In this episode, Roger talks with Jenny Mero. Jenny is a very successful voice developer and most well known for her Freeze Dance voice experience. Jenny is both an Alexa Champion and a Bixby Premier Developer.
Jenny discusses her career in journalism including putting "life and limb" in danger to get an exclusive interview with Hugo Chavez, the former Venezuelan President.
Jenny tells the story of her transition from Journalism into voice and how a background in journalism has helped her make compelling voice experiences.
We discuss Jenny's hit voice experience, Freeze Dance. What inspired it, how it grew and how she continually improves and adds on to it to keep the experience fun and compelling.
Freeze Dance is not just fun but also educational in a fun way. Jenny discusses her passion for EdTech and how inspirational it is to see kids playing and learning at the same time. As Jenny says, it's "kinda like sneaking veggies into their meals"
We discuss diversity in voice, the state of it today and how Jenny works to bring diverse experiences to voice experiences.
Jenny shares advice for aspiring voice developers. How to get started (just do it!) and how to think about building and designing a voice experience.
Jenny reveals the secret behind her company's name, Appy Sloth!
We wrap things up by talking about the current state of voice, where it can and should go and the bright future ahead!
Links from the Show
Appy Sloth - https://www.appysloth.com/
Keeping in Touch
Jenny- Twitter - @jennymero
Jenny - LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennymero/
Guest: Jenny Mero
Accomplished Voice Developer, Jenny Mero shares her voice experience journey
Host: Roger Kibbe
(@rogerkibbe) is a senior developer evangelist for Viv Labs/Samsung
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