GCM 54 | Your Voice

 

We give our voiceless credit than we should in our daily lives. Dr. Miluna Fausch has learned the importance and power of our voice not only in our personal lives but in business as well. Coming from a 9 to 5 world selling everything from advertising to grand pianos, Dr. Fausch has seen the impact of our voice when it comes to our confidence to speak authentically, clearly, consciously, and courageously. Now, as a public speaking and voice coach, she has helped hundreds of people increase their sales and funding and effectively navigate corporate communication through her pitch-perfect voice and stage presence training. Dr. Fausch lends her expertise, exploring with us where our voice is rooted, how it impacts our lives and others, and how we can develop it.

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Dr. Miluna Fausch on Discovering The Magic, Power, And Impact Of Your Voice

I have Dr. Miluna Fausch with me. Dr. Fausch has experience in the 9 to 5 world, sold everything from advertising to Steinway grand pianos. She’s an intuitive and healing engineer practitioner. She has a Ph.D. in psychology. She is also an actor and a singer. We’re going to talk about how your voice can impact yourselves, how it can impact your business. Dr. Fausch has helped hundreds of people increase their sales, increase funding, getting effectively navigate corporate communication through her perfect pitch voice and stage presence training. Dr. Fausch, welcome to the show.

It is my pleasure to be here.

Thank you. You have been all around the world. It seems like you’ve gone full circle here. You’ve done a little bit of everything. Now you find yourself helping people with their voice. Tell us a little bit about that.

Some people have a straight path and some of us go in circles or get their information and find out what we don’t want, what we don’t like as we find the way home or to the superpowers. The consistent thing is I’ve always been in love with the voice. I was a little girl, imagine singing and swinging in the backyard, singing every commercial I could remember, which was most of them. Fast forward, lots of training, lots of jobs, lots of finding myself to working with leaders from around the world so that they can gain personal power. Find that confidence through the ability to speak authentically, clearly, consciously, courageously.

You make me want to go redo my introduction. I feel like maybe I didn’t do that powerful. Let’s dive into that. Why is the voice important in business? We talk about the other tangible skills, leadership skills, networking and other things in business. It’s rarely do you hear people talking about the power of the voice. Why is that important?

It’s always been puzzling to me why we don’t hear more about that. It seems as if we take the voice for granted. It’s a vulnerable place to go. It’s personal. My voice is me. It’s an extension of ourselves. What I find is that so many people will not admit to not feeling confident. They don’t start that conversation. They’re in that board room. They have a great thought, but they don’t say it. In my mind, not only do we personally lose opportunities, promotions, ability to uplift someone’s life to change their life with our opinion, our unique way of expressing. Everyone else also lose because they haven’t heard from us. That conversation doesn’t go there, doesn’t go deeper, doesn’t go wider, and everyone’s not heard at the table.

What you’re saying is the fact that there may be a loss of confidence on that thereof. People won’t speak up, is that what you’re saying or are you talking about the strength of the voice or the way the voice is projected, the way people perceive or listened to the voice and the information that they can gather from that? Let’s dive a little deeper to what you’re talking about.

All of the above, A, B, C and D. It’s the way we express. What if our voice bothers us? Even famous people say they don’t like their own voice. It’s tricky and we don’t hear ourselves as others hear us. We’re this way, here we go. It’s helpful to have professionals. I have my voice coach to assist me. A lot of women speak too softly. We always find we’re leaning in. If we can’t hear you, it becomes very hard. Now we have to listen so hard and it’s a signal of insecurity. It also could be cultural and also could be religious. If we can’t hear you because you’re so soft-spoken, we’ve got a problem, don’t we? How about if you’re too loud, you’re always speaking loudly? There’s no volume dynamic change. What if you’re high pitched and you’re an older professional woman? That’s hard to take seriously and we don’t like high pitched female voices so much. What if we’re nasal and we don’t know how to balance proper nasal resonance? There’s a place for that when you’re singing country music and it’s certain times, you’ll want to pull on that.

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Is that an indication of what’s going on in the inside of a person based on how the projection of their voices? Can we glean something from that or am I stretching too far?

