Ever notice how quickly you pay attention when someone says your first name?
We all seem hard-wired to recognize the sound of our name. There are even scientific studies showing how our brains light up when we hear our own name.
Our Cafe Characters Now Use You or Your Loved One's First Name
The virtual characters in our voice app on Amazon Alexa now use your first name when chatting with you or performing an interactive story.
That might not seem like such a big deal to most of us.
But imagine an older adult living at home alone, or in a facility where they spend many hours isolated from others.
How often do they hear someone speak their first name?
How many friends do they get to talk to each day who know them by name?
Storyteller Cafe is Simple to Access and Enjoy
All you need to experience Storyteller Cafe is an Amazon Echo device or the Alexa mobile app in the US.
Alexa, open Storyteller Cafe
Simply say "Alexa, open Storyteller Cafe" and you'll meet Alex, one of your four faithful friends at the cafe. He'll tell you everything you need to know to get started. When he asks for your first name, don't be shy.
You'll be surprised by how good it makes you feel, just hearing people call you by your name.