This workshop will teach participants:
- The nuances of body language and verbal skills
- Aspects of verbal communication such as tone, cadence, and pitch
- Questioning and listening skills
- How to deliver bad news and say “no”
- Effective ways to negotiate
- The importance of creating and delivering meaningful messages
- Tools to facilitate their communication
- The value of personalizing their interactions and developing relationships
- Vocal techniques that will enhance their speech and communication ability
- Personalized techniques for managing stress
What’s Missing in Telephone Communication?
To begin, participants will explore Albert Mehrabian’s study on communication and how it affects telephone communication. Participants will also learn the role that body language plays in telephone communication.
Verbal Communication Techniques
This session will cover the four E’s of an effective telephone voice and how you can use them to promote a service image.
Who are Your Customers?
In this session, participants will learn about what a customer is, and they will identify some of their own customers.
To Serve and Delight
This session will give participants an opportunity to develop strong, helpful phrases for assisting customers.
Did You Hear Me?
During this session, participants will learn techniques for active listening and staying focused.
Asking the Right Questions
In this session, participants will learn about open and closed questions, as well as probing techniques.
Delivering bad news and saying “no” can be two of the most challenging aspects of a call center agent’s job. This session will give participants techniques and practice in these two key skill areas.
Sales by Phone
This session will discuss how to use information delivery and rapport building to help participants sell over the phone.
During this session, participants will look at some key elements of taking messages. Then, they will develop a quick reference sheet that they can keep by their desk.
Staying Out of Voice Mail Jail
Voice mail is a great tool, but it can also be frustrating. In this session, participants will discuss some tips for leaving messages. They will also have an opportunity to practice those techniques.
Closing Down the Voice
This session will give participants a chance to practice some vocal exercises.
Cold and Warm Calls
During this session, participants will learn about these two types of calls and how to maximize their efficiency in each.
Developing a Script
Scripts can be an effective tool, particularly for cold calls. This session will give participants a chance to lay out the framework for their script.
Perfecting the Script
Next, participants will learn ways to customize their scripts. We will also look at FAQ sheets and how they can help participants on a daily basis.
Going Above and Beyond
This session will give participants 15 techniques for success and some ways to customize their service.
During this session, participants will learn different ways to address objections.
Closing the Sale
Next, participants will develop good questions that can help them close a sale.
During this session, participants will work in pairs to rewrite dry and less than imaginative statements to show empathy for their customers.
Changes in the Customer
This session will explore some ways that customers have changed in the past twenty years.
Negotiation is a key skill for call center success. During this session, participants will learn four things that they can do to become better negotiators.
It’s More Than Just a Phase
Next, participants will learn about the four phases of negotiation and some different types of negotiation.
High Impact Moments
This session will explore some situations where you come into contact with a client or customer at a time when you can have a huge impact on them.
Tips for Challenging Callers
During this session, participants will learn some ways to deal with different caller types.
Dealing with Difficult Customers
This session will give participants nine easy techniques for managing difficult customers. We will also look at how to deal with vulgarity.
Phone Tag and Getting the Call Back
While today’s technology can make it hard to reach a decision maker, it also provides opportunities. This session will give participants some tools to deal with phone tag.
This is My Mentor
This case study will give participants a chance to practice some of the skills that they have learned so far.
We all need techniques for managing the stress in our lives. This session will encourage participants to develop some personalized ways to manage stress.
News from Within
During this session, we will take brief look at the inside workings of a call center and how they are managed.
As the workshop comes to a close, participants will work in small groups to create a review activity for each other. We will also review vocal exercises.
In Person Training
The traditional classroom style of training remains our Most Popular and Most Requested format. On-site training provides participants with an in-person facilitator who will work directly with the team, whether for a single training session or a training series. The Mainstream team will craft and tailor your experience to ensure that your training session is specific, relevant and unique to your audience while meeting your learning objectives. Why settle for ‘pre-formatted, pre-scripted, one-size fits all’ training programs, when our team is able to customize a program that is just right for you? We know that every team has unique learning needs, situations and that they come from a variety of industries, each having unique customer needs and demands. Our programs can be scaled to accommodate time restraints, unique learning needs and even industry or company nuances and barriers.
Don’t settle for a program that gives you almost what you need; our team wants to give you Exactly what you need.
Delivering traditional onsite training results …virtually!
We’ve officially changed the rules and redefined what is possible in the world of soft skills learning. Our unique technology, accompanied by honed delivery methodology, have successfully replicated the traditional classroom-style training environment, allowing it to exist online.
Most online training solutions limit participants’ responses to keystrokes or to single person conversations because -with inferior technology- group discussions become distorted and confusing to follow. Our Virtual Room has eliminated those barriers and encourages learning through meaningful instructor feedback, skills modelling and engaging group discussion, without visual or audio distortion
The Virtual Room is for any organization seeking a flexible substitute to traditional onsite training; whether to lower costs, eliminate unnecessary travel or to simply ease the burden of demanding work schedules.
Lunch & Learn
A Lunch and Learn session is an onsite or virtual learning program with a facilitator-led session sharing valuable information and skills on an area of identified learning interest. It’s a great break away from a traditional training program, allowing your team the opportunity to learn while enjoying their lunch. Due to the limited time, the program focuses on specific learning concepts and skills. It is an interactive session that quickly targets and reveals learning objectives that are predetermined by the training organizer. Lunch & Learn sessions are also great as a training series, providing progressive learning programs for developing skills in a ‘bite-sized’ format.