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Interview by the Management Magazine – Gruppo24ore


L’impresa, the Italian Magazine about Management, part of the leading editorial group 24ore, has interviewed Mylena Vocal Coach to better explain the added value of a trained voice in the business area. In fact, there is no worse thing for a leader to have a personality in dissonance with his own voice, because he/she will never succeed in being truly credible. Here’s how to reconnect the voice to your identity.

I absolutely advise you to read the article by buying the magazine or clicking on the image on the side. It is very rare to read an intervention from a Vocal Coach at such high levels, especially in Italy where this type of profession is left in disarray.

Here are some extracts:

“In this digital era, personal relationships are still important for the business? Absolutely yes. All sales, the most important contracts and customer loyalty still take place today thanks to negotiations, meetings and phone calls made in person.”

“The achievement of a successful result is connected to the ability to relate the people who represent the company and conduct relationships and negotiations, with respect to the product, service or price.”

“I work every day to develop the vocal skills of entrepreneurs, managers and professionals worldwide, even through online sessions.”

“The art of using the voice can not be learned through a book or a recorded video. Requires supervision. Everyone has the opportunity to have a great voice, but only if he follows a tailor-made path, suited to his personality, with a personal interaction, face to face, with the right Vocal Coach.”

“It is essential to motivate and build the different teams within their company, not only those who deal with sales, but also those who deal with customer care. In the past it had become a kind of fashion with courses focused on what to say to motivate people and earn their trust. This approach is so simplified that it is no longer to be considered: it has often produced a boomerang effect, ruining the trust of major business leaders.”

“It should also be remembered that when we deal with Voice, we also include knowing how to listen to others. In fact, in a conversation the voices are always at least two. The Inborn Voice method teaches not only to improve one’s own vocality, but also to listen to others’ skills with great skill.”

Mylena Vocal Coach aired on Discovery Network

I was recently aired on Discovery Network in Italy as an “Expat” living in Boston.
The show is about electing the best Italian Restaurant in Boston, so nothing related specifically to may work, but yet you can see it to better know me and some nice italian Restaurants.

Here you can see some of the Backstages and the promo of the airing with me!

You can check the full episode for free on the Discovery Channel website (I will update as soon as the english version will be aired).

 

 

Why Mark Zuckerberg does not instill trust when he speak?

Probably you have seen on TV or in the Social Media his Senate hearing and you have made your own opinion, or you have seen only all the people making fun of him.
Well, this is a sort of bulling thing I will invite you to reflect on.

When someone speaks in front of the public, no one cares about what the speaker is feeling inside or what is really trying to express. The public will receive a different message and will judge everything only from that message.

Clearly, Mark Zuckerberg has not received effective voice coaching! 
Or he has mistakenly picked up the wrong one.

Most voice coaches teach improvised versions of standard vocal training exercises. 
Most of them have either zero personal experience in public speaking or zero ability to teach how they do speak so fluently. In modern times, most of them have learned how to teach, or how we are supposed to speak, from a book! That’s not a joke. It is like learning a foreign language from a book, without never hearing someone speaking that language.

Unfortunately, standard vocal training exercises don’t address the source of what prevents or blocks someone’s ability to effectively express him or herself at all times.
Mark Zuckerberg hearing is a good example on bad vocal coaching.
He was clearly struggling against himself, to control the fear he was feeling!
This is the number one error to avoid. Yet several highly paid, well-known vocal coaches stress the importance of fear distraction techniques. The result of this bad teaching were the prolonged moments of silence in Mr. Zuckerberg’s responses. No one has perceived “Oh, look how emotional he is”. Consequently, everyone thought he was trying to hide something!

The second error he made was consuming too much energy trying to control his fear and his delivery. Again this was working against the correct delivery of his message. His conscious “thinking”, the “brain”, has very limited processing speed and capacity. It functions much slower than the sub-conscious mind. Our thinking mind can’t even handle simple tasks like walking! Clearly when we walk, we’re not consciously moving all the individual muscles in our body required to do so! By the time we’d thought, “Pick up left foot and move it forward” we’d have taken several steps forward!
And talking require a much bigger coordination effort.

The result of this “control everything” coaching was that when he was trying to express one of his point, he was delivering a robotic message. And everyone in the audience thought some version of “how inexperienced is this guy?!” or “I don’t trust him, he’s too emotionless”.

His third mistake was the classic “try to be trustful” thing! This is another ineffective common public speaking technique he either read about or was taught. Every time he admitted one of his fault, he left the impression “how irresponsible is this guy?!” instead.

Those are just three examples evidencing that he has not been properly coached in public speaking!
Obviously, it’s extremely difficult to be questioned publicly for 10 hours by the US Senate!; however, had Mr. Zuckerberg been better coached, I’m confident he would have communicated his points in a way that would have left us feeling more confident in him and his company.

