Vocal Authority and the Oklahoma Women Trial Lawyers Collective present
The Expressive Litigator: Her Voice in Law
This Event Has Been Postponed Due to COVID-19
Presentation Skills For The Competitive Edge
Do you want a more powerful vocal presence in your practice and in the courtroom?
Does your voice reflect your skill, knowledge and experience?
Do you want to learn voice techniques that will train you to be more authoritative and persuasive in all legal situations?
Want to lose your “lawyer voice” and find an authentic sound that draws the jury to you?
Level Up Your Trial Presentation Skills
Join a small group of female lawyers for a weekend intensive of practical and transformative voice, body language and storytelling techniques. You will be inspired by the intimate rustic setting at the Post Oak Lodge, northwest of Tulsa, OK.
Whether you represent plaintiffs, defendants, businesses, individuals, or groups this retreat will enhance your communication skills.
Located in the Rolling Hills of Oklahoma
Surrounded by the rolling Osage Hills, POSTOAK Lodge & Retreat sits on 1,000 acres just minutes from downtown Tulsa. From weekend getaways to group events, POSTOAK provides banquet space, comfortable accommodations with spacious common areas, and leisure activities.
Lodging is included.
Meals are included
Space is limited
Hear From Women Who Have Experienced This Training
Topics and Activities
Tuning Your Instrument
During this session, we will cover Releasing Habitual Tension, Alignment for Ease, Breath for Power, and Resonance for Projection followed by hands-on Coaching.
Time: 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Time: 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Find Your Authentic Story Telling Voice
Time: 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Time: 7:30AM - 8:15AM
Time: 8:30AM - 9:00AM
Catching Their Interest
During this session, we will cover Vocal Warm-up, Pitch Variety, Rate Variety, and Volume Variety followed by hands-on Coaching.
Time: 9:15AM - 12:00PM
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Capturing Their Hearts & Coaching
During this session, we will cover Taming Performance Anxiety & Owning the Room, Making Words Matter, and Using Key Words followed by hands-on Coaching.
Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Time: 4:00PM - 4:15PM
Using Action Verbs to Stimulate Imagination & Coaching
Time: 4:15PM - 6:00PM
Time: 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Gesture & Body Language
Time: 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Time: 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Sharing Opening/Closings and Vocal Warm-up
Time: 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Takeaways & Action Plan Moving Forward
CEO & Founder
Rena Cook is a Professor Emerita, TEDx speaker, trainer, and author. She is the founder of Vocal Authority, a training consultancy serving attorneys who want to use their voice in more commanding and authentic ways.
Rena 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. She recently finished Her Voice in Law with co-author Laurie Koller, attorney and founder of the Oklahoma Women Trial Lawyers Collective, available soon through the ABA.
Rena has an MA in Voice Studies from London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, an MFA in Directing from the University of Oklahoma, an MA in Guidance & Counseling from the University of Tulsa. Rena’s guilty pleasure is voice animation and video game characters.
Natalie Andrews is a voice coach, actor, musician, and producer currently based in Phoenix, AZ where she owns and operates Songbird Studios, teaching singing and music classes to learners of all ages and vocations.
Originally from Louisville, KY, Natalie earned her BFA in acting from the University of Oklahoma where she later taught as an adjunct professor, leading voice classes for actors in training under the mentorship of Rena Cook.
She is a certified corporate voice trainer with Vocal Authority, helping entrepreneurs, speakers, lawyers, and politicians put their best voice forward. Natalie specializes in helping people overcome performance anxiety and connect authentically with their audience.
She believes in taking a holistic perspective on voice training, integrating many modalities into her instruction, including yoga and mindfulness practices.