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Achieving Excellence In Customer Service

INTRODUCTION

This course is designed to give participants the communication skills, negotiation strategies, and customer service best practices they require to take their organisation from good to great.  This Customer Service training is aimed at those organisations who are looking to improve their customer focus and develop their customer culture by working towards the Customer Service Excellence Standard. This Achieving Excellence in Customer Service training programme focuses on developing a culture of customer service excellence and provides participants with a roadmap for examining and improving the service they provide at both the individual and organisational level.

This training course teaches customer service professionals critical skills in the areas of professionalism, communication effectiveness, service recovery techniques, and stress management principles. By providing excellent customer service, you can offset the effect of higher prices by offering a better customer experience. Employees who are properly trained and demonstrate professional customer service skills, can significantly improve customer satisfaction and brand loyalty. This helps the business retain customers and improve profits. It costs less to retain loyal customers than to acquire new ones.

This training course will highlight:

  • Key Customer Service Components that Develop Brand Loyalty
  • Best Practices of World-class Customer Service Providers
  • Utilize Body Language, Active Listening, and Questioning Skills as Vital Communication Tools
  • Develop a Customer-focused Mindset and SMART Goals for Continuous Improvement
  • Service Recovery Strategies to Promote Customer Retention

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this training course, you will learn to:

  • Establish the importance of setting and reviewing customer service standards
  • Design a social media plan to improve customer service support
  • Demonstrate how to deal with difficult customers in a professional manner
  • Utilise time management techniques and set SMART goals to increase productivity
  • Develop an understanding of internal and external customer expectations

DURATION

5 Days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Frontline Customer Service Representatives (CSR)
  • Team Supervisors
  • Department Managers
  • Account Managers
  • Field Service Representatives

COURSE CONTENT

Module 1: Enhancing Your Customer Service Communication Skills

  • Active Listening and Questioning Skills to Identify a Customer’s Expectations
  • Body Language: How to Read Your Customer like a Book
  • Working with Aggressive, Expressive, Passive and Analytical Customers
  • Telephone Tips to Promote a Professional Image
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Written Communication

Module 2: Building the Foundation for Achieving Customer Service Excellence

  • The 7 Customer Service Expectations
  • Measuring Internal and External Customer Service Satisfaction
  • How to Use Customer Service to Increase Sales?
  • “Going the Extra Mile” to Promote Customer Service Excellence
  • Using Social Media to enhance Customer Service
  • Protecting your Organisation’s Online Reputation

Module 3: Service Recovery: Handling Complaints and Upset Customers

  • The Importance of Customer Complaints and Why they should be Encouraged
  • Empower Employees to Get the Job Done
  • Steps to Follow for Customer Service Recovery
  • Strategies to Help Calm Upset Customers
  • Managing Emotions during Stressful Situations

Module 4: Principles of Persuasion and Professional Negotiation Strategies    

  • Cialdini’s Six Principles of Persuasion
  • The Art of Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback
  • Strategies for Negotiating Mutually Beneficial Outcomes
  • Words and Tones to Avoid
  • Price Value Formula
  • Negotiating across Cultures

Module 5: Focusing on Customer Service Excellence and Continuous Improvement

  • What is your Action Plan?
  • Customer Service takes Teamwork
  • Maintaining a Positive Mental Attitude
  • Setting SMART Goals for Continuous Improvement
  • Stress Management Tips to increase Productivity
  • End of Course Review

Methodology

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

Key Notes

a. The participant must be conversant with English.

b. Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

c. The course fee includes facilitation training materials and a certificate upon successful completion of Training.

d. One-year post-training support Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

Course Schedule
Dates Fees Location Apply
10/06/2024 - 14/06/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
24/06/2024 - 28/06/2024 $1500 Mombasa Physical Class

Online Class
08/07/2024 - 12/07/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
22/07/2024 - 26/07/2024 $1500 Mombasa Physical Class

Online Class
05/08/2024 - 09/08/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
19/08/2024 - 23/08/2024 $1500 Mombasa Physical Class

Online Class
09/09/2024 - 13/09/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
23/09/2024 - 27/09/2024 $1500 Mombasa Physical Class

Online Class
07/10/2024 - 11/10/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
21/10/2024 - 25/10/2024 $3000 Kigali Physical Class

Online Class
04/11/2024 - 08/11/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
18/11/2024 - 22/11/2024 $1500 Mombasa Physical Class

Online Class
09/12/2024 - 13/12/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class
16/12/2024 - 20/12/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class

Online Class