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August 2022 Customer Service Booster Training for Call Centres


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Phone Customer Service Booster (August 2022 class)
This course is delivered online via Zoom on 15th August 2022 between 13:00 and 16:00 AEST (Melbourne).
$ 247.00 AUD ex GST

August 2022 Phone Customer Service Booster Training Course

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The Phone Customer Service Booster training course has an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars
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The August 2022 Phone Customer Service Booster course is designed as a short-duration (3-hour) ‘booster’ course perfect as a refresher for existing employees or for new starters to make sure they start off their customer service journey learning core fundamentals on how to provide good customer service.

The course goes beyond traditional customer service training tropes such as ‘always have a smile in your voice’ and ‘use the customer’s name 2 or 3 times in a call’.

This is a program that has been three decades in the making. It leverages the insights and assessment of more than 50,000 phone calls and a nearly 30-year career spent training and coaching phone customer service skills.

The course covers the most critical and impactful behaviours needed to drive successful call outcomes. Crucially it doesn’t teach scripts (they don’t work!) but does provide a structure for phone calls where staff communicate in key moments with energy, empathy and simplicity.

In particular, staff will learn how to master the start and the finish of any phone call and how to check for understanding, comfort and resolution throughout. They will also learn and practice a simple but powerful 2-step method for dealing with more difficult customers and situations they may encounter.

August 2022 phone Customer Service Booster course

August 2022 Phone Customer Service Booster Course Fast Facts

  • 1 x 3-hour session to fast-track learning and minimise off-phone disruption.

  • Suitable for any phone-based role.

  • Learn skills & methodologies that can be applied across any industry.

  • Public and private training options available.

  • All delivered live & online by Australia’s top Customer Service trainer, Simon Blair!

Built specifically for online training!

This August 2022 Phone Customer Service Booster training course has been specifically adapted to be delivered online with high engagement and learning outcomes enhanced by the short bursts of interactive and engaging development methods.

At just 3-hours, it will have minimal impact on your existing operations and your employees will have the capacity to focus on our session whilst still having time to practice or take on additional learning like products & services training, systems training etc and then jump back on the phone and put their new skills to immediate use!

The course is delivered via Zoom which is easily accessible to anyone that has an internet browser.

Whilst not mandatory, we do recommend having the camera enabled to maximise the learning experience.

Online Customer Service Short course August 2022

Who should do this course?

Short customer service course online August 2022

The skills we teach are applicable to all industries, products and services and for any phone-based role.

Typical roles include:

      • Call centre agents (sales or service)
      • Customer service staff
      • Office/admin employees who handle customer phone calls
      • Telephone account management
      • Complaints teams

If you are looking for our more comprehensive customer service programs, check out our Customer Service Professional or Customer Service Excellence courses that are longer in duration (minimum 8 hours) and cover more in-depth content.

What you’ll learn:

The August 2022 Phone Customer Service Booster training course will teach your staff the critical skills for call handling that the most successful agents in the world use to deliver superior customer experiences and efficient first contact resolution.

Centred on empathy, action and energy, participants will learn how to be more confident, efficient and effective with every customer interaction they have. The 3-hour training session consists of powerful demonstrations and practice in the essential behaviours with four key modules:

1. How to Engage

How to create a strong first impression and impact at the start of any phone call by showing strong ownership and intent, managing expectations and building trust and confidence to set up the call for success.

2. How to Close

How to create a lasting final impression and confident finish to conversations through a simple method of strong final checks, expressions of gratitude and thanks in a warm farewell. Staff will learn how to avoid those often awkward, clunky finishes.

3. How to Educate

Participants learn how to proactively educate customers through consistent checks of understanding and comfort with key information provided. to gain verbal nods and insight to make good judgements as to what else is needed.

4. Energy & Empathy

Exploration of the critical phone communication techniques and underlying psychology behind how to acknowledge and empathise with customer concerns and objections.

They will learn how to diffuse emotion and take ownership in order to satisfy both a customer’s emotional and transactional needs.

About Your Trainer

The August 2022 Phone Customer Service Booster training course is designed and facilitated by Simon Blair, one of Australia’s top Customer Service Trainers and the developer of the Five Degrees Service Experience method.

Simon has trained thousands of agents across Australia with his career spanning 30 years. He’s also directly assessed over 50,000 phone calls that have enabled him to continually test and refine his training to ensure he doesn’t just teach theory, he teaches what works!

Simon Blair lives in Melbourne and outside of work he’s kept busy as a father of 4 kids, including 3 teenagers and a 5-year-old, and as a coach of his twin girls footy team.

He also indulges his love of music when he can as a guitarist and singer-songwriter and is a passionate supporter of the North Melbourne Football Club (yes they do exist!).

