Live Chat Course for Customer Service Employees
$497 AUD per employee
Today, the use of Live Chat conversations is growing amongst the Contact Centre, Digital Service and Customer Service industry as customers continue to use different channels to engage with your business using communication channels that are most convenient to them.
Unlike voice/phone conversations which have their own set of skill requirements, there are some unique considerations for handling customers who choose to use Live Chat to contact your organisation.
As this form of contact is in writing, most organisations are highly sensitive with regard to the protection of their brand and image, as well as overall courtesy and writing skills.
The Live Chat course for Customer Service Employees is designed to assist frontline employees who handle live chat interactions whether it’s a contact centre agent, customer service employee etc.
We address the role of Live Chat in the Customer Experience, the 5 most important mistakes to avoid, the use and abuse of pre-scripted functionality and the overall 4-Step structure that delivers best-practice live chat customer interactions.
The Live Chat course for customer service is facilitated by global expert Daniel Ord and is delivered over two x four-hour online sessions.
Live Chat course for Customer Service Fast Facts:
8 hours of live training across two half-days (2 x 4-hour sessions)
The Live Chat course for Customer Service employees is split into three great modules across two half-day workshops (~4-hours each workshop).
Module 1: Expectations, Alignment and Customer Access
Whilst we spend the bulk of this course teaching employees how to have great live chat conversations, it always helps to have a big picture of what you want to achieve. A purpose, a mission – a vision. Call it what you will.
To help Frontline Team Members succeed in the chat channel we look at the different ways organisations use the channel – and what really drives Customer Satisfaction with Live Chat.
- Service, Sales or Technical Support? How do Customers use Live Chat?
- Defining Customer expectations for the Live Chat channel.
- Key Drivers of Customer Satisfaction with ‘On-line’ Services.
- Customer Access Strategy for Live Chat.
Module 2. Hygiene Factors for Live Chat
Hygiene factors are the basics. Getting the basics right is expected. But getting the basics wrong is all too easy sometimes.
In this section, we cover what those basics are and how to make sure they stay in tip-top shape.
- Service Level and Response Time.
- The use/abuse of pre-scripted “functions” (Where they came from – where they will go – it’s a journey).
- Understanding conversational direction change.
Module 3. The Four-Step Process for Managing Live Chat Conversations
Now comes the fun part! This is where we spend most of our time on this course – learning how to have great conversations on Live Chat. Our 4-part structure along with practical tips at each step of the way makes it possible.
- Greet, Listen and Control KPIs and behaviours.
- How to Present a Problem Solving Solution
- How to Present a Product & Service Solution
- How to Present and Order