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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.

How to Create The Perfect Cold Calling Script For Call Centers

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When was the last time you sat through a cold call? Probably was a very, very, very long time ago. With today’s advanced customer expectations, you will be lucky to even get someone to answer their phone.

Getting to Iconic – How leading brands balance technology and human talent to deliver exceptional CX

The world’s most influential and customer-centric firms lead with technology, but do not let technology lead their customer relationships. Iconic firms – as such firms are labelled – recognize that providing exceptional customer experience is a key driver of increased revenue and brand loyalty. Register now to learn what strategies differentiate an iconic firm from other businesses

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

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

A recent Calabrio research study of more than 1,000 C-Suite executives has revealed leaders are missing a key data stream – voice of the customer data. Download the report to learn how executives can find and use VoC data to make more informed business decisions.

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.

Great Customer Service on a Shoestring Budget

Brad Cleveland

The Tugboat Institute recognizes Evergreen companies whose purpose-driven leaders build companies focused on long-term growth. Recently, I was reminded of an article the Institute’s Evergreen Journal published on delivering great customer service.

4 Characteristics of Best-in-Class Contact Centers

Contact Center Pipeline

What does it take to deliver standout customer service? It’s a question on the minds of many business leaders since customer experience trumps price as the number one competitive differentiator in today’s economy.

Customer Service and the Golden Rule

Call Center Weekly

By Erica Mancuso Treating others as you would want to be treated is a practice of empathy. The golden rule is such a simple, timeless principle, and yet I’m constantly amazed at how little it’s practiced any more.

Study: The Health of the Contact Center

What does it take to engage agents in this customer-centric era? Download our study of 1,000 contact center agents in the US and UK to find out what major challenges are facing contact center agents today – and what your company can do about it.

5 Secrets of Accurate Scheduling in Today’s Contact Center

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Employee Engagement: Partnering With Your Call Center Staff to Develop Your Culture

Call Center Weekly

By Maurice Helm I understand from experience the life of a call center representative.

Onward and Upward… Or So the Saying Goes

Contact Center Pipeline

According to thefreedictionary.com, “onward and upward” is an expression that is defined as “something that you say in order to encourage someone to forget an unpleasant experience or failure and to think about the future instead.” Ah, the future!

Customer Experience is Driving the Need for Ethnographic Research to Understand Why Customers Do What They Do

Call Center Weekly

By Darcy Bevelacqua Customer Experience is Everywhere From marketing to customer service to the boardroom, it’s recognized that personalized, efficient and engaging customer experience drives customer acquisition, brand loyalty and customer lifetime value (LTV).

Technology and Digital Media Driving Consumer Experience- ‘What was’ Versus ‘What is’ of Customer Service

Call Center Weekly

By Rinku Basu Over the past few years, customer services have been taken to astonishingly new heights. Meeting expectation’ is no good anymore, surpassing expectation is the only modus operandi for existence.

"Follow the Leader", Featuring Neal Topf

Call Center Weekly

What factors should an organization take into consideration, when choosing a business partner? Companies have a wide range of criteria to consider when tasked with the difficult objective of choosing a business partner (provider).

Now What? The Impact of Chaos on Contact Center Operations

Contact Center Pipeline

We have all at one time or another uttered the phrase, “Now what?” According to TheFreeDictionary.com, this phrase means, “What is going to happen now? What kind of new problem has arisen?” In these days, the question is asked frequently and not always as it relates to the contact center.

"Follow the Leader", Featuring Meghan Speer

Call Center Weekly

What can brands do better on social media, to truly connect and engage consumers? I think that it starts with brands recognizing that consumers are actual people.

The High Cost of Poor Workplace Culture

Call Center Weekly

By Anonymous Log into your programs, put your headset on and turn on your phone. That first call of the day means so little to you because you take hundreds of calls a week that are exactly like the one you are about to take.

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It’s Time to Tune Up Contact Routing

Contact Center Pipeline

Contact center leaders often express dissatisfaction with their current technology. They think that if they’d just implement some new technology, they’d be primed to achieve their business goals.

Improving ROI on Quality Monitoring

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Surprising Ways to Motivate Your Agents

Contact Center Pipeline

I love movies. So, I was thrilled to win movie tickets as part of a contact center sales campaign back when I was an agent. However, the coworker sitting next to me hated movies and was not motivated at all by this contest. Everyone is different. What motivates one person may demotivate another.

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Adherence to Schedule Tips

Brad Cleveland

Adherence to schedule is an important performance objective for agents. It is within their control (when implemented appropriately) and measures if agents are available to handle contacts as scheduled.

The Secret to Training Seasonal Agents

Contact Center Pipeline

“They are just temps,” said one contact center manager describing his seasonal agents. They will be gone in a couple of months!” That condescending attitude was reflected in the seasonal team’s environment. They were crammed into an abandoned conference room filled with computers, phones and wires.

Garbage In, Garbage Out… Makes Contact Center Managers Want to Shout!

Contact Center Pipeline

Remember Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street”? For some reason, he was our son Brendan’s favorite character. He even had an Oscar the Grouch Halloween costume! During that period, I would sometimes borrow the mask to alert the family to an emerging “grouchy” condition.

Keeping Up with Customer Service Developments

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Service Level: Realistic Targets, Taken Seriously

Brad Cleveland

If your operation is chronically missing your service level target, it may be an indication of a fundamental misconception about the importance of service level. You’ll need to focus on a service level objective that your center can realistically achieve.

The Power of One: Every Agent Matters

Brad Cleveland

The power of one is among the most important principles for any agent to understand. This video shows the impact each person makes on service level, occupancy and average speed of answer. Using actual data, the video makes it clear that every agent matters to both customers and their co-workers.

Improve Your Contact Center Through Agent Training and Development

Call Center Weekly

By Sean Hawkins Organizations that understand the true value of professional development, culture, innovation, and creativity, also recognize the value of continuously educating their employee base.

Building a Resilient Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

In the era of “five nines” of reliability, contact center leaders didn’t worry too much about the resiliency of their technology: It was always up. But with all the changes and permutations of technology, reliability can’t be taken for granted.

Is Your Organization Ready for a Coaching Culture?

Contact Center Pipeline

When it comes to culture, lasting change starts at the top with the leadership team.

Tools for Your Next Team Meeting

Brad Cleveland

Looking to generate substantive conversation at your next team meeting? Try one of these worksheets on customer expectations, metrics and customer access strategy. It can be helpful to take a step back from the day-to-day, urgent issues to think about the bigger picture.

When the Public Is Your Customer

Call Center Weekly

By Sarah Elkins I tell people it was my favorite job ever. When our boys were little, I had the opportunity to work part time at the circulation desk at our local library.

Customer Advocacy: An Essential Ingredient

Brad Cleveland

Customer advocacy is one of those terms that can be confusing. Does the customer advocate for us, the business? Or is it the other way around? One of the past issues of The Edge of Service™ Newsletter suggests the answers to these questions is both!