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Social Media is dead. What’s resuscitating it?

We are part of the next great social transition. As the world moved online, we heralded Social Media as the definitive wave, the war cry of a generation, the way we’d live life for another two decades. So much so that we mocked, when in 2014 Facebook bought that pudgy little featureless messaging service called Whatsapp for $19 billion. $19 billion meant that Facebook valued the 55-employee...

5 Ways to Improve your Sales Performance and Pitch Overnight

  Track The biggest change of the 21st century for a sales leader is the influx of trackable metrics. Metrics are divided into 5 major categories, time, data, KPI, CRM, Customer Reviews. 1. Time Everyone has only 24 hours in a day, but some people just seem to get more done than others. The typical reasons people associate this efficiency is due to hard work, long hours and a lack of a social...

The Best Chatbot Apps – Top 5 Apps Powered by AI

Update: We have a new list of the Best Chatbot Apps, updated for 2019 that’s bigger and better. You can read it here.   It wasn’t very long ago that technologists heralded that Chatbots would rid the world of Applications entirely. With the rise of conversational marketing and automation over the established dominance of Social Media, it’d seem like the smart money was...

How we reengaged with Lost Leads and 7 ways you can too.

The Why, When, where and How of Lost Leads. The hard sales lessons we learned as we built one of India’s fastest growing startups. When we started Verloop a year and a half ago, we had no sales or marketing experience. We still don’t to a large extent, we don’t have a full-time sales employee. We were just three engineers with a passion for coding and conversational automation, trying to make a...

5 Ways to Increase your Conversion Rates in 2018.

In a world of absolute information, businesses have been corrupted absolutely. Customers are no longer individual people, each with hopes, dreams, and desires, but just numbers on an excel sheet. We’re now at a point in global commerce when being data-driven is more important than being customer driven. Over the course of this article, you’ll learn how one man used just 18 words to boost year on...

The Five Types of Chatbots.

George Henry Lewis once said, “Science is the systematic classification of experience.” Only things that can be classified and codified are allowed to enter our realm of understanding and acceptance. And given the divide between whether 2018 will be the next reckoning or the death of chatbots as an entity, we take a much more moderate stance; Chatbots are now a part of our lives. So in order to...

Build a Bot

As a product of good old days, I fondly reminisce about the times when people said companies didn’t need a website, or that a Facebook page was for try-hards and that apps would never catch on. And if you’re here to learn how to build a bot, you’re on the right track of digital development. Gartner estimates that by 2020, over 85% of all companies will interact with customers using conversational...

2018 is the year we change Sales.

That’s it, I’ve had it. No more spammy email blasts, no drone-like cold calling, scripted pitches, blind as a bat A/B testing, wayward retargeting, pointless robocalls, 18-page form fill requirements or MQLs and SQLs that tell us nothing. New year, new you. As I’ve said before, 2018 is a make or break year for Chatbots. All the hype that led into 2017 now has to be validated. We use bots...

Chatbots vs Apps: The Final Frontier

As 2017 winds down, it’s a good time to look back and retrospect about one of the many predictions made during the “Year of the Chatbots”, its apparent rivalry against the now-veteran platform, Applications. The general opinion differs depending on who you ask and are almost entirely polarized.They usually range from, “CHATBOTS ARE NOTHING BUT HYPE.” to “ALL WEBSITES AND APPLICATIONS ARE GOING TO...

Small Scale Business Chatbots: Let’s Chat-A-Bot it.

The founder of Microsoft has a warning for society. Speaking at the Misk Global Forum in Riyadh, Bill Gates explained that rapid advancements in technology, could lead to a deeper wedge in income inequality. His concerns stem from tangible statistics. Josef Stadler; UBS’s head of global ultra-high net worth hypothesizes that society is entering a second “Gilded Age”, a period from the 1870s to...