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This course is available as an in house group training course in the UK and worldwide. We can tailor the content to fit your specific needs.
Group training costs from £1,850 +VAT per day for up to 20 delegates (international training price varies).
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Real training   Real people   Real life
  • Master the six steps of great Customer Service
  • Give a friendly greeting and introduction
  • Accurately analyse your customers’ individual needs
  • Give a professional presentation of your product or service
  • Agree specific actions
  • Provide a prompt delivery of your product and service
  • Win more business by making a request for a referred lead
Learn practical tools that you can use in real-life situations.

Customer Service Training - In-House Course

Course Pricing and Availability

This course is available as an in house group training course in the UK and worldwide. We can tailor the content to fit your specific needs.
Group training costs from £1,850 +VAT per day for up to 20 delegates (international training price varies).

Please view our other popular open courses at venues in: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Heathrow, Central London, Bristol, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Leeds, Nottingham and Dubai, UAE.

Please note all our training courses include three months additional FREE telephone coaching.

Course Timings: Start 09:00 - Finish 16:30. Lunch at 13:00, Tea Breaks at 11:00 and 15:00, giving you an opportunity to check emails and make calls.
6 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning

About the Course

Customer service training is important because your clients, customers and service users all respond emotionally to your people.

If the customer’s emotional response is positive, then that is good news for your organisation.

If the customer’s emotional response is negative, then that is bad news for your organisation.

What causes a constructive customer service experience?

The purpose of this training is to help your teams to improve the way they communicate with your customers so that they leave only lasting positive impressions.

Training course content was very good, well organised and helpful. Chris Farmer is an excellent trainer and I will definitely apply the method in my daily routine.

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Course Overview

The customer service experience workshop consists of:

Day One - Morning

  • Give greetings and introduction
  • Analyse customers' individual needs
  • Present your product or service
  • Close to action
  • Deliver your product or service
  • Give after sales service and request a referral

Day One - Afternoon

  • First impressions do count
  • Your mission is to make your customer's life better
  • Communication: The proper use of language
  • How people react emotionally to you and your business
  • What does the term "professional" mean to you?
  • Get the best results by being good

Training course content was rich and complete. Very relevant and useful for my day-to-day leader manager role. Really useful concepts and ideas that helped simplify a large volume of content into easily memorised theories. The trainer's presentation was professional, clear and motivational.

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Introductions

Customer service is important because people respond emotionally to every aspect of your product or service. You need to be able to create a lasting positive impression in the mind of your customer, whilst at the same time, building your business.

Good Greetings, Analyse Customer Needs, Present Product Solution

There are six parts to the customer service experience

  • Greetings and introduction
  • Analysis of customer needs
  • Presentation of product and service
  • Close to action
  • Delivery of product and service
  • After sales service and request for referral

Let us look at each in turn.

Greetings and introduction

First impressions do count.
First impressions set the scene for the relationship.

Once a person has made up his-her mind about someone, then he tends to engage in a process of selective perception whereby he will tend to gather supporting evidence to justify the original impression.

For instance, if on meeting someone, you form a BAD first impression, based on something bad they said, or did, then you tend to see other BAD things the other does and you downgrade the good things they may do.

If you form a good first impression, then you tend to see the good things the other does and you excuse the bad things they may do.

People do “judge books by their covers”

People do make emotional judgements of others, based upon what they see and hear.

People will judge you by everything you say and everything you do.
And everything you FAIL to say and everything you FAIL to do.

For instance:

  • If you smile, and say "good morning", then that says one thing.
  • If you don't smile, and if you fail to say "good morning", then that says another thing.

Elements of first impressions

What you should do in the first few minutes of meeting someone?

  • Visual - what they see
  • Sound - what they hear
  • Emotions - how they feel

Analysis and investigation of customer needs

When you meet someone your overarching principle is this:

How can your products and services be of genuine assistance to make this person’s life better?

In order to help someone, you need to keep your eyes, ears, and mind open.

  • Ask them questions about what they have now.
  • Ask them questions about what they would like, or need in the future.

The difference between what the customer has now and what the customer would like in the future is the way you can add value to the customer.

It is your opportunity to help them (and your own business, at the same time).

Success is essentially simple

To succeed you need to find ways to make your customers lives better.

You do that by finding ways you can add value to them.
You do that by providing them with your skills, knowledge, products and services.

Communication: The proper use of language:

Question: How can you gain a mutual understanding and a sense of cooperation?

Your use of words. Good use of words

Five polite phrases you need to use as a speech habit:

  1. Yes, please.
  2. No, thank you.
  3. Would you mind if we ...?
  4. Would you please ...?
  5. Thank you very much, I appreciate it.

In addition, show genuine interest in anything of note.

Bad use of words

Any form of profane language.
Moaning, whining and complaining about anything.

