GSB TV: Quick Tips for Better Customer Service

This week on the GSB TV Customer Service Show, Rachel Baker and Ricardo Jimenez look at four important parts of a great customer service strategy. Everyone has had good and bad experiences in customer service—whether as the customer service representative or simply as the customer. How that experience goes can make or break the relationship […]

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GSB TV: Building a Customer-Centric Culture

This week on the GSB TV Customer Service Show, Rachel Baker and Chris Barnes talk about how you can build a customer-centric culture in your business. A business that is focused on its customers, and makes that ethos clear at every level and every interaction, will provide great customer service and create enthusiastic, loyal customers. […]

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What is the Velocity of Your Customer Service?

The CEO of Busey Bank, Van Dukeman, has an interesting concept he calls the Velocity of Business. I heard his presentation on the subject of how quickly a business moves when I had the privilege of working with the bank, and I realized the importance of how velocity applies to the customer service experience. What […]

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GSB TV: Dealing with Customer Complaints

This week on the GSB TV Customer Service Show, Rachel Baker and Chris Barnes offer tips for dealing with customer complaints, from before the complaint even arises through to solving specific problems. While many people dread customer complaints, you should learn to see complaints as an opportunity—an opportunity to solve a problem and salvage a […]

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Do You Know, Like, and Trust Your Customers?

It’s common knowledge—and common sense—that customers want to do business with people they know, like, and trust. Business is all about relationships. Your customer relationships may fall on various levels, but at a minimum, customers should be able to count on you. They have chosen to spend money on your products or services, so to […]

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Are You Really Customer-Focused?

Many companies that claim to offer good customer service in reality are grounded in an operations mentality with rules and policies that allow for little flexibility, preventing them from rising above anything more than average or satisfactory. The companies that really understand customer service have a different focus. Their hiring and training is focused on […]

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10 Steps to Create a Customer-Focused Culture

I’ve talked and written a lot about how to create a customer-centric culture. I believe the basic premise is to start on the inside, with the employees. If you want to read more about it, there is a wealth of information in the articles on CustomerServiceBlog.com. For the short version to get you started, here […]

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