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Telephone Techniques Training Courses From Activia
Professional Telephone Skills
A One-Day Training Course
Do you wonder why dealing with customers on the telephone can often generate problems that are never encountered face to face?
While telephone enquiries provide sales opportunities, one bad experience with someone on the phone may be enough reason for a customer - even a regular customer - to look elsewhere.
The telephone is your customer's lifeline to your company. Yet although it provides fast and relatively inexpensive communication, it is a medium that is impersonal -- and switchboard and other telephone staff must be able to prevent negative behaviour on both sides.
To raise the awareness of customer service on the telephone and assist delegates in providing telephone service excellence.
Who Should Attend
All staff members who use the telephone as part of their normal duties.
Introduction and Course Overview
Exercise: Getting To Know You
Knowledge / Skill Checklist
• Why Communication Goes Wrong • Building Rapport • Communication Methods • Personal Communication Style Questionnaire
• Telephone Skills Self Diagnostic • Inappropriate Language/Phrases Exercise • Effective Telephone Communicators • Poor Telephone Communicators
The Factors of The Voice
• Power • Pitch • Pronunciation • Pace • Inflection/Emphasis
Six Steps to Handling An Incoming Call
• Good and Poor Statements on the Phone • Warm Transfer of Calls • Message Taking
• What are Open Questions? • What are Closed Questions? • T.E.D. Technique for Open Questions • Funnelling Technique
• Listening Skills Questionnaire • Listening Skills Tips/Techniques
Telephone Work – Standards Monitoring Checklist
• Role Play: Guidelines for Observer Feedback
• Car wars exercise • Assertiveness, Aggressiveness and Passivity • Assertiveness – The 3 Steps • Assertive Skill Practice
15 top tips for building trust and rapport
• Influencing Tactics
Dealing with Anger
• Irate People – Tips and Tactics
A Personal Action Plan
Feedback from Delegates on our Professional Telephone Skills Courses
Average Review 4.3/5 based on 39 reviews.
"I enjoyed the day and Janet was a big help " Alex Jones Nov 28 2014
"The trainer was very professional and knew what she was talking about. Very pleased." Miriam Menne Nov 28 2014
"The trainer was very good and explained everything to its full, which helped me understand everything and improve upon my skills." Sam Keywood Nov 7 2014
"brilliant day with some fantastic people, helped me a lot." Paula Joynes Sep 29 2014
"This course was a great help. Thanks" Julia Rason Sep 22 2014
"A nice helpfull day, i am pleased i attended." Lucinda Bartram Sep 22 2014
"The trainer was a very good teacher, will recommend the course to others." Thelma Boateng Sep 15 2014
"Jackie was lovely and made me feel relaxed :)" Joeldanna Knight Sep 5 2014
"The lady that trained me was excellent - charismatic and very well prepared, she taught me a lot, I would like to say thank you again very much." Ruth Douglas Aug 8 2014
"Very professional, well prepared course, my coach was great, bright and very charismatic, she teached me a lot." Kasia Wozniak Aug 8 2014
"I was very impressed that being the only one on the course that day that it wasn't cancelled. The trainer was very warm and welcoming, and was a joy to be with for the day" Rachel Faulkner Aug 1 2014
"I hope the next training I have is with Colin, he was so nice and I definitely wouldn't have learnt as much if he wasn't." Jessica Taylor Jul 21 2014
"The tutor was very good and made the course interesting and relaxed." Denise Graham Jun 30 2014
"The trainer was very good." Louise Bowles Jun 30 2014
"The course I attended was excellent and an all rounder. It didn't just help me in my present role as customer service adviser but also helped me in other ways too such as day to day skills. " Amy Woodcock May 9 2014
"The trainer was excellent. Couldn't of asked for anything more." Amy Woodcock May 9 2014
"Colin is an exceptional trainer with a great in depth knowledge of various industries." Matthew Goddard Apr 28 2014
"Found the course interesting and had an excellent trainer to present it; would definitely consider using you in future if required." Ryan Tozer Mar 14 2014
"Candy is enthusiastic and a very supportive trainer. She manages a top balance of professionalism and humour to keep the course moving and full of fun and feedback. She imparts her passion for sales and it is infectious. This is the second course I have completed with Candy and she continues to make me excited about my own professional development." Amber Morley-Trapnell Mar 14 2014
"course was delivered well" Myra Wale Feb 24 2014
We can provide training in Telephone Techniques at any of our sixteen centres UK wide, or we can come to your offices.
We have been training since 1995 with a philosophy of high quality, flexible and cost effective provision, so you can be confident that we have the expertise, and the experience, to give all you need with courses for Telephone Techniques.
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