No, you’re going right in there, right to the heart of the matter. It is an indication. For example, I met a woman who’s in between 50 and 60 like myself. She’s professional, successful, and she has the voice of a child. She does. As I got to know her and learned her background, she had an unbelievably traumatic childhood and was abused. What I can pick up on sometimes in a voice is emotional trauma that happened when she was a young girl. It arrested vocal development or emotional development. I’m sure it’s a combination of that. She never fully developed that voice past, when I call it a little girl voice daddy, people pleasing, daddy loves me, adolescent little girl voice which is to me not effective and does not reflect her authority or credibility. For someone who as sensitive as me, it’s very hard to listen to that for long periods of time.

What can we do? We don’t hear ourselves. Obviously getting feedback from our peers and the people around us could be very helpful. Maybe that may not be the approach that we want to take right immediately. Maybe we want to do a self-assessment and understand from a personal place what may be going on with our voice. What are some things we could do to understand that?

The recording is always great, as painful as that conveyed to listen to ourselves. What are we doing? Sit down, not in an atmosphere of judgment but awareness, gathering self-knowledge, which is how we grow. You can also speak into the corner of a room. Imagine speaking into the corner and that reflects back so that you can better hear yourself. You can self-adjust or self-correct. Sometimes people don’t want to ask unless you have close friends or people who will tell you the truth and say, “Your voice is holding you back.” I might not want to go there. Only with people you trust that will tell you the truth or professionals. Someone that is a coaching consultant that will absolutely address the issues where you could grow and develop professionally and personally.

This is cool that this conversation is going here. When there are problems with the voice, immediately one may think speech therapy or maybe voice exercises. I know those things may prove effective, but from what I’m hearing, it may be more eternal emotional things that need to be dealt with in order to correct the voice. Maybe the speech therapy may not be the first thing depending on the cause or the source of voice problem.

Speech therapy would be crucial or helpful if someone has had physical problems, slurs, stutters, that can be a place to begin although there are other ways of healing that as well. I find it is most of my clients are from other countries, they speak English very well because they don’t make accent reduction. That’s another training from professional. A lot of them are highly educated, successful and driven. In their native language, they’re usually more confident. When it comes to English, I’m here in San Francisco. This is a Type A personality. We are so judged here, “You have got to excel. You’ve got to have it start up. You’ve got to do this.” The pressure is on. The anxiety builds. A lot of them come from very conforming countries where you’re always expected to be perfect, always expressed in a certain way. There are much mind game and much self-judgment, such an ego response and a desire to impress people. They’re not authentically speaking. It’s not who they are. It’s a mind game and an ego game coming out. The more anxious and more ego, the less confidently, authentically, purely we’re expressing.

If you don’t do what those inner things, you may get good at pretending and good at speaking properly. It’s coming from a more inauthentic ego-based position. You still haven’t dealt with the inner issues. Let’s be real. People can fake it. You can practice speaking properly, but still not deal with the issues that caused the voice problems in the first place. The reason why I say that because I’ve been in the workplace for several years. I’ve seen this too. When you’ve been in a traumatizing position before, it’s easy to recognize other people that have had similar experiences. You’ll find that some people cover it up. They can speak in a certain way, but that’s their way of pretending to have it all together to the world.

In reality, they don’t. There’s still some undealt with issues. I find that it’s exhausting and harder for them to continue this having not dealt with it. When it’s dealt with and this is where I’m going, this is the punchline, the true voice comes out. I’m saying this from experience as a speaker because I’ve had to deal with some things emotionally given my circumstances. To stand up in front of someone and speak with a disability, there’s a lot of judgment. There’s a lot of, “What is this guy talking about?” It makes you sometimes want to feel small. It has made me feel small to be vulnerable to get up on stage and speak. The more that I dealt with that, I find that I can come across effortlessly with my voice and with the words that’ll speak and come strong. I’ve heard people say that “It’s your voice that captured me and held my attention throughout the talk.” I’m speaking from that place. I haven’t dealt with the issues that caused the voice to be small or not as confident in the first place. What are your thoughts about that?

GCM 54 | Your Voice

Your Voice: When we start to self-appreciate, self-love, and self-approve, we can finally have some clarity and speak with beauty, excellence, authenticity, and fun in our own way.

