Holidays are the busiest time of the year. Not only for personal reasons, but many industries see increased traffic and sales due to “the most wonderful time of the year.” Most businesses cannot afford to lose sales during the holidays, making every interaction vital to a companies’ success. In the U.S. a poor customer service experience can cost you $41 billion per year! (Source) If you own, work, or operate a call center we cannot stress enough how important preparing for the holidays can be. Let’s take a look at 5 best practices for successfully operating a call center in the holiday season.
A bad review by a critic can make or break an actor or chef’s career. With the advent of social media and sites like Yelp, Foursquare, and Angie’s List, anyone with a smart phone and a bad experience can change the way your clients feel about your business. Reviews are popping up in all types of apps and for all types of business. From rating your Uber driver to your visit at the doctor’s office. With the changing technology, a bad office visit isn’t just between the patient and the office, but available to everyone who knows how to use Google. You can be the best physician in the world, but if your office staff isn’t acting appropriately you’re going to lose patients.
First impressions have a lasting impact. Everyone has a friend that when they first met, was totally unapproachable. Trust me, I know because for most of my college years, I was that friend! My friends didn’t admit this to me until about 2 years into our relationship, and we still laugh about it. The same can be true for many businesses. Not only can they can seem out of reach for consumers, but the brand can be represented by several different identities. We’re seeing trends that encourage one voice and one face for the entire brand. Take for example, Flo at Progressive. Flo is just your everyday lady. She isn’t overly fancy, she has a sense of humor, and she sounds like almost anyone. What you didn’t realize that by making Flo so “ordinary” or “normal” Progressive created a brand that is approachable and appears like a “real’ person.
Narration can add immense value to any eLearning experience. Not only does adding high quality voiceover add versatility to the existing footage, but also allows it to be utilized for a broader range of audiences successfully. Speech can affect the most primal aspects of learning to improve retention, focus, and comprehension. Let’s take a more in-depth look at the role well-designed narration can play in an eLearning experience.