During a recent customer service training and development workshop, the X5 team facilitated a roundtable discussion on customer communication process and receiving customer feedback. It is concerning how many sales reps disappear after an initial sale is made and the product or service has been delivered. They mistakenly think that their work is done, but…

As consumers, we are constantly buying something that we want or need. Some items are big like a house and some are small like a toothbrush. The product that we buy seems to relate to our expectations and patience with the sales process and of course with the level of service associated with the sale….

The first Thursday of each month features a “best of” X5 Management blog. The intent is to showcase and revisit some of our blogs from the past. We hope you enjoy them! Have you thought about your customer service strategy for the remainder of 2015 and beyond?  Perhaps this may include asking customers for more feedback…

Does your business offer remarkable service? If not, have you at least experienced remarkable service? I have become so focused on observing how all types of businesses deliver their customer service that it is becoming second nature to me. It really can’t be that hard…or is it? The sad reality is that when an average…

When was the last time that you had truly awesome service? Do you remember what it looked and felt like? Can you think back when the service you received, or didn’t receive was less than awesome, or poor? In our pursuit of remarkable customer service, are we increasing or lowering our expectations? In Alberta, finding…

I read an article in 2014 suggesting that “empathy” will be the most sought after skill by employers by the year 2020. While the article speaks about careers and employment, the concept is applicable in our everyday life as well. Having said that, people often get empathy and sympathy confused. Sympathy: “the feeling that you…

Aloha and Happy New Year from Hawaii!! I can’t believe another year has come and gone and we are now starting the first day of 2015.  I am ringing in the New Year by enjoying a bicycle tour on Hawaii – the Big Island. This is the 3rd day of our cycling tour with the adventure tour…

As 2014 winds down and you prepare to gear up for a strong and successful 2015, have you thought about your customer service strategy in the New Year? Perhaps this may include asking customers for more feedback regarding your products or services and implementing some of their suggestions.

The first Thursday of each month features a “best of” X5 Management blog. The intent is to showcase and revisit some of our most popular blogs from the past. We hope you enjoy them! You’ve just had a seemingly great meeting with a prospective customer.   Now the big question becomeswhether or not to complete a proposal…

The first Thursday of each month features a “best of” X5 Management blog. The intent is to showcase and revisit some of our most popular blogs from the past. We hope you enjoy them! This is a very simple concept but may businesses struggle to consistently achieve it. In our Business Consulting practice we work…

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