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Specific Uses of Azam

Business

  1. Record meetings.
  2. Email recording of meeting to participants.
  3. Email a reduced version of the meeting to participants for their records, and reflection.
  4. Customize a recording of the meeting for the participants, e.g. email a segment that suits their requirements (perhaps the section that affects their department only).
  5. Snippet (index) agreed action points for each individual and email a reminder/ confirmation.
  6. Continue the meeting online, working with reduced sections that hit home and/or require more discussion.
  7. Copy-in non-participants on the entire meeting or parts applicable to them.
  8. Select specific points that arise during the meeting that require expert advice e.g. legal implications/ marketing/personal and "interrupt" the meeting for help. Email those selected discussions. Examples may be in: a) marketing/sales meeting asking for PR input, b) in a departmental meeting asking for HR advice (Help could be immediate, there is no need for report writing).
  9. Participants can select particular discussions during the meeting on which they require collaboration/advice. e.g. Supervisor needing the perspective or stance of his/her manager.
  10. Participants can engage in on-going email discussion of key points after the meeting ends. Bringing in non-attendees if required (e.g. those off site, unavailable for the "real meeting").
  11. The tone, character of a discussion/meeting is captured and available to email.
  12. Reduce the meeting to those areas that are of key interest to non-attendees and email just a segment.
  13. In a confidential meeting (e.g. highly sensitive, for corporate or for personal reasons) sections can be eliminated/edited and emailed.
  14. "Invite" non-attendees to the meeting via email and elicit their support/ acknowledgment/advice.
  15. Record, index the meeting for posterity.
  16. Record, index the meeting for future reference.
  17. Collate segments from a variety of meetings/presentations and distribute via email.
  18. Collate segments and edit for senior management review.
  19. Capture the flow and character of the meeting. Tone and silences are all evident.
  20. Use archives of meetings to refresh memory; both yours and others.
  21. Segment and reduce meetings/presentations, add personal comments and distribute to employees. e.g. in a high level meeting highlights can be drawn down, the manager can add their "take" on the meeting and draw attention to the salient points or action requirements for his/her department.
  22. Allow your department to hear a presentation or a meeting as "it happened" so that they feel part of the process. This involvement is enhanced in that they can, in return, pass on their reactions and comments.
  23. Apologies from non-attendees can be emailed with their input (vote) on the meeting. These can be collated and added to the meeting minutes.
  24. Instructions/advice for a meeting, from say a senior manager, can be emailed and collated with the live meeting. A record of the meeting can be emailed for his/her response.
  25. Managers can request an email of a meeting to explain why a decision was taken, e.g. what led to a product launch being delayed, why a suggestion was rejected.
  26. Managers can utilise an emailing recording to ascertain how their representatives perform (e.g. Telesales).
  27. Individuals can "download" ideas quickly, edit, record and email them.
  28. Groups can "download" ideas or instructions as part of their meeting. These can be documented, itemised and emailed to the relevant parties.
  29. Groups, can "brainstorm an idea" and send it intact or reduced to interested parties for their contribution.
  30. A "round robin" brainstorm is facilitated through email.
  31. Talk fast. Allows the brain dumping of thoughts/action/ideas quickly be it on the part of the group or the individual.
  32. Archive recordings of critical meetings for corporate history files. "Decisions made at this meeting four years ago was the turning point before going public."
  33. Group messages can be captured, edited and distributed with the motivational tone of a leader. Sections of his/her Talk can be reduced and sent to a variety of individuals/departments and or customers (e.g. an all-employee message from the chairman).
  34. PR advisors/companies can email the required response to a particular situation indicating tone and pronunciation. A role-play scenario could be used to suggest possible paths of actions.
  35. Ongoing PR advice may involve questioning, "Should I say this?" "What about if they ask in this way?" "What tone should I take?" Multiple sites can be involved in "multi- way talk".
  36. Product updates with advice/sales pitch can be emailed and an interactive discussion started.
  37. Updates can be edited and passed onto clients/the press.
  38. Landmarks (personal or corporate) can be recorded, emailed and stored.
  39. Celebrity, formal interviews can be sent to a lawyer, publicist, accountant, manager, partner, press office and of course to the journalist who is doing the interviewing. Things said "off the record" that the journalist agrees will be so can be included in the interviewee's version of the Azam recording for reference.
  40. A journalist can have a central database of interviews and can email relevant parts to the editorial or legal department as deemed fit.
  41. A journalist can use ANY tape recorder and download and index the interview back at the office.
  42. Customer service centres can record phone calls, document, edit and store them as "proof" of the character of the call.
  43. The recorded call can be emailed to multiple sites as examples or for training purposes.
  44. Individuals can track and document inbound and outgoing calls for future reference.
  45. A number of calls can be collated, stored and emailed, e.g. during a dispute with a client/provider.
  46. Professional's can keep a track of meetings and calls with clients. They can be documented, itemised and archived. Where necessary they can be emailed for other expert advice. Examples may be during legal meeting/calls, counselling situations.
  47. Calls can be escalated to higher level technical staff or supervisors.
  48. Teachers can review individual performance in a group/discussion/presentation setting.
  49. Team builders may utilise "real meetings" to assess how the team interrelates.
  50. Teachers can utilise the interactive quality of the software to increase enjoyment of computer skills, using cutting and pasting, recording, archiving, emailing, ethics of electronic mail etc.
  51. In the study of languages emails are helpful in clarifying pronunciation, sentence construction when teaching at a distance.
  52. Drama teachers can email theatrical instruction, on tone of voice, timing pronunciation etc. The advice can be student specific or edited, e.g. across the cast from one recording.
  53. Teachers can help those who are not computer literate but who will be able to take verbal instruction.
  54. Teachers can record a critical curriculum lesson for students who are absent due to illness.
  55. Recruiters can hear how an individual sounds.
  56. Group discussions and interviews with an individual can be collated and emailed by recruitment consultants to potential employers, with comments attached.
  57. Potential employers can, in turn, email a response requesting clarification on snippets that cause concern or sound of interest.
  58. Ongoing plaudits, references can be added to the "c.v. Drawer". e.g. thanks from a satisfied customer, recommendation for promotion etc.
  59. Evidence of fluency in language can be proven by a candidate employee.
  60. Spoken testimonials can be collated, stored and edited, verbal comments and references relating to products or services. Then sent to clients.
  61. Historical references can be stored. For example the talk of the elderly and their life stories.
  62. The talk of individuals or groups in "significant circumstances".
  63. Text to speech can be used to read any webpage, Word document or email while you are doing other things.
  64. Voice morphing can be used for creating voice special effects. It is one of three ways documents can be transcribed for typing. Some typists prefer to slow down the dictation rather than stopping and starting. Voice emails sent by disabled persons with speech difficulties can be listened to with more clarity if speeded up and echo added.
  65. Language translation can be done to most digital documents . Additionally, the pronunciation of certain phrases prior to a meeting can be practiced to perfection. Voice audio clips of translated text can be sent by email and when played back, the user will hear a computer synthesizer of the original email, 'speak' to him or her.
  66. Some organizations include a picture or caricature as part of a voice email they send internally or to customers. It's a bit more original than an Ecard!

