusiasm and passion as a speaker, but your message must ultimately serve others. Today’s guest shares her process of taking the TEDx stage and how she crafted a message that impacted her […]

211 The Story Underneath Your “Why” – Jeffrey Shaw

Speaking, Why, Audience, Why, Fear 211 The Story Underneath Your “Why” – Jeffrey Shaw Summary We often hear that speakers must determine their “why.” Today’s guest will challenge you to dig deeper and explore the story beneath your “why.” He will also share his fascinating journey to the TEDx stage. Having a keen eye isn’t […]

210 Be Clear on Your Takeaway – Pamay Bassey

Takeaway, Clarity, Audience, Speaking, Communication 210 Be Clear on Your Takeaway – Pamay Bassey Summary You may have a lot of different ideas you want to communicate in a talk. Today’s guest talks about the challenge of identifying your big idea and gives practical strategies for getting clear on your takeaway. Pamay Bassey’s superpower is […]

209 Speak from a Place of Love – Antuan Magic Raimone

Vulnerability, Relationships, Audience, Connection, Love 209 Speak from a Place of Love – Antuan Magic Raimone Summary Speaking from a stage can represent power, authority, and leadership. Today’s guest shares a powerful reminder that love is also vital part of the speaker’s equation for connecting with an audience and spreading great ideas. Antuan Magic Raimone […]

208 Breaking Down Your Ideas – Madison Campbell

Science, Space, Speaking, Ideas, Audience 208 Breaking Down Your Ideas – Madison Campbell Summary One of the hallmarks of an effective TEDx talk is connecting with an audience and spreading your ideas. But if you are not careful, you can overwhelm your audience with unnecessary details related to your topic. Today’s guest shares her experience […]

207 Connecting with Your Co-Speakers – Rabbi Elchanan Poupko

Relationships, Speaking, Connection, Community, Preparation 207 Connecting with Your Co-Speakers – Rabbi Elchanan Poupko Summary There are many benefits to becoming a TEDx speaker: spreading ideas, connecting with an audience, taking your skills to another level, and many others. Today’s guest shares how he was impacted by an unexpected benefit: connecting with his co-speakers. Rabbi […]

206 Becoming a Bridge-Builder – Mary Gauthier

Music, Bridges, Relationships, Insecurity, Connection 206 Becoming a Bridge-Builder – Mary Gauthier Summary TEDx speakers not only use words to connect with an audience. They also use other art forms such as music. Today’s guest shares how she uses music to build bridges between people, as well as the role music played in her recent […]

205 Leave Room For Flow – Jim Curtis

Speaking, Fear, Flow, Impact, Audience 205 Leave Room for Flow – Jim Curtis Summary As a speaker, how do you balance the need to rehearse your talk while also leaving room for flow? Today’s guest shares his experience as a TEDx speaker and delivers valuable insights about going with the flow while also staying prepared. […]

204 Leave an Opening for Action – Janet Zaretsky

Audience, Questioning, Relationships, Equality, Ask 204 Leave an Opening for Action – Janet Zaretsky Summary The end result of speaking to an audience is to bring about change. Today’s guest shares amazing insights that will help make your talk more actionable by making it relevant, simple, and inspiring. Janet Zaretsky is a master professional coach, […]

203 Knowing Your Audience from A to Z – Vanessa Horn

Marketing, Audience, Research, Sales, Business 203 Knowing Your Audience from A to Z – Vanessa Horn Summary Nothing is more important in the speaking process than knowing your audience. Today’s guest reveals her process for learning about her audience through a variety of strategies—all the way from initial research up to the second you walk […]

202 Getting Clear About Your Audience – Sophia Remolde

Feedback, Audience, Clarity, Connection, Inspiration 202 Getting Clear About Your Audience – Sophia Remolde Summary What is the best way to identify your audience and get clear on whom you’re speaking to? Today’s guest talks about this process, which began by looking within herself and then getting feedback from others. Her process and strategies will […]

201 Move Your Audience to Growth – Marla Mattenson

Observing, Audience, Growth, Stories, Vulnerability 201 Move Your Audience to Growth – Marla Mattenson Summary Today’s guest reminds us that our role as speakers and communicators it not just to convey information. It’s to help people grow and transform their lives. She shares how she has helped people pursue personal growth, make deeper connections, and […]

200 Know Their Pain Points and Create the Solution – John Lee Dumas

 Entrepreneurs, Business, Avatar, Struggle, Solutions 200 Know Their Pain Points and Create the Solution – John Lee Dumas Summary What is the source of your content? Our guest today shows you how to develop an ideal audience member and let them show you the way. By listening to their problems and pain points, you […]

199 Connect Through Love and Service – Stephanie Trager

Connection, Persuasion, Audience, Love, Service 199 Connect Through Love and Service – Stephanie Trager Summary What is the secret to persuading an audience? There are many ways to help change people’s minds and move them to action, but today’s guest points to a different way. She reveals how she persuades and inspires an audience through […]

198 Helping People Uncover Their Soul Story – Odette Peek

Story, Audience, Soul, Vulnerable, Pain 198 Helping People Uncover Their Soul Story – Odette Peek Summary Whose agenda should drive what you do as a speaker? Today’s guest shares her process for helping her audience uncover their “soul story.” Her strategy of getting personal and vulnerable with her listeners, and focusing on their pain and […]

197 Simplify Your Message – Karen Litzy

Physical Therapy, Audience, Message, Simplify, Connection 197 Simplify Your Message – Karen Litzy Summary Every great speaker knows that it’s all about the audience. Today’s guest reveals that a key part of connecting to the audience is simplifying the message and removing jargon and language they may not understand. She also shares why improv training […]

196 Understand Who is in the Room – Mari Carmen Pizarro

Relationships, Fear, Growth, Transformation, Persuasion 196 Understand Who is in the Room – Mari Carmen Pizarro Summary In order to have the biggest impact possible, we must tailor our message to the audience. Today’s guest shares her process for learning about her audience, including key questions she asks about those who are listening. Mari Carmen […]

