The Right Words at the Right Time – Customer Service Recovery for Hospitality Industry

Sometimes it is the newest or least trained hospitality employee who has the last clear chance at saving guest relations. One employee becomes the face of your organization when things go wrong. This practical and memorable program is specifically designed to empower leisure and hospitality staff with a clear checklist of Customer Service Recovery tools and techniques.

From showing empathy and truly listening, to exploring with permission phrases and presenting options, front-line hospitality employees will learn how to match the signals they send to guests with the words they say.… Read the rest

Uncommon Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business

Most companies treat service as a low-priority business operation, keeping it out of the spotlight until a customer complains. Then service gets to make a brief appearance for as long as it takes to calm the customer down and fix whatever foul-up jeopardized the relationship.

In Uncommon Service, Frances Frei and Anne Morriss show how, in a volatile economy where the old rules of strategic advantage no longer hold true, service must become a competitive weapon, not a damage-control function.… Read the rest

Most companies treat service as a low-priority business operation, keeping it out of the spotlight until a customer complains. Then service gets to make a brief appearance for as long as it takes to calm the customer down and fix whatever foul-up jeopardized the relationship.

In Uncommon Service, Frances Frei and Anne Morriss show how, in a volatile economy where the old rules of strategic advantage no longer hold true, service must become a competitive weapon, not a damage-control function.… Read the rest

The Secrets Behind Apple’s Great Customer Service

Apple stores are typically regarded as providing one of the more pleasant experiences you can find in the retail shopping world.

This doesn't happen by accident. Apple has meticulously planned every little detail of their stores from the physical design, to the customer service the "specialists" provide, which will ultimately make you spend money on their precious products.

We spoke with Carmine Gallo, an expert on Apple's employee training to learn more about the secrets behind the brand's unique customer service.… Read the rest