104: Coexisting with Fear, and Building Confidence and Competence in Public Speaking with Tricia Brouk 

by neeta bhushan


Hey loves! In today’s episode, I am joined by the fabulous Tricia Brouk!

“We can learn to coexist with fear. I still get nervous, and I have been on thousands of stages. I still get nervous. And the reason that you have that fear is because you care.” – Tricia Brouk

Tricia Brouk is an award-winning director, producer, Broadway performer, and speaker coach. She has toured the world in classical modern dance, choreographed for the Lucinda Childs Dance Company, and is the founder of The Big Talk Academy and author of The Influential Voice.

In this episode, you’ll join Tricia and me as we talk about how Tricia went from graduating college with $600 and a one-way flight to New York City to becoming an entrepreneur and speaker coach. We dive into how to coexist with fear, and how to build confidence and competence through an effective feedback loop. 

In today’s episode, we talk about:

  • Learning to coexist with fear
  • Why we experience crippling fear and paralysis
  • How to make it about your audience when you speak
  • The proper ways to rehearse public speaking
  • Your job as a speaker and storyteller
  • What makes a great speaker

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Connect with Tricia:

– Find Tricia on Instagram @tricia_brouk

– Visit her website at https://triciabrouk.com/

– Check out Tricia’s podcast, The Big Talk Podcast, here

– See Tricia’s masterclass here: https://livemasterclass.triciabrouk.com/art-big-talk-mc

If you loved this episode… 

– Then be sure to listen to Episode 1:‘Being Brave in Reinventing Yourself. Apple | Spotify

-You’ll love Episode 90: How To Build Confidence & Charisma Through Seasons of Pivots, Reinvention & Transition With Vanessa Van Edwards.  Apple | Spotify

-Episode 40: ‘Being Brave in Putting yourself out There even Through Facing Rejection’ is right up your alley! Apple | Spotify

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