When you’re trying to solve a customer’s problem or make a sale, it can be a challenge not to focus on your own agenda. You have quotas to meet and metrics to beat. But handling a situation incorrectly or in a pushy manner will not inspire customers to brag about your service, or keep them coming back. To build good customer relationships you need to build trust. Building trust requires you to focus solely on the needs and feelings of your customers. This is what ultimately leads to better business success. That’s what this course is all about. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Read a situation • Read your customers’ body language • Begin a conversation confidently • Understand communication etiquette – what can and cannot be said • End a conversation • Deal with difficult situations • Follow up with a customer Who should take these courses? This course will help anyone working around or targeting customers for the first time. i.e. customer support, sales, and marketing. It will guide you through what it means to build a relationship, provide advice on how to read a person’s behavior, and assess the situation. It will also help you to create conversation builders and follow up with customers, ensuring you close sales with maximum success and customer satisfaction. 20 mins | SCORM | Workbook
Most frequent questions and answers
Co-operative education is a three-way partnership between the university, students and employers. Students apply their classroom knowledge in a series of four-month work experiences. You, the employer, enhance a student’s education, while reaping the unique benefits of CO-OP employees.
- Year-round access to well-motivated, qualified employees.
- Access to potential full-time staff in a controlled environment, reducing your costs and risks.
- Access to a cost-effective source of temporary employees for peak periods or special projects.
- A say in what students learn by working with the university.
- Promotion of your organization as one that believes in developing the potential of young people.
- Access to a great pool of French-speaking, English-speaking and bilingual students.
Most work terms run at least 15 weeks, or four months. They can be no shorter than 13 weeks. Some master’s students, as well as some science and engineering students, are available for 8 or 12 months’ work terms.
All jobs are reviewed by a CO-OP Program Coordinator, and only those providing students with work experience related to their professional development are approved. Administrative activities involved in a job should be less than 10% of the entire workload.
When you first contact SSC, you are assigned one of our Program Coordinators, depending on your discipline of interest. This person is your main contact in our office. As you move through the recruitment process, you also work with a representative from CO-OP Administrative Services, who assists with job posting and interview scheduling.