Samara Bay is a professional speech coach who’s worked with Hollywood’s biggest stars, political powerhouses, and businesspeople shaking up the status quo. She knows that getting heard is tricky business, especially for women, people of color, immigrants, and queer folks. Fortunately, the sound of power is changing. In Bay’s new game-changing book, Permission to Speak, she offers a fresh perspective on public speaking and a new definition of what power sounds like: namely, you.
Random House Workshops is excited to offer a special opportunity to hear directly from this sought-after speech expert. Join us on February 23 at 8:00 p.m. ET for Random House Workshops: Samara Bay’s How to Be Heard & Lead with Confidence. Samara Bay will discuss how to strike the right balance of strength and warmth to land your message, and what to do before a high-stakes scenario so that your voice, your mind, and your spirit are ready. Most important: When we change what power sounds like, we change who has it.
Tickets for this event are free, but you will have the option to order Samara Bay’s Permission to Speak when you register for your ticket. Book orders will be fulfilled by our independent bookstore partner, Charis Books & More (U.S. mailing addresses only). We look forward to a fun and productive evening.
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About the Author
Samara Bay coaches rising business leaders, political hopefuls, and public figures who need to speak in a voice they recognize as their own to truly make waves. She runs workshops and speaks at organizations around the world to support a new, diverse sound of power. In Hollywood, she helps movie stars integrate good acting with good accents, and has coached clients including Gal Gadot, Pierce Brosnan, Penélope Cruz, Ricky Martin, Terry Crews, Rachel McAdams, Ruth Negga, and Anjelica Huston. She has a BA from Princeton University and an MFA from Brown University.
About the Book
Permission to Speak
How to Change What Power Sounds Like, Starting with You
“I love this book—funny, surprising, stirring, and so important! What a beautiful accomplishment and gift to put into the world.”—Rachel McAdams
Getting heard is a tricky business: It’s what you say and how you show up, filtered through your audience’s assumptions and biases—and maybe even your own. For women, people of color, immigrants, and queer folks, there’s often a dissonance between how you speak and how we collectively think powerful people should speak: like the wealthy white men who’ve historically been in charge. But, fortunately, the sound of power is changing.
Permission to Speak is your tool kit for making that change. In this revolutionary take on how to use your voice to get what you want, sought-after speech coach Samara Bay offers a fresh perspective on public speaking and a new definition of what power sounds like: namely, you. Blending anecdotes with eye-opening research in leadership, linguistics, and social science, Permission to Speak shows you how to strike the right balance of strength and warmth to land your message; exactly what to do before a high-stakes scenario so that your voice, your mind, and your spirit are ready; and how to turn habits like vocal fry and upspeak into tools. Most important, you’ll discover your voice story: why you talk the way you do, what’s wonderful about it, and what you’ve outgrown.
Fiery, fun, and truly profound, Permission to Speak is a personal and cultural reckoning with what speaking in public is and what it can be. This book meets the moment and offers this provocation: When we change what power sounds like, we change who has it.