Open letter to Mr. Zuckerberg:
Dear Mark,
I suspect you are extremely charismatic; otherwise, your empire wouldn’t exist!
I suspect your nature is very different than the image you’re trying to project. I suspect at heart you’re a nerdy tech guy, trying to come across as a global business operations rock star!
Can you speak or sing publicly like a real rock star? Absolutely! But not while you’re trying to sound like someone else!
Let me help you reconnect with your Inborn Voice!
Mylena Vocal Coach
The Voice Guru!

Mylena Vocal Coach interview for Elle magazine

Mylena Vocal Coach has a three-page interview in the April issue of Elle magazine, explaining how her passion to be the most effective voice teacher in the world has led her to offer online lessons to clients on all continents. She truly is a “Voice Guru”.

The title of the interview is “In search of the Inborn Voice”, which is the voice “that everyone has ‘inside’ and would love – but we are not able to – let it emerge. Mylena Origgi, vocal coach from Boston, teaches how to find it again. This is not only for professional  singers or speakers. Everyone can free the inner vibration and discover their real essence’.

Mylena says “MINE IS NOT A TRAINING FOR FAKING A VOICE THAT IS NOT YOURS. I DO NOT TEACH HOW TO FAKE, I DO TEACH HOW TO LET EMERGE YOUR STRENGTHS

«Many people do not love their voice, maybe because they feel it sounds ‘unclear’ or ‘uncertain’. Voice can mislead personality: a ‘childish’ voice can be an issue if you are a CEO. If you have a shrill voice, everyone will mock you and you will be named forever as a ‘looser’, especially in the USA where competitions and challenges are ruling the society since preschool».

The inborn voice is the means to take back to the «’real’ voice, the one you had before all the social and cultural conditioning of the past. Inborn voice will let you wipe away all the defects that have ‘ruined’ your voice. After the training you will be able to express your emotions once again. Sometimes clients need just few lessons to reach their goal (like removing an accent), sometimes the path can be longer. My work is delivered in three different areas: technical, emotional and voice realignment. Your Inborn Voice is the one that lets you laugh or cry even when you are simply reading a book. Sometimes people are not able to explain why they are laughing  or crying. That’s because they are not able to understand the language of their Inborn Voice. The same apply for men and women that are hard or somber and not able to feel anymore emotions: they have simply buried so deeply their Inborn Voice that they are not even able to hear it as a whisper». 

«If you think that a Vocal Coach is useful only for singers, you are wrong. Voices sell, earn trust (if you are in business), and voices calm, caress. I have client ranging from teachers to therapists, from voice over artists to actors, from lecturers to youtube stars, retirees willing to overcome voice aging and even everyday moms that want to stop shouting to their loved kids».

If you click the Elle magazine cover image, you will be able to open a preview of the full interview!

Sirmione, Italy – 7 Day Luxury Wellness Retreat

Sirmione, Italy

OVERVIEW

Inborn Voice is thrilled to present this Luxury Retreat in Sirmione, Italy, June 03-09, 2018. Italian lakes are famous all over the world  for their beauty, and Sirmione sits in the middle of Garda’s Lake, the biggest one. Sirmione literally sits on a short strip of land that stretches out to the the middle of the lake. The ancient city features breathtaking scenery. The surrounding area is full of colorful houses, vineyards, olive groves and lemon orchards.

Sirmione is one of the most beautiful places in all of Italy. Mylena Vocal Coach was born in Italy and wants to share this amazing part of the world and its culture, with this truly unique voice, yoga and wellness retreat with all of you!

DID YOU KNOW?

Starting from the 1st century BC, the area of the Garda, including what is now Sirmione, became a favorite resort for rich families coming from Verona, the main Roman city in north-eastern Italy. Verona is known all around the world for the romantic story of the two lovers Romeo and Juliet and is home of one of the world largest roman amphitheaters the Arena where is still running live Opera.  Sirmione was a possession of the Republic of Venice from 1405 until 1797, when it was acquired by the Habsburg Empire. It became part of the Kingdom of Italy in 1860. The main historical landmark of Sirmione is the so-called Grottoes of Catullus (Grotte di Catullo), the most striking example of a Roman private edifice discovered in northern Italy. The town is famous for its natural hot springs that are just in the middle of the lake.

THE ORIGIN OF THE SPA!

Romans invented the SPA a very long time ago! The word SPA comes from the Latin phrase, “Salus Per Aqua,” or “health through water,” traditionally used to mean a place where the water is believed to have special health-giving properties. This is usually a mineral or hot spring, and can include cold water treatments.

But today a SPA can mean much, much more. In fact the term spa is now applied to any business whose aim is to increase the wellbeing of your mind, body and soul as long as it includes at least one hydrotherapy treatment.

Paths to wellbeing are as varied as we are, but you can be sure of one thing:  that this luxury wellness retreat sponsored by Inborn Voice will exceed your expectations.

FROM THE SPRING TO YOU

The water is channelled from the thermal spring through a complex system of protected and insulated stainless steel pipes, which keeps its chemical-physical properties unchanged.  Every drop of water that eventually reaches the spring has taken a journey that has lasted over 10,000 years!

