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Developing a Proactive Business Development Culture for the Time Strapped Service Manager

You believe that you can offer a better service by getting your field service team to make recommendations aimed at helping your customers to be better off. You have taken steps to support your expectations of a more proactive approach by your techs, including providing training and putting in place a process to capture leads and communicate progress on all opportunities.

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Step 5 of a Proactive Service® Culture – Follow Up on Opportunities

Of course, the customer was angry and the technician was put in an uncomfortable position because of inaction on the part of the salesperson, but the problem would have been avoided altogether if the technician just took a moment to inquire with the customer whether they had given any more thought to the matter.

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Step 4 of a Proactive Service® Culture – A Clear Opportunity Process

The technician had found a problem with a key piece of equipment and recommended to the customer that it be replaced as soon as possible. The customer asked the technician to have someone get in touch with him with pricing and installation information for the replacement. The technician reported the opportunity on the work order along with the request for a follow-up call by the salesperson responsible for the account. Unknown to the service tech, the information did not get to the salesperson and no one followed up.

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1st Step in Creating Proactive Service® – Focus on Service, Not Selling

Technicians who seem naturally gifted at selling their company’s products or services do not see their efforts as selling at all – they recognize their recommendations as the valuable service that they are. To them it is a service activity.

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Transforming Your Customer’s Service Experience

Welcome to my new Baston’s Blog – Transforming the Service Experience!   Baston’s blog is a regular resource of ideas, tools and strategies to help you transform the service experience you are providing to your customers and reap the resulting rewards

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