Free Sales Screening

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Are you tired of being disrupted whilst half way through something by the annoying ring of the telephone, only to find out it’s a pesky sales call trying to sell you something you don’t need? With Best Receptions telephone answering service we will provide you with FREE sales screening. We can put the genuine calls through to your mobile or office extension whilst screening out any unwanted calls. This would save you time which you could be using to do much more valuable things for your business.

Most outsourced reception services would charge you for the useful service of having your sales calls screened. However at Best Reception you will be given this incredible service for absolutely free! This means your own team or virtual receptionists will speak to the sales call and handle the call accordingly, without bothering you with the message or a call, for completely free.

You may find that without our free sales screening your will eventually have a build up of many cold callers, even though they may not take long individually, the time taken of stopping and starting the project you may have been doing before they called and the time of all of the cold calls put together can result in a very large amount of wasted time, which could’ve been used to further your business and earn you more money.

You also have the option to have your own ‘ignore list’ with us which you could choose to put any companies that you know are sales or you know you do not wish to speak to. We will treat these callers as a sales call and not charge you and not send these through to you. You can also choose to have no sales screening and just build up your ignore list of callers or companies that you would like treated as sales calls so you are always given the option to speak to someone.

So why not take advantage of this time saving service and call Best Reception today, to have your calls handled and pesky sales calls screened!

My first day as a Virtual Receptionist

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I wasn’t sure what to expect as my first day at my new job as a Virtual Receptionist, I had worked in a very slightly similar environment before so a part of me imagined it would just be a matter of getting used to new clients, this was not the case, I have found that being a Virtual Receptionist is not as straight forward as being a front of house Receptionist and at times can be much more challenging..

I started my first day with a meeting with my new manager; we discussed the job role again then we spoke about what I would be doing over the following days and how he planned for me to progress over the next couple of days.

Firstly I was shown the system that is used for telephone answering, when I first saw it I thought it all looked very daunting as I had never seen anything like it before, there were lots of boxes, lists and writing everywhere, it all looked very complicated but I was assured I would get the hang of it, looking at how confident the other girls were on the system also made me feel more comfortable with giving it a go!

I did a few practice calls with Andy to try and get the hang of the system without the pressure of someone else on the other end of the line! This was good for practice and got me used to clicking the right buttons at the right time.

After a few practices I spent the rest of the afternoon shadowing one of the other Virtual Receptionists this involved using a system where I could listen in on her calls and hear how the clients and the receptionists interact with each other, I was also answering the calls but had the support of someone else being there and being able to hear what was being said so I felt more confident that less could go wrong.

The calls are divided into three groups depending on how hard they are; green orange and red (Green being the easiest and red being the hardest)

For the rest of the week I was sitting with the girls one at a time to take and listen to calls, I think this was the best way I could have been trained to take the calls because I got to listen to how each of the girls spoke with the different clients and how the different clients spoke to us and how they expected we spoke to the clients.

On the Friday of that week I sat on my own and took the call by myself but I had the security that if I felt unsure on how to answer a call or what to say to the clients, that everyone else in the office would be able to help.

Now at the end of my second week here at best reception I am working independently on my desk but knowing if I ever need any help I have everyone around me

I am really looking forward to my time ahead at best reception as I progress and move forward!

Using an Outsourced Reception to take orders

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Running your own business can require a lot of time and hard work, and finding the time to answer all of your incoming calls may be a struggle. You may think that missing the odd call will not affect your business, but in the current economic struggle can you really afford to miss out on new business enquiries?

Fast and efficient call answering is especially important if your company incorporates order taking –A vast majority of people still prefer to place orders over the telephone but if you don’t have sufficient support in your office then you could be at risk of losing orders and potential customers. By outsourcing your calls to Best Reception, your very own team of Virtual Receptionists can answer your calls in your company’s name, in a greeting that suits you.

Our order taking service helps to ensure that your customer’s calls are answered professionally, and dealt with in a way that suits your business. Your receptionists, however, are not just limited to answering your calls- They can advise your callers on your products, track and process orders for your business when you can’t and, most importantly, maintain a constant point of contact for your clients.

So if you’re looking for a cost efficient and professional order taking service (plus much more!) then call Best Reception now on 01992 531000 to arrange your 2 week free trial.

Day in the life of a Virtual Receptionist

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We start the day by having a morning meeting, this way we are all up to date with any changes since the previous day. This meeting includes anything you may have updated us with whilst we are talking to you on the phone or which you may send through on email, so nothing gets missed.

We then do a line test, an sms test and an email test to make sure everything is still going through. We also then check through all our diaries which you share with us so we know all your movements for the day and can advise your callers accordingly. The use of our online diary system means if you do not get a chance to let us know when you will be available for the day, we can check your diary and consequently change the call handling. During the day we will check your diaries every hour, so if anything changes in your day, we are aware and can make your callers aware also.

During the day we do a lot more than answer your phones in a professional and friendly manner, we also can do PR work for you. This may include arranging spreadsheets; formatting cv’s or anything else you may need doing. Yes, we really can reduce your business stress by answering your phones and helping with pr work.

We always are looking out for ways to improve your calls, so we will once a week choose a company to thoroughly check. We will go through all of your script to make sure there is nothing outdated and that we have all the needed information to make sure your calls are answered to the best of our ability.

Yes we are more than just a telephone answering service, we are Best Reception