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Smile before you pick up the phone
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Nancy Friedman -- Telephone Doctor Nancy Friedman -- Telephone Doctor
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Dateline: St. Louis , MO
Friday, November 01, 2019

 

By Nancy Friedman, Founder – President Telephone Doctor Customer Service Training, Keynote Customer Service Speaker, Commutations, Sales.

I posted a LinkedIn blog poll recently on this Customer Service topic… the choices were:

  1. 4 – 10 SECONDS
  2. 10 – 20 SECONDS
  3. OVER 20 SECONDS

Most of the respondents (and thank you all who did take part) said “A”

No one is surprised, I know.

There were no B’s or C’s

One comment from our friend, Donnie Boivin, Podcast host of “Champion of Your Success”, said, at “HELLO” (Meaning I’m sure as they pick up the phone with your name or company name.

And IFPG President, Red Boswell, added a new category of “D” at 2 – 4 seconds. 

The best part was no one went over 10 seconds.

What surprised me is if most people know that in order to make a great first impression, you only get a very, very short time to do that… then why don’t more people do it?

Those of you who know me, or have seen a Nancy Customer Service Program, know I make my living helping companies communicate better with their customers and co workers.

So then, again, why then don’t more people do it? Why don’t more people make a great first impression?. And let’s NOT LIMIT it to only the phone. Our expertise involves all 6 touch points of communication. 7, if you want to include TEXTING.

The ANSWER: In my opinion, they’ve not been shown. YUP. Good old common sense. It appears sometimes there isn’t enough importance within a company to make that simple, and easy point happen. Well, in defense of the companies..let’s say maybe they don’t know HOW to make it happen.

And make no mistake – it’s in the TRAINING. We don’t simply tell employees. SMILE. We have them listen to their calls – we ask them if they heard the smile. And friends.. this is done in the interview process. But that’s a whole ‘nother blog. Telephone Doctor secret hiring questions. Shhhhh..

Either way – you know what’s right. Make it happen! . Call your own company and hear if they’re smiling or not. Not just once – call many times.

Ok, don’t wanna preach.. it’s just that if it’s so important to you and you know what’s right to do.. why then isn’t it being done??

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Nancy Friedman, customer service keynote speaker, is president of Telephone Doctor Customer Service Training and a featured speaker at franchise, association, and corporate meetings around the world. A popular TV guest, she appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, CNN, FOX News, Good Morning America 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, Nancy helps corporate America improve their communications with their customers & co-workers. You can see her 9 books here.For more information, log on to Nancy Friedman's website www.nancyfriedman.com or call (314) 291-1012. Oh yeah you can email her at nancyf@telephonedoctor.com. Nancy is a recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame Award - St. Louis Small Business Monthly

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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

 

 
President/Founder
Telephone Doctor Customer Service Training
St. Louis, MO
314-291-1012