195 Speak the Audience’s Language – Robbie Samuels

Language, Objective, Entertain, Audience, Connection 195 Speak the Audience’s Language – Robbie Samuels Summary What is the best way to connect with an audience? Today’s guest will remind you why it’s vital to learn and speak the language of the audience in order to make a connection. He also shares why he works hard to […]

194 Always Leave Them Wanting More – Susan Eichhorn Young

Audience, Attention, Permission, Conversation, Clarity 194 Always Leave Them Wanting More – Susan Eichhorn Young Summary How does a speaker reach that sweet spot between giving the audience too much and not giving them enough? Today’s guest reminds us that while our objective doesn’t change, our action must change depending on the situation and the […]

193 Connect Directly with Your Audience – Talia Pollock

Engagement, Connection, Empathy, Presentation, Action 193 Connect Directly with Your Audience – Talia Pollock Summary As a speaker, you know that social media, newsletters, books, and other content can make a big impact on your audience. But today’s guest reminds us that personally connecting with people remains a powerful way to understand your audience and […]

192 Key Questions to Ask About Your Audience – Joana Fonseca Orvalho

Audience, Questions, Speaking, Relationships, Engagement 192 Key Questions to Ask About Your Audience – Joana Fonseca Orvalho Summary When you are a preparing a talk, how do you learn about your audience? Today’s guest shares several key questions she uses to help her discover her audience’s needs and interests. These questions and strategies will help […]

191 Does Your Audience Trust You? – Sonia Chopra

Listening, Problems, Audience, Communication, Trust 191 Does Your Audience Trust You? – Sonia Chopra Summary Speaking is more than just transmitting information to an audience. In order for the audience to receive your message and act on it, they must also trust you. Today’s guest shares how she builds trust with her various audiences in […]

190 Storylistening Before Storytelling – Rob Wilson

Empathy, Listening, Storytelling, Innovation, Creativity 190 Storylistening Before Storytelling – Rob Wilson Summary Every speaker knows the power of storytelling, but today’s guest has a different take on this age-old topic. He will show you the power of “storylistening” to learn about the audience and help them think like innovators. Award-winning writer and speaker-humorist, Robert […]

189 Inspire Your Audience to Action – Marissa Fayer

Inspire, Action, Audience, Listening, Ask 189 Inspire Your Audience to Action – Marissa Fayer Summary Creating and preparing messages is a key part of the communication process. But what is the end result of all that effort? Today’s guest offers a powerful reminder that what we are really seeking is to inspire the audience to […]

188 Dare Your Audience to Be Better – Marc Cordon

Action, Psychology, Storytelling, Hero, Dare 188 Dare Your Audience to Be Better – Marc Cordon Summary What are the most powerful ways to get your audience to take action? Today’s guest shares his strategy of daring and provoking the audience to be better than they are. You’ll also learn how he uses storytelling, humor, metaphor, […]

187 You are Paid for Transformation, Not Information – Jill Schiefelbein

Communication, Connection, Action, Transformation, Commitment 187 You are Paid for Transformation, Not Information – Jill Schiefelbein What is the value we are bringing to the audience? Today’s guest reveals that it’s not about information, but transformation. She shares practical tips for helping the audience experience transformation, as well as key lessons she has learned as […]

186 Moving Your Audience Toward Hope – Alexandra Stockwell

Hope, Openness, Self-Expression, Listening, Relationships 186 Moving Your Audience Toward Hope – Alexandra Stockwell Summary As speakers, we want to help our audience change and live the fullest life possible. Today’s guest shares how she guides her audience toward change by pointing them toward hope. You’ll also be inspired to help your audience be open […]

185 The Key to a Successful Talk – Nicole Wipp

Networking, Relationships, Audience, Challenge, Provoke 185 The Key to a Successful Talk – Nicole Wipp Summary What does it take to be a successful speaker? Preparation? Appearance? Experience? Today’s guest reveals the single most important key to giving a successful talk, and it surprisingly does not begin with the speaker. Nicole Wipp is an expert […]

184 Help Your Audience Identify Their Obstacle – Megan Densmore

Attitude, Health, Wellness, Obstacles, Action 184 Help Your Audience Identify Their Obstacle – Megan Densmore Summary We all have obstacles. Many times we need another person’s perspective to clearly see the obstacle and how to overcome it. Today’s guest shares how she helps her clients and audience identify their obstacles, take action, and stay curious. […]

183 Give Your Audience the Skills to Innovate – Marie Incontrera

Audience, Speaking, Innovation, Change, Learning 183 Give Your Audience the Skills to Innovate – Marie Incontrera Summary What do jazz music and business have in common? Innovation. Today’s guest shares her process for helping clients develop the skills to innovate in their field, whether it’s art, business, or music. You’ll be inspired to take your […]

182 You are in the Transformation Business – Alionka Polanco

Audience, Transformation, Relationships, Change, Preparation 182 You are in the Transformation Business – Alionka Polanco Summary Speaking is not just about a transfer of information. It’s about helping an audience take action and change their lives. Today’s guest reveals how she educates, inspires, and entertains her audience in order to help transform their lives. Alionka […]

181 Be Vulnerable and Open Up the Conversation – Jenny Carr

Connection, Purpose, Audience, Vulnerable, Food 181 Be Vulnerable and Open Up the Conversation – Jenny Carr Summary Every speaker wants their audience to open up and be vulnerable. But you have to first set the stage. Today’s guest speaks to the importance of letting your guard down and sharing your story so the audience can […]

180 Put Yourself in the Background – Joshua Spodek

Audience, Support, Vulnerable, Listening, Attention 180 Put Yourself in the Background – Joshua Spodek Summary What is the best way to lead and influence an audience? Today’s guest reminds us that the best way to impact others is to put ourselves in the background and focus on them. By supporting people in a non-judgmental way […]

