Her Voice in Law: Vocal Power and Situational Command for the Female Attorney (Paperback)
This book provides a deep dive into various aspects of voice and presentation including breath, resonance, articulation, inflection and shaping openings and closing for maximum impact on the jury. It is divided into five primary sections, Tuning Your Instrument, Catching Their Interest, Catching Their Heart, Amplifying Through Body Language and Gesture, and Applying Voice to Everyday Legal Situations. The pedagogical goal is to provide a training model that yields actual and lasting results for litigators and attorneys who want a wider range of story-telling skills to strengthen their success in and out of the courtroom. This book's contribution is the depth into which the authors go into the subject of voice and its relation to story-telling, providing a clear and tangible pathway to skill development and lasting transformation.
About the Author
Rena Cook is a TEDx speaker, author, voice, speech, presentation coach and Professor Emerita. She is the founder of Vocal Authority, a training consultancy serving corporate clients - politicians, attorneys, entrepreneurs, CEOs and sales personnel - who want to use their voice in more commanding and authentic ways. Her most popular seminars are "Speak Like the Leader You Are," "Taming Performance Anxiety," "Build your Confidence and Own the Room," "The Expressive Litigator" and "Voicing Challenging Conversations." She is the author of Empower your Voice: For Women in Business, Politics and Life; and Her Voice in Law, recently published by the American Bar Association. She has an MA in Voice Studies from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, an MFA in Stage Direction from OU and an MA in Guidance and Counseling from University of Tulsa. Laurie Koller, J.D., a graduate of Duke University and Duke Law School, has been a trial attorney for 29 years. She has tried over 100 cases in state and federal courts with several verdicts over a million dollars. She is a co-dean at the Keenan-Ball College, a trial skills college, and a graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College. Laurie is cofounder of the Women Trial Lawyers' Collective, which sponsors retreats for women lawyers focused on mindfulness and voice. She is on the Board of Advisors for the National Crime Victim Bar Association and is currently President of the Oklahoma Association for Justice.