Miss Manners: Navigating the Perplexing Conundrums of Modern Etiquette

Issues of Misgendering in Customer Service In an era of expanding gender awareness, an intriguing issue has arisen: customer service representatives sometimes misgender customers during phone interactions. A case in point is Rosalind, a woman with a deep voice and a direct manner of speaking. Despite having a traditionally female first name, she is often … Read more

Create a Daily Reminder of Amazing Customer Service

Here is your Daily Dose of Amazing Service: Create a daily reminder of amazing customer service. And here are some additional thoughts on this topic… Delivering amazing customer service is not complicated. It’s something we all know how to do. The real challenge is doing it every time with every customer. Things get in the way. We get … Read more

Here’s a Great Way to Communicate with a Difficult Customer

While traversing the Web recently I found a site I’ll be visiting again frequently.  It’s called Not Always Right.  It’s full of funny customer service examples as told by the employees.  Most of them involve challenging (and often unintentionally funny) customers. Here’s one I especially like: Customer: “Excuse me, do you sell baked chicken here?”Employee: … Read more