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Kane Simms of VUX World on Voice UIs for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) - Ep. 3

The Speechly Podcast

Welcome to another episode of the Speechly Podcast. In this episode, we cover the following topics in the Voice User Interface space with Kane Simms of VUX World: - The importance of getting specific when training Speech Recognition and Natural Language Understanding models. - Where User Behavior with Voice UIs is at today and how that could have better directed the Einstein Voice Assistant rollout - Why you should focus on user problems before prioritizing the technology used to solve the problem - How Multi-Modality was overlooked and how to better implement Multi-Modal Voice experiences - And much more about user behavior with Voice UIs Follow Speechly: Speechly.com @SpeechlyAPI GitHub.com/Speechly LinkedIn Follow VUX World & Kane: VUX.World @kanesimms & @VUXworld LinkedIn


13 Sep 2021

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Kane Simms Co-Founder of VUX World on Voice Strategy, User Experience, and Industry Trends - Voicebot Podcast Ep. 178

The Voicebot Podcast

Kane Simms is co-founder of VUX World, a voice studio, design consultancy, and creator of a popular industry podcast and numerous LinkedIn videos. Today, we discuss voice user experience design and specifically cover some elements of VUX World's methodology when working with clients. We also review voice strategy, industry trends, and much more. Kane is an astute observer of the voice industry landscape and one of the technology's most effective champions. 

1hr 53mins

16 Nov 2020

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Voice and Podcasts with the Dynamic Duo: Kane Simms and Dustin Coates

Bixby Developers Chat

In this episode, Roger talks with Kane Simms and Dustin Coates. Kane and Dustin are most well know for their VUX World podcast (a must-listen) and are very accomplished voice pros!We discuss how they got started in voice and what keeps them excited in voice and conversational AI.Kane tells us how the VUX World podcast was created, how Dustin was added as the co-host and he reveals a surprising fact about him and Dustin.Kane and Dustin talk about both success and challenges in podcasting. How do you pick guests? How do you keep your audience engaged? How has the VUX world podcast evolved over time,Kane and Dustin give their advice for those getting into voice? What the opportunities are and how the best way to get started is simply starting e.g.jump in and create an experience!Kane and Dustin share their wisdom on where the voice industry is, where it needs to grow to and they rub their crystal balls for their 5-10 year predictions for voice. Links from the ShowVUX World Podcast and Consultancy:  vux.world3Blue1Brown YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYO_jab_esuFRV4b17AJtAwKeeping in TouchKane Simms - Twitter: @kanesimmsKane Simms - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kanesimms/Dustin Coates - Twitter: @dcoatesDustin Coates - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dustincoates/Dustin e-mail: dustin@vux.worldVUX World - Twitter: @VUXworldVUX World - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vux-world/All Bixby Developers Chat Episodes available on your favorite podcast player and at:bixbydev.buzzsprout.comGuests: Kane Simms and Dustin CoatesThe dynamic duo of voice: Kane Simms and Dustin CoatesHost:Roger Kibbe (@rogerkibbe) is a senior developer evangelist for Viv Labs/SamsungMore about BixbySamsung Bixby is a next-generation, AI platform that enables developers to build rich voice and conversational AI experiences for the Bixby Marketplace, and Bixby devices including phones, watches, televisions, smart appliances, and more.Bixby Developers Homepage - https://bixbydevelopers.com/Bixby Developers Github - https://github.com/bixbydevelopersBixby Developers YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/bixbydevelopersBixby Developers Twitter - twitter.com/BixbyDevelopersBixby Developers Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BixbyDevelopers/Bixby Developer News/Blogs - https://bixby.developer.samsung.com/Support the show (https://www.bixbydevelopers.com)

1hr 11mins

15 Sep 2020

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Part 2 Interview with Kane Simms of VUX World

