Customer Service Fundamentals

Customer Service Fundamentals

Learn how to best anticipate and meet customer needs. This course will help you discover some dynamite methods to bring out your best and do the same for the other people you work with as you serve as an ambassador for your company.
6 weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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As someone who participates in delivering high levels of customer service, you're an important ambassador for your organization. In this course, you will discover a number of dynamite methods to bring out your best and also do the same for the people you work with. You will learn how to measure customer service—from your company's point of view and from the customers—and discover how to anticipate the needs of your customers.

You may already understand that top-notch customer service begins with knowing your customers and their needs, but do you know how to evaluate those customers, or better yet, what to do with the data once you have it? You will take a look at that, as well as identify how your customer service stacks up right now, and how you can build on even the sharpest of service policies. Plus, you will learn how to communicate, resolve complaints, and build long-lasting customer service programs.

Enrollment Options:
Instructor-Led
6 weeks Access Course Code: cuf
Start Dates*Oct 16 | Nov 13 | Dec 11 | Jan 15
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$115.00

Syllabus

Do you know what winning customer service looks like? If you're like most of us, you know it when you see it, but you may not be able to replicate it easily within your organization. Well, that will soon change as you learn what it takes to provide the best service the first time.

Customers are complex and multidimensional, and the success of your organization depends on how well you can understand what your customers want and meet their needs. It's time to get to work by finding out who your customers are and how you can serve them best.

If you've ever handled a customer complaint, you know how expectations play a large role in ultimate customer satisfaction. Learn what motivates customers and the best way to appeal to them the right way, the first time.

A lot of organizations still have the so what mentality when it comes to superb customer service. But you won't be one of them, will you? There are a lot of benefits to ramping up your customer service, the least of which is making your current customers happy. Discover the secrets today.

If you're like a lot of people, you've probably noticed that in some places, on some days, customer service seems to be a laughable misnomer. Ironically, the better the service, the greater the collective expectations for high quality follow-through and innovation. Learn about the decline and revival of customer service and see what you can do to capitalize on consumer expectations.

Customers are happy when they get the right combination of product, price, and information. When you make the product available at the right time and place, you have a winning marketing mix—also known as the 4P's (product, price, place, and promotion). Today, you'll see how you can help your organization grow by harnessing the power of the P.

You may know already which of your reps are top performers, and which of them are lackluster. But do you know how to cultivate the best qualities in every rep on your team? You will after reading this lesson! Unlock the secrets to dangerously efficient and friendly customer service today.

It's great to know how to cultivate better service and how to pick the right team members, but it's also important to know how you measure the customer service you already provide every day. Get ready for a simplified, user-friendly tour of the measurements and math behind your customer service counter.

Your success in satisfying customers largely depends on the level of your communication skills. So in this lesson, you'll see the importance of clear and direct communication. Plus, you'll find out how to solve communication problems, especially the ones that happen all the time when you're doing business over the phone.

Today, you'll learn how to revive a troubled customer service program, deal with upset customers, and use technology to simplify your job duties. You'll also go over the steps to take when you face a difficult customer and review the use of call centers, e-mail, and the Internet.

Your team of customer service personnel could probably stand a little more training and a lot more encouragement. Luckily, you'll soon know how to take your employees to the next level with motivation strategies that really work.

As you finish the course, it's important to reflect once again on how vital customer service reps are to the company. Learn the best ways to reward and motivate them to treat their jobs as careers, and their customers as friends. As you know, you only have one chance to make a first impression, and you don't want to waste it being busy or rude!

Requirements

  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Instructor

Tony Swaim Tony Swaim

Tony Swaim has helped many clients, colleagues, and students reach their professional and personal goals. He has been an online instructor since 1998 and has taught at colleges and universities across the United States since 1981. His focus areas are project management, Six Sigma, and supply chain management. Tony manages a successful consulting firm, and his industry experience includes 20 years of supply chain management. He earned a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and holds professional certifications in six disciplines, including the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)® from the American Society for Quality (ASQ)®.

Reviews

I enjoyed the Managing Customer Service course. It was well written and easy to follow. Tony Swaim did an excellent job in keeping the material informative, yet interesting and fun. I found the course useful as a refresher and also gained insight into current trends and updates in the customer service field. The links provided with each lesson gave additional information that was helpful. I would highly recommend this course!

Dear Tony, Your class in "Managing Customer Service" was absolutely awesome! I have 20 plus years experience in the customer service profession, but have not had the opportunity to do any supervising or managing. I have thought about entering this field, and now after taking your class, it proves to me that I would love getting into the profession. The class was very insightful with many wonderful examples. Thank you for this fabulous experience.

I found this course to be very informative and useful. I learned a lot about business today and I hope to get good results with it as far as job skill is concerned. Highly recommend this course

Tony, I really enjoyed taking this on-line course. The input you have provided is very valuable to me. All that I have learned from the course can and will be applied to my current job. Thank you Tony for making an on-line course enjoyable! Miranda

I would like to thank the instructor. Customer service is not easy to teach, but he made the class interesting and useful.

I really found this course interesting and instructor style was very helpful to make me feel interested. I really enjoyed the course! Thanks!

Enjoyed the course. It will definitely help me in my new position. Thank you.

Tony, I want to take the time to thank you for all the new ideas, thoughts and lessons I have learned taking your course. I know for a fact that I will carry these with me throughout my sales career and hopefully all my customers will be happier and my sales better because of what you have taught me.

Very interesting I learned a lot. I will ask my company to give this course to all the sales reps.

Thank you Tony for this course. Very helpful in several areas. I have just landed a new job in Customer Service and will be taking my notebook to work with me.