Telemarketers are literally able to have almost a full hour's worth of talk time. Positive Tal
and that will buy you success at the same time. That's true because, because the more that you build a relationship with somebody and, and, and treat them like a, a real person, the, the one I always hate is when I get a, um, um, telemarketing call. And the first thing that happens is I pick up the. There's a delay.
Now I realize that that delay is because it's an automated, uh, dialing, right? That's correct. Predictive dialer. Mm-hmm yes. And so they wait until you pick up and say hello before it actually connects to a human being. Am I correct? In that? It can be, there could be some latency. I'd have to really look into that through the it department, but sometimes it's seamless where you can't tell.
And it's an immediate, but, um, no, and, and really that predicted dialer is amazing because it really gives you all of the information about the person with whom you're calling. And at the end, you get to do a disposition report so quickly, you can just do a drop down and explain what happened on the call.
And so what happens there is that these agents are literally able to have almost a full hour's worth of talk time, minus any sort of wrap up or CRM time. But, um, you know, that's something regarding the center. I don't know. A lot of the times they'd like to do these voicemail drops and then you would have to opt in that you're interested to speak with somebody legally to talk to them.
That could be a pain as well. And you know, I, I have somewhat empathy towards these agents making these calls. It depends, you know, a lot of times they'll tell me that. Car warranty is expiring, but guess what? Champ? I haven't lived in the United States for 22 years. So obviously I don't have a car warranty expiring.
So that upsets me a little bit. But if I get somebody on the phone and it's something I may qualify for, like telecom, for an example, and I compare rates, I'll listen to them pitch and with their permission. I'm gonna ask to do a QC on them. A quality control. We do 22 KPIs, which are key performance indicators, and we can gauge a call through the questioning and the answering.
But I usually look more for soft skills when they do name draws, positive, escalations, military, alphabet, rebuttals, and things like that. And so when I'll speak with somebody, I'll, you know, let them qualify me, send me info and maybe set up an appointment, but I'll ask them if they have a couple. I'd like to give them some professional feedback, and I'm not saying your tone was this or tone was that I will literally restructure their arguments and explain to them open ended to close ended questions and certain sort of vocabulary that I think will be more diplomatic and change the tone a little bit.
And I know that they're listening because they will repeat back to me or even ask me, follow up questions on some of these skills. And thank me for that. And even send me a personal email to thank me for that. Now, what am I doing this for? I'm paying it forward because there are a lot of times I was having weird days and someone would just take my call to warm me up and say, go Richard, go.
Even though I'm not gonna buy from you, but I like you, but I think you're great. And hang in there and I know what that's like. And I will sometimes reset them and ask them to re, could you please repeat that sentence for me again? You went too fast. I couldn't hear you. Was it 1, 2, 3, or ABC? And so I'm telling them to relax and calm down because you sound great.
I just can't understand you. And once they do, and once they give a perfect pitch, then I'm proud of them. And that's just, as I mentioned before, just paying it forward.
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.
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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.
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.