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Finding a New Call Center is a Big Deal

June 25, 2019

Finding a new call center to service and handle your calls is not something to pursue with casual indifference. There is much at stake. You can’t afford a misstep, not for your company or for your career. While making the right selection could earn you praise, a bonus, or even a promotion, making the wrong …

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Agent Success Starts With Great Training

June 18, 2019

In the call center arena your frontline people are key to success. This starts on day one of their employment in their initial training. Here are some tips to foster successful agent training. Pick the Right Medium There is a time and place for online training, but self-directed instruction will not work in all situations. …

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Use a Broker to Find an Outsource Healthcare Call Center or Answering Service

June 11, 2019

The healthcare industry is under pressure from all sides: government, insurance companies, patients, and stakeholders. Everyone demands more for less: Enhanced care, faster access, better treatment, less hassle, simpler billing, and so forth. At the same time, the healthcare provider or system needs to take in enough money to remain viable. So when the decision …

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5 Tips to Email Marketing Success

June 4, 2019

Rumors abound that email is dead, that as a marketing medium it is past its prime. Let me confirm that these rumors are, in fact, nothing more than rumors. In reality, email marketing is strong, proven, and cost-effective. Yes, other marketing channels may be sexier, but email is golden—as long as you do it right. …

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Don’t Expand Your Hospital Call Center When You Can Outsource

May 28, 2019

When a hospital call center faces pressure to do more in the face of considerable constraints, one solution, often the best one, is to outsource some or all of their activities. Here are some situations when it is ideal for a healthcare facility or network to consider outsourcing. Space Limitations When the space allocated to …

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Use an Answering Service to Block Out Time

May 21, 2019

People at all levels of business, in all sizes of businesses, struggle to find time to focus on key projects. Nowhere is this more critical than for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Although leaders make some significant decisions in the midst of chaos and distraction, other vital undertakings demand a block of uninterrupted time in …

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Selling a Distressed Answering Service

May 14, 2019

Prior posts have addressed the right time to sell your answering service, the wrong time to sell, and about leaving a legacy when it’s time to move on. However, there is one more scenario to consider. It’s a distressed sale. Sorry to be blunt, but that’s an apt description for a difficult situation. For years …

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Why Insisting on a Stateside Call Center is an Ill-conceived Goal

May 7, 2019

When people reach a call center, they make assumptions about the agent and the agent’s location based on what they hear. While these assumptions may have a basis for truth, they also can gravely mislead their understanding of the transaction. Consider the following: Accents If the agent speaks with an accent, especially a foreign-sounding accent, …

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Use an Answering Service to Better Serve Callers

April 30, 2019

When someone calls your office, what happens? Don’t answer this question with what you hope happens or what you ideally want to occur but with the typical response the caller actually receives. Also, don’t focus on the exemplary instances, but instead consider the difficult occasions. This is what callers remember—and what they will share with …

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7 Steps to Deal with an Underperforming Answering Service Sales Rep

February 12, 2019

If an answering service has sales reps they either produce consistent sales month after month or they underperform. Too often sales reps underperform. While it is tempting to point fingers at bad selection methods, inadequate management, poor training, or a slew of other excuses, keep the present situation in mind: a sales rep is failing. …

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