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Ben Smith is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of Chancebending Ventures, a full-service consulting and advisory firm servicing seed stage digital startups to Fortune 500 clients. Ben has built and sold multiple venture backed startups, including Blayze inc. Prior to that, Ben was an early Google and YouTube business exec behind YouTube’s biggest partnerships and strategic efforts. Ben created many first of its kind social media partnerships on the web, and lead YouTube’s efforts with Hollywood for years. He helped bridge the gap between Hollywood and Silicon Valley, leaving YouTube HQ to be the company’s first businessperson in Los Angeles.

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OFFLINE marketing for voice skills

OFFLINE marketing for voice skills   We all know that the challenge with most voice skills today is discovery. How do you get people to learn about your voice skill? How do you get them to discover your new voice technology project? Here are suggestions on how you can...

Short-term mentors are underrated

Short-term mentors are underrated   "We rarely talk about short-term mentors. These mentors work with us for a short amount of time, so people often disregard them as mentors even though they can have a lasting impact."--Shireen Jaffer  If you are on the fence about...

Voice is about to have a social media explosion

Voice is about to have a social media explosion   As voice technology and voice platforms are now exploding it’s only a matter of time until we start to see the "Twitter for voice" happen. It’s also only a matter of time until we see the "Facebook for voice" happen....

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