179 Be Willing to Listen to Your Audience – Bryn Drescher

Youth, Audience, Listening, Content, Humor 179 Be Willing to Listen to Your Audience – Bryn Drescher Summary Today’s guest speaks to a youth audience but she takes an unusual approach to connect with them. Instead of just giving advice, she listens intently and pays attention to what they say through art, music, and social media. […]

178 Inviting Your Audience to Tell a Story – Raimonda Jankunaite

Women, Story, Relationships, Networking, Connection 178 Inviting Your Audience to Tell a Story – Raimonda Jankunaite Summary Today’s guest shares her story of helping and inspiring women in business. As she shares the wisdom she has learned, you’ll come away knowing how to elevate and engage your own audience by listening to them and inviting […]

177 How to Learn About Your Audience – Michael Roderick

Audience, Relationships, Connection, Asking, Networking 177 How to Learn About Your Audience – Michael Roderick Summary One of the key aspects of becoming an effective speaker is learning about your audience. Today’s guest delivers actionable steps to help uncover an audience’s most important needs, as well as what to do at the end of your […]

176 Who is Your Audience, and What Do They Need? – Laura Queen

Response, Connection, Space, Engagement, Speaking 176 Who is Your Audience, and What Do They Need? – Laura Queen Summary There are so many things to think about as a speaker that it’s easy to feel it’s all about you. Today’s guest will give you a powerful reminder that it’s all about the audience. She will […]

175 Helping Your Audience Get Past Their Blocks – John Burgard

 Music, Humor, Audience, Blocks, Speaking 175 Helping Your Audience Get Past Their Blocks – John Burgard What do music, workouts, and public speaking have in common? Today’s guest has the answer. He shares how his unusual background and uncommon approach helps him equip his clients and audience members to get past their blocks. Johnny […]

174 How to Engage Your Audience – Heather Monahan

Connection, Relationships, Audience, Engagement, Innovation 174 How to Engage Your Audience – Heather Monahan Summary Every audience is different, and an effective speaker cannot blindly approach every audience the same way. Today’s guest shares her secrets for learning about her audience and crafting an experience that they will respond to. Having reached the C-suite in […]

173 Inviting Your Audience to Join the Dream – Gareb Shamus

Audience, Community, Trust, Future, Engagement 173 Inviting Your Audience to Join the Dream – Gareb Shamus Summary As a speaker, you are not only asking people to listen to your ideas. You are ideally inviting them to join something much bigger than one person. Today’s guest shares how he invites his audience to join a […]

172 Learning About Your Audience in Advance – Aimee Barr

Audience, Questions, Speaking, Observe, Ask 172 Learning About Your Audience in Advance – Aimee Barr Summary You cannot serve and connect with your audience without first knowing them. Today’s guest shares practical, actionable strategies for uncovering information about your audience that will help you motivate, inspire, and encourage them. Aimee Barr, LCSW is a psychotherapist […]

171 Playing Your Position with the Audience – Alan Stein, Jr.

Audience, Speaking, Relationships, Tribe, Influence 171 Playing Your Position with the Audience – Alan Stein, Jr. Summary Not every speaker is a great fit for every audience. It takes a special communicator to stay within his or her lane and realize when they are not a good fit for a particular tribe. Today’s guest will […]

170 Feedback Helps You Connect with Your Audience – Farnoosh Torabi

Finances, Feedback, Audience, Connecting, Information 170 Feedback Helps You Connect with Your Audience – Farnoosh Torabi Summary Speaking is not a one-way street where information flows from you to the audience. Today’s guest shows you how asking for feedback from your audience—whether it’s a podcast, live, or other type of audience—helps you connect and serve […]

169 Helping People Get Out of Their Own Way – Dolores Hirschmann

Summary The phrase “It’s not about you” perhaps applies most of all to a TEDx organizer. Today’s guest shares how she puts the focus on others and helps people get out of their own way … not only in life, but also in her work with TEDx. Dolores Hirschmann is a strategist and coach. She […]

168 Empowering Women through TEDx – Alexandra Fowler

Summary No matter what your background, you can use skills from any field to help you plan and organize a TEDx event. This is especially true of today’s guest, who brings a wealth of experience in producing and event planning. She will inspire you with her pursuit of excellence and desire to serve and empower […]

167 It’s All About Community – Alysia Dahir

Summary All TEDx events share common elements: speakers, an audience, event organizers, and more. But each event is also an experience that is unique to its own time and place. Today’s guest shares how she has taken unique aspects of her local community and integrated them into her TEDx event for greater impact. Alysia Dahir […]

166 Discovering the Possibilities as a TEDx Organizer – Shelly Govila

Summary Today’s guest brings a unique perspective as a TEDx organizer who operates in an “east meets west” cultural setting. Shelly Govila shares how she has been a key part of organizing the TEDxWanChai event in Hong Kong and how it has opened up so many possibilities in her life. An avid follower of TED […]

165 The Importance of an Irresistible Idea – Tamsen Webster

Summary Many people who view a TED talk realize that preparation is an important part of the process. Today’s guest helps us see that when you combine serious preparation with an irresistible idea, the result can be magic. Tamsen Webster is an acclaimed keynote speaker, “idea whisperer,” and message strategist. She has a combined twenty […]

164 Spreading Great Ideas Through TEDx in Prison – Ajit George

Summary TEDx events take place in all kinds of locations and communities. Today’s guest takes us behind the scenes of his efforts to spread great ideas in an unexpected setting: prisons. Ajit George is a TEDx organizer, creative marketer, serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, and dream catcher who divides his time between Wilmington, Delaware and Virgin Gorda, […]

163 The Power to Create Community – Sarah Spang

 Summary A TEDx event not only impacts the community where it takes place. It also impacts those who help plan and organize it. Today’s guest shares how being a part of TEDx has helped her connect with both those who attend and participate, as well as the community around them. Sarah G. Spang is […]

