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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 speaker, facilitator, author and musician. In addition to speaking at conferences, she also 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.

Jan 20, 2020

Voice-first resources are featured in Episode 25 of Agile Digital Business podcast. You'll hear about Amazon Alexa Skills highlighted in a book by Bradley Metrock of the "This Week in Voice" podcast, to an interview with Bobby Kovey, The Credo Company, participant in a talk on preparing for voice, presented by Vickie Maris in Certificate in Executive Management at the University of Notre Dame. 

You'll also learn about a new book by Susan Westwater and Scot Westwater, Voice Strategy: Creating useful and usable voice experiences.



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0:18 Setup of Episode 25 and a welcome.

1:19 Vickie Maris introduces the upcoming interview that airs at the end of this episode with Bobby Kovey, The Credo Company, who chats about the value of an FAQ page on a website in this era of voice search.

3:28 Mention of an episode in the show, "This Week in Voice," hosted by Bradley Metrock, CEO, Score Publishing. The episode published on Nov. 7, 2019, (Season 4, Episode 10) is titled, "More than just weather and music: 200 ways to use Alexa." This is also the title of Bradley's book about Amazon Alexa Skills.   

4:37 Review of several of the Amazon Alexa Skills that are featured in the book, "More Than Just Weather and Music: 200 Ways to Use Alexa."

5:22 Example of an Amazon Alexa Skill by PayPal that lets you send and receive money using your voice.

6:06 Vickie Maris provides a reminder that you can listen to this podcast, Agile Digital Business, when you ask your Amazon device, "Alexa, play the most recent episode of Agile Digital Business."

6:57  A reminder that it is possible to manage the recordings of your voice made by the Amazon Echo device right from the device with a request from your voice.

8:10 A reminder that there is an Amazon Alexa Skill, a Flash Briefing, that is published for this show, Agile Digital Business.

9:22 A shoutout to Len Clark, a colleague who broadcasts about Notre Dame sports who has also created an Amazon Alexa Skill, Notre Dame Football, that will give you latest in Notre Dame sports such as game day weather, kick-off times or tip-off times, etc.

9:59 Information about books I've been reading: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big," by Scott Adams, comic strip artist of Dilbert.

10:54 Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark. A book that I'm reading for the AI and Ethics Book Club at the University of Notre Dame.

11:40 Video resource from Voice Summit 2019, July 24, 2019, that is available on YouTube. A session at 2:59 in the session is by emcee J.P. Poulter of Vixen Labs. 

17:44 Also from the July 24, 2019 video from Voice Summit 2019, go to the time code of 38:57 seconds, for a conversation between Scott Quartner who is a VP with T. Rowe Price and Vijay Balasubramanian, CEO and Founder of Pindrop. Their chat is about security and authentication in voice.

18:59 A new book by Voice Strategy: Creating Useful and Usable Voice Experiences, by Susan Westwater and Scot Westwater. 

20:44 If you would like to voice record your next book, you can use a service like to get the audio file transcribed.

21:40 you can leave a voice mail for me using the SpeakPipe widget on my website,

24:00 Interview with Bobby Kovey, The Credo Company, after he had participated in the executive education program, Certificate in Executive Management. "Things that you can use, that are proven best practices. You can walk away from the program with knowledge from proven experience that you can use."

25:45 Bobby Kovey discusses his plan to add an FAQ page to the company website to help their content be more readily discovered by potential clients who are searching for consulting companies that do work in government relations.

28:20 A thank you from the podcast host to Bobby Kovey for participating in the interview.

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