 

We can mask it. I tend to be a little more formal. I was trained as a child or taught, demanded that I’d be polite and address people as Mister and Misses and all of that. I’m a fan of that. In the US, we’ve become a little too informal and it can be disrespectful. At the same time, what you said because my company is Pitch Perfect. People get wound up on the word perfect. We already are perfect. What I want to encourage my clients is excellence. It’s what you said once you dealt with the emotional parts because it is scary to be up there. I had to manage my own stage fright. I came from this as well, which is why I can help to be a singer, an actor and super intense stage fright. I was concerned about being judged, not delivering the goods, and not being perfect. Certainly in the opera world especially, that’s huge. When we start to self-appreciate, self-love and self-approved, handle those emotions. Maybe have a little more years on it where we’ve gone through some steps that we can finally have some clarity about it and speak with beauty, excellence, authenticity, fun in your own way. That’s what you said, now we can hold and capture the audience. Now I can change your life. Now I can impact. Now I can run for office, now I can encourage you to send money to my nonprofit to help. These are the things.

Do you feel that much of that is self-judgment that we’re dealing with? I know there are emotional things that we’ve dealt with in the past that can cause us to feel a certain way about ourselves. I’m always going to speak for me. What I found is that sometimes it’s not so much what do you think how will the other people on the outside are judging you. It’s how you judge yourself and as a result is how you think they’re going to judge you because you’ve already judged yourself. When you have a certain judgment about yourself, you’ve dealt with your self-judgment. For some reason, the judgments that other people have about you doesn’t matter as much. What are your thoughts about self-judgment? How does that relate?

It is almost always no self-judgment. I don’t think others judge nearly as much as we think. It’s an ego protection response. The more that we can learn about ourselves, get training, get an education, get techniques, more of that self-appreciation that I mentioned. The more we can let the ego be quiet over there. We manage it and it does not manage us because when we’re in that self-conscious place, we’re not sharing. There’s some hiding going on. There’s some masking. Part of the time people aren’t thinking about us anyway. We know this. They’ll probably take thinking about themselves. The best gift we can give is to be fully on that stage. My whole body, my voice, my heart, my vulnerability, my words, my unique expression. I can touch you and get out of my own way.

What I’m hearing is that your voice can’t show up if you’re not 100% showing up. If you’re pretending or reserved in any way, that’s an indication that you’re not 100% there. You can’t have the expectation to express your voice 100% of the time if you’re not 100% present. We’ve heard that and that’s clicking right now for me. Maybe it’s a big word in your field of being present whenever you’re speaking. Whether you’re on stage, giving a presentation or having a conversation with some business leaders or anything like that. Presence, it understands where you are. You’re 100% there. What are you fulfilling? If you’re not feeling 100% there, getting grounded so that you can gather yourself and get 100% presence so you can give up yourself and of your voice 100%.

That’s the biggest thing. I say that all the time. I don’t know about other trainers or coaches, but it is. It’s learning to be silent, be centered, be grounded, go home within and be able to stand there, pause and do some other magical things. Even with the voice, if I start softening or whispering or holding back, that’s fatiguing my vocal mechanism. It’s very hard on the voice to not freely allow the volume, allow the air, and not hold back for any number of reasons physically, emotionally, spiritually. That’s hard on my voice. I find whisper and do that for long periods of time it’s very fatiguing to the vocal cords. We’re not designed to hold back. We’re designed to be fully on and express. That can take any number of directions. I’m accused of being dramatic. You better hope so because I’m an actor. Everyone will not express in that way. We have colors, nuances, delicious phrases and ways of saying things that only we have.

How does the voice change the game?

This is what we’re talking about, isn’t it? Let’s say that Oprah had a little girl voice. Regardless of what you think about her, she’s amazing to me and has done so much. She has a voice, let’s think about it. Think of her voice. It’s warm. It’s the appropriate pitch. It’s deep. It goes with her size. We match because it’s our anatomy. It hugs us and encourages us to come into her world. There are warmth and the color to it. What if instead, she spoke differently? Would she have the same effect? I say no way because you wouldn’t trust her. It wouldn’t sound like she’s been through things, which she has. Think of a blues song, why don’t we love that rhythm and blues, that crying rally? These folks are telling a story or country music. What is that about? It’s all about telling a story, whether or not they’ve been through it or not. They feel this song. They feel the emotions. They’re full on in their voice. Now we feel it. That’s how it changes the game. If I’m on stage singing a song or delivering a speech, a training, I’m all the way in, I’m excited and I know of my own impact and feel it, so you.

