Monthly Archives: May 2014

Use Positive Verbal Communication to Avoid Customer Relationship Breakdowns

Customer service representatives and their organizations spend a lot of time, effort and money creative a positive service culture designed to attract, nurture and retain customers. Because of this, it only makes sense that when you are interacting with your … Continue reading

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Causes of Customer Service Breakdowns – Being Preoccupied

There are numerous reasons why customer service breakdowns occur. These run the spectrum from lack of sound customer service skills to bad customer service representative attitude. In today’s hectic workplace where customer service representatives are constantly multitasking, it is sometimes … Continue reading

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Customer Service Training Activity – Subconscious Gender Stereotypes

Since ongoing gender communication and interactions between employees and customers is a daily event in most workplaces; organizations must help employees at all levels identify and correct negative stereotypes that might exist between male and female employees. The following activity is a simple … Continue reading

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Customer Service Representatives Have to Power to Help or Hurt Their Organization

You may have heard that one person can make a difference in the world. Well, one customer service representative can make a difference in the level of success that is achieved by an organization. Think about the fact that if … Continue reading

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Delivering Positive Customer Service in a Global Work Environment

What is Positive Global Customer Service? It is recognizing that you are dealing with unique individuals at each contact point with a customer or potential customer and taking the time to listen effectively, respond appropriately and address their needs. It … Continue reading

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Building Customer Relationships – Four Crucial Factors That Impact Service Outcomes

Customer relationships are impacted by many factors that begin once a customer and customer service representative or other employee comes into contact with a current or potential customer. These people are either internal customers who work for the organization, or external customers … Continue reading

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How To Communicate Effectively With Customers – The Value of Effective Articulation

You cannot control how well your customers communicate with you during a given interaction, but you can effectively control the way you speak during customer communications. Speaking clearly and concisely is crucial during customer interactions. Articulation, enunciation, or pronunciation of words … Continue reading

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Use Head Nodding Effectively With Customers to Avoid Misunderstandings

Nodding of the head is often used (and overused) by many people to signal agreement or to indicate that they are listening to a speaker during a conversation. As a customer service representative, you must be careful to occasionally pause … Continue reading

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The Power of Non Verbal Communication Skills in Customer Service

Like other customer service skills, nonverbal communication is a strong component of interactions between a customer service representative and current or potential customers. For example, nodding of the head is often used (and overused) by many customer service professionals people to … Continue reading

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