60 pippa.io <![CDATA[Alexa in Canada: Amazon Alexa and Echo Skills, Tips, and Tricks for Canadians]]> http://alexaincanada.ca en Copyright Alexa In Canada 2018 Teri Fisher Teri Fisher, from the Alexa in Canada Blog and VoiceFirst network, reveals all of his top Amazon Alexa skills, strategies, news, power tips and tricks for Canadians. Discover how you can get the most out of Alexa’s voice first service so you can have the time and freedom to make your life more organized, relaxed, stress-free, entertaining, and fun!


Although Teri confesses he does not have a complete Smart home, he uses Alexa to help him be more efficient in his daily life. Amazon Echo devices, personal digital assistants, smart home automation, flash briefings, voice recognition, natural language understanding, artificial intelligence (AI), and everything that works (and doesn’t work) to help you better understand how to get Alexa working for you.


Alexa in Canada is an independent publication and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Amazon.com, Inc.

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Teri Fisher, from the Alexa in Canada Blog and VoiceFirst network, reveals all of his top Amazon Alexa skills, strategies, news, power tips and tricks for Canadians. Discover how you can get the most out of Alexa’s voice first service so you can have the time and freedom to make your life more organized, relaxed, stress-free, entertaining, and fun!


Although Teri confesses he does not have a complete Smart home, he uses Alexa to help him be more efficient in his daily life. Amazon Echo devices, personal digital assistants, smart home automation, flash briefings, voice recognition, natural language understanding, artificial intelligence (AI), and everything that works (and doesn’t work) to help you better understand how to get Alexa working for you.


Alexa in Canada is an independent publication and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Amazon.com, Inc.

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no Teri Fisher info+5a49cbf6eb6d506c77cc07d9@pippa.io episodic http://assets.pippa.io/shows/5a49cbf6eb6d506c77cc07d9/1518476816158-45f8f16a4466ebac86d189c6c652f488.jpeg http://alexaincanada.ca <![CDATA[Alexa in Canada: Amazon Alexa and Echo Skills, Tips, and Tricks for Canadians]]> https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/alexa-in-canada <![CDATA[Flash Briefing Launch with Simon Marcus #14]]> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT 20:30 5a82684fc1ca6ecd4ea34aa9 no full 1 14 In this special episode, Teri announces the Voice in Canada Flash Briefing launch and invites Simon Marcus, CEO of Pippa.io, to discuss his company and the service used to host the Voice in Canada flash briefing.




Voice in Canada Flash Briefing Launch!

I am really excited to launch the Voice in Canada Flash Briefing! I wanted to create something on the Amazon Alexa platform that would be valuable to the the Alexa in Canada community and creating a flash briefing seemed like the perfect idea. The flash briefing is designed to be a series of daily short episodes, discussing tips and tricks, commands, skills, reviews, news, and deals.


To thank you for being an early supporter of the flash briefing launch, I will be giving away a free Amazon Echo Dot to one lucky listener. Make sure to scroll to the bottom to see how you can enter to win the Echo Dot!




Benefits of Flash Briefings

Benefits for the Listeners

  • Very easy to listen to.
  • Almost no friction to listening.
  • Can multitask while consuming audio content.
  • Can discover and learn about new topics very easily.

Benefits for the Producers

  • Huge opportunity for Producers - there only approximately 200 flash briefings currently in Canada.
  • Can discuss your passion/hobbies.
  • Can serve your audience and promote your business.




Welcome Simon Marcus!

Simon Marcus is the CEO of Pippa.io, the podcast and flash briefing hosting service that I use to host my Alexa in Canada podcast and Voice in Canada flash briefing. Pippa.io has made it very easy to setup my flash briefing, particularly because there is no coding or programming required. Simon joins me on the podcast to discuss his service and how he and his team developed the flash briefing feature.




List of resources mentioned in this episode:




Contest!

Win a Brand New Echo Dot!

Thank you so much for being here and listening to my very first flash briefing episodes. To express my appreciation I am holding a contest to award one of you awesome early listeners with a brand new Echo Dot!

