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Duration

1 Day

Course Description

Your goal shouldn’t just be exceptional customer care, it should be consistently exceptional customer care. Do it again and again, to build trust and an enduring reputation. Good customer care depends on the attitudes and skills of the individual employee. People at all levels need to understand how communication works from the customers’ perspective and to get an understanding of the best way to approach individual customers – both internal and external.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, students will have an understanding of how to build rapport on the phone, the customer’s thinking and some of the differences between different customers. Delegates will also be able to recognise these different patterns, utilise them and so improve customer satisfaction.

Course Content

INTRODUCTION

  • The need for customer care and what it is
  • What’s in it for everyone?
  • Customer satisfaction v customer loyalty

PROJECTING A PROFESSIONAL AND COMPETENT IMAGE

  • Positive first and lasting impressions
  • Communicate effectively in all situations
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication Rapport and rapport building

UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES

  • What is your personal style? – a self-assessment
  • Recognising and communicating with others’ styles
  • One size doesn’t fit all

WHO ARE OUR CUSTOMERS?

  • External v internal Is there a difference?
  • Understanding and managing customer expectations
  • The difference between customer ‘wants’ and ‘needs’

UNDERSTANDING CUSTOMER NEEDS

  • Questioning techniques – the funnel technique and TED questions
  • Effective and active listening
  • Probing – without it being obvious

HANDLING COMPLAINTS

  • We need complaints!
  • Ownership of complaints and problems
  • You don’t always have to say ‘sorry’
  • The right way to say ‘No’ Working with your customers, not against them

TOUGH CUSTOMERS

  • Staying cool under pressure
  • Managing customers’ emotions and expectations
  • Dealing with conflict

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