Today it has been broadcasted on RAI, in the program L’Italia con Voi, dedicated to Italians abroad, an interview that has been delivered in New York.
Accidents don’t exist and whoever follows me will know that I accompanied Giovanni Scialpi to the RAI show “Ora o Mai più” conducted by Amadeus and with Jessica Morlacchi as guest. Well, the episode of the show opened with Jessica, followed by Amadeus and immediately afterwards my interview. I take this opportunity to send a big hug to Amadeus and to all the cast of the show, but also to all the operators of the Studio!
But let’s see at my interview (with captions):
Here is the transcript:
First, however, I must launch the next report by Andrea Fumagalli.
We go to New York and hear a vocal coach
Milena Origgi is a vocal coach originally from Busto Arsizio (Italy)
After an experience in London, Milena has moved to Boston three years ago
Tonight she is in New York to present her book “The Way of the Voice” in which she illustrates her method of voice training: Inborn Voice®
This method is the only one in the world that does not try to introduce new knowledge into the people, but tries to extract, to remove, to let out, to remove, errors or incorrect learning, to free completely our ability, our vocality and all our expressiveness!
I carry the flag of Italy high for its “craftsmanship” concept
My classes open in at least three ways.
Generally they are lessons that deal with vocality at a practical level for those who choose the “technical” part than the first place, therefore the exercises are not exercises like the usual vocalisations but they are almost mute exercises, done in silence.
And yet the voice gets better!
And that’s the first magic.
Second magic: some people ask me to go even deeper so here we start in the second part of this method and it is the “emotional” part, as well as the technique.
People begin to improve their socializing attitude, couples talk to each other and improve their communication.
Third and last part that the most complex and I must say almost 3-4% of my clients is that advanced: the Vocal Alignment®.
What it means is that not only is there a link with the external and internal voices, but this is reflected in the universe in all that we encounter on a quantum physical level, but above all, of course, it is clear that it is also on a spiritual level.
I’ve always wanted to live in the United States since I started traveling when I was 16 and I didn’t exactly plan to do this but I definitely thought I would be successful and so I never gave up and determination was the main element.
Tonight’s event is organized by Learn Italy, an agency that promotes the spread of Italian culture and language.
We organize events to promote Italian talent to promote Italian excellence that are many and with the event tonight we launched a new series of projects called “Talents on the net” so we will bring to America especially in the city of New York talents that may be a Vocal Coach as today in the case of Milena or may be creators of fashion or experts in food and wine and similar things.
Our agency is also important in terms of the formation of Italian culture in the world. In fact, for several years we have been carrying out post-graduate and post-graduate courses of higher education and in addition we are authorized and recognized by the University for Foreigners of Siena for courses in Italian language and culture in particular aimed at all those who want to achieve internationally recognized certifications such as CILS, which is the certificate of Italian as a foreign language that is valid for universities for access to our country for applications regarding citizenship, study visas and more.
I am very happy about an evening like this because training institutions like Learn Italy USA have managed to build a bridge over the Atlantic by networking the Italian talents who are making their mark abroad because this is our wealth, our culture, our intelligence to discover new paths through which to help us to become better.
a greeting then to Milena Origgi and also Silvana Mangione of the General Council of Italians Abroad, who was also our guest a few weeks ago together with the members of the presidential committee.
From today you will find in all bookshops, even online, my new eBook titled “The Art of Keeping a Healthy Voice”.
It’s a 100-page eBook that includes much of the experience I’ve gained over the years while working and by receiving dozens and dozens of emails every day with desperate or disillusioned requests for help from people who somehow are no longer able to use their voices in everyday life.
My social commitment has been known for a long time. In addition to the various activities that go unnoticed, I always reply in person to all the emails I receive and I always offer everyone a voice assessment session directly with me. This may seem little, but on the practical side it keeps me very busy.
Based on the emails I receive, it seems that the DIY training and especially the tutorial videos on YouTube are at the basis of many jeopardized voices. Since it would be reckless for me to point out everything as “harmful” or “incompetent”, I preferred to give you a way to figure out by yourself when something is definitely to be avoided and not professional.
In the attempt to “save” at least some of these people in the first place, since the topic of “vocal health” is very important to me, I decided to make this ebook also available free of charge via my website.
I ask you to help me spread it as much as possible through your social networks, your blogs or any other website. The only recommendation is to share the link where to download the eBook and not the eBook itself. Sharing the link means sharing this page:
and not its content, because the book is protected by copyright and sharing the PDF would cause you unnecessary problems.
Here is where you can download the free eBook “The Art of Keeping a Healthy Voice” by Mylena Vocal Coach.
The eBook includes my 5 golden rules, 28 practical tips and 25 testimonials so that you can understand the magnitude of the problem.
For those who prefer paper or use a Kindle device, I asked the publisher to release it at a very low price, so you’ll find it really cheap.
