Voice Tech, AI, and other Important Tools for Authors, with Bradley Metrock — Self-Publishing Conference Highlight
AskAlli: Self-Publishing Advice Podcast
Bradley Metrock, author, broadcaster and publishing thought leader, outlines the latest developments in voice technology, artificial intelligence and other important emerging tools for author-publishers. At the end of the session you will be informed about new possibilities and opportunities opening up for you and where your books fit in. This is a post from SelfPubCon (The Self-Publishing Advice Conference), an online author event, run free twice-yearly, in association with the Alliance of Independent Authors. Find more author advice, tips and tools at our Self-publishing Author Advice Center: https://selfpublishingadvice.org, with a huge archive of nearly 2,000 blog posts, and a handy search box to find key info on the topic you need. And, if you haven’t already, we invite you to join our organization and become a self-publishing ally. You can do that at http://allianceindependentauthors.org.
Dave is joined this week by Bradley Metrock, CEO of Project Voice. In January, Bradley kicked off a tour of 35 cities across the US, Project Voice Coast-to-Coast, where he has been stopping at each destination to meet with members of the voice community. At the point of recording, Bradley had just hit his 25th city, St. Louis, where he sat down with me to share what this experience has been like. During the discussion, Bradley shares stories from the road, including some of who he's had a chance to meet with, what it's been like traveling during the pandemic, the disparity between cities at this point in time, the future of events, the role of virtual events today and into the future, and more. A long conversation the spans a wide variety of topics.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/futureear/message
CEO of Project Voice Interview starts at 9:38 and ends at 56:32 Links “KindleDrip: Critical vulnerabilities in Amazon Kindle e-reader gave attackers free rein over user accounts” by Jessica Haworth at The Daily Swig - January 21, 2021 “Will Amazon release a Color Kindle in 2021?” by Michael Kozlowski at Good E Reader - January 1, 2021 Bradley Metrock’s web site Project Voice Coast to Coast Zoom Video Webinars Digital Book World 2021 “Pete Buttigieg testifies in Senate confirmation hearing for Transportation secretary” at PBS - January 21, 2021 Morning Journal flash briefing for Alexa If you’d like brief daily updates on technology, books, marriage, and puppies, you can follow along with my Morning Journal flash briefing. From your Echo device, just say, “Alexa, enable Morning Journal.” Then each morning say, “Alexa, what’s my flash briefing?” I post a five-minute audio journal each day except Sunday, usually by 8:00 am Eastern Time. The Kindle Chronicles is now available at Audible Podcasts. The only thing missing are ratings! If you have time, please consider leaving one in order to help others learn about the show. Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.
Episode 91, Voice in Education, 10.18.20 with Bradley Metrock
Voice in Education
In episode 91 Julie Daniel Davis interviews Bradley Metrock. Bradley is the CEO of Score Publishing and the creator of "This Week In Voice VIP," the daily letter to the voice & AI tech communities. Bradley is the reason Julie is involved in the voice industry. Going all the way back to the 2018 Alexa Conference where Bradley invited Julie to be a part of what felt like a very grassroots event. Having his eye on this emerging tech and its possibilities, Bradley serves as a knowledgeable guest. In this episode, Bradley shares his thoughts on the future of voice and education, what's slowing it down, and who to watch.
Bradley Metrock and Jose Cotto talk events and conferences in the post Covid-19 world
Beyond Voice Conversations
We know that the landscape has shifted and businesses, large and small, are struggling to find their footing.The events industry, in particular, is one that faces, what some are considering, an industry killing situation. Events are all about the live experiences, the face to face, the networking. Things that right now are just unimaginable.Bradley Metrock, founder of Score Publishing, created the Power of Voice series of events and has over 30 live events across 12 years under his belt. Bradley knows the events space better than most.How Bradley and the Score Publishing team have adapted to the changing landscape is something every events producer should pay attention and strive to model.I'm excited to have Bradly be our first guest on the new Beyond Voice Conversations with such an important industry topic.Listen close - between the laughs - and you'll get a potential framework for events in a post-COVID world.
