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Are you are one of the 86% of Americans who sit all day at work? Studies show that excessive sitting is a key risk factor several major medical issues facing the U.S. today: heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and breast and colon cancers. But according to the Ergotron JustStand Survey & Index…

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What about Bob? is a hilarious movie that showcases the antics of a cunning, obsessive-compulsive narcissist who can't manage even one day without his psychotherapist. Bob Wiley uses his guile to pull the wool over the eyes of three call center representatives and steal away with information that should have remained private.…

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Asterisk is more than just a pretty symbol you can use to bleep out foul language. It’s also software! Created in 1999 by Mark Spencer of Digium, Asterisk is an open source framework that turns regular computers into communications servers. That makes them able to interact with attached telephone lines and networks…

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What's more unprofessional than chomping down on a nacho box while on a business call? Chomping on a nacho box while out at a sporting event with a crowd of loud, crazy fans in the background while on a business call. Each one of your calls is important. Each customer is a…

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Did you know that the typical adult human brain requires 20% of your resting metabolic rate (RMR – that’s the total amount of energy your body expends at rest)? So let’s say that your RMR is 1,500 calories. That means your brain uses up 300 of those just to keep you going.…

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Your call center script. It’s the most important part of a successful call center solution. The best scripts make the transition between your office and your answering service seamless – meaning that callers won’t realize they aren’t talking to your office staff. Bad scripting on the other hand makes an operator look…

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Listen voicemail, we need to talk. This really doesn't seem to be working, and I think we should break up. It's not you. I mean, you're perfect. You do everything right. You're always there when I need you. When people talk, you listen. And you say the cutest little greeting every time…

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Now that you are using the world's most professional answering service, what do you do with your old phones? Here are 25 uses. 1. Use the cord as a picture hanger. 2. Uncap the ends from the receiver, fill with marbles, put the ends back on, and use as a dumbbell. 3.…

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H.A.L. 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Lost in Space’s B-9, that sounded the warning, “Danger Will Robinson!” Number 5, the electrified robot from Short Circuit. What do these artificial life forms have in common? Movies with cheesy writing and bad graphics? No. Two words: speech synthesis. The first computer-based speech synthesis…

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Ride with us through The History of Ringtones, and check out the funky single-option sound ringers of days gone by, right up to the host of symphonic ringtones available on current models. Check out the website at  https://ringtones.specialtyansweringservice.net to start your journey. As you scroll down the website, you’ll listen to sounds…

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