Trigger a voice response from a custom sentence automation

I have voice voice assist up and running. I would like assist to respond with the status of three entities when triggered from a single custom sentence. Instead of me asking it three questions. I can’t figure out how to do this in the automations. I tried putting the sentence (“what is the garage door position”) into the conversation process getting it to respond with the entity status. But it executes the automation and says “done”.
Do I need to extend the built in “intents” with this new request? Is there a simpler way do to this in the automations?
I am more of a point and click, GUI person versus writing code. Just a preference.