Handling a Difficult Customer

Wouldn’t the world be a great place if every customer was a pleasure to deal with? We all know that is a fantasy-land. So, what is the best way to handle a difficult customer? Through our workshop you will learn stress management skills, how to build rapport, and recognizing certain body language.

Handling a Difficult Customer Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started

  • Housekeeping Items
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Workshop Objectives
  • The Parking Lot
  • Action Plan

Module Two: The Right Attitude Starts with You

  • Be Grateful
  • Keep Your Body Healthy
  • Focus on Positive Thoughts
  • Invoke Inner Peace
  • Case Study
  • Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Internal Stress Management

  • Irritability
  • Unhappiness with Your Job
  • Feeling Underappreciated
  • Not Well-Rested
  • Case Study
  • Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: External Stress Management

  • Office Furniture Not Ergonomically Sound
  • High Noise Volume in the Office
  • Rift with Co-Workers
  • Demanding Supervisor
  • Case Study
  • Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Transactional Analysis

  • What is Transactional Analysis?
  • Parent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Case Study
  • Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Why are Some Customers Difficult?

  • They Have Truly Had a Bad Experience and Want to Vent
  • They Have Truly Had a Bad Experience and Want Someone to be Held Accountable
  • They Have Truly Had a Bad Experience and Want Resolution
  • They Are Generally Unhappy
  • Case Study
  • Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Dealing with the Customer Over the Phone

  • Listen to the Customer’s Complaint
  • Build Rapport
  • Do Not Respond with Negative Words or Emotion
  • Offer a Verbal Solution to Customer
  • Case Study
  • Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Dealing with the Customer In Person

  • Listen to the Customer’s Complaint
  • Build Rapport
  • Responding with Positive Words and Body Language
  • Besides Words, What to Look For?
  • Case Study
  • Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Sensitivity in Dealing with Customers

  • Who are Angry?
  • Who Are Rude?
  • With Different Cultural Values?
  • Who Cannot Be Satisfied?
  • Case Study
  • Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Scenarios of Dealing with a Difficult Customer

  • Angry Customer
  • Rude Customer
  • Culturally Diverse Customer
  • Impossible to Please Customer
  • Case Study
  • Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Following up With a Customer Once You Have Addressed Their Complaint

  • Call the Customer
  • Send the Customer an Email
  • Mail the Customer a Small Token
  • Handwritten or Typed Letter
  • Case Study
  • Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from The Wise
  • Review of The Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Recommended Reading
  • Completion of Action Plans And Evaluations

About Instructor

Jean-Pierre Fallou

Jean-Pierre (John) Fallou is a Business Executive with more than 30+ years of Business Development, HealthCare, IT Consulting, and Alliance Management experience with demonstrated success cultivating new business and markets, developing strategic relationships, and the delivery of high impact projects. A “Go-to” executive that formulates strategies that strengthen competitive position by conceptualizing and launching new services and solution offerings and by managing direct to enterprise, indirect global partner, and channel sales deals.

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Course Includes

  • 2 Lessons
  • Course Certificate

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