Today I’ve been officially presented to the City of New York as “Italian Excellence in the World” and first professional to enter of Learn Italy’s “Network of Excellences”.
The Ceremony held place inside the Consulate General of Italy in new York, hosted by the Consul General Francesco Genuardi, the Added Consul Silvia Limoncini, the deputy Secretary of the Italian Abroad General Committee Silvana Mangione. Present also Massimo Veccia, presidente of Learn Italy, that has selected me as first of many to comes “excellences”
I had the privilege to give a little speech there, talking about my “craftmanship” as a Vocal Coach who cares about the voices of every single person, and does her job as an artisan, taking care of each one as an individual.
This is a video extract form the Ceremony.
You have probably already had the opportunity to read in the newspapers or listen to the TV news of my last event in New York to present my work and my book to the entire city.
I was chosen by Learn Italy Communication USA, a leading cultural agency in the United States, as the first testimonial of the Italian Excellence in the World during an event organized at Urbani Truffle, the undisputed leader in the Italian truffle industry.
The event should have been presented by Francesco Semprini, La Stampa reporter in New York, but since he and his photographer were the victims of an unfortunate episode in Syria, where they were on a reportage mission (the photographer was injured in one eye, he was unharmed), his place was quickly taken by Valeria Robecco, journalist of Il Giornale and ANSA, as well as the newly appointed president of the UN reporters’ association.
During the event Valeria has asked me very interesting questions that have taken me to talk about my story, explain my method and tell more about my book. I also had the honor of receiving two questions from Maria Luisa Rossi Hawkins, the renowned Mediaset correspondent in New York.
Also present at the event was the deputy secretary of the General Committee of Italians Abroad, Dr. Silvana Mangione, who also gave a small speech to congratulate with me.
The entire event was broadcasted for Italian Television by RAI Italia, soon I will add the link of the interview I released to them.
For now I’ll give you a preview of the full video (in Italian), soon I’ll add the English Captions and the entire transcript of the interview.
Well, as a Vocal Coach I can’t stand to fake or misleading news about voice health or voice use, sore here are my two cents-
Let’s first define what actually is ASMR. It’s the abbreviation of Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. So we know it’s something that happens without any control over it and it is a response to a stimulus. It has directly nothing to do with sounds, especially the voice. Clearly, the stimulus can be a sound, even produced by a human voice. Probably someone wrongly used this terms long time ago, but there is a better one, as I will teach you later.
Probably every one of you have heard the disturbing sound of fingernails on a Chalkboard. That’s exactly what ASMR is when is related to a sound. It has pretty nothing to do with “whispering” sounds.
The ASMR has an evolutionary explication: the needs for a mammal to be aware of a “danger”, and the sound is a nice anticipator.
There is no need to be aware of a soothing sound like a whispering voice for us to survive, so it is not related to ASMR.
There is clearly a connection between a soothing voice and ouselvers, but is actually called “imprinting”, to be more specific “sound imprinting”.
Every one probably heard about Pavlov studies with dogs. Back in 1900, he proved that a dog can be trained to associate, i.e. imprint, a sound to the idea of food. Whenever the dog hears the sound associated to the food, even if the food is not present, it starts a series of autonomous processes that will prepare it for receiving the food: begin to salivate and start calling for digestion fluids, and probably also to wiggle!
The same can happen to humans beings. When you where babies, if your parents used their voice the same way, associating it to a particular moment of your life, then you may are imprinted with it.
An easy example is the sound of the running water from a faucet. Many of you will urge to go to the bathroom when they hear this sound.
Why? Because as a baby your parent made an ‘shhhhhh’ hissing sound to stimulate your urination. Is at that precise moment that you may have been imprinted with that association and you may not be able to “forget” it.
The same apply to a soothing sound, but only if you were among the lucky babies that were put asleep with by parents using soothing voices. That’s why the TV explain that only “few” can be affected by this “fake” ASMR.
And I suppose the one really affected by the commercial are put in a pre “sleep” state, so probably there will be no such thing as an association of the product to a relaxing moment. What can happen instead is the association to the idea of having a beer to the idea of a nice nap.
A complete disaster in commercials terms, but the people behind this knows perfectly that their goal instead was to have “fake” news amplifying their commercial effects.
This sleeping effect is why there are many people “watching” youtube videos with whispering voices: they simply want to sleep, and probably they fall asleep, leaving the youtube video playing unwatched!
One last word, from an experienced vocal coach you can trust.
A whispering voice can be the most dangerous voice we can produce. Dangerous for our vocal cords. It takes an expert Vocal coach to eradicate the idea that an “airy” voice is a “sexy” or a “whispering” one, especially when the movie continue to let us “imprint” this with this idea.
An airy voice is simply an airy voice and dehydrated the vocal cords.
A sexy voice is something different!