Tag Archives: 2022

September 2022 Issue of Connections Magazine

The September 2022 Issue of Connections Magazine, covering call centers and the teleservice industry

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Six Ways Attended Automation Can Transform Your Call Center, by Jeff Fettes
Attended automation in the contact center has the potential to deliver happier agents, happier customers, and a happier bottom line. . . read more >>

From the Publisher: Chat Availability by Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD
Offering customer service is key for business success, and chat is a popular choice. Just make sure that chat availability isn’t a problem. . . read more >>

What’s the Future of Virtual Reality Simulation in Call Center Training? by Jim Iyoob
Virtual reality (VR) simulation technologies may seem expensive, but VR can positively influence business results and make call center training more proficient. . . read more

How the Modern Contact Center Can Drive Better Results, by Rod Brownridge 
With advances in technology, we’re able to deliver more consistent results while focusing on managing relationships instead of managing problems. . . read more >>

AI and the Contact Center: An Interview with Talkdesk’s Ben Rigby
Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology will continue to evolve and adapt to new business needs, and no-code solutions will ease the challenges of adoption. . . read more >>

Ten Years Ago: Disaster-Proofing Your Call Center, by Nicolas D’Alleva
Effective disaster response means ensuring the highest priority activities continue uninterrupted and reverting to normal operations as fast as possible. . . read more >>

Twenty Years Ago: Being a Better Manager, by Lisa Olson
Practical tips to become a better manager. This will result in increased company performance and enhanced employee improvement. . . read more >>

Industry News

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Marketplace Directory of leading Contact Center Vendors.

Startel delivers best-in-call contact center solutions
Amtelco
Map Communications
CenturiSoft
CallCentre Hosting
Alliant: Professional Liability Insurance
Quality Contact Solutions
Startel Total Billing Solution
Ron Violante - Answering Service Broker
Skybridge Americas: helping America's most trusted brands
SingleComm: cloud-native omnichannel TAS solutions
On Call Software: API Integration, IVR Design, Virtual PBX

About Connections Magazine 

Connections Magazine is the premier publication for the call center industry, providing news and information for call centers, sent at no cost to qualified readers at call centers, contact centers, teleservice agencies, phone answering services, and telemessaging companies.

For more information, contact us.

July 2022 Issue of Connections Magazine

The July 2022 Issue of Connections Magazine, covering call centers and the teleservice industry

Feature Content:

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The Agent Attrition Problem Can be Fixed, by Donna Fluss
Reversing agent attrition won’t happen by talking about agent engagement, but it can be solved by fixing the policies that created the problem. . . read more >>

From the Publisher: Is Your Management Style Hurting Your Call Center? by Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD
If your call center is short-staffed and you can’t find enough qualified employees, shift your focus to the retention side and evaluate your management style. . . read more >>

Vendor Profile on Startel
Learn about Startel and how they seek to balance allocating customer resources today with the development of the solutions they’ll need tomorrow. . . read more >>

Guest Column: Hiring, Training, and Retaining Remote Contact Center Agents, by April Forer, Amtelco
Check out these tips to hire, train, and keep remote agents in your call center or contact center. . . read more >>

It’s Time for a More Agile Contact Center, by Einat Weiss
The agile contact center addresses scheduling flexibility to keep agents happy and engaged amid evolving customer expectations for speed and service. . . read more >>

Increase Personalization in Call Centers by Accessing Relevant Data, by Daniel Fallmann
Innovative companies are well underway in transforming their approaches to customer service and customer experience. . . read more >>

Ten Years Ago: Ten Key Elements of Your Next Contact Center CRM Solution, by Cesar Vallejo
Ask these questions when considering vendors, solutions, and options for the right call center platform. . . read more >>

Twenty Years Ago: Maximizing the Margin: Operational Cost Modeling, by Eric Miller
Convincing the client to outsource is half of the challenge, but selling them on your operation is the second mountain to climb. . . read more >>

Industry News

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Marketplace Directory of leading Contact Center Vendors.

Startel delivers best-in-call contact center solutions
Amtelco
Map Communications
CenturiSoft
CallCentre Hosting
Alliant: Professional Liability Insurance
Quality Contact Solutions
Startel Total Billing Solution
Ron Violante - Answering Service Broker
Skybridge Americas: helping America's most trusted brands
SingleComm: cloud-native omnichannel TAS solutions
On Call Software: API Integration, IVR Design, Virtual PBX

About Connections Magazine 

Connections Magazine is the premier publication for the call center industry, providing news and information for call centers, sent at no cost to qualified readers at call centers, contact centers, teleservice agencies, phone answering services, and telemessaging companies.

For more information, contact us.

May 2022 Issue of Connections Magazine

The May 2022 Issue of Connections Magazine, covering call centers and the teleservice industry

Feature Content:

May 2022

AI is Transforming Contact Centers, by Donna Fluss
AI technology has already demonstrated its ability to improve productivity and reduce costs in contact centers while delivering benefits to customers and employees alike . . . read more >>

From the Publisher: Embrace SaaS Flexibility, by Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD
Tap SaaS to maximize outcomes. Using internet provided services for your call center provides many advantages. It is affordable, scalable, and portable. It’s always up to date . . . read more >>

Vendor Profile on Amtelco
As Amtelco grows they remain committed to developing innovative technology solutions to streamline communications and increase efficiency for their clients . . . read more >>

Veterans: An Untapped Pool with Rich Skill Set
Countering the great resignation with niche recruiting—of Veterans. The reward for a concerted effort to target niche veteran candidates is a dedicated, loyal workforce . . . read more >>

Talent, Tech, and TAS
Leverage cloud-based automation tools to help your team deliver exceptional results and pursue actionable customer insight that allows them to work smarter, more coherently, without waiting for another hire to arrive . . . read more >>

Ten Years Ago: Learn How to Handle Irate Customers, by John Tschohl
When you successfully handle irate customers and their complaints, you will be rewarded with a satisfied customer who will be loyal to you and your organization . . . read more >>

Twenty Years Ago: Call Center Burnout: A Personal Story of Truth and Admission, by A Call Center Veteran
Discover a wise approach to effectively deal with burnout in this firsthand account from an call center industry veteran . . . read more >>

Industry News

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Marketplace Directory of leading Contact Center Vendors.

