Let Customers Know They Are Heard

March 26, 2020
March 26, 2020 — When a customer provides feedback, no matter how negative, they are providing a valuable opportunity for improvement. And they want to know that they have been heard. On a personal level, it’s important for reps to respond to complaints with expressions of empathy and understanding such as acknowledging the customer’s feelings…To read more — login/sign up

 

Skillsharpener, March 2020

March 1, 2020
  1. Five easy ways to make the service experience a little more enjoyable for internal and external customers.
  2. A Q&A with the panel on the value of ongoing training and the types of training used in their organizations.
  3. Quick tips and refreshers including: A stress-relief activity, techniques to stamp out tech talk, and tips for building rapport via chat and email.
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Make Time to Laugh

February 27, 2020
February 27, 2020 — Humor really is the best medicine when it comes to stress management. But there are even more benefits to humor in the service center. Karyn Buxman, a speaker, author, and neurohumorist explains the three functions of humor and how everything from a belly-laugh to a shared smile can improve customer service.…To read more — login/sign up

 

Pause for Better Service

February 13, 2020
February 13, 2020 — With the busy pace in most service centers, it might seem counter-intuitive to recommend that reps make time to pause during the day. But according to Nance Guilmartin, author of The Power of Pause, taking time to pause can help save time in the long run by humanizing customer interactions, reducing automatic…To read more — login/sign up