On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Tricia Brouk back on to the show to share tools to be a fearless speaker. Tricia Brouk’s passion for storytelling has shaped her work in film, television, and theater for over twenty-five years. 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.


In this episode, we discuss:

-The importance of getting clear on your driving reason to take the stage

-The tools that can help you become a fearless speaker

-Differentiating between the speaker’s objectives and their action

-How to communicate your expertise as a conversation with your audience

-And so much more!


“We as an audience want to trust our speakers.”


“If you’re worried about being scared, you’re not focused on the audience and delivering the content.”


“It’s very important to rehearse under mild stress and then continuously increase that stress.”


“We all have a bag of tricks.”


“Never apologize from the stage.”


“The first step is to put yourself out there.”


“We forget that ‘no’ is an opportunity for a new door to open.”


“You have to put yourself out there in order to give your idea and your story the possibility to be heard by anyone.”


“We need to flex the muscle over and over again in order to release the feeling of self-consciousness.”


For more information on Tricia:

Tricia Brouk is an award winning director. She is also writes and choreographs for theater, film and television. In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, she applies her expertise to the art of public speaking. She’s the executive producer of TEDxLincolnSquare and has choreographed Black Box on ABC, The Affair on Showtime, Rescue Me on Fox, and John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes, where she was awarded a Golden Thumb Award from Roger Ebert. And the series she directed, Sublets, won Best Comedy at the Vancouver Web-Festival. She’s written two musicals, a play, a sitcom pilot, and a feature film. The documentary short she directed and produced This Dinner is Full was official selection at The New York Women in Film and Television Short Festival, as well as the New York City Independent Film Festival. She also hosts the Speaker Salon in NYC and The Big Talk a podcast on iTunes.

Resources discussed on this show:

The Big Talk with Tricia Brouk

Tricia Brouk Website

Speaker Hub

The Big Talk Season 5

Email: tricia@triciabrouk.com

Text ‘Tricia’ to 44222 to receive the “7 Step Formula to Fearless Speaking”


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Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!


Xo Karen



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