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Own The Conversation - Issue 70
Mega newsletter - new content categories, featured roles, events and more.
Happy Sunday to you all!
And welcome back to Own The Conversation. You may have noticed that it’s been rather quiet around here over the summer.
While I had planned on taking a breather from the newsletter for a couple of weeks, this turned out to be a prolonged break from the vast majority of content creation that I do. It gave me a real chance to:
Enjoy the time with my family during the summer vacation period
Put some energy into making sure I was focusing on the right things when I returned to the grindstone
Have some deeper reflection time on different options and directions of opportunity in my immediate future
The great thing is that I am back with this newsletter. As per usual, we’ll be covering jobs, content to help your career and events.
So anyway, let’s get on with things.
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To another great week ahead,
Exciting News I now own the Meetup group called Chatbots & Conversation Design (literally owning the conversation!)
Join over 600 other Conversation Designers, and ensure you're the first to hear about exciting events and meetups coming soon.
There are now three ways that I help connect job seekers to opportunities, and employers to Conversational AI professionals:
Bot Jobs… The original and largest job board dedicated to Conversational AI roles, globally. Register for job alerts and get the latest jobs straight into your inbox daily or weekly. Remember, readers of this newsletter get their first posting for free using “FIRST1FREE”.
Bot Jobs Talent Pool… Employers, by getting access to the Talent Pool, can get direct access to candidates without the hassle of advertising and screening applications. If you’re in the market for a new role, or even a conversation, then make sure your profile is up to date and that you turn on the “Display my profile to employers” option on your profile.
Bot Jobs Freelancers… As a freelancer, by joining us, you can not only showcase your skills with your free portfolio builder but also connect with businesses that value your expertise.
As a business member, you get to tap into a pool of talented freelancers ready to bring their unique perspectives to your projects. Plus, leave the hassles of administrative tasks to us - we'll handle the systems, processes, and payments, letting you focus on what you do best: creating and innovating.
Featured Jobs on Bot Jobs
It’s definitely been a very quiet summer when it comes to jobs and hiring. Not only have there been no featured jobs posted on Bot Jobs by our customers, but job opportunities have definitely taken a big drop in general.
However, I am pleased to say that I am seeing green shots with opportunities coming back out after the summer break. So watch this space, and the job board for opportunities-a-plenty.
And remember to head over to Bot Jobs for hundreds of other Conversational AI roles.
Latest Blogs and Content
Three months ago, I wrote the blog "Embracing Change: Staying Relevant in the Rapidly Evolving Field of Conversational AI”. I was honoured and very grateful to find out that it had been picked by the Women In Voice #bookclub as one of their choices of reads. And thanks for all the lovely feedback. However, there’s was some feedback that felt that there was so much more to cover in staying relevant, so I wrote a follow-up:
Events to Attend: Sept - Dec
Learning, networking and travelling. What could be better than doing all three when it comes to events? Also, any event listed that is preceded with (**) means that I will most likely be there.
Edge AI Summit
Sept 12–14, 2023
Santa Clara, CA
World AI Summit
Oct 11–12, 2023
Chatbot Summit ** (Use code: ‘LDN23MRTN1203’ for a 30% discount on tickets)
Oct 11–12, 2023
Conversational AI and Experience Summit
Nov 9–10, 2023
(use discount code “CAES10”)
Ibero America Chatbot & Conversational AI Summit
Nov 29-30, 2023
Hybrid — Buenos Aires & Virtual
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Have I missed any events? Leave a comment on this post for your event to be added.
So there we go for the first post-Summer newsletter. Although, if you’re currently in the UK, then it may feel like summer isn’t over just yet, with temperatures hitting above 30°C (85°F) for 6-days in a row - an actual heatwave after a very wet summer. Those kinds of temperatures are unheard of in the UK, especially at this time of the year. And we’re not designed for that here - our houses are designed to keep heat in!!
However, the last two weeks have been crazy busy. I was expecting it to pick up slightly this week, but a week earlier and so much going on. There’s definitely been an increase in interest in businesses starting their Conversational AI journey, which is just fantastic for all of us :)
Here’s hoping you have a great week.
Yours in AI,