Project Description

Telephone Etiquette

Phone etiquette is a highly valuable tool to have in an employee’s skill-set, and our Telephone Etiquette workshop will help provide those skills. This course will help your participants improve their phone skills which will make them more confident, improve sales, and help gain new customers while retaining your current clientele. A more confident employee is also one that is happier, and happier employees will produce happier customers.

Through our Telephone Etiquette course your participants will learn the skills to increase productivity and improve performance. This will produce a positive environment throughout your business and influence the organisation as a whole. Recognising the different skills used between inbound and outbound calls along with knowledge on how to deal with rude or angry callers makes this course a great investment.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning that the learning occurs more easily and rapidly. With that in mind, let’s review our goals for the course. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Recognize the different aspects of telephone language
    • Properly handle inbound/outbound calls
    • Know how to handle angry or rude callers
    • Learn to receive and send phone messages
    • Know different methods of employee training
Module One: Getting Started

  • Housekeeping Items
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Workshop Objectives
  • The Parking Lot
  • Action Plan

Module Two: Aspects of Phone Etiquette

  • Phrasing
  • Tone of Voice
  • Speaking Clearly
  • Listen to the Caller
  • Case Study
  • Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Using Proper Phone Language

  • Please and Thank You
  • Do Not Use Slang
  • Avoid Using the Term “You”
  • Emphasize What You Can Do, Not What You Can’t
  • Case Study
  • Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Eliminate Phone Distractions

  • Avoid Eating or Drinking
  • Minimize Multi-Tasking
  • Remove Office Distractions
  • Do Not Let Others Interrupt
  • Case Study
  • Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Inbound Calls

  • Avoid Long Greeting Messages
  • Introduce Yourself
  • Focus on Their Needs
  • Be Patient
  • Case Study
  • Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Outbound Calls

  • Be Prepared
  • Identify Yourself and Your Company
  • Give Them the Reason for the Call
  • Keep Caller Information Private
  • Case Study
  • Module Six: Review Questions
Module Seven: Handling Rude or Angry Callers

  • Stay Calm
  • Listen to the Needs
  • Never Interrupt
  • Identify What You Can Do For Them
  • Case Study
  • Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Handling Interoffice Calls

  • Transferring Calls
  • Placing Callers on Hold
  • Taking Messages
  • End the Conversation
  • Case Study
  • Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Handling Voicemail Messages

  • Ensure the Voice Mail Has a Proper Greeting
  • Answer Important Messages Right Away
  • Ensure Messages are Delivered to the Right Person
  • When Leaving A Message for Others…
  • Case Study
  • Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Methods of Training Employees

  • Group Training
  • One-on-One Training
  • Peer Training
  • Job Shadowing
  • Case Study
  • Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Correcting Poor Telephone Etiquette

  • Screening Calls
  • Employee Evaluations
  • Peer Monitoring
  • Customer Surveys
  • Case Study
  • Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words From The Wise
  • Review Of The Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Recommended Reading
  • Completion Of Action Plans And Evaluations

Telephone Etiquette

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COURSE TUTORS

EMERSON BURNS
EMERSON BURNSCourse Tutor
Students interact with each other and their tutors continuously through various online forums which foster a strong sense of community at Talent Studio.
CHUMASANDE NDUBELE
CHUMASANDE NDUBELECourse Tutor
Talent Studio has an intake of 200 students on targeted courses. I present two webinars a week per course. Participation during these sessions are always amazing.
PHOENIX MILLS
PHOENIX MILLSCourse Tutor
I am always inspired being part of a team of professional academic and administrative support staff who are passionate about developing people.

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