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The Nicole Holland Show

Jul 19, 2018

Deciding to take the stage to give a talk can be incredibly scary but Tricia Brouk knows just how to calm those fears and have you speaking like a pro!

Tricia Brouk is an award-winning director, writer 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 TEDx Lincoln Square 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. The series she directed, 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 NYC Independent Film Festival.

She also hosts The Big Talk a podcast on iTunes, where interviews people who talk for a living.

In this episode, Tricia shares how she leverages her unique style and diverse background in theatre, film, and television production to teach you how to overcome your fear of public speaking.  

Refusing to become a starving artist and determined to make her own dreams a reality, Tricia began her business building journey with zero overhead and doing things on her terms from an early age.

Here’s some of what we cover in this interview:

Tricia’s Journey to Entrepreneurship (2:59-7:08)

Tricia had seen plenty of her peers struggling to pursue their craft but had no interest in being a starving artist! This motivated her to figure out how to make ends meet in a different way.

Find out what she did to create her first business from an idea that allowed her to maintain the lifestyle she wanted, in order to bring her dreams to fruition.

Tricia’s Three Tips for Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking (10:06-12:06)

Tricia breaks down the three questions that you need to ask yourself before you take the stage if you have any fears around public speaking.

She explains that thinking about how your message will impact your audience, and your deep desire to fulfill your mission will push you past your fears.

Tips for Scaling Your Business (23:51-28:57)

Tricia shares her experience in growing her team from a very early stage and how she hires the right help.

Being relentlessly committed to hiring the right talent has allowed her to scale her business and automate it so she’s able to say yes to projects and opportunities that excite her.

If you’d like to learn more from Tricia, visit for her Free 7 Step Formula For Fearless Speaking,

Continue the conversation with Tricia here…







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