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Episode 043: Delivering Your Most Important Message With Public Speaking

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As an entrepreneur and as a career coach, I meet so many people in both circles who are interested in public speaking—but who keep not getting started in making it happen. There are so many roadblocks to giving your first talk. Some of them are logistical: You’re terrified when you go onstage, you wouldn’t even know how to start writing a good speech. But some are more emotional: Do you have an idea worth sharing? Are you the right person to spread this message?


To those questions, Tricia Brouk answers resounding YES. Our guest on this week’s show, Tricia is a public speaking coach and the Executive Producer of TEDxLincolnSquare—and she’s on a mission to help more people find their story and become who they were meant to be on the stage. And in Episode 43: Delivering Your Most Important Message With Public Speaking she gives her biggest tips for taking the leap and getting started with your big talk.

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In the episode, we’ll talk through:

  • The three big things that hold people back from public speaking
  • How to mine for new ideas and find the heart of your best ideas
  • The amount of work that actually goes into writing (and practicing for) a speech
  • Why it’s always good to ask for help when preparing for a talk
  • Some fun tricks for dipping your toes in the water with public speaking


And, as a bonus, Tricia has shared her guide to the 3 Steps to Help You Begin the Amazing Process of Writing Your Big Talk. You can download it for free here!

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Show Notes (Timings are Approximate):

Tricia’s story and path (2:20)

Why public speaking is important for your career (5:50)

Stories of speakers who have catapulted their careers (7:40)

What holds people back from getting started with public speaking (12:00)

Baby steps to get started public speaking (13:30)

Tips on the speechwriting process (16:50)

A realistic speechwriting timeline (19:40)

Tricia’s one big piece of advice for prospective public speakers (24:25)

About Tricia’s offerings (25:50)

Final thoughts for speakers (28:00)

Rapid fire travel questions (28:50)


Resources Mentioned on the Show:  


The Big Talk podcast


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