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A great list of communities and discussions on Amazon Echo, including this group: How to use the Amazon Echo. Nice job +April Hamilton 

Check it out #AmazonEcho #AmazonAlexa
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I will be up to Washington DC this weekend  and wondering if any of you would like to join me for breakfast Saturday AM the 29th. At Le Pain Quotidien near Spring Valley - parking accross the street: Le Pain off Mass ave in NW DC:  https://plus.google.com/100457088948283832997/about

Say 9:30AM?

I am a moderator of the Triangle Local Guides and you can learn more about me from my profile. I grew up in DC and come up on a often. #Localguides 
Le Pain Quotidien serves simple, elegant boulangerie fare made with organic ingredients whenever possible: breakfast, tartines, pastries and handmade organic bread & many vegan and vegetarian options.
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Maybe next time. 
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For people new to this community I made a quick video explain what resources we have here. Thanks for all the on-going support in making this the most useful Amazon Echo Fan Community!
(Likes, shares or comments on the video are appreciated)
https://youtu.be/VQN-bi9-v5M

#AmazonEcho   #AmazonAlexa  
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"Sony A99 gets completely removed from the official Sony.net site."
What do you think is a A99II around the corner? 

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sony-a99-gets-completely-removed-from-the-official-sony-net-site/   #SonyA99  
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+Tony Hatch that might be true, but Sony in general. I'm really happy the a7 series was such a success. I can only hope they still stay with the A-Mount. Gotta love that a77ii with the old Minolta goodness. 
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Amazon just posted a question on Twitter that you may enjoy answering here or on Twitter. "What special feature do you think most people don't know about?"

https://twitter.com/amazonecho/status/635134586922663937
#AmazonEcho   #AmazonAlexa  
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There are over 100 Echo specific recipes in IFTTT.  I'm using about 4 of them. 
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A video I made - how to show your reviews on your Google Plus personal profile page. 
If you are making the effort to write reviews as a Local Guide make sure to share them on your Google Profile page. 

#LocalGuides
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I would love your views on my article 
The Race to Be Our Best Digital Assistant
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/race-our-best-digital-assistant-martin-brossman

I really think that the computation of the emerging personalities will play an important role and Google may be missing the boat by not building in a personality into to its Digital Assistant.

Love to hear your views!

#artificialintelligence   #DigitalAssistant    
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+Srđan Stevanović Thanks so much for your reply and your personal perspective. I just notice how much people want to add human qualities to their digital assistant that clearly not there. If I were creating one I would add a personal effect to help it sell. 
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If you have not found all the Amazon Echo Easter Eggs here is a comprehensive list: 
Stupid Alexa Tricks: All The Alexa Easter Eggs To Date
http://lovemyecho.com/2015/08/24/stupid-alexa-tricks-all-the-alexa-easter-eggs-to-date/

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A short video tour of the Amazon Echo community I started in the Google plus community called: "How do I use the Amazon Echo?". The community is for all people that own or would like to own an Amazon Echo and people that have adopted Alexa as part of their family (you know how you are :). 

#AmazonEcho   #AmazonAlexa  
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I've noticed that as well with Alexa. You have to yell at her, lol, with fan going. 
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Has fun yesterday at +NC State University PACKAPLOOZA annual event where they close down part of Hillsboro street. 

See all if them: https://goo.gl/photos/AxEwLpa1TycmhN1V8 #LocalGuides #packaplooza  
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Had fun today at NC State's Packaplooza!
Thanks to the gang at +NC State University Technology Training Solutions for your work promoting all the great courses which we are part of offing our Social Media Management Certificate program.

#packaplooza #ncstate #SMMCP
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Success Coach / Speaker / Author
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Success Coaching, Training, Public Speaking, Author, Social Media Marketing, Small Business Training
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  • Martin Brossman
    Success Coach / Speaker / Author, 1995 - present
  • IBM
    Customer Engineer, 1988 - 1995
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Raleigh NC
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Washington DC
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4441 Six Forks Rd. Suite 106-251 Raleigh NC 27609
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Committed to economic growth from the ground up through micro and small business success.
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Martin is a success coach, speaker, trainer and author ( www.coachingsupport.com ) specializing in teaching new social media skills to accelerate growth for entrepreneurs and small businesses.  He has been offering LinkedIn training in the Triangle community since 2006 and building a meaningful LinkedIn network ( www.linkedin.com/in/martinbrossman ). He has originated  in-person and on-line networking groups which have facilitated valuable business connections among members. Martin's IBM background and computer skills have powered his keen ability to create and teach crucial new Internet communications, such as blogging, podcasting and on-line networking. His own podcast show can be heard at www.lnquireOnLine.com as well as the co-host to www.LinkingIntoSales.com ) . He offers consulting on how to generate profitable alliances by maximizing face-to-face and on-line presence and managing "the conversation of you" on the Web ( www.pronetworkingonline.com ) . Find me on Linkedin at http://linkedin.com/in/martinbrossman 

Recently honored that Google asked me to be a Google Local Guide Moderator of the Triangle Local Guides.  To join: 1st) Sign-up for the Local Guides program: g.co/LocalGuides ; 2nd) Join Triangle Local Guides and introduce yourself and just keep reviewing local businesses using Google Maps on the web or your phone! Feel good! 

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2007 Ron Hering Mission of Service Award, 2009 Ethel N. Fortner Writer and Community Award from St. Andrews Presbyterian College, RTP volunteer of the year 2001 by the Governor of NC & IBM Mean's Service award, completed Landmark Education's curriculum for living, Fonder of the KI Coaching: Coaching Certification Program, Founding member of UPSA of RTP, Certified & Registered Sales Professional (CRSP), Certified & Registered Sales Professional Trainer (CRSP-T), Taught Holography in High School, Produced the first Yearbook in High School at The Fied School
Education
  • St. Andrews Presbyterian College
  • Wake Technical Community College
  • The Field School
  • Congressional School
  • Woodward School for Boys
  • St. Andrews Presbyterian College
    1978 - 1982
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