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March 11, 2020 The Modern Law Library

How to achieve vocal power in and out of the courtroom

By Olivia Aguilar

Public speaking is a crucial part of working as a lawyer. It is especially important for female lawyers who are claiming their vocal authority in speaking roles in courts.

As a speaker, coach and voiceover artist, Rena Cook helps lawyers achieve empowerment with voice training and authentic confidence. Cook has partnered with co-author Laurie Koller to write Her Voice in Law: Vocal Power and Situational Command for the Female Attorney, an in-depth training course for the female lawyer who wants to have more vocal power and authentic command in all legal situations, including trial work.

It explores the subject of voice and its relation to storytelling, providing a clear and tangible pathway to skill development and lasting transformation.

In this new episode of the Modern Law Library podcast, Olivia Aguilar of ABA Publishing speaks with Cook about the various aspects of voice and presentation, power-stealing vocal traits, and why understanding your voice is an important first step.

And just in time for Women’s History Month, Cook discusses how female lawyers can use their voices to build their confidence and strengthen their success.

Podcast listeners can purchase Her Voice in Law through the ABA web store.

In This Podcast:

Olivia Aguilar
Rena Cook, professor emerita at the University of Oklahoma, is a speaker, author, voice, speech, confidence and presentation coach. She is the founder of Vocal Authority, a training consultancy that assists lawyers who want to use their voice in more commanding and authentic ways. She is the author of Empower Your Voice: For Women in Business, Politics and Life and Voice and the Young Actor, used throughout the U.S. and the U.K. Cook also co-wrote Her Voice in Law: Vocal Power and Situational Command for the Female Attorney with Laurie Koller.