Maikel van der Wouden “I already have a great-sounding voice so voiceover acting should be easy for me.” https://youtu.be/qrmNKZKIlZgIn the past couple of years, I worked with many voice talents.…
Maikel van der Wouden “Making it more user-friendly and speeding up communication speed will be crucial.” https://youtu.be/Ob58xu_whJUI am very interested in the subject: Optimization of the communication between human and…
Maikel van der Wouden In terms of repair, it’s a great solution that gives you more flexibility. https://youtu.be/FShZUIsA5QYIt’s frustrating when text-to-speech sounds off.If your text-to-speech voice would be able to…
"More isn't always better, Linus. Sometimes it's just more". - The Movie Sabrina (1995). Do large communities add more value than smaller ones According to British anthropologist Robin Dunbar, the "magic number" is 150. His theory concludes that we can only really maintain about 150 connections at a time.
We can hardly remember a time when all of this wasn’t possible. Online communication tools and social platforms enabled us to develop bigger communities more easily. But do we achieve so much more by making everything bigger? Sometimes people tend to focus so hard on making everything bigger that they lose sight of what’s really important.
Some people say that offline networking is better for those trying to increase their local presence. Others believe that online networking works best at all times. It’s faster, simple, and more efficient. Taking advantage of both worlds is what most people advise. Easier said than done. Of course, it pays off, but only if you are willing to do the hard work.
Most community initiatives fail before they actually start. This probably sounds familiar: You are invited to an event that introduces a new community. It’s a successful event, and all plans sound promising. But after three months you still haven’t heard anything else about it. A lot of initiators launch their plans with a big bang.
Relationships develop most naturally in the company of like-minded people who share an interest or passion. It is a good starting point, but we must realize that meaningful relationships require more than common unifying factors.
Events and meetups provide a great way to maintain relationships and meet new contacts. But because of the corona-crisis, everything is canceled. We can’t meet in person. So let’s find each other online. Reach out to new people, join an online event, and make sure to check in with people you already know.
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.”
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.
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