Permission To Speak: How To Change What Power Sounds Like, Starting With You

February 7, 2023|
Permission To Speak: How To Change What Power Sounds Like, Starting With You by Samara Bay
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Find your voice and use it to lead us to a better future, with this game-changing blueprint for redefining what power and authority sound like—from a Hollywood communication expert.

When we’re told “You should speak up!” during a meeting, a group project, or even a conversation among friends, the issue is not just about willpower. For those who find it hard to speak up—including women, people of color, immigrants, and queer folks—it’s about the messages they’ve internalized since birth: that because of the pitch of their voice, the accent their possess, or the slang they use, they will not be taken seriously. Power isn’t supposed to sound like them; it’s supposed to sound like the mostly white, straight, wealthy men who have historically wielded it.

Samara Bay—one of the most in-demand communication experts in Hollywood—has made it her mission to change that, and with Permission to Speak she presents an empowering and practical road map for making big cultural change while embracing our natural strengths. Drawing on her experience plus the latest research in public speaking, linguistics, and social science, she identifies tools for unlocking the potential in each of our voices—whether you’re trying to close a deal, pitch a bold idea, or run for office.

In Permission to Speak, you’ll discover:
  • How to find the balance of strength and warmth to help land your message
  • Exactly what to do before a high-stakes scenario so your voice, your mind, and your spirit are ready
  • How to turn habits like vocal fry and upspeak into tools
  • Your voice story: why you talk the way you do, what’s wonderful about it, and what you’ve outgrown

Giving ourselves permission means more than landing a message—it’s about showing up and finding joy in speaking to the public. With simple tools, big ideas, and a whole lot of heart, Permission to Speak offers a revolutionary take on public speaking and a new definition of what power sounds like. Namely, you.
Samara Bay is a communication expert whose clients range from candidates for U.S. Congress to C-suite executives, international diplomats, and Hollywood celebrities. She is also the host of the podcast Permission to Speak. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
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Title:Permission To Speak: How To Change What Power Sounds Like, Starting With You
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:288 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.72 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.72 in
Published:February 7, 2023
Publisher:Crown
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780593238684

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