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Aug 13, 2017

 

Welcome

 

Today we are interviewing Danish Dhamani on this show 052. Danish is the founder of Orai a language coaching app.

 

The app has been featured in Fast Company, Wired Magazine, and Venture Beat, now on the Listenup show startup entrepreneur podcast and will also be featured on the front page of our appssmarter.com website. Orai is an early-stage startup based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their mission is to give people across the world the confidence and skills to speak more powerfully when on stage, in front of a room, or even in everyday life. Orai is an easy to use app, using both on-demand speech and video artificial intelligence that provides you with targeted insights on your speech. For example, the enterprise software has been used in the life sciences industry—but used by any professional in various industries to help boost sales and reps to close more business by leveraging the machine learning algorithms which automatically evaluate a sales pitch on parameters such as content, confidence, clarity, tone, and energy.

 

Danish founded the company while in college as an engineering student

 

Danish was born in Pakistan and was raised in Tanzania,

 

So what are we going to learn on today's show:

 

How a first-time entrepreneur and college engineer, built an app

 

Using both artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) to help people hone and solve their public speaking skills considered one of the largest fears in the world: public speaking.

 

Leveraging and improve your speech and sales with machine learning enterprise software to improve your business sales with on-demand speech and video technology.

 

Improving your speech and sales with enterprise software

 

We talk funding raising through various competitions: • Microsoft U.S. Imagine Cup 2nd Place Winner, May 2017 • Drexel Business Plan Comp, Nov 2016 - 1st Place • GSEA Pitch, Nov 2016 - 2nd Place • IBM SmartCamp, Nov 2016 - Finalist • TechCrunch DISRUPT San Francisco, Nov 2016 - Presentation • Shark Tank Auditions, Jun 2016 - 2nd Round • PittJohnstown Live, Jun 2016 - 1st Place • Baiada Business Model Comp, Jun 2016 - 2nd Place • Oh-Penn Pitch, Apr 2016 - 1st Place • Recess Pitch, Apr 2016 - 3rd Place • Startupalooza, Mar 2016 - 3rd Place • College Pitch Philly, Feb 2016 - 2nd Place • Drexel Startup Day, Nov 2015 - 2nd Place • PennApps Hackathon, May 2015 - Top 10 That's over $50,000 in cash, credits, and prizes.

 

He tell's us why he started his business.

 

 

How you can actually improve speech from content, structure to diction.

 

We talk sales his and how your speech can increase your sales.

 

We talk about the several articles published on Orai like Fast Company, which had international reach. Others included: Oraiapp.com has been featured in VentureBeat, Fast Company, (and) Wired, and that really helps build an international reach and customer credibility for users. We were getting thousands of new users every day, people from all sorts of backgrounds and people reaching out to me on LinkedIn, offering their services, offering partnerships. These a sample of some of the articles written on Orai: FastCompany: Learn How To Love Talking In Public (And Stop Saying “Um” And “Like”) With This New App JUNE 05, 2017 VentureBeat: Orai app uses AI to help you become a better public speaker MAY 06, 2017 Karissa Fleming: Orai App Review MAY 06, 2017 Philly.com: A Microsoft contest could earn this Drexel speech-coaching start-up $100K MAY 04, 2017 Microsoft: 2017 U.S. Imagine Cup Winners announced APRIL 20, 2017 Drexel NOW: The Drexel Students Who Can Fix Your Fear of Public Speaking APRIL 17, 2017 The Official Orai Blog: Why we created a public speaking app MARCH 21, 2017 Philadelphia Business Journal: Spotlight on smartphone app Orai MARCH 16, 2017 New Learning Times: Before You Make That Speech, Check Out Orai MARCH 10, 2017 The University City Post: Meet Orai - Your personal speech consultant FEBRUARY 15, 2017 Drexel College of Engineering: Student Develops App to Aid Public Speaking FEBRUARY 01, 2017 Technical.ly Philly: The 20 most exciting startups in Philly right now JANUARY 30, 2017 Technical.ly Philly: Pay attention to these 2 language-oriented Drexel undergrad startups JANUARY 18, 2017

 

another article published in Wired, and that really built their credibility.

 

Startup Round

 

Partnerships - Toastmasters International

 

Orai 2.0 coming out at month end August 2017 - refining Orai and adding more benefits and features.

 

What is the big vision for Orai. In the next five years,?

