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Your Employee Learning Moment: Enhancing Your Customer Service Skills

October 5, 2022

This week's employee learning moment: "Enhancing Your Customer Service Skills."

What do you do when faced with a customer who's fuming over a delay, cancellation, or objection to a policy? How can you adequately address their issue when your interaction starts off on such a sour note? In this short 1:26 min video, Myra Golden shares an introduction to various approaches that can help you reframe such conversations and use your words and actions in positioning skills to put a positive slant on an otherwise negative situation. Learn how to use empathy and pacing to foster a sense of connection with customers. Discover the words and phrases to avoid in customer service, how to use partnership language to leave people feeling heard and satisfied and how to properly apologize. 

Have questions? Suggestions for employee learning? Contact the Centre for Organizational Learning.