Delivering Exceptional Customer Service
While many companies promise to deliver an incredible customer experience, some are better at delivering than others. This two-day course is designed around six critical elements of customer service that, when the company lives them, bring customers back to experience service that outdoes the competition.
Suitability - Who should attend?
This course in customer care and customer service is designed for anyone in the professional world, regardless of industry or position. Customer service is becoming one of the most important factors to business success. This course is available on site or as an open course at various UK locations or internationally on request.
Training Course Content
Specific learning objectives include:
- Demonstrate a customer service approach
- Understand how your own behaviour affects the behaviour of others
- Demonstrate confidence and skill as a problem solver
- Apply techniques to deal with difficult customers
- Make a choice to provide customer service
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
What is Customer Service? This session will define customer service and introduce the six elements of customer service which will form the basis of this workshop. Participants will also learn about the first element: a customer service focus.
Who Are Your Customers? In most organizations and agencies, customers take two forms: internal and external. This session will look at both types of customers, as well as all customers’ basic needs. Meeting Expectations This session will focus on the critical areas that customers have expectations for. Pre-Assignment Review Next, participants will review the answers to the pre-assignment, which asked questions about common customer service assumptions.
Setting Goals and Targets During this session, we will look at setting long- and short-term goals and creating a personal vision. The Second Critical Element – Defined in Your Organization In this session, you will think about what your organization expects of you, and how to ensure that those standards line up with what customers expect.
The Third Critical Element – Given Life by the Employees Next, participants will explore why customer service must be a philosophy that is practiced by all employees. Communication Skills This session will give participants an introduction to key communication skills, including empathy, body language, asking questions, and listening. Telephone Techniques This brief lecture will look at an ideal telephone call, from the greeting to the conclusion. We will also look at common situations, such as placing a caller on hold and taking a message. Dealing with Difficult Callers During this session, participants will work in small groups to complete a mix-and-match exercise on common types of difficult callers and appropriate responses.
Dealing with Challenges Assertively There are many types of unexpected challenges that we encounter every day. Participants will work in small groups to develop responses to some of these issues. Dealing with Difficult People This session will give participants an opportunity to understand difficult behaviour, identify some coping strategies, and discuss the difficult person they find most trying. Dealing with Conflict We will examine five ways to deal with conflict.
The Fourth Critical Element – Be a Problem Solver We will look at a six step plan for solving problems. Then, participants will role play the plan. Seven Steps to Customer Problem Solving Next, we will look at a plan designed specifically for solving customer service problems. Then, participants will practice using the plan in a role play. We will also look at a six-step process that you can use to turn unhappy customers around.
The Fifth Critical Element – Measure It The only way to know what’s really going right and wrong is to measure regularly. This session will give participants some ideas for measuring customer service.
The Sixth Critical Element – Reinforce it Next, participants will learn some ways to keep a customer service focus strong. We’ll also share some powerful phrases that can help you build a positive image. Dealing with Stress This session will offer some quick, easy ways to destress in any place, at any time.
Workshop Wrap-Up At the end of the day, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
Courses start from £2,995 for up to 12 participants
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