Category: Communication

The conference call has become standard, operating procedure for business today. And, yet, we don’t talk enough about or train our teams on conference call etiquette and productivity; both of which are skills that can be learned by all. It just takes solid training, good leadership and a short list of guidelines that are easy to make happen.

“So, what are real solutions in this business? What game plans, tools, and strategies exist for business leaders to manage real challenges? We need best-in-the-world resources to:

manage communication
take on human resource struggles
keep costs down.

It takes real solutions to find the talent, resources, and strategies to control these challenges.”

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

Hiring for Effective Customer Service in the Contact Center Good customer service begins with the people providing it. For many businesses, this means the call center employees tasked with handling daily call volumes. But recruiting and retaining the best contact center professionals can be difficult, especially with so many businesses and government agencies competing for

Posted by: Greg Alcorn, May 29, 2014

Generational Communication

Guest Post by Eleanor Alcorn Our company, Global Contact Services (GCS), attended the SOCAP conference held here in North Carolina last month. The event featured many keynote speakers, workshops, discussions and presentations focused on customer care professionals. One of the guest speakers at the event, Garrison Wynn, a noted motivational speaker and humorist, had a

Posted by: Greg Alcorn, November 6, 2012

Global eConnect

You cannot do it all. In almost every client presentation we are asked to provide a service that is NOT our core competency. GCS provides outsourced teleservices for customer sales, service and support (CSSS). Oftentimes there are fringe services that bolt on to CSSS and it makes sense to subcontract those activities through us. In

Posted by: Frank Camp, October 29, 2012

Tips for Collaborating in the Workplace

In his famous one-hit-wonder “Ice, Ice, Baby,” Vanilla Ice tells us to “Stop, collaborate and listen.” It’s catchy and there’s also some truth to what he’s saying. Collaboration is an important workplace practice. Whether you’re giving a supervisor your input on a new program or you’re building out a proposal for a potential new client,

call center customer service
Posted by: George Simons, October 24, 2012

Is B2B for Me?

We know customers. The majority of the interactions we make are B2C (business-to-consumer). Although we’re comfortable and confident with that type of business, GCS has the skill set and knowledge to handle multiple verticals. B2B (business-to-business) contact center environments differ from the traditional B2C side of customer interactions. Both focus on relationship management, but B2B

call center agents

The communication preferences of consumers continue to shift in America. According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Americans are digitally connected now more than ever. “As of September 2012, 85% of American adults have a cell phone, and 45% have a smartphone. As of early 2012, 58% have a desktop computer, 61% have