Mature Women Achieve Success with Jane Mudget

0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0032:22 Mature Women Achieve Success with Jane Mudget Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPlayer EmbedShare Leave a ReviewListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSSpotify Jane Mudgett, author of the book  Five Alive, is a speaker, coach and trainer. She shares with Rena her journey of living intentionally to insure the health…

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0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0032:22 ignificant at 70 and beyond with Jane Mudget Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPlayer EmbedShare Leave a ReviewListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSSpotify 0

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0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0023:10 Significant at 70 and Beyond Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPlayer EmbedShare Leave a ReviewListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSSpotify In this series of 6 episodes Rena explores her desire to remain relevant into her senior years. As this is s ever growing topic of interest and concern for…

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0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0035:33 Use Your Brand to Tell Your Best Story with Jenny Midgley Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPlayer EmbedShare Leave a ReviewListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSSpotify Jenny is a brand strategist, photographer and story teller who helps her clients tell their most compelling story to drive sales. 0

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0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0031:09 Cyber Safety with Laura Clark Fey Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPlayer EmbedShare Leave a ReviewListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSSpotify Though cyber security has been around for a good long time, the recent escalation of ransomware attacks including the Colonial Pipeline hack, among others, it begs the question…

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0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0026:58 Find Your Path with Victoria Hines Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPlayer EmbedShare Leave a ReviewListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSSpotify Victoria is a creative career coach whose mission is to empower creative artists to define their  own version of success and build a holistic and sustainable career path…

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0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0035:28 The Straight Skinny About Speakers’ Agencies | Shelly Harrison Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPlayer EmbedShare Leave a ReviewListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSSpotify Shelly Harrison is a former banking executive with more than 25 years of experience, is now banking on professional speakers. She is the CEO and…

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0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0033:07 Staying Relevant with Dr. Holly Sullenger Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPlayer EmbedShare Leave a ReviewListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSSpotify Rena’s guest is sought-after speaker, trainer and facilitator, Dr. Holly Sullenger, known for being able to present high-level topics in ways that make the content easy to understand.…

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0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0030:45 Deep Dive Into…Well, Everything | Jane Boston Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPlayer EmbedShare Leave a ReviewListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSSpotify Rena’s guest is Jane Boston, Principal Lecturer and Course Leader on the Masters in Voice Studies degree program at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama…

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0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0042:32 Immunity and Sleep in the Time of COVID | Eve Vennari Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPlayer EmbedShare Leave a ReviewListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSSpotify Rena talks with heath and wellness expert Eva Vennari about how to keep our immunity strong and upgrade our sleep habits. 0

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0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0042:32 What About that Dialect? Reduce, Eliminate or Embrace? | Eve Breneman Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPlayer EmbedShare Leave a ReviewListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSSpotify Eve Breneman, Chicago theatre dialect coach, joins Rena to discuss the state of theatre in the time of COVID and the controversial topic…

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0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0025:40 Get a Better Night’s Sleep | Dr. Melissa Leedy Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPlayer EmbedShare Leave a ReviewListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSSpotify Dr. Melissa Leedy, clinical psychologist and Founder of Legacy Counseling Services, joins Rena to talk about insomnia and what to do about it. In addition…

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0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0026:32 Voicing Tricky Conversations | Merianne Drew Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPlayer EmbedShare Leave a ReviewListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSSpotify One of the most challenging aspects in sustaining relationships, whether personal or professional, is communication. Especially daunting are those tricky conversations where emotions and needs can be highly…

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0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0023:18 Using Your Voice To Build Your Business | Aurora Gregory Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPlayer EmbedShare Leave a ReviewListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSSpotify Acclaimed marketer, author and speaker Aurora Gregory talks with Rena about how public speaking can promote your brand and raise your bottom line. 0

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0.75x 1x 1.25x 1.5x 2x 0:0029:43 Laughing Yoga | Pamela Prather Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPlayer EmbedShare Leave a ReviewListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSSpotify In this episode Rena talks to renowned voice trainer and laughing yoga instructor Pamela Prather about laughter as a stress releaser, confidence builder and immune system booster. Pamela teaches…

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While in Scottsdale recently I met a group of remarkable young women. They produce a podcast called “Empowered Together.” Their focus is highlighting the many ways women are empowering themselves and others to achieve professional and personal goals. I was thrilled that they invited me to share about vocal empowerment-how voice training can help us…

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Advice from the Voice Lady – Rena Cook “Help, I caught something and I have lost my voice – what should I do?” I hear that a lot these days. As your personal “Voice Lady,” I want to offer a few suggestions that might help us use our voices better as we navigate the Time…

