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August 24, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

As with any form of technology, you can never have too much testing. Even just one week of beta testing with a few dozen customers will go a long way in giving you the feedback you need to add the polish that your skill deserves.

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August 13, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

Help is often overlooked in a skill. But when done well, it is an invaluable part of the customer experience. Learn why it's important for every skill to include contextual help to guide customers throughout the voice experience.

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July 27, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

With every request a customer makes of your skill, you have an opportunity to make your skill even better. The key to all of this is to manage and keep track of those requests, and then use that data to make improvements to your skill.

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July 17, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

Learn how to handle unexpected requests from customers, or instances when a customer says something that doesn’t map to any intents in your skill.

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July 06, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

It’s easy to add variety to your responses. It keeps the conversation going between Alexa and your users, and it adds the attention-grabbing variety that every conversation needs to thrive.

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June 18, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

Learn why it's a good best practice for all of your skill responses to be crisp and how you can ensure your skill passes the “one breath test.”

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June 04, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

Sometimes an Alexa skill needs to present the customer with choices. When you’re building this response into your skill, it’s important to think about what you are asking your customer for, and how they might respond.

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May 21, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

When we build our intents and sample utterances, we often think about the ways that someone would ask for those intents. Follow these tips to ensure Alexa can respond to the many ways a customer might interact with your skill.

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April 17, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

It can be easy to come up with an invocation name for your Alexa skill, but it’s more important to come up with a name that’s memorable. Keep these best practices in mind when creating your invocation name and sample utterances for your Alexa skill.

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April 09, 2018

Jeff Blankenburg

It’s important to remember that just because your skill can do something, that doesn’t mean that it necessarily should. Here's why you should focus on building skills that do one thing really well.

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