SWIMMING WITH THE TECH SHARKS

Victor Midgley

My primary objective of this article, is to warn and guide call centers through the shark infested “call center technology” waters. This article may not make me popular among technology providers however, I would hope that technology provides will take note and consider what I am sharing in this article in regard to call center … Continue reading "SWIMMING WITH THE TECH SHARKS".

DEALING WITH THE CALL CENTER GRIND

Victor Midgley

People often say to me when they first learn how long I have been working in the call center field, “you must have a very good therapist!” From their perspective, looking at a call center from the out-side-in, it would seem to be an impossible occupation. I would say to those people, you should check … Continue reading "DEALING WITH THE CALL CENTER GRIND". Call Center Professionals Call Center Leaders Call Center Agents Call Center Stress

DOES BEING A NICE GUY REALLY PAY OFF?

Victor Midgley

Call Center Professionals Call Center Agents How to handle people People Person Being NiceI know you have been in situations (and probably many) when you have tried your darnedest to be nice to someone, only to have them continue along the nasty path of selfish inconsideration. Regardless of your best efforts to be NICE, there was no change in their attitude toward you and the situation, am I … Continue reading "DOES BEING A NICE GUY REALLY PAY OFF?".

THE 10 BIGGEST MISTAKES MANAGING A CALL CENTER

Victor Midgley

I have now worked or toured call centers in nearly every state and many countries of the world. I have clearly targeted the 10 biggest mistakes I see when I work with struggling call center operation. If you do not recognize any of these deficiencies in … Continue reading "THE 10 BIGGEST MISTAKES MANAGING A CALL CENTER". Call Center Professionals Call Center Operations Call Center Leaders Call Center Best Practices Call Center Mistakes

TECHNOLOGY GONE TOO FAR, DON’T MAKE THIS MISTAKE!

Victor Midgley

I have worked in the Call Center space my entire 25 plus year career. Most technology has made a positive contribution, while other technology has brought doom upon the call center. Call Center Professionals Call Center OperationsI have witnessed and participated in the technology boom that has targeted the field over the years.

5 PROVOKING REASONS WHY CALL CENTER AGENTS STRESS

Victor Midgley

The cause for stress in the call center seems obvious and yet very little is done about it. Recent studies reveal that 83% of call center agents are highly stressed with their job. Over my 20 plus years of consulting call centers all … Continue reading "5 PROVOKING REASONS WHY CALL CENTER AGENTS STRESS". Call Center Professionals Call Center Leaders Call Center Agents

THE LAW OF CONNECTION

Victor Midgley

I often get asked by people who learn how long I have worked in the Call Center space, what is it about Call Centers that could possibly keep me engaged in that tough world of never ending stress? Compelling Conversation Training Personal Development Skills Call Center Professionals Call Center Leaders Call Center Agents Speaking to People Connection Interacting with People People Person

THE MAGIC OF WORDS

Victor Midgley

Compelling Conversation Training Call Center Professionals Call Center Leaders Call Center Agents What to say to customers How to speak Words to useWe’ve all heard it before, “sticks and stones may break my bones – but words can never hurt me.” Maybe we get the meaning of this age-old saying, but it isn’t true – not by a long shot! Words do influence our emotions for better or for worse.

A CALL CENTER JOB – HERO OR ZERO?

Victor Midgley

Is working in a call center a wise career move or simply a dead-end job no one really wants to do, or they do it anyway until something better comes along? I have been an advocate for the call center space all my adult life. My first job out of high school was working in … Continue reading "A CALL CENTER JOB – HERO OR ZERO?".

THE POWER OF CONVERSATION

Victor Midgley

Call Center Professionals Call Center Leaders Call Center Agents Saying the right thing What to say to people Conversing with peopleIf only people realized how critical their conversations are to their overall progress, prosperity and happiness; they would take learning the strategies and technique much more serious. I realized at an early age how essential compelling conversation was to my survival.

