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Boomerang Customers- What You Might NOT Think Brings Them Back!


With all of the calendars and PDA's and lists I make I recently did a really dumb thing. I forgot my best friend's birthday and her anniversary.

The death of customer servie


The other day a reporter call to interview me on the "Death of Customer Service". My first reaction was to deny that charge and claim that customer service is very much alive and well.

Top 10 customer service tips


1. Hire people who have a service attitude.

Listening: The Foundation of Communication


Listening is the #1 communication skill for leadership, selling, customer service, and even romance! The problem is, most of us don't listen very well. We're not trained to listen and we don't even realize that listening is a skill.

Ten Ways to Help You Improve Your Customer Service


1. Stay in contact with customers on a regular basis.

Handling Angry Clients


What do you do when your client gets mad at you? How do you handle this? An angry client can be one of the biggest time and energy drains on a sales person. What you should specifically do will obviously depend on what the client is angry about.

Be the Customer: See Yourself as Your Customers Do


What do your customers experience when they interact with your business? As a mystery shopper, I help businesses see themselves through the eyes of their customers by posing as a typical customer and evaluating their service, quality and cleanliness. Was it easy to find what I needed? Were the employees polite and helpful? Was everything neat and clean? Was I thanked for my business? What happened when I made a return?Whether your business is an international retailer or a small one-person shop, what you don't know about your customers' perceptions of your quality and service can hurt you.

The 3 Rs of Customer Service


What I am about to tell you may seem very obvious - you may even say DUH!!! but the fact is, - many company's forget the 3 R's of good customer service- Respect your Customer, Take Responsibility for Your Actions and Products and give your Customers a Full REFUND when it just isn't right. I promise you that if you follow these 3 simple rules you will never have to run after the same customer again!Respect the customer! Just about as plain as the nose on your face Right? Wrong!How many times have you been greeted in a less than courteous manner or worse yet- not at all!! Never lose the opportunity to make a great first impression- very rarely do you have a second chance to undo the damage done by that first encounter.

What's in a Name?


Different people call their Customers by different names. If they don't have Customers, they have Clients, purchasers, licensees, users, patients, members, franchisees, or buyers.

Marketing as a Spiritual Practice


"Marketing as a spiritual practice." It sounds contradictory - how can sales and promotion possibly be considered spiritual? But the secret is, once you truly understand that marketing isn't all about struggle, jargon, tricks or gimmicks, spiritual practice is the very root of success.

Get Customers to Stop Calling You--12 Easy Ways to Save Money with Online Customer Support


Despite rumors to the contrary, the Web is not dead. More people are using it, they have faster bandwidth, and in many cases Net-time is taking over TV- time.

Customer Service - Winning Customer Experiences


Winning Customer ExperiencesMuch research has been done on what the makes a winning customer experience. What is it that makes customers come back to your business instead of going to someone else's? If your repeat business is low, what is it that you are doing to drive your customers away? There is a consistent theme that emerges across the research - winning customer experiences are built on consistency.

Customer Conversion Mistakes That Will Cost You


The following are common mistakes that Sales Managers and Owners make in the sales process which could be costing you thousands or even hundreds of thousands in lost revenue.- No system to capture and log prospect information/contact data on incoming ad calls.

Customer Service: Why Bears Make Bad Customers


Every business owner should have a picture of his or her ideal customer. When I picture my ideal customer, I see a business owner struggling to find time for all that needs to be done, someone passionate about what they do, someone striving to find answers to make their business run better.

The History of CRM -- Moving Beyond the Customer Database


Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is one of those magnificent concepts that swept the business world in the 1990's with the promise of forever changing the way businesses small and large interacted with their customer bases. In the short term, however, it proved to be an unwieldy process that was better in theory than in practice for a variety of reasons.

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For National Customer Service Week 2018: Essentials Of Customer Service Excellence
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Today I'm sharing eleven essentials of customer service in honor of 2018's National Customer Service Week (NCSW), which is sponsored by the International Customer Service Association (ICSA). These points have proved vital on most every customer ...



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Why Great Customer Service Is Key To A Positive Brand Reputation
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Great customer service experiences are few and far between, so when you have a good one, it makes a serious impression. Today, most companies don't let their customers connect, hear a live voice -- a positive one, at that -- and build loyalty to the brand.



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eBay@Home Invites Some Customer Service Employees to Work ...
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eBay is offering new opportunities for full-time employees to work from home via the eBay@Home program, the online commerce company announced ...

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T-Mobile gets rid of robot system for customer service calls
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SEATTLE — T-Mobile is getting rid of that robotic voice on its customer service lines, the company announced recently. The telecom said it would connect users straight to a team of customer representatives, unique to their own city, when they call ...

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Ten Ways To Celebrate National Customer Service Week
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National Customer Service Week is celebrated during the first full week of October, and this year it falls on October 2-5. I traditionally write a short article about the holiday, and this year is no exception. Looking for some new ideas, I interviewed ...



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The Undeniable Need For Superior Customer Service Each Time, Every Time
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Fast-forward to my life today and writing about the world of marketing and engaging with CMOs and others in the C-suite on a nearly daily basis, I want to take this opportunity to not to so gently remind everyone: When it comes to customer service, a.k ...



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Chipotle Has a Customer Service Problem
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Chipotle (NYSE:CMG) CEO Brian Niccol has addressed many of the company's most pressing issues during his limited time on the job. He has begun the process of the chain offering a more dynamic menu, has continued to address food safety, and has ...
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Microsoft launches new AI applications for customer service and sales
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Similarly, the Customer Service app focuses on using natural language understanding to understand and predict customer service problems and leverage virtual agents to lower costs. Taylor used this part of the announcement to throw some shade at ...
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Employees Are Customers Too: The Secret Of Internal Customer Service Training And Culture Change
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Let me share a secret. (It's a sort of non-secret secret.) The single most important internal customer service training “technique” isn't a technique, a best practice, a trick at all. It's something different, something more profound: It's a point of ...



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Holiday Customer Service Will Measure Up – If You're Prepared
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That's provided customer service operations are prepped for the upcoming holidays, with reinforcements at the ready. And we're not just talking seasonal temps here. Recruited en masse. Reciting customer responses by rote. Sandwiched in between the ...

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