To enter the contest, follow these 3 simple steps:

1. Leave an honest review of the flash briefing through your Alexa app or on the Amazon Skills store by clicking HERE!

2. Take a screenshot of your review BEFORE you submit it. Once you have your screenshot, submit the review.

3. Post the screenshot to your Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook account with these 3 hashtags:

  • #amazonecho
  • #amazonalexa
  • #voiceincanada

BONUS: Get an extra entry for every extra social media channel that you post your screenshot to with those hashtags!

I will choose one lucky winner at random on March 5th and I will announce the winner on the Alexa in Canada social media channels and notify the winner through his/her social media account!



The Fine Print

Contest is open for 2 weeks, from February 19, 2018, until 11:59pm on March 4, 2018.
There will be one winner for this contest. Winner will be selected at random (using the Alexa random number generator command!!) and posted on the Alexa in Canada Social media channels, and announced on the Voice in Canada Flash Briefing, on March 6, 2018.
Open to Canadian and US residents 21 years or older. Void where prohibited or restricted by Canadian or US law.
Winner will have to answer a skill testing question.
Contest is not associated in any way with Amazon.com Inc. Alexa in Canada and Voice in Canada are independent publications and have not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Amazon.com, Inc.
Winner will receive one Echo Dot (approx retail value $69.99 CDN).






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In this special episode, Teri announces the Voice in Canada Flash Briefing launch and invites Simon Marcus, CEO of Pippa.io, to discuss his company and the service used to host the Voice in Canada flash briefing.




Voice in Canada Flash Briefing Launch!

I am really excited to launch the Voice in Canada Flash Briefing! I wanted to create something on the Amazon Alexa platform that would be valuable to the the Alexa in Canada community and creating a flash briefing seemed like the perfect idea. The flash briefing is designed to be a series of daily short episodes, discussing tips and tricks, commands, skills, reviews, news, and deals.


To thank you for being an early supporter of the flash briefing launch, I will be giving away a free Amazon Echo Dot to one lucky listener. Make sure to scroll to the bottom to see how you can enter to win the Echo Dot!




Benefits of Flash Briefings

Benefits for the Listeners

  • Very easy to listen to.
  • Almost no friction to listening.
  • Can multitask while consuming audio content.
  • Can discover and learn about new topics very easily.

Benefits for the Producers

  • Huge opportunity for Producers - there only approximately 200 flash briefings currently in Canada.
  • Can discuss your passion/hobbies.
  • Can serve your audience and promote your business.




Welcome Simon Marcus!

Simon Marcus is the CEO of Pippa.io, the podcast and flash briefing hosting service that I use to host my Alexa in Canada podcast and Voice in Canada flash briefing. Pippa.io has made it very easy to setup my flash briefing, particularly because there is no coding or programming required. Simon joins me on the podcast to discuss his service and how he and his team developed the flash briefing feature.




List of resources mentioned in this episode:




Contest!

Win a Brand New Echo Dot!

Thank you so much for being here and listening to my very first flash briefing episodes. To express my appreciation I am holding a contest to award one of you awesome early listeners with a brand new Echo Dot!

To enter the contest, follow these 3 simple steps:

1. Leave an honest review of the flash briefing through your Alexa app or on the Amazon Skills store by clicking HERE!

2. Take a screenshot of your review BEFORE you submit it. Once you have your screenshot, submit the review.

3. Post the screenshot to your Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook account with these 3 hashtags:

  • #amazonecho
  • #amazonalexa
  • #voiceincanada

BONUS: Get an extra entry for every extra social media channel that you post your screenshot to with those hashtags!

I will choose one lucky winner at random on March 5th and I will announce the winner on the Alexa in Canada social media channels and notify the winner through his/her social media account!



