Being a doctor is tough. After all, patients don’t just get sick during normal business hours. They can have emergencies and questions at all hours of the day and night. You can’t be expected to answer the phone at all hours, though. That’s why medical services are so common.
Prioritise your lists Face facts. It is more than likely that even with a To Do list, you’ll eventually run out of time. If you know this from the outset, you’ll have lower stress levels and be more productive. Simply tackle the most important Call answering services things first.
As with any other business, customer service is of paramount importance, sometimes the deciding factor on success or failure. Make sure, if possible, that there is a ‘live’ person taking enquiries from your clients and enquirers to your ads. If this person is not going to be you, make sure that the person you appoint possess sufficient knowledgeable to field the calls.
Use expressive phrasing. Substitute enthusiastic words like “Absolutely!” and “Of course!” for drab affirmatives like “Sure” and “Okay.” If you’re a receptionist or work at a Call answering service, you may only have a minute or two to chat, but you can certainly make those seconds count!
If you work during the day time, but take calls regarding urgent jobs late at night or round the clock, outsourcing can allow for those calls to be dealt with without disrupting your life.
Marketing is one of the most competitive sectors and how your agency is perceived could be the difference between being shortlist or missing out on a lucrative pitch. Outsourcing your calls could give the illusion of you being much bigger than you actually are.
One final point with their card, don’t write on it. You may think there’s no harm in it, but if they’ve just spent a lot of money on them they may not be happy to see you defacing it. And if you’ve just written on it, you can’t hand it to someone else if they ask you if you know anyone.