Positive Service Gets Positive Results— Every Time! Customer loyalty is becoming harder to establish and just as difficult to maintain. This is truer than ever in today’s hyperdigital world, where a single customer venting his or her dissatisfaction on a blog or social network can amass an army of anti-you activists—and send your business spiraling. The Customer Signs Your Paycheck reveals the secret to ensuring customer contentment during every interaction. Inside, Frank Cooper examines the elements at the heart of quality customer service, which begin with selfawareness and confidence. You’ll learn: The 10 commandments for customer relations Eight habits to help you get ahead The easiest way to handle customer complaints A simple method for remembering names You’ll immediately take note of dramatic changes in the way you deal with difficult personalities, customer complaints, and other challenges that come with the territory. Why drive customers to the competition? It really is easy to provide superb service, even when dealing with today’s highly empowered and demanding customer.
There are many experiences and people that have contributed to the publishing of this timely manuscript. My own fickle attitude about “good customer service” has consumed my focus, whether I’m shopping for groceries, or making a large purchase; I can’t help myself — I’m a stickler for an approachable, distinguishable and knowledgable customer service professional!” If You are going to be competitive in a changing and volatile marketplace, the ONLY WAY to guarantee "customer loyalty" and long-term stability is to "Develop Customers For Life"!
A comprehensive, easy to read guide for increasing profits
Author: David L. Elwood, Ph.D.
Category: Business & Economics
In the Two Factor Theory of Customer Service, author David L. Elwood nudges the entire field of customer service toward becoming a professional discipline. Customer service is not a casual, do-it-if-you-think-of-it aspect of business; customer service is a real business product that stands beside the primary product of every business enterprise; it is inescapable and it is inextricably tied to profits. Elwood uses easy to follow ideas that open the door to fresh, persuasive perceptions of the fundamental dimensions of customer service events: accessible, emotional, temporal, informational, solutional, aptitudinal, and relational. The essence of Elwood’s message is that the more clearly and deeply one understands customer service events, the more effective he or she will become at delivering customer service straight to the customer. And, as powerful, empirical research findings have shown, delivery of Superior Customer Service goes hand in hand with superior profits. The Two Factor Theory of Customer Service will delight everyone looking for a systematic approach to understanding and classifying the seemingly unending differences found in published examples of Superior Customer Service, and it will brighten the pathway for each provider seeking to increase profits. Without question, you ARE in the customer service business --- the only question is whether you are doing it well. Want a ‘quick read’ at the airport terminal that’ll entertain more than transform? Two Factor Theory of Customer Service isn’t it! Elwood skips the clichés while delivering a perfect balance of theory and immediate application that will change how you see your customers, and more importantly how your customers will see you (again and again and again...). Jay Martinson, Ph.D. Chair, Communications Department, Olivet Nazarene University
Find Your Hook. Communicate Your Message. Make Your Mark.
Author: Dan S Kennedy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
More than 5 million businesses have profited from this unique step-by-step marketing system. The Ultimate Marketing Plan, 3rd Edition shows you how to put together the most promotable message possible for any product or service. Filled with practical, no-nonsense ideas that help you position your product, build buzz and make money, this updated edition includes expanded coverage on Internet marketing.
Design philosophies can be useful, but inspiration, creative strategies, and efficient work habits are what really get the job done. Designer, instructor, and author Curt Cloninger provides a multitude of strategies, tools, and practices that readers can use to inject a big dose of creativity into just about any design project. With illustrations drawn from 20th-century French philosophy, medieval manuscripts, punkrock posters, and more, Curt’s innovative text introduces readers to his personal toolkit for hot-wiring the creative process. You’ll learn strategies to: • Recognize and believe in your creative powers • Develop effective methods for evaluating your own work • Draw inspiration from the past • Use standard software in experimental ways, and find nonstandard applications to create new effects • Maintain a personal design playground • Mine your subconscious with the Oblique Strategies Cards, developed by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt • Un-stick your imagination by “blitz-designing” mock-ups Curt Cloninger is an artist, designer, author, and instructor in Multimedia Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. His book Fresh Styles for Web Designers: Eye Candy from the U nderground (New Riders, 2002) is an industry standard on creative Web design solutions. Curt’s art and design work has been featured in I.D. Magazine, HOW Magazine, The New York Times, Desktop Magazine, and at digital arts festivals from Korea to Brazil. He regularly speaks at international events such as HOW Design, South by Southwest, Web Design World, and FILE. His pirate signal broadcasts from lab404.com to facilitate lively dialog.
Quality Customer Service Rekindling the Art of Service provides reflective and easy to read narratives about customer service, via the lens of seven characters that individually represent different business types. The characters, Dollar, Stu, Meaty, Shopper, Peachie, Medic, and BATS, depict quality customer service for personal usage, businesses, educational institutions, and organizations offering enhancement skills. Whether working for a business, planning to operate a business, or know someone in business, this innovative work will greatly assist professional efforts. The book offers skill sets to bridge customer service gap between generations (Matures, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y. It provides a well illustrated range of customer service scenarios, a better understanding of internal and external customer service, diversity in customer service, and an enhanced awareness of communication methods. The reader gains increased knowledge of how people, businesses, and leaders affect quality.
Help your organization determine the value of its customer relationships with Segmentation and Lifetime Value Models Using SAS. This book contains a wealth of information that will help you perform analyses to identify your customers and make informed marketing investments. It answers core questions on customer relationship management (CRM), provides an overall framework for thinking about CRM, and offers real-world examples across a variety of industries. Edward C. Malthouse introduces you to a number of useful models, ranging from simple to more complicated examples, and discusses their applications. You'll learn about segmentation models for identifying groups of customers and about lifetime value models for estimating the future value of the segments. You'll learn how to prepare data and estimate models using Base SAS, SAS/STAT, SAS/IML, and SQL. Marketing analysts, CRM analysts, database managers, and anyone looking to address the challenges of allocating marketing resources to different customer groups will benefit from the concepts and exercises in this book. Analysts will learn how to approach unique business problems. Managers will gain a sense of what's possible and what to ask of their analytics departments. This book is part of the SAS Press program.