162 Becoming an Ambassador to Your Community – Chris Daley

Summary TEDx events have a global impact since the speaker’s talks can be viewed online. However, the events also have a local impact by influencing their communities in surprising ways. Today’s guest is the organizer of TEDxPittsburgh, and he shares how the event helps people become ambassadors to the community. Chris Daley is an award-winning […]

161 Building Bridges in India – Raashi Saxena

 Summary TED talks have helped people from all cultures and walks of life come together to appreciate great ideas. Today’s guest is the founder of a TEDx event in India, and she shares her passion and wisdom for serving the global community through TEDx. Raashi Saxena is a passionate community builder, former design engineer, […]

160 The Difference Between Speaking & Spreading an Idea – Josh O’Connor

Summary Although TEDx events consist of short, focused talks, it’s not just about “public speaking.” Today’s guest helps us understand the critical difference between speaking and spreading idea, and how this distinction comes to life at TEDxUCLA. Joshua S. O’Connor is an Assistant Director of Leadership and Involvement, in the Office of Residence Life, within […]

159 Planning an Intentional and Excellent Event – Cathey Armillas

Summary With so many TEDx events around the world, you may have noticed that the quality can vary among speakers and locations. Today’s guest is the organizer of one of the largest TEDx events in the world. She shares the team’s process of creating an event with both intentionality and excellence. Cathey Armillas is an […]

158 All About TEDxAruba – Elton Arends

Summary How does an employee of the government in Aruba become a TEDx organizer? On today’s episode, you’ll hear Elton Arends’ amazing story of how TEDx helped him meet new people and begin impacting more lives through his work with TEDxAruba. Elton Arends is the Creative at 360 degrees innovation. He loves helping to resolve […]

157 Creating an Inclusive & Diverse Event – Cherie Ward

 Summary Each TED event is focused on “ideas worth spreading.” Our guest today truly embodies this idea as the organizer of a TEDx event that includes a diversity of speakers across disciplines and genres. You’ll be inspired by Cherie’s creativity and passion for helping spread ideas in an ever-changing society. Cherie A. Ward, Ph.D. […]

156 Involving Your Community in the Process – Dora Dzvonyar

Summary Each TEDx event is unique to its community. On this episode, our guest shares her perspective on organizing TEDxTUM, which takes place in a university setting. Dora’s experience and practical approach to involving the community will help you be more successful in your speaking and organizing as well. Dora Dzvonyar is currently pursuing her […]

155 Impacting the Community through TEDxBuffalo – Alexandra Opiel

 Summary Alex Opiel has seen consistent growth in the TEDxBuffalo event over the last eight years. On this episode, she shares her passion for TEDx, how the event is organized, and why speakers must be in love with their idea. Alexandra Opiel is the director and license holder of TEDxBuffalo. Now in its eighth […]

154 A Glimpse Behind the Curtain of TEDx

 Summary On this introductory episode of Season 8, we take a behind-the-scenes look into the history of TED and how a TEDx event is produced. We also reveal the ten most popular TED talks and why each is so powerful. We’ll explore: The history of the TED Talks movement. What the “x” in TEDX […]

153 Interpret Your Personal Journey – Mandy Antoniacci

What does an audience truly want? Do they come just for information or to hear a speaker read from notes or slides? Today’s guest offers a powerful reminder that an audience wants you to interpret your personal journey. By stepping into the shoes of the audience and understanding what moves them, you can create a […]

152 Channel Your Message – Nicole Moore

There are many methods speakers use to communicate their message. Today’s guest shares how she uses the concept of channeling your message in order to impact an audience. You’ll learn practical tips for preparation along with many other insights into becoming a more effective speaker. Nicole Moore, love coach and founder of Love Works, helps […]

146 Never Take from the Stage – Sharon Pope

What is your speaking really about? Is it about your, or about the audience? Our guest today shows why your speaking is all about your audience and solving problems for them. She offers a powerful reminder that you are there to give, not to take. Sharon Pope is a certified Master Life Coach specializing in […]

143 Storytelling for Transformation – Jennifer Kem

 Many speakers understand the power of stories, but what is the goal of storytelling? Our guest today believes it’s all about transformation and giving the audience an experience. In this interview, you’ll learn practical ways to organize and select your stories, as well as other incredible tips to engage your audience. Jennifer Kem is […]

142 Becoming Vulnerable with Your Audience – Adrienne Dorison

 What is the best way to connect with your audience? Our guest today shares an unconventional answer: becoming vulnerable with your audience helps you connect in a powerful way. She also offers tips to help you become more vulnerable and effective in your speaking. Adrienne Dorison is the CEO of Lean Growth Group, a […]

141 Creating a Multi-Sensory Experience – Cameron Brown

Do you want to take your speaking to the next level? Our guest today shares how he does this by engaging multiple senses and using the power of music and film. You’ll come away with ideas and inspiration to make your own talks more effective and create a unique experience for your audience. Born and […]

140 Be Clear That You Are Here – Charreah Jackson

 When you are speaking, it’s easy to be distracted by various concerns and not be truly present with your audience. Today’s guest reminds us that we need to own our moments, be present with the audience, and be in the room with who is in the room. Before turning 25, Charreah had battled cancer, […]

139 Developing Authority as a Speaker – Jesse Johnson

 Do you speak because you have authority, or do you speak in order to gain authority? Today’s guest reflects on what it means to develop authority as well as practical ways to go about it. Jesse Johnson is a success and mindset coach with a very unique approach to money and spirituality. She works […]

138 Get Your Ego Out of the Way – Teresa de Grosbois

 As a speaker, your ego sometimes stands front and center and creates chatter that makes it harder to be effective. Today’s speaker shares practical guidance for getting your ego out of the way by surrendering, becoming more authentic, and forgiving yourself. Teresa de Grosbois is a 4x bestselling author and an international speaker sought […]

137 Walk on Stage Feeling Prepared – Melanie Deziel

 As a speaker, it’s not enough to have great content. You must also be prepared to deliver that content in a compelling way each and every time. Today’s guest shares practical strategies for preparing for a talk so you can deliver an exceptional experience for your audience. Melanie Deziel is an award-winning branded-content strategist, […]

