More Than Words with Shirley Hall

Shirley Hall is a poet, author, social justice advocate, community leader. Although her focus remains on poetic advocacy, as a free-lance writer and owner of MORE THAN WORDS Halls project range from social and corporate communications to speech writing, personal greetings and public speaking. Additional credits include publication in carious college presses, magazines and community newspapers

In this episode, Shirley shares her intriguing journey to now, her goals and purpose as she moves forward with her very significant life.


Rena Cook

Rena Cook is Professor Emerita at the University of Oklahoma. She is a TEDx speaker, author, voice, speech, confidence, and presentation coach. She is the founder of Vocal Authority, a training consultancy serving attorneys who want to use their voice in more commanding and authentic ways. She has authored several books, including Her Voice in Law, which she co-wrote with Laurie Koller. The book provides additional advice on the above topics and more, and is available at

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