Customer Service

Tips & advice to help you improve your performance

 

3 Don’ts When Dealing With A Customer Complaint

If you’re working with customers then it’s not a question of whether you will have to deal with customer complaints, but how you will deal with them. Although you should treat each complaint individually, you should have a strategy in place for handling complaints to leave the…

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How To Deal With Difficult Customers

I recall a customer years ago who I would describe as ‘difficult’. No matter what I said, she interrupted me. No matter how I tried to appease her, she wouldn’t listen. (more…)

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Best Customer Service Examples And What You Can Learn From Them

What is it about customer service that sets companies apart from the rest? The fact is that it is no longer the quality of our products and services that will get us the sale and ultimately the profits. Customers’ expectations have risen exponentially over the…

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How To Train Staff In Customer Service

Customer service is imperative for establishing and maintaining a loyal customer base. In organisations where employees interact with clients directly, managers need to train staff to provide excellent customer service. (more…)

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3 Tips On Dealing With An Irate Client Over The Phone

No one likes speaking to an angry person, but this scenario is even more difficult to handle when the person is a client of yours. This is a unique relationship where you have to tread very carefully to make sure the client is left happy,…

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2 Quick Methods That Hugely Improve Customer Experience

Customers are what make any business a success or a failure. You may have the most innovative products or services, but without tailoring them to your clients, you will not make any sales. (more…)

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The Role Of The Leader In Customer Service

If you are a leader in a larger business or public sector organisation then you are probably not dealing with external clients on a regular basis. It is therefore easy (once you have agreed with them) to leave the policing of your customer service standards…

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10 Steps To Creating A Customer-Focused Culture

Many people who manage teams in customer service are aware of the need to display vision and customer focus in their businesses, but less people are able to apply this in the real-world atmosphere of the hot-house business. To create a culture takes time and…

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The Best Way To Provide Quality Service

How do you know if you are offering excellent customer service? Most companies tell us they use focus groups, surveys, response cards, mystery shopping, etc, and all these are valuable to create an awareness of exactly hat you’re doing right and wrong. But unless you…

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Do You Have a Skilled Customer Service Team?

Chances are, whether you have direct client contact or not, you and your team members are providing some sort of customer service. You may not be dealing with outside clients, but in almost every situation you have some sort of internal client (another team, accounting,…

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What is Marketing?

A lot of people view marketing as the method of selling a product. Marketing, to them, means creating a print ad, television commercial, or radio segment and hoping it brings traffic so that they can make a few sales. Marketing, in reality, is really much…

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Have You Fired a Customer Lately?

As a salesperson, or sales team leader, it is important that you recognize exactly when a customer has crossed the line from profitable to draining. While it is important, from a customer service aspect, for each customer to feel as though he’s your largest client,…

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