This weekend my husband and I went out to eat at two of our favorite restaurants. Both restaurants are very popular; one is a pizza place and the other is a breakfast diner. This weekend was no exception to their popularity as both were filled to capacity when we arrived; but in both cases we […]
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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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  It’s that time of year when everyone is busy preparing for the holidays and having to add one more thing to the list can create anxiety. This is especially true if that one more thing to do includes going to the local Tax Collector’s office for a needed license. However, I was very pleasantly […]
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I took ballet from the age of 7 until I was 17 years old. It is a highly disciplined art and I loved it! Dancers spend hours upon hours of perfecting their technique, so that when performance time arrives, they are able to perform at their peak. However, the performance is not just about the […]
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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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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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Delivering exceptional customer service is a way of life. It is how world class organizations drive every employee to consistently look for ways to offer amazing service. It is a part of their culture that is communicated, measured, and rewarded. Interestingly, exceptional customer service doesn’t have to be something big and outrageous, it can be […]
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Whether you are a restaurant, retail store, bank, university, or other type of organization, the way processes and systems were done in the past will not ever be the same. There will become a New Normal. Many people do not like “change” for reasons ranging from the uncomfortableness to the unknown. It has been quite […]
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I just got off the phone with a representative of my cable company and said “Wow”! That doesn’t occur often, but here is what happened. I had a situation that needed human discussion, but dreaded the phone lines and wait; however, I was pleasantly surprised when I quickly got right into a cable representative. His […]
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