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How to Increase Sales During the Holidays

We just left Halloween behind and Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays are just around the corner. It is no secret to anyone that this is the busiest season of the year for most businesses. Parties, presents, dinners with friends and family, Black Friday, Cyber Monday... In short, everybody is spending money hands-full. The Holidays are a great opportunity for commerce.…

How to Say No to A Customer: Difficult but Indispensable

Everyone who works in customer service has been found in the cumbersome task of having to say no to a customer occasionally. There are situations where we can’t avoid this difficult task. Either because we do not provide exactly the service that the client needs, because we do not have the operational capacity at that moment or simply because it…

Virtual Assistants: What Are the Advantages for Companies?

A virtual assistant is the collaborator of a company that provides its services remotely. It can be attached to any department and several missions can be entrusted to him/her. It is common for the employer to ask him to perform time-consuming operations such as entering or updating the databases. The virtual assistant can also provide administrative or secretarial tasks such…

Empathy: A Vital Quality for Customer Service Agents

You can be surprised for all the times you use the word empathy… How did that word get into our vocabulary? This is due to the world of Customer Relations, but also in the HR world and, more broadly, in the managerial literature. Everyone uses it.   But, what is the definition of empathy? Empathy is the ability to feel…

9 Of the Most Effective Techniques to Handle Difficult Customers

An unsatisfied customer can quickly become problematic. As a business, it's not uncommon to have to deal with complicated situations, it's part of the game. But having people who are unhappy is not the end of the world. It can even be beneficial to your business if you know how to manage them. Do you know that old saying that…