Category Archives: customer retention

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 Incentives Lead to Customer Satisfaction

Effective customer incentives lead to customer satisfaction, if they are thought out and provide something that customers perceive as valuable to them. Unfortunately, many organizations create incentive programs that their marketing team feels would offer value. Such stimulants are often provided without asking … 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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Delivering Excellent Customer Service as Part of a Service Culture

Delivering excellent customer service as part of a service culture has become a pivotal determinant in global competition between organizations. As the world has gotten smaller because or geopolitical changes, trade agreements, personal mobility and connections via technology, the way that companies provide … Continue reading

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Preparing Customer Service Representatives in the Twenty-First Century

         Preparing customer service representatives in the twenty-first century has become a prime strategic initiative in many organizations. That is because they face many challenges in achieving customer satisfaction, increasing customer retention and building customer loyalty that their predecessors did not … Continue reading

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Perceptions of Time Can Impact Customer Relationships

Perceptions of time can impact customer relationships. An understanding of the concept and value of time differences between individuals is crucial for any employee since they are likely to interact with people from other cultures periodically. By recognizing that customers … Continue reading

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More Typical Customer Contact Center Representative Competencies

In a previous blog article, I discussed crucial competencies call center and customer care center applicants and employees must possess to be successful when interacting with customers. In this article, I share more typical customer contact center representative competencies. I do … Continue reading

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Effective Listening and Interpersonal Communication Skills for Customer Service Representatives

Effective listening and interpersonal communication skills for customer service representatives are crucial in ensuring that customers are satisfied and less likely to desert an organization. Many customer service representatives assume that they know how to effectively listen to their customers. … Continue reading

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Customer Relationship Management Initiatives Focus on Customer Loyalty and Retention

At one point in history, business owners knew their customers personally. They knew their customers’ families, what their religious affiliation was, and what was happening in their lives. Customers dealt with the owners of a business and had personal relationships with … Continue reading

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A 100 Percent ATTITUDE Is Crucial for Customer Service Representatives

Organizations are constantly looking for better ways to increase customer satisfaction, generate additional revenue and spark customer retention. While some customer service professionals say that brand loyalty and keeping customers for life is an unachievable goal, there are some strategies … Continue reading

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