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Customer Service Skills for Success https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1260381900.jpeg 8 2023 9781260381900 Lucas’ top-selling and award-winning Customer Service 8e has been revised to reflect the demands of customer service today. Chapters are divided into three parts, focused on key aspects of customer service: 1) The Profession 2) Skills for Success, and 3) Building and Maintaining Relationships, and Retaining Customers. Throughout the text, readers discover tips for implementing proven customer service strategies, case scenarios, and activities to help apply concepts to real-world situations. Customer Service 8e addresses many market changes such as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, working in remote teams and greater focus on customers with disabilities with featuring several companies such as Amazon, Target, American Express and Chipotle. Students will practice putting concepts into action through our integration digital learning platform, Connect. Connect provides revised case analyses that challenge students to apply what they’ve learned to real-world scenarios featuring companies such as Zappos, Ben & Jerry’s, and Southwest Airlines. Additionally, Connect has role-playing application-based activities to help students demonstrate understanding of the key elements that will make customer interactions more successful and revised Language Toolkits geared toward helping students develop an understanding of key terms.
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Customer Service Skills for Success

Customer Service Skills for Success, 8th Edition

ISBN10: 1260381900 | ISBN13: 9781260381900
By Robert Lucas

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Program Details

Lucas’ top-selling and award-winning Customer Service 8e has been revised to reflect the demands of customer service today. Chapters are divided into three parts, focused on key aspects of customer service: 1) The Profession 2) Skills for Success, and 3) Building and Maintaining Relationships, and Retaining Customers. Throughout the text, readers discover tips for implementing proven customer service strategies, case scenarios, and activities to help apply concepts to real-world situations. Customer Service 8e addresses many market changes such as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, working in remote teams and greater focus on customers with disabilities with featuring several companies such as Amazon, Target, American Express and Chipotle. Students will practice putting concepts into action through our integration digital learning platform, Connect. Connect provides revised case analyses that challenge students to apply what they’ve learned to real-world scenarios featuring companies such as Zappos, Ben & Jerry’s, and Southwest Airlines. Additionally, Connect has role-playing application-based activities to help students demonstrate understanding of the key elements that will make customer interactions more successful and revised Language Toolkits geared toward helping students develop an understanding of key terms.

PART ONE: THE PROFESSION 
Chapter 1: The World of Customer Service 
Chapter 2: Contributing to the Service Culture 

PART TWO: SKILLS FOR SUCCESS 
Chapter 3: Verbal Communication Skills
Chapter 4: Nonverbal Communication Skills 
Chapter 5: Listening to the Customer

PART THREE: BUILDING AND MAINTAINING RELATIONSHIPS 
Chapter 6: Customer Service and Behavior 
Chapter 7: Service Breakdowns and Recovery 
Chapter 8: Customer Service in a Diverse World 
Chapter 9: Customer Service via Technology 

PART FOUR: RETAINING CUSTOMERS 
Chapter 10: Encouraging Customer Loyalty

BONUS CHAPTERS
Bonus Chapters can be found in SmartBook or in the Instructor 
Resources within Connect:
Chapter 11: Managing Your Time
Chapter 12: Managing Your Stress
Chapter 13: Customer Service through Written Means


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By prompting students to engage with key concepts, while continually adapting to their individual needs, Connect activates learning and empowers students to take control resulting in better grades and increased retention rates. Proven online content integrates seamlessly with our adaptive technology, and helps build student confidence outside of the classroom.

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Available within Connect, SmartBook 2.0 is an adaptive learning solution that provides personalized learning to individual student needs, continually adapting to pinpoint knowledge gaps and focus learning on concepts requiring additional study. SmartBook 2.0 fosters more productive learning, taking the guesswork out of what to study, and helps students better prepare for class. With the ReadAnywhere mobile app, students can now read and complete SmartBook 2.0 assignments both online and off-line. For instructors, SmartBook 2.0 provides more granular control over assignments with content selection now available at the concept level. SmartBook 2.0 also includes advanced reporting features that enable instructors to track student progress with actionable insights that guide teaching strategies and advanced instruction, for a more dynamic class experience.

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  3. Select your desired title, and create a course. (You do not have to create assignments, just a course instance)
  4. Go to your Connect course homepage
  5. In the top navigation, select library to access the title's instructor resources

About the Author

Robert Lucas

Robert W. Lucas earned a B.S. in law enforcement from the University of Maryland in College Park; an M.A. with a focus in human resources development from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia; and a second M.A. in management and leadership from Webster University in Orlando, Florida. He is an internationally known award-winning author and learning and performance expert who specializes in workplace performance-based training and consulting services. Professor Lucas has more than four decades of experience in human resources development, management, and customer service. He has written and contributed to 36 books, training video leaders’ guides, and compilations. He also has taught training and development, diversity, and interpersonal and organizational communication at the master’s level for almost two decades at Webster University.

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