GoodTalk

A bot to make your one-on-ones productive, fun, and happy.

#5 Product of the DayMarch 01, 2017

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Robleh Jama
Hunter
@robjama · Product @Shopify prev.@Tiny Hearts acq'd
I've known @i_am_brennan and team for many years and have seen their company grow and evolve. Last year they became the #1 small business to work for in Canada, so when they showed me that they bottled up some of that knowledge into a 1:1 chat bot I knew Product Hunt would love it.
Brennan McEachran
Maker
@i_am_brennan · CEO, Co-founder
Thanks for posting this @robjama! We made GoodTalk to help us have better 1 on 1 meetings. But, as we started getting more and more value out of it we figured this is something we should share. So we couldn't be more excited to be finally launching GoodTalk with all of you today. We believe the single most important thing a manager can do is help increase the motivation of employees to do great work. 1 on 1s are ground zero for making this happen. I wrote more about how we got it all started here: https://medium.com/@i_am_brennan... We're hungry for all of your thoughts and feedback!
Naomi Assaraf@nassaraf · CMO, Technophile, pancake lover.
@robjama FYI: That's one of the best intros I've read in awhile. Short & sweet, and I'm interested because of it.
Seth LoueyHiring@sethlouey · 🙌 2016 PH Maker of the Year Nominee
@i_am_brennan I really love this concept. I can't tell you how many meetings I've sat through that just don't go anywhere. Lack of goals and objectives really squash the productivity. Looking forward to testing this out more. // @robjama Oh, I also submitted it to BotList. Feel free to email me edits or additional media. seth@botlist.co https://botlist.co/bots/2282-goo...
Brennan McEachran
Maker
@i_am_brennan · CEO, Co-founder
@sethlouey Awesome Seth! Thanks so much. I think we'll be taking slightly different approach to goals in the future - making them helpful and engaging instead of boring fields to update ;)
Jonathan Bega@jonathan_bega
This is absolutely great. Will be adopting this into my business ASAP, especially as we continue to grow.
Jessica Weisz
Maker
@jess_at_soapbox · Looking for things that make me smile
@jonathan_bega Woot woot!! Let us know if you need help setting up - although the bot is pretty friendly so he can do that for you :)
Brennan McEachran
Maker
@i_am_brennan · CEO, Co-founder
@jonathan_bega awesome! Pass on that feedback as you use it
Graham McCarthy
Maker
@grahammccarthy · @grahammccarthy
Thanks for all of the kind words everyone! I hope you guys enjoy GoodTalk, and get as much value out of it as we have already. Can't wait to hear your feedback!! 😃🚀
Ryan Lebel@ryannlebel · Developed Teamreps.co & ShinnyTimes.ca
nicely done soapboxhq! looks awesome :)
Brennan McEachran
Maker
@i_am_brennan · CEO, Co-founder
@ryannlebel thanks Ryan! 🙏 Feel free to share any feedback
Marc CrouchHiring@marccrouch · CEO, Firedrop.ai
This looks very interesting, I'm going to try it out this month.
Brennan McEachran
Maker
@i_am_brennan · CEO, Co-founder
@marccrouch 🙏 awesome! Let me know how it goes
Marc CrouchHiring@marccrouch · CEO, Firedrop.ai
@i_am_brennan I have a 1-to-1 on Friday this week so have used it for that. The immediate thing I noticed is that the suggestions repeat themselves quite a lot. Would be awesome if "try another" discarded the suggestion so it doesn't come round again. Also, it wasn't clear that the Google Calendar sync required a recurring event, I was expecting to connect the questions to an existing one-off event in the calendar (we don't use recurring events because people's availabilities vary depending on deadlines, vacations and so on). Apart from that, some really helpful questions.
Brennan McEachran
Maker
@i_am_brennan · CEO, Co-founder
@marccrouch thanks Marc! Calendar integration is very "MVP"... We've made a few assumptions in there based on how we do things... But looking at fixing it up now that it's out. Appreciate this feedback and we'll do our best to account for you in the future