If you’re a regular reader of our blog, then you know that we have recently declared 2015 to be the year that voice calling becomes mainstream. Sure, we may be a little biased – but we’ve got a heapload of stats and graphs to back up our claims. But before we dive into the good stuff, let’s take a minute to talk about why your company isn’t on board with voice calling yet…
And how you can be an office hero by convincing your boss to invest.
So what’s one of the biggest reasons your boss isn’t investing in Voice? Well, they might not even know what the heck it is. It’s not surprising; despite the fact that Voice has been on every techie’s lips since 2009, it still doesn’t have the same spotlight-inducing panache as other technologies. So it may just be that your boss has no clue what Voice is (or worse – they thinks you’re referring to the competition show on TV).
So before you dazzle them with all the stats and graphs we’re about to show you, you need to actually define what it is for them. Tell your boss that Voice gives you the ability to enable app-to-app voice calling and app-to-phone calling. Voice allows you to communicate with other app users, smartphone users, and even (international!) landlines without revealing your phone number or incurring massive phone bills.
Basically, if your boss has ever used Skype, then they have used Voice.
After you’ve expertly defined Voice for them, it’s time to dazzle them with the 23 reasons why they should start investing right away. Get ready – because once you’re done with this presentation, they will want to give you a promotion and take you out for a drink!
Computers are from a bygone era – people are spending more time and money on their smartphones now. Therefore, if your boss wants to find a bigger customer base, it seriously pays to focus attention on getting them via smartphones.
Your boss may not be convinced as to why they should add Voice to your company’s app – but once you show them how often people spend time in their apps, they will be singing a different tune.
So what does this mean for your company? Simple: If your boss wants to find and keep customers, it pays to invest in Voice for your app. Otherwise, the company is just white noise in a sea of apps all competing for attention.
Perhaps not surprisingly, many people are concerned with how their personal information is being used in these apps, as well as on their smartphones. According to a recent Nielsen survey, upwards of 73 percent of 2000 respondents indicated that they felt uneasy with how personal data was being collected.
Additionally, 55 percent of the same survey pool indicated that they were wary to share personal information, with many expressing unease about sharing location and phone numbers.
This is probably the most essential part of your presentation, simply because this is where you’re connecting massive smartphone use and popularity with customer wariness about personal information and privacy. Voice is a major solution to privacy concerns
If your boss doesn’t see the connection between Voice and improving customer experiences and engagement, then you’ll just need to start your own company – because there’s a huge argument for why Voice needs to be integrated in your business’s app right this very second.
Showing your boss why Voice matters isn’t just good for the company’s bottom line – it’s awesome for yours as well. If you show that you have the initiative needed to make big changes in your company, your boss will seriously considered you as a major player in your company.
Don’t forget: Once Voice is successful in your company – and it inevitably will be – you’ve just built yourself a fantastic platform to launch into talks about a promotion and a significant pay raise.
So what do you think? Will you show these stats to your boss? Is there anything else that you’d include on this list? What surprised you about this list?
Let us know in the comments!
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