Have you ever walked into a store and the music blaring through the speakers was so bad you turned around and walked out? Twice, in recent months, I had my blood pressure taken at a lab inside my doctor’s office. I mentioned that the numbers were probably high due to the annoying hard rock music blaring from the tinny-sounding radio. She laughed and said she doesn’t even hear it anymore. I mentioned spa-like music might make patients relax, especially the elderly patients waiting in the next room. The next time I went in, the same horrible sounds were coming from […]
The Future of Retail Is Anything but People vs. Machines How Walmart is pairing humans and automation to reshape its workforce and reinvent customer care.
Make sure you know the correct customer service policies and procedures with expert training tips in this free online customer service training video clip. Expert: Pamela Unruh Bio: Pamela Unruh has been working in the customer service industry for nearly twenty years. She has a great amount of experience on the subject, and has been a corporate trainer in the field. Filmmaker: Reel Media LLC
Has this happened to you lately? You call a company you want to purchase something from or want to get some information from. It rings. It is answered. The voice on the other end speaks with the same level of clarity and excitement last heard at the drive-up window of a fast food restaurant… “thanksforcallingxyzcompanythisisgeorgehowcanIbeofservicetoday?” Or maybe the name of the company you called has been mysteriously shortened. You thought you were calling Acme Widgets, Inc. but they answer “AWI” or even worse: “Widgets”? Or, maybe the person answering the phone just bit into a crisp, crunchy apple? Or, you […]
Explainer: Unraveling the Boeing 737 MAX Lion Air Crash The crash of a Boeing Co 737 MAX jet in Indonesia on Oct. 29 has raised questions on whether the manufacturer shared enough information with regulators, airlines and pilots about the systems on the latest version of its popular narrow-body plane.
What can you do to improve your sales immediately? What three traits do the greatest sales professionals embody? “Every person in every profession is a salesperson. Approach sales as an ongoing learning experience. We are continually learning the little things that make our careers as sales professionals.”– Zig Ziglar We have all encountered great salespeople over the years, but what leaves a lasting impression on us is the buying experience not the salesperson. Even though many sales professionals eagerly extol how great they are; sales professionals who last in their industry have these three traits. 1) They invest their time […]
Miniature Horses Are Welcome on Alaska Airlines (But No Snakes, Please) The airline has clarified its policy about which service animals are allowed on board. Mini horses, welcome to the club.
Starbucks’s Tall Order: Tackle Systemic Racism in 4 Hours The coffee chain closed its U.S. stores for several hours to improve its image after the arrests of two black men at a store in Philadelphia brought heavy criticism.