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I will let you know how much I love dogs on a telemarketing call. Positive Talk Radio guest Richard

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Published on 09/27/22 / In Film & Animation

⁣I will let you know how much I love dogs on a telemarketing call. Positive Talk Radio guest Richard Blank Costa Rica's Call Center

I was just thinking to myself, my first job was not in a call center, but I worked for a, uh, insurance guy. Okay. And he wanted me to call for expiration dates. Sure. And I still remember the, the, uh, um, script that I had that. Hi, my name is Kevin McDonald and I'm calling on behalf of Don Kramer. You're a local farmer's insurance agent.

And we would like to know when your, uh, when your, um, policy is going to expire next time so that we can give you a competitive quote. Can you gimme a date when that's gonna. And, uh, and it was, you know, it was fun. I didn't get hung up on a lot, uh, because, you know, if you're, I think if you're engaging and, and you've got a smile in your voice, people are willing to listen to you.

Have you, is that been your experience? Is that what you teach? No, absolutely. But off the bat, if I could just do a quick QA on what you just gave me, there is your example. First and foremost, you're using a lot of trigger words there to keep their attention. I like how you're playing on the pronouns.

You're definitely changing. Certain speed a little bit to capture their attention. I like how you gave yourself the name drop. It was very clear. And so besides even the potential client responding to you yet, obviously I can tell by your tone that the call is nonthreatening. And it seemed to be in very good faith.

So, uh, that sort of training that you went through, I think is fantastic. I think you have a structured phone call now talking about smiling on the phone. Sure. Certain people could do things like that. And I also believe in illustrators where your body, there's a congruence, where your audio is matching the visual, where your body could be expressive.

When you're speaking, I really, really encourage. Um, tie down and rebuttal questions where you could see if something makes sense or sounds good. Right? A lot of the times on the phone you'll hear a dog in the background because people were working from home. Kevin, so inadvertently and passive aggressively.

I'd like to use the me too technique. I'll let you know how much I love dogs. I'll follow it up with a question by asking you the dog's name and then you'll put the dog outside. You'll come back and I'll anchor you in regards to talking about your dog. Usually you'll ask my name again. I'll give a buffer boomerang technique by saying, Hey Kevin, that's an excellent question.

My name is Richard blank. So at least I'll repeat it to show active listening and send it back to you in a positive. And so these are sort of structures that once you see it, you don't unsee it three weeks. It becomes habit. You're not being slick and clever. You're just being tructure. And there is this way to manipulate a conversation in order to match somebody's rate and pitch to see if they have a spike or a dip as a tell sign to ask them a question.

And I also believe in studying people's answering speeds because that is something that's subconscious. You can always manipulate your tone rate and pitch. And my suggestion in which you have in abundance, your pitch should, or your tone should always be consistent and it should be confident. And em, You usually mirror image somebody's rate and their pitch to see if they have a question.

And I also believe in stacking open ended questions. Like I could describe all the three or four things my company does, or the insurance company that you represented does, but I'd like to not do desert pitching Kevin, because a lot of people just do four, five minute runs. When you do desert pitching, there's no Oasis.

You gotta let the people drink and rest for a minute. So anytime you give a list of something, you should almost serve it like a dessert tray where you show it, wait for a positive reinforcement. And then at the end you could say, Hey, Kevin, I'm sure you like, at least. So at least you're raking it. And then throughout the conversation, you could almost say, Hey, since you still have me on the phone at the conclusion of the call, you did mention, you're like, Hey, what about B, C or D?

You said you like D again, I just raped you. I love repeating information in military alphabet because Memorial day just happened. We all know someone that's served and we're extremely. Of the United States military. And then finally, if I may make a huge suggestion that if there is a gatekeeper or an assistant of yours, and I get transferred to you, when I'm speaking to this individual, I'm gonna give the gift of a positive escalation.

I'm gonna let you know how amazing your assistant was. I'm gonna do it verbally. And then when I write you an email, I'm gonna mention it written. So when I happen to call your company back in this individual answers, they're gonna say Richard, in the last five years, I've been here. You're the first person I ever wrote about me.

So obviously this Richard circle is gonna add some sort of momentum and show. Very good faith prior to any sort of contracts. Good.

Positive Talk Radio has accepted Richard Blank's invitation to join the audience for a solid discussion regarding taking a chance by moving abroad and starting a company from scratch in Costa Rica. Kevin McDonald discusses with Richard advanced telemarketing strategy, conflict management, interpersonal soft skills, customer support, rhetoric, gamification, employee motivation and phonetic micro expression reading.

Positive Talk Radio with Kevin McDonald
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Positive Talk Radio podcast was originally started in 2003 by Kevin McDonald and friends on KKNW 1150 AM in Seattle with great guests, dynamic stories and interviews, plus new thoughts on a wide range of topics. The concept is to provide positive informative content designed to educate, entertain, empower and inspire all who listen Our content includes positive thoughts and idea's and is truly unique in the podcast industry and now again on KKNW 1150 AM on Monday's at 9 and Wednesdays at 4 pm pacific.

Kevin McDonald - Creator and Host. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington. This jovial fun loving man experienced life in a big way from star athlete, to actor, Voice Actor, Restaurateur, Sales and Sales Management, Transit Operator, Audio Producer, Talk Show Host, Creative Consultant, Motivational Leader and current podcast creator. (My Independence Report) Who’s mission is to Declare Our Freedom From Hate, Division and Fear, featuring positive motivational guest, music interviews and fun episodes. KM is the parent site for, Positive Talk Radio. We are a live podcast/ Video cast that focuses on todays life challenges. In addition we are able to produce audio/ video products for other companies and people looking to find a voice in the crowded world of podcast journalism

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. 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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