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The ProSo Method To Achieving Service "wow's"

Posted by Jana Love

Oct 3, 2017 9:17:00 AM

In the hospitality industry "wow factor" is a phrase not only used, but something the industry strives to achieve in the service they provide. There is a short list of companies that are noted and revered for consistently achieving this service level. The challenge that we see is executing and delivering the "wow factor" is often misunderstood.

Here's what I mean, as a consumer, we expect a certain level of good, consistent service and anything above this is a bonus. This isn't close to the level of service we are talking about regarding "wow." Studies show that 65% of customers that are "satisfied" will end up taking their business somewhere else for a better offer (better service). Customers are not "wowed" by expected service, but rather by the unexpected service provided that met a need they didn't even know they had. This is what separates the "good" from the "great."

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Topics: Memorable Interactions, Exceeding Expectations, Training

Do This, Not That: Thank The Customer First

Posted by Jana Love

Aug 8, 2017 9:03:00 AM

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Topics: Memorable Interactions, Being Attentive, Communication

Say This, Not That: Find a Better Way to Deliver "No"

Posted by Jana Love

Jul 25, 2017 9:14:00 AM

SayThisNotThat (072517).pngWhen dealing with customers, you can clearly convey "no" without ever having to say the word. For example, iInstead of "no, we don't have that," try saying, "I certainly see how that would be useful and helpful, but I'm afraid we don't have that at this time," or "While we don't currently have what you are looking for, we appreciate knowing what you want so that we can continue to improve our service." Positive language, delivered correctly keeps the door open for future customer interactions, and the customer will not feel as though it was a waste of their time. 

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Topics: Memorable Interactions, Customer Service Skills, Communication

Top 10 Customer Service Skills List: Be Attentive & Listen (#4 of 10)

Posted by Katie Scheer

May 30, 2017 9:26:00 AM

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(Originally posted on 11/5/13. Refreshed and enhanced in order to further capitalize on the popularity of the info.)

A key ingredient to creating a "wow" customer service experience is your ability to be attentive and to actively engage through the use of strong listening skills.  We have to be attentive during every interaction with the customer, otherwise there will be a disconnect between what the customer is saying, both verbally and nonverbally, and what you are doing.  We must give our customers our complete attention so we can truly understand what is being said; simply listening to and hearing what customers say is not enough.  The words being spoken are just the beginning.  You must pay attention to all of the extra, little things. 

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Topics: Memorable Interactions, Customer Service Skills, Customer Service Skills List, Being Attentive, Listening

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