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November 17, 2005

How to drive a customer crazy

Writing about web page http://www.lifehack.org/articles/management/how-to-drive-a-customer-crazy.html

One of my many GTD/Life hack type sites I subscribe to wrote about customer service; not how to do it, but how not to do it.

Say “I have no idea.”
Say “Are you sure that’s what you want?”
Slouch. Chew Gum. Twirl your hair between your fingers.
Give them a blank stare, or worse, roll your eyes.
Fidget distractedly. Appear bored.
Finish whatever other task you have at hand, while they wait for you to attend to them.
Talk story with other employees. Laugh at an “inside joke” they are not privy to.
Speak in a monotone. See how long you can go without smiling.

And my personal favourite that really really really bugs me about lots of places

Pretend you haven’t noticed they are there.

How many places do if not all, but a good proportion of those no-nos?


Know what people are saying about you

Writing about Trying to get a response from Blinkx from Contemplating the Frame

Following my discovery that Blinkx were being slightly misleading about their deal to show Warwick content, it shows the importance of knowing what people are saying about you or your organisation on the web.

I know we all occasionally do a little vanity search for our name on Google, but ideally you'd have new results sent to you when they happen.

You can sign up for Google Alerts and get emails, or use RSS to monitor Google News

Do you know what people are saying about you online?


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