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Ways to Achieve Customer Service Excellence – 3 Strategies for Professional Development

There are many ways to achieve customer service excellence. Professional customer service representatives who truly want to excel at their jobs find ways to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. In many organizations professional development training and information … Continue reading

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4 Proven Ways to Improve Customer Service Skills

Are you consistently looking for ways to improve customer service skills? If so, that is a smart and professional strategy in today’s globally competitive marketplace. Not matter what type of business or organization you belong to, developing and honing your customer … 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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Is Customer Service Week the Best Time to Show Customer Appreciation?

          Have you noticed how many articles and references are flying around stores and on the Internet regarding the importance of Customer Service Week (October 6-10, 2014)? Service providers are wearing shirts and hats and articles abound … Continue reading

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Create a Positive Customer Service Culture by Making Customers Feel Valued

Organizations are often chasing the illusive loyal customer. Various research studies have shown that it costs less to keep a good customer than it does to attract new ones through expensive marketing and incentive programs. Related to this, it seems logical to … Continue reading

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Customer Service Representative – Active Listening Tips

Before you can effectively listen to your customers or clients as a customer service representative you must first prepare to listen. That is because active listening is a learned skill and is different from the passive action of simply hearing sounds. … Continue reading

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The Cost of Poor Customer Service

A recent experience with Century Link recently validated what I regularly tell customer service workshop participants and readers of my customer service books. I thought I’d share it with you along with customer service success tips that can improve customer service … Continue reading

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Three Negative Nonverbal Messages To Avoid When Serving Customers

Some customer service representatives develop unproductive nonverbal behaviors without even realizing it. These may be nervous habits or mannerisms carried to excess (scratching, pulling an ear, or playing with hair). In a customer service environment, you should try to minimize … Continue reading

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Two Strategies for Reducing Stress in a Customer Service Environment

In a struggling economy, customer service managers around the world realize the value of providing service on demand and maintaining customer-centric environments. With the competition for customers, many organizations are making ongoing advances in system efficiency to address customer needs. … Continue reading

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Encouraging Customer Loyalty Can Result in Increased Customer Retention

If you are a customer service representative, one of your key roles is to help create a customer-centric environment designed to identify and meet customer expectations. To accomplish this, you must ensure that you continue to enhance your knowledge of the organization’s products and services. You must also … Continue reading

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