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Brilliant You Podcast with Janet Zaretsky

Aug 1, 2018

There's no question that good television writers have figured out how to hold our attention. What if you could apply that magic to your speaking career?

Developing a talk or presentation can be confusing, time-consuming, and, let's face it, a challenge to our overall confidence. Now imagine you have a structure to follow - a process that will lead you to your most powerful message, clarify your objective and give you the certainty you need to grab and hold an audience's attention. Sounds like a dream, right?

Luckily, the structure does exist. On this episode of the Brilliant You Podcast, our guest reveals how you can use it to create a framework that will result in a presentation that has all of the elements you'd find in a compelling play or television show. She not only shares how she helps her clients find their story and voice, but also the tricks to showing up with confidence even if speaking is a brand new skill for you.

Tricia Brouk is an accomplished writer, director, and producer of film, television and theatre. She is also a highly-sought after speaker and coach. She uses her understanding of storytelling and performance to help her clients develop TED talks and master their presentation skills.  And, she know what works because she's also the Executive Producer of TEDxLincolnSquare in New York City.

In this episode, she describes the steps she thinks presenters need to take to fully realize their authentic story (it's not always what they think) and then develop a presentation that has all of the elements you'd find in a good script.

She also reveals an easy way for anyone to get started in public speaking. She shares a simple process that will help you arrive on the big stage with total confidence with tools to get through anything the day might throw at them.

And, we explore a paradigm shift around the word 'no'. It's an approach that has helped Tricia find opportunities at every closed door - and as a women in the entertainment industry, you know she's had a few of those!

We conclude the episode with a seemingly simple challenge. But, taking it on, might just be harder than you think. Will you say 'yes' to Tricia's test?

If you have ever thought about doing a TED talk, developing a speaking career, or even if you just want to give better presentations at work, this episode of the Brilliant You Podcast will give you the confidence to go for it. Whether you're a powerhouse business woman like Tricia Brouk or you're working your way up to it, the tips revealed in this episode will quickly become regular tools in your kit. And, you'll know how to wield them with confidence!

Here are the resources mentioned in this episode:

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