Tricia Brouk is an award winning director. 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 Speakers Who Dare, a TEDx producer and she's 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.

The series Sublets, won Best Comedy at the Vancouver Web-Festival. 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 curates and hosts the Speaker Salon in NYC,  The Big Talk a podcast on iTunes and directs and produces The Big Talk Over Dinner a new TV series.

Episode Overview:

  • How to create the WOW factor when introducing yourself
  • Confidence tips in how to engage new people
  • Common speaker mistakes
  • What makes a great speaker
  • How to connect with a speaker after a big talk
  • And so much more

If you are clearly yourself and not who you think they want you to be; you will be authentic. They will trust you and there will be so many connections where people will introduce themselves.

Confidence tips in how to engage new people

  • Practice communicating to people
  • Create a scenario of mild stress – practicing in front of the mirror won't work because your body will betray you. You will get butterflies in your stomach, you will get sweaty palms or dry lips but if you practice under mild stress, you will know what to do when you have butterflies in your stomach.
  • Practice the art of asking people about themselves. When you are an active listener, people will remember you far more than if it is only about you.

Best tips on how to engage with the speakers after their speeches

As a speaker, you must prepare of the “after party”. People will come ask you questions or come to you to get your energy and ideas. So make sure your energy stays up. Make sure that you stay engage with your audience.

If you are someone who wanted to talk to the speaker, find out who is the speaker's assistant is and email the assistant so that your email or message will go directly to the speaker. This is because most speakers are really tired and won't remember every conversation that he or she had after the event.

How to look for a speaker:

What Tricia looks for in a speaker is the idea. If the idea moves her and she thinks that the world needs to hear about it, then she will move to the next phase which is knowing who this person is whether they are aligned in their lives and in their business idea, are they willing to talk about it and finding out if they are good human beings.

Common mistakes a speaker makes:

  • Air quotes
  • Blaming anyone else for any technical issues
  • Never apologize for any mistakes

Resources:

Speaker's Training: The Speakers Salon

Get The 7 Step Formula to a Fearless Speaking by texting TRICIA to the numbers 44-222

Connect with Tricia:

Website: TriciaBrouk.com

Facebook: The Big Talk with Tricia Brouk

LinkedIn: Tricia Brouk

Twitter: @TriciaBrouk

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