Why clients prefer chat and non-voice support with a contact center? The Proven Entrepreneur podcast
Don Williams: In my humble opinion, most businesses are people, businesses, and, um, so, but technology, uh, can be your friend. And, um, and certainly, you know, the advances that have happened in that business. With automation and voiceover ip, you know, have made the world very, very small. Um,
Richard Blank: you know, you see a lot of people going more towards chat and non-voice support, which I think is fine.
It saves some time filling out forms, but you're also eliminating any sort of chance for retention, referrals up sales, and any sort of exit interview. So I think you'll get much more of a quality relationship and experience when you do have the ability to speak with your clients on the phone.
The Proven Entrepreneur 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. Don Williams discusses with Richard advanced telemarketing strategy, conflict management, interpersonal soft skills, customer support, rhetoric, gamification, employee motivation, phonetic micro expression reading.
Richard joins The Proven Entrepreneur to talk about his inspiring entrepreneurial journey. Learn why he wanted to pursue call centers and his unique cultural approach to this business. Discover how you can become a transformational leader just like him in this informative conversation. Richard Blank flew overseas to teach English at Costa Rica’s Call Center. Little did he know he would become the CEO of that very call center. This position pushed him to take some time to learn the ins and outs of the business. He got to know each and every agent personally. Most importantly, he created a great working culture for everybody. Figure out how he did these things today!
The Proven Entrepreneur podcast is to help others, help others. Most of the time Don fulfills that mission in a business environment. He helps people grow sales, improve customer experience and company culture and lead like rock stars.Don Williams hosts the Proven Entrepreneur Show. Don’s guests are Proven Entrepreneurs who share their real-life success stories. Their stories will inspire you. And their experiences will help you and your business be more successful.Don has helped 100’s of Companies with Marketing, Sales, Customer Experience, Culture and Leadership. The simple formula for success is:Ask for Help,Learn Something New,Act on What You Learned. Don can help you and your business too!
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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