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Season 1

Feb. 14, 2019

The "Manage Messages" Button - A Chatbot's Best Friend

Manage Messages? What's that all about? In this episode I talk about giving subscribers a very visible opportunity to opt out of certain kinds of messages in your chatbot. Why is this important? Allowing people a choice of wh...

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Feb. 11, 2019

The Easiest And Most Painless Way To Get Subscribers

A question that is on my mind all the time: How do you get more subscribers into your bot? There is one way out there that is the easiest way possible, and it uses a technology that's been around a …

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Jan. 23, 2019

Why Are You Getting Into Bots?

It's a simple question, but I'm totally serious. It needs to be answered before you invest time and money into building a chatbot. What are you looking to get out of bots? More importantly, what are you willing to give …

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Jan. 21, 2019

Make It Dead Easy To Take Your Challenge/Minicourse

Ever delivered a 7 day challenge inside a bot, and wondered why more people didn't make it all the way through? I've written enough of these that I know why, and I'll tell you all about it on today's episode.

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Jan. 16, 2019

How To Launch Your Messenger Bot

Now that you've spent some time building your bot, you want to know when to launch. The answer is different for everyone, but in today's episode we cover three important questions: How do you know when you're ready to launch …

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Jan. 16, 2019

How To Write Your First Messenger Bot Sequence

First time writing a Messenger bot sequence? I've got your back. Listen in and find out how to take content that you've already produced and make it into a pleasant experience on Facebook Messenger. Here's the Facebook page I...

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Jan. 16, 2019

Getting Started With Messenger Bots

So many people dipping their toes into bots lately - it's exciting, but can also be daunting. Whether you're a geek with a pocket protector or tech averse, if you want to get started with bots this episode is for …

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Jan. 6, 2019

You Can Now Write Facebook Ads From ManyChat

There's a brand new ManyChat feature in town - and it sounds fantastic! Ever find the Ads Manager a little intimidating, and wish there was a better alternative? Now we've got one right inside manyChat - if it works!

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Dec. 19, 2018

Get More Subscribers For Your Bot Part II

So many tools to promote your Messenger bot, and so little time. On this show we're going to cover two tools that can help you grow your subscribers, and I'll give you examples of how they are used.

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Dec. 18, 2018

Get More Subscribers For Your Bot

Today we're going to cover the most important step in how to get more bot subscribers. No matter how you promote your bot, you have to have one thing in place first: a clear benefit for subscribing. We'll talk about …

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Dec. 6, 2018

Facebook Messenger NOT Changing Their Subscription Messaging Policy o…

Looks like Facebook is not changing their policy after all! This says to me that Messenger is taking more time to understand how people are really using subscription messaging, and that is all to the good. Couple things, thou...

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Dec. 4, 2018

Events Are Better With Bots

Greetings Grasshoppers! I'm back in the saddle again after a much needed vacation. Today we talk about large multi track events, and how you can use a Messenger bot to enhance the attendee experience. Come on along!

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Nov. 12, 2018

Tech Issue: "Send To Messenger" Button Not Appearing In Safari

Yeah, tech issues. It happens with everything - even Messenger bots. Today I talk about the issue and the workaround - enjoy!

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Nov. 2, 2018

Build That Bot... Before The New Year!

We've got 60 (ish) short days until the end of 2018. Here's why you want to take advantage of the time to get your bot built! Coaches, Teachers, Educators Of All Kinds - The New Year Is A New Beginning, …

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Oct. 30, 2018

How To Write Your Bot

Staring at an empty screen, wondering what to write - I know that all too well. And when you're writing for Messenger, it's different than all the other types of marketing you've done. The return is excellent if you get …

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Oct. 29, 2018

Marketing Messages That Really Work

Last week, I got a chance to reflect and ask myself some great questions about my marketing message, and today I get to pass them on to you. :) Listen in, find out some of my answers, and write up …

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Oct. 16, 2018

New ManyChat Feature: Meet The Randomizer!

ManyChat recently released some brand new features we can now put into chatbots. First on my list to discuss is the Randomizer, which you can use to add an element of surprise and delight for your subscribers. Listen in and …

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Oct. 10, 2018

Whole Lotta Course Creation Going On...

It's getting late in the year, and many people are creating courses right now. Why? Because lots of entrepreneurs buy courses at the beginning of the year, in the hopes of improving their business. I'm totally creating a co...

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Oct. 3, 2018

Public Speakers, Lend Me Your Ears

If you are a public speaker or ever want to become one, you need a chatbot. Listen as I tell you about my own experience in using a Messenger bot to engage my audience both during and after my talk, …

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Sept. 26, 2018

How To Brand your Bot

Today's episode is all about giving your chatbot that extra special something that makes it stand out from the rest. Let's face it, right now bots are super new and cool - but what happens when the novelty wears off? …

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Sept. 19, 2018

Using Bots For B2B

So your business sells a product to other businesses - how can a chatbot help you do that? On today's show we'll cover some of the many ways that a Virtual Communications Ninja can help you get in front of …

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Sept. 14, 2018

When To Go Beyond The Bot

What if I told you that a series of automated messages is the least important part of a bot? Because it's true... The point where the magic really happens is when you (yes, real live you) join the conversation. When …

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Sept. 11, 2018

What To Know Before Hiring A Bot Builder

Chatbot builders are cropping up all over the place, so how do you decide which one to hire? What are the right questions to ask, so you can get an utterly fabulous, conversation (and sales) inducing bot? I'll teach you …

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Aug. 14, 2018

Why People Fear Getting Started With Bots

I've listened to a lot of reasons why people hold back from getting started with Messenger bots, and the biggest one by far is fear. Will people think I don't want to talk to them? Will I come off sounding …

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