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A FOCUSed Sales Approach

Katie Scheer | Jun 25, 2019 9:26:00 AM

Businesses aren't successful by chance.  Someone, who may be you, has to focus and have the vision for what it takes to thrive in today's economy and to continue to provide exceptional service to a demanding consumer market who has high expectations.  Might sound complicated, but let's make it easy and go back to Basics 101.  How about you simply embrace and teach our "FOCUS" concept, which is a simple method that truly focuses on successfully serving your customers?  It always comes back to paying attention to service and delivery when you want to move your needle of success and increase your sales.  Right?

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Topics: Customer Service Skills, Customer Service, Training, Customer Experience

You Had Me At Hello

Jana Love | Jun 18, 2019 9:04:00 AM

In one day, I had three disturbing customer service exchanges that left me wondering ~ why are some businesses making this harder than it has to be?  Three different businesses: a bank, a retail business, and an airline. One very clear take away, I felt invisible. Each exchange was smothered in handling the process and moving things to closure, vs. recognizing the person in front of them in need of help. 

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Topics: Memorable Interactions, Customer Service Skills List, Customer Experience

Take Your Customer Conversations Further

Katie Scheer | May 21, 2019 9:33:00 AM

Along the Extra Mile

Mastering customer service requires you to first master customer conversations. Why? Conversation is the foundation of the customer experience. Each time you communicate with your customers you are paving the road that defines the future of your relationship with them. Your goal is to travel a long road with them, so you need to ask yourself if your conversations are building trust, moving you closer to more sales, effective with resolving questions/concerns, and more.

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Topics: Listening, Customer Service, Customer Experience, Communication

Maximize Your Customer Service

Madison Love | May 7, 2019 9:12:00 AM

How are you maximizing your business' customer service through social media? Do you have eyes on all platforms? 

These days, businesses must have a dedicated social media employee or team to monitor any and all comments and complaints that cycle in. Approximately 70% of customer service complaints made on Twitter go unanswered by the tagged businesses. This is a perfect example of poor customer service, and social media is changing the customer service world by making complaining as easy as 140 characters or less. 

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Topics: Customer Service, Customer Experience, Social Media

Better Communication = Greater Customer Experiences

Katie Scheer | Feb 5, 2019 9:14:00 AM

CommunicationCommunication is a prime factor in shaping the overall customer experience. How and when you communicate, by which mode, and with what tone are of utmost importance to get right. Each customer has unique needs and preferences. Are you taking this into account when you are communicating? Here are tips for you on this and some communication standards for you to consider...

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Topics: Customer Experience, Communication

HOSPITALITY IN THE NEW AGE

Katie Scheer | Oct 30, 2018 9:06:00 AM

 

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Serving the millennial generation calls for a change of routine, as they now represent the largest generation in the country. Millennials are known to be impatient yet pragmatic idealists, while also being known as authentic and transparent. These traits are what make them different from other generations and very unique customers. 

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Topics: Customer Experience, Hospitality Trends, Millennials

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