Category: Communication

Category: Communication
Posted by: Bucky Cline, June 13, 2012

Components of Voice & Tone

Dr. Hale’s recent video guides us through some of the components of voice control and tone. This is a short excerpt from a training video we use with our associates. Because the audio channels are such a large part of the quality of service we provide to our client and their customers, we have an

Category: Communication
contact center KPIs
Posted by: Bucky Cline, June 13, 2012

The Power of Words

We’ve been changing our language here at GCS to better reflect our profession and skill sets.  A while ago I was tasked with finding a video to sum up the advantages of changing our language.  I came across a video done by Purple Feather (http://www.purplefeather.co.uk/), a UK company specializing in online content. The video itself

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

call center agents

One might think that the world of sports has little to nothing in common with the contact center industry but that is not true. First foremost like coaches, managers have an active role in the success of their team. By using language that promotes learning, issue management and success, managers help boost morale and encourage

Oftentimes we’re told to avoid clichés: in speeches, in letters and especially when speaking to clients/customers. But why? Here are some things you might not have known about clichés: They are not always easily understood. Oftentimes the reasons we become annoyed with the use of clichés is because it makes the conversation confusing; therefore, we

Posted by: Bucky Cline, June 12, 2012

WII-FM…What’s In It For Me?

  If you break it down, every decision you make every day is guided by the question “What’s in it for me?” The answer is not always about what you will get, but about how you will feel. This is one reason sales people talk about selling benefits and advantages as opposed to features.  Benefits

We all know that listening is a important skill.  Both personally and professionally, being a good listener can make or break your success. Here are 4 tips, originally described by Dr. Jerry Bell (http://www.bellleadership.com/) to amp up your listening skills and become an active listener. Commit! It’s a Lifestyle To Listen or Not to Listen