By Marcia Jenkins, Senior Operations Manager
Inbound telemarketing may sound like a simple profession if you’ve never worked in an inbound telemarketing call center before. You answer the phone, look up answers for customers or prospects, solve problems, enter orders, upsell or cross sell, and note all the details in your CRM. Easy! Well… not really.
The most challenging aspect of handling incoming calls is that you never know what the next call will require. Some customers are having a great day and are super chatty and nice – which can be challenging if you have other calls in queue and you need to keep the average handle time down. Other customers are having a bad day and they are super angry and because you answered the phone, they want to take it out on you. Compound the different customer temperaments with the fact that many customers are calling because the available self-service options didn’t meet their needs, and this makes the call handling even more complex. Continue reading
By A.J. Windle, Director of Client Engagement
How to assemble the perfect “Avenger” worthy Team
I’m a huge Superhero fan. While that maybe a “little” nerdy, when it comes to creating the perfect team, I’m telling you, “The Avengers” are on to something. If you want to assemble the perfect telemarketing center team, I’ll share with you my Avenger Method.
I often hear people say “I wish I could clone you” to a strong member of the team. While it might be good to clone certain aspects of that team player, a truly Avenger-worthy telemarketing center management team is well rounded and has balanced strengths across the team. Look at the Avengers: Continue reading
By Heather Dubas, Senior Operations Manager
Many companies use telemarketing to set appointments. Regardless of the industry, the keys to telemarketing appointment setting success remain the same. I am excited to share some insider tips on how we achieve that success for our clients at Quality Contact Solutions. Continue reading
Angela Garfinkel, President
Meet Julie Kramme. Julie is an outsourced telemarketing and call center operations expert. Julie came to QCS with 20 years of call center industry experience, including 17 years in Account Management and Client Services.
There are 3 characteristics that make Julie a great Sales Executive with QCS.
This contact solutions expert is never satisfied with ‘good’
By Nathan Teahon, Vice President
At Quality Contact Solutions, our team does a great job of writing a lot of content regarding how to be successful in the call center industry. Sometimes you have to take a timeout and celebrate the people that support the business in other ways and keep the train on the tracks.
Darla Jorgenson is the Accounting and Human Resource Manager at Quality Contact Solutions. Darla exhibits the three qualities that we look for in our team. Humble, Hungry, and Smart.
This Contact Solutions Pro is Humble
Darla does not have an excessive ego by any stretch and is always quick to point out the contributions of other members of the team. She is always looking for an opportunity to tell someone they did a great job. She is the consummate team player and is always looking out for the needs of the company and the team as a whole. Continue reading