May 29, 2019 — We are delighted to present the all new 2019 Customer Service Week theme, logo, website, and much, much more. This year’s Customer Service Week theme is The Magic of Service™. The theme recognizes that good service is magical. It can turn an unhappy customer into a satisfied long term customer. It…Continue reading
May 22, 2019 — Every year, teams from all over the world celebrate Customer Service Week: Small groups and large, single location and multi-site, simple and over-the-top. But the people who celebrate all have a few things in common: 7. They enjoy puzzles. Every year Customer Service Week puzzles are cited as a celebration highlight. From…Continue reading
A focus on feedback improves service — The brief video below from Bain & Company explains how the Net Promoter Score was developed and how it’s used.
Stay calm no matter what — In the brief video below, service consultant Barbara Burke explains how to remain in the moment, resist reacting emotionally, and really consider the options.
May 15, 2019 — Every year, teams from all over the world celebrate Customer Service Week: Small groups and large, single location and multi-site, simple and over-the-top. But the people who celebrate all have a few things in common: 4. They get creative. Paint ’n’ sip parties, cake decorating contests, and a range of craft projects…Continue reading
May 9, 2019 — Every year teams from all over the world celebrate Customer Service Week: Small groups and large, single location and multi-site, simple and over-the-top. But the people who celebrate all have a few things in common: 1. They play games. Games based on popular TV shows are always a hit. But that’s just…Continue reading
Answers from frontline reps — Customer experience. In our department, two of the most important things monitored and measured are member experience and time management. Member experience refers to how the member was treated and assisted during the interaction with our Member Service Representative (MSR). Did the MSR actively listen to the member, treat them as a…Continue reading
April 18, 2019 — Sometimes a customer gets upset, for no apparent reason, right in the middle of a conversation. How do you get back to the subject at hand without minimizing the outburst or its causes? According to Robert Bacal, author of Perfect Phrases for Customer Service, the secret to getting a customer back on…To read more — login/sign up
Spring cleaning, not just for the home — Here are tips to help you organize your desk, files, email inbox, and more.
Identify personality types to deliver better service — Read this useful document from the Carlson Learning Company which provides insights on how managers and employees with different personality styles can work better together.
April 4, 2019 — There are several basic steps to better listening. And it all starts with recognizing what’s involved. “Exceptional listening requires concentration, effort, and a thoughtful response,” says author Joe Takash, “It means you must work at listening with your head and heart and not just with your ears.” The April issue of Customer…To read more — login/sign up
At Crystal D, everyone on staff is called a Memory Maker. The name reflects the company’s goal of creating positive memories for the customers and coworkers. Customer Service Rep Brenda Peralta exemplifies the Memory Maker goal and was recognized by her industry association as customer service rep of the year for 2018. Her number one tip for frontline reps is: “Smile when you’re helping customers. Even if it’s over the phone, people can tell when you’re smiling. If you smile, your customers will immediately trust you and trust that you’re going to be able to help them.”Learn more about the award