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Technology’s Revolutionary Impact on the Relative Importance of Soft Skills

If you are in the service business, then you know a little bit about change. Just about everything to do with field service has been impacted by technology; and it has changed the way we do business. Technology is also

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Are You the Reason Your Technicians Are Not Enthusiastically Promoting your Services?

It is no secret that field service technicians represent an excellent opportunity to increase revenues without adding to overheads.  They understand the technology, know their products and services and are familiar with the customers’ equipment and their goals.  And, of course, they have the ear of the customer.

Chances are you already have one or two techs who are great at developing new business and you recognize that, by getting all of your techs to act like them, you will experience tremendous growth.

If, despite your best efforts, your technicians are still not generating as much business as you think they are capable of, then perhaps you are the reason your technicians are not enthusiastically promoting your services.  Perhaps it is your perception that is standing in the way.

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A Lesson in Good Customer Service Delivery

I recently had the good fortune to work in Australia for an international client.  It was a wonderful experience and a great adventure.  It also provided me with a lesson in good customer service delivery.  The lesson?  Good customer service is not always the same for every customer.  It all depends on meeting the customer’s expectations.

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6 Steps to Delivering Your Brand Promise Through Your Field Service Team

The definition of our brand, when boiled down to its simplest form, is what our customers and prospective customers think and feel about our service and our organizations. We all have a brand. The question is, did we choose it, or did we let others choose it for us?

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Proactive Recommendations by Your Field Team Are a Big Business Differentiator – Three Actions You Can Take

Why Don’t More Service Firms Promote Their Field Team’s Efforts?
Before we look at the how, let’s consider the why. It is interesting to note that most firms in my unscientific sampling do not let their customers know that they have encouraged their field service professionals to look for and make recommendations to help them be better off.

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