The Digital Assistant Academy Advantage
An all-encompassing focus on learner and industry needs gives the Digital Assistant Academy a clear advantage compared to other voice tech course providers. The Digital Assistant Academy is the only organization with established connections to the voice tech industry across the globe. This enables the Academy to set the standards and frameworks for privacy, ethics, inclusivity, and conversation design.
Voice Interaction Design
The Voice Interaction Design course gives you the essential fundamentals of voice interaction and conversation design. This includes how voice technologies work, conversational design strategy and creation, and a hands-on capstone project opportunity. By the end of the course, you will have two voice applications successfully designed, developed and deployed. And you’ll be a Certified Voice Interaction Designer!
The Fundamentals course provides you with everything you need to work in voice technology and conversational design. The course has been designed by industry experts and includes one capstone project. When you graduate, you will be a Certified Voice Interaction Designer, and ready to work in any sector of voice tech, or in your own business. Depending on your needs, you can add additional course components from the Academy's à la carte menu.
Fundamentals Plus Career Coaching
The Fundamentals Plus Career Coaching course contains everything in Fundamentals, and more. It gives you in-depth career preparation, with two more capstone projects and Storytelling Training - an integral part of conversational design. Fundamentals Plus also includes a mock job interview, and two hours each for portfolio review, and resume building with personal branding guidance. Fundamentals Plus Career Coaching is the ideal selection if you are new to the world of voice technology, or want to significantly develop your articulation abilities. Articulation is an important skill set for anyone who wants to exert influence as a designer, and is included in the Academy's Storytelling training. Finally, Fundamentals Plus provides you with one year's access to Course updates, and to the DA Academy Career Search Group!
Voice Industry Services
Voice Industry Services have been developed to give you a winning edge over other voice interaction design specialists. With each service, you will be exposed to industry experts who are ready to share knowledge and insights.
Portfolio Review (2 hrs)
Your portfolio is a critical part of the hiring process. We’ll review your portfolio for the criteria necessary for your work to tell a story: quality and type of product, the business need/problem solved, the process followed and your role in the process, and the results achieved. We’ll also look at curating your work to make sure your best work is front and center. You’ll spend two hours with a senior, working UX practitioner skilled in representing voice/conversation design experts, and hiring managers or recruiters.
Your portfolio is a critical part of the hiring process. We’ll review...
Voice Industry Experts' Masterclass
Presentations from renowned experts in the voice tech industry will give you sought-after insights into the voice-tech industry! These pre-recorded presentations will shorten your learning curve, and boost your confidence when you pitch to clients and hiring managers. The 15 experts include Philip Hunter, Rebecca Evanhoe, Brooke Hawkins, Samrat Baul, and Bill Marshalls - all from high-profile companies, such as Oracle, Amazon, and Facebook. They will cover Designing for Voice, Conversation Design, Performance Optimization, Ethics, and Privacy and many other important topics. As a premier member, you’ll have unlimited access and viewing of these interviews.
Presentations from renowned experts in the voice tech industry...
Voice Industry Expert Mentoring
Five hours of quality mentoring will provide you with knowledge and skills from an industry expert. Your mentor will be a trusted guide who will offer encouragement and ongoing support to facilitate your success in the course and beyond. They will serve as a sounding board, and share the importance of good work habits. There is nothing better than an objective mentor to help you move forward, and your mentor will work with you to grow any specific skills, and further develop your strengths.
Five hours of quality mentoring will provide you with knowledge...
A strong mix of training and consultation will bring you top results in your career goals. We aim to equip you with everything you need to submit an outstanding application and deliver a strong performance in your job interview.
Career Coaching (2 hr)
A two-hour session with a voice industry expert will cover everything in the one-hour session, but in more detail. It will also allow you to focus on developing a path to reach your career goals, with guidance on how to get there.
A two-hour session with a voice industry expert...
Career Coaching (1 hr)
This one-hour session will pair you with a voice industry expert and coach on identifying your goals, and steps to reach them. We’ll challenge any assumptions that may be preventing you from progressing, and identify any weaknesses you may need to address to get to where you want to be.
This one-hour session will pair you with a voice industry expert...
1:1 Storytelling Training (2 hr)
Storytelling is a persuasive medium, and this makes it the best method to convey your ideas and convince the decision makers to whom you’re pitching. You will learn the storytelling formula that connects your creative approach to a business outcome. We will also cover storytelling messaging and delivery.
Storytelling is a persuasive medium, and this makes..
1:1 Designing Your Story (5 hr)
Five hours of one-on-one coaching to help you craft and tell your story using a methodology that helps you capture and tell your most significant accomplishments to hiring managers and key stakeholders. You’ll also be provided with a guide on how to strategically approach your job search.
Five hours of one-on-one coaching to help you craft and tell...
Group Designing Your Story (5 hr)
Five hours of group coaching to help you craft and tell your story using a methodology that helps you capture and tell your most significant accomplishments to hiring managers and key stakeholders. You’ll also be provided with a guide on how to strategically approach your job search.
Five hours of group coaching to help you craft and tell...
Resume Overhaul or Update (up to 3 hrs)
Are you working in voice tech and want to update your resume? This could be to ensure your resume meets recruitment expectations, or because you haven’t applied for a position for a while. An industry recruitment specialist will read your resume and propose changes that will revitalize your resume, making sure it’s ready for your next application.
Are you working in voice tech and want to update...
Resume From Scratch
If you’re brand new to the industry, or if your resume is significantly out-of-date, it’s time begin from scratch. Our career specialist will create a beautifully designed, well-focused resume that details all relevant information. It will be your professional life on paper - at its absolute best.
If you’re brand new to the industry, or if your resume...
LinkedIn Profile Optimization
An optimized LinkedIn profile attracts recruiters’ attention. With this service, a LinkedIn specialist will review your profile, including the images, headline, description, and employment and education presentation. We will help you stand out so that you get more job inquiries.
An optimized LinkedIn profile attracts recruiters’ attention...
Writing a strong cover letter is essential in today’s job market. To accomplish this, you need to read the job ad closely and understand what the recruiter is looking for. Every cover letter should be slightly different and focus on the job you are applying for. Our cover letter specialists will equip you with the key sections of a successful cover letter, and show you how to write a cover letter for any position.
Writing a strong cover letter is essential in today’s...
Practice makes perfect. You’ll be given a job description and company profile, creating a scenario to practice your interviewing skills with a senior practitioner or executive recruiter within the User Experience practice. You’ll receive on-the-spot coaching on how you can improve your delivery, the types of questions to ask the prospective employer, and tips on how to move the interview process forward.
Practice makes perfect. You’ll be given a job description...
Flexible Payment Options
We understand that enrolling in a course is a huge investment which may require financial planning. We offer an installment payment option so you can make easy monthly payments.
Enroll in a course and pay in three monthly installments.
Voice Interaction Design Fundamentals
Pay in three monthly payments of $697.00 USD
Voice Interaction Design Fundamentals Plus Career Coaching
Pay in three monthly payments of $1,297.00 USD
If you have been financially impacted by COVID-19 you may qualify for additional discounts and payment options. Contact us to learn more.