The Fine Print

Contest is open for 2 weeks, from February 19, 2018, until 11:59pm on March 4, 2018.
There will be one winner for this contest. Winner will be selected at random (using the Alexa random number generator command!!) and posted on the Alexa in Canada Social media channels, and announced on the Voice in Canada Flash Briefing, on March 6, 2018.
Open to Canadian and US residents 21 years or older. Void where prohibited or restricted by Canadian or US law.
Winner will have to answer a skill testing question.
Contest is not associated in any way with Amazon.com Inc. Alexa in Canada and Voice in Canada are independent publications and have not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Amazon.com, Inc.
Winner will receive one Echo Dot (approx retail value $69.99 CDN).






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<![CDATA[Voice First with Bradley Metrock #13]]> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:05:00 GMT 42:45 5a769689b04882870e993ed9 no full 1 13 Bradley Metrock, the CEO of Score Publishing and a leader in the voice technology space, joins Teri to recap this year's Alexa Conference and to discuss the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network. Teri also makes 2 very special announcements!


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Bradley Metrock, the CEO of Score Publishing and a leader in the voice technology space, joins Teri to recap this year's Alexa Conference and to discuss the VoiceFirst.FM podcast network. Teri also makes 2 very special announcements!


http://AlexaInCanada.ca/13

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<![CDATA[Basic Smart Home Automation with Jesus Gallardo #12]]> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 08:05:00 GMT 27:13 5a6e5d540ef9fdbe776cf6ee no full 1 12 Teri welcomes Jesus Gallardo, an engineer specializing in industrial automation, to discuss smart home automation basics, using Amazon Alexa and Echo devices as the main hub of his home. He discusses Smart Lights (Philips Hue), Entertainment Media (Logitech Harmony Hub), Thermostats (Nest), Outlets (Wemo), Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and Wall switches (Wemo).

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Teri welcomes Jesus Gallardo, an engineer specializing in industrial automation, to discuss smart home automation basics, using Amazon Alexa and Echo devices as the main hub of his home. He discusses Smart Lights (Philips Hue), Entertainment Media (Logitech Harmony Hub), Thermostats (Nest), Outlets (Wemo), Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and Wall switches (Wemo).

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<![CDATA[How to Setup Multiple Echo Devices #11]]> Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:05:00 GMT 17:33 5a6b384e3fe5f2902b8f1956 no full 1 11 In this episode, Teri discusses how to add a second Echo device to your home. He covers how to setup additional Alexa devices, the Drop-In feature, how to group devices and how to use your phone to communicate with Echo devices. 


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In this episode, Teri discusses how to add a second Echo device to your home. He covers how to setup additional Alexa devices, the Drop-In feature, how to group devices and how to use your phone to communicate with Echo devices. 


http://AlexaInCanada.ca/11

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<![CDATA[Voice Trends in Canada with Brian Jackson #10]]> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:05:00 GMT 29:55 5a617b4e27e6ed7870065455 no full 1 10 In this episode, Teri welcomes Brian Jackson, editorial director of IT World Canada, to talk about the voice trends of digital assistants in Canada (Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant) and the latest news coming out of CES 2018.


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In this episode, Teri welcomes Brian Jackson, editorial director of IT World Canada, to talk about the voice trends of digital assistants in Canada (Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant) and the latest news coming out of CES 2018.


http://AlexaInCanada.ca/10

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<![CDATA[Alexa Voice is the Interface of the Future #9]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT 18:40 5a4f04587d37c637627b48ab no full 1 9 In this episode, Teri talks about how Alexa Voice technology is the way of the future for interacting with all smart devices. He also discusses a way to try Alexa on your smart phone without any Echo devices. Finally, he discusses Cleo, a skill that Alexa is using to learn languages.


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In this episode, Teri talks about how Alexa Voice technology is the way of the future for interacting with all smart devices. He also discusses a way to try Alexa on your smart phone without any Echo devices. Finally, he discusses Cleo, a skill that Alexa is using to learn languages.


http://AlexaInCanada.ca/9

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<![CDATA[Alexa in the United States with William Nutt #8]]> Tue, 09 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT 30:02 5a4d1ab34d903aa2133178ca no full 1 8 In this episode, Teri talks with a counterpart, William Nutt, about the pattern of Alexa use in the United States and how this parallels with the uptake of the Canadian use of Alexa and Echo devices.


