Category Archives: Customer service consulting

How can you make technology work for you to bring in more customers?

How can you make technology work for you to bring in more customers? To improve their experience? Especially those tech savvy millennials? Meet Dr. Jason Goldstein, owner of Oasis Chiropractic who asks these questions. CEO Discussion Groups are peer advisory groups of CEO’s, Presidents, business owners, and managing partners who meet 5 times to discuss […]

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Using Level 3 Conversations to Bring Out the Best in Your Staff

  Drew just got done giving his staff of five the parameters of a new service they would be offering, how it would be rolled out, what the CEO wanted the company to be known for and what a high quality deliverable would look like.   Then he said, “Let’s now have a level 3 […]

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Happy Holidays: A Story About Customer Service Culture and Accountability

“We practice NEAT here”, said the manager. “What’s NEAT?” said the temp. “It’s an acronym. It stands for – say the customer’s Name, make Eye contact, Ask Questions and say Thank you. We really want the customer to experience how special she is.  At our business we hold each other accountable for always providing a […]

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Get off your ‘But’

“I liked everything you did on the project, but…” “You put in a lot of effort, but…” “I did everything you asked. But …” ‘But’ is a set up for negativity. It’s telling the listener that ‘the other shoe is about to drop’. It’s letting judgment come into the picture so the listener knows they […]

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Giving Thanks: My Dad’s Story

Happy Thanksgiving!! What are you thankful for? Or a better question: Are you thankful? Thankfulness is a state of being. It’s a mentality that you choose no matter what’s going on around you. When you are appreciative, you’re coming from a sense of abundance – abundance of resources, abundance of friendship and love, abundance of […]

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Does Your Whole Organization Focus On Your Client All the Time?

The Problem: You have very dedicated staff who do their respective jobs well. However, sometimes they get caught up in back office functions, the minutia and the deadlines and forget that ultimately it’s all about the customer. Solution: At every meeting make sure there is an empty seat at the table. This includes planning meetings, […]

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Delegation: Are You an Enhancer or a Diminisher?

John is a manager and has seven people who report to him. He grumbles that no one measures up to his skill level. Yes, he attempts to delegate the work that comes into the department to each of his employees. But he always finds fault with what they’ve done. It isn’t done exactly like he […]

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Perhaps one of the most important and often times forgotten skills is being aware of what is going on in the process during sales conversations. This is true in retail or business-to-business sales. Those who master the art of being aware of where the customer is and what they are looking for and how to […]

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