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Teaching by Example

By Mary Jane Copps | January 20, 2018

A recent Twitter conversation with Janet MacDonald  of @mycampusgps  has reminded me of a question I frequently get asked, and how the answer relates directly to providing teenagers with the support and confidence they need to talk on the phone. I often get asked, “Why … Read more

Are You Being Received?

By Mary Jane Copps | November 2, 2014

Recently home from a week of travelling (in wonderful Prince Edward Island – beach photo included here),  I took a few moments to clear out my Spam folder and was reminded of one of the many ways phone communication trumps email. When you send email to … Read more

Welcoming Opportunity

By Mary Jane Copps | September 21, 2014

Overwhelmed is a word I use in most of my workshops and keynotes. I use it to describe why it can be difficult to reach people on the phone today and why it’s vital for all of us to know our customers’ needs and be precise … Read more

Before You Hit “Send”

By Mary Jane Copps | August 5, 2013

Most of us are receiving a lot of email everyday. In fact many of us are receiving too much email everyday. And still some of us, depending on our job or position within a company, are receiving three or four times too much email. And … Read more

In this episode of the Sales Reinvented podcast, Mary Jane shares how a good story is crafted, what makes a great storyteller, and even tells one of her favorite stories.
Listen to this podcast discussing why trends in customer service calls, how to make sales calls more effectively and more.
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CRTC has recently taken new steps to fight fraud calls and phone scams. Read (and listen) to what Mary Jane has to say about this problem.
This Hour Has 22 Minutes
22 Minutes correspondent, Brandon Hackett, figures out which end is up on this thing called a telephone, with help from The Phone Lady. Watch Telephone Lessons for Millennials.
The Wall Street Journal.
Banks Curtail Employee Use of Voice Mail: Voice mail is viewed as an expensive vestige of a bygone era. See what The Phone Lady has to say.