Agile Digital Business

Kane Simms, co-founder and co-host of VUX World was my guest in Episode 24 of Agile Digital Business. Season 2 of the podcast is focused on preparing your business for the voice platform. This is Part 2 of my conversation with Kane. We talk about world-class voice experiences; a definition of an Amazon Alexa Skill; our experiences with creating a Flash Briefing; and we chat about the starting point for a marketing person who is looking to establish a presence for their brand in the voice platform. At the end of the show, you'll hear me share my excitement about what is coming in 2020! Enjoy! Vickie Maris Host of Agile Digital Business, author, speaker and digital marketer Time codes, notes and tweetables:  0:00 Preview of upcoming content in Episode 24 of Agile Digital Business 00:43 Music and welcome from podcast host, Vickie Maris 3:40 Introduction of Vickie Maris by musician, Scott Greeson 3:55 Setup of the episode and the host shares background about her guest, Kane Simms. His co-host of VUX World is Dustin Coates. 4:48 Kane says hello to listeners. 5:32 Vickie asks Kane about his definition of a world-class voice experience. Tweetable: "A world-class voice experience is something that is either engaging and entertaining, or something that gets out of your way and lets you just get on with the task." - Kane Simms 6:14 Mention of the company Earplay and work they have done on the Jurassic World Revealed skill. To access this skill via Amazon Alexa, state "Alexa, visit Jurassic World." Here is a promotional video about the Alexa Skill: https://youtu.be/GtZrakZfOMQ 6:41 Mention of another company, Xandra, that worked on The Wayne Investigation and the Dunkirk Experience, a skill launched alongside the Dunkirk war film. 7:50 Importance of sound design and creating a sound environment. 8:00 Reference to Voicebot.ai site that contains research reports in many voice platform subjects. Kane shares that 71% of people trusted human-recorded audio more than robotic style of voice. 8:50 Utility type of Skill is one that helps a person get something done. 9:19 An example is the TuneIn Skill that you can enable on your smart speaker in order to play a podcast that you would like to listen to via your Amazon Echo. 10:36 Another example mentioned, that required conversation design, was the Virgin Trains Skill that can be used to hear train schedules or to order a ticket. 11:02 Kane provides a definition of an Amazon Alexa Skill.  Tweetable or LinkedIn post: "A skill is essentially a voice app that is created by a third party to increase the functionality of Alexa [or the Google Home Assistant, Samsung Bixby, etc.] Google defines an Action as anything the Google Assistant can do." - Kane Simms #agiledigitalbiz #AlexaSkill The concept behind a skill is that "you're teaching Alexa a skill." 12:43 Discussion of "in-app actions" to do something like book a table at a specific restaurant. This action will pre-populate the restaurant app with the specified data like number of people in the party and time of the reservation. 13:38 Vickie reflects on Episode 14 and her interview with Brielle Nickoloff in which they discussed the order that Amazon Alexa seeks data pools to return results when a person asks a question of the voice assistant. 14:48 Reference to the Amazon Alexa Skill for this podcast, Agile Digital Business. 15:08 Kane discusses the Flash Briefing they launched for VUX World and the opportunity that exists. 15:51 Example given of skills created by Peter Stewart and Dr. Teri Fisher. 18:20 Questions posed about how long people listen to Flash Briefings. Will they be OK with a longer piece of audio? 20:15 More details provided about the Skill by Dr. Teri Fisher, founder of Alexa in Canada and the Voice in Canada Flash Briefing. He created a new Flash Briefing every day for 500 days. Here's a YouTube video of his TEDx talk from October 2019. 21:05 Tweetable or LinkedIn post to share: "There are definitely opportunities for Flash Briefings to fit in to someone's morning routine if you can provide value, if you can get the format right, and if you can stick to it and be consistent with it." - Kane Simms #voiceassistants #agiledigitalbiz #AlexaSkill 21:50 Vickie reminds listeners of topics covered in past episodes of Agile Digital Business. She also reflects on her activities of podcasting, speaking at conferences, 23:50 She shares about a way to support the podcast or to become involved in the listener community at Patreon. https://patreon.com/vickiemaris 24:57  To get notified of upcoming podcast episodes, workshops and online group    Send email to teachinspireconnect @ getresponse.net 25:22 Invitation for you to join Vickie's upcoming 30-day journaling group. The first group is designed to help you develop the practice of journaling or to get back to journaling. You can use the new journal, Changing Life After a Life Changing Event: 30 Journal Prompts and Stories to Help After a Loss, or bring a different journal to the online group. For more details: https://vickiemaris.com/30dayjournal 27:14 A starting point for a marketing person who is wearing many hats and would like to establish a presence for their brand in the voice platform. 28:08 Exercises for a company to do when thinking about how to get started in the voice platform.  Tweetable: "What does the conversation look like that you're already having with your customers?" - Kane Simms #voicefirst #vuxdesign #voc Tweetable: "Do the homework on these channels yourself...If you don't use Siri, start using Siri. If you don't yet have an Echo, get one." - Kane Simms 31:04 Vickie talks about social media can make the world smaller. She met Kane and learned about the VUX World podcast through Twitter after she replied under one of Kane's videos.  Kane sent a DM and offered to chat with Vickie on the podcast. 32:43 Kane talks about how he met his co-founder, Dustin Coates, who has written a book on voice application development. Dustin's book: Voice Applications for Alexa and Google Assistant. 34:23 Mention of the value of sharing older episodes that cover specific topics listeners are asking about. 36:14 Follow Kane in LinkedIn, https://linkedin.com/in/kanesimms or in Twitter, https://twitter.com/kanesimms 37:13 Kane offers an invitation to reach out and ask your questions about making a great conversational experience for your customers. 37:47 Tweetable: "This is not something that is going to go away. We need to be paying attention to what's happening in voice." - Vickie Maris, #agiledigitalbiz #podcast #voicefirst 37:59 Thank you to Kane Simms for the interview. 38:24 Vickie wraps up the episode with another thank you to Kane and a thank you to listeners. Note: Please include #agiledigitalbiz in your tweets and posts of questions and comments related to episodes of the podcast.


