Voice Damage - You Save the Money...! You "Won" the Case...! But... You are Left with All the Damages!

Since I am (looks like it) the one and only vocal specialist who is offering instruction and treatment via non-surgical voice repair, I am getting a lot of inquiries via e-mail and lately, for some reason, more so by phone calls.

People are writing to me general e-mails, complaining about the occurrence of their nasty symptoms usually associated with vocal damage, and, guess what my reader, they want me, via e-mail, or better yet, Zoom... to offer them a cure...?

Then to some of them I offer to speak on the phone to clarify all their problems and issues.
Those who agree to do so (while keeping me on the phone endlessly) are talking about themselves and their problems for hours, not listening to what I am saying or trying, for that matter, to have a two-way conversation with me.
While others continue writing endless emails, and quite a few of them, are insisting on the Zoom conversation and, nonetheless, treatment or even cure of their voice/vocal problem.
Go figure! 

However, it seems like some people, especially those who possess MTD or SD have no concept of phone conversations any longer.
They only, seem to be, using their phones for texting and e-mailing and very seldom for actual phone conversations. 

Meanwhile, I have to say, that the voice repair issues (in the majority of cases) are actually belonging to the medical field.

I'm wondering, would it occur to those people's minds to e-mail the medical doctor and not only ask him, virtually, to help them, but also would ask the doctor to reveal the previous patient's files and personal information, which, needless to say, should be confidential... 

Somehow, I doubt it.

However, after not just one, but numerous inquiries from the same individual, they would never pick up the phone when I want to confirm some details with them and outline the best course of action on how to help them better.

Nevertheless, I need to hear the person's voice to determine if it is my case and if I can attend to it.

I need to hear the emotion on the other end, indicating their willingness and lovingness to have their vocal problem solved, and of course, the readiness to travel to my office/studio in order to allow me to help them actually conquer their vocal problem.

Some of them, however, do pick up the phone and even make some tentative commitment to come and work with me on their vocal problem, utilizing all of my experience and expertise. 

Needless to say, all the voice problems are different and all of them have a different degree of difficulty attending to them.

All my courses and treatments are structured in 30-40 hour increments (minimum protocol).

In the recent past, I had an e-mail from a person who said that she thoroughly investigated my site, read all of my articles and blogs and came to the decision that I am the one who she would trust to work on her voice.

She even had the date set for her arrival in Toronto and was all ready to embark on non-surgical voice repair instruction coupled with the natural herbal treatment.

She told me that she's an older person who has been doing public speaking for years and described that now, she's coughing and clearing her throat at all times and also, apparently, has bleeding vocal cords.
All of the above described, evidently, have been infringing greatly on her public speaking livelihood.

When I've seen that e-mail, I replied with, first of all, the suggestion to call me and to discuss all of it over the phone. And secondly, I "speculated" that she definitely, at an absolute minimum, would need at least 30 hours if not all 40 hours of instruction with me. I, however, "did not dare" to talk to her about 40 hours at all, and only offered her 30.

She became very angry and pointed out that somewhere on my website, she saw that I'm offering 10 hours for under $4,000.00 and that was good enough for her. It is true, but it only applies to local people, as they are able to keep repeating multiple courses in 10-hour increments. 

There was absolutely no listening or reasoning I could attribute to that person.

I even gave her an example that the Dr. B Diet Clinic here in Toronto guarantees 20 pounds of weight loss over one month period of time, provided that you're following the protocol.

Let's say somebody would need to lose 50 pounds.

Would they hold it against the doctor that they would have to pay for the next 30 pounds to be lost and attend the clinic for the next 3-5 months to achieve their goal? Would they stupidly expect to lose all 50 pounds in one month...?

If it was the case, and it would take place in Russia, somebody would simply call 911 and would commit that person to a mental institution and I, personally, could not agree with them more, as it would be the right course of action to do so!

Moreover, in the end, this very person said that she found an opera singer (note that she is not even a singer), who supposedly will cure her pretty severe vocal problem (concerning her speech)...

On this note, I can only say, Good Luck!

She, meanwhile, is quite happy, as she saved some money...?

Whether or not she will get anything out of it, remains to be seen. Somehow, I greatly doubt it.

She did, however, acknowledge that that opera singer did not sound as good and promising as me, but she was happy to save the money. Go figure!

Well, maybe they're right and I'm wrong, and maybe they "won" the case, as they did not leave their couch and did not travel to me for our mutual work on their vocal problem, or maybe, next time, they would choose a gynecologist or proctologist to work on their brain problem and would be happy about it (lol).
Who knows?

But the question, though, remains to be open... WHERE DOES IT LEAVE THEM?

Perhaps on the couch, perhaps feeling right, in their own mind and in some cases, even happy because they saved the money for the travel and for the instruction and the needed treatment.

But guess what?


So, the case is adjourned and might finally get dismissed, because, by the time they will come to their senses (if they ever will), it might be already beyond non-surgical voice repair, whereas at that time, there will be a great possibility that even I would not be able to help them.

In my opinion (and in the interim), they should start praying LONG and HARD and maybe God, eventually, will hear and maybe even answer their prayers...?


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