The Importance of First Impressions in a Virtual World

First impressions are important, even more so via the phone. As a business owner, you will not be able to answer every call personally or at the time that it occurs. When directing calls to voicemail, take a few moments to consider the first impression that your callers will receive. First impressions are made quickly – within the first seven seconds – and take a lot of effort to fix if you start off on the wrong foot. Continue reading

Halloo Hints: Don’t Get Caught in a Phone Loop

This is great advice for new Halloo users.

Q: What is a phone loop?

A: Phone loops are an easily fixed, but common problem with users new to virtual systems. This happens when you have your phone forwarding to one number and then set that phone to forward to the first number.  You will notice a drop in calls and your costs will increase exponentially.

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What Is a Hunt Group?

hunt group allows a caller to automatically find an available (i.e. “not busy”) agent from a group of extensions via your virtual phone system. Each extension will be tried in order until a “free” extension is reached. Extensions will be skipped during call routing if the person is currently on the phone or has marked their extension as “blocked” from hunting. Continue reading