We use a voice not only to transfer words but to transfer emotion.

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We do. Think of Marilyn Monroe, the breathy “Happy birthday.” That’s something else entirely. That’s an attraction, that sensuality or think of the first voice that most of us probably hear mama’s voice. What did mama do? Sing lullabies. The first thing that you might have heard as a little itty-bitty baby was the love of your mom, your dad or somebody else. The original instrument, it’s our voice. We probably invented drums and things to beat on next, and flutes and things. I can do emotion through my voice. I can get serious with my voice, the staccato. There are so many things I can illustrate with my voice.

Do you believe everyone has a powerful voice or could obtain a powerful voice?

Everyone can get to a place of power for themselves. We might not define it as power. They might not. I promise it increases their personal power no matter what. Even if it might be a slightly softer voice, if it were amplified correctly, resonating correctly, freely, that to me would be their version of power. Everyone can develop if they’re willing and coachable, a full-on voice.

If we’re able to do that and we obtain what we would classify as a powerful voice. What does that say about us?

It says that we’re willing to shell up. That says that we’re willing to do the self-work because we always think it’s outside of us. It’s always the inside game, the game changer. If I’m willing to take a look at my voice and decide that I’m not people pleasing, head nodding is not effective as a CEO woman. It says to me that a person is willing to do what it takes. They’re willing to be more intelligent, more turned on, tuned in and more willing to listen to others. That’s somebody I want to listen to. That’s somebody I want to work with and hang out with because they’re willing to go in there to the nitty gritty, that sore places, do the healing, do the work and allow themselves to speak so that people can hear and receive the message.

Having a voice is as important as your attire when it comes to potentially interviewing for a job or the way you show up in your parents. You have people that show up in their parents and they have suit and tie. They are looking professional but the voice dampers all of that. What I hear you say is you have to put on your voice. You have to work on your voice like you have to work on everything else about you. It’s a part of working on you and your issues or bettering yourself, developing yourself. This is all part of that package.

Some people work on this outer. You and I were fashionistas. We love to show up in certain ways or we’re proud of how we show up. I consider my clothing, my hair and my jewelry. I like to express like an artist. I show up in a certain way. What if the person shows up they’re beautifully dressed? They seemed to have manners. They seemed to be confident. What happens if I then opened my mouth and they’re saying, “Tell me about yourself?” I start mumbling or I do upspeak. A lot of women do upspeak where every sentence ends like in a question.

It doesn’t provide authority and credibility. You’re concerned about, “Do I have the competence to do the job? I sure don’t sound like I have the competence to do the job. Am I nervous? Did I not prepare? Can I not clearly state three things about myself or about what I love? This is basic fundamental communication or should be? How do I shake your hand and say my name?” There’s a rhythm to how you say your name and studies show this. For example, I may say, doctor, maybe not, but I’ve earned it. I may say, “I’m Dr. Miluna Fausch.” There is a pause in between my first and last name, especially because some of our names are unusual. It had an arc and had a rhythm to it. I might look apart, but my voice does not align. Now that I’ve opened my mouth, the doubts, the unspoken is out there.

GCM 54 | Your Voice

Your Voice: When you’re communicating and dealing with people, the way they move and speak gives off a certain energy.

 

That brings up for me the fact that in business success, we have to deal with people. It’s all about relationships. A lot of people think it’s all about the money. It’s all about relationships. You have to relate. That requires speaking, that requires communication. The trust factor comes in. That’s what I hear with the voice because that’s the final check. I can imagine walking up to someone and meeting them for the first time. It’s the whole visual thing and there’s the handshake. There’s the voice. That’s the final checkpoint. Everything can be good up to that point. There are the voice and this let-up uncertainty. I don’t know if I can trust them. What is this voice about? It could even be a distraction. Everything could be going great. All of a sudden, it’s like, “You don’t sound like I imagine you would.” It’s disrupting. It could be if the voice isn’t right.

