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No Matter What Type of Clientele You Service, Customer Service Is Critical Don’t ever forget it!
Nancy Friedman -- Telephone Doctor Nancy Friedman -- Telephone Doctor
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: St. Louis, MO
Thursday, July 6, 2023


All clients are important. No matter what industry they are. You’re serving them – they’re important. Whether they’re with large companies or small business folks, they deserve, need, and want GREAT customer service.

A few tips to make YOUR life easier.

As we all know, high-end clients for luxury events take a bit more time. While all these tips can be used for every customer, they work especially well for the high-end clients. Not because they have more money, but because they value good service immensely! And immediately.

Pick out a few and practice them until you don’t need to think about what you’re saying or doing. It then becomes second nature.

1. When someone is complaining, use sincere sympathy more than empathy.

2. Say something nice to people you encounter. Everyone enjoys a compliment. A smile. No need to go overboard. A simple “I like the earrings you’re wearing” or “That’s a great looking watch” could go a long way! “Good to see you” works GREAT.

3. Don’t ever argue with the customers. You will lose every round! Don’t even get in the ring with them. The old saying ‘the customer is always right’ is NOT true. It should read: ‘The customer always thinks they’re right!’

4. With every transaction, see if you can add some sort of nicety. “Enjoyed working with you,” or “Thank you for staying with us.” Something that makes them feel special. “Have a nice day” is a bit over used. Don’t you think?

5. Be the first one to say “Hello,” and by the way: “Hi, how are you?” is NOT rapport building. It’s social noise. Try using “Nice to see you,” “Thank you for coming by,” “Thank you for staying with us” or “Good to see/talk with you.” “Hi, how are you” is nothing/does nothing.

6. Keep the fences low for everyone. Yes, making all sorts of rules is frustrating to everyone, especially high-end clients. Review your ‘fences’ now. Are some of your rules unnecessary?

7. If your attitude stinks, change it! No one else can do that for you. And no one wants to work with anyone with a bad attitude. It’s YOUR CHOICE. And don’t ever forget it!

8. Respond rapidly. No one enjoys waiting. Especially if you’re serving a high-end class of folks.

9. Be prepared. Expect things to happen. Think in front of it. “Be prepared” is more than the Boy Scouts motto!

10. Keep that SMILE on your face. NO MATTER WHAT! Remember the Telephone Doctor motto – A phony smile is better than a real frown!

Just as your friends are different as well as your relatives, so are your customers. Yet they all want to be treated well, with respect and kindness. Remember – Kindness is FREE!

Nancy Friedman

Nancy Friedman

Communication and customer service expert Nancy Friedman, The Telephone Doctor, founder and chairman of Telephone Doctor Customer Service Training, is back in the saddle again. Well, back into live onsite programs, and still offering her ZOOM programs, in a cost saving manner. Whichever you choose, onsite or Zoom, you’ll be glad you did. The reviews are excellent, and audiences have loudly applauded her in either area. Sales, customer service and communication skills are her area of expertise, and she welcomes calls, texts, or emails. You can reach her directly at nancyf@telephonedoctor.com; through the website at www.nancyfriedman.com, where you can sign up for her newsletters; or call/text directly at 314-276-1012 central time. Bring it on. Whether you need a keynote speaker or workshop/breakout speaker on customer service and communication skills, you’ll make a great choice.

Nancy Friedman, The Telephone Doctor

Nancy Friedman, founder and president of Telephone Doctor Customer Service Training, is a featured customer service speaker at franchise, association, and corporate meetings around the world. A popular TV guest, she appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, FOX News, Good Morning America, Great Britain and Australia, CNN and CBS This Morning, as well as hundreds of other radio, television and print outlets around the world, including the Wall Street Journal and USA Today.  The author of 9 books on her chosen topics, you can see her books here.

For more information, log on to Nancy Friedman's website www.nancyfriedman.com or call

(314) 291-1012 or you can email her at nancyf@telephonedoctor.com


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Dateline: St. Louis, MO United States
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