Handling Difficult Customers & Complaints

MDIS


Course introduction

In every type of business, you are bound to encounter irate, demanding and unreasonable customers.  Service providers can well appreciate that it is never pleasant to handle irate or irrational customers, even though they know it is important to keep customers happy and satisfied.

This workshop will impart to you the skills of how to handle difficult customer-situations confidently and resolve their complaints effectively, either over the counter or on the telephone.

If you have the ability to practice these valuable communications and problem-solving skills, you will be able to turn most challenging moments into opportunities.  This will certainly help customers to build more trust and confidence in your services.



Course Benefits


Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Know what causes people to be difficult and understand if customers are actually difficult
  • Manage your own negative feelings when dealing with difficult customers
  • Identify personality styles and apply effective strategies in handling them
  • Manage difficult customer-situations more professionally



Target Audience


Service practitioners who have to provide customer service and manage customers’ expectations in various difficult customer-situations.
 



Course Outline


  • Experience positive and negative service encounters
  • Appreciate customer responses and behavioural patterns
  • Understand the nature of customer complaints
  • Dealing with different personality profile
  • Reactions of a difficult customer and the process of dealing with them
  • Understand the nature of anger and techniques of defusing anger
  • Manage complaints skillfully using “CLASS ACT”, listening and responding skills
  • Handling criticisms, fear, nervousness and embarrasment



Available Course Sessions


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Trainer Profile


Catherine Syn

Catherine Syn has conducted both public and in-company seminars and workshops in Business Correspondence, Report, Proposal and Minutes Writing, Customer Service, Handling Complaints & The Difficult Customer, Teambuilding, Time & Stress Management, Communication & Relationship Management, Secretarial & Office Administrative Practices. She has been working closely with individual client companies on the development and design of training programmes to their specific organisation's training and developmental needs. An approved lecturer with the Singapore Ministry of Education, Catherine studied Business in Australia, was a Corporate Member of the Institute Of Administrative Management (U.K.) and a WDA ACTA certified trainer for WSQ courses including Certified Service Professional. She has held the positions of Executive, Manager, Corporate Trainer and Consultant for the past three decades.

Since 1990, she has been training management professionals, managers, executives, secretarial, administrative, front-line sales, engineering, operations and service staff of both public and private sectors in Singapore, ASEAN and China. As an experienced trainer, she has successfully applied service qualities principles and competency assessments in all her communication courses in the areas of business writing, face-to-face communication, customer service, managing difficult customer-situations using effective interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills. A versatile and bi-lingual trainer, she relates well to all participants and has excellent delivery and presentation skills that meet the motivational needs of each and every participant.

Among the many companies she has provided training for, some of them are: Ritz Carlton, Swiss Hotel Merchant Court, Marina Mandarin, Becton Dickenson, Sony Asia Pacific, NTU, Singapore, Ngee Ann and Nanyang Polytechnics, ZhengHua Primary School, Carrier Transicold, Marsh Brokers, China Taiping Insurance, AIA, Etiqa, Liberty Insurance, SIA, Komatsu, DSO, DFS, NYK, AET Tankers, Du Pont, Senoko Power, John Crane, Hewitt, SembCorp Marine, Nippon Express, Nippon Koa, German Centre, Tanaka Electronics, SOXAL, Speedy Tech, NatSteel, Philips Singapore, Teck Wah, PSA, LTA, HDB, CPF, DSTA, RSAF, MCMD, Ministry Of Education, Traffic Police, Ministry of Home Affairs, GSMB, CSIT, CAAS, CIAS, SATS, LTA, A-Star, Toshiba, AWWA, SingStat, Department of Statistics, Crown Worldwide, Schenker, Keppel Shipyard, Alpine Engineering Services, Sanmina-SCI, Geotronics, ABB Industry, ICPAS, Loreal, Shisedo, Sa Sa Cosmetics, Cummins Diesel, EM Services, Esmaco, M1, Sankyu, Snap-On Tools, Makino, Bureau Serve, PerkinElmer Singapore, ST Aerospace Engineering, Chartered Semiconductors, AGC Flatglass, Hunting Energy, Orange Business, Cristofori, LF Contennial, Wah Yang Production, Malayan Natural Liquidfied Petroleum & Gas in Sarawak, Coca-Cola In Thailand, Maldives International Airport and MNCs in China.



 

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