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  • Tea and the secrets of staff retention

    Staff retention a concern? Consider this scenario. Imagine you’re a front-line employee working at a mundane job. It’s so boring you simply go through the motions. You’re on autopilot, counting the hours and minutes until your shift is over and you can go home and do something you enjoy. Or you stick with the job only until something more interesting or better-paying comes along. Then you’re gone.

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  • Top seven reasons customer service slides

    When I’m asked speak at conferences on how managers can boost business, they often assume we’re going to focus on gaining new customers. I’m sorry to say, but that’s the last thing we should focus on.

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  • Your irresistible offer

    As a customer, you’ve no doubt received scads of sales pitches from companies trying to sell you something, the vast majority of which you ignore, tune out, or reject outright. When the tables are turned and you are the one making the proposal, there are three key elements you should consider to help make your offer more compelling. These components comprise what’s known as your unique selling proposition or ‘USP.’ When I speak at conferences for sales and service teams, this is one of the simple tips I share for converting prospects into buyers. Whether you’re making your proposal in person, through a brochure, or on your website, you may find you’ll have more impact by including these three elements…

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