Call centers prefer removing agents from authentication process

TRUSTID

Call center agents are trained to support customers and resolve their issues in a timely manner. Today, agent-based authentication makes up roughly 20 percent of the cost and duration of an inbound call. cents per call. cents off every customer call.

3 Key Takeaways From #CallCenterWeek 2016 in Las Vegas, NV

Callminer

Thousands of call center professionals. Call Center Best Practices Contact Center Efficiency Customer Experience Speech AnalyticsOne spectacular location.

Penny Reynolds Leads Seminar on Supervisor Performance with Call Center Coach

Call Center Coach

There are people in the contact center industry that have more than persevered, they have thrived and positively impacted thousands of people along the way. Penny Reynolds, co-founder of The Call Center School, is one of those people in the contact center industry.

Discuss Healthcare Call Center Trends with Revation at HCCT 2018

Revation Systems

Curious about recent trends in digital transformation and how they can impact and ultimately improve the patient experience, while lowering costs in healthcare call centers? The post Discuss Healthcare Call Center Trends with Revation at HCCT 2018 appeared first on Revation Systems.

The benefits of reducing KBA dependency

TRUSTID

Many contact centers have become complacent in the way they verify customers over the telephone channel. But the fact is, changes are necessary to evolve your contact center. The problem with getting too comfortable with how you identify callers is it can put your customers at risk.

Widespread privacy scandals call for stronger data protection

TRUSTID

For contact center leaders who lack confidence in conventional knowledge-based authentication (KBA) to accurately validate callers, these concerns have them considering alternative caller authentication solutions for identifying customers over the telephone channel.

Join Fonolo at ICMI’s Contact Center Expo & Conference

Fonolo

What better way to start the action than by exhibiting at the highest rated event for contact center professionals? Join Fonolo at the Contact Center Expo & Conference, May 21-24, 2018 at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida. Tradeshow season is upon us!

Join Fonolo at ICMI’s Contact Center Expo & Conference

Fonolo

What better way to start the action than by exhibiting at the highest rated event for contact center professionals? Join Fonolo at the Contact Center Expo & Conference, May 21-24, 2018 at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida. Tradeshow season is upon us!

The threat of open information sharing

TRUSTID

Because the answers to KBA questions are all across the internet, open information sharing over social media has created one of the biggest threats to call center authentication. Social media, at its core, is a place where people go to connect.

Catch Fonolo at GTACC 2017

Fonolo

On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, Ontario, GTACC will bring together call center professionals from across the country. Year over year, the Canadian call center community continues to show tremendous growth.

4 Insightful Contact Center Reports You Should Be Reading

Fonolo

It’s been an exciting year so far in the world of contact centers. In just the last month we saw the release of Apple’s Business Chat, the announcement of Twilio’s new Flex call center platform and the acquisition of Altocloud by Genesys. Contact Center Priorities for 2018.

Customer Service Professional Development – Resources To Help You Learn & Grow

Comm100

While you probably thought that your days of studying and cramming for tests was over once you’d left college and university, to compete and stay current in today’s global economies, keeping your customer service professional development up to date is an absolute necessity.

4 Insightful Contact Reports You Should Be Reading

Fonolo

It’s been an exciting year so far in the world of contact centers. In just the last month we saw the release of Apple’s Business Chat, the announcement of Twilio’s new Flex call center platform and the acquisition of Altocloud by Genesys. Contact Center Priorities for 2018.

Top Metrics that Measure Inbound Call Center Performance

Tenfold - Contact Center Blog

How does a contact center know it’s consistently delivering high quality service? Here’s a list of the most crucial metrics that inbound call center must measure. It is a direct reflection of an agent’s and a center’s capacity to solve problems, answer questions, and provide needs the very first time a customer calls. From a recent poll , over 60% of contact centers track First Contact Resolution as a KPI. Abandoned Call Rate.