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Effective Client Management in Professional Services by How do firms become Client-centric? Effective Client Management in Professional Services is about putting the Client first, everywhere, in the activities of professional services firms. The book introduces The Client Management Model to enable firms to assess their level of Client orientation and relationship development. It also features The Client Management Index which enables firms to benchmark their result against their peers. Many firms are still developing and improving their commercial structures and approaches to attract, develop and retain Clients. Characteristically, professional services firms tend to lag their consumer goods and service industry counterparts in overall commerciality. Only recently have they discovered the value of having a strong brand promise with the associated employee engagement. In many firms achievement of Client satisfaction is not a strategic objective; this may need to be reviewed. This book provides a comprehensive, pragmatic guide to the Client relationship journey, from identifying potential Clients to their engagement, care, retention, development, loyalty and beyond. The handbook format has exercises and tools which can help to establish which Clients are likely to be the most lucrative and thus provide the desired financial returns. The book also includes insights from top practitioners, anecdotes, case studies, charts and useful exercises and checklists. Readers can also determine their own level of effectiveness using the end of chapter reviews and a diagnostic tool to produce a Client Management Profile.
Publication Date: 2014
Marketing for Rainmakers by You are a successful entrepreneur with a brain for business, but you're indecisive about marketing and need a guide that will help your company distinguish itself, inspire customer loyalty and increase profits. Marketing for Rainmakers: 52 Rules of Engagement to Attract and Retain Customers for Life presents practical concepts, helpful tips and real-life examples to help you take your business to the next level with marketing that focuses on the customers? needs. Fifty-two business-building ideas will inspire you to take immediate action and develop a marketing mindset.
Publication Date: 2008
Customer Service Training 101 by If their interactions with you and your employees were the only things your customers knew about your business, what would they say about it? Would they use descriptions such as "uninformed," "rude," "hot-tempered," "uncaring"? For your customer, nothing else represents your business more than your employees; therefore, for you nothing should be more important than arming these essential employees with the knowledge and skills they need to find the best solution for each and every customer.Whether you're a manager, owner, or employee, Customer Service Training 101 is the training manual you need to give your employees the thorough training, review, and--if necessary--overhaul they need in the vitally important area of customer service. The completely revised and updated third edition addresses every aspect of face-to-face, phone, online, social media, and self-service interactions. Using scenarios, guidelines, and practice exercises, this all-encompassing resource will train them in:* Creating positive first impressions* Speaking and writing effectively* Listening attentively* Identifying needs* Making customers feel valued* Confidently handling customer complaints* And moreYour business plan is sound. Your product is needed. Your growth strategies are ground-breaking. But poor customer service can bring it all to a crashing halt. Equip you and your employees with the necessary skills before it's too late.
Publication Date: 2017
A Guide to Customer Service Skills for the Service Desk Professional by The Fourth Edition of A GUIDE TO CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS FOR THE SERVICE DESK PROFESSIONAL explores the changing role of the service desk professional. Each chapter expands upon a particular skill required to provide effective customer support and provides proven techniques for implementing the concepts. Research, references, and resources have been updated in each chapter, and ITIL vocabulary and concepts are reflected throughout the text. New information is also incorporated, such as a discussion of general trends currently affecting the information technology industry and technology trends affecting the service desk. The text focuses on providing individuals with practical instruction on the unique skill set needed to execute the expanding mission of the service desk.
Call Number: HD9696.2.A2 K63 2015
Publication Date: 2014
Hello! by Hello! And Every Little Thing that Matters will transform the way businesses interact with customers - delivering a big impact with small ideas. Impactful ideas for businesses on how to treat their customers, from saying Hello to everyone who you encounter to making sure the chairs in your place of business are comfortable.
Call Number: HF5415.5 .E27 2016
Publication Date: 2016
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