Customer Service

Mix-Up in Mexico City—Three Keys to Stellar Customer Service

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September 24, 2018
Mix-Up in Mexico City—Three Keys to Stellar Customer Service

Tweet My recent trip to Mexico City was ripe with the universal application of many Dale Carnegie Human Relations principles. I reserved a Teotihuacán Pyramids tour and was told I’d return to my hotel by 5 pm in time to freshen up and meet friends to celebrate my last night in town. Once aboard the...
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How To Transform Customers from Angry to Appreciative

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August 27, 2018
How To Transform Customers from Angry to Appreciative

Tweet Customers can become rude or angry for a variety of reasons, especially when stress is high and patience runs short. Here are five steps to minimizing their anger and maximizing their loyalty. Hear them out. Most people listen to respond instead of to understand which makes it easy to interrupt a disgruntled customer...
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Show Some Love to Customers on Valentine’s Day and Beyond

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February 13, 2018
Show Some Love to Customers on Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Tweet Valentine’s Day provides a perfect opportunity to apply Dale Carnegie’s 2nd Human Relations principle, ‘Give honest, sincere appreciation.’ This pioneer of positive relationships once said, “Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we...
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Five Ways to Show Your Customers Some Love

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February 9, 2017
Five Ways to Show Your Customers Some Love

Tweet Customer appreciation strategies need not be extremely costly or complicated.  Here are five simple ways to show your customers some love. Surprise and delight.  One of the easiest ways to love your customers is to reward them with complimentary perks.  Expedited or free shipping, and sample products, are affordable ways to drive revenue...
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5 Steps to Simplify the Solution and Seal the Deal

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November 27, 2015
5 Steps to Simplify the Solution and Seal the Deal

Tweet Here are five steps to make it easy for prospects to buy your product or service. Know thy customer.  Instead of rattling off all of your product’s or services’ bells and whistles, pare down the perks that pertain to the prospect’s situation.  Dale Carnegie’s 8th Human Relations principle is to, ‘Talk in terms...
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Let’s Talk Turkey—Three Profitable Ways to Show Appreciation

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November 13, 2015
Let’s Talk Turkey—Three Profitable Ways to Show Appreciation

Tweet ‘Tis the season to save a bundle from a consumer’s perspective, and sell a ton from a retailer’s perspective.  What is often missed—especially when forcing employees to work on Thanksgiving, is the true spirit of the season. There are umpteen ways to show your gratitude to employees and customers, however these three tips...
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Under-Promise, Over-Deliver

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December 12, 2014
Under-Promise, Over-Deliver

Tweet One of the first lessons in good customer service is to always under-promise and over-deliver. This lesson carries through to leadership, sales, and even employee engagement. But this can sometimes seem challenging to understand and implement. After all, don’t you want to make great promises, rather than ones that seem underwhelming? Of course!...
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The Importance of Effective Customer Communication

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May 13, 2013
The Importance of Effective Customer Communication

Tweet The most important part of customer care is effective communication and all the things that go with it. This is a skill that is extremely important to train your employees in as it can often mean the difference between delivering an okay customer care experience, and a great experience that becomes a selling...
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Great Customer Service Will Help Set You Apart from the Rest

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March 8, 2013
Great Customer Service Will Help Set You Apart from the Rest

Tweet Just about everyone may have their own horror story about their experience at one time or another with a company with terrible customer service.  But, at a time when people are trying to figure out what products and companies are better than others, customer service may go a long way in setting yourself...
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Take Care of Your Customers

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September 4, 2012
Take Care of Your Customers

Tweet Customer service here in Alabama is the foundation of every retail environment across the United States. Sometime we are so focused on profits and sales that we place the customer needs and wants down that list of priorities. It is always essential to move the customer back to the top for a wide...
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