November 15, 2018 — When you spend your days supporting customers, coworkers can sometimes be overlooked. But service skills trainer Kirk Miller says that productivity and job satisfaction will increase and stress levels will decrease when the service team is mutually supportive. In the November issue of Customer Communicator, the newsletter for frontline service professionals, Miller…To read more — login/sign up
November 1, 2018 — Apathy/boredom, the brush-off, coldness, condescension, robotism, the rulebook, the runaround, and the tune-out are the “eight sins of customer service,” says Deborah J. Schmidt, a customer loyalty consultant and author. Not surprisingly, these sins are common to many service centers. They’re attitudes and behaviors that reps adopt to help them deal…To read more — login/sign up
Keep political talk low key — Encourage your team to avoid political talk with Conversation Cards. Available in a variety of formats, Conversation Cards can spark conversation and encourage people to learn more about each other.
Keep political talk low key — To avoid politics at workplace gatherings, try Conversation Cards. Available in many formats, these popular conversation starters include well-worded questions to spark a conversation and encourage people to learn more about each other.
Five small things that make a big impression on customers — Reinforce key points in the article with a colorful glancer that reps can post in their work areas.
Recognize coworkers — During Customer Service Week, readers may recognize coworkers by sending eCards featuring the Customer Service Week theme, “Excellence Happens Here.”
Answers from frontline reps — Be polite and smile. Always remember to be respectful in every dealing, with every customer and in every situation. If the customer is having an off day, and being rude, don’t stoop to that level. That is not the way to be a great customer service rep. Also, make sure that…Continue reading
August 27, 2018 — We are delighted to announce three new activities for your Customer Service Week celebration. At CSWeek.com you’ll find a new teambuilding activity called Common Ground, a fun take on vocal skills training with the Tongue Twister activity, and a special recognition activity which lets team members recognize each other. It’s called…Continue reading
August 20, 2018 — Theme days are always popular during Customer Service Week. And the possibilities are almost limitless. Just look at these four examples: 1. The week started with a Star Wars theme at CMA CGM. When employees arrived at work, the elevator whisked them skyward to the sounds of a spaceship lifting off. Accompanying…Continue reading
August 16, 2018 — Briana Church is a transportation solutions representative for Veritiv Corporation, a third-party distribution and logistics company. Her job is to help customers set up shipments, and to make sure that they get delivered on time. “So if customers come to me with any problems, anything that needs fixing, I am here…To read more — login/sign up
August 15, 2018 — Whether you need a final activity to round-out your celebration or you’ve just started planning, you’ll find lots of ideas in the Activities section of the CSWeek.com website. Each pre-planned activity includes detailed instructions, a list of materials, and print-outs if needed. You’ll find activities to build teamwork, recognize staff, build service skills,…Continue reading
Help your reps to focus on the customer on every call — A lot of companies claim to have a customer focus. But it most often falls to the customer service rep to live up to that claim. Here is some advice from customer service consultant and author, Shep Hyken:
• A blog post on how the employee experience contributes to the customer experience.
• A video presentation on how to use customer service to stand out from the competition.