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Agile Digital Business

Glean applicable ideas from Agile Digital Business as your host, Vickie Maris, explores the topics of leadership, personal development, team development and team communications.
Vickie is a singer-songwriter, speaker, facilitator and author. In addition to her music and speaking at conferences, she facilitates sessions in staff retreats and workshops. She is a certified trainer of Everything DiSC and The Five Behaviors, as well as a certified facilitator. 
You will enjoy and benefit from the interviews with guests on the show who bring a variety of perspectives and applicable insights. Focus areas include change management, leadership, team dynamics, communications, entrepreneurship, and more.

Nov 1, 2019

I take you behind the scenes in the recording of the narration for the audiobook, Changing Life After a Life-Changing Event: 30 Journal Prompts and Stories To Help After a Loss. In this episode, I share an example of how I use a digital voice interface for clarification on name pronunciations.

Episode 18 also includes a "sneak listen" to Day 20 of the journal, which is about having intentional thought life to help curb anxiety.

Here are the show notes and time codes for Episode 18 of Agile Digital Business:

0:00 Welcome to the episode

:25 Using a feature of the voice platform as an author/narrator; and a sneak listen of the audiobook.

1:10 Season 2 of the podcast is a focus on the voice platform, voice first and voice search.

1:27 Music and introduction of the episode

1:53 How my narrating of the audiobook leads to use of voice platform features available on the Web.

2:18 Recording several versions of the name associated with a quote in the journal, Henri Nouwen.

3:09 Microphone is on the right side of the Google search bar and is handy for several types of searches.

3:30 Samples of possible pronunciations of Henri Nouwen.

3:48 Final pronunciation of the name used in the audiobook recording.

4:02 Request that you share this episode of Agile Digital Business with a friend.

4:08 Instructions for how to get notified when the devotional journal is published. Send an email to agiledigitalbusiness at gmail dot com.

4:45 To find the resources that I share in my "Vickie Maris" social media channels, follow the hashtag, #agiledigitalbiz and #teachinspireconnect. If you include one or both hashtags in your post, I'll be able to find it and retweet your tweet or add a thank you to your post.

5:49 If you are interested in trying a subscription to Audible and getting your first book downloaded for free, please use my affiliate link. (see next entry)

6:18 My first book available as an audiobook is Job Loss and the Cutback Blues: Journey of Grief, Uncertainty and Recovery After Being Let Go

7:33 Opportunity to listen to a section from the audiobook that I'm currently recording, Changing Life After a Life-Changing Event: 30 Journal Prompts and Stories to Help After a Loss.

8:25 Ways to break a pattern of negative self-talk.

8:38 Activity of writing a song or a spoken request to Scott to share about value I've brought to others during the week.

9:14 Use of audio podcasts and YouTube videos for reframing your thinking.

9:25 Quote from an article by Linda Espisito about the importance of awareness to anxiety.

10:04 Exercise to write out two or more sentences about how you are bringing value to the world today.

10:17 Alternate example of asking a fellow entrepreneur to create a video of encouraging words while at the Youpreneur Summit.

11:00 Prayer in the section, Day 20, in the devotional journal.

11:27 Moped Man song on the Riverside album by Scott Greeson (this is an instrumental version in the podcast).

11:38 My shoutout to my husband, Scott Greeson, for creating the music that I use on both Agile Digital Business. The tunes are instrumental versions of: If I Had a Train, and Moped Man, from the album, Riverside.

You can stream music by Scott Greeson in Pandora, Spotify and other digital directories. At the Riverside is the third song that I mention at the end of the episode.