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Orai Language Speech App Founder Danish Dhamani Show 052




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,
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Career Advice, Personal Development Coach, Steve Bazemore Show 030

Career Advice, Personal Development, Coaching, Legacy Planning Habits

Steve Bazemore, Senior Manager, Capital One


Career Advice, Personal Development, Coaching, legacy planning, habits with Steve Bazemore on today’s show 030 where he tells us about his personal story, provides career advice, personal development coaching and tells us a wake up call story.

It’s all about startups, entrepreneurs, business owners and those with careers who deep down inside really do want to startup

What we discuss on today’s show:

Steve talks to us about his personal story enjoying life, find your calling and his wake up to call in 2012.

He tells us about the process he developed as a how-to guide for individuals working on their own transformations. He calls it 36 Days to an Extraordinary Life.

The reoccurring themes that he experiences as a Coach and someone in a long term career that he summarizes for the benefit of other aspiring side hustle entrepreneurs, career transition-minded or those looking for help and resources to either startup, and grow a business or get something going as you call your side hustle.

So what is personal development coaching

What he thinks are the most common mistakes other career minded or people trying to startup on the side interested in business make that delay or prevent their success?

All about career advice.

The essential understandings entrepreneurs/students need to have the proper mindset to deal with the daily challenges they face?

This is our Fast round

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3) Your Best business practices

4) Everyone wants to know what’s the secret ingredients to your success

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6) A quote or mantra that helps you be purposeful and practical – you use to inspire and motivate

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