136 Put the Audience First – Sarah Kaler

It is easy to plow through a talk that you have delivered before. But is that what will serve the audience best? Today’s guest will help you understand why every talk must be relevant to the specific audience. She also shares lots of practical tips for putting your audience first and connecting with them.   […]

135 Understand What Your Audience Needs – Laura Templeton

You may deliver the same talk numerous times, but no two audiences are the same. Today’s guest will help you grasp the importance of understanding your audience and what they need. She also shares practical ways to engage with your audience and receive feedback to make your talk even better.    Laura Templeton is the […]

134 Connecting with Your Audience – Mike Ganino

What does an audience truly want from a talk? It’s not just about information—they crave an experience. Today’s guest reveals why it’s vital to connect with your audience instead of phoning it in, and practical ways to create a great experience for them.   Mike Ganino is a recognized expert in culture design and a speaker at national and […]

133 Nothing Takes the Place of Preparation – Susan RoAne

 The best way to serve your audience is to prepare thoroughly for your talk. We know that preparation is important, but what does it specifically mean? Our guest today breaks down her preparation process and shares lots of practical tips that will help you better connect with your audience.  Susan RoAne is an in-demand international keynote speaker […]

132 Share All of You – Shane Ram

 When we think about sharing our story with an audience, it’s tempting to focus on the “successful” parts. But today’s guest helps us see that sharing our whole selves, and our whole story, is the best way to impact an audience.   Shane Ram is the CEO of STEP HR Consulting, Founder of Scientific Happiness, […]

131 Be Vulnerable and Share Your Story – Daniel Thomas Hind

 What is the best way to connect with your audience? Is it by promoting yourself as an expert and master of our topic? Our guest today will help you see the counterintuitive wisdom of impacting your audience by being vulnerable and sharing your story.  Daniel Thomas Hind is the founder of EvolutionEat, a transformational weight […]

130 Giving Before You Give to Your Audience – Chanie Wilschanski

We often think of public speaking as delivering information to our audience. But it’s much more than that. Today’s guest will help you understand how to give more generously to both your audience as well as those in need.   Chanie Wilschanski is an early childhood leadership coach and CEO of DiscoverED Consulting. Her leadership program is designed to help […]

129 Do the Hard Work – Cass McCrory

 Summary We know that success doesn’t usually come quickly or easily. But what does it actually take to create a thriving business based on your passion? Our guest today reminds us that success involves a lot of hard work, but also a lot of fun if we approach it correctly. Cass McCrory is a […]

128 Stop Robbing Yourself of Your Best Work – Jason Van Orden

Summary Many people believe that success only happens when you can present a perfect version of yourself and your content to the world. Our guest today shows us that the opposite is true. He reveals how we rob ourselves of our best work, and what to do about it. Jason Van Orden helps thought leaders […]

127 How to Leverage Your Big Talk – Jamie Broderick

Summary You’ve written, rehearsed, and prepared to give a successful big talk. But delivering your talk is not the end—it’s just the beginning. Today’s guest reveals how to leverage your big talk to create multiple streams of income and accelerate your success. Jamie Broderick is a visibility strategist who helps entrepreneurs become market leaders by […]

126 The Magic of an Outline – Mari Carmen Pizarro

Summary Although a book and a big talk are two different ways of reaching people, a great outline can make both easier and more effective. Today’s guest will show you how to use an outline as the basis for each one. You will also learn why both a book and a talk are so vital […]

125 Listen to Your Audience – Chris Schembra

Summary How does a person become an effective and influential speaker? Is it all about strategy? Connections? Authority? Popularity? Today’s guest reveals that the secret is much simpler: to become a speaker, you must first learn to be an audience. You’ll learn why empathy, listening, and developing a touchpoint with people are vital keys to […]

124 Show Up and Do the Work – Tony Howell

Summary Artists, speakers, and authors often battle the “Resistance”—the term author Steven Pressfield uses to describe the forces that work against our creativity. Today’s guest shares how he has taken action to overcome Resistance and build his speaking and writing career while impacting thousands of lives. Tony Howell is the Founder and CEO of Creative […]

123 Structuring Your Book or Big Talk – Ruschelle Khanna

Summary Success in writing a book or crafting a big talk doesn’t come by accident. Our guest today reveals tips and strategies for approaching your book or big talk in a structured process that will help you make purposeful progress toward your goals. Ruschelle Khanna is a Lyme-Literate psychotherapist in private practice in midtown Manhattan. For […]

122 Protect Your Time – Liz Bywater

Summary Your book or big talk won’t create itself—you must make time to bring it into existence. But with so many distractions in your life, how is this possible? Today’s guest reveals several strategies for being productive and protecting your most valuable asset: time. In addition, she shares how writing and speaking can impact your […]

121 Start Before You’re Ready – Tara Rae Bradford

Summary Do you wait to take action until you feel completely ready? Today’s guest will challenge you to dive in and realize that taking action is the most important part of achieving your dreams. Tara Rae Bradford is an international growth strategist & success coach. She is the founder of The Potentialista®, a global mentorship […]

120 Listening to Your Call – Angela McKinney

Summary In the push and pull of everyday life, and the endless choices we have as creative entrepreneurs, it’s tempting to lose sight of your call. Today’s guest will share her story of listening and staying true to her call, and challenge you to do the same. Angela McKinney, a nationally recognized mindset and recovery […]

119 Embrace Your Authentic Self – Rick Gabrielly

Summary It is easy to feel pressured to copy another author or speaker’s success. After all, those strategies and practices worked for them—why couldn’t they work for you? Today’s guest reminds us that it’s vital to be your authentic self and find what works for you instead of trying to be someone else. Rick Gabrielly is […]

118 Practicing Ease & Alignment – Ellen Palmer

Summary As a speaker or writer, it’s easy to be focused on the final product of a speech or a book. But it’s not only about the product, it’s also about the process. Today’s guest reveals strategies that have helped her practice ease and alignment, two qualities that have allowed her to connect with audiences […]

