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Top Virtual Receptionist Features: Answering Collect Calls

One of the top virtual receptionist features available is answering collect calls. Conversational accepts collect calls on your behalf and gathers all the information you’ll need to get back in touch with the caller if you’re unable to answer the transferred call. We track the calls so you can bill your clients for those minutes.  Top Virtual Receptionist Features: Answering
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Does Your Online Business Need a Phone Number?

Operating a business online is more common than ever before, with more than 70% of businesses in the United States being started from home. An online business has a lot of advantages over a brick-and-mortar business, the first and foremost being that it’s a lot less expensive to open and run. The business that operates entirely online doesn’t usually require
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How Do I Dump Voicemail for Good?

Voicemail isn’t the communication catch-all it once was. People are abandoning their voicemail inboxes in their personal lives, with some admitting they haven’t checked their voicemail in a year or more and simply delete the notifications as they come in. When those voicemails are mostly non-urgent calls from friends, telemarketers, and maybe parents, ignoring voicemail entirely becomes easy. In business,
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Ask the Receptionist: Are Call Scripts a Good Idea?

When you first start a business or firm, you handle the calls (which, thankfully, are few in the beginning). Once your company starts growing and taking off, the call volume increases and it becomes obvious that you’ll need someone to take over your call answering duties. In this case, you might consider hiring a virtual receptionist or an in-house receptionist.
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What Do Callers Want in a Receptionist?

When someone calls your business, do you know what they really expect or want in a receptionist? Do they expect intense friendliness or a cool, professional tone? It can be difficult to say due to caller preferences, but there are a few points that most callers agree on. What do callers want in a receptionist and does yours make the
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How Can an Attorney Use a Virtual Receptionist?

Attorneys are intensely busy throughout the workweek. They need to be in court often and have to remain flexible for their clients. The law office can offer some needed administrative support, but often, talented paralegals get stuck answering the phones instead of doing legal research. If you want to really succeed as an attorney and make use of your paralegal’s
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Using a Virtual Receptionist to Turn Prospects Into Clients

Dr. Dori Gatter, a Conversational client, is using a virtual receptionist to turn prospects into clients. She was recently featured on the Selling the Couch podcast for practitioners to discuss ways to turn callers and prospects into clients. Dr. Gatter is a Licensed Professional Counselor with her own private practice and group practice in West Hartford, Connecticut. Find more information
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How You Answer the Phone Can Make or Break Your Business

If we told you that how you answer the phone can make or break your business, would you think it’s melodramatic? The fact is, the way you greet callers on the phone – or the way you don’t greet them – can undermine or support your success. It’s entirely up to you. If you’re finding that more and more often,
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Having Trouble Growing Your Business? Change One Thing.

Having trouble growing your business? Growth should follow a somewhat predictable path – true, sustainable growth will be slow, but not nonexistent. If you’re not seeing any signs of growth and you think you should be, there’s still one thing you can change to kick-start your growth. It has to do with your customer service, and it’s such a simple
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How to Forward Calls to a Virtual Receptionist

Wondering how people use a virtual receptionist who isn’t in the office with them? It sounds complicated, but it’s really not. It’s simple to forward calls to a virtual receptionist when you sign up with Conversational. We’ll show you how businesses forward calls to a virtual receptionist to be answered immediately. First, here’s a little background information on virtual receptionists