HEALTH BENEFIT OF THE WATER 

The sulphurous water with bromide and iodide salts combines  bestowing therapeutic actions that affect the whole body and, in particular, the respiratory, osteoarticular, circulatory, cutaneous and gynaecological systems.

ACCOMMODATIONS AND MEALS

Our retreat takes place near the shores of the lake, just a short, free ride away from Sirmione, a pedestrian only city. June is high tourist season on the lake and you will find people there from all over the world, especially Europe, all there to enjoy the most relaxing vacation ever. You will find all sorts of activities and sports. The luxury hotel has a private SPA inside for hotel guests. All meals are included except one, the lunch in Verona. Starting with a delicious and hearty breakfast, we continue with lunch and dinner. You will alway be served at a table and all meal and ride tips are already included! We have scheduled a boat trip on the lake with Prosecco and a rich buffet, a winery tour with cheese, limoncello and wine tasting, followed by a dining experience with three course meal and wine  in the countryside!

YOUR HOSTS

Milena is known as the Voice Guru world-wide. She lives in Boston. She has 30 years of International experience in teaching classes, workshops and retreats all over the world.
She was born in Italy and is the founder of the Inborn Voice Method, the first and only holistic voice training method to realign the inner vibration that keeps us alive with the outer vibration produced by our voice.

She has been featured on CNBC, Elle, Class and other major television shows and newspapers. She has written two books, the first one is already a bestseller in Europe, the second one will be available in the US soon.

She was the first vocal coach awarded  Topic Expert by the University Cattolica of the Holy heart in Milano.

Allan and his wife Susan live in Marblehead, MA where they raised two children, John and Sarah.

In 2016, Allan left a thirty-year career as a CPA and opened The Marblehead School of Raja Yoga to teach peace of mind (meditation) as outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

Allan has been a devout student and practitioner of yoga since 2003. He’s studied with several internationally-acclaimed yoga instructors, and in 2011 received a 500-hour teaching certification from a student of BKS Iyengar.

Allan met Mylena in 2016 and has been one of her students and devotees since.

INBORNVOICE + YOGA + ACTIVITIES

Twice per day (except for the arrival and departure day) you will retune and realign your voice and practice yoga!

Mylena will take you on a journey to unlock your voice in a truly unique way with the Inborn Voice Method. You will be able to sense the subtle vibration that resides within you and learn how to shift it into a magic day, whenever you want!

Allan, will guide you through an experience that will reacquaint you with the essential physical and mental aspect of yourself, including light stretching, breath concentration and meditation exercises. 

Mylena and Allan will listen to what the group wants more and adjust accordingly for the best retreat experience!

There are several incredible excursions in our Sirmione Luxury Wellness Retreat:

BOAT TOUR WITH PROSECCO AND RICH BUFFET of Sirmione Peninsula. This private boat tour will take you around the picturesque coastline of Sirmione, viewing ruins of the Roman era Catullo’s Villa.

GUIDED VISIT TO VERONA. Verona is one the most important cities near Sirmione and has thousands yeas of history, monuments to discover and enjoy, and great restaurants! After the guided tour we will spend the rest of the day in Verona enjoying lunch in a restaurant of your choice (this lunch is the only one not included) and shopping among some the Italy’s finest hand made crafts as well as some of its most famous luxury brands.

WINE AND GASTRONOMY TOUR. We will take a local winery tour to enjoy wines, cheeses, olive oil and limoncello. All these products find their origins in this region of Italy, and they taste here like nowhere else! After the tasting we will continue with a three course meal and wine at a restaurant close to the rural area near the lake!

The area of Sirmione offers a lot of activities to enjoy, including walking along the lake shores or hiking, water sports including sailing and diving, horseback riding, climbing, golf, tennis and much more.

PRICING DETAILS

Here’s what is included in this wonderful Sirmione Luxury Wellness Retreat:

  • 6 Nights accommodation in 4+ Star Hotel
  • 6 Yoga sessions
  • 6 Vocal Coaching sessions
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (minus one lunch)
  • Private boat tour of Sirmione
  • Private and guided tour of Verona
  • Wine and Gastronomy tour
  • Transportation to/from the hotel and Sirmione pedestrian area
  • Transportation to/from Malpensa airport and the hotel

Single Room with en suite bath: starting from 3,299.00€ (approximately 4,000.00 USD)
Shared Room with a friend or other guest: starting from 2,899.00€ (approximately 3,500.00 USD)
Must reserve with a 25% deposit and pay in full 6 weeks before departure.

Flights to/from your home and Milan Malpensa Airport and Drinks/Beverages are not included.
Vegetarian and Vegan option available upon request.

Retreat is limited to a maximum of 16 people.

Please contact us to receive a detailed schedule and retreat policies.
We can arrange for extend accommodations in Sirmione, or elsewhere in Italy, just ask!