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The Influential Voice

Saying What You Mean for Lasting Legacy

Foreword by Nydia Han
Published by Post Hill Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

A compilation of stories, personal and historical, that remind us of the power of our voice—along with practical techniques for how to use your voice, on stage and off, in a way that will be the most effective. 

With over thirty years of experience in film, TV, and theater, Tricia Brouk uses her platform to create a safe, inclusive space for others to learn how to share their stories. The Influential Voice is a powerful reminder of the responsibility we have to use our voices for good, and that by staying silent, we are preventing someone from hearing our powerful story. When you become an influential voice and share your story, you can change—and even save—a life.

Tricia Brouk is an international award-winning director. She has worked in theater, film, and television for three decades. In addition to her work in the entertainment industry, Tricia applies her expertise to the art of public speaking. Tricia founded The Big Talk Academy where she certifies speakers in the art of public speaking. She was the executive producer of Speakers Who Dare and TEDxLincolnSquare and now The Big Talk Live. She is currently being featured in a new documentary called Big Stages, which highlights the transformation of her speakers. Tricia’s commitment and devotion to inclusion is a priority as all of her shows, events, and communities are diverse. She curates and hosts the Speaker Salon in NYC, The Big Talk, an award-winning podcast on iTunes and YouTube. The Influential Voice: Saying What You Mean for Lasting Legacy was a #1 New Release on Amazon in December 2020. She was awarded Top Director of 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals and Top Ten Speaker Coaches in Yahoo Finance in 2021. Her documentaries have received critical acclaim—winning Best Documentary Short at The Olympus Film Festival and Los Angeles Movie Awards.

"Tricia has an ability to connect to the truth of who you are and what you want to do in this world, even if you have fears about speaking that truth. What's important to note is that she will not take you where you aren't willing to go. You don't have to have all of the answers, but you have to be willing to move with her. That's what I see The Influential Voice as. It's an invitation to all people who have been hearing a whisper inside of themselves, telling them to speak up and speak out." 

– Antuan Magic Raimone, TEDx Speaker, Universal Swing of Broadway's "Hamilton," Author, and Soldier of Love

"A delightful and effective guide for those of us who are committed to crafting our big talk. With the use of real stories, samples, dos and don'ts, and even cheat sheets, Tricia Brouk teaches us how to identify our purpose, define our values, and nail our life's mission. A complete guide 'from scratch' from deciding what's an idea worth sharing to pitching the talk. Step by step. I love how practical this is. This book is a must-have!"
 

– Mari Carmen Pizarro, TEDx Speaker, Author, and High Performance Executive Coach

"There is something sacred about walking through your fear and taking the microphone to tell your story—to find your voice and to share it in a way that can touch others. Tricia has a real skill for preparing you to do just that. She will help you identify your unique message, provide you with the tools to guide you to effective practice, and coach you to powerfully share that message with a global stage. This book contains the wisdom that Tricia poured into me as I prepared for one of the most magical days of my life: the day I took the TEDxLincolnSquare stage. I wish for every reader of this book a magical day on a big stage." 

– Pamay Bassey, TEDx Speaker, Chief Experience Officer, The My 52 Weeks of Worship Project

"The Influential Voice is a supportive guide for those whose powerful truths need to be shared with the world. In this inspiring collection of personal and historical accounts, Tricia reminds us of the responsibility that comes with using our voices to elevate humanity." 

– Alexander S. Vindman, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.)

"Nothing changes the world more than powerful stories. All of us have an inherent responsibility not only to find our purpose and our voice but once found, to share that unique story to inspire the world. Tricia has created the only book that shows you how to find it and take that critical next step of sharing it." 

– Jason Harris, Co-founder & CEO Mekanism, Bestselling Author of "The Soulful Art of Persuasion"

"The textbook for anyone that has something important to say but isn't sure how to go about becoming an influencer. Whether you're looking to give your big talk or you're just looking to make a difference in this world, Tricia lays out the instructions simply, thoughtfully, and realistically." 

– George Andriopoulos, CEO of Launchpad Five One Six, Author, TEDx Speaker, Executive Producer of TEDxFarmingdale, Host of "The Launchcast" podcast

"This book is not just an incredibly inspiring guide to raise your unique and authentic voice, it motivates every reader to take immediate action to find their purpose in life as well as the courage to step out of their comfort zone and in front of an audience. Tricia's refreshing way of instilling confidence, eliminating self-doubt, and introducing easy yet very effective daily tactics to become highly productive allows every reader to establish themselves as powerful influencers in the world actively impacting change. If you know you have something to say but are unsure of what it is or why it matters, you will know after reading this book."   

– Irina Soriano, Head of Enablement at Seismic, Thought-leader, and Author

"Tricia Brouk is the quintessential mentor to all those who want to use their voices to make a difference in the world. Her words in The Influential Voice are so powerful and relatable, encouraging you to embrace the uniqueness of you. This book is a must-read for anyone who speaks, not just professionally, but personally." 

– Lady Didi Wong, International Award-winning Keynote Speaker, and Hollywood TV and Film Producer