117 Set Extraordinary Expectations – Kristin Smedley

Summary What happens when life throws you a curve ball? Our guest today shows us that you can not only learn to cope—you can thrive by rising to the occasion and helping others set extraordinary expectations for themselves. Speaking and writing can play a big part in this process. Kristin Smedley is an award winning […]

116 Capturing Your Voice – Stacy Berman

Summary What happens when you have a message burning inside you, but you don’t consider yourself a writer? How do you share your voice with the world? Today’s guest shows us that it’s possible to create a fantastic book by working with a ghostwriter. You’ll hear why she chose this method of writing a book […]

115 Leveraging a Book to Build Your Business – Allan Ting

  Summary It’s easy to find a stage or an audience if you are a well-known celebrity or a high-level leader. But what if you are not well-known and don’t have much social proof? Our guest today will share how he leveraged his book to build a business. These are principles you can put into […]

114 Going Deeper with the Process – Mary Fran Bontempo

Summary Writers and speakers pursue their craft for all kinds of reasons. Today’s guest will remind you of the most important “why”—connecting with an audience and changing their lives. She shares her speaking and writing journey, and will challenge you to go deeper with the process. Mary Fran Bontempo is a speaker, author, and humorist […]

113 Picasso Every Time – Nick Morgan

Summary Some artists, like Picasso, create a masterpiece once and hang it on the wall. Others, such as public speakers, must create an amazing experience every time they give a talk. Today’s guest breaks down his processes so you can see how he impacts audiences on both the page and the stage. Dr. Nick Morgan […]

112 The Secret to Becoming a Great Author & Speaker – Lolly Daskal

Summary What is the secret to impacting audiences through writing and speaking? Is it confidence? Charisma? Eloquence? The answer may surprise you. Today’s guest reveals counter-intuitive wisdom, gained from decades of leadership, on how to impact your audience whether you are writing or speaking. Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches […]

111 Why Not Me? – Naphtali Hoff

Summary Is it possible to move from education to entrepreneurship—two fields with very different skill sets? Today’s guest answers an enthusiastic “Yes!” He’ll share how he overcame fear and is using speaking and writing to embark on a new career path that is changing lives. Naphtali Hoff, PsyD, is President of Impactful Coaching & Consulting. […]

110 How to Structure Your Book or Big Talk – Dr. Angela Lauria

Summary Do you want to write a book but don’t know how to get started? Today’s guest reveals a simple and practical framework that forms the structure your book. You’ll also learn how to apply this same framework to your next big talk. Dr. Angela E. Lauria is the founder of The Author Incubator™ and […]

109 Growing Your Business with a Big Talk – Gene Hammett

Summary With so many technologies and online tools available today, is it necessary to speak in order to grow your business? Our guest today not only believes so—he is living proof that speaking can form a great foundation for business success. Gene Hammett turns everyday entrepreneurs into FORCES of nature in their market. He sorts […]

108 An Introvert’s Leap into Public Speaking – Morra Aarons-Mele

Summary How does a self-described “hermit entrepreneur” make the leap into giving a big talk? Our guest reveals how she worked through her fear and began speaking. You’ll also learn why it’s important to know yourself and forge your own path for success. Morra Aarons-Mele is an entrepreneur, author, and a leading forecaster of business, […]

107 Leading through Stories & Self-Awareness – Chris Cebollero

Summary For thousands of years, people have told stories to relate their experience and influence others. On today’s episode, you’ll hear from a leader who continues this tradition by telling stories that impact his team, his live audiences, and his readers. You’ll also learn why self-awareness is such a key part of leadership and communication. […]

106 Begin with the End in Mind – Jenn Lederer

Summary What do you want your audience to take away from your talk? That is the question on the mind of today’s guest every time she prepares to speak. She reveals why she begins with the end in mind, plus other practical tips from her writing and speaking journey. Jenn Lederer is a motivational speaker, […]

105 From Philanthropy to Entrepreneurship – Nathan Chappell

Summary How can the philanthropy business help someone develop skills as an entrepreneur? Today’s guest shows you how. You’ll discover how to use your current setting in life to help propel you to greater success. Nathan Chappell serves as Senior Vice President of Philanthropy at City of Hope, one of the nation’s top National Cancer […]

104 A Doctor’s Prescription for Writing & Speaking Success – Dr. Tasneem Bhatia

Do you feel too busy to write or speak? On this episode, you’ll discover how one doctor finds time to do both while running a successful practice and raising a family. Dr. Taz Bhatia, MD is a nationally recognized physician specializing in integrative and functional medicine. Founder of CentreSpringMD, an acupuncturist and nutrition specialist, she […]

103 Increasing Your Exposure through Writing & Speaking – Dorie Clark

It’s the eternal question for speakers: Should I write a book before I begin speaking? Our guest today helps us see that the book and the big talk go hand in hand. Dorie Clark is an adjunct professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You and Stand Out, […]

70 HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO GET OFF THE STAGE? (Part 2)

Listen to The Big Talk’s featured guests tell us how they know it’s time to end. Guests include: Petra Kolber, Tony Howell, Jessica Sherr, Joe Ricci, Jo Becker, Mark Sanborn, Kathy Searle Judith Kelman, Tova Katz and Tracy Davidson. What you’ll come away with. Droning on and on is bad. You do not want to […]

69 HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO GET OFF THE STAGE? (Part 1)

Listen to The Big Talk’s featured guests tell us how they know it’s time to end. Guests include: Tamsen Webster, Bob Burg, Terri Trespecio, Greg Kachejian, Alexis Fishman, Scott McKain, Cady Huffman, Neen James, Elizabeth Van Meter and Darcie Siciliano. What you’ll come away with. Droning on and on is bad. You do not want […]