Complaining to your customer about other parts of your own business. (The office staff, the bosses, etc.).
Anything which may create a negative thought in the mind of the customer.

For example, if the customer ever thinks:

  • They don’t care about me.
  • How long is this going to take?
  • This person is rude!

Then your chances of pleasing your customer are gone.

The content of the course was very good with lots of thought-provoking topics, eg use of words, dealing with conflict, planning and prioritising. There was lots of material to cover but the trainer covered it at a good speed with lots of small sessions of thinking time. Writing our own action plan was a great idea as much more likely to focus on what is important to us.

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Tones: Pace and intensity of the message

Speed: how much information can you give to someone before they become confused?

It is an error to give too much information to quickly.

Intensity of your own emotion

Any expression of annoyance, anger, frustration or bad mood will trigger a negative customer response in return.

Body language: Dress posture, appearance, image etc.

  • Dress code: what you are wearing and how it looks.
  • Posture: how you stand, or sit.
  • Touch: Handshake
  • Touch: Any other form of touch, other than handshake
  • Hand and arm gestures
  • Eye contact
  • Facial expression
  • Proximity (personal space)
  • Body odour
  • Scent / breath: be wary of: Coffee, Cigarettes, Alcohol

Physical surroundings must create a positive emotion.

  1. Tools and equipment
  2. Accessories and badges etc
  3. Vehicle
  4. Tools
  5. Equipment
  6. Accessories
  7. Business cards
  8. Paperwork and contracts
  9. Others

Politeness, proper sense of humour and good sense of etiquette. Timelines

Humour is a double edged sword

  • Amusing with a nice sense of humour.
  • Silly and a bit of a clown, or a joker.

Timeliness and its effect on the mind of the other

If you are inexplicably late or slow, then it makes a big dent in the mind of your customer.
You need to be on time, or at least keep them informed of any changes in your ETA.

Time is precious.

Professionalism

What does the term professional mean to you?

What are the six key distinguishing characteristics that separate a professional attitude from a non-professional attitude?

  1. Caring
  2. Helpful
  3. Knowledgeable
  4. Good listener
  5. Friendly
  6. Consistent

Ask for referrals

In order to build the business, we would like more customers. And we can get more customers by gaining referrals.
A referred lead is when someone recommends a product or service to a friend or a colleague, based upon a personal experience.

Remember this: Everyone knows someone who needs your products or service.

  • If you ask them for referrals, then you may get one.
  • If you don't ask them, then you won’t.

We need to figure out a way to gain more referrals

Referrals should come at the successful completion of the task and when the customer is pleased with the service you have given.

Summary and Action Plan

The Training Method

The training method follows this general pattern - the training is very interactive and interesting:

  1. The trainer gives a clear explanation of the point in question with specific examples.
  2. Then, the delegates practice by doing an exercise with each other.
  3. The delegates practice by doing an exercise with the trainer.
  4. All points are supported with full written notes to take away.
  5. Delegates are asked to write down an associated action, for each point made.
    (At the end of the day, we have about twenty such actions, from which the delegates choose six which are the most personally meaningful).

Note: we do not believe in placing people in any situation of embarrassment by demanding that they 'perform' in front of the whole group. So you can relax: come on this course and be at ease; ready to learn new skills!

This training course was amazing. I have taken so much away from these two days. Thanks. Will assist my future development. The trainer was great and always had my attention. Wish the course was longer.

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Price for open training course

Contact us for open course training availability. Open Course cost includes:

  • Full day of quality training
  • Tea, coffee and cakes
  • Lunch
  • Full colour course notes
  • Written action plan
  • Certificate
  • Additional training material by means of monthly updates
  • Access to the Post Course Portal

Plus 3 months free telephone coaching

To answer any on-going questions, you will also receive email and telephone support from your trainer after you have attended the course. Whilst you are implementing what you have learned we will be there to help you if you need us for advice, guidance and coaching.

After the course, how can you to keep the training-momentum going?

We understand that it is important to keep the momentum of the training going, in the weeks after the course. The ideas and methods that you learnt during the course need to be implemented, not just for the two weeks after the course, but for all time!

In order to make that happen, we will give you continued, on-going support after the training course has finished. The support comes in the form of the Post Course Portal.

The Post Course Portal is a web page that contains a review of all the course material, plus the following:

  • Newsletters containing training blogs and articles, which will provide you with ongoing training and good ideas, whenever you need them.
  • Fun questionnaires that are designed to tease out your strengths and weaknesses and then give you ideas as to how you might improve your performance.
  • Decision matrices that will allow you to make decisions and prioritise tasks into the correct order.
  • Summary diagrams and mind maps from the course.
  • Conflict scripts that give you examples of how the conflict method can be used, in real life situations.
  • Free eBook the effective leader manager.

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Price for in house training course

In House Course: from £1,850 +VAT per day (international training price varies) for up to 20 delegates (download in-house prospectus)

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