What is LikeSo?

LikeSo is your personal speech coach.  LikeSo allows you to practice speaking articulately, confidently, and without all of those “likes,” and “sos.” Using industry-leading voice recognition technology, LikeSo offers a fun and private way to train against your verbal habits and improve your speaking skills–including your speaking rate, for the fast and slow talker. LikeSo allows you to set goals and delivers real-time speech analysis, motivating you to build your skills.  LikeSo is for your next presentation, interview, meeting, audition, date, debate – even your next conversation.

What are filler words?

A filler word is an apparently meaningless word, phrase, or sound that marks a pause or hesitation in speech (like, you know, okay, um, so, etc.). Used excessively, filler words can weaken your speech, water down your meaning, and distract your listener(s).

Why do I need an app to help with public speaking?

We all want to present our best selves, speak articulately, with confidence, and without filler words.   And, like all skills, it takes practice to get better. LikeSo offers a private and fun way to practice.  Using industry-leading voice recognition technology, LikeSo delivers real-time analysis and motivates the user to build skills. LikeSo is your personal speech coach in your back pocket.

Is the use of filler words pathological?

No, it is behavioral–a verbal habit–and like all habits, can be addressed and re-learned with awareness and practice.

Why does it not capture “um” and “ah”?

At this point, the voice-to-text technology is not set-up to listen for and capture “um” and “ah.”

The app isn’t capturing all of my words.  Am I doing something wrong?

Speak clearly into the microphone.  Find a quiet place to “play” as background noise can affect the voice capture.

Filler words, including “like,” are a normal part of speech. Why did you choose these filler words?

Yes, that is true. It is only when filler words are used excessively, weakening our speech, watering down our meaning and distracting the listener, that we need to address and correct verbal habits.

Are you basing this app on any scientific research?

We designed LikeSo to be motivational, not scientific. We are using measurements that are contributors to being articulate and coherent, those being number of filler words and pacing at words per minute.

How does LikeSo’s voice capture work?

For voice-to-text, LikeSo uses industry-leading, state-of-the-art voice recognition software.

Can I start over and clear all of my results?

Yes.  Just delete all of your Results History.

My phone seems to freeze or go into processing mode when I play.  What can I do?

Make sure you have a good Internet connection before you play.  LikeSo needs to be connected to the Internet for the voice capture to work and results to be processed.

Are you capturing my data?

If you give us permission, in Settings, you can choose “Allow” or “Don’t Allow.”  If you opt-in and “Allow,” we will collect data trends anonymously and in the aggregate and use them to analyze trends and speech patterns and make improvements to the app.

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