Hurricane Florence Update From MeloTel

We have been monitoring the progress and forecast track of Hurricane Florence. At this time, we do not believe the storm poses any direct risk to any MeloTel facilities in the USA or Canada. Nevertheless, we have increased the frequency of our readiness checks and have ensured all preparations are complete should the storm have any impact on customers services provided by MeloTel. I felt it important to mention that it is very likely this…

Why Your Customers Still Prefer Calling You On The Phone

In today’s technology-driven world, there is a multitude of ways for your customers to get in touch with you. Email, social media platforms, messaging apps, live chats etc. As long as you’re utilizing them all properly, they can be quite useful. It needs to be highlighted, however, that amidst all of these communication methods, there is one that has stood the test of time and has never truly gotten old – the telephone. People like…

5 More Phone Etiquette Tips That Will Improve Your Customer Service

In our last blog, we revisited the ever-important topic of phone etiquette and listed a number of ways you can improve your customer service. At MeloTel, we feel strongly that following these simple tips will greatly help any call centre business or other company that predominantly engages with its customers over the phone. But you can never give enough good advice, right? In today’s blog, we’ll conclude our list of tips. Here are five more:…

5 Phone Etiquette Tips That Will Improve Your Customer Service

At MeloTel, we’re immensely proud of the fact that our cloud-hosted Commercial Phone Services have helped many a North American business owner to better run his/her business. With calling capabilities that no landline could ever provide, our VoIP-based phone services allow for much greater abilities to communicate. This has driven customer satisfaction to all all-time highs for many of our clients! Of course, phones can’t work themselves. It’s imperative that every company that conducts business…

4 More Tips For Giving Constructive Feedback To Your Call Centre Reps

In our last blog, we revisited the ever-important topic of providing constructive feedback to your call centre reps. In today’s blog, we’ll round our list of helpful tips. Here are four more: 1. Make time for one-on-one feedback sessions. Some call centre managers like to provide feedback at their phone agents’ workstations. But this doesn’t exactly allow for a lot of privacy. It can prevent employees from opening up and having dialogues that can further…

3 Effective Ways To Provide Feedback To Your Phone Agents

As a call centre manager, your team depends on you. Your employees don’t just look to you for leadership, they look to you for assistance as well. It’s one thing to tell your staff members what their job descriptions are. It’s another thing to guide them along the way to help them perform at their best. At the end of the day, your ability to provide helpful feedback will determine your success as a call…

Your “Tips & Tricks” Could Make You $100 Richer!

A few months ago, MeloTel introduced a new initiative to help bring greater attention to our clients and colleagues while also providing those same individuals with some helpful tidbits. We refer to it as our ongoing “Tips & Tricks” contest and, the way we see it, it couldn’t be any easier to win! All that is required to enter the contest is to visit our the Client Tips, Tricks & Story Submission page on our…

Examining The Power Of The Words “Thank You”

Thank you – two little words that most of us probably utter several times a day. They may not seem like such a big deal. We tend to thank people for the smallest things. Holding a door open or passing a napkin, for example. Of course, it’s never a bad idea to thank someone for a kind gesture. However, in the world of customer service, speaking those two little words can mean the difference between…

The Extreme Importance Of Expressing Empathy

You may have noticed, this week, that our blog is focusing on the theme of professional telephone etiquette. Having already covered the importance of smiling while on the phone and initiating top-quality holding procedures, we figured it was time to delve into another integral element of providing top-of-the-line customer service. The ability to offer empathy is something every customer service phone agent should have. What is so important about expressing empathy? It’s the clear marker…

How To Make Hold Time A Good Time

In the over-the-phone customer service game, there is bound to be hold time. It’s inevitable. Anyone who has ever called any business (isn’t that all of us?) has been put on hold at some point or another. So, is hold time really a big deal? For many people, it is. Let’s be honest – we all know that no one really likes to sit on hold. So, as a customer service provider, it’s integral that…