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Why Customer Service Can’t Always Be Taught

How do you teach customer service? Some things just can’t be taught.  I found my first job after college at The Danbury Mint – a high-end collectibles company selling porcelain dolls, figurines, sports memorabilia and the like – by seeing

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How to Take Your Small Business to the Next Level

Guest post by Aurora Coleman It’s not particularly breaking news that the US economy has taken a plunge since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The whole country went into a recession, companies were forced to close, and many lost their jobs in

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Positive Customer Experience Examples Are More Shareable, Study Says

A recent study by business process outsourcing company Sitel Group uncovered a startling statistic about the relationship between customer experience and social media. It found that while 30% of consumers who have had a negative customer experience say they would share it on social media or

28 Experts Predict the Future of Social Customer Care

Social media is the first marketing channel where customers can actually talk back. This is a new concept for traditional brand marketers, who are used to being able to completely control the brand message with TV and print advertising that

There’s No Room for Hate in Social Media or Customer Service

Haters gonna hate. The word “haters” wasn’t particularly common in the English lexicon until the late 1990s, and “haters gonna hate” first appeared in the lyrics of an R&B song in the year 2000. Today, the phrase is the source of countless memes and a recurring refrain in a popular Taylor Swift song. It’s almost become trendy to be a hater, and having haters is something of a badge of honor.

5 Key Components of a Social Customer Care Training Program

Once you’ve hired the right people to be the face of your social care program, it’s time to train them. This may overlap with existing customer service training in your organization, but there will need to be some added elements that are specific to social care.