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Customer Service Skills

Learn how to master the art of customer service with this free online Customer Service Skills course.

Customer Service
Free Course
This free online customer service course will teach you about the basics of customer service, and how focussing on the customer and identifying their expectations can help you improve your customer service experience. In this course, you will study how to interact with customers on the telephone, handle complaints, and deal with stress. So, take this free online course today and boost your customer service talents.





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This free online course Customer Service Skills will provide you with an understanding of the basics of the customer service position. You will learn about identifying customer expectations to help better serve your customer base. You will be able to explain how to provide excellent customer service as a customer service specialist. You will also learn about focusing on the customer and their needs.

This course then teaches you about customer service and how it relates to telephone etiquette. You will learn about working with customers over the phone, from greeting to closing conversations. You will also learn about handling customer complaints in a professional way to make sure that everyone involved meets a satisfactory solution.

This course then wraps up with how to deal effectively with stress. As a customer service skills professional you may find yourself under work-related stress and learning to handle it professionally and gracefully will be key to your success and wellbeing. You will learn tips and tricks for coping with stress brought on by customer service. By taking this course you will learn how to provide quality customer service and support to your customers. So why wait? Start learning today.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Define what customer service means
  • Discuss how to focus on the customer and their needs
  • Explain how to use appropriate customer service etiquette
  • Identify how to use appropriate telephone etiquette
  • Recognize how to deal with customer complaints effectively
  • Describe how to deal with difficult customers and stress


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