90 minute Strategy call

I offer a 90 minute strategy/consultation service for people who are building complex Dialogflow ES or CX bots and need specific help around designing the conversation flow.

Price of Strategy service: $299

Dialogflow ES

Depending on where you are with your ES bot, there are three primary use cases for this service:

Before you have built your bot

You have questions about whether Dialogflow is the best choice for your complex or large chatbot project. This is the best reason to use this service, as Dialogflow is not the correct tool for all types of bots. Specifically, there are certain situations where you may need a lot of control over your bot’s behavior and Dialogflow may not be sufficient. In that case, something like RASA NLU (which isn’t really a low code tool) can be a better choice.

Building the bot

You would like an accelerated prototyping session where we build out the conversation flow of the bot.

This is very useful if you are looking to build a prototype very quickly and don’t mind using a low code database such as Airtable. While it will not be possible to build an entire bot inside a single prototyping call, you can make a lot of progress, plus you can avoid making costly mistakes which might otherwise waste your time/money/resources.

You have already built a bot

You are stuck with your Dialogflow bot development, and your bot is not accurate or robust enough to satisfy your requirements.

Before you consider this option, please take some time to go through this article (sometimes you may not need my help):

How to debug your Dialogflow bot

Dialogflow CX

Dialogflow CX is still relatively new and may not be suitable for all bots. I recommend reading the following articles before getting in touch:

When to definitely use Dialogflow CX

When to definitely avoid Dialogflow CX

When to consider using Dialogflow CX

If you are still interested, then please note that CX requires a lot more programming effort at the moment simply because a lot of tooling which exists for ES hasn’t really been built out for CX yet. Unless you already have a programmer on your team this might not be a good choice.

The recently released Zoho SalesIQ v2 allows non-programmers to build chatbots using an easy-to-use code less bot builder. What is really unique about Zoho SalesIQ is the fact that you can also integrate AI into their code less bot builder. In my Zoho SalesIQ chatbots course, I explain how to use Zoho SalesIQ to add a chatbot to your website.

"The magic key I needed as a non-programmer"

The custom payload generator was the magic key I needed (as a non-programmer) to build a good demo with rich responses in DialogFlow Messenger. I've only used it for 30 minutes and am thrilled. I've spent hours trying to figure out some of the intricacies of DialogFlow on my own. Over and over, I kept coming back to Aravind's tutorials available on-line. I trust the other functionalities I learn to use in the app will save me additional time and heartburn.

- Kathleen R
Cofounder, gathrHealth