31 Dec 2019

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Part 1 Interview with Kane Simms of VUX World

Agile Digital Business

Listen to insights about what voice means for your company in this conversation I held with Kane Simms, VUX World. He and I have a fun conversation about preparing for voice and designing for the voice platform with the customer in mind. This is Part 1 of a 2-part interview for Agile Digital Business. Kane is not only the co-host of VUX World, but also co-founder of a consultancy and voice design studio. 0:00 Welcome and introduction of the episode by host, Vickie Maris :30 Intro music; request that you subscribe to the show so that you don't miss Part 2. :56 Scott Greeson provides intro; more music 1:07 Introduction of guest, Kane Simms, co-founder of VUX World; and reflection on theme that occurs in the conversation of "meeting customer needs." 2:07 Tweetable: "It is so important to start first with the customer." - Vickie Maris #agiledigitalbiz #VOC 3:04 Welcome of guest Kane Simms who has a voice design consultancy and design studio. His co-founder is Dustin Coates. 3:59 Kane responds to the podcast host; explanation of quiet voice because of baby sleeping downstairs 4:57 Kane Simms provides background of how he got started in his work in the voice platform; experience as a musician and study of marketing at 5:48 Tweetable: "Marketing is meeting and anticipating customer needs profitably." - Definition Kane Simms recalls from his time at university. 6:41 Audio production, writing and user experience design were skills that Kane brought together in the hosting of his podcast, VUX World. 7:27 Established a design and development studio that creates voice experiences for agencies and brands. 7:40 Vickie talks about why she shifted the focus of her podcast, Agile Digital Business, to the voice platform. 8:05 Kane and Vickie swap stories about experiences as musicians. Hip hop, rap, meets American singer/songwriter. 11:41 Vickie shares the example of how she and Scott Greeson utilize a production company for the digital distribution of music they create.  12:20 Discussion about having or creating an Amazon Alexa Skill for the music (life as a music artist) or for the podcast. 14:20 Mention of the website, whosampled.com 16:41 Mid-roll request that you subscribe to the podcast, Agile Digital Business. Mention of how to reach out via social channels:  https://twitter.com/vickiemaris https://instagram/vickiemarishttps://fb.com/vjmarishttps://linkedin.com/in/vickiemaris 18:31 Kane discusses how his podcast led to the design consultancy. His searches about voice eventually led him to This Week in Voice podcast and Voicebot podcast in the USA. A few months later, he was asked to give talks. By the end of the first year, he was giving workshops with his co-founder. He's now working on a variety of projects through the consultancy. 21:25 Thank you to Kane for being a guest on the show. 21:56 Invitation to share your questions or comments about this episode via the social media channels and to subscribe to VUX World podcast. 22:40 Closing. Let's go out and "Teach. Inspire. Connect!" Please listen to Part 2 of this episode for the rest of the story! - vjm #voicefirst #agiledigitalbiz #teachinspireconnect


