Communication

In business, superior communication skills can make or break you. For the up and comer who needs information fast, check out AMA’s collection of sample conversations, phrases, worksheets, and advice including how to broach difficult topics, ensure conflict remains constructive, and get customers for life.

use your voice to project power

Voices Carry More than Words

By | Posted Apr 10, 2014

When I started my first job as a TV reporter, my skills as a narrator left a lot to be […]

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Improve Your Workplace Communication: Dealing with Difficult People at Work

By | Posted Apr 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

Office communication can be hard when you have one or more difficult people in the mix. Improve your workplace communication […]

customer friendly

How Customer Friendly Is Your Business?

By | Posted Mar 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Ever notice how some businesses seem to invite you in with their warmth, while others feel so chilly you cannot […]

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3 Ways to Avoid Check-the-Box Customer Service

By | Posted Feb 25, 2014

What’s the primary role of a customer service employee? For many people, the “right” answer is delighting customers. There’s also […]

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5 Easy Steps to Follow Up Via Phone

By | Posted Feb 11, 2014

As a self-employed professional, you know it’s critical to follow up your initial marketing contacts with a phone call. But […]

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The Most Important Customer Need is Also the Most Overlooked

By | Posted Feb 3, 2014

Customers have two types of basic needs. Unfortunately, it’s the most important need that often gets overlooked when dealing with […]

how to get referrals

Where Do Referrals Really Come From?

By | Posted Jan 13, 2014

Savvy self-employed professionals know that referrals are the best way to land new clients. But getting those referrals can sometimes […]

angry customers

8 Steps To Deal With Angry Customers

By | Posted Jan 10, 2014

If angry customers are on the phone (or worse, standing at the cash register) complaining loudly about a product or […]

customer 3.0

Is Customer 2.0 Really That Busy?

By | Posted Jan 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

Back in 2013, the New York Times ran an article called The Busy Trap suggested that some people use busyness […]

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7 Ways to Provide More Responsive Customer Service

By | Posted Dec 2, 2013 | 2 Comments

Customers expect responsive customer service. A 2012 Oracle study found that customers expect responses to Facebook and Twitter inquiries within […]

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