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January is National Soup Month. Aside from the fact that there’s a near 100% chance you didn’t know that, you’re probably wondering what soup has to do with customer support. The answer? Everything. Customer service is like soup. It’s warm and friendly, comprised of the ultimate combination of tips and tricks that…

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Why, hello there, and Happy New Year! As the clock struck 12, and 2018 rolled around, billions of people all over the world contemplated their New Year's Resolutions. Lose weight, read more, give up cheesy poofs, stop binge-watching Netflix - you know, the usual. Call center service companies like SAS absolutely love resolution season.…

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The North Pole Elves, aka Santa's Helpers, are an industrious and creative bunch of customer service representatives, without whom the world would be devoid of magical toys and fudge stripe cookies. (Nevermind about the cookies – wrong elves.) These pointy-eared beings may be hidden from view nearly the entire year, but much like SAS' call…

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You know the phrase. “For quality assurance, your call may be monitored or recorded.” Those words ring out millions of times a day as consumers contact businesses for customer service and support. But how about this – call recording started out in the air traffic control industry after the invention of magnetic…

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Reflect for a moment on how often you’ve dialed up a business and heard this: “Your call may be monitored or recorded for quality assurance purposes.” Sounds all too familiar, right? That phrase is commonplace these days, and it generally means that the company you’re trying to reach, or the answering service…

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When you think about it, it costs an awful lot to fill your office with staff. We're not just talking about the salaries that you're paying. There are slew of expenses that, taken as a whole, may make your head spin. It's a little thing called overhead, and there's usually nothing little…

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As a business owner, you're going to get two types of solicitation calls on your line: 1) live-operator telemarketing calls, and 2) robocalls. Live-operator telemarketing calls are exactly what they sound like - operators call through a targeted list of contacts, trying to solicit business. Robocalls, aka voice broadcasting, are automated messages,…

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As we’ve seen over the past few weeks, Mother Nature is unpredictable. One minute, she'll give us sunshine and blue skies, and in the next, a hurricane will be barreling down your door. While we can't always fully prepare for Mother Nature's wrath, ensuring that your business' communication lines are in constant…

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When it comes to your company, how do you define success? Is it solely about your bottom line? How about meeting your sales goals, what your employees think of you, or how many people's lives you've improved? Depending on whom you talk to and what industry you're in, success can mean any number of…

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When you call your TV service to find out why cable is on the fritz and hear, “For Service, say 'Service,' or press 1,” that’s Interactive Voice Response or IVR for short. Basically, IVR allows a combination of voice and keypad responses to get callers where they want to go. IVR makes…

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