Podcast Episode 288: Voice Is The Next Form Of A Company - with Project Voice Founder Bradley Metrock
Sports Card Strategy with Paul Hickey
I had the pleasure of speaking with Bradley Metrock, CEO of Score Publishing. Bradley is many things, and most certainly all things voice. Bradley has been in the voice space for several years and culminated the Project Voice event, the number one event for voice technology and AI in America. During the podcast, I had the opportunity to learn more about what Bradley does and his vision for the future of voice. He talks in depth about how businesses need to understand the importance of incorporating voice technology within small to medium size companies. If they don’t do it soon, they will quickly fall behind. Bradley is also the Keynote Speaker at Nashville Voice Conference 2020, coming up on August 7 at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. The event will focus on how all businesses can become more efficient and effective through the creation of Alexa Skills and Google Actions. Paul: How familiar do you believe businesses currently are with voice apps, Alexa skills and Google actions? Bradley: I think it varies, but in general it's pretty low. I view it as defensive in nature rather than offensive in nature. I think a business, including mom and pop gas stations, and as you get into the enterprise space, needs to be working with voice or working with groups like Data Driven Design who are working with voice on their behalf so that they are accumulating knowledge and they're getting acclimated to the space. But the bottom line is that if you're not delving into those waters, you're falling behind, and you're not understanding. Paul: Do you think businesses know that they can build custom applications for Alexa and Google assistant just like they can with websites or mobile apps and how those can actually help them be more efficient and effective? Bradley: I think some of that knowledge is there. They want to turn to professionals, and do it right. I don't think it's part of the mental calculus for a lot of companies. Like do the tools exist? Paul: You wrote a book more than just weather and music, 200 ways to use Alexa. Tell us about that. Tell us about some of those use cases that you've found. Bradley: It's profound. All the things that you can do with Alexa’s ecosystem. I always joke, you could line up a hundred Amazon employees and even they wouldn't know 70% or 80% of some of these things that are in the book. And I'll give you a couple of examples. It's called “Alexa, What am I Holding?” So four Alexa devices that have a front facing camera, like the Echo Show, and The Echo Spot. They have a feature called “Alexa, what am I holding?” Paul: If you had to come up with an idea of big or small to help any kind of business, including your own, with operations or marketing, creating a voice app, an Alexa skill or a Google action, what would it be? Bradley: We just went through that with Project Voice. We wanted to create a voice experience that you don't want to regurgitate the web. So with Project Voice, we thought, what is it that a voice experience for a conference ought to do? And what is it it can do, that's above and beyond regurgitating the web? And one of the things that we came up with that we used to great effect was having speakers talk about their sessions in their own voice. Paul: The goal of the Nashville Voice Conferences is to help people make things happen with their businesses with voice. And, you are the keynote speaker at Nashville Voice Conference 2020, and I'm very proud of that. Can you give us a little preview of what you're thinking will be valuable to the attendees on August 7th, 2020 at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center? Bradley: Sure! I'm thrilled that there is a Nashville Voice Conference, number one. I'm thrilled that it's growing.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/paulhickey/support
Executive Director of Digital Book World Links “Amazon’s top spokesman: We want to question Trump over ‘blatant political interference’ in Pentagon cloud contract decision” by Annie Palmer at CNBC - February 12, 2020 “Why Bernie Sanders Praised Amazon” by Jay Carney at The New York Times - February 10, 2010 “Amazon Kindle to include more options in the font menu” by Michael Kozlowski at Good E Reader - February 19, 2020 Kindle software updates Bradley Metrock This Week in Voice podcast Digital Book World - September 14-15, 2020, in Nashville American Library Association #eBooksForAll petition campaign “Digital Book World Bans Macmillan Employees in Response to Library Embargo” by Bradley Metrock at Digital Book World blog - January 28, 2020 “ALA Midwinter 2020: Macmillan CEO John Sargent, Librarians Spar Over E-Book Embargo” by Andrew Albanese at Publishers Weekly - January 26, 2020 “Book Club” column by Ron Charles mentioning DBW ban on Macmillan employees at The Washington Post Jennifer N. Baker Vooks Scribd Alexa Flash Briefings Facebook: The Inside Story by Steven Levy Click here to enable my daily Morning Journal flash briefing at the Alexa Skills store. You will then hear each day’s entry by saying, “Alexa, what’s new?” For my political podcast, please check out Edge Cast. Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.
Episode 280: Would You Marry Amazon Alexa? Interview with Project Voice Founder Bradley Metrock
Sports Card Strategy with Paul Hickey
Those of us building Voice Apps for Alexa and Google Assistant have naturally become evangelists and power users of the voice assistants and smart speakers. Case in point, I don't know anybody who knows more about How To Use Alexa than creator of Project Voice and CEO of Score Publishing, Bradley Metrock. Bradley is the author of More Than Just Weather and Music - 200 ways to use Alexa. He is also the host of "This Week In Voice" Podcast. In this interview with our friend QuHarrison Terry of Inevitable/Human and Mark Cuban Companies, We talk about his affinity for Voice, Alexa, and why he chose Chattanooga, Tennessee to be the home for the number one event for Voice and AI in America. Q and I joke about Bradley wanting to marry Alexa, but the truth is he's an amazing leader in the voice space and his passion for voice continues to pave the way for millions of people to benefit from voice as a technology. Q also asks me about my top Voice Predictions/Trends in 2020 and Bradley elaborates on Voice Branding.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/paulhickey/support
The Rise of Voice First Technology with Bradley Metrock
Podcasts From The Printerverse
Bradley Metrock, CEO at Score Publishing, discusses voice-first technology, conversational commerce and its increasing role in our lives, his book on Alexa's broader range of skills, and what to expect at the upcoming Project Voice Conference in Chattanooga, TN January 13-17, 2020. Bradley Metrock: https://www.bradleymetrock.com/ Score Publishing: https://www.scorepublishing.us/ Project Voice: http://projectvoice.ai/ This Week in Voice Podcast: https://www.thisweekinvoice.com/ More Than Just Weather & Music: https://www.amazon.com/More-Than-Just-Weather-Music/dp/099114189X Alexa Skill Blueprints: https://blueprints.amazon.com/
Guest: Bradley Metrock, CEO Score Publishing & VoiceFirst Events Topic: Project Voice Dave and Bradley talk about the genesis of Project Voice (formerly named the Alexa conference), how the conference has evolved, the growing voice enthusiast community that Bradley has helped to cultivate and what to expect at this year's Project Voice. Along with the conference, Bradley also shares his take on whether we're in the midst of a, "trough of disillusionment," with voice technology.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/futureear/message