It would be no exaggeration to say, “You are here to serve humanity.”
(We have that in common.)
You’re brilliant. Talented.. Passionate. You’re already successful, and now you desire more.
You are ready to own being a movement-maker!
And yet, sometimes you question how it’s going to happen.
You are a speaker in your mind and heart. You are an influential voice.
You have an abundance of valuable ideas.
You have a deep, white-hot desire to effect lasting transformation in your audience.
And how many times have you stopped short of delivering your biggest idea because you doubted whether you could effectively convey it as passionately as you feel it?
How many times have you sat in front of your computer, wishing you had a framework to support the process, desiring a safe space to test material and the confirmation that ensures you walk away with an amazing talk?
You are certain you’ve been entrusted with a mission to spread this idea, and you honor the weight of this responsibility.
And if you’ve had any of those feelings as you’ve worked toward writing your Big Talk, know that you are not alone.
An overwhelming majority of my speakers experience these exact feelings before we work together, whether they’re prepping for the TEDx stage, The Speaker Salon, or other important stages they routinely take.
This is exactly why I created The Big Talk Academy. My signature speaker program for you.
You are a changemaker, way-shower, disruptor, thought leader.
Catalyst, advocate, mentor, teacher. Expert, author, coach, and healer.
You are a change agent at the leading edge of transformation.
You speak because you have to. Deeply called, you are here with a BIG purpose:
And you take this responsibility seriously. As do I. This is urgent, it’s important. And your voice matters.
Consider me a loving messenger from your future self:
It is time to move from being a good speaker to being a great speaker.
(Hey, you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t want me to tell you the truth. And that is one of the things I am… a truth teller.
It’s how I help my speakers uncover and deliver their most compelling Big Talk. More on that in a minute.)
You see yourself on that big stage, hear the applause welling from the audience, and witness your bank balance grow from well-compensated, aligned speaking gigs…
And, it’s not even about that. It’s about:
It’s about reaching the people you were put on this planet to influence, inspire, and transform.
You know that your message has the potential to impact millions.
Are you ready to deliver it, on the world’s biggest stages?
If you got the call tomorrow, to speak in front of the biggest audience of your career, or for the most influential people to your cause, or to a room packed with the very people you are passionate to serve…
Would you be ready?
If you are frozen, like a deer in headlights… (Blink, blink.)
If the answer is No, not yet…
The thing is, you absolutely MUST be ready when the opportunity to share your message with the world presents itself… because you never know when you’ll get a last-minute call to host, emcee, take a big stage or step in for another speaker.
If you hesitated, doubted, or scrambled for even just a moment before answering a resounding YES…
Then Big Talk Academy is for you. And your time is NOW.
I’m an international award-winning director, author and Executive Producer of events like Speakers Who Dare and TEDxLincolnSquare, and The Big Talk Live, I produce the highest caliber of speaker. My clients are from all over the world and I have helped thousands of speakers craft big talks and level up their speaker game. No matter where my clients are from, they all have one thing in common. And that’s getting the support they need to speak for global impact. In less than three years I’ve put 50+ speakers onto 15+ TEDx stages, 15 of whom went on to the TED.com main stage. And Ten of my speaker took the TEDxFarmingdale stage in 2020.
Inside The Big Talk Academy, You will learn how to hone your transformational talk for the greatest impact and get onto the world’s most influential stages—so your story can heal and inspire millions of people.
You have a powerful, world-changing story to tell. And I can help you be heard.
During this process, you will find your voice, so you can share your very important message and help make the world a better place:
You will have a safe container of non-judgment and compassion, powered by deep listening skills to draw out your best performance.
You can trust me—with your story, your trauma, your weakness, your person. We go deep and then come up healed so your message can be shared.
Inside BTA, you can be fearless. You have the freedom to get dirty and be vulnerable and even awkward first—we put you at ease.
You will experience my gift for pulling out the detail on which the whole talk hinges, a knack for seeing the miraculous in the simple, or the magic and majesty in the mundane.
You will live into our values of diversity and inclusion, moving through the world to be accepting of all human beings.
You will get first hand access to my performance expertise with 30 years’ international award-winning experience in theater and entertainment. You get to come to the table and have direct access to my razor-sharp business acumen, grit, courage, an artist’s soul, and a generous heart.
You have one job, and one job only: to be a beacon to the beacons, who support, inspire, and lovingly push to shine your light on the world.
My signature speaker program
Introducing, The Big Talk Academy:
The Big Talk Academy provides guidance, mentorship, feedback, and a playground for testing your work—and a unique, proven approach that builds your talk one step at a time.
How do we do it?
The entire Certification Program can be completed virtually in the comfort of your own space. We’ll cover step-by-step each topic you need to master to create your Big Talk, including mastering your mindset, nailing the writing process from unforgettable opening to show-stopping close, crafting the perfect pitch, and performing on your dream stages.
You’ll get immediate access to our online community, filled with world-class speakers who are excited to support you in sharing your message. Big Talk Academy Graduate Jazz Biancci shared about the community: “I felt safe. I knew everyone was cheering me on and sending me good vibes, just as I was to them. The caliber of the people were priceless, the talks were impactful, and the connections made will blossom into future collaborations.” Our private community is also where you get daily support from me as you progress through our certification curriculum.
Twice each month, we’ll gather via Zoom video conference, where you can ask me anything: about your talk, opening, or content, as well as my opinion on conferences and TEDx events. Get guidance for your upcoming pitches, performance notes, and expert instruction on organizing your ideas for maximum impact.
