Category: Training

soft skills training

What makes soft skills so hard to master ? For contact center managers and supervisors, teaching adults in the workplace to relate more effectively and consistently to their customers and colleagues can feel like herding cats. Of course, it just feels that way — soft skills can be learned, reinforced, and continually refined. As customer

Posted by: Bucky Cline, August 16, 2012

Be a Resource for Others

It can be scary and stressful starting any new position, especially if you’re also new to the contact center industry. And although we have excellent training programs to arm our folks with the tools they need to be successful with customer interactions, there’s still a learning curve. To help our newest team members be the best they can

fix your call center

It Pays to Be Compliant What can you do with $210 million? Yes, it is a lot of money and there are probably 210 million ways you imagine spending it. Are regulatory fees and shelling out refunds on that list? Probably not. But that’s exactly what the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is making Capital One

Posted by: Bucky Cline, July 5, 2012

Coaching Employees in the Contact Center 101

In the virtual conference this week, Greg Alcorn touched on many topics relating to the how’s and why’s of coaching and communication in the contact center. Quality coaching and active monitoring greatly improves our performance and helps us see where we can grow our skills. It is easy to take someone’s advice as criticism and not as

Posted by: Greg Alcorn, July 2, 2012

Be A Coach, not a Supervisor.

We certainly did not know exactly what to expect with the CMRxchange webinar. Holly Czuba, George Simons and I accepted the offer to present a live session on coaching, communication and collaboration to an online audience of contact center professionals. George had the idea of taking each topic and asking a lead-in question to promote

Posted by: Bucky Cline, June 29, 2012

CRMXchange Webinar; Coaching with Style goes well!

Presenting at a conference takes a lot of work and planning. Not to mention the travel time. Fortunately, last week, President and CEO Greg Alcorn got to do it all from the comfort of his office. CRMXchange hosted a virtual contact center conference this week. Greg hosted a session titled “Coaching, Communicating and Collaborating Your Way

contact center soft skills training

Say This, Not That Changing Language in Your Contact Center Can Make You More Professional and Accurate How do you feel when someone says the phrase “telemarketing?” Personally, myself and many of my co-workers cringe a little inside. Why? Because it sounds negative. In fact, the word “telemarketing” gives little insight into what it is

Posted by: Bob Dunmire, April 2, 2012

When You Go Surfing, Avoid Phishing

We are all aware of scams and phony emails, but can you really recognize the difference between a bogus email and a real one? So what is phishing? Phishing is a technique where scammers try to obtain personal information by creating and sending out email messages that look like legitimate business correspondence. A popular example