You’ll also often find Simon talking on a Podcast or two!

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Simon Blair, Australia's leading contact centre customer service trainer!

Customer Testimonials 

Highly recommended!

Rated 5 out of 5
17 August 2021
Review of Customer Service Booster (Private course)

When we started our work with Simon we incorporated his Five Degrees model into our CX framework. This has helped us deliver improved service through via both our own staff and also those with our outsourced partners. Everyone has reaped the benefits from our improved Service Desk experience to Toyota employees that has come from our long-term partnership.

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Michael Mirabito
Manager – Service Improvement

Great feedback from all participants

Rated 5 out of 5
10 June 2021
Review of Customer Service Booster (Private course)

Hi Simon, the training workshops with the team went really, really well. It was such a positive learning exercise for all of them and the feedback I received was great!

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Belinda Morrisby
Group Manager Training & Development

Exceeded all expectations!

Rated 5 out of 5
22 February 2021

“We weren’t sure what to expect when we switched from the classroom training approach with Five Degrees to an online delivery model. It exceeded all expectations and provided an even better experience for staff as well as enhanced learning outcomes. The structured approach of the 5 Degrees model lends itself extremely well to online facilitation. I couldn’t recommend it more highly!

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Tim Green
Commercial Capability Manager
Philip Morris

Noticeable improvements

Rated 5 out of 5
6 September 2020

The Five Degrees methodology provides a clear framework to sustain improvements. It is easy to understand, easy to train and provides a foundation for individual and team improvement.

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Mustafa Ghulam
Business Improvement & CX Manager
Willoughby City Council

More Customer Feedback:

“Thought I would let you know that it is the most outstanding Customer Service course I have ever done! From the videos to the role-plays and the general interaction with the guys. They were both professional and fun. Great work guys. Thanks! – Customer Service Training Participant, TAFE NSW

“It is difficult to come up with one part of the training that was my favourite. The whole thing I believe was one of the most inspiring training sessions that I have done in 11.5 years at Aurora. I’m excited at just how much the Five Degrees approach can improve our customer experience – Customer Service Team Leader Training Participant, Aurora Energy

“I would recommend this training as it was insightful and refreshing. Simon really made us step out of our own perspective and into the customer experience. There were things he covered that I was just wowed by. I’m so used to set scripts and pitches but Simon covered the words to say, voice volume, pauses and how to have conversations that makes the customer comfortable to build trust.” – Customer Service Training Participant, Philip Morris

“WOW OH WOW, I’ve just listened to recordings of three of the coaching sessions Simon did. I’m so excited about our upcoming Training with him. The way he delivers his feedback is awesome and he has some really powerful tips for the guys which simplify things.” – Customer Service Train-the-Trainer Participant, RACT

Customer Feedback August 2022 class

About CX Skills

CX Skills is a specialist training business that only delivers contact centre, customer experience, customer service and leadership-related courses facilitated exclusively by industry professionals.  We're an accredited training provider of the Australian Customer Experience Professionals Association (ACXPA) and we are committed to helping support our industry to grow and prosper.

We’ve trained thousands of staff across a diverse range of businesses and we’re proud of the amazing customer testimonials we’ve received directly and on Google reviews so you can rest assured your training is in good hands.

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How and when it’s delivered

The August 2022 Phone Customer Service Booster course is delivered via Zoom at the following date and time:

  • Date: Monday 15th August 2022
  • Time: 13:00 to 16:00 AEST (Melbourne time)

Dates don’t suit? See what other sessions are available > or contact us about a private course that can be more cost-effective for larger groups and you have flexibility over the dates and times.

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Pricing and Payment Options

The August 2022 Phone Customer Service Booster course is $247 AUD per person ex GST for 3 hours of live, facilitated learning with Simon Blair.

Payment can be made instantly using a credit card or an invoice can be requested (just select your preference on the checkout page).

Available discounts:

  • Save 15%  when booking for 3 or more staff in the same transaction (note: the discount will be applied on the final checkout page and no other discounts apply).
  • Save 25%!  Australian Customer Experience Professionals Association (ACXPA) members receive 25% off this course (no further discounts apply). Learn more about their memberships >
  • Want to train your whole team or centre? We also offer volume discounts for training large teams. Contact us for customised pricing and availability. Phone +61 3 9008 7287 or send us a message >
Price and discounts for the August 2022 Customer Service Booster course

Got questions about this course? Want to train your whole team or centre? Contact us on +61 3 9008 7287 between 8:30 am to 5:30 pm AEST/AEDT Monday to Friday or send us a message anytime >


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Completion Period
Same day (part of the day)
Job Type
On the phones - service, General Customer Service
Simon Blair
Total Course Hours
3 Hours
Delivery Format
1 x 3-hour session
ACXPA Member Discount