Log in
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
New member
Sign up for FREE
New customer
Discover our services
Dynamic quotes 


SummaryMost relevantAll NewsAnalyst Reco.Other languagesPress ReleasesOfficial PublicationsSector newsMarketScreener Strategies

Amazon com : If small talk makes you nervous, say, “Alexa, help me small talk”

06/14/2021 | 08:10am EDT
More than a third of Americans would rather pay bills than make small talk, so Alexa teamed up with an expert to offer advice for socializing this summer.

After over a year of virtual gatherings, Americans are ready to start going to parties again, but getting back out there can be tough. An Amazon Devices survey*, conducted online by The Harris Poll among over 2,000 U.S. adults, found that more than half of Americans say starting conversations with people they don't know well makes them nervous, and they are nervous about saying the wrong thing in social settings.

To help people feel more comfortable, Alexa teamed up with author of Small Talk Hacks, Akash Karia, to share tips for having more engaging conversations with confidence-just say, 'Alexa, help me small talk.'

'This past year of virtual communication has been hard, and it's normal to feel nervous as you prepare for social gatherings and face-to-face conversations after so long,' Karia said. 'I teamed up with Amazon Devices to make my tips accessible to everyone with the Alexa app or an Alexa-enabled device. I recommend listening to the whole series as a crash course in small talk before your first gathering, and then asking for a tip as a reference and confidence boost as you head out the door this summer.'

Akash Karia, author of Small Talk Hacks.
Tips to confidently make small talk with the help of Alexa and Akash Karia

You can easily access Karia's tips by saying 'Alexa, help me small talk' on any Alexa-enabled device, including the Echo Showor Echo Budsand Echo Framesif you're on the go. You can even get tips via the Alexa mobile app. Here's a sampling of the helpful and actionable tips you'll receive:

  • Ask follow up questions. Like a good tennis match, a good conversation flows back and forth.
  • Use your surroundings. Topics for conversation are all around you.
  • Repeating someone's words back to them, or mirroring, encourages the speaker to talk more.
Alexa can be your party co-host

Three in five Americans admit they think that hosting a party will be more stressful than before the pandemic. That's why Alexa's support in returning to normal life doesn't stop at small talk. Alexa can help keep you prepared, entertained, and informed as you return to attending and hosting gatherings this summer. For more information on all the ways Alexa can help, download the free Alexa app. But before you do, here are some helpful things to ask or say to Alexa that will make hosting this summer a breeze:

  • Smart Home: 'Alexa, turn on patio lights' or 'Alexa, show me my Blink outdoor camera.'
  • Reminders: 'Alexa, remind me to clean the fridge tomorrow' or 'Alexa, remind me to make an Amazon Music playlist today.'
  • Shopping: 'Alexa, give me hostess gift ideas' or 'Alexa, add plates to my shopping list.'
  • Weather: 'Alexa, what's the UV index today?' or 'Alexa, is it going to rain on Friday?'
  • Calendars: 'Alexa, what's on my calendar for today?'
  • Recipes: 'Alexa, show me flag cake recipes' or 'Alexa, show me summer BBQ recipes.'
  • Entertainment: 'Alexa, play a motivational podcast' or 'Alexa, tell me a joke.'

One last tip: As you get ready to invite people into your home again, don't forget to spruce up your space, including your digital space. Did you know you can say, 'Alexa, review my privacy settings' for a refresher on your device privacy settings? We recommend trying it out this summer.

Welcome to our series 'Real (cool) jobs at Amazon,' where we highlight some of the most peculiar jobs at Amazon.

Now you're ready to have your best summer yet-armed with advice and support from Alexa. Remember to just say, 'Alexa, help me small talk' for a tip and confidence boost as you walk out the door.

*Survey method: This survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of Amazon Devicesfrom June 3 to June 7, 2021, and involved 2,032 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables and subgroup sample sizes, please contact stokelse@amazon.com.


Amazon.com Inc. published this content on 14 June 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein. Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 14 June 2021 12:09:01 UTC.

ę Publicnow 2021
All news about AMAZON.COM, INC.
06:00aFinancial regulators urgently need to get a grip on 'Big Tech' - BIS
02:14aQUOTES-Square bags buy now, pay later firm Afterpay for $29 bln
12:13aQUOTES-Square bags buy now, pay later firm Afterpay for $29 bln
08/01Twitter's Dorsey leads $29 bln buyout of lending pioneer Afterpay
08/01AMAZON COM : Wall St Week Ahead-RPT-Earnings bounce, bond-yield drop help keep p..
07/30US Stocks Retreat as Amazon Drops on Third-Quarter Guidance; PCE Inflation La..
07/30CLOSE UPDATE : US Stocks Retreat as Amazon Drops on Q3 Guidance; PCE Inflation L..
07/30S&P 500 Posts 0.4% Weekly Drop But Ends Month Up 2.3% for July; Consumer Disc..
07/30Amazon, Pinterest fall; Charter, DexCom rise
07/30SECTOR UPDATE : Consumer Discretionary Stocks Continue to Weaken This Afternoon
More news
Financials (USD)
Sales 2021 476 B - -
Net income 2021 27 025 M - -
Net cash 2021 60 587 M - -
P/E ratio 2021 63,1x
Yield 2021 -
Capitalization 1 678 B 1 678 B -
EV / Sales 2021 3,40x
EV / Sales 2022 2,81x
Nbr of Employees 1 298 000
Free-Float 82,1%
Duration : Period :
Amazon.com, Inc. Technical Analysis Chart | MarketScreener
Full-screen chart
Technical analysis trends AMAZON.COM, INC.
Short TermMid-TermLong Term
Income Statement Evolution
Mean consensus BUY
Number of Analysts 53
Last Close Price 3 327,59 $
Average target price 4 161,03 $
Spread / Average Target 25,0%
EPS Revisions
Managers and Directors
Andrew R. Jassy President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Brian T. Olsavsky Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
Jeffrey P. Bezos Executive Chairman
Patricia Q. Stonesifer Independent Director
Thomas O. Ryder Independent Director
Sector and Competitors
1st jan.Capi. (M$)
AMAZON.COM, INC.2.17%1 678 183
JD.COM, INC.-19.36%109 648
WAYFAIR INC.6.89%25 150
ETSY, INC.3.15%23 358
ALLEGRO.EU SA-21.96%17 575
MONOTARO CO., LTD.-4.15%11 389