Startel delivers best-in-call contact center solutions
Amtelco
Map Communications
CenturiSoft
CallCentre Hosting
Alliant: Professional Liability Insurance
Quality Contact Solutions
Startel Total Billing Solution
Ron Violante - Answering Service Broker
Skybridge Americas: helping America's most trusted brands
SingleComm: cloud-native omnichannel TAS solutions
On Call Software: API Integration, IVR Design, Virtual PBX

About Connections Magazine 

Connections Magazine is the premier publication for the call center industry, providing news and information for call centers, sent at no cost to qualified readers at call centers, contact centers, teleservice agencies, phone answering services, and telemessaging companies.

For more information, contact us.

March 2022 Issue of Connections Magazine

The March 2022 Issue of Connections Magazine, covering call centers and the teleservice industry

Feature Content:

CM March 2022

Why Customers Want an Omnichannel Experience, by Megan Hottman
An omnichannel experience can be the secret sauce to earning your customer’s loyalty, whether a start-up or a market leader. . . . read more >>

From the Publisher: Call Center Work-at-Home Opportunities, by Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD
Make sure to make the most of work-at-home opportunities to best staff your call center, maintain a qualified workforce, and serve your callers. . . . read more >>

12 Metrics You Need to Know to Hit Your Sales Goals, by A.J. Windle
It’s time to set new sales goals using these metrics to measure your path or your teams’ path to hit your sales objectives. . . . read more >>

Appointment Setting Versus Lead Generation, by Shaun Thompson
Executing appointment setting lead generation campaigns is vital in achieving your sales target. . . . read more >>

Ten Years Ago: Quality Redesign to Drive Business Success, by Linda DubaEmploy these principles to avoid a bumpy ride and guide your contact center to gain the utmost value. . . . read more >>

Twenty Years Ago: Managers Need to Be Coaches, by David Saxby
A manager with strong coaching abilities can be invaluable in retaining and motivating your employees and helping them develop their skills. . . . read more >>

Industry News

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Marketplace Directory of leading Contact Center Vendors.

Startel delivers best-in-call contact center solutions
Amtelco
Map Communications
CenturiSoft
CallCentre Hosting
Alliant: Professional Liability Insurance
Quality Contact Solutions
Startel Total Billing Solution
Ron Violante - Answering Service Broker
Skybridge Americas: helping America's most trusted brands
SingleComm: cloud-native omnichannel TAS solutions
On Call Software: API Integration, IVR Design, Virtual PBX

About Connections Magazine 

Connections Magazine is the premier publication for the call center industry, providing news and information for call centers, sent at no cost to qualified readers at call centers, contact centers, teleservice agencies, phone answering services, and telemessaging companies.

For more information, contact us.

January 2022 Issue of Connections Magazine

The January 2022 Issue of Connections Magazine, covering call centers and the teleservice industry

Feature Content:

CM January 2022

The Next Act for Contact Center Transformation, by Donna Fluss Companies must make enhancements and investments, as a starting point, or find themselves with unhappy (and fewer) customers and challenged to find good candidates to staff their contact centers. . . . read more >>

From the Publisher: Look Forward to Embrace the New Year, by Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD
Embrace this year with an enlightened, optimistic perspective, believing that you have the potential to make it an amazing year. . . . read more >>

Telemarketing Laws: An Auditors Perspective, by Rich Hamilton
It’s risky when companies don’t take telemarketing laws seriously. The litigation or millions in fines could put you out of business. . . read more >>

Complying With the Latest Telemarketing Rules, by Angela Garfinkel
Know the key telemarketing rules and regulation changes that occurred in 2021. Conduct a thorough review to make sure you comply. . . . read more >>

Ten Years Ago: The Future of the Call Center Industry by Clinton Fitch
Check out the prognostications from ten years ago to see what the industry has achieved and then build upon it. . . . read more >>

Twenty Years Ago: What Makes Your Company Different and Better, by David Saxby
With increased competition and greater choices available to customers, follow these strategies to retain existing clients and attract new ones. . . . read more >>

Industry News

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Marketplace Directory of leading Contact Center Vendors.

Startel delivers best-in-call contact center solutions
Amtelco
Map Communications
CenturiSoft
CallCentre Hosting
Alliant: Professional Liability Insurance
Quality Contact Solutions
Startel Total Billing Solution
Ron Violante - Answering Service Broker
Skybridge Americas: helping America's most trusted brands
SingleComm: cloud-native omnichannel TAS solutions
On Call Software: API Integration, IVR Design, Virtual PBX

About Connections Magazine 

Connections Magazine is the premier publication for the call center industry, providing news and information for call centers, sent at no cost to qualified readers at call centers, contact centers, teleservice agencies, phone answering services, and telemessaging companies.

For more information, contact us.