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In this episode, Teri talks with a counterpart, William Nutt, about the pattern of Alexa use in the United States and how this parallels with the uptake of the Canadian use of Alexa and Echo devices.


http://AlexaInCanada.ca/8

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<![CDATA[Alexa Update for the New Year #7]]> Tue, 02 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT 16:31 5a49d1ef95dfbf9d13d4dd72 no full 1 7 In this episode, Teri talks about the milestones achieve by Amazon.ca and Alexa in Canada over the past month and explores where Alexa is going in 2018. Buckle up because it's going to be a wild ride!


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In this episode, Teri talks about the milestones achieve by Amazon.ca and Alexa in Canada over the past month and explores where Alexa is going in 2018. Buckle up because it's going to be a wild ride!


http://alexaincanada.ca/7

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<![CDATA[Alexa Routines and Flash Briefings #6]]> Tue, 26 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT 18:04 no Teri talks about the basic Alexa routines and flash briefings, and how they can make you even more efficient with your Echo device. As a bonus, he reveals some of the holiday commands/skills for you to try.

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Teri talks about the basic Alexa routines and flash briefings, and how they can make you even more efficient with your Echo device. As a bonus, he reveals some of the holiday commands/skills for you to try.

http://alexaincanada.ca/6

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<![CDATA[Basic Alexa/Echo Commands #5]]> Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT 19:06 no In this 5th episode, Teri talks about the basic Commands that Amazon Alexa can understand right out of the box! She has hundreds if not thousands of commands that she understands, and in this episode, we cover all the basics. 

http://AlexaInCanada.ca/5

http://AlexaInCanada.ca/commands

 

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In this 5th episode, Teri talks about the basic Commands that Amazon Alexa can understand right out of the box! She has hundreds if not thousands of commands that she understands, and in this episode, we cover all the basics. 

http://AlexaInCanada.ca/5

http://AlexaInCanada.ca/commands

 

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<![CDATA[How to Setup Alexa in Canada #4]]> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT 29:59 no In this episode, Teri talks about his first impressions of his Echo Dot, describes how to setup Alexa in Canada, and introduces a Canadian radio skill.

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In this episode, Teri talks about his first impressions of his Echo Dot, describes how to setup Alexa in Canada, and introduces a Canadian radio skill.

Subscribe for more info!

http://AlexaInCanada.ca/4

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<![CDATA[How Does Alexa Work? #3]]> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:00:00 GMT 13:07 no Welcome to Alexa in Canada, a podcast to explore Amazon Alexa and Echo devices for Canadians. In this episode, Teri talks about the technology behind the Alexa Voice Services and explains how it works in simple terms. Subscribe to the show for lots more!

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Welcome to Alexa in Canada, a podcast to explore Amazon Alexa and Echo devices for Canadians. In this episode, Teri talks about the technology behind the Alexa Voice Services and explains how it works in simple terms. Subscribe to the show for lots more!

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<![CDATA[Amazon Echo Devices in Canada. #2]]> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 03:24:14 GMT 18:26 no Welcome to Alexa in Canada, a podcast by Teri Fisher to explore Amazon Alexa and Echo devices for Canadians. In this episode, Teri talks about the 3 Echo devices currently available in Canada (Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus) and gives his recommendations.

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Welcome to Alexa in Canada, a podcast by Teri Fisher to explore Amazon Alexa and Echo devices for Canadians. In this episode, Teri talks about the 3 Echo devices currently available in Canada (Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus) and gives his recommendations.

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<![CDATA[Welcome to Alexa in Canada! #1]]> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 05:00:02 GMT 13:05 no Welcome to Alexa in Canada, a podcast by Teri Fisher to explore Amazon Alexa and Echo devices for Canadians. In this episode, Teri talks about his inspiration for this podcast and his own passion with voice and smart home technology. Subscribe for more!

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Welcome to Alexa in Canada, a podcast by Teri Fisher to explore Amazon Alexa and Echo devices for Canadians. In this episode, Teri talks about his inspiration for this podcast and his own passion with voice and smart home technology. Subscribe for more!

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