I have written quite a bit about Amazon, the Alexa platform, and how excited and optimistic I am about voice interfaces for all kinds of workplace applications. I have been so interested in how Alexa, and voice more generally are going to impact and influence workplace tech, that a few months ago I thought it would be fun and instructive to try and learn how organizations and developers can leverage voice in their applications.
In order to try and have some purpose and structure to this investigation, I set out to achieve a goal – to create and syndicate a short, “Alexa” version of the HR Happy Hour Podcast that would be available to Alexa/Echo users as a part of their device’s “Flash Briefing” or the daily news update that many Alexa users listen to once or even multiple times a day.
Long story short – today I am happy to share that the HR Happy Hour Show is on Alexa – as an Alexa skill that users can add to their Flash Briefing. In the Alexa app on your smartphone, simply search the library of skills for ‘HR Happy Hour’ to add the Alexa version of the HR Happy Hour Podcast to your daily Flash Briefing.
On the HR Happy Hour on Alexa, myself and Trish McFarlane will share news, commentary, opinions, and excerpts from the full HR Happy Hour Podcasts. As always, these will discuss topics and issues about work, workplace technology, management, leadership, and more – basically shorter, tighter versions of what has made the HR Happy Hour Podcast so successful since its debut in 2009.
So for folks like me who are absolutely addicted to their Echo device, and talk with Alexa more than almost anyone else, please consider adding the HR Happy Hour on Alexa to your daily Flash Briefing.
As always, we would love your comments, feedback, and suggestions for topics and potential guests for this new version of the HR Happy Hour.
Thanks as always for your support!