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Masterclass in Handling Incoming Telephone Calls

This 1/2 day workshop gets delegates to look at what they hate as customers when they make calls to their banks or travel agents and then be self-critical to see which of the 'hate factors' their organisation maybe guilty of. The trainer then helps them devise a scoring system to mark how well a call is handled and then makes live calls on a speaker phone to outside organisations allowing the delegates to mark the standards of how the calls are taken. This is a fully hands-on course that will improve the incoming call skills of both inexperienced and experienced staff who take incoming calls.

CPD Value 3 Hours

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Learning Objectives

  • Greater confidence when taking incoming calls
  • Telephone etiquette when answering, holding or transferring calls
  • Understand the importance of customer care in relation to incoming calls
  • How to handle complaints in a positive way

Course Content

14:00 - 14:30 Task 1: What Do We Hate About Calling Other Companies? (An exercise to discover delegates personal experience of poor service.)

14:30 - 14:45 Incoming Calls - The Basics (First impressions, Answering the Telephone, The Correct Vocabulary, Keep In Touch, Details)

14:45 - 15:15 Task 2: What Do You Really Want From These Calls? (Setting out your objectives)

15:15 -15:30 Designing a scoring system to mark how well incoming calls are taken.

15:30 - 16:15 Trainer makes outgoing calls LIVE and delegates mark how well calls are handled.

16:15 - 16:30 Golden Rules For Achieving Excellent Customer Care (Dealing with complaints and enquiries)

16:30 Summary & Action Plans Agreed

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