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Javid Jamae
@javidjamae · CEO Brass Tacks Ventures
This seems like a very interesting concept, kudos on the launch. I'm curious about what context people will use it in. I can see people using this when they're rehearsing for a presentation, but I don't really see people using it during a live presentation because it would be too distracting, and people would probably forget to pull out their phone and start the app before they walk up on stage anyways. But, many live presentations are recorded, so it would be great to point it to a recording of a presentation that I did (maybe by just providing a YouTube link) and collect the analytics after the fact. You could even create a landing page where you have pre-analyzed famous speeches (from people like Steve Job, Anthony Robbins, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, etc) and given them a "grade". You might even pre-analyze speeches of people who you think are target users and just email them the results as a method of trying to acquire them as users. Just some thoughts. Keep up the good work, it seems promising!
Anshul Bhagi
@anshulbhagi · Ummo + Camp K12
@javidjamae thanks for the thoughtful suggestions! The ideas of pre-analyzed speeches with grades and the youtube video analysis functionality are excellent and are on our roadmap for our web site / web app. Wanted to keep the iPhone app to real-time use for now, but we're actively working to expand the use cases. Apart from speech prep and pre-meditated / timed events, we'd like to build out a Continuous version for casual conversational / day-to-day speech. We think hardware integrations could be quite cool, e.g. pairing with an Apple Watch to provide haptic feedback when you say filler words or to give you live feedback you can glance at subtly even when you're giving a live speech in front of audience. Also exploring the possibility of building out our own hardware solution -- think FitBit but for your speech fitness rather than physical fitness. Feel free to share more ideas!