Becoming a Customer Service Star
Improve Your Customer Service Skills
Everyone has a favorite customer service story, but few people can identify the specific behaviors that will result in outstanding service. Becoming a Customer Service Star has employees and managers evaluate their behavior in five critical service areas, examine their attitudes about service, and learn ways to boost their customer service performance.
Available in Online and Print Format
- Online version available through the HRDQ Assessment Center.
- Students may self-enroll in the online version.
- Self-enrollment is also a good option for trainers and consultants who wish to evaluate content for their organization or client.
How It Works
Don't just talk about providing better customer service – make it a reality! Becoming a Customer Service Star helps both employees and managers examine their attitudes about customer service in five critical areas:
- Having a positive attitude toward customers
- Encouraging customer feedback
- Responding to customer problems
- Developing repeat relationships
- Seeking to exceed customer expectations
The Facilitator Guide provides you with the tools you need to facilitate a successful learning and development experience using Becoming a Customer Service Star. It is divided into six sections and also contains a PowerPoint deck to support the materials, which is available for download.
Uses and Applications
Becoming a Customer Service Star is designed to give individuals a picture of their customer service strengths and weaknesses. It can be used as an individual analysis, a measure for personal development, a tool for building a service team, or a way to identify changes needed in policies or operating procedures. Above all else, it is a means for getting people to see the multiple opportunities available to them for improving customer service and retention.
Becoming a Customer Service Star has proven to be equally effective with people at all levels, executives and employees alike, because each person is able to identify his or her own service action plan.
By the end of this workshop, participants will
- Create a profile of individual customer service strengths and weaknesses.
- Recognize the opportunities to improve customer service and retention.
- Identify an individual action plan to enhance service in the five key areas.
Product Type: Assessment and workshop. The Facilitator Guide serves as an in-depth binder designed to help trainers swiftly administer the assessment.
Target Audience: Becoming a Customer Service Star is appropriate for anyone who has contact with customers.
Measures: Customer service performance in both employees and managers.
Dimensions: Feedback skills, positivity in the workplace, communication, and customer service skills.
Time Required: 1.5 hours.
What to Order
Facilitator Guide: Order One Guide per Trainer
The Facilitator Guide makes preparation easy with comprehensive background information, workshop guidelines, and a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. The guide also includes sample participant materials. Facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link after your purchase.
Paper Assessment 5-Pack: Order One Pack For Up to Five Participants
The print version is ideal for facilitators who prefer to oversee the scoring and administration of the assessment if you don't know who the participants will be before the class begins or if your learners do not have easy access to computers. It includes pressure-sensitive forms for scoring to aid manual tabulation.
Online Assessment: Order One per Participant
The online assessment is administered to participants through the HRDQ Assessment Center and includes personalized reporting, full-color charts, interpretive information, worksheets, and action planning. A detailed report is delivered electronically to the facilitator/administrator when complete.
QuickStart Train-the-Trainer: 1-Hour Virtual Coaching Session for this Product
QST is a convenient, one-hour virtual coaching session for first-time facilitators of this product. You'll receive personalized, one-on-one coaching with a subject matter expert who will get you up to speed quickly and accurately so you can step into the onsite with confidence. We'll answer all your questions about the facilitation of the product, and you can add additional coaching hours as needed. Your coaching session can be provided by telephone or video call and at a time of your choosing.
Facilitators will also receive an HRDQ Certificate of Completion for completing the QuickStart session.
About the Author
Bruce R. Matza is an expert in executive leadership, staff and customer retention, and customer service. He has more than 35 years of experience with many brands and is the author and creator of Becoming a Customer Service Star, which was initially designed for Walt Disney World. He is a well-known speaker, seminar leader, and facilitator. He serves as a strategic planning facilitator and adviser.