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Inside VOICE podcast, Voice assistant, Build

6 Best Practices for Building Better Voice Assistants

Many voice assistants are far from perfect. Some fail to carry out basic requests, others struggle to handle spontaneous conversation, and most seem detached from the friendly brands they’re meant to represent.

The truth is, it’s tough to transform a purely functional bot into a smooth and delightful voice experience that your brand can be proud of. There are just so many angles to consider to get it right—from choosing the right tone to composing the least frustrating error responses.

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Inside VOICE podcast, Conversational design, Create

What Leaders at VaynerSmart Predict for the Future of Voice Experiences

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On our Inside VOICE podcast, Keri Roberts was excited to chat with two innovative leaders at VaynerSmart—an extension of the digital services powerhouse: Vaynermedia led by the renowned Gary Vaynerchuk.

The first episode featured Director of Innovation Claire Mitchell who talked about the current state of design and where it's headed; while the second episode invited VP Head Patrick Givens to spill his thoughts on Voice on the go. Both are professionals in the thick of designing and marketing Voice experiences, so these episodes are an open window into what's really happening in the industry.

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Inside VOICE podcast,

The Winners of the Inside VOICE Podcast Awards Are...

As 2019 comes to a close, here at VOICE we're brimming with warm and fuzzy feelings from another remarkable year. We welcomed over two thousand new VOICE community members, met countless fun and passionate people, and even clinked glasses with many of you at VOICE 2019.

The Inside VOICE Podcast in particular—led by our phenomenal host Keri Roberts—has us glowing with pride. In just one year, we've seen thousands of downloads, interviewed hundreds of incredible guests, and even made the list of top ten Voice tech podcasts.

But it's the guests we're especially proud of.

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Inside VOICE podcast, Conversational design, Interview

Creating a Framework for Your Voice Experience

A week after speaking with Scott Westwater on the four steps to create a Voice experience, our bubbly host Keri Roberts reeled in Susan Westwater to talk about creating a useful and usable framework for voice experiences.

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Inside VOICE podcast, Interview,

How Small Businesses & Influencers can Monetize with Voice

It's that time again where we pick a popular episode from our Inside VOICE podcast and filter the best parts into an equally interesting read. This time we combed through Kam Taitt's ep, which is all about helping businesses and people automate the tedious and reign in extra income through Voice.

Here's what you need to know.

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How To’s, Inside VOICE podcast,

Create Your Own Alexa Flash Briefing in Five Easy Steps


If you want to build an audience in the voice-first world, Alexa flash briefings are the way to go.

From long and insightful podcasts to short and impactful microcasts, content producers are turning to Alexa to regularly deliver useful tidbits and expert tips to an engaged audience. 

But, how do you know if you need one?  How can you set one up without technical knowledge? And what does a flash briefing strategy even look like?

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Inside VOICE podcast, Interview,

On Creating a Voice Skill without Code and Building a Voice-First Business

In Episode 58 of Inside VOICE, we spoke to Witlingo Founder and CEO, Ahmed Bouzid, on how business folks can dive into Voice without a huge upfront investment or an army of IT pros.

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Inside VOICE podcast, Interview, Diversity

Being a Creative in Tech: Joan Palmiter Bajorek

In another written rendition of our top Inside VOICE podcasts, this time we're taking on Episode 49 with the founder of Women in Voice: Joan Palmiter Bajorek.

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Inside VOICE podcast, Guest post,

"Please Give Me Five Stars" - Does Self-Promotion Belong in Microcasting?

Imagine we're on a date. It’s our first date and you've never met me. You found me on a dating app that says I’m smart, compassionate, fun and, of course, love dogs. You’re intrigued, so we meet for a cocktail, which is at the same commitment level as listening to a flash briefing, versus inviting me to dinner, which would be more like an hour-long podcast. You aren't sure if you’re ready to give me that kind of time yet and want to test the water.

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