Personal use

  1. Children, their talk can be recorded, edited, emailed and stored for posterity.
  2. Friends and relatives can "talk back."
  3. Elderly (third age!) people can have their talk stored and indexed for posterity.
  4. Families can compile, edit and collate "discussion/group" episodes to email to distant relatives.
  5. Archives of family episodes can be indexed for posterity.
  6. Complaints can be made more assertively.
  7. Absent families and friends can be invited into your life by including them in your "live" discussions.
  8. Seasonal greetings, congratulations/commiserations can be emailed to multiple sites and customised.
  9. Romance.
  10. Thank you messages.
  11. Dispute resolution by remote mediation.
  12. Children with weak typing skills can email friends/relatives.
  13. Children with disabilities/learning difficulties can have fun and communicate.
  14. The non computer literate (elderly etc) can communicate electronically, on a par with the literate.
  15. Teenagers can keep in touch with friends on a one to one or group basis.
  16. Diary entries can be exchanged.
  17. Children can have hours of fun with voice morphing!
  18. Whether including a digital picture or one of the 'emotion' animated gifs we provide, personal voice email communications can come to life! We recommend The Animation Factory for thousands of Azam compatible animated gifs. Alternatively, you can even have a customized caricature drawn very inexpensively by one of our partners!
  19. Video email!
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