Call Centre Training: Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres Course

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Handling customers over the phone require many skills, including verbal communication skills, proper telephone etiquette, problem resolution and escalation and active listening skills.

The PD Training Sales & Customer Service Training for Call Centers Course provides skill building in every aspect of handling calls from customers such as the use of probing techniques, voice control, what to say when rapport building and more. This course is designed to help call center professionals expertly handle customer calls and ensure that every caller receives the best possible service.

This comprehensive and engaging 3-day workshop is running now throughout New Zealand, including Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

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Your Learning Outcomes
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the nuances of body language and verbal skills, which are so important in conversations that do not have a face-to-face element.
  • Learn aspects of verbal communication such as tone, cadence, and pitch.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of questioning and listening skills.
  • Acquire comfort in delivering bad news and saying no.
  • Learn effective ways to negotiate.
  • Understand the importance of creating and delivering meaningful messages.
  • Use tools to facilitate communication.
  • Realise the value of personalising interactions and developing relationships.
  • Practice vocal techniques that enhance speech and communication ability.
  • Personalise techniques for managing stress.
Duration: 3.0 day course



Reviews

Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres Reviews:

The day passed without noticing the time, never found myself drifting away and Anne was great all day I could have sat in a training session for three days, Excellent job :)

Troy was flexible and enthusiastic. He delivered the content so that it was relevant and practical to our business. We are all motivated to start implementing these new strategies. The training was fantastic although now I will be very busy center it all :)

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I did mention at the end of the day that this course was the most engaged I had been from start to finish in a course for a very long time.
Careers New Zealand
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Appreciate the way Ian ensured that the things I wanted to learn were covered and in going through the content took time to reiterate and use personal experience for me to learn.
KiwiRail
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It was all very informative and very relevant to our line of work.
Endeavour Foundation
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Troy was great and we had a really good group. I can't wait to put things into practice.
Endeavour Foundation
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Will recommend for any supervisor or team leader with in DHL.
DHL Supply Chain
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I found the course to be thoroughly enjoyable and educational...I loved it and can't wait to put it into action. I do just wish it was longer: I enjoyed it enough to want stay and learn more for a few extra days.
Mitre 10
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I enjoyed the course and found it very useful and I aim to use it in both a professional and personal level. Thanks again Tammy was very good with her delivery and did an excellent job of keeping the group on track whilst at the same time giving everyone a fair time to ask questions. Thank you Tammy I would say the only thing negative is that everyone in the business may not get to do the course as it is invaluable, especially at this time of change.
Metcash/IGA
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I found the course quite interesting & fun, the instructor was very knowledgeable and very precise & well spoken, a very professional trainer, what I received from the course will be very valuable to my Everyday life, with my dealing with customers and my peers
Metcash/IGA



Course Outline
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres

Download Call Centre Training: Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres Course Outline

Foreword:

Whether we choose to embrace them or cannot stand being interrupted by their calls, call centres are a business element that is here to stay.

This course will help call centre agents learn to make the most of their telephone-based work, including understanding the best ways to listen and be heard. Each phone interaction has elements of sales and customer service skills, which we will explore in detail throughout this energising and practical three-day workshop.

Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 1
What’s Missing in Telephone Communication?
  • It’s Not What You Say; It’s How You Say It
  • In the Absence of Body Language
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 2
Verbal Communication Techniques
  • Being Yourself and Sounding Your Best
  • A Service Image
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 3
Who are Your Customers?
  • Define the Customer and Client
  • About Relationships
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 4
To Serve and Delight
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 5
Did You Hear Me?
  • Listening Skills
  • The Mission: To Listen
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 6
Morning Reflection
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 7
Asking the Right Questions
  • Open Questions vs. Closed Questions
  • Probing Techniques
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 8
Saying No
  • When We Say “No”
  • Activity: Delivering Bad News
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 9
Sales by Phone
  • Benefits of Telemarketing
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 10
Taking Messages
  • Pen in Hand
  • Empowering CCAs to resolve issues
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 11
Staying Out of Voice Mail Jail
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 12
Exercises for Conditioning Your Voice
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 13
Afternoon Reflection
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 14
Cold and Warm Calls
  • The Cold Call
  • The Warm Call
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 15
Developing a Script
  • Scripting Techniques
  • Sample Script
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 16
Perfecting the Script
  • Making the Script Yours
  • Using Cheat Sheets
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 17
Going Above and Beyond
  • Fifteen Techniques for CCA Success
  • Customise Your Service
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 18
Handling Objections
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 19
Morning Reflection
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 20
Closing the Sale
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 21
Feelings
  • Activity: Feels like a Winner
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 22
Changes in the Customer
  • The Changing Customer
  • What the Customer Wants
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 23
Negotiation Techniques
  • Mastering Negotiation Skills
  • Practising Negotiation
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 24
Phases of Negotiation
  • Introduction
  • Principled Negotiation
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 25
Afternoon Reflection
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 26
High Impact Moments
  • Make It Count
  • Creating Case Studies
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 27
Tips for Challenging Callers
  • Activity: Managing Talkative Callers
  • Activity: Caller Behaviors
  • Activity: Up the Mountain
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 28
Dealing with Difficult Customers
  • Activity: Dealing with Problems
  • Dealing with Vulgarity
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 29
Phone Tag and Getting the Call Back
  • Phone Tag
  • Following Up
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 30
Morning Reflection
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 31
Phone Tag and Getting the Call Back
  • Phone Tag
  • Following Up
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 32
Morning Reflection
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 33
This is My Mentor
  • Activity: Roger’s Super Year
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 34
Stress Busting
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 35
News from Within
  • Common Issues in Call Centers
  • Activity: Pre-Assignment Review
  • CCA Reports
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 36
Wrapping Up
  • It’s a Wrap – Just About!
  • Questions and Answers
  • Debrief
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 37
Close with Vocals
Sales and Customer Service Training for Call Centres - Lesson 38
Personal Action Plan

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We provide the Training Management Centre which is an information hub before, during and after training.
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What are people going to do differently?

At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.

In your Training Management Centre you have transparency to the action plans so you can see what people are going to do differently.

My Action Plan
Participants encouraged to create

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More than just a training provider - we are your Learning and Development Partner, we look forward to working with you, talk to one of our friendly expert consultants today.

Embed Learning A great training course is only the beginning to lasting change.

To help you get lasting change from training we engage your participants

Before training

Pre course activity & chat with the trainer about personal learning goals

During training

At the course conclusion participants are encouraged to add an action plan and select an accountability buddy

After training

  • Participants can access course materials and extension content + more
  • If they picked an accountability buddy, they will have that meeting as well

We welcome your participants for Refresher Training on our public classes at no cost for 12-months (subject to availability)

All made easy via our orgmenta participant app

More ways we can help achieve lasting change include:

1. Make it Stick Packs - 6 months of 10-15 minute activities to run at meetings

Designed to be easy to use for Team Leaders, Managers, Trainers or other nominated Learning Champions these packs have 6 simple and quick activities to reinforce learning from the original course.

When you choose this option, we provide your nominated Learning Champions with a 3-hour session in how to run the activities so they have the resources and confidence to integrate these into your normal team meetings or as stand alone lunch 'n' learn sessions.

Make it Stick packs are available for all PDT Signature Series courses.

2. Follow-Up Coaching by our Trainers

Our Trainers can come back onsite and run coaching and reinforcment sessions for your team members. These sessions are most commonly 90-minutes long, and are designed to help people share and collaborate, helping them gain insights and confidence to apply what they learned so you see value from the investment in training with a lasting change.

Our purpose is to deliver lasting impact, and we believe this is a powerful step in achieving lasting change, so to encourage you to give your people that extra opportunity to really see change, if you book a follow up session within 90-days of the original course date, we’ll come back onsite for 1/2 price.

3. Physical Products - visual reminders to keep key concepts alive

Many of the 'aha' moments in courses can come from the increased awareness of ourselves and our colleagues, these come through the REACH Profiles that is integrated into many of our courses.

The insights lead us to better recognise our tendencies and strengths, understand how to be more mindful of adapting to the needs and preferences of our team and our customers.

The insights are put into practice by appreciating the benefits of our diversity and either learning to adapt or implementing a strengths-based management approach.

