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Clients Communication Is Exciting yet Challenging — Here Are 5 Tips for Improving It

Every business owner will agree — we all strive to improve the communication we have with our customers.

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Look around and you’ll quickly discover that every successful business focuses on its customers

I share 5 valuable tips for improving your business communication with clients

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  1. Make sure you listen carefully right from the start and show it. I’ve talked numerous times about the importance of active listening — not only do we don’t miss any important details, but we also leave an impression as someone who deeply cares. And when it comes to business, that’s crucial — your potential customer should definitely feel that they matter to you and your business. Ask additional questions, express opinions, and discuss visions, and various of topics connected with the products, services, and the client's expectations and requirements. I can guarantee that being an active listener would greatly improve your relationships with your clients.
  2. Be professional but allow yourself to express friendliness also. We are used to thinking about professional communication as somewhat sterile and too emotionless. While being serious, to the point, disciplined, and strict is a must, you should also consider mixing a happy and optimistic vibe somewhere in between. Building both a professional and a friendly relationship with the customers can greatly benefit you in terms of trust, easygoingness, and open-mindedness. Engage in small talk, ask them how are they doing, and show interest in how their day went. There’s no need to be too serious all the time — only when you discuss business. But try to include some friendliness too.
  3. Go into detail about the entire work process. I’m sure it would be really frustrating for you if you purchase a service and don’t get any additional information regarding it. So why would you risk your clients feeling the same? Every time you communicate with a customer, make sure you go into great detail about the work process in its entirety — share with them your vision and all the steps you and your team are planning to take. This way the client will feel instantly more engaged in the entire planning. Sparing information would certainly not be beneficial and at some point, it may seem that you’re not taking the client seriously.
  4. Offer impeccable customer support at all times. The moment your business starts offering products and services to the customers, that’s when you must start thinking about providing excellent customer service. Your main goal should be to always offer assistance, help, and support whenever your customers need them. So my advice is to prepare your team in advance and train them to be a really dazzling group of experts.
  5. Always try to solve problems, issues, and disputes of any type. You cannot expect professional communication with your customers to be always smooth and straightforward. There would be instances where problems and issues would occur — it’s essential for you to take them all seriously and assess the matter immediately. Try getting in touch with the client and show interest in what seems to be the issue — take on the matter individually since this will additionally straighten the bond between your company and the client. Then escalate the issue to the customer support team so that the client can get immediate assistance.

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Ivan Popov

i was once an athlete. then a journalist. now i am a ceo of vipe studio. still running marathons though.