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Public speaking is people’s #1 greatest fear. But why are we so scared of it? Is it because we’re afraid to be judged by others or is it because we aren’t passionate about the ideas we’re speaking about? When you get in front of an audience and you’re actually passionate about the idea, the fear vanishes. Your desire to spread knowledge and awareness is felt by the audience, neutralizing the fear of judgement.

This is why we’ve witnessed the rise of TED talks in recent years. When people speak on their greatest passions, the audience receives the content in full force. On this episode of Creative Warriors, we are joined by TEDx Lincoln Square organizers, Tricia Brouk & Jamie Broderick to discuss just what goes into a TEDx conference.

With Jamie, a visibility strategist who helps shine the spotlight on entrepreneurs and leaders and Tricia, the director/producer who helps speakers craft their content, they make the perfect team to tackle an event of this magnitude.

Download this episode today to learn about the behind-the-scenes effort of a TEDx conference, and what you can do as an applying speaker to increase your chances of getting onto the stage!


“It’s an environment to create community and help each speaker lift everyone else up.” – Tricia Brouk & Jamie Broderick 

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Highlights –

  • Stay in your own lane when collaborating with a creative partner.
  • Pitch ideas and themes, not your business, books, or personal brands.
  • Passion for the idea is what separates those who get selected and those who don’t.
  • Use elements of theatre and drama when explaining complex, academic subjects.
  • Share the idea from your point of view to give a unique lens.
  • Be sensitive to the collective consciousness of the greater world.
  • Express your progress on the idea to the organizer before the event.
  • Rehearse your speech in similar environments to simulate the day of.
  • Business is making commitments and then fulfilling them.

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