The way you sound when speaking on the phone can make a huge impact on how your callers engage with the conversation, particularly if you are trying to make a successful sales pitch or handle a complaint. While not everyone is blessed with the calming tones of Morgan Freeman or David Attenborough, there are still several techniques you can use to make your ‘phone voice’ more appealing.
Non-for-profit organisations and fundraisers have a hard time getting the script right when it comes to asking for donations. Especially when you’re doing it over the phone. There’s one face to gauge or body language you instinctively trust.
However, if you get the wording right and demonstrate how they can personally make a real difference, you will see greater results.
Wanting to retain customers is a no-brainer. It’s historically cheaper than finding new customers and businesses use the information from current customers to up-sell and re-market to. But some are doing it much better than others. Here’s how you can be one of them:
Well, who’d have thought we’d see days like these?
A mix of forced rest, reconnecting with loved ones, fear and hard financial times.
The majority of us wonder what business will look like in New Zealand for the rest of 2020. Though we cannot know for sure (due to lack of a crystal ball), we are confident these changes will follow:
Call centres are known for dealing with and solving customer service problems. Why? So in-house staff aren’t landed with the time, effort and expertise it takes to do it right.
With any business, cost is a driving factor. But like most things in life, the cheapest (or the most expensive for the matter), is not always the best choice. To know if you are getting bang for your buck, here are some key areas to check when employing a call centre for your business.
Two things New Zealanders absolutely love: 1) DIY and 2) shopping. Can’t purchase what you’re looking for? Well, chances are a local business has seen that gap in the market and has turned it into a small business.
Yep, New Zealanders have a strong entrepreneurial spirit which is reflected in the fact that a staggering 97 per cent of New Zealand businesses fall into the small business category. Of this 97 per cent, 70 per cent are sole-traders and the remainder have few employees – between 1-19 in fact.
According to leading economists, it’s a growing trend. Though small businesses employ just a third of New Zealand’s workforce, they accounted for more than two-thirds of the nations’ jobs growth in 2017-2018.
Call centre staff wear lots of hats these days. Long gone are the times when they answered the phone and that was pretty much that.
Today, staff deal with emails, texts, online forms, phone calls, live web chats, social media and apps. Professional communication skills, sound technical and social media talents and being super organised are essential parts of the job.
But we don’t stop there. Read on to explore other ways Corporate Connect is a cut above the rest:
Business is booming, clients are placing larger orders, and everything points towards expansion on a nearby horizon.
But with those plans to expand you’d need more customers, and that voice on the phone (or keyboard) is the face of your company. And we all know how first impressions last.