68 THE BEST OF- HOW DO YOU DROP IN? (Part 2)

Get the skinny on how The Big Talk’s featured guests drop in and find their flow. Guests include: Petra Kolber, Tony Howell, Jessica Sherr, Joe Ricci, Jo Becker, Mark Sanborn, Kathy Searle Judith Kelman, Tova Katz and Tracy Davidson. What you’ll come away with. Put the focus on the audience. And you may not remember […]

67 THE BEST OF- HOW DO YOU DROP IN? (Part 1)

Get the skinny on how The Big Talk’s featured guests drop in and find their flow. Guests include: Tamsen Webster, Bob Burg, Terri Trespicio, Greg Kachejian, Alexis Fishman, Scott McKain, Cady Huffman, Neen James, Elizabeth Van Meter and Darcie Siciliano. What you’ll come away with. Put the focus on the audience. And you may not […]

66 THE BEST OF- TELL ME ABOUT NERVES, STAGE FRIGHT, BUTTERFLIES (Part 2)

Hear how nerves effect the featured guests on The Big Talk. Guests include: Petra Kolber, Tony Howell, Jessica Sherr, Joe Ricci, Jo Becker, Mark Sanborn, Kathy Searle Judith Kelman, Tova Katz and Tracy Davidson. What you’ll come away with. Name it something else. Use your nerves as your energy.

65 THE BEST OF- TELL ME ABOUT NERVES, STAGE FRIGHT, BUTTERFLIES. (Part 1)

Hear how nerves effect the featured guests on The Big Talk. Guests include: Tamsen Webster, Bob Burg, Terri Trespicio, Greg Kachejian, Alexis Fishman, Scott McKain, Cady Huffman, Neen James, Elizabeth Van Meter and Darcie Siciliano. What you’ll come away with. Name it something else. Use your nerves as your energy.

64 THE BEST OF- HOW DO YOU GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY? (Part 2)

Listen to the practical ways The Big Talk’s featured guests get out of their own way. Guests include: Petra Kolber, Tony Howell, Jessica Sherr, Joe Ricci, Jo Becker, Mark Sanborn, Kathy Searle Judith Kelman, Tova Katz and Tracy Davidson. What you’ll come away with. We all get in our own, way. Recognize it and call […]

63 THE BEST OF- HOW DO YOU GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY? (Part 1)

Listen to the practical ways The Big Talk’s featured guests get out of their own way. Guests include: Tamsen Webster, Bob Burg, Terri Trespicio, Greg Kachejian, Alexis Fishman, Scott McKain, Cady Huffman, Neen James, Elizabeth Van Meter and Darcie Siciliano. What you’ll come away with. We all get in our own, way. Recognize it and […]

62 THE BEST OF- WHAT KIND OF PLIES ARE YOU DOING? (Part 2)

Take in all the ways our featured guests incorporate plies into the preparation of their big talk. Guests include: Petra Kolber, Tony Howell, Jessica Sherr, Joe Ricci, Jo Becker, Mark Sanborn, Kathy Searle Judith Kelman, Tova Katz and Tracy Davidson. What you’ll come away with. Repetition is everything.

61 THE BEST OF- WHAT KIND OF PLIES ARE YOU DOING? (Part 1)

Take in all the ways our featured guests incorporate plies into the preparation of their big talk. Guests include: Tamsen Webster, Bob Burg, TerriTrespicio, Greg Kachejian, Alexis Fishman, Scott McKain, Cady Huffman, Neen James, Elizabeth Van Meter and Darcie Siciliano. What you’ll come away with. Repetition is everything.

60 THE BEST OF- FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT (Part 2)

Drop in to the wildly different answers our featured guest share on this topic. Guests include: Petra Kolber, Tony Howell, Jessica Sherr, Joe Ricci, Jo Becker, Mark Sanborn, Kathy Searle Judith Kelman, Tova Katz and Tracy Davidson. What you’ll come away with. Never fake it, unless you can fake it in order to make it. […]

57 THE BEST OF- HOW IS YOUR PREPARATION LIKE THAT OF AN ATHLETES? (Part 1)

Hear how the featured guests prepare for game day! Guests include: Tamsen Webster, Bob Burg, Terri Trespicio, Greg Kachejian, Alexis Fishman, Scott McKain, Cady Huffman, Neen James, Elizabeth Van Meter and Darcie Siciliano. What you’ll come away with. Find your inner athlete and do what works for you.

56 THE BEST OF- HOW DO YOU SHOW UP FOR YOURSELF? (Part 2)

Take in how featured guests on The Big Talk show up for themselves. Guests include: Petra Kolber, Tony Howell, Jessica Sherr, Joe Ricci, Jo Becker, Mark Sanborn, Kathy Searle Judith Kelman, Tova Katz and Tracy Davidson. What you’ll come away with. There are a million ways to show up for yourself, but you have to […]

55 THE BEST OF- HOW DO YOU SHOW UP FOR YOURSELF? (Part 1)

Take in how featured guests on The Big Talk show up for themselves. Guests include: Tamsen Webster, Bob Burg, Terri Trespicio, Greg Kachejian, Alexis Fishman, Scott McKain, Cady Huffman, Neen James, Elizabeth Van Meter and Darcie Siciliano. What you’ll come away with. There are a million ways to show up for yourself, but you have […]

54 THE BEST OF- HOW DO YOU INCORPORATE CHOREOGRAPHY IN YOUR BIG TALK? (Part 2)

Hear what our featured guests think about choreography and movement and how they incorporate it in their big talk. Guests include: Petra Kolber, Tony Howell, Jessica Sherr, Joe Ricci, Jo Becker, Mark Sanborn, Kathy Searle Judith Kelman, Tova Katz and Tracy Davidson. What you’ll come away with. Choose why and when to move in your […]

53 THE BEST OF- HOW DO YOU INCORPORATE CHOREOGRAPHY IN YOUR BIG TALK? (PART 1)

Hear what our featured guests think about choreography and movement and how they incorporate it in their big talk. Guests include: Tamsen Webster, Bob Burg, Terri Trespicio, Greg Kachejian, Alexis Fishman, Scott McKain, Cady Huffman, Neen James, Elizabeth Van Meter and Darcie Siciliano. What you’ll come away with. Choose why and when to move in […]

52 (The Best Of) Dramaturgy And Editing, Do You Need It? (Part 2)

Drop-in with our featured guests’ answers on how important getting professional feedback is to your big talk. Guests include Petra Kolber, Tony Howell, Jessica Sherr, Joe Ricci, Jo Becker, Mark Sanborn, Kathy Searle Judith Kelman, Tova Katz, and Tracy Davidson. What you’ll come away with: Editing is crucial. Choose your editor or dramaturg wisely.

