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My Five W's: Who

My name is Maikel van der Wouden

 I’m a born-and-raised dutch boy from Amsterdam with a strong passion for sound. I’m proud to have created my own sound agency and a proven method to exploit the power of audio to manage your Brand’s identity through sound. 

I started my business four and a half years ago with Phoebe Ohayon. Today we got a dedicated team of seven and a worldwide network of sound designers and voice talents including licensing partnerships with more than 75 music labels.  

I started my career studying at the conservatory, and before starting my own business, I was an audio engineer. I spent a lot of time researching acoustics, sound and speech characteristics, and audible perception.

After, I started working in traditional studios for several years, but all the commercial productions I worked on did not include any research or strategy at all. I realized that my curiosity and unusual combination of interests and skills were a rare strength.

 

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Think before you speak

Recently I’ve been reading a lot of stuff by Jezra Kaye. In my opinion, she is a very interesting author. She is also a speaker coach, speechwriter, and president of Speak Up for Success. In one of her blog posts, I recently read she wrote about writing a great talk. To me, the following inspired the most: “Give people a reason to care.”

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If you win the morning, you win the day.

Often UX begins each morning. “Hey Google, good morning.” A single phrase like this allows you to trigger a sequence of multiple actions, aka a routine. At first, people try-out ready-made routines that are available on Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa.

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BBC Inspires Producing Beeb

I think BBC inspires producing its own in-house voice assistant called Beeb. They removed their podcasts from certain Google products, and their radio stations are also disappearing from TuneIn. They must have realized that they were becoming one of many vying to sell their content

contact info

My office is located in the center of Amsterdam. 1015 JA, Kattenburgersrtaat 5. mail@maikelvanderwouden.com

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