We have a great range of high quality products that can keep these impactful moments top of mind back in the workplace.

REACH to my Team
Visualizer / Reminder

The REACH Team Visualizer/Reminder can be used in multiple ways in both training and in the office. When displayed in a high traffic area REACH will be kept top of mind. Below are guidelines for use of the REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder which is also in downloadable format.

The REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder comes in two sizes of A0 841 x 1189 mm and A1 594 x 841 mm and is made from a sturdy 5mm corflute.

REACH to my Team Visualizer / Reminder guidelines for use

  • For this activity the simplest way to plot all participants on the REACH Grid is by generating TEAM Insights Report from the REACH Ecosystem which will give the position of everyone participating.
  • Place the REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder on a flat surface, preferably a wall, where it is clearly visible. Ask participants to mark their REACH position on the grid with a sticky dot. Recommend that participants put their initials on the sticky dot so they can easily locate themselves later. Each person’s REACH can revealed one at a time in a group activity. This allows for everyone to identify the dynamic that they will have with each other. Are they in the same quadrant or are the polar opposites? How do they "REACH" each other?
  • When you construct this activity with participants who have not seen their REACH score, they begin to develop a sense of self-awareness and their blind spots as well as of those around them.
  • The REACH Team Visualizer / Reminder is a powerful way to keep Team Dynamics and REACH alive. It can be revisited on a regular basis, people can be added, removed or moved by simply adding, removing or moving dots.
Download REACH Team Dynamic Visualiser guidelines

Keep it Alive
REACH Cubes

REACH Cubes are designed to build empathy and grow an appreciation for thinking differently. They encourage productive and positive interactions in the workplace, workshop or personal development sessions. They can be used in any creative way to grow REACH and below we have provided two recommended activities for use. The REACH Cubes pack comes with 4 REACH Cubes one representing each REACH Quadrant. Each REACH Cube is 7.5 cm squared and are made from durable EVA Foam.

Keep it Alive REACH Cubes Activity 1 – Thinking Outside the Square

When people are participating in activities during REACH workshops, training or personal development sessions provide each participant with a REACH Cube and ask them to complete the activity or interaction Thinking and Behaving based on what REACH Cube was provided to them.

Are they the Advisor focused on detail and doing?

or a Coach focused on People and Action?

This brings a whole new level of empathy building and appreciation for the strength of thinking differently.

Keep it Alive REACH Cubes Activity 2 – Grow Your REACH in your space

After REACH has been introduced using the REACH Training continue to keep REACH alive in the workplace by providing each person with a set of 4 REACH cubes to take back to their work space.

Personal REACH and the REACH of their colleagues can be grown by using these cubes on a regular basis with these great ideas:

The Desk Stack:

Stack your REACH Cubes on your desk and on top of the stack place the cube that is reflecting your current REACH zone. Ensure that you have the side that says “Thanks for dropping by, right now I am in my __________ quadrant” facing outward so those approaching your work space know how you are feeling and acting at that current time. This is designed to help those around you recognise different behaviours/responses they may or may not receive from you based on the situation and REACH zone.

Think Before I Act:

Use your REACH Cubes to be mindful of your interactions with others. Whilst interacting use the cubes to review your behaviours and actions. Take up the cube of the quadrant you currently feel you are in and review these sides: Think before I act: Is this what I need to be right now? Flip the cube over to the side of the profile overview and think about the style in which you are Communicating, Conflict-handling, Delegating etc. Is this what you need to be to REACH the person you are interacting with? If not find the REACH Cube that best suits the situation and maximises your REACH with that person and use the profile overview to help guide your interaction.

Download REACH Cubes Activity File

Learn to REACH
Labels

Learn to REACH Labels are a great low-cost substitute for the REACH Caps or REACH Cubes or the more physically interactive REACH Floor Mat. They work well in small and large team activities and can be used as a quick way to identify how others act and think through a different quadrant that is not theirs. They can learn to appreciate the different communication, conflict handling, delegating, planning and learning styles of others and through this increase their REACH.

The REACH Labels are made of a high quality fabric sticky labels that are designed to last all day training sessions.

These work well after training when stuck to people’s monitors or workstations.

View all of the REACH Training and reinforcement products Here
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