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ProTip: Fixing a Communication Breakdown

Posted by Michelle Nitchie

Jul 11, 2017 9:04:00 AM

Failed Communication.pngOne of the most effective approaches is to take full responsibility for the lack of communication.  After all, it may well be that your question was unclear.  Why not give the other person the benefit of the doubt?  You might confess you don't remember whether she gave you the information you needed...or acknowledge that you may not have grasped her explanation.  Unless the person is being evasive, she'll be glad to comply.

- Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, Ph.D., and Wendy Patrick Mazzarella, Reading People

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Topics: Problem Resolution, Teamwork, Communication, Etiquette, Difficult Situations

ProTip: One Simple Step to Better Solutions

Posted by Michelle Nitchie

Oct 25, 2016 9:04:00 AM

Problems and Solutions.jpgIf you can, take your time in developing a solution.  A number of studies have suggested that often, the second or third solution you come up with is best.  When possible, suggest multiple solutions to the customer, saving the one you think will work best for last.

- Roy Barnes and Bob Kelleher, Customer Experience for Dummies

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Topics: Business Skills, Customer Service, Customer Experience, Problem Resolution, Customer Complaints

ProSo Picks #3: Build a Customer Service Culture that Exceeds Expectations & Creates Loyalty (Even When Things Go Wrong)

Posted by Katie Scheer

Aug 30, 2016 9:16:00 AM

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Our "Picks" this time focus on these very important customer service topics:

  1. Implementing cohesive customer service standards and policies that EVERY employee learns, practices, and adheres to.
  2. Understanding that exceeding customers' expectations requires an approach that focuses on every single customer touchpoint and all factors that engages their senses.
  3. Gaining customer loyalty requires not only exceptional care of your happy customers, but also effective efforts that reengage and impress your unhappy customers. (Teaser alert: below this article you can download our wildly popular eBook on problem resolution.)

Keep on reading to get advice on tackling all three of these customer service topics.

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Topics: Customer Service, Problem Resolution, Growth, Loyalty

Problem Resolution ~ REACT

Posted by Jana Love

Aug 16, 2016 9:04:00 AM

Mistakes are to be expected in service situations, but knowing how to recover an angry or frustrated customer into a loyal customer is a learned art. A Customer-Focused Attitude is critical for successful service recovery.  Employees need to be trained to anticipate and identify potential problems, as well as have the experience to make decisions and to deliver skillful solutions to customer problems. The statistics below show just how important company reactions are to service loyalty. 

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Topics: Customer Service Skills, Problem Resolution, Loyalty

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