ASSOCIATE EDITOR, OKLAHOMA
Bio: Rena Cook is a TEDx speaker, author, and voice, speech, confidence, and presentation coach. 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.
Rena has an MA in Voice Studies from London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She taught high school drama before transitioning to higher education, where she taught voice, speech, and dialects to actors.
She is professor emerita at the University of Oklahoma. Her dedication to teacher preparation continues as she teaches at the University of Houston on their Summer MA for Drama Teachers.
Rena’s TEDxOU talk is titled “Power without Press: the foundation of authentic communication.”
She has presented workshops through out the United States and the United Kingdom. Her articles and reviews have appeared in the Voice and Speech Review, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, and Theatre Journal. She is the author of Empower your Voice: For Women in Business, Politics and Life and Voice and the Young Actor.