Category Archives: verbal communication skills

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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Four Customer Service Skills That Can Help Enhance Customer Satisfaction

Effective customer service skills that can help enhance customer satisfaction are important for every employee in an organization. However, they are crucial for front-line customer service representatives who are the first contact point for customers. Today’s customer contacts come from many sources: … 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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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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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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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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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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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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Imrpoving Customer Service With Active Listening Skills

Delivering excellent customer service to your internal and external customers requires strong interpersonal communication skills, especially in the area of listening. Listening effectively is the primary means that many customer service representatives use during communication to determine the needs of … Continue reading

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