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Find Their Authentic Voice

Learn how you can take control of your body, define your presence, and communicate your idea with confidence and power.

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Vocal Authority Services

We focus on creating confident and dynamic communicators for professional and personal success through hand-on learning exercises

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Rena's Books

Rena Cook writes books that aim to empower people through the use of their voice in professional arenas while helping them gain more confidence and authenticity

Empower Your Voice

It is inspiring, inviting and informing as it lays out a process for real and lasting change in how a woman expresses her ideas and opinions

Voice Of The
Young Actor

The book explains the nuts and bolts of phonation, articulation, breathing, etc, in a very easy-to-follow and sensible way.

Breath in action

The book shows that if we can learn to breathe better, we may communicate better, act better, sing better, and feel better.

founder of Vocal Authority

Rena Cook

Rena taught High School Drama for 16 years before she graduated to higher education. For the next two decades she taught professional actors, many of whom can be seen on Broadway, film and television. Through Vocal Authority, Rena adapts actor training techniques to help individual and groups be more confident and dynamic communicators.

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A Lesson About Presentation Preparation

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 –…

Find Your Authentic Voice with Rena Cook

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.

A Woman’s Voice & Pitch

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,…