A successful business owner once told me that as soon as he gets a call from a customer who has been buying a similar product from another company, he knows he can strike to steal that customer. Most customers are lazy and if their current provider is satisfying their needs, they won’t look around. But […]
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Last week, I was invited to play pickleball in a private gated neighborhood community. As I drove up to the guard gate, the window to the kiosk was closed shut. Since there was a barrier gate in front of my car, I couldn’t move forward, so I sat there. A couple minutes later, the window […]
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1. Share your vision of what exceptional service looks like for your department. 2. Show enthusiasm and energize others with your commitment to Service Excellence. 3. Exhibit a sense of urgency in achieving goals and objectives. 4. Encourage teamwork within your department and with other departments. 6. Hold yourself and your staff accountable to established […]
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  Once in a great while you come across a company that blows your socks off with their customer service and that is exactly what has happened to me over the past few weeks in working with Vanguard investments. What is their secret? Three things: 1. Responsive. I have never had to wait more than […]
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In today’s fast paced world, you don’t have long to create an emotional connection with your customers to build strong customer loyalty. Here are three phrases that can be used to speed up that connection. They are easily remembered by the acronym CUS. CUS stands for: I’m concerned… I feel uncomfortable… I feel scared… CUS […]
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On-line communication is a critical component of the communications that are being sent in today’s world as more and more of work is being done remotely and digitally. Here are a few tips on how to make the best impression whether it is responding to a customer order, question, or internal dialog with another colleague: […]
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People are getting tired and you can see the exhaustion in their faces and hear it in their voices. Some are tired from the lockdown of the virus, the worry of the virus, losing their incomes, feeding their families, the protests, the fear of the future, etc. When you have a customer that expresses such […]
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  When the culture within an organization has a strong foundation, it can survive the chaos and tumult that surrounding external factors may be inflicting. Culture supersedes a strategy because culture is grounded in the fabric of the organization. Strategy is typically for the short-term be that one year, five year, or even ten year […]
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Students are making the rounds of colleges these days trying to determine what will be the best fit for them for the next four years of their life. Not only are they looking at the academics, they are also looking for who makes them feel the most valued and cared for. High Point University knows […]
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  The success of every organization relies in large part on the organization’s beliefs and how those beliefs are upheld through its culture and standards. Culture unites and creates a strong bond that keeps people together and focused. Here are some examples: If your organization has a strong belief in quality and delivering quality products […]
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