Episode 029 - Women in Voice
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by Dave Isbitski
1y ago
In episode 29 of the podcast I chat with Dr. Joan Palmiter Bajorek, CEO of Women in Voice. We talked about the women in voice idea, how things got started, the celebration of their 2nd anniversary, how the role of ally groups is changing, and what we can all do to change our industry into something we all want to feel part of. Also, I cover some harrassment my own family has been through so I'm adding a guidance suggested warning for this episode, due to the sensitivity of the topic. Joan on Twitter - http://twitter.com/JoanBajorek Women in Voice on Twitter - http://twitter.com/WomenInVoice Wo ..read more
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Episode 028 - Lunch With the Voice Community in a Pandemic World
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by Dave Isbitski
1y ago
In episode 28 of the podcast Dave chats with Michal Stanislawek, co-founder of Utter.one and Karol Stryja, VP of Growth at Utter.one. Together, they have created Voice Lunch, a safe and inclusive way for our voice community to come together during the global pandemic. We go into the origin of the idea, where they have seen success and what they have learned. Michal on Twitter - https://twitter.com/xmstan Karol on Twitter - https://twitter.com/karol_stryja Register for Voice Lunch - https://register.voicelunch.com/ Helpful Things Alexa Can Do During COVID-19 - https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&a ..read more
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Episode 027 - Building Fun and Engaging Voice Games with Alexa
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by Dave Isbitski
1y ago
In episode 27 of the podcast Dave chats with Chris Morrow, Sr. Producer for Alexa Games at Amazon. They discuss the current state of VoiceFirst Games, tips for creating engaging player experiences, and unique lessons Chris's team has learned you can use when building your own Alexa games. Chris on Twitter - http://twitter.com/1chrisMorrow Emily Short's Interactive Storytelling and Narrative Design - https://emshort.blog/2019/01/08/mailbag-self-training-in-narrative-design/ Starfinder - say "Alexa, open Starfinder" or head over to http://www.amazon.com/Paizo-Alexa-Games-Starfinder/dp/B082SZRSRJ ..read more
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Episode 026 - VoiceFirst Conversations with Amazon Music
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by Dave Isbitski
1y ago
In episode 26 of the podcast Dave chats with Kintan Brahmbhatt, Director and Head of Product at Amazon Music. The two discuss the beginnings of Amazon Music, the evolution of conversational interaction, integrating customer feedback, as well as some Alexa Amazon Music features you may not know about ..read more
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Episode 025 - Chatting with Your Customers Daily through Flash Briefings
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by Dave Isbitski
1y ago
In episode 25 of the podcast Dave chats with Dr. Teri Fisher, a TEDx Speaker, Physician, Podcaster and well known face in the #VoiceFirst community. Teri has created a wealth of online eudcational content for Alexa Flash Brieing and shares some incredible numbers around how he has engaged with his customers through Voice. Links: Twitter: twitter.com/DrTeriFisher Alexa in Canada Podcast: Alexaincanada.com Flash Briefing Training: Createaflashbriefing.com and Flashbriefingformula.com ..read more
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Episode 024 - The Voice Generation Will Include All Generations
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by Dave Isbitski
1y ago
In this episode Dave chats with Theo Lau about how Voice can enable access to technology in previously excluded groups. This includes younger children who can speak but not read and write yet as well as older generations who have seen technology as a barrier. Voice enables all generations to easily engage with technology seamlessly, and naturally. Links: Theo’s Twitter: http://twitter.com/psb_dc Theo’s LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/theodoralau/ AARP: http://www.aarp.org ..read more
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Episode 023 - VoiceFirst in 2018, Where Are We Now?
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by Dave Isbitski
1y ago
In this episode Dave catches up with fan favorite, Brian Roemmele. The two discuss all things #VoiceFirst, how things are shaping up in 2018, is it living up to expectations, and what has us excited for the future. Brian is a published writer and has been part of the tech industry for decades. He is a well-known expert in the growing voice space and has written numerous articles around the impacts of technology in our lives. Links: Brian's Twitter: http://twitter.com/BrianRoemmele Brian's Website: http://VoiceFirst.expert ..read more
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Episode 022 - Getting Started with Alexa for Business
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by Dave Isbitski
1y ago
In this episode Dave chats with Collin Davis, GM, Alexa For Business at Amazon. Alexa for Business was launched in the fall of 2017 and helps makes it simple to use Alexa within your work organization. Collin and Dave discuss how the idea for Alexa Business came to be, what areas the team chose to focus on first (conference rooms, provisioning devices, managing users, custom skills) and what companies are building today with the service. Alexa for Business Portal: http://aws.amazon.com/alexaforbusiness Alexa for Business Github: http://github.com/alexa/alexa-for-business ..read more
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Episode 021 - The Beauty of Language and the Art of Conversational Interfaces
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by Dave Isbitski
1y ago
In this episode Dave chats with Pilar Manchon, Director of Cognitive Interfaces at Amazon. Pilar has a long history in AI and is fluent in multiple spoken languages. The two discuss human context, personal biases we bring, and cultural aspects of spoken language. What does all of this mean for conversational interfaces and what should be thinking about today in your own voice drive experience? Pilar's Twitter: http://twitter.com/pilarmanchon ..read more
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Episode 020 - Building Community in the Era of Voice
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by Dave Isbitski
1y ago
In the episode Dave chats with Pete Erickson, entrepreneur and founder of Modev. They talk about growing the Voice community through local meetups, what it really means to get involved at a person to person interaction level and the upcoming Voice Summit. They also discuss the lost art of writing and how you those skills are more important today, in the age of Voice, than ever before. Voice Summit - http://VoiceSummit.ai MoDev - http://twitter.com/gomodev ..read more
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