Developing Customer Service

ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

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Who should attend

  • Customer service professionals, managers, quality management personnel, voice of the customer analysts
  • All specialists responsible for building and sustaining their company’s reputation for customer service excellence

About the course

A customer service program formalises the level of customer service you aim to provide, and what practical things you will do to achieve this.

Establishing a successful customer service program in your business requires commitment from yourself and your staff. You need to plan it, develop it, implement it and sustain it. It also involves training and feedback.

## Course Objectives

  • To identify customer service barriers within your organization
  • To improve the standards of service to your customers, by understanding their future needs and expectations
  • To understand the components of successful customer care
  • To know how to develop a plan for implementing effective customer care
  • To be able to assess your own, and your company's performance in the different levels of customer service
  • To explore ways you can WOW! your customers by going the extra mile

## Course Outline

Module One: Achieving Sustainable Competitive Advantage

  • Elements Of Customer Care
  • The Key Role Of The First Line Manager
  • Defining Your Company's Customers
  • Understanding Why The Happy Internal Customer Is More Motivated To Provide Exceptional Customer Service
  • Understanding Your External Customer
  • Understanding Your Company's 'Perception Points'
  • Understanding & Meeting Customer Needs & Expectations
  • Identifying Barriers To Providing Exceptional Customer Service

Module Two: Making the customer feel valued and appreciated

  • Customer contact situations
  • The anatomy of a communication
  • Typical customer behaviour
  • Our typical customer-contact behaviour
  • Win-win tools
  • Relationship-building communication

Module Three: Making the customer feel valued and appreciated

  • Customer contact situations
  • The anatomy of a communication
  • Typical customer behaviour
  • Our typical customer-contact behaviour
  • Win-win tools
  • Relationship-building communication

Module Four: Using Customer Feedback To Your Advantage

  • Using The RATER Model To Obtain A View Of Your Services From Your Customers' Perspective (Reliability, Assurance, Tangible, Empathy, Responsibility)
  • Using Customer Feedback To Your Advantage
  • Effective Communication In Customer Service
  • How To Deal With Unachievable Customer Requests
  • Discovering The Positives Of Customer Complaints

Module Five: The business case for customer service excellence

  • Why excellence in customer service is a hot business boardroom issue
  • Understanding what your customers expect
  • Benchmarking for competitive success
  • Meeting and exceeding changing customer expectations
  • Assessing your organizational culture for customer service focus
  • Core foundations for building a customer centric culture
  • Overcoming obstacles to customer service excellence

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