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Tips for Creating Effective Call Center Scripts

Tips for Creating Effective Call Center Scripts telerep

Call center scripts are a good way to streamline the conversation and ensure good customer service.

You can improve your call center’s effectiveness by using call center scripts. Call center scripts are a good way to both streamline the conversations that are happening and also ensure consistently good customer service. In most call centers, the best results will require multiple scripts to handle many different types of situations. There are some tips for creating effective call center scripts and then putting them into best practices that you should be aware of.

Include Key Conversation Points

When you begin working on your scripts, start with the key conversation points, such as your greeting and identifying the business. The greeting should be appropriate to your region or culture. Every representative should identify themselves by name and the company by name. After the call, the representatives should ask if there is anything else they can help with, thank the caller for calling, and pleasantly say goodbye. 

Include Multiple Scenario

Most of your scripts will start with the same or a very similar greeting. From there, the script’s content should branch to the various types of issues you get calls about. Include the questions your agents must ask to understand the caller’s needs, and branch your script into the most common scenarios.

Don’t Ignore Your Best Assets

Inside the framework of those key conversation points above, will be the real content of the script, which will change based on the reason for the call. When constructing these, your best asset will be the best-performing representatives you already have. Create your scripts based on what they say and do on their calls (refer to your call recordings for help). 

Account For Customers’ Primary Concerns 

Use data you’ve accumulated from past calls and recorded calls as the basis for deciding what should be in the scripts as well. In all likelihood, there are key questions or issues that your callers have, which should have detailed scripts. For the less common issues, it is ok for representatives to let callers know they have to track down the answer and put them on hold or offer to call them back.

Turn Negatives Into Positives  

For scenarios involving potentially negative information (such as, that product is out of stock), choose wording that focuses on the positive instead of highlighting the negative (that product will be back in stock in two weeks but I can order one for you now and have it delivered). 

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