Susan Miller, PhD

Susan Miller founder of Voicetrainer, LLCFor over 30 years, Dr. Miller has coached professionals and executives in presenting to boards, selling their messages to groups, and influencing colleagues and customers. She writes and speaks about vocal power, vocal health, communication challenges and presenting with impact. She is a featured speaker for national and international organizations such as the Smithsonian Institution and the Japan Society of Logopedics and Phoniatrics.

Dr. Miller designs and implements online  programs to enhance clients’ voice, diction, projection, communication and presentation needs. She is a published author in both written and electronic formats.

Dr. Miller is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at the Georgetown University Hospital, a scientific fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and a certified speech-language pathologist. She has previously served on the editorial board of the Voice Foundation, a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, and the Career Women’s Golf Association.

Dr. Miller received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Communication Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Hearing and Language Association. Dr. Miller has directed speech and hearing clinics at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.

What Others Are Saying

"Dr. Miller is a patient, encouraging and resourceful coach. I had initially considered in-person coaching however due to work commitments online coaching was more convenient. I am thanful for the greater awareness that I gained about my voice, posture and presentation. Dr. Miller helped me to incorporate a plan of action that I can use in my everyday life."  -Maria Alva, Health Economist, RTI International

"Your Refresher Course in vocal control and your professional advice have been invaluable. Thank you for helping me re-focus on my technique, I can't afford to leave home without it!"
-Bill Plante, CBS White House Correspondent

"I just left a meeting where I spent the last 3 hours briefing a group of senior executives. Thanks to you, the meeting was extremely successful and I was able to communicate highly technical issues in easily understood terms. Over the past few years your guidance, coaching and insight have helped me fine-tune my communication skills for a gamut of issues; from guidance when faced with difficult work and employee encounters to preparing for job interviews to coaching tips on presentations to large audiences. Thanks for listening, for laughing, for sharing the wisdom of your experience, for pushing me with really tough questions, and for teaching me how to excel."
-Marian Bodart, Senior Director of the IRS

"Thank you for helping me to prepare for our first National Magnet Conference at Georgetown University Hospital. I benefited from your tips on emceeing events, incorporating the theme into my presentation and overall presentation skills. My confidence soared as the spokesperson for this event, as well as a speaker. If I hadn't done this session prior to the event, I would not have felt as confident as I did. The post evaluations for my presentation and the event were excellent. Thank you so much."
-Kristen Conley, MSHA, RN, Professional Practice & Magnet Coordinator at Georgetown University Hospital

Voice Disorders

"Dr. Miller is a gifted voice trainer, one who pays attention not only to the sounds of the voice, but to the emotions behind it. She knew immediately that I was having difficulties as a result of Spasmodic Dysphonia, and helped me to move through the different phases of treatment for that disorder. In addition, she helped me to strengthen my delivery, by pointing out my physical posture when speaking, the use of my hands and arms in presentation, and the way I hold my head. I'm so grateful to have Dr. Miller as part of my healing and coaching team."
-Diane Rehm, Host & Executive Producer of The Diane Rehm Show, WAMU-FM 88.5

Voicetrainer Workshops and Presentaions

"Dear Dr. Miller, It has been one week since WATCH grand rounds and Workshop and the compliments continue to roll in. Your dynamic grand rounds presentation and thoughtful critiques during the workshop are being hailed as one of our best ever programs. On behalf of our faculty, residents and nursing administration, thank you."
-Naomi L. C. Luban, MD, Interim Executive DIrector, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders; Chair, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

"Audiences are on the edges of their seats when Dr. Miller presents. She possesses sound academic credentials and a wealth of knowledge about voice, speech, and communication which she imparts simply and enthusiastically. Dr. Miller is very highly regarded by media, academia, politicians, and corporate leaders. She is one of the best in the business."
-Lillian Brown, Author, Media Consultant, Adjunct Professor, Radio Host & Producer

"I am so grateful to you for all that I learned from you. Your classes helped me immeasurably as a lay reader at Washington National Cathedral. I am a much better and more effective reader now thanks to you and your tips."
-Theordora Radcliffe

"I wanted to thank you for your incredible help - for the first time, I've written up a professional statement that I like. I also feel much more prepared for any potential interviews, my future may hold." -Marianna Kleyman, Ph.D Candidate, Compton Laboratory, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth