Dealing with Difficult Customers

Dealing with Difficult Customers

Objectives

The customer is never wrong – and some customers take this to heart. What do you do when faced with a difficult customer? The answer is not an easy one to arrive at. Reasons being that the number of difficult customers you are apt to face varies with your line of business and its scope. The right formula is vital.
This course teaches you to:
i. Manage an angry customer’s frustrations.
ii. Learn how you bring out the best in people who are genuinely upset.
iii. Become a problem-solver and managing customer expectations.
iv. Transform conflict into cooperation.
v. Be stress-free and resolve complaints faster.
vi. Create business by satisfying more customers.

 

Who Should Attend

This programme is specially designed for all Customer Service Personnel, customer service & marketing support, product or service marketing. Sales and Marketing Support Staff, Department Managers, Business Development Managers & Executives involved in product/service marketing, Secretaries, Administrative Assistants, Clerks, Receptionists, call centre agents and other employees who are directly or indirectly in contact with customers.This programme is specially designed for all Customer Service Personnel, customer service & marketing support, product or service marketing. Sales and Marketing Support Staff, Department Managers, Business Development Managers & Executives involved in product/service marketing, Secretaries, Administrative Assistants, Clerks, Receptionists, call centre agents and other employees who are directly or indirectly in contact with customers.

 

Course Description

This programme is blended with lecture and case studies. It uses mind techniques to create powerful empowering beliefs and sciences of Hypnosis, NLP, Manifestation Science and Scientific Meditative Techniques. It includes simulations, breakout sessions, bonding games and group discussion. Participants will coach and grilled in real nerve-breaking simulation via mind programming techniques.

 

Duration

2 days

 

Course Outline

MODULE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Create Customer Satisfaction

Defining the categories of Customer
Developing customer relationship with quality services
Gaining customer commitment and long term partnership
The key in building long-term customer partnerships

Create Customer Satisfaction

How customers become difficult to handle
Types of difficult customers
Professional Strategies in handling difficult customers
Solving the customer’s problem

Strategies to Improve Customer Satisfaction

Why and how people complain
What is a customer complaint?
Communicating with the complainer
Why is customer complaint handling so important?
Why don’t more dissatisfied customers complain?
Important techniques to use when handling complaints Encouraging complaints

Improve Your Communication Skills

Customers spend more when they receive better service
Build customer rapport effectively
Listening techniques to use before choosing a communication style Important information you can derive from body language and voice When to say “No” to the customer
The most effective way to respond to unreasonable demands Making the customer feel valued from the start

Maintain Your Composure Under Pressure

How our perceptions affect the way we react to customers
How to create and maintain a positive attitude
Manage your stress in front of a difficult customer

Skills to Resolve Complaints

Learn how to turn around difficult customer behaviour
Cutting through the emotion to get the facts you need to solve problems From simply irate to abusive – how to get through to angry customers
Learn how to build loyalty and change difficult behaviour by
exceeding expectations
Optioning – a very effective, but often underused, technique
Dealing with customers who only want to talk to “management”
Tactfully handling a situation when the customer caused the problem:
How to keep from getting drawn into an argument
Negotiation skills – how to know if you are giving away too much or too little Managing customer expectations