Future Skills

SFA Skillnet Customer Service


This one-day programme is aimed at all staff who interact by phone or in person with new or existing customers on a regular basis. The Customer Care training course helps the participant to develop the skills required to offer exceptional service and to provide effective solutions to customer queries. First impressions and professionalism really count in any business and will eventually affect the success of any company in the long-term. Recent recipients of this programme would include Atlas Tyres, Anglo Irish Refrigeration and The Pallet Network.

Content includes

Understanding the benefits to an organisation of quality customer care
Being able to handle a customer or sales enquiry in a professional manner
Learn how to professionally deal with difficult or irate customers
The importance of creating a positive first impression with any client
Communicate effectively by listening and questioning correctly
Keeping the customers informed and minimising future complaints
Phrases and habits to avoid that result in poor customer relations
Understand how to upsell and cross-sell with existing customers if appropriate
Present yourself as a helpful individual who takes ownership of any task
How to interact professionally with other departments in your company

Training Approach

Trainer presentation/facilitation
Individual action plans to aid areas for improvements
Group discussion
Individual and small group exercises
Workbook with course content and tips and techniques

Benefits of the Training to the Participant

They are more confident in their ability to manage customer conversations and to diffuse customers who are angry and upset.
Reduced stress through better questioning which enables them to build up a complete understanding of customer needs and accelerates problem resolution.
Increased job satisfaction they can see how their contribution can positively affect customer satisfaction scores and bottom-line results.
Customer service teams and management using a shared language and demonstrating consistent service and strategies internally and externally.
Enhanced market reputation as a customer focused organisation.

Benefits to your Customers

Customers feel that they have been listened to and given a comfort level that their requests will be dealt with appropriately.
Improved customer satisfaction by word of mouth and reputation as customers appreciate that your people make promises they can keep and keep the promises they make.
Any interaction with your organisation becomes a positive experience which can encourage customers to refer their own personal contacts onto your company.

Trainer Overview

Shay Martin is a senior trainer with TSS Training. He is a vastly experienced trainer with over 25 years experience in developing and delivering Customer Case, Management, Sales and Communications Skills training courses to a wide range of business sectors. Having a strong business background himself gives Shay immediate credibility. Shay’s particular skill is his ability to empathise and relate to experienced and inexperienced people within any business sector. Shay is a member of IITD and MII and is a QQI accredited trainer. Over the last twenty five years Shay has designed and delivered training to a wide range of Irish companies both large and small.

SFA Member rate €129 | Non-member rate €159

Date: 17th October

Time: 9.30am – 4pm

Location: Bank of Ireland Blanchardstown

Address: Bank of Ireland (Workbench Branch), Ground Floor, Block 1, Blanchardstown Corporate Park, Ballycoolin, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 D15 AKK1


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SFA Skillnet Customer Service

Training Days

1 day

Training Locations


Course Cost

Member rate: €129
Non-member rate: €159
Payment required in advance of the course
* Cost quoted per person
* Cancellation Policy: Any cancellations received in writing up to 5 business days prior to the event are refundable. All bookings are provisional until full payment is received.

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