In any role where you communicate with others, emotional intelligence is the name of the game. When everybody has a cell phone, and we can interact with people at any time of the day, it’s harder than ever to stand out from the crowd and make an impression where it counts. This is particularly the case over the phone. Emotional intelligence allows you to take what could be a generic, forgettable conversation and turns it into something memorable and compelling.
Emotional intelligence is defined by the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions; and it’s the key to standing out.
Because emotions are contagious. How you interact with others—whether they’re a client, a customer, or co-worker—determines how that person will feel about you, and the company you represent.
When you yawn, I yawn, and when you’re enthusiastic, I’m enthusiastic! It’s shown that, in conversations, we often mirror each other’s tones and postures. In a situation where you can’t see someone’s posture, your tone becomes even more influential. Your emotions bleed into a conversation and set the tone, and it’s up to you to decide what that tone is. In Daniel Golman’s book Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ, he lists five categories of emotional intelligence that can impact the success of any interaction.
When you’re working in customer service, self-awareness is critical. This skill translates into an awareness of how your actions (i.e. speech patterns, word choice, tone, etc.) impact those around you.
If your tone and word choice are courteous, customers are much more likely to accept a gentle “no.” This awareness gives you the power to defuse what could be a tough conversation into something more productive and pleasant.
Those skilled in self-regulation can listen to a complaint and react without lashing out or making a rushed, emotional decision. Self-regulation allows you to stay calm, hold yourself accountable, and adapt to new situations.
When a caller is being indignant or rude, remember there could be a dozen reasons for their behavior. Perhaps their car broke down, or they have a sick family member in the hospital. A phone conversation can take on many different paths, but in the end, every caller just wants to be heard and understood. As a receptionist, or in any customer-oriented role, listening is your primary job.
Motivation requires clear goals, a positive attitude, and high standards for quality. This category of emotional intelligence requires:
It’s your responsibility to turn “what do you need” into “how can I help you.” Excellence in customer service requires a dedication to providing the customers with what they need.
The ability to empathize with how other people think or feel is one of the most recognized requirements for delivering excellent customer experiences. That doesn’t mean it’s easy. It requires being service-oriented, the ability to put yourself in someone else’s position and the capacity to genuinely respond to feelings.
Empathy facilitates trust, and it’s one of the surest paths to connecting with customers. Phrases like “I can see how this would be frustrating, let me see how I can help” can turn a conversation around. You want to tell your callers “I sympathize with your plight. I understand your frustrations. I want to help.”
Social skills, or people skills, is a broad term that essentially boils down to your ability to take that self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, and empathy, and use it to drive your interactions with other. People skills include your ability to communicate clearly, resolve conflicts, build bonds, and collaborate.
When you use the above skills, you’re more easily able to WOW even the most demanding customers. The good new is, emotional intelligence can be practiced and improved!
Regular self-reflection will help you to boost your emotional intelligence, increase your confidence, and improve the impression that you leave on others!
Publish Date: August 16, 2016 5:00 AM
|1.)||2P Perfect Presentation|
Customer Experience Services
Outsourced contact center services It is one of the most important service that provided by "2P" and specialize to provide services for the establishment and operation of contact centers, customer service and Customer Experience, the most important services provided by this unit are:
• Establish, manage and operate call centers and supply the required systems and applications.
• Customer Feedback Technology
• Social Account Management System (customer interaction, reports, marketing and e-publishing services)
• Customer Relationship Management System (CRM)
• Artificial Intelligence Systems and Automation Services (AI & Automation)
• Business Intelligence Technologies and Performance...
|2.)||31 West Global Services|
We offer after-hours, business hours & 24/7 customer support & help desk services. Over the last 17 years, we have helped 130+ small & mid-sized business companies across US & Europe.
|3.)||Abacus Cambridge Partners|
Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and business functions, Abacus works at the intersection of business and technology to help organisations meet their key priorities and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Headquartered in the United Kingdom and offices in the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Egypt, Abacus has more than 800 global customers and over 2800 customer-focused employees working in 30+ countries.
We offer the following services:
Business Process Outsourcing
Customer Experience and Customer Relationship Management
Enterprise Resource Planning
AI & Robotic Process Automation
PH: +44 (0) 207 397 8725
Our industry is changing fast, consumers want the best service and a seamless contact center customer experience. In response, we've re-invented our contact centers with next-generation technologies and new, improvements to customer service.
Conversational AI. IVR. 100% Natural Language. Operational Intelligence. Social Media Customer Support Services. ChatBots - all supported by our skilled contact center agents to make the customer experience better.
We're now ready to PowerUp your contact center customer service to new levels of excellence with our winning combination of people, passion, and technology.
Are You Ready?
|5.)||American Help Desk|
Help Desk Services
24/7/365, 100% US-based help desk, with phone, chat, sms and email capabilities as well as ticket and alert management/remediation services.
Inbound customer service and sales support
With 25+ years of experience and stability, Ameridial offers clients an unparalleled record of providing reliable, cost-effective inbound and outbound live-voice solutions. We also offer click-to-call services, live chat, social media monitoring and IVR. Ameridial is headquartered in Canton, Ohio with nine call center locations in Ohio, Maine, and North Carolina. Specialists in: Healthcare, Communications, Direct Response TV and Radio, Non-profit. Results-based pricing.