51 (The Best Of) Dramaturgy And Editing, Do You Need It? (Part 1)

Drop-in with our featured guests’ answers on how important getting professional feedback is to your big talk. Guests include Tamsen Webster, Bob Burg, Terri Trespicio, Greg Kachejian, Alexis Fishman, Scott McKain, Cady Huffman, Neen James, Elizabeth Van Meter, and Darcie Siciliano. What you’ll come away with: Editing is crucial. Choose your editor or dramaturg wisely.

50 (The Best Of) How Do You Honor Your Point Of View? (Part 2)

Hear each featured guest’s distinct approach to honoring your point of view. Guests include Petra Kolber, Tony Howell, Jessica Sherr, Joe Ricci, Jo Becker, Mark Sanborn, Kathy Searle Judith Kelman, Tova Katz, and Tracy Davidson. What you’ll come away with: You’re uniquely you.  That’s what makes your Big Talk interesting.

49 (The Best Of) How Do You Honor Your Point Of View? (Part 1)

Hear each featured guest’s distinct approach to honoring your point of view. Guests include Tamsen Webster, Bob Burg, Terri Trespecio, Greg Kachejian, Alexis Fishman, Scott McKain, Cady Huffman, Neen James, Elizabeth Van Meter, and Darcie Siciliano. What you’ll come away with: You’re uniquely you.  That’s what makes your Big Talk interesting.

48 (The Best Of) How Do You Get To A Place Of Sounding Unrehearsed? (Part 2)

Hear how featured guests of The Big Talk get to a place of having a conversation, not giving a speech. Guests include Petra Kolber, Tony Howell, Jessica Sherr, Joe Ricci, Jo Becker, Mark Sanborn, Kathy Searle Judith Kelman, Tova Katz, and Tracy Davidson. What you’ll come away with: You have to rehearse to sound un-rehearsed.

47 (The Best Of) How Do You Get To A Place Of Sounding Unrehearsed? (Part 1)

Hear how featured guests of The Big Talk get to a place of having a conversation, not giving a speech. Guests include Tamsen Webster, Bob Burg, Terri Trespecio, Greg Kachejian, Alexis Fishman, Scott McKain, Cady Huffman, Neen James, Elizabeth Van Meter, and Darcie Siciliano. What you’ll come away with: You have to rehearse to sound […]

46 (The Best Of) What’s Your Writing Process? (Part 2)

Get the inside scoop on how The Big Talk’s featured guests write their Big Talk. Guests include Petra Kolber, Tony Howell, Jessica Sherr, Joe Ricci, Jo Becker, Mark Sanborn, Kathy Searle Judith Kelman, Tova Katz, and Tracy Davidson. What you’ll come away with: More is more. (At least at the beginning of the process!)

45 (The Best Of) What’s Your Writing Process? (Part 1)

Get the inside scoop on how The Big Talk’s featured guests write their Big Talk. Guests include Tamsen Webster, Bob Burg, Terri Trespicio, Greg Kachejian, Alexis Fishman, Scott McKain, Cady Huffman, Neen James, Elizabeth Van Meter, and Darcie Siciliano. What you’ll come away with: More is more. (At the beginning of the process)

19 Ram Dass Is A Smart Guy

When we are fully present, amazing things can happen. What you’ll come away with: Being hit by a bike isn’t always a bad thing. Recreating the past can be.

17 Don’t Apologize, Ever

Why apologizing has no place in this process. Unless you are late to rehearsal, then you should definitely apologize. What you’ll come away with: How apologizing affects your audience. What to do instead of apologizing.

13 How To Get Out Of (And Stay Out Of) Your Own Way

There are so many things we do that prevent a productive day or interfere with the success of a life-changing talk. When that happens, we have to own it and make a change. What you’ll come away with: How to identify when you are getting in your own way. And what you can do to […]

10 Your Bag Of Tricks And How To Stop Reaching Into It

We all have bad habits that we fall into as a speaker and performer. Find out how to identify what’s in your bag of tricks and how to stop reaching for it. What you’ll come away with: Why you reach into your bag of tricks. What to do instead.

09 Fake It Till You Make It

Faking it until you make it is a scientific reality. What you’ll come away with: Your body can trick your brain into feeling more confident when you need to feel more confident.

07 Think Of Yourself As An Athlete

Speaking can take the same mental preparation as an elite athlete. So we should always prepare like one. What you’ll come away with: Athletes and speakers are not that different. What you can do to prepare for your life-changing talk.

06 Just Show Up

How deciding to show up can create unknown opportunities for success. What you’ll come away with: If you just show up, you increase the chances for success by 80%. And all you have to do is decide.

03 POV (Point Of View)

Your point of view is unique to you. Here are some examples of POV and why it’s so important for your big talk. What you’ll come away with: What is film POV, theater point of view, literature point of view? How can a clear POV give my talk more authenticity?  

01 You’ve Been Asked To Say Something Important (Now What?)

Where to start the process of writing your big talk can be overwhelming. Apply a few simple steps to getting the words onto the page creating an abundance of material. What you’ll come away with. There are three important things you should start with. Knowing your audience is super important.

00 The Big Talk With Tricia Brouk

Would you like to give a life-changing TED Talk or Keynote? I’m a director/choreographer and writer. I love directing. I love being in the room with people who are passionate about the stories they are telling. Getting to the heart of what you are saying is thrilling to me. That’s why I started The Big […]