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Latest "Customer Service Communication" Posts

Tell Em What You CAN Do

One of the most abrupt and shocking forbidden phrases you can say to a customer is, “We can’t do that.” These words close the door on the customer’s request as quickly as does its close cousin  — “That’s our policy.” Everyone has heard the “We can’t” phrase before, and we’ve heard it used in situations in which we could imagine a reasonable alternative.

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Posted in Basic Communication Skills, Communication Skills, Communication Skills Training, Customer Loyalty Training, Customer Retention Training, Customer Service Communication, Customer Service Tips, Customer Service Training, Email Etiquette, Telephone Doctor Blog

How to Prevent “Bad Apples” from Spoiling the Team

Research shows that one “bad apple” – an employee with a negative attitude – can impact your entire team. It doesn’t take long before the gloomy team member infects others with their defeatist behavior.

Customer Service TrainingFirst, we need to understand why anyone would adopt an attitude that seemingly has no professional payoff.

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Posted in Business Communication, Client Services Training, Customer Loyalty Training, Customer Retention Training, Customer Service Challenges, Customer Service Communication, Customer Service Etiquette, Customer Service Tips, Customer Service Training

Customer Service vs. Common Sense?

By Nancy Friedman, Keynote Speaker, Customer Service Expert, President of Telephone Doctor Customer Service Training

We’ve all heard the saying: “Hey, customer service is just plain old common sense.” But then we all know, too, common sense is NOT that common. 

Decided to make a quick list of a few common sense things that aren’t so common.

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Posted in Business Communication, Call Center Agent Training, Coaching Skills, Coaching Skills - Service Training, Customer Service Challenges, Customer Service Communication, Customer Service Excellence, Customer Service Tips, Customer Service Training, Help Desk Training, Telephone Doctor Blog, Telephone Technique Training

Free Customer Service eBook

Hidden Gems BookDealing with customers requires a specific mentality and skill set.  Equipping your staff with the proper tools to best navigate service situations will raise customer satisfaction levels, lower employee stress and improve bottom line results.  This complimentary eBook is loaded with proven service tips, relationship skills and sales techniques to help your team deliver world-class service.

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Posted in Communication Skills, Communication Skills Training, Conflict Resolution, Customer Service Communication, Free Customer Service Tips, Help Desk Training, Hospitality Service Training, Inbound Call Centers, Telephone Doctor Blog, Telephone Technique, Telephone Training

Back To Basics

By Nancy Friedman, President, Speaker, Telephone Doctor Customer Service

My entire career has been focused on developing ways to help companies communicate better with their customers.

Back To Basics Blog ImageEach year we run this popular article as a reminder for all.

Great customer service is sought by most everyone. Businesses go out of their way to give good customer service.

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Posted in Basic Communication Skills, Basic Workplace Communication, Call Center Training, Client Relationship, Communication Skills, Customer Interactions Training, Customer Service Communication, Customer Service Etiquette, Free Customer Service Articles, Free Customer Service Tips, Keynote Speaker, Telephone Doctor Blog

10 Things Your Customers Won’t Tell You

By Nancy Friedman, The Telephone Doctor

Most business owners know that customers will walk – take their business elsewhere if they’re not treated as they’d like to be. But how does a business owner or manager find out what the customer really likes or dislikes?

Well, your customers have told us what they may not tell you.

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Posted in Business Communication, Business Etiquette, Client Relationship, Communication Skills, Customer Interactions Training, Customer Service Challenges, Customer Service Communication, Customer Service Etiquette, Customer Service Excellence, Customer Service Tips, Customer Service Training, Free Customer Service Articles, Telephone Doctor Blog

Are You Really Engaged?

By Nancy Friedman, Keynote Speaker, Customer Service Expert & Engagement Specialist.

 

A short, but ongoing course.

Are you really engaged?

Do you and your staff really know how to engage and interact with the customers? Do they even know what it means. 

Seems as though every year there’s a “new” word in Customer Service.

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Posted in Business Communication, Call Center Training, Client Relationship, Customer Interactions Training, Customer Service Communication, Customer Service Tips, Customer Service Training, Education Service Training, Help Desk Training, Phone Skills Training, Selling Skills, Telephone Doctor Blog

Thank you FSAC

Nancy Friedman delivered an inspiring customer service keynote presentation to the Funeral Service Association of Canada in St. John’s, Newfoundland this week.

Would you like information on Nancy’s Keynotes & Corporate Speaking for your next conference or corporate meeting?

Customer Service Expert Nancy Friedman is one of America’s most sought after Keynote presenters on the topics of client retention, loyalty and customer experience.  

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Posted in Call Center Training, Communication Skills Training, Customer Service Communication, Keynote Addresses - Customer Service, Keynote Speaker, Motivation & Attitude Training, Personnel Training, Telephone Service Training, Workshops on Customer Service

10 Quick Customer Service Reminders

by Nancy Friedman, the Telephone Doctor

10 Quick Customer Service reminders

Doing the little things right is a key component to building a culture of service within any organization.  While most formal training courses take a bit of time to complete, here are ten quick service thoughts you’ll be able to implement immediately:

  • Be a DOUBLE CHECKER.

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Posted in Call Center Training, Call Center Training Programs, Client Relationship, Communication Skills, Customer Service Communication, Customer Service Training, Free Customer Service Articles, Free Customer Service Tips, Help Desk Training, Internal Customers, Telephone Skills Free Tips, Telephone Technique

Customer Loyalty Training Package

This instant customer service, team building, conflict resolution, leadership and communication training library will make your organization a world-class service provider!

Get The Works! and equip your organization with the skills & strategies to increase customer loyalty, reduce client attrition, improve teamwork and manage more effectively. A turnkey employee development training library.  

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