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Powerful Strategies for Building and Maintaining Strong Internal Customer Relationships

Internal customers are organizational or contracted employees to whom you provide information, products and services. These people typically use what you offer to deliver service to their customers. Unfortunately, many employees fail to realize the importance of developing powerful strategies for building and maintaining strong … Continue reading

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Customer Service Skills That Lead to Customer Satisfaction

As a customer service professional, what can you do to enhance customer satisfaction and build a lasting relationship with your customers? If you answered “improve your customer service skills and knowledge,” you are correct. Unfortunately, many managers and their organizations … Continue reading

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Improving Verbal Communication with Customers

Many customer service representatives give little thought to the way that they sound to their customers. Typically, they have not received customer service skills training that addresses effective verbal communication. Similarly, they likely have not taken college or professional courses on … Continue reading

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Typical Customer Contact Center Representative Competencies

To perform well in a call center/customer care center, employees must possess some very special competencies or capacities/abilities to perform required job tasks. Because of the specific requirements of the job, organizations must look for candidates possessing many of these typical customer contact … Continue reading

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Providing Effective Customer Service in a Diverse World

Providing effective customer service in a diverse world is something that virtually anyone in an organization must master in today’s business world. As the world grows smaller economically and otherwise (e.g. world trade, international travel, outsourcing and offshoring of jobs, worldwide … 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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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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The Impact of Gender Roles on Customer Service

Culturally and individually, people view the role of men and women differently. Although gender roles are continually evolving throughout the world, decision-making and authority are often clearly established as male prerogatives within many cultures, subcultures, or families. For example, in … Continue reading

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Brand and Customer Loyalty Is Earned Not Given Freely

Consumer behavior and spending habits, customer needs, wants and expectations and customer satisfaction levels change constantly. There can be wide differences in the way that customers perceive an item or event when seeking services and products depending on diversity factors, … Continue reading

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Effective Verbal Communication Can Lead To Customer Satisfaction and Customer Retention

You may have heard that the expression it is sometimes not what you, but how you say it that makes a difference. Nothing is more true when you are dealing with a multi-cultural, diverse customer-base. In many situations, when customer … Continue reading

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