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Satisfy Your Customers, Earn More Business

Get Return Customers

Achieve Greater Satisfaction

Make More Money

Excellence in Customer Service
From the inside out

Serving Your Customer Infinitely Better
in 4-Hours

On-site training

For all staff who are
limited on time
and need to
Excellent Customer Service

This powerful 4-6 hour workshop will give your staff more than just the foundation on providing good customer service. It will give them the motivation, desire and ownership to satisfy your customers with excellence.


Know why providing good customer service is critical
Build a model describing excellent and awful customer service
Determine customers' standards for customer service excellence
Establish specific behaviors that will assure increased customer satisfaction
Use positive words, tone and body language with customers
Do five critical behaviors to ensure customer will have a good impression of your business
To get "buy-in" and improve ones level of customer service


We cover...

Responding promptly and properly
Listen actively to customer needs
Recognize and eliminate barriers to satisfying your customers
The key skills required for dealing with difficult customers
Solving the customer's problem
The universal importance of greeting customers: smiling, listening, evaluating customer needs and responding appropriately.
The impact that great customer service has on the customer as well as themselves

Training Approach: Creating Buy-in

Most training participants know what good and bad customer service is, but they may not provide it in their jobs. They may not have made the mental connection between what they know about customer service and their specific jobs. They also may not be clear on what to do to provide great customer service. Our customer service training provides both the awareness and the clarity that they need to give excellent customer service. Our customer service workshop creates this awareness by creating "buy-in" with the participants. This is done by having them build their own Customer Service for Excellence Model based on their experience of good and bad customer service. They then gain clarity of what to do in their jobs by creating specific strategies, procedures and "next steps" based on the created Customer Service for Excellence Model. This process will establish good customer service habits in your workplace. The result will be individual plans and tactics for how to work with their customers so that the customers feel that they are "well taken care of."

We find that this training approach is far more effective than most customer service training programs. We believe that the way to ensure your "customer service agents" provide great customer service is to go beyond technique and the "suppose tos". Our focus is on getting "buy-in" from the workshop participants and getting their 100% agreement as to what things they can do to create excellent customer service experiences for their customers.

Interactive Format

This workshop is fast-paced, highly interactive, participatory, and productive. It includes discussions, games and quizzes, demonstration and practice, lecturettes, story telling, role plays, and problem solving. Participants will be working individually, in small and large groups.

Typical Outline

    Introduce & Set Expectations
    Warm-up: What does Customer Service Got To Do With It?
    Set Workshop Agreements
    Establish Why Customer Service is Important Critical
    Learn Key Principles of Customer Service: Customer Service Trivia Quiz
    Establish Key Principles of Fantastic Customer Service: Build Customer Service Model
    Words Ain't Nothing...Compare to Tone and Body Language
    Play Customer Service Theatre: 5 Easy Ways to Impress a Customers
    Customer Service Problem Solving Quiz
    Define and Establish your Customers' Standards for Excellence
    What Do We Do Tomorrow? Establishing Customer Service Policy
    Finding Support To Serve Your Customer
    Making Commitments for Serving Your Customer with Excellence

Focus on Results

Participants will also be asked to commit to use one or more new skill/tool by completing our "Commitment Form."


We recommend that you do the extended customer service program which is 6 hours long. This extension includes developing a Customer Service Policy that the group collectively creates and a look at what each person needs to be supported to provide great customer service. This makes a powerful workshop even more powerful.

Custom Workbook

At the end of this workshop attendees will create a model of what good and bad customer service is. They themselves will have established principles for providing excellent customer service. Though each group typically comes up with fairly common responses, the wording and perspective is unique to each group. In order to ensure greater buy-in the workbook is handed out after the session and includes their ideas and decisions about establishing excellent customer service. This is what make this workshop powerful and special.

Easy to Arrange

Its easy to arrange. Pick a time and place and we will send an expert trainer out to you. Just fill out the information/booking form (on the left) and we'll do the rest.

Low Cost

Starting at $2,450* for up to 20 people.

*plus report, materials and travel expenses


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4 Hour Training is a subsidiary of Honig IdeaGuides a California Facilitation, Training and Consulting Firm
San Francisco Bay Area
415-479-2028 www.ideaguides.com

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"I learn more about customer service in this workshop then I have known from years of doing customers service."
Recent Training Participant

"Good pace, personable, good sense of humor, well organized, useful and informative, handles "challenging" personalities very well."
Recent Training Participant

"I like how we heard others' customer service ideals and came together on developing a collective policy."
Recent Training Participant

I loved that we got to know fellow sales people, established ideas and set commitment, and determined how to strive forward with new ideas and approaches to provide great service."
Recent Training Participant

"Clear and Effective"
Vice President of Engineer firm