PH: (866) 775-4755
Business Process Outsourcing
Ballena Media provides near-shore Business Process Outsourcing for Contact Center services to companies seeking to improve quality and efficiency while saving 30% to 40 % for similar services in the U.S. The company’s value proposition is based on its long term relationship with clients showing it can meet or exceed any metrics performed whether in-house or outsourced.
-Contact Center Services
-Customer Service Support
-Web Data Collection
-Telephone Data Collection
24/7 coverage, always finding the best solution for your business
PH: (760) 338-7057
|8.)||CallNovo Contact Center|
Multilingual Customer Service
Inbound and outbound customer service/after sales support is the two general types of call center services offered globally by Callnovo. Inbound services are performed by reps who field calls from customers. Outbound reps make calls to customers to follow up on or inquire about account issues.
Regardless if you are looking for a telephone, email, live chat or email customer service/after sales support, Callnovo outsourcing call center team is right here to help. With more than 10 years’ experience, Callnovo one-stop multi-language customer service/after sales support call center team takes care of clients’ every single detailed customer service/after sales support need. We are happy to pr...
CGS is a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning, and outsourcing services that support clients’ most fundamental business activities.
With optimized call center resources to serve global clients, CGS offers a unique hybrid approach through automation and live agents in its contact centers located in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Its AI-enriched chatbot and RPA technologies complement the customer support services provided by thousands of multilingual call center agents. CGS supports many of the world's industry-leading global brands from retail, hospitality, healthcare, technology, and telecom. The company's innovative, scalable and...
PH: 1 (212) 408-3800
Conectys delivers a wide range of contact center services and call center outsourcing solutions. We service clients in over 35 languages from our locations in Romania, Belgium, Philippines, United States, Poland, Turkey, Portugal, and Taiwan as well as through a robust Work from Home team.
We speak English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Romanian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Russian, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and more – all for seamless communication across cultures.
- Prospecting, commercial appointments
- Customer Care
- Technical Support
We specialize in all aspects of customer contact services:
• Customer Service
• Technical Support
• Employee Help Desk
• Customer Acquisition / Retention
• Order Processing / Administration
• Quality Monitoring
Sales, Service and Support
Sales: Customer Acquisition, Lead Generation, Cross Sell, Retention, Intervention and Win-Back
Service: Care Lines, Customer Service, Product Recall and Data Breach Notification
Support: Analytics, Data Entry, Quality Assurance, Fulfilment, Receivables Management, Social Media Management and Mystery Shopping
PH: +61 3 9211 2300
Contact Center Support
Third Party Contact Center Support that helps you maintain legacy systems even after vendor has declared end-of-life. Maximize your ROI and get a better support service.
Unified Agent Desktop solution brings together disparate solutions into one user-friendly interface. It improves efficiency and enhances both the agent and customer experience.
PH: 01442 458300
EMS provides a complete offering of customer support services:
Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
FAQ/Knowledge Base Maintenance
Web Call Back/Co-Browsing Services
Methods of communication and support can vary widely for each unique program. Different goals need to be addressed with different customer support strategies. Many of our clients take advantage of multiple support strategies to provide superior service for their end-users.
|16.)||Gatestone & Co.|
Customer Contact Center and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Solutions.
Since 1978, Gatestone & Co. has been providing Customer Contact Center and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) solutions to a variety of markets globally.
We offer fully-integrated multilingual Contact Center facilities operating 24/7 x 365, located in North America, Latin America and Asia. We have made tremendous investment in our technologies and process innovations to ensure all the right business outcomes while elevating customer satisfaction and brand loyalty.
|17.)||ITM Marketing, Inc.|
Customer Engagement BPO Solutions
Our agents average 4.5 years of employment with ITM. Our clients enjoy the same agent team year after year. Ask us how we do it!
Working in a variety of industries, ITM provides inbound and outbound customer care, lead generation, lead qualification, sales and ecommerce utilizing the complete omni-channel... voice, chat, email, sms, social, IVR, bots and more.
|18.)||Jointly International Inc.|
Front Office Solutions
Front office is your Company’s first line of customer interaction and serves as the mirror of your business. Focus on your core business and let our competent staff handle your various front office needs such as:
* Customer Service via chat, email or phone
* Technical Support via chat, email or phone
* Virtual Assistant/Receptionist
* Answering Service
* Lead Generation
* Appointment Setting
* Debt Recover, Collections
|19.)||Magellan Solutions Outsourcing Inc.|
Magellan Solutions Call Center
Magellan Solutions Outsourcing Inc. (Magellan Solutions) is a global leader in delivering stellar customer experiences and back-office support. It is now one of the leading inbound call center and BPO solutions providers in the Philippines, offering a comprehensive suite of outsourced voice-enabled customer care call center services, outbound and lead generation, back-office and data processing solutions to organizations from around the world. We are privileged to introduce to many of our clients the Philippines as a top outsourcing destination country.
PH: 0888 619 9585
Contact Center Outsourcing
Matchboard represents a vetted community spanning more than 200 contact centre outsourcing locations across the Philippines, South Africa, Fiji, India, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Services covered include customer care, technical support, collections, sales, lead generation and appointment-setting, and operating hours cater to 24x7 needs, as well as clients who just want business hours of after-hours service.
We cover English as well as all major European, Asian and African languages.
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