I don’t have the authority

Complaint Handling is an essential skill for customer facing team members. We’ve all heard it haven’t we “I’m sorry, I don’t have the authority to do that; I’ll need to get my manager.”  It’s certainly frustrating for a customer, but also demotivating for a team member knowing that they can’t resolve the problem even if […]

A-Z of service culture

Here is a summary of my mini video series on the A-Z of Creating a Service Culture. Find the full series here: https://www.youtube.com/user/carojcooper/   A for attitude To help you create and maintain your service culture only recruit people with the right attitude who fit in with your service culture and you are confident can deliver excellent […]

Ways with Words and how they impact customer experience and service culture

Do you remember the saying “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”? Won’t they? Ask any experienced marketing copywriter and they’ll be able to tell you just how powerful words can be in creating both positive and negative emotions, and prompting people to take notice, put up barriers or […]

Fluff Busting

Do you ever find yourself having conversations with a customer or team members and then they say to you at a later date, ” No, that’s not really what I meant!”and you realise that you have completely misunderstood them? Or they misunderstand you; you’ve made a comment that’s been mis-interpreted? How does this happen? Because […]

A Crazy Commitment

Creating a Service Culture If you’ve been following me for any length of time you’ll know I love sharing ideas and tips to help you engage your team and/or make your customers experience even better. So earlier this week I made a crazy commitment… That I would share a video a day for 26 days on […]

Delivering Customer Service Skills in House

I sometimes hear managers and even business owners commenting: “What’s the point in training people if they then leave?” They might also ask the question the other way round, and ask “What if I don’t train them and they stay”! A lack of investment in your team might even be the very reason they leave. […]