Added by on 2012-10-03

Five things you and your employees should never say to a customer:

“It’s been so crazy/busy around here.” Often used as an excuse for a delay or mistake, it may leave your customers wondering whether you’re too busy for them.

“You’ll have to wait.” When you’re experiencing delays, consider giving customers a choice: “I can help you in five minutes or you can order from our Web site.”

“That’s not my job.” A better alternative: “Let me find someone who can help you with that.”

“I can’t make a meeting that day because I’m going to (fill in a too-personal detail).” Rather than letting clients know they’re being back-burnered for your son’s Little League game, say that you have a conflict and leave it at that.

“Can you call/come back later?” They won’t

 

 

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