Customer Service Skills

When is a full stop not a full stop but an indication of anger?

A little while ago my niece told me that someone was annoyed with her and said she knew it because they had put a full stop at the end of their text message. “But I do that – it’s just grammar” I said … “yes but they’re under 30 so they know!” she replied. Apparently,

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How to make your customer’s day without spending money.

One of the services that we offer to our tourism and front of house clients is a spot of mystery shopping! We aren’t interested in whether the signage works or the shop is well stocked. We are only interested in how the staff make us feel as visitors. In it’s simplest terms we’re looking for

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Are you guilty of not listening properly?

Have you been at a networking event or meeting and found that you haven’t really heard what’s being said? It wasn’t the level of noise in the room but truth be told … you just weren’t listening properly? It could be because you got distracted by another conversation in the room, or you started thinking

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How to get your customers recommending you at virtually no extra cost.

We had our carpets cleaned recently. And I was struck by their customer service process. It was a timely reminder that staying in touch makes a difference. We last used this company to clean our carpets over 10 years ago. And every year since, we’ve received a call to let us know when they are

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Don’t make a bad situation worse. My takeaways from recent hotel stays.

Having not stayed away from home for the past 20 months I have stayed in 4 different hotels in just the last 2 months; twice for work and twice for pleasure. Pre-Covid, I tended to stay in the same type of hotel for business (low cost, standard service, you know exactly what you’ll get and

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