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How to Train Outbound Call Center Agents [Comprehensive Guide]

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Agent training is a huge part of call center life. In fact, in an industry that suffers the most from agent turnover, agent training should be viewed as everything. call center solutions

Bradley Lead Group Finds a Blend of Success with Convoso (Case Study)

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Client : Bradley Lead Group is a lead generation group that focuses its efforts on qualifying extremely high quality leads in numerous financial sectors. call center solutions

How to be Successful in Outbound Sales

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Outbound sales offers a burgeoning career to many entering the field. However, entering outbound sales and attempting to be successful, while maintaining confidence can be difficult. Acquiring and learning any new skill often comes with many challenges.

Video: How to Motivate Your Millennial Call Center Agents

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The topic of managing millennials is becoming an issue across nearly every major industry. However, the call center industry has been particularly affected by unmotivated and disengaged millennials. So, where do you start to fix this industry wide issue

How Mid-Size Contact Centers are Adopting Cloud for CX Transformation

The combined forces of digital transformation, customer experience and cloud-based contact center products herald a new day for mid-market contact centers by meeting the unique needs and preferences of their business, including: security, control, functionality and speed.

How to Successfully Run A Full-Scale Call Center in 2017

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On the surface, call centers haven’t changed much over the last few decades. They still serve essentially the same purpose — to act as a customer service center, a sales department or both. But that’s just the surface.

Convoso Client Success Story: Ascent Mortgage Group

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In mid-2017 Ascent Mortgage Group came to Convoso searching for a new contact center platform with a high-performance automated dialer like none other. Before starting on the Convoso platform, Ascent Mortgage Group was “burning through leads” - a negative outcome that resulted from the various call center applications and providers they were using.

[QUIZ]  Is Your Outbound Sales Team Maximizing Productivity?

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Are your outbound sales team efforts optimized for productivity? If it took you some time to think it through.then odds are your team isn't working up to their full potential because they're lacking in key areas.

Why You Need To Swap Your On-Premise Call Center Software for A Cloud-Based Call Center Software, Today

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A decade ago, no self-respecting call center director would dream of using anything that even remotely resembled a cloud-based software solution. If the software and hardware weren't in your contact center, it wasn’t to be trusted. How else could you keep an eye on anything? call center solutions

eBook: Top 6 Benefits of Improving CX Assurance

More and more organizations understand the value of delivering a high-quality customer experience and investing in improving their CX assurance processes. Automating testing and monitoring, top the list of ways to improve their CX assurance efforts.

Is Your Call Center TCPA Compliant? This $280M Lawsuit Proves Just How Important Compliance is.

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Like many other industries, businesses with telemarketing operations must adhere to several federal and state laws and regulations. These regulations are strictly enforced to protect consumers against complicit activities. However, a severe lack of resources to help call center operations remain compliant has resulted in major frustrations to consumers and has costed businesses thousands of dollars worth of legal penalties, and in some instances resulting in going out of business entirely.

[Free eBook] Ultimate Guide to Empowering Superstar Call Center Agents

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Building a call center culture that breeds motivated and empowered agents is a lot easier said than done. With so much at stake in every customer interaction, call center managers tend to be too reliant on old redundant policies that simply breed frustrated customers or a lack of sales.

Make This Small Change For Big Results

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We all have a Status Quo Bias when it comes to decision making. Also called Status Quo Inertia, the Status Quo Bias is our preference to keep things the same or maintaining a previous decision.

Upgrade Your Customer Support Rep to a Customer Support Professional

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The other day I was talking with a gentleman who was as passionate about customer service and experience as I am. He had worked with support centers and we were discussing how important the team in a customer support center is to an organization.

Amazing Business Radio: Doug Bell

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Doug Bell Discusses Improving the Customer Experience. Would you like every employee to know how they fit into your company’s customer experience? Shep Hyken interviews Doug Bell, founder of The Experience Manager , a system that helps manage and unify the entire customer experience.

Charging More for a Better Customer Service Experience

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It’s almost a given that every company has some form of a customer service department. Even the smallest companies – with just one solo entrepreneur – will act as if they have a customer service department. Why do people reach out to the customer service department?

Why We Compromise. Are Your Customers Expected To?

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When I need work done at the house, I always get three quotes. I never go with the highest or the lowest, but instead, I choose the one in the middle. This shortcut, called Extremeness Aversion, helps me make an important decision—and it helps your customers make buying decisions, too.

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Guest Blog: How Does AI Marketing Help Drive Customer Engagement?

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This week we feature an article by Lindsay Tjepkema who writes about how artificial intelligence marketing (AIM) is becoming more important to our success in engaging with customers.

The 3 Trends Customer Experience Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore

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. The Three Trends You Can’t Ignore in CX Today. As a Customer Experience professional, understanding three trends today is imperative. Without accepting these tenets, you are thwarting your success before you even begin.

