Empower Your Voice, Inspire Your Voters

Rena Cook is a TEDx speaker, author, voice trainer, presentation coach and Professor Emerita at OU’s School of Drama where she taught voice, speech and dialects. She is the founder of Vocal Authority, a training consultancy serving corporate clients –politicians, attorneys, entrepreneurs, CEOs and sales personnel who want to use their voice in more commanding and authentic ways. She provides voice and speech coaching for the Sally’s List candidates. She is the author of Empower your Voice: For Women in Business Politics and Life, and Voice and the Young Actor, used in drama programs throughout the US and the UK. Her latest book, Her Voice is Law will be published in 2020 by the American Bar Association. Rena has an MA in Voice Studies from London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, an MFA in Directing from the OU, an MA in Guidance & Counseling from TU. Rena’s guilty pleasure is voice animation and video game characters.

What I love most about public speaking is the power of the voice to change our world. People won’t remember what you say, they remember how you said it and how you made them feel. What I love most about what I do is opening a speaker’s voice to encompass the power and clarity of their heart. Face to face, voice to voice communication is the medicine for our troubled times.