NorthEast Contact Center Forum

The Largest Call Center Association in the NorthEast!

Have you heard about the largest Call Center Association in the NorthEast? You may not be familiar with the NorthEast Contact Center Forum (NECCF),...
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Inside View: Matt Medina, Dun & Bradstreet Emerging Businesses

Launching a contact center is like a juggling act. You may want to start simply by throwing and catching one ball correctly, but soon...
Make Your Contact Center Smartphone Friendly

Time to Make Your Contact Center Smartphone Friendly

Seventy-seven percent of Americans have a smartphone. Two-thirds of Americans access the Internet via smartphone at least as much as by computer. Of the...
Are You Listening? Yes I Am. Great, Now Act on What You Heard from Me!

Are You Listening? Yes I Am. Great, Now Act on What You Heard from...

I had the opportunity to participate in a team-building exercise known as the escape room. An escape room is a physical adventure game in...
Talk is Cheap - Or is it?

Talk Is Cheap… Or Is It?

Generally speaking, the idiom “talk is cheap” is understood to mean that it is easier for folks to say what they will do rather...
SWPP 2017 Annual Conference Wrap-Up

Part 2: 2017 SWPP Annual Conference Wrap-up

Going to SWPP’s Annual Conference is like going to Workforce Management camp. Surrounding ourselves with like-minded buddies for three days is a powerful energy...
Chatbots—The Next Step in the Evolution of the Contact Center

Chatbots—The Next Step in the Evolution of the Contact Center

Thanks to the rise of mobile texting and messaging apps, “chatbots” are causing a stir in the world of customer service. In 2016, Business...
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2017 SWPP Conference: News & Notes from the Vendor Showroom

Last week, I was hanging out at SWPP’s 2017 Annual Conference in Nashville. One thing I especially enjoy about this conference (besides the sessions)...
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Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our April 2017 Issue

Spring has sprung here in Annapolis, MD. The little peepers are singing at the top of their lungs in the evening letting us all...
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Top 5 Posts in March

March definitely came in like a lion in many parts of the country. But when the weather is lousy, it’s a good time to...
Create a Sales Incentive Program for Your Contact Center in 3 Easy Steps

Create a Sales Incentive Program for Your Center in 3 Easy Steps

“Trinkets and trash!” That was the description a contact center agent used to describe their company’s sales incentive program. This company had recently mandated...
Accountability of agents in the Contact Center

Accountability in the Contact Center

“We want to make people more accountable.” Well, amen to that. As a concept, accountability has enormous appeal. It is discussed in relation to government,...