It very much is. It could be very unsettling, disrupting. It’s so true because we know trust is built on what? Am I a person of integrity? Do I speak my word and keep it? Competence, do I get results for people? These are the two trust factors. It’s so fascinating because it doesn’t match. Even if we’re not conscious people and we’re not aware, we will have a little antenna going something didn’t match. Even if they’re not sure what it was because some people don’t seem to have an awareness or such an auditory of voices. Even if they’re not sure what it is, something has interrupted the flow, now we’re not sure.

There’s this thing called energy. When you’re communicating and dealing with people, the way they move gives off a certain energy. The way they speak gives off this level of energy. Even though the person may not tell you they can feel it. We’ve all been young before. You’re a teenager. You’re starting to date. You’ve got the person on the other end of the phone and the late night. They’re speaking to you and you can feel the energy of them liking you and be attracted to you. That same process or that same idea works in relationships, in business, and in corporate spaces. You can feel the energy from the voice.

That’s something that I talk to my clients about. The voice, it has height, width, depth, the air. I usually start with 50% breath, 50% tone in vocal production. It has energy. I like to say intention. Why am I speaking? Why am I on this stage? I haven’t set intentions. I like to say your voice has a destination point. That’s tied in with energy because most of us, we don’t even breathe. If I sit here and I let my voice go down. You saw everything dropped. I let my voice go down in my throat. It had no energy or forward motion when in fact, our air and our breath should always be coming up, out and forward. I can envelop you with my voice. My clients usually say, “You changed my personal life. You changed my dating life.” They’re more clear. Ask for what you want. If you don’t ask for what you want and you’re not clear, how are you going to get it?

What does breathing have to do with the voice? How does that affect our projectory?

Breathing is maybe everything because it starts there. A lot of times I’m talking about posture. I teach people to use the lower belly, which is the workhorse, the bellows. Lift the rib cage so it feels like an expansion all the way around. Imagine that voice has to go all the way through the lower belly. Now anatomically your lungs, we know this, but it comes from that lower belly through the upper belly, through the diaphragm, through the lungs. It has to go all the way through the voice box and come all the way out. We also have resonators going this way. If I sing opera, it goes this way. If I’m singing blues that goes straight out and bouncing off my cheeks and my bones. That air has such a long journey and is so key, even more with singing than speaking, as you can imagine, it’s the same voice.

If you wanted to say a long phrase and hold people without breathing or long phrase of music, you’re going to need to manage your air, aren’t you? If I don’t know how to take a full relaxed breath and let my lower belly fill up and my upper belly stays in support, lifted and up to support all of this, I’m not taking a full breath. I might have too little air pressure under the cords. We have pressure both under and above, so below and above. I might sound too breathy and not enough tone. Generally, that’s not the problem though. Generally, we’re not breathing. Maybe I sound squeezed or tight or a little too nasal because I’m not fully taking the air, not fully allowing the flow. It takes a while to understand this. When we’re babies, we breathe with our whole body. Dogs breathe with the whole body. We stand up on two legs, get all stressed out. We freaking forget how to breathe.

I can imagine all of the stress and the worrying collapses below and puts weight on them so you’re not getting a full breath. You’re trying to speak, but you’re not getting everything you need to come out. That can be exhausting in and of itself and ineffective because you can’t fully get your voice out.

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It is exhausting. It’s putting new habits in place. Don’t you want to stand up tall on that stage? Powerful people stand up tall. They hold themselves. They take up the whole stage. My first opera teacher in my undergrad said, “Miluna, you need to take up more space.” It took me years to understand what she meant. I was still hiding. I was still turning down. I was still that little girl that got in trouble for expressing. I had to learn to take up space. I had to learn to practice being loud just because I could because my voice was too small. I was afraid to let it out.

What can we learn about our voice as we hear it? Could it be an indication that we’re tired? Could it be an indication that we’re stressed out? Can it be an indication? I don’t know. What could it be an indication of?

