Practice your enthusiasm — Don’t let the customer service routine erode your enthusiasm and dedication to your work. Keep these tips in mind to maintain your positive attitude through the day.
September 4, 2014 — The first week in September is also known as International Enthusiasm Week, a time to focus on the importance of enthusiasm in building strong relationships with customers and coworkers. But sometimes it can be draining to maintain a high-level of enthusiasm throughout the workday, particularly if that work is stressful or…To read more — login/sign up
Ramp up your service to seniors — Older customers are becoming an increasingly large part of the total customer population for many companies. Here are additional tips on how to work effectively with older customers.
August 21, 2014 — After a long day working with customers, it can be difficult for frontline staff to maintain a high level of energy and enthusiasm. New research suggests that a five-minute walk can help. If you spend most of your work day sitting at a desk, it’s likely that your energy levels peak…To read more — login/sign up
August 7, 2014 — This month in Customer Communicator, author and customer service trainer Renée Evenson discusses the importance of making good first and last impressions with customers. While making a good impression is always valuable, these beginnings and endings are especially important. Psychological research, as well as everyday experience, shows that people tend to remember…To read more — login/sign up
Defense Military Pay Office
When a customer is in trouble, Mitchell is there with technical and emotional support. In one case, a soldier was in the process of having her father named as her dependent. During the process, the father passed away. While her work was done, Mitchell kept in touch. “I just knew how hard it would be for her,” Mitchell says.Learn more about the award
July 24, 2014 Working in customer service can be difficult and stressful, but managers can take simple steps to help reps stay motivated and positive. Geoffrey James, author of Business Without the Bullsh*t, says that it starts with being a role-model for reps. For instance, when a rep complains about having had to deal with a…To read more — login/sign up
Set goals for the next half of the year — Serious goal-setting efforts should include an understanding of the “why” behind specific goals. Here are tips on how to include that perspective in your goal-setting.
July 11, 2014 — July 1 was Second Half of the New Year Day, which makes July the perfect time to review the New Year’s resolutions that you made back in January to see how you’re doing. In the July issue of Customer Communicator, editor Bill Keenan offers this advice: Start by making a point of…To read more — login/sign up
June 26, 2014 — To build true rapport with customers, Melissa Corra a live- chat rep for Web.com, goes beyond the typical techniques. Corra was recognized for her work with a Customer Communicator Frontline Spotlight award. “Most frontline reps are familiar with the techniques of mirroring and matching to build rapport,” says Customer Communicator editor Bill Keenan. “People often…To read more — login/sign up
Communication tops the agenda — Expand and sharpen your communication skills this month by keeping the following different types of listening in mind when communicating with customers.
June 16, 2014 — In “Amaze Every Customer Every Time,” author Shep Hyken provides managers with tools for delivering “the most amazing customer service on the planet.” But Hyken was quick to tell readers of The Customer Communicator newsletter that frontline service reps have an equally important role to play in amazing customers and building long-lasting relationships.…To read more — login/sign up