How to Put BAD Customer Service On Hold

I’m sure you’ve had this happen: You call a company and reach an automated phone tree with prompt after prompt to answer. You finally get connected to a human only to hear, “Thanks for calling XYZ Company. Can you hold?” And before you get a chance to answer, you’re on hold.  Immediately, you’re now frustrated. […]

The power of “Hello” in customer service interactions

The first 10 seconds of every customer interaction set the tone for how your customer service, or lack thereof, is experienced by customers. And if you wish to deliver exceptional service, it all starts with a simple Hello! Real World Story:  In my latest customer service video, Simple Service Secrets #3: Hello, I share two […]

Conscious kindness for real-world connection

We live in a lonely world. We share the planet with billions of people, and we see hundreds around us on a daily basis. Yet we are not connecting with our fellow man. We walk next to one another on the street, stand closely in elevators, sit tightly on buses and subways, but we remain […]