 

Fast Pitch

 

Favorite book: Four Hour Work Week, Tim Ferris

 

who do you use to host your website: Square Space

 

We know your favorite app: Oraiapp.com now featured on appssmarter.com quote or mantra:

 

Who does he attribute his success:

 

The secret to his rise and what has contributed most to his success to date:

 

His best business advice that he has received:

 

Wrap up round

 

Three main take aways:

 

How can people stay in touch

 

what is your philosophy in business, family and life -

 

what guides you most on this entrepreneurial journey? tags: AI, artificial intelligence, VR, Virtual Reality, app development, public speaking, coaching, YouTube Channel Platform: mitchellchadrow.com/youtube mitchellchadrow.com/youtube052
Apr 2, 2016

30 Startup Resources and Tools that can help you in business, family, and life.

BankSmarter check out Show 007 where we interview financial services guru and futurist Brett King.


IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:

 

1) Resources and Tools to Startup, Launch, Build and Grow Your Business,

2) Resources and Tools to Run Your Household,

3) Resources and Tools to Live Life Smarter and Easier

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

1) Hosting sponsors the startup

2) books / – Guest favorites and Mitchell’s Book Club – Sponsors the Fast Pitch

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4) WordPress – company owned by aAutomattic – web development co valued at 1.16 billion back in May of 2014 domain free limits but trustworthy organization great customer support following up and care
Create a free website or blog – open source

In Episode 003 we spoke with Stephen Warley about uncluttering.
Simplenote which is owned now by WordPress – they say it’s – light clean free – yes yes and yes all true – refreshing – use it everywhere stay organized go back in time instantly search share it a lot of people talk about the other note taking apps I use this every day and it sync with all my devices – keep track of everything

BankSmarter not a bank but works with a founder (check out our Founder) he did respond and trying to schedule for later this month a (nontraditional nonbrick and mortar).

A BankSmarter partners with other fintech and finserv firms some of which are FDIC insured and provide digital accounts and help you manage your debit card tracks spending all in one app .

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Paying bills , Q&A section really well laid out. Episode 002 we spoke with Pete Hart from MasterCard, Advanta, Verifone had spoken with him about alternatives to the big banks.

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7) Logomkr.com – brochures, newsletters, business cards, websites flyers create awesome for free logos text graphics for free in your browser. A huge database just uses their toolbar for shapes/text just save your work and download in high quality it really is that easy and guess what you don’t even need to sign up.

8) Unsplash – there are so many but not all are created equal for free photos the first place to start is here

9) Stay informed in one place – news – Flipboard just go over and explore you will be memorized you can and do create your own flip books and can flip whatever articles you want I am now doing one for my books quotes and apps recommended. &

10) News360 learns what you like to read what you enjoy funded stories for you the best aggregator around web saves time content reading – read what matters to you

Freeconferencecalling.com  – Combine all four for a powerful way to simplify your communication – (call record large conference calls awesome interface to manage ) seminars presentations webinars and

11) google voice one # for everything work home cell anything control what goes through what goes to voice mail listen while someone leaves a message SMS power goes right to your cell if you tell it can reply to text message those it’s kept in Gmail forever you can record your call at start middle of towards end of s call just push star key while talking – caller ID only issue (for a powerful combination hey also own

simple voice box – someone leaves voice mail it’s emailed to you

start meeting studio screen sharing radio wall URL live radio use it for everything

To Banksmarter consider alternatives like Robinhood (trading securities broker dealer) free stock trading don’t pay sign up takes less than 4 minutes let’s say 10 bucks zero commission – believe it three taps and stock is purchased no brick and mortar real time market data get notified updated streamed to your phone

 

Email: unroll.me – after you sign up it will see how many subscriptions you have 177 if you no longer want to subscribe just click button inscribed like magic is gone – you can eve combine all subscriptions you want in one email brilliant that’s why millions use it

Battery doctor extends standby over 100 million android users extend battery life Optimus battery power visually shows you what is happening well

