5 Reasons Not to Hire a Customer Service Training Company

As a manager or business owner, you know that customers are your bread and butter. Serving them with a smile is all you need to do to keep them happy and coming back for more. But what about your employees, do they need a refresher course in politeness? You can teach them that!

You know what good customer service looks like, so it’s time to roll up your sleeves and deliver a customer service training skills class to your staff… how hard can it be? You don’t need to hire anyone, you’ve got this!

Stressbusters: 3 Easy Ways To Get Ahead of The Holiday Chaos

F. Scott Fitzgerald described it best when he wrote, “Life starts all over again, when it gets crisp in the fall.” And with the holidays upon us, are you taking the time to enjoy every moment or has the season become an impossible juggling act of managing work responsibilities with family obligations and tasks? At the very least, take a … Read More

Are Your Training Habits Helping or Sabotaging You?

The simple answer to that question is “Yes.” Habits can both help and hinder. The trick is to determine which habits are the helpful ones and which habits are the ones that don’t help. Here are tips to jump start your journey to making sure your habits are working for you. TIP #1: Become aware of your habits. Habits are … Read More

Customer Training Is A Daily Carousel

You’ve made the decision. You’ve set the plan into motion, bridging the gap between goal and reality. You’re ready to move your leaders and your staff to the next level with cost-effective customer service training that will boost employee engagement, systematize real-time communication skills and provide your team with the competitive edge necessary to stand out in a crowded consumer … Read More

It’s Not About The Fries – Showing Compassion On A Call

Bonfire trainers travel the country and find themselves in contact centers that serve and support such products and services as shoes, beverages, insurance policies, discount consumer goods, biomedical products, cell phone minutes, apparel, checking and savings accounts, electricity and water, transportation services, software, cars, sit-down restaurants and fast food. It’s all too easy to say that every call center is … Read More

How To Treat Them Right On The Telephone

Originally posted in March of 2003 for the Journal of Accountancy: Monthly Checklist Series Treat Them Right on the Telephone Fostering a long-lasting client relationship starts from that very first contact someone makes with your firm. Here are 10 phone-etiquette tips to make sure you and your employees give all callers the five-star treatment. Give a warm welcome. Be sure … Read More

Gold Stars Are Free! Employee Recognition and Empowerment

When you were little, remember the teacher saying, “Good Job!” And remember how you felt when your test came back with a BIG GOLD STAR? WOW! Recognition! It’s one of the most powerful motivators we have. Your employees may have certificates, trophies, and plaques all over their desks and walls. But why does it seem that it is typically the … Read More