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Building a professional speaking career is highly gratifying and also very challenging. The National Speaker Association makes that a whole lot easier. Among the benefits of membership in NSA is a copy of Speaker Magazine. I read it each month with relish. Three months ago I submitted a few thoughts on resonance and here it…

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One of the great perks of the work I do is sharing it with amazing women like Charis Retherford. She recorded our conversation for her podcast Citizens of Tulsa. Check it out! You can listen to the episode here: https://citizensoftulsa.com/blogpo/2019/1/29/finding-your-voice-feat-rena-cook 0

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Thanks to the National Speakers Association’s Chuck Gallagher, the host of Voice of Experience, for this interview. I am honored to share some thoughts about the speaker’s resonance. You may not have been born with the golden vocal folds of a James Earl Jones, but there is a lot you can do to make your…

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In case you don’t read beyond the first paragraph, I am going to start with the really great news. If you are a fan of South Park, you will find this announcement even more exciting. Eliza Jane Schneider was part of the South Park team from 1999 to 2003, among many other things. Look her up on IMBD—she…

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With two highly successful Women’s Marches, the “Me too” movement, “Time’s Up,” “Enough is enough and the numbers of women recently elected to political office, both locally and nationally, there is no doubt that this has been the year of the women! Women in record numbers are finding their voices figuratively and literally. Much is…

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Now before I go into power without press, it might be helpful to know that I trained actors my entire adult life. Now I started life as singer/actor/dancer and thought I was bound for Broadway. But I quickly discovered that teaching was where it was for me. Teaching is about us, whereas performing is all about me. Right? Not only that, but what did you think of my performance. I know, right?

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I started to see the application to what I call real people. You know, non-theater people, they could use those skills. And so, I just slowly started looking around to see if there was interest. And then when I decided to leave OU, I wanted to try this other career as a corporate voice, speech, presentation coach, to see if there was a need for that.

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Bucket list item #1: Do a TED talk. And…Check! Last Friday I did a talk for TEDxOU! It was amazing and gratifying in all the ways you would expect – the red circle on the floor, thought leaders from diverse backgrounds with challenging topics issuing forth in unique and inspired ways, opportunities to engage with…

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In Episode 29 of Sally’s Performing Arts Lab Podcast, I talk with world-class vocal coach Rena Cook whose new book, Empower Your Voice: Women In Business, Politics And Life comes out in February. I’m your podcast host, Sally Adams. Every week I talk to people about creating original work for a live audience.

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A woman came to me recently saying she wanted to develop a compelling and persuasive voice. When I ask what she meant by that, she responded by saying, “you know, lower and louder.” I wanted to hear her talk more so I continued to ask questions, like what feedback had she been given about her…

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Thanks to Brad Post and Create The Movement for asking me to share my passions for all things voice.  Enjoy listening! –Brad Post with Create the Movement Podcast 0

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On January 21, 2017, I marched in Oklahoma City, while millions of other women marched around the world raising our collective voices! Now, more than ever, women are activated, engaged, filled with the hope that when we are truly heard positive change will happen! Today more women lead cities, states, companies and countries. Hillary Clinton…

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“Find your voice” is a phrase we hear in a lot these days: in finding a voice to speak truth to authority, in finding your voice as a women, in finding your voice as a writer or journalist, in finding a voice for a group or community. It can mean finding a clear message, or…

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From Breath in Action, Chapter 12 by Rena Cook “Without mastering breath nothing can be mastered.” G.I. Gurdjieff “…to be inspired– with words, song, dance, or art of any kind – is to breath in, swim in, to merge with the Muse…becoming totally yourself.” Joy Gardner-Gordon  Two common assertions form the foundations of contemporary voice…

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As I am developing the post-OU, new professional chapter of my life, I find that I am becoming more and more energized by the topic of Empowering Women’s Voices. I have technical skills and techniques for releasing the voice, allowing women to have a more powerful, authentic and expressive speaking voice; and I have also…

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When Oklahoma City’s Lyric Theatre decided to stage “Billy Elliot,” artistic director Michael Baron asked Rena Cook to share her expertise. Actors tend to develop a good ear for accents, a necessity when auditioning for a role that requires an authentic-sounding dialect. In the musical theater, think of “Brigadoon” (Scottish), “Cabaret” (German), “Ragtime” (Yiddish) or…

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I have been fascinated and often concerned about how young women grow up using their voices. As a voice trainer, I frequently have to undo years of unhealthy and ineffective vocal usage habits. If you listen to voices on an elementary school playground you hear very little difference between boys and girls, bold, brave, loud,…

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