It’s all of those things. We can usually hear when a voice gets a little edgy maybe or raggedy. It’s hard to define. It means we’re tired. We probably need to take a nap or have a glass of room temperature water. Let’s rehydrate. Let’s help that throat feel better. Certainly emotions, maybe more for women. Men, you have them. You’re probably taught not to use them, which is such a shame. That shows up in our voice, doesn’t it? Some of the most powerful performances I’ve ever seen, the people at the end went into tears. We can share tenderness. We can share the love with our voice. We can share authority. Military, there’s a barking command in that voice, isn’t there? I’m not asking you to do this. I’m telling you to do this, right or wrong. Maybe we’re inviting people into the conversation. Did you hear my voice? Let’s collaborate. Let’s think about this. That’s my curious, I want to know, researcher, scientific voice coming out. There are so many things we could communicate either asking for information or and gathering information or giving. Isn’t that how we learn about ourselves? Isn’t that how we learn about how we think and what our superpowers are? I say, yes.

We talked a little bit about emotion on the show. I know emotions are tied to beliefs. We’re going to double back a little bit. I want to talk about beliefs. I want to talk about the way we think about ourselves. I’m going to let you elaborate on how we think and how that may color our voice.

A lot of us are hard on ourselves, especially the women that I come in contact with. I’ll say this about myself as well, I’m learning this as well, where we’re highly educated. We make a difference. We have businesses. We run companies. We do any number of things and we still have self-doubt. It’s getting tied into emotions. It’s our childhood. We have so much baggage around that. It’s around things that people taught us. It’s the oppression that exists in a lot of religion. There’s a lot of patriarchy. We have misogyny. There are things that hurt all humankind. Some come from countries where women are not to be heard. They’re not to speak up. This is such a societal norm, conformity. What I think happens for a lot of us, we internalize all that hatred or competition, anxiety, expectations, societal norms, and religious expectations.

A lot of us eat it and now it goes inside. We don’t ever talk about, get help with, fully express in a safe place how we’re feeling. This is men and women. We’re never saying, “I felt so stupid when I did that.” My voice is cracking and breaking up because I feel what that felt like to have that said to me. I know in college, one of my college professors said, “You’ll never have a big enough voice. You’ll never be successful with your voice.” Rodney, that hit me like a ton of bricks. I did not have the competence to filter. I did not have the tools to filter that, but that was his perception. I did not have the competence to challenge him or stand up for myself or question what he meant by that.

I will say to you, I can feel the emotion right now telling you this. It took me twenty years to overcome that. I never talked about it. I didn’t seek help. I let that hurt and fester and how dare we do that to ourselves. How dare we not honor our emotions as signposts and little messengers saying, “What did that trigger for you? Is that true? How can I filter that? How can I gain tools to process that?” We can have a better mindset. We can start to begin to challenge our beliefs, “That’s not my truth. Where did I pick that up?” Realize maybe it served me as a kid to keep me safe from being hit or some of the things that some of us might have come through. I need to develop emotional maturity, tools to manage, honor and respect in myself and others. Develop a better belief system and mindset so I can have better thoughts, better outcomes, and better results by honoring, loving and respecting myself more. I can love, honor and respect others more.

Which would cause you to be more expressive, stronger, confident, fuller, bigger, wider and on and on.

GCM 54 | Your Voice

Your Voice: Start to develop a bigger vocabulary about how much magic is in each person’s voice.

 

It’s all those multi-dimensions we mentioned. It would never a flat line, monotone or one note. We think we are.

It’s something in our environment causes us to be that way. We correctly allow something in our environment to cause us to be that way.

We’ve allowed it. You know and teach this. What if we don’t allow it? What if we choose differently? That opportunity opens because if I show up, I speak, I change and I know you do the same, the next opportunity is going to come. We want Mr. Rodney Flowers to speak for us. He changed our lives.

What can people start doing now? Someone is reading and they feel that there’s something going on in their voice and they want to be more expressive, fuller and more powerful. What are some things they can start doing now to reach that goal?

