Shorten Your Learning Curve on How To Use Alexa

Step-by-step training to learn how to use your Amazon Echo device and Alexa Voice Service. Life actions start with your voice!

What We Offer

A step-by-step program designed to take you by the hand to learn how to best utilize Alexa for your own home and family needs.

Online Course

10 easily digestible video lessons to walk through the Alexa App and voice commands to help set up favorite features.

Individual Lessons

Personalized one-on-one training to learn common voice commands for calls, music, lists, local information and more.

Community Training

Group and community onsite training is available to stay abreast of future capabilities.

Progress Tracking

Track your progress throughout the course and re-visit feature topics that matter most.

Guides & Tip Sheets

Download easy-to-use guides, tips and cheat sheets to have right at your fingertips.

Alexa Plan

Identify the features that are the best-fit for you and your home.

Hands-Free, Voice-First

Voice-design is changing how we interact with our family, our home, and the community around us. Register for the How To Use Alexa Course, schedule an individual lesson, or get together for onsite training at your community. Get started with Alexa and shorten the learning curve to using your voice!

Who we help:

New to the Echo & Alexa

You’re new to the Echo product line or have a device but you’re not sure how to use it. “What’s an Echo?” “Who’s Alexa?

Need Alexa App help

You want to understand how to configure your services within the Alexa app – “But I don’t have a mobile phone”

Help at Home

Have an elder parent? Are you hindered by limited vision, mobility or other challenges – “I hear Alexa can help turn on lights, read my kindle books and play music. That would be great!”

In The Know

You’re a bit of a techie and want to stay up to date with the latest capabilities – “It would be nice to find all the information in one place!”

What you can use Alexa for:


Music, stories, sports and listen to Kindle books! There is much to choose from. Just ask Alexa. It’s easy!”


News briefings, weather, sport scores, local info, cooking conversions and more. Information at your fingertips. Alexa delivers.

Give Someone a Call

Make calls from your Echo device with Alexa. Call another Echo, a mobile number or a landline. Really? YES!  Just ask Alexa to make a call.

A Smarter Home

Connect and control appliances for convenience and safety. Turn on lights, small appliances, and even make coffee. Hands-free, just use Alexa.

Here’s A Little Something For The Holidays!

Online Course Special





A Handy Reminder Sheet to Personalize Music Favorites

Online Course Details

Intro: Course Overview

Welcome video and overview of the How To Use Alexa Online Course. The course is delivered in bite-size videos, with over 2.5 hours of video content and downloadable guides.

Lesson 1 : An Introduction to the Devices

We’ll take a look at the current Echo product line and cover “best-fit” device selection. 17min.

Lesson 2 : Set Up, Configure and Personalize

We’ll walk through device set up, connecting to WiFi, pairing with Bluetooth, and how to personalize your profile. All within the Alexa App! 12min.

Lesson 3: 10 Things To Do First

We recommend ten things that will make your experience with your device and Alexa easy from the get-go.. 25min.

Lesson 4 : Things to Try

We walk through how to set up lists, reminders, alarms, your calendar, local info and more. 26min.

Lesson 5 : Let's Play Music or Read a Book!

Choose a default music service and play your favorite artist or playlist!  Just ask and hear your book read to you via Alexa. We’ll show you how. 17min.

Lesson 6 : Make a Call, Send a Message

Hands-free, just your voice to make phone calls or send a voice message. We’ll walk through setup suggestions and more. 20min.

Lesson 7 : Alexa Skills

What’s an Alexa Skill? Skills = Apps. Learn how to locate and enable Alexa Skills for your lifestyle and home! 13min.

Lesson 8 : Connect Your Home

Every week there are Alexa-compatible devices coming to market. learn the why, what and how in connecting your home with Alexa. 16min.

Wrap Up

Course Wrap up, Content downloads and more. 4min.

Heidi Culbertson

Instructor Heidi is a 25+ year technology executive, Voice-Design Consultant and CEO of @askmarvee

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