We keep The Big Talk Academy small so that you get the experience of working with me personally throughout our 12 weeks together. I have worked with speakers who have spoken at Google, Pinterest, The United Nations, Congress, the FDA, the Fearless Women’s summit and countless TEDx stages. My speakers have gone on to be represented by the same bureaus who represent Mel Robbins, Suzie Orman and Bob Woodward. I’ve even worked with a speaker who testified at President Trump’s impeachment hearings. You’re going to be getting guidance curated with YOUR talk in mind, as I draw on my experience and my network to support you in getting your message heard.
Once we’ve massaged your idea into a full presentation, you’ll get exclusive access to apply to a curated virtual showcase. This is your chance to perform your Big Talk for me and influencers and also get live direction and feedback for your polished performance.
Your successful completion of The Big Talk Academy means that you’ll be officially Certified as a Big Talk Graduate. You’ll be listed on a special website where top meeting planners visit to seek out the best talent for their stages. You also get a The Big Talk Academy Speaker badge that you can add to your email signature and website, letting potential meeting planners know that you’re the real deal and their audience will be safe in your hands.
In short, you’re getting top-level mentorship so you can finally craft and perform your world-changing talk on the stages of your choice.
Ready to learn how you can show up in The Big Talk Academy?
My signature speaker program
These are the results you get from The Big Talk Academy:
Your Big Talk Matters Now More Than Ever…
We are at a pivotal moment in history.
Old paradigms are being challenged.
New ways of being and communicating are emerging.
Old problems need fresh perspectives and solutions.
Where do you stand?
What role will you play?
Who do you want to be a hero to?
Your story is meant to be heard.
You can change or even save someone’s life through your talk.
Your voice is a vehicle of influence. Your story is your legacy.
So…. What are you going to do about it? Do you dare to change the world?
Help me change the world!
Great Speakers Aren’t Born. They’re Made.
A great speaker is prepared. Practiced. Polished.
I would add: Real. Authentic. They trust themselves on stage and present their message with unshakable courage and confidence.
In our age of viral videos and the relative ease with which we can put content out into the world, the only way to truly cut through the noise and make a meaningful impact is to:
This is exactly what The Big Talk Academy offers.
No ordinary speaker training, The Big Talk Academy is a transformational intensive toward showing up in your higher purpose as a communicator.
It is never too late—or too soon—in your speaking career to begin your journey to your Big Talk.
Expand your reach. Accelerate your growth. Elevate your delivery as a speaker to world-class levels. And join The Big Talk Academy today.
If you walk onto a stage and you’re not clear on who you are, there’s a disconnect. The audience won’t trust you, even if they can’t say why.
It is only when we take the time to self-actualize, to dive deep and connect with our purpose, that’s when real change happens. It often means touching the raw beating heart of what we experienced.
This is our approach at The Big Talk. Your Big Talk is built from the inside out. No shortcuts. This gives you with a talk that leaves lasting legacy
This deep, transformational space is not for the faint of heart.
I’m ready to elevate as a speaker!
If you resonate with all we’ve said so far… You are.
The Big Talk Academy Graduates have included:
Here’s a Deeper Look Inside the Weekly Modules…
We start with mindset at The Big Talk Academy because being a powerful speaker is more than just saying words. We teach you how to have a lasting legacy.
Inside this lesson, I’m going to take you on a journey of exploration.
How do you know what ideas are great? How do you know what ideas are fresh and unique? How do you know which idea is the most impactful and why?
Sitting down to your computer or notebook can feel daunting. Guest what? We all start in the same place. We all start with a blank page.
I’m going to give you the tools to…
If you are not clear on which talk you desire to write, I’m going to help you determine which one is right for you and your business.
Broadway actors do 8 shows a week. They have to show up for each one as if it’s their first. I mean the audience is seeing the show for the first time, not the 8th, right? This means you need to have skills, a technique to be able to always be captivating on stage.
I’m going to teach you…
Once you have your perfect, polished product, you are going to need to be able to pitch it to decision-makers. They are looking for a certain language and I’m going to teach it to you.
I produced a live virtual event as the culmination of The Big Talk Academy. You will have the opportunity to perform at the Virtual Showcase and shine.
Speakers I’ve mentored have gone on to:
Prior to this program, the only way to have access to my training and guidance was to work one-on-one with me in my live-and-in-person Speaker Salon, a minimum five-figure investment.
I wanted to offer this same level of training and preparation to a broader audience, make it accessible on a 100% virtual platform, and empower even more people to be the beacon they are here to be—for a fraction of that entry fee.
The world needs your voice, your story, more than ever.
Don’t keep your audience waiting any longer for your Big Talk.
Claim your spot on the world’s most influential stages.
And create, deliver, and pitch the Big Talk, you know will change the world.
Join The Big Talk Academy today and take your place among a global community of thought leaders.
Choose your best-fit option:
I want you to feel fully supported in joining The Big Talk Academy.
Book a call with a member of my team to answer any other questions you may have.
Do I get any 1:1 time with Tricia?
How much time is this going to take from my life?
Will I get lost in the sea of the speakers?
Hesitating? Have questions?
I get it.
I know you’re scared. That’s normal. Transformation is not for the faint of heart.
More than one Big Talk Academy alum has come back with stories of how this work changed their lives. (You can read more of their stories below.)
Many of them reached this decision point and also felt terrified.
But here’s what you need to ask yourself:
What changes if you join the Big Talk Academy?
What changes if you don’t?
What do you miss out on if you join us?
And what do you miss out on if you don’t?
Here’s what I know for sure… Every success story, every radiant Big Talk Academy alum who shared the wins I listed above and more, began with a YES. Began with an investment (and belief) in themselves.
None of it can happen… until you commit and say YES.
You can do this. I believe in you. I am here for you, along with the rest of this amazing Big Talk community. We all are.
The world needs your Big Talk.
I can’t wait to see you on the other side.
P.S. Need more info, on how you can show up in The Big Talk Academy?? Book a call with a member of my team to answer any other questions you may have here.