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Use an Answering Service to Cover Staff Meetings

July 16, 2019

It’s a dilemma. You want all of your staff to attend your staff meetings, but that leaves no one left to answer the phone when it rings. After all, the meeting is for all staff and to exclude one person by removing him or her from the discussion doesn’t make sense, and an absence implies …

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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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Use a Contracted Services Provider to Implement Your Special Call Center Projects

November 27, 2018

Common Call Center Services Initiatives that Are Available from a Contracted Services Professional Does this sound like your call center? You can handle most day-to-day items with excellence, you have a great management team that maintains the status quo, and your metrics are mostly trending in the right direction. Despite all these positive outcomes, there’s …

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Prepare For a Customer Backlash Against Chatbots

August 8, 2018

Chatbots, or bots for short, are programs that automate responses to social media inquiries via text chat. We first discussed this inviting technology in the post “What Are Chatbots and Will They Affect the Call Center?” While chatbots promise to answer questions fast, facilitate communication, free customer service staff, and potentially draw customers to vendors, …

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How Not to Sell Your Telephone Answering Service

August 30, 2016

There are some commonsense steps to take when selling your telephone answering service, just as there are when selling anything. Common key elements include presentation, promotion, correcting problems, and so forth. At the risk of comparing a business to a vehicle, would you abuse a car, drive until it breaks down, and then slap a …

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Use an Answering Service to Cover Staff Meetings

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