Secrets of Top Dollar Speakers – Featuring Rena Cook

Thursday, August 6th, 2020 | [12:00]-[2:00] CDT

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Do you aspire to the TED stage and other high level speaking platforms?

Join us on August 6th to learn the Secrets of Top Dollar Speakers from TEDx speaker, author and Voice Professor, Rena Cook

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Do you dream of sharing your message from the coveted red circle of the TED talk stage? Do you aspire to book top dollar speaking gigs? TEDx speaker, author, and voice Professor, Rena Cook shares high-level secrets of the world’s most compelling speakers. Rena believes you don’t have to be stuck with the voice you think you were born with. In this experiential session, you will discover that how you say it matters more than what you say. How you move, gesture, and stand matters. Decades of training actors and hundreds of corporate clients, Rena knows how to take you from fine to fabulous! You’ll laugh, you’ll learn, you’ll never think of your voice in the same way again.


During this seminar you will learn:

Breath is

Deep central breathing is crucial for vocal power and charisma. No speaker ever brought gravitas to the stage without it. Need to control performance anxiety – control your breath. You will learn the key to deep central breathing through simple exercises that make breathing for speech automatic.

Your mouth is your megaphone!

Space in your mouth determines the quality and clarity of your sound. Learn to relax, free and open the four blocks that mute our natural megaphones.

Pitch variety is the key to expressive speech

Inflection communicates meaning. Though fun and invigorating exercises, you will give your vocal folds permission to explore pitch and inflection in more compelling and authentic ways.

Falling inflection disease is the curse of professional speakers everywhere.

Discover two quick ways to make sure your vocal energy goes all the way to the end of the thought.

Variety of rate helps you build suspense.

Explore how to seed up or slow down to build the suspense and keep the audience on the edge of their seats.

Gesture should support the message, not distract.

Learn how to use gestures and movement to enhance the effectiveness of your words.

Where does authentic energy comes from.

It’s easy to have power without excessive effort or press.

Tips from the acting world

How to make the audience feel what you want them to feel.

Tips for vocal

How to take care of your voice so it will last a life time.

There are as many styles of top rated speakers as there are top rated speakers. You are unique and special and that will always be your secret sauce. Rena will help you be the best and most compelling version of you possible.

What to prepare: Come with questions about your voice, your presentation, or observations. For best results, have a hard copy of a paragraph from a speech you have given to use with the exercises.

About Rena Cook

Rena Cook is the founder of Vocal Authority, a training and coaching consultancy working with professional speakers, attorneys and CEOs who want to use the voice in more compelling and authentic ways. She is the author of Voice and the Young Actor, Empower your Voice: For Women in Business, Politics and Life, and Her Voice in Law. She is a Professor Emerita at the University of Oklahoma. She has an MA in Voice Studies from London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Check out Rena’s TEDx talk:


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