Hemispheres Magazine reports on the latest news from the Divine Miss M. She just released a new album entitled It’s the Girls honoring music from classic girl groups and plans to go on tour after 11 years. Her jobs included working in a pineapple factory for three summers (she grew up in Hawaii), working as a typist, and as a traffic girl at two radio stations. She ends the interview with, “oh, it’s a good thing I got into showbiz.” We agree Bette. We agree.
"My ratings from attendees have increased by 60%"
I wasn't able to facilitate a full day training because I would start losing my voice half way through. My goal was to get certified for a 2-day course and start doing more frequent training sessions at work-but none of that would be possible if I didn't have a voice that would keep up with my passion for training. I had tried looking for a voice coach before, but I could only find people who were singing coaches. I didn't want to sing, so I gave up on the idea of a voice coach. I didn't know what to do so I just struggled through my training and would try not to talk in the evenings to help my voice recover. Dr. Miluna taught me stretches and warm-ups to prepare my voice for a day of speaking, better breathing techniques, and how to project my voice and express more emotion through it. I also discovered that I was speaking in a lower tone than my natural voice-something that she alluded to in my very first session with her! Now, I no longer worry about my voice when I am asked to do training. I was able to facilitate a full day course for the first time without any loss of my voice! I have confidence that my voice isn't going to hold me back from reaching the goals I have for my career. Dr. Miluna knows what she is doing! She would pick up on the smallest things when it came to using my voice and helped me correct them. I feel like I have a better presence in front of people and more confidence because I have control over my voice. I highly recommend her for anyone in business or who does a lot of presenting!
"People are more drawn to me. I have more clients."
I had never worked with a Voice coach before, and I was not feeling confident when I had to speak in public. While working with Dr. Miluna, I experienced myself like never before-in a positive way. People are more drawn to me. I have more clients. My confidence is way up because I am stepping into the power which had simmered deep within me. I recommend working with Dr. Miluna because she can also help you step deeper into your power and confidence!
"She taught me not to be a good presenter, but a great presenter"
My entire career has relied on effective and persuasive communication. I decided that in order to expand my possibilities, I would need unique training specifically designed for my individual goals, objectives, and mission of enhancing the workforce needs of women. Dr. Miluna was able to transform and develop me into a better professional presenter teaching me not to be good but to be great! She enhanced my ability to communicate the genuine and authentic me even in highly corporate situations. Her effective work with me included; professional voice and presentation development, microphone and audio skills, breathing, voice and relaxation, my ability to respond effectively to the why of my mission, and the mind, body and emotional connection. I would highly recommend Dr. Miluna, as she is gifted in her ability to train to results!
"I now speak confidently in front of large groups!"
I was not feeling as confident in speaking as I should. Working with Dr. Miluna, I learned how to ground, get in sync with my vision and align that for myself and my company, and gained a lot more confidence for speaking in front of large groups. I also learned how to get a great message across to the audience. I have great new techniques to come across strong, confident, owning the audience! I would recommend Dr. Miluna for sure-her coaching helped me realize how powerful I am and what I can achieve!
I really enjoy lecturing now!
Before working with Dr. Miluna, I was nervous about presenting. I had been a singer for many years so it wasn’t getting up in front of a crowd that was so nerve-wracking, it was not having a script to follow. I wanted to improve my skills because I feel it is important to speak eloquently, with passion and yet provide critically important information to my audience. I had tried just doing it without any guidance, but it didn’t bring the confidence I wanted. Dr Miluna taught me the importance of body positioning and how to use my voice to command the audience. She reminded me that this was supposed to be fun and engaging and that my audience would remember so much more, if they perceived that I was having a good time! She helped establish my confidence in my voice and my capacity to hold the audience’s attention. Since working with Dr. Miluna, I have spoken for several national associations and have been asked to return and give another presentation several times. I will also make my international debut later this year as a physician lecturer. I would recommend working with Dr. Miluna if anyone has a need to be in front of the public or even to boost their confidence in the work environment. Knowing how to stand, move and breath is critically important to a successful presentation, whether it is for a boss or a board meeting of a dozen or an auditorium of several hundred.