Category Archives: global customer service

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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The Challenges of Building Positive Customer Relationships In a Global World

In a global customer service world, there are potential relationship “minefields” that can cause problems related to trust. This is because for customers from many countries (e.g. Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, Japan, Philippines, Kuwait, Turkey, Mexico, South Korea, and Vietnam), … 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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Customer Service Skills for Success 6th by Robert W. Lucas Now Available

The top-selling customer service textbook in the United States, Customer Service Skills for Success by Robert W. Lucas, is now in print from McGraw-Hill. This 6th edition includes four-color layout with more images to enhance the content and a completely changed graphic appearance. In the … Continue reading

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Customer Service Quote – Edward De Bono

In the age of global customer service and Internet access and big box stores, many companies and organizations offer the same products as their competitors. The key to who wins in the race to gain new customers and customer retention is which … 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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Interpersonal Communication – Your Key to Customer Service Success

To be successful in your interactions with customers whose values, beliefs and experiences differ from your own, you will need to broaden your scope of knowledge related to interpersonal; communication, especially nonverbal signals (cues). Because nonverbal communication styles and interpretations often differ from … Continue reading

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The Role of Technology in Customer Service

One thing is sure in today’s global economy; the Internet marketing and sales are major components of global and personal wealth strategy. Research conducted by McKinsey and Company “…into the Internet economies of the G-8 nations as well as Brazil, China, India, … Continue reading

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Dealing with Difficult Customers

You may think of difficult customer contacts as those in which you have to deal with negative, angry, demanding, or aggressive people. These are just a few of the types of potentially difficult interactions that you may encounter as a … Continue reading

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Effective Customer Communication Quote – George Ross

The ability to build and maintain solid relationships, and ultimately develop a level of trust, is a key skill that customer service representatives must master if they are going to  be successful in the business world. As a professional service provider you … Continue reading

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