23 Dec 2019

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The "Big 5" in Voice with Kane Simms, Co-Founder of VUX World

Inside VOICE

Kane Simms is the Co-Founder of VUX World and a passionate leader in the voice tech world. You'll hear him talk about how the top 5 companies in voice tech are positioning themselves in the market which includes Google, Amazon, Samsung, Apple and Microsoft and how Facebook may become another top player in voice. Plus, you'll hear his thoughts on how designers and developers should be preparing and creating in a way that allows skills to be on all the platforms and if he thinks there is room for third parties to compete with the big players in the space. Want the chance to speak at VOICE 2020?  Call for proposals is open until March 2020.  Get them in here!


20 Dec 2019

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Inside Voice with Kane Simms and James Poulter

VUX World

An interview with Kane Simms taken from the Inside Voice podcast, the official podcast of the Voice Summit 2019.Visit voicesummit.ai to apply to speak or buy tickets. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


11 Mar 2019

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Kane Simms of VUX World

Inside VOICE

With Brexit looming why not squeeze in some British perspective to the voice world ;-) This week we speak with Kane Simms host of the VUX World Podcast - "the practical voice podcast" about the differences between the US and European voice market and how he has brought many design thinking and UX practices from other platforms into the Voice First world.


9 Mar 2019

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#11 - Kane Simms - Top Takeaways from 6 Months Talking to Voice Specialists

Digital Transformation with...

During this Botcast episode, we talk to Kane Simms, Host of VUX World (https://vux.world/) about what he's learnt from interviewing voice specialists over the past 6 months.  We also talk about voice search becoming the new organic search and whether voice search will be the death of SEO. We would love to hear what you’re enjoying, what you’re not and what you’d like to hear more of so please send your questions/ requests/ feedback to us via the Anchor.fm app directly or using #thebotcast on any of our social channels listed below. Twitter - @webuild_bots Instagram - @we_build_bots Facebook - @webuildbotsai Linkedin - @webuildbots


7 Jan 2019

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Welcome to VUX World with Kane Simms

VUX World

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to VUX World.This introductory episode is all about what VUX World is all about. Here, I'll take you through:the aims of the showhow we intend to meet those aimswhy it existswho would find it usefulwhat's in store over the coming monthsThe aims of VUX WorldThis is an ambitious show that intends to cover three core aims for three primary groups of people:To help VUX pros create better voice experiences through bringing together people from throughout the industry to share insights, tools, tips and tricksTo help brands create voice first strategies and implement voice first solutions through learning from companies and agencies who're doing it right nowTo help grow the VUX industry by introducing people such as creatives, scientists, technologists, strategists, linguistics, developers and anyone else to the voice first worldHow we'll meet our aimsWe'll reach those aims through focusing on three core pillars of content.Why? We'll cover the 'why' aspect of the argument for voice. Why should you take this area seriously? Why develop your skills here? Why voice?How? We'll extensively cover the 'how' side of things, too. How can you get started? How does the voice industry work? How can you develop here? We'll cover things like tutorials, guides, tips, hints and tactics to help you learn, develop and grow to create epic voice experiences.What's stopping you? Every industry has its challenges. We want to delve into those challenges and uncover opportunities to push past the barriers and find opportunities to move forward.The host of VUX WorldYour host for this journey is me, Kane Simms. I have a history in sound design and music production as well as extensive experience in marketing, UX and agile project management. My love for all things audio and passion for understanding user behaviour and technology culminate perfectly right here in the world of voice.So, strap in, hold tight and brace yourself for the rapidly expanding world of voice. I'm glad to be your guide.Now, without further ado, you should totally check out the first proper episode of the podcast: User testing on voice-first devices with Sam Howard.Enjoy :) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


12 Feb 2018