Long shot sort of attitude in business.TrulyYourVA with Janis podcast guest Richard Blank
Richard Blank: And I understand what it's like to be able to start a company
Janis Melillo: and, and that's exciting, I would think from the client's perspective that hires you, that you, as you mentioned, you know, you started building that foundation and, you know, it was a lot of hard work and, you know, saving and all of that. So it's not like you.
Took something over you took it under your wing wing to learn the business inside out. And that's why through all of that hard work, you have been that successful.
Richard Blank: Clients love that mom and pop. Custom made Richard from Philadelphia making it happen. Long shot sort of attitude. They, they like that sort of grit.
But then again, a lot of people that contact me are looking for our infrastructure. They might be working out of a smaller office or might not have a predictive dialer or server room or an IT support. Mm-hmm. or you know, a QA department or even myself. That's excellent. With script writing, rebuttals and role play.
So it's okay if someone's doing a pilot campaign or even a plug and play. As long as the metrics are there and there's realistic expectations, I'm really open minded for everything. But I guess really what the selling point is because you can compare apples. You and I really have passion for what we do, and it's very sincere, and I think when people hear this, it's, it's not sailing.
TrulyYourVA with Janis podcast has accepted Richard Blank's invitation to join the audience for a solid discussion regarding moving abroad and starting a company from scratch in Costa Rica. Janis Melillo discusses with Richard advanced telemarketing strategy, conflict management, interpersonal soft skills, customer support, rhetoric, gamification, employee motivation and phonetic micro expression reading.
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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.