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Pause for Better Service

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

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Featured Frontline Rep

Teresa Clark
SignUpGenius

A co-worker explains how Teresa embraces the mission of her company and the goals of her customers: “Teresa goes above and beyond for every user who contacts SignUpGenius for support. She always provides thorough, thoughtful responses to ensure questions are answered in a timely manner on the first interaction. It is important to her to give all users the information they need so they can get back to organizing and volunteering, making a difference in their community.”

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We Are Better Together

January 16, 2020 — Teamwork is one of the most powerful tools for providing high quality customer care. A cohesive team can accomplish much more in terms of innovation, efficiency, and productivity than the sum of the individuals that make up the team. In the January issue of Customer Communicator newsletter, service expert Ron Willingham discusses how…To read more — login/sign up

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Lead with Authenticity

December 19, 2019 — In the December issue of Customer Communicator newsletter, communications consultant and coach, Patti Wood reminds readers that the first words a customer hears will set the tone for the conversation to follow. She notes that there is solid data behind this practical reminder. “Research says that the most important thing we look…To read more — login/sign up

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Featured Frontline Rep

Mary Katherine Henderson
Insurance Center Inc.

“Sometimes,” says Mary Katherine Henderson, “it’s hard to see past the day to day tasks of my job and know that I’m truly in the business of helping people.”

But that’s exactly what Henderson does every day. She attributes much of her success in service to a positive attitude. “I try to wake up every morning to face each new day with a bright and positive attitude, emphasis on TRY,” she says. “Skills can be taught, experience will come with time, but a positive attitude is one thing that we, as CSRs, can control on a daily basis.”

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