Customer Experience

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 with...
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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 can indirectly regulate...
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Maintain Credibility with Clients by Avoiding Three Statements

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August 10, 2017
Maintain Credibility with Clients by Avoiding Three Statements

Tweet Genuine credibility is comprised of trust, experience, reputation and empathy.  Attaining an optimal balance of each element requires an investment of time in each customer relationship.  To avoid damaging your credibility, avoid these three phrases. “Sorry; something came up.”  Dale Carnegie’s 12th Human Relationship principle, ‘If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically,’ is worth applying to maintain...
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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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Five Steps to Solve Prospects’ Problems and Seal the Deal

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January 12, 2017
Five Steps to Solve Prospects’ Problems and Seal the Deal

Tweet Whether a sales professional’s sales cycle is short or long, here are five specific steps that will help seal the deal.  Consider the customer’s point of view.  Dale Carnegie’s 17th Human Relations principle, ‘Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view,’ is paramount to building a strong relationship with...
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Three Stellar Service Steps from Sailing the Seas

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July 14, 2016
Three Stellar Service Steps from Sailing the Seas

Tweet Despite dozens of deranged cruise ship stories—from crashing into a giant rock to dozens of onboard illnesses, millions of Americans continue to cruise.  In fact, the number of passengers carried by the cruise industry has grown year-on-year and is expected to exceed 24 million in 2018.  If you’ve cruised before, you most likely have...
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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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Red Carpet Customer Service

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November 14, 2014
Red Carpet Customer Service

Tweet Eric Schiffer’s Forbes article sounds like a page right from a Dale Carnegie book. What does that mean? Well, it means he hits the nail right on the head as to what it means to create a customer-centric atmosphere. He starts by talking about imagining Beyonce as one of your clients. Don’t care for Beyonce?...
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9 Quick e-Mail Etiquette Tips

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August 8, 2014
9 Quick e-Mail Etiquette Tips

Tweet Most people in business send and receive thousands of e-mails per year. While e-mail is a valuable business tool, you always have to ensure that you follow the proper etiquette. After all, e-mail is another extension of yourself, just as if you were writing a letter or meeting someone in person. Here are...
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The Secret to Good Customer Service

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June 13, 2012
The Secret to Good Customer Service

Tweet Acclaimed scholar, Charles W. Eliot, once said: “There is no mystery about successful business intercourse … Exclusive attention to the person who is speaking to you is very important. Nothing else is so flattering as that.” You would think that would be self evident, yet Dale Carnegie knew merchants who would rent expensive...
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