Interpersonal Skills Training for Contact Center Representatives

Written by gcsagents on July 27, 2016
interpersonal skills training for contact centers

“There will always be people who are ahead of the curve, and people who are behind the curve. But knowledge moves the curve.” — Bill James   Interpersonal Skills Training for Call Center Representatives The most important technology in your call center isn’t hardware or software. It’s your people.  As the originators of technology, we

Kids say the darndest things…

Written by Greg Alcorn on August 2, 2014

…and so do adults.  Back in the 1960’s, Art Linkletter had a variety show that included interviews with children.  When a child said something unexpected, Linkletter would say his then famous line – Kids say the darndest things.  We’re not sure if “darndest” was or is a word, but everybody understood. One of our current

9 Tips to Get Better at Selling Anything

Written by George Simons on July 12, 2012

 Information from Openforum.com, originally posted on June 13, 2012 According to American Express’ own blog, Open Forum, here are 9 tips on how you can get better at selling to the customer: Treat every call like an experiment. Doing this can help you visualize the results and execute the call more successfully. Disregard the skills

Tips & Activities for Team Building in the Workplace

Written by Bryan Overcash on April 13, 2012
call center technology

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” -Henry Ford You see a memo about a relay race taking place at the site at noon. You hear mention of a site cookout taking place next month. Your supervisor tells you about a community service event the team is getting involved

The Evil Micromanager. Or, when it’s OK to Micromanage…

Written by Frank Camp on August 22, 2011
call center outsourcing services

Micromanaging has a negative connotation associated with it. And rightly so. No one likes to have their boss breathing down their neck, making decisions for them. All employees appreciate a certain amount of autonomy in their work. It allows for ownership of their work. It allows for a more engaged employee. Don’t agree? Check out the video in this post.

Win with Effective Training | Use One on One Engagement

Written by Bucky Cline on May 3, 2011
contact center consultants

Over the past several months, I’ve been working on launching some back-end tools for our online application process for the HR department allowing them to better manage applicants during the hiring process.  One of the final steps is the training of the 15 users of the  new system. I have done my best to communicate

Spreading Culture & Consistency Across Centers

Written by Frank Camp on December 21, 2010
contact center consultants

How do we ensure that we have consistency in culture, processes, procedures and daily tasks across a number of locations in different states and areas of the country? This is a question that comes up in some fashion on a daily basis. It must be attacked with a plan in mind if you want to

A GCS Client Services Director calls the plays…

Written by Frank Camp on November 23, 2010

Many people ask me what my role as a Client Service Director is responsible for and I liken it to being a quarter back on a football team, we set up the game, call the plays and control the field.   Client Service Directors here at GCS serve as the liaison between our Clients and our