Guest Blog: Customer Service Training Ideas to Help Build Brand Advocacy

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This week we feature an article by Kristin Erikson writes shares great customer service training tips and ideas that will help your company build brand advocacy. Remember customer service training is not something you di, it’s something you do. – Shep Hyken.

Is Your Price Right? Here’s How To Check

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Pricing is fundamental to your business. It also has an enormous influence on Customer Experience outcomes. You should understand Mental Accounting as it pertains to customer behavior before you set the price and before you ruin how your customers feel about your experience.

The Real Reason Men Aren’t Eco-Friendly

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On our Intuitive Customer podcast , Professor Ryan Hamilton and I have been talking about the ways that customers are irrational in their decision making, often focusing on things that seem irrelevant.

Five Ways to Disrupt Your Competition with Customer Service

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The concept of disruption is interesting. If you ask most business people to name a company that is known for being a disrupter, you’ll hear answers like Amazon, Uber and Walmart. Walmart disrupted local businesses when they came into a community. Uber disrupted the taxi-cab industry.

When Customer Service Creates Customer Validation

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Many people think of customer service as a department. If you’ve been following me, you’ll know my belief is that customer service is a philosophy , not a department. It should be embraced by every employee, regardless of their job and how long they’ve been there.

Getting Customers To Buy From You Habitually

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We all have habits. Some of them aren’t very good habits, either. But we have them, nonetheless. Many of them form without our awareness. We have habits as customers, too, and habits are powerful things, especially for Customer Experiences.

The More You Give the More You Get

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There is an old saying: It is better to give than to receive. The interpretation of this is that giving is an act of kindness. There is another old saying: The more you give, the more you get.

Customer Service Tip: The Power of Observation

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I was out to lunch with a colleague at one of our local St. Louis restaurants. Rico was our waiter and was taking great care of us. First came the bread and butter. He then took our drink order. He came back with our drinks and asked if we were ready to order lunch. We were.

Which Customers Do You Want to Keep?

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There is an old joke in the dental world that a patient asked his dentist, “Which teeth should I floss?” The dentist answered, “Only the ones you want to keep.” Customer Service is the same. All customers are good customers. Okay, maybe not all.

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Guest Blog: 5 Lessons I’ve Learned from Answering Support Tickets

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This week we feature an article by Belle Balace who talks about what you need to know about answering support tickets. There are different types of customers and it’s important to know how to deal with each one. – Shep Hyken.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of July 9, 2018

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too.

Your Brand is Defined by the Sum of All Your Customer Interactions

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What does a good customer experience look like at your company? What does good customer service look like? Ask everyone on your team and listen to the answers. Will they be the same, or different? It will be interesting to see if your team recognizes the difference between experience and service.

$75 Billion Dollars Is Lost Due to Poor Customer Service

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Two years ago I reported on NewVoiceMedia’s “serial switchers” report that indicated that $62 billion was lost due to poor customer service. That number, in their new report now has that number pegged at $75 billion! That’s a lot of lost business! Here’s my take on this.

Want to be successful? Solve Your Customers’ Problems

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It’s morning and you’ve just had breakfast. What are you going to have for dinner? 49% of people in the U.S. do not know what they are going to have for dinner. That stat comes from David Portalatin’s address at the Art of Beef Summit, sponsored by Cargill.

All Customers Are Created Equal – Just Some Are More Equal than Others

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In 1945 George Orwell published the literary classic, Animal Farm , which was required reading in my middle-school English class. I always remembered the line: All animals are created equal, just some animals are more equal than others.

Invent Your Vocabulary to Emphasize Who You Are

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The other night I was on a Southwest Airlines flight, traveling home from a speaking engagement. While waiting to board, I noticed a sign advertising Southwest’s concept they call “ trans fare ncy.”. The sign read as follows: Trans fare ncy [Trans-fair-uhn-see] n.

“That’s Not My Department” and 10 Other Phrases Customers Hate

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You have a problem. You call the phone number listed on the company’s website. You wait on hold for what seems much longer than the ten minutes they said you would be holding. You finally get to a customer service rep.

Hidden CX: Why It’s Critical For Your Business

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Businesses are in a rut. Speed, efficiency and convenience are all rational factors companies focus on when they think about customer experience. But good experience isn’t that simple. It involves more than you think.

For a Successful CX You Must Have a Successful EX

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A successful customer experience strategy is a result of the company’s culture. In other words, and I’ve said it many times before, what’s happening on the inside of the company is going to felt on the outside of the company by the customer. So, let’s look at the inside of the company.

Are You Making The Right Decisions?

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Can you tell me the average length of a rain poncho without Googling or asking Alexa? Don’t worry, few people can. Nonetheless, it is a critical piece of information when you want to buy a rain poncho and need to choose a size.

Amazing Business Radio: Brad Birnbaum

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How to Eliminate Friction and Improve the Customer Support Experience. How can you provide a better experience for the customer and an even better one for the agents?