Let me give four tips to start with fundamental, foundational. Let’s get back to your body. Start to think about breathing. Are you breathing? Perhaps one of the best things maybe lies down. You can feel your belly rise. If you happen to have a dog, watch how the dog breath, their whole belly moves. The doggy breathes, all kinds of things are going on or a little baby. Their whole body is breathing. That’s the source of life. Whether you stand up and you can feel it, lie down, lean over from the waist, bend over and let your head, release and hang. When you turn like that, fold over, you can feel that lower belly.

However, you need to feel that engagement in your lower belly. I want you to think about that breadth in that very long path it has. Number two, learn to get in the moment and stay there however you do that, stillness, quiet, meditation, prayer, dancing, singing, listening to music. However, you need to get there to be in stillness for at least two or three minutes, preferably a lot longer. Be in the stillness and practice holding the space within yourself in stillness. I like to erase the mind board, the monkey thoughts. I imagine a chalkboard whiteboard. I erase it when the thoughts come in and I go back to center, grounded stillness.

Thirdly, start to think about your voice differently. Make peace with it, make friends with it, and decide you’re going to like it. You don’t have to love it yet. Think about, “Dr. Miluna said I have dimension. I have height, width, depth, energy, and intention.” We mentioned the energy, colors, nuances, resonance. “I’m going to think about that.” Maybe you speak in the corner, talking to the corner. Let your voice feedback and decide. “My voice is worthy of developing. I know I have more confidence and power. I want to tap into that.” I want to invite people to go find your favorite singer, poet, minister, rapper, or whatever that looks like. I want you to listen to their speech, music, sermon, whatever that might be. This way is visually watching it on YouTube, however, you do that. I want you to listen, feel and let that wash over you, the voice and start to define it, “His voice is so deep. His voice is sexy. His voice I trusted. I trusted him immediately. I trust his company immediately. His voice, he had so many dynamics in there. I counted ten changes in five minutes.” Whatever that looks like. Start to develop a bigger vocabulary about how much magic is in each person’s voice.

I knew some of those things, but I didn’t know all of them. I’m going to put those into play. How can people connect with you? They want to learn more about the voice. Maybe they wanted some coaching on their voice. How can they get in concept?

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The best place is to go to my website. It’s MilunaFausch.com. You’ll find vlogs. You’ll find lots of videos. If you prefer, I also have a brand-new phone app. You’ll see that on the website. Instructions on where to go for your iPhone or your Android. Download my free phone app, Life’s a Pitch. That is educational and empowering. That’s the platform now. You can watch my videos, feel more competent and empowered. You can also book a call with me. Let’s get on the phone. Let’s have a complimentary chat about your voice, where you want it, where you feel it is now, where you want to take it. What do you think is holding you back? I bet you have an accurate view of what it is and I’ll help you explore the possibilities. What would happen if you find that voice? What would happen in your life?

That is a game-changing moment when you find your voice. That could be life-changing. For a lot of people finding their voice is life-changing. We’ve heard the story is all about the money. It’s not what you know. It’s who you know. We’ve heard that one. It’s how smart you are. We’ve heard that one before. It’s also about the voice. How are you expressing yourself? How do you project your personality with your voice? It’s important. Dr. Fausch, I want to thank you for coming on the show. This has been fantastic. Thank you for dropping that word of knowledge and sharing with us the power of the voice.

It is my pleasure. Thank you.

It’s another powerful episode. What are your final words for the audience? What do you want to leave for them?

I would ask people to start at home, right within and start to hear, find, uncover, unmask and discover the magic, the power, your ability to make a change when you find the magic in your own voice.

I look forward to seeing all of you share that magic with your voice. Thanks again.

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About Dr. Miluna Fausch, PhD

GCM 54 | Your VoiceDr. Miluna Fausch, Ph.D., has experience in the 9-5 world, sold everything from advertising to Steinway grands, is an intuitive and healing energy practitioner, has a Ph.D. in Psychology, and as an actor and singer, she comes from the stage. Show business is the best training in the world for the voice, for connecting to your audience, and for the ultimate ability to deliver a RockStar pitch that is effective and successful. She has helped clients increase sales, get funding, and effectively navigate corporate communication through her Perfect Pitch voice & stage presence training. Ask her about Formula 1 racing, music, bold red California wines, and Jelly Belly’s.

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