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[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.

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

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Call Center Terminology: How Much Do You Really Know?

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Let's face it.the call center industry is one of the most complex industries in the world.

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.

How to Create The Perfect Cold Calling Script For Call Centers

Convoso

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.

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

Photo Album: Team Convoso at Call Center Week Las Vegas 2017

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Joined by all the brightest minds in telecommunications, team Convoso spent the week of June 27-30 as exhibitors at Call Center Week 2017. The highly anticipated event took place in The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada.

[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.

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.

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

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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Trust is Important in the Contact Center

Call Center Weekly

By Celia Thomas To aid and ensure contact center agents are successful, leadership must support and values them. One key area in this development, is trust. There is an excellent quote by Steven Covey that speaks to the important of trust in leaders.

Fast-Tracking Your Journey to Workforce Optimization: Tips for Mid-Sized Contact Centers

Contact Center Pipeline

Today’s mid-sized contact centers face many of the same business requirements as their larger counterparts, such as the need to drive sales, manage operating costs and deliver high-caliber customer experiences.

5 Secrets of Accurate Scheduling in Today’s Contact Center

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Keeping Up with Customer Service Developments

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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.

Coaching Effectively: Curbing the ‘Principal’s Office’ Mentality

Call Center Weekly

By Jennifer Boston During my last transition over a tenured training team, one of my initial interactions with a member of my new team really struck a chord.

Growing Leaders: The New Age of Mentoring

Contact Center Pipeline

Mentorship is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, thanks largely to millennials and social networking. Mentoring is actually an age-old development concept with references reaching back as far as Ancient Greece and Homer’s Odyssey.

Mastering the “Fine Art” of Conversation in a Digital World

Contact Center Pipeline

The idiom “fine art” (first half of the 1800s) is defined in the “American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms” as “something requiring highly developed techniques and skills.” Conversation certainly qualifies as “fine art.”

How to Meet Changing Customer Expectations

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Sometimes a Cup of Coffee and a Donut Is an Effective Strategy

Call Center Weekly

By Dea Harrington Intro Recently I read an article by Brad Cleveland that proposed ten things that senior leaders should know about contact center operations.

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.

Coaching? Don’t Make Your Agents Defend Stupidity

Contact Center Pipeline

I knew I was in trouble! I was driving down the highway with my lovely wife, Jana, when we spotted a traffic jam up ahead. I suggested we stay on the highway, since it was the most direct route to our destination, and slowdowns like this usually clear up within a few miles. However, my […].

Skills-Based Routing: 5 Common Problems You Can Avoid

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So, what is the future of work?

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A few weeks ago, I was heading home in a car with two of my friends. Oblivious to the hustle of the commute and barely attentive to the idle chatter, I was zoned back into the moment when my friends started talking about artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence is the next big thing.

How to Improve Your Center’s Loyalty and Retention Rates

Contact Center Pipeline

There is no such thing as, “just an address change” or a “simple customer question.” Every interaction is a loyalty situation: How that interaction is handled can either generate customer commitment or drive that customer away.

Scheduling Tip: How to Treat Night and Graveyard Shifts

Contact Center Pipeline

There might be a sticky situation buried in the way you have to treat day, night and graveyard shifts. Night shifts might pay a little higher than day shifts, and graveyard (overnight) shifts might pay even higher than the night shifts.

7 Things That Will Keep Employees Loyal, Happy and Returning to the Job

Call Center Weekly

By Jessica Menapace Care Personally It is important for me to be sure that my employees know that I care about them personally. When employees feel and know that they are not just a number, or a body in seat doing a job, it creates a feeling of worth.

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.

Improve Content Consistency Across Channels with AI-Infused Knowledge

Contact Center Pipeline

eGain’s SVP Worldwide Marketing Anand Subramaniam believes that delivering a consistent content experience is key to driving value for both customers and agents.

Customer Satisfaction is not Always an Indication of Customer Service

Call Center Weekly

By Sean Hawkins Let's face it, CSAT (customer satisfaction) is a vital measurement of customer service performance, and rightly so. In my opinion, there are 3 metrics that best measure a contact center's performance, and success.

Coaching for Success: A Quick How To

Call Center Weekly

By Celia Pagliughi Let us first define who coaches are and what coaching is. W ho is a coach? It is very simple; we are all coaches. When we walk into our call centers we are all coaches.

Creating Career Paths for Agents

Contact Center Pipeline

There is no doubt that technology has accelerated the pace of change in contact centers. Yet when it comes to the human element, some things have remained the same for decades. Agent turnover has been and remains a top challenge in centers.

What Does Proactive Customer Engagement Feel Like?

Contact Center Pipeline

Are you capturing prospective customers effectively, or simply letting fate take its course, hoping to close new business using traditional approaches and metrics? How about retaining existing customers? Are your traditional methods keeping up with customer needs and changing demographics?

Fraud Prevention

Contact Center Pipeline

“Bad guys” seem to be lurking around every corner these days. Whether you are a financial institution protecting people’s money and identities or are defending against fraudulent parties trying to pretend they are your customers, you have to take authentication seriously.

Mobile Self-service Modernizes Your WFM

Call Center Coach

Effective Workforce Management (WFM) in contact centers seems to be fairly straight forward. That’s until you have to deal with all of the exceptions. But when agents use their mobile devices to help themselves with managing exceptions, your burden becomes a whole lot easier.

Putting Humanity in Contact Centers

Customer Relationship Metrics

You’ve tried numerous tactics to improve your agent performance and to put your attrition problem to rest. You’ve conducted surveys, created committees, put in recognition programs, and still you struggle.