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Chapter Two USE BEHAVIORS THAT ENGAGE YOUR CUSTOMERS

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  • Chapter TwoUSE BEHAVIORS THAT ENGAGE YOUR CUSTOMERS

    Customer Service, 5ePaul R. Timm* 2011, 2008, 2005, 2001 Pearson Higher Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458. All Rights Reserved.

    Sometimes the smallest, unintended behavior can create relationship turnoffs-or trigger pleasant, positive impressions. Subtle facial expressions, gestures, vocal intonation, or appearance can make the difference between winning customer loyalty or losing it.Paul Timm

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    If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.Albert Einstein

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    ObjectivesRecognize the kinds of behaviors and personality factors that please customers.

    Use 15 specific action tips that convey a positive personality.

    Respond to difficult people with appropriate communication styles.

    Apply six organizational behaviors that convey a customer-centered culture.

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    The Way It Isthe Power of Personality

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    Behavior is what people do and is conveyed byVerbal communicationNon-verbal communicationSalesperson ignoring customerEmployee showing up lateClerk wearing a frowny face

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    Nonverbal Communication: Eye Contact

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    Nonverbal Communication: GesturesWhat is the gesture for:Good jobBlah, blah, blah (wont stop talking)Time outJust a secondOkRock on!

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    Gestures Activity

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    Attitude is EVERYTHING!Attitude becomes apparent through behaviors

    Behavior: visible way to communicate to others

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    Two important rules of communication

    Anything can and will communicate

    The receiver of the message determines what it means

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    Customers encounter two personalitiesThe person who serves themThe organizationThe personality of the organization is called its culture

    Customer Service, 5ePaul R. Timm* 2011, 2008, 2005, 2001 Pearson Higher Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458. All Rights Reserved.

    The personality of an organization is created by 15 different behaviors.

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    1. Greet customers like Guests

    Initiate conversation promptly

    Speak up

    Get the customer committed

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    2. Break the ice/Initiating conversation

    A compliment

    Weather-related or local-interest comments

    Small talk

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    3. Compliment Freely and Sincerely

    Some article of clothingI like that sport coat!Their familyYour son looks like quite the athlete.Their behaviorThanks for waiting. Youve been very patient.Something they ownI like your car. What year is it?

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    4. Calling customers by name

    Introduce yourself and ask their name

    Better to be too formal than not formal enough

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    5. Talk to Customers with your EyesIntimacyWhen expressing loveIntimidationWhen we want to exert powerInvolvement

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    6. Ask Often How Am I Doing?

    Be receptive

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    7. Listen with More than Your EarsFocus on the content of what people are saying, not the way they are saying it.

    Hold your fire

    Work at listening

    Seek clarification from customers to fully understand their needs.

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    8. Say Please, Thank You, and Youre Welcome

    There you goNo problem

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    9. Reassure Customers in Their Decision to Do Business with YouBuyers remorse

    Im sure youll get many hours of enjoyment out of this

    Your family will love it

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    10. SmileYoure not dressed for work until you put on a smile

    Smileit will make people wonder what youve been up to

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    11. Use Good Telephone TechniquesGive the caller your nameSmile into the phoneKeep the caller informedInvite the caller to get to the pointCommit to requests of the callerThank the callerLet your voice fluctuate in tone, rate, and loudnessUse hold carefullyUse friendly, tactful words

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    12. Reach Out and Touch ThemLightly touching a shoulderShake hands

    NEVER touch intimately

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    13. Enjoy People and Their DiversityAvoid negative thoughts

    Avoid being judgmental

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    14. Be Positive about SellingI can convert strangers into friends quickly and easily.

    I can attract and hold the attention of others even when I have not met them.

    I love new situations.

    Im intrigued by the psychology of meeting and building a good relationship with someone I do not know.

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    15. Watch Your Dress, Grooming, and Workplace Attractiveness

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    Look Inside:How do you measure up?Pg. 30

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    Life Would Be EasyIf It Werent for Difficult PeopleAssertive CommunicationAggressive CommunicationPassive CommunicationPassive-Aggressive Communication

  • Tips that Convey a Customer-Centered Culture

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    16. Consider Your Companys Appearance and GroomingOffer a comfortable living room-type atmosphere as a place to meet customers or as a waiting area

    Look for customer comfort

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    17. Get Customers to Interact with Your OrganizationPersonally hand them a shopping cartInvite them to sample the productOffer a drink or food while they waitOffer a product flyer/information to review

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    18. Correspond Regularly-The Old Fashioned Way

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    19. Use Hoopla and FunEmployee of the monthAwards luncheonsWin a day off with payCasual dress daysHalloween costume dayFamily picnics

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    20. Reward the Right ActionsRewarding No Complaints

    Rewarding Fast Transactions

    Encouraging an employee to send a thank you note and not giving them enough time to do so

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    21. Stay Clo

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