ALEXA FLASH BRIEFINGS
Briefings are free short 'podcasts' that users of the 'smart speaker' Amazon Echo devices can choose and have played to them sequentially.
A daily tailor-made running order may comprise updates such as news and weather produced by media organisations.
Briefings can also be used by businesses or groups to extend their brand by providing useful updates, interview clips or reminders.
Let me know how I can help you discover the power of Briefings for your company.
What's On In Guildford
I currently produce a daily Flash briefing of what's on events for Guildford borough council in the county town of Surrey, UK.
I am a versatile voice artist with huge experience in BBC news and programme presentation, and corporate and commercial work. And that means that I can adapt my presentation style to fit with the 'voice' of your brand.
Indeed, for several years I was the main voice-trainer for BBC radio and television, coaching presenters on programmes as diverse as the current affairs TV programme Panorama, the breakfast shows for BBC Radio 1 Extra and BBC Radio 3, and the BBC News Channel.
ALEXA BRIEFINGS PRODUCED FOR...
WHAT'S ON IN GUILDFORD
If you're stuck for something to do in and around Guildford over the next few days, we're here to help!
Guildford is one of the most vibrant towns in the UK with plenty going on and this Briefing (the first of its kind in the UK) will tell you what's happening and where. From comedy to classics, sports to sculpture, plus all sorts of theatre, music and arts - and for locals and visitors of all ages - this is your free daily update to help you make the most of Surrey's county town.
The WHAT'S ON IN GUILDFORD Briefing is endorsed and supported by these great local groups:
GUILDFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL
THE NATIONAL TRUST
THE YVONNE ARNAUD THEATRE
THE GUILDFORD BOOK FESTIVAL
THE GUILDFORD FRINGE FESTIVAL
VOICE NEWS from THE SMART SPEAKERS
These short updates keep you up-to-date about the developing Voice landscape.
We feature news about, for example:
* the production and presentation of Briefings
* developing your voice-brand personality
* new features and functions of smart-speakers
* the take-up of voice devices and case-studies of how they are being used (such as hospitality, education and business settings)
* reports into voice-orientated sales strategy
* speakers' integration with other technology
* and so on.
There *won't* be deep-dives into Skills and how to code them! (Who *is* Jason anyway?!)
FABULOUS HAIR AND BEAUTY
We always want to look Fabulous, but you may be fed up with flicking through magazines or checking your phone for ideas and tips.
Well how easy is this? Load up our daily Briefing as part of your Alexa Routine, and hear our hair and beauty tricks as you get ready for work or a day out. Whether it's colour for your nails, your hair or your face, we've got it covered, along with plenty of other inspiring treats. Discover the latest trends and some special themed seasonal items will be coming your way too.
This is the first flash briefing of its kind in the UK, and it's great to have you along!
Let's meet so I can explain more about Alexa Flash Briefings and how they may work for you. The we will discuss your production requirements including the regularity, invocation name, duration, style, voice and musical elements.
We will also take care of the behind-the-scenes admin such as accounts with Amazon and audio-hosting platforms.
We offer a full script-writing service at a small extra charge. After all, writing words to be read out loud is a different skill to writing for the eye, and it's our aim to help you connect with your audience. Scripts will be signed-off by you before any further production takes place.
RECORDING & PRODUCTION
The agreed script will be recorded by a professional voice-over or broadcaster before it is edited and mixed with agreed audio branding to give a final polished production.
UPLOADING & SCHEDULING
The final part of the process is uploading each Briefing to a hosting-platform, and then scheduling each one so they are ready for Alexa to play as agreed.