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Do you dream of becoming a TEDx speaker? Are you ready to create your own signature talk? If so, you’re going to love today’s interview! In this episode of the IHML Show, we’re talking with Tricia Brouk, award-winning director, writer, filmmaker and the executive producer of TEDx Lincoln Square. In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, she applies her knowledge and expertise to the art of public speaking. Tricia recently directed and produced a documentary short called, “This Dinner Is Full,” which was the official selection at the New York Women in Film and Television Short Festival. She also hosts “The Big Talk,” a podcast on iTunes where she interviews incredible people who speak for a living.

As a former professional dancer and actor turned writer, producer and director, Tricia is no stranger to the stage. But it wasn’t until she helped a friend prepare for a TEDx Talk that Tricia realized she could also help speakers share their message on stage. She is an expert at capturing the essence of someone’s message and is on a mission to help influencers create their “big talk” so they can make a BIG impact. So if you’re ready to move forward with speaking in your business, today’s episode will give you tangible and powerful steps to take. Tricia will inspire you to release perfection, move past your fears and share your gifts with the world.

During this episode, we’re going to cover…

  • How she transitioned from the entertainment industry to helping speakers create their “big talk”
  • The important differences between a keynote speech and a TED Talk
  • The incredible method she uses to dive into the heart of a speaker’s message
  • The best tips for structuring your big talk (what you should and should NOT include)
  • Tricia’s step-by-step process to overcome stage fright
  • How you can put yourself out there and start gaining speaking experience, right now

One of my favorite quotes from this episode is this:

“I am extremely determined. I think outside of the box. I’m not afraid to fail and I think that’s one of my biggest, one of my best qualities is if I don’t know how to do something I’ll still try and just ask people along the way. I don’t wait until I have all the answers ever. I just dive straight in and figure it out as I go along.” – Tricia Brouk

About Our Guest:

Tricia Brouk’s passion for storytelling has shaped her worked in film, television, and theater for over twenty-five years.

Her work has been featured on Black Box for ABC, The Affair for Showtime, and Rescue Me on FOX, as well as in Lasse Hallstrom’s The Hoax with Richard Gere. She received a Golden Thumb award from Roger Ebert for her choreography on John Turturro’s feature film Romance and Cigarettes, where she worked closely with James Gandolfini, Kate Winslet, Susan Sarandon, Eddie Izzard, Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, and Bobby Canavale.

She’s directed award-winning shows like the web-series Sublets, which won Best Comedy at the Vancouver Web-Fest, and the short documentary This Dinner is Full, which earned Official Selection at The New York Women in Film and Television Short Festival and The New York Independent Film Festival.

Tricia is committed to producing and directing stories that entertain, uplift, and foster an exchange of ideas. As the Executive Producer of TEDxLincolnSquare, she curates the top speakers in the country, and her production company, The Big Talk Productions, shoots documentary shorts on the thought leaders making an impact on our world.

About The IHML Show:

Tune into the I Heart My Life Show with Success Coach Emily Williams to learn how to design a life you love, manifest more success and wealth, move past fear and blocks and create joy in your life and business. Emily and her world-renowned guests will help you create a life that’s better than your dreams and give you tangible action steps to get there — quickly. She’ll cut through the fluff and share what’s worked for her and the world’s most successful people. She believes that success is an inside job — not just about another strategy. The I Heart My Life Show will help you finally heart your life, experience extraordinary success, make more money, live according to your own desires and give you permission to go after what you really want.

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