The Influential Voice: Saying What You Mean for Lasting Legacy

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.

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A Message from Tricia:

Whatever has brought you here today, I want you to know you have a powerful story to tell. You have a fire. You have a purpose. You have a calling.

You have a chance to shake this world for the better. You can change our narrative with your voice. And I want to help.

When I set out to write The Influential Voice, I knew it was my chance to gift you the resources you need to amplify your voice on and off of the stage. 

In the midst of a tumultuous year when all of America seemed to be consumed with divisive, harsh actions and rhetoric, I knew it was a time instead to encourage a new kind of communication—one filled with empathy, inclusion, and consciousness. Stories were out there that the world desperately needed to hear, and it is my mission to amplify them.

I couldn’t control the decisions of our leaders in addressing the pandemic. I couldn’t change that innocent Black lives had been tragically lost at the hands of racial injustice. I couldn’t change any of this in the world, but I could create a tool to help us all influence and change our corners of it.

This is a book about how to be a good human being, while learning how to be an effective, dignified and loving communicator. It is incredibly personal and hopefully incredibly informational for any speaker who is ready to share their story with the world.

In The Influential Voice, you will find out how to…

  • Uncover and work through your limiting beliefs about yourself.
  • Use your voice with great responsibility.
  • Get past fear and identify where it’s really coming from.

You’ll also gain access to…

  • A total technique package—from rehearsals to performances to feedback.
  • The art of the pitch to help you land those big speaking opportunities.

This book is a guide, but it’s also a piece of my heart for you. I want to see you change the world, and I know this can help you do it.

I believe in you. 
I believe in your voice. 
I believe in your bravery to powerfully tell your story. 
I believe we’re going to change the world together.

Let’s get started.

“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,
Best Selling Author The Soulful Art of Persuasion

About Tricia:

Tricia Brouk is an international award-winning director. She has worked in theater, film, and television for three decades. Her work includes the writing of two musicals, both produced in New York City, a one-woman show, and four documentaries, two eligible for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominations. She had an extensive career as a dancer performing all over the world. 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 has shepherded more than fifty speakers onto more than fifteen TEDx stages in under three years. 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. She directed and produced The Big Talk Over Dinner: Race and Immigration that premiered at the Be Your Best Self Expo in 2020. She was awarded Top Director of 2019 by the International Association of Top Professional and is relentless about her vision of amplifying voices all over the world. Tricia lives in New York City with her husband, Joe Ricci, and their two cats, Lola and Bella. Their building faces the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater where she gets to watch young dancers realize their dreams every single day.

"Tricia Brouk is a master who leads us, as the readers, on a journey as if we were in a masterclass with her. She gives us her best in this easy to read book, reminding us about our purpose, the need for us to share our individual voice, and then... the how. It's one thing to cheer-lead and it's another to be shown the steps for how to get there. The Influential Voice reminds us about purpose, guides us to get through fear, and teaches us how to prepare and pitch, letting us in on techniques for rehearsal and performance as well. It doesn't matter if you're a professional speaker or if you simply want to get a message across, The Influential Voice is for you!"
Dr Wayne Pernell
Breakthrough Success Coach
"The Influential Voice: Saying what you mean for lasting legacy packs a lot of powerful advice into 150 pages. I read it last night and was very inspired. I have been speaking in front of audiences for over 50 years. I've spoken at Google, Marriott, and Habitat for Humanity, and I have two TEDx talks. I have studied speaking for decades and my bookshelves are full of books on how to be a better speaker. The majority of these books focus on the mechanics of speaking. Tricia Brouk's book is about the deeper spirit of your speaking. It's about how you want to make the world a better place by sharing your voice. This is not just a book for speakers or people who aspire to be speakers. It’s for anyone who wants to be an influential voice in the world, whether you’re on a stage or not. If you have something to say, something you believe in, something you feel is important to bring into the world, you need to read this book."
Andrew Bennett holding the influential voice book
Andrew Bennett
Keynote Speaker, 2x TEDxSanJuanIsland Presenter, Leadership Consultant, Executive Coach, University Professor, Magician
"From the moment you open the Influential Voice you have an opportunity to expand your understanding of the art of speaking and much, much more. Inside you will find accessible ways of exploring, not only effective pathways for sharing your voice, but for discovering new dimensions in your own message. As a result, the process becomes as transformative for you, as the speaker, as it does for your audience. In this elegant guide, Tricia models this masterfully as she shares her voice---from the inspiring story of her journey to honing the craft and skills that create the foundation for powerful speaking. Unlike the over-popularized concept of "influencer," this approach and practices support messages that invite curiosity and engagement--- a platform for generosity---speaking “with” your audience vs “to” your audience. From the very first chapter, her process provides tangible strategies and exercises that help us to connect, and reconnect, aligning our words with our intentions. Each following chapter provides additional, invaluable strategies and exercises, weaving together the elements that enable us to share messages that contribute to creating a better world. This brilliantly written book models is an amazing gift, ---for speaking as well as modeling what it means to step into the world fully."
Marisa Zalabak
Futurist, TEDxFarmingdale Speaker, Author, Consultant, Psychologist
"Tricia is a true master at teaching and guiding those who feel called to make a difference in the world discover their authentic voice and speak their truth. I’m delighted that everyone will now get to experience the brilliance and magic of her work in this enlightening and transformational book! High praise for The Influential Voice!"
Keiya Rayne holding the influential voice book
Keiya Rayne
International Speaker, Transformational Healer, Success Coach
"This book that Tricia has written is powerful. I can attest to the whisper, the little voice, and the desire to speak. I didn't understand it yet I knew it was there and when I finally met Tricia I began to understand that it was a real thing. Tricia has a way of cracking you wide open to finding your voice and your purpose so you can finally speak up and out loud, find and live your purpose, and share your idea worth spreading. Reading this book and participating in the worksheets throughout will absolutely give you clarity and bring you closer to your truth. We are all waiting and when you are ready, we will be listening."
Angelique Santana with infuential voice book
Angelique Santana
Speaker, Author, Coach, Chef
“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.)
⁣“This should be a textbook...correction...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, 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
Thought-Leader and Author
“She 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
TEDxFarmingdale 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, do’s 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
TEDxFarmingdale Speaker, Author, and High-Performance Executive Coach

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