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Cover of The Customer Service Survival Kit: What to Say to Defuse Even the Worst Customer Situations.

The Customer Service Survival Kit: What to Say to Defuse Even the Worst Customer Situations

author: Richard S. Gallagher (2013)
date read: 2020-05-08
pages: 208
lists: nonfiction , personal-development
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜†

Really really good and helpful. This is a short book that is full of helpful rules (of-thumb of course) and anecdotes that further your understanding of how to deal with customers. The author has an understanding of why and how customer interactions fail, and what fears are involved. It has solid guiding principles like “Lean in and acknowledge your customer”, while also talking about deescalation and how to deal with terrible people. I liked the point that all interactions go smoother once you’re confident that you can handle worst-case interactions.

I noticed that despite nodding along, I wasn’t really good at doing the exercises (role-playing them with friends would probably be very useful). And for much of it, I’ll have to think a lot about how to translate it to non-US culture.