Business growth on purpose podcast Episode 160: Keys to Connecting with New People with Richard Bla
Welcome to Business Growth On Purpose hosted by Jose Palomino, CEO of Value Prop Interactive. Every week, you'll hear insights from leading B2B growth experts and veteran business owners from around the world. You'll also hear Jose's own insights gained from a few decades of B2B sales and marketing experience. The result is THE show for B2B Owners who are hungry for growth, stuck on a revenue plateau, or just want better ways to deal with the everyday challenges of revenue growth. If you need help taking the next steps to take control of your business growth, come check out what we're doing at ValueProp.com.
Most business owners will tell you that who you know is just as important as what you know when it comes to growing your business.
You may be among the brightest in your field, but if you don't know how to meet new people (and the right people), your business will struggle.
Today's guest is Richard Blank of Costa Rica's Call Center. Richard is an entrepreneur who has built a full-blown business south of the border interacting with American companies with a bilingual call center. In this episode, he will share some insights into his journey, and what he sees happening in the business world, and as a special treat, we are going to get some "secret sauce" on making effective B2B calls.
Business Growth On Purpose Podcast has accepted Richard Blank's invitation to join the audience for a solid discussion regarding starting a company from scratch in Costa Rica as an expat. Topics discussed with Richard advanced telemarketing strategy, conflict management, interpersonal soft skills, customer support, rhetoric, gamification, employee motivation, phonetic micro expression reading.
Richard’s journey in the call center space is filled with twists and turns. When he was 27 years old, he relocated to Costa Rica to train employees for one of the larger call centers in San Jose. With a mix of motivational public speaking style backed by tactful and appropriate rhetoric, Richard shared his knowledge and trained over 10 000 bilingual telemarketers. Richard Blank has the largest collection of restored American Pinball machines and antique Rockola Jukeboxes in Central America making gamification a strong part of CCC culture.Richard Blank is the Chief Executive Officer for Costa Rica’s Call Center since 2008.
Mr. Richard Blank holds a bachelors degree in Communication and Spanish from the University of Arizona and a certificate of language proficiency from the University of Sevilla, Spain. A Keynote speaker for Philadelphia's Abington High School 68th National Honors Society induction ceremony. In addition, inducted into the 2023 Hall of Fame for Business. Giving back to Abington Senior High School is very important to Mr. Blank. As such, he endows a scholarship each year for students that plan on majoring in a world language at the university level.
Costa Rica’s Call Center (CCC) is a state of the art BPO telemarketing outsource company located in the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica. Our main focus has been, and will always be to personally train each and every Central America call center agent so that we may offer the highest quality of outbound and inbound telemarketing solutions and bilingual customer service to small and medium sized international companies, entrepreneurs as well as fortune 500 companies.
We encourage you to visit one of our call centers on your next personal vacation or business trip to Central America’s paradise, Costa Rica. While you are here, we would recommend taking an extra day of your trip to visit breathtaking virgin beaches, play golf next to the ocean, try your luck at deep sea fishing, explore tropical jungles, climb volcanos or just relax in natural hot springs. Come and see for yourself why call center outsourcing in Costa Rica is a perfect solution for your growing company and a powerhouse in the BPO industry.
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