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Website Hosting
Tyler Moore Website development. Website theme – Tessarc 2.
Photos for Website, Graphics
Unsplash, Pixabay, logomkr – So many stock photo websites but not all are created equal start here first. Brochures, newsletters, business cards, websites flyers create awesome for free logos text graphics for free in your browser. A huge database just uses their toolbar for shapes/text just save your work and download in high quality it really is that easy and guess what you don’t even need to sign up.
Canva, Design for social media presentations posters Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter covers posts blog graphics tutorial training materials. Snappa is simple and straightforward pricing. Every account starts on their free plan – no credit card required and you can change plans at any time & Easel.ly.
WordPress – Automatic
Web development company, trustworthy organization, great customer support following up and care. Establish a website, blog – open source.
Audacity –
Free, open source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing.
Simplenote – Automatic
WordPress is a sister company. Light clean, refreshing – use it everywhere, the only note app you need. I use this everyday and it sync’s with all my devices – keep track of everything.
Auphonic
Automatic audio post production web service for podcasts, broadcasters, radio shows, movies, screencasts and more
Freeconferencecalling.com; Google+ Hangout on Air: Have a hangout that is streamed publicly in real-time so other people can join. Not to be confused with regular Google+ hangouts that are not public! Google+ Hangouts on Air can also be broadcasted on your Google+ pageW3 Total Cache: WordPress plugin that increases server performance. In other words, this makes your website load faster. Skype: Get a phone number from Skype and forward it to your cellphone. This way you never miss a call from a client even when you are traveling.
Google Voice –
One # for everything work home cell anything control what goes through what goes to voice mail listen while someone leaves a message SMS power goes right to your cell if you tell it can reply to text message those it’s kept in Gmail forever you can record your call at start middle of towards end of a call just push star key while talking – caller ID only issue (for a powerful combinMicrosofty also own. Microsoft has Skype: Get a phone number from Skype and forward it to your cell phone. This way you never miss a call from a client even when you are traveling. Other google products: Google Drive.
Screencast O Matic v Camtasis Studios
Video
Record your screen and send the video links.
Screen recorder and video editor for Windows or Mac.
SEO, backlinks, marketing
Spyfu.com. Google Trends. https://www.google.com/webdesigner/.
Hashtags.org what is trending how to target
for your SEO. Yoast SEO: Free, handy WordPress plugin
to check your blog posts for the right keyword
density and preview posts in organic search results.
There is a lot more to it, but I find this is the
most useful function.
https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/
insights/ways to make your site faster and more mobile-friendly.SEMrush:
Find out what keywords your competitors are
using for their paid search campaigns, among other things.
Buzzsumo analyze what content performs best for any
topic or competitor, find the key influencers to
promote your content. Google Trends: Find out what
the world is talking about on Google and
where those searches are.
Email marketing
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Mail Chimp
Inexpensive, feature packed marketing tool.
Business Growth Tools
More than 14 million people and businesses around the world use MailChimp. Their features and integrations allow you to send marketing emails, automated messages, and targeted campaigns. And their detailed reports help you keep improving over time.
MailChimp has been around since 2001. The company started as a side project funded by various web-development jobs. Now they are the world’s leading email marketing platform, and they send more than a billion emails a day. They democratize technology for small businesses, creating innovative products that empower our customers to grow.
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The Lean Startup
Web Application Prototypes
Mobile Roadie: Create a mobile app for your business.
Buffer – Social media sharing made easy.
Genius – the Grizzly Labs
A scanner in your pocket – digitize everything from documents, collectibles just take a picture and export by email. Good customer support. With Sign just sign contracts on your phone then upload to google drive. Unclutter all those receipts & Genius Scan Plus (3 bucks best-spent value for your money). I interviewed the Founder Bruno Virlet on Show 019.
Reddit.com
Find your topic of interest and get more info than you could read in a lifetime.
Yet Another Mail Merge

Create email campaigns with Gmail and Google Sheets. Personalize & track each email sent.
The perfect mail merge tool for Gmail! It’s super easy, just write your email template as a draft in Gmail, with markers that will be replaced by data in your spreadsheet to send personalized emails (use this syntax: {{Column Header}}). You can format your email directly in Gmail and add inline images and attachments. Main features: * See who has opened and clicked links in your email in real time! (read & click receipts tracking with a dashboard – report panel) * Schedule a campaign for a certain day and time * Add different CC / BCC / Attachments to each email (add links to files stored in Google Drive in your sheet and we will upload them as email attachments). * Add different links / images to each email (no need for HTML, you can just use the =HYPERLINK() and =IMAGE() functions in your sheet) * Choose a beautiful pre-designed template instead of creating your draft from scratch if you want to send pretty newsletters displaying your brand logo. * Auto-send emails when users respond to a Google Form (notify one or more email addresses whenever a form is submitted or send an email to an address submitted by the form). * Import contacts data (name, email, phone number,…) from Google Contacts and Salesforce. * Reuse your Gmail aliases. * Available in more than 20 languages (thanks a lot to all the translators!). * Automated check to let you know if you should change something to avoid being blacklisted by spam filters. Free plan: 50 recipients each day. Premium: 400 or 1500 recipients, depending on your Google account (400 for Gmail users, 1500 for Google Apps users). Through our referral program, you can also get more quota, for free, by inviting other people to use this add-on (and the people you invite also get more quota).

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