Permission to Speak: How to Change What Power Sounds Like, Starting With You (Paperback)
  • Permission to Speak: How to Change What Power Sounds Like, Starting With You (Paperback)

Permission to Speak: How to Change What Power Sounds Like, Starting With You (Paperback)

Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 07/02/2023
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What does power sound like? Loud? Brash? Masculine? Well, it's time to change that.

In this warm and witty manual, foremost Hollywood voice coach Samara Bay offers a compelling approach to asserting your power in all arenas of life. And it's not what you think. Packed with expert tips, easy-to-follow exercises, eye-opening research and anecdotes, Permission to Speak is designed to liberate and inspire even the most tentative of public speakers.

Here's the truth: if you're a woman, a person of colour, an immigrant or queer, there's often dissonance between how you speak and how we collectively think powerful people should speak. We're encouraged to chase the standard set by the wealthy white men who've historically been in charge - while trying to 'be authentic' at the same time! It doesn't make sense.

PERMISSION TO SPEAK is the solution. Moving deftly from the fundamentals of breath, pitch and tone to the musicality of storytelling, the art of emotion and why exactly you've picked up the habits you have, Samara Bay explodes what we think we know about our voices and how they should sound, and gets to the very heart of what they can be.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241486399
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 40 mm

'No-one knows more about voice than Samara Bay. This is a brilliant user-friendly guide to speaking up. I love it.' -- Viv Groskop, author of How to Own the Room
'Samara's brilliant expertise helps us understand that when we find our permission to speak, we are able to step into our full power as women. She encourages us to abandon our formed habits that are almost always serving someone else, and shows us what it means to use our narratives to be the heroes that change the way we are heard in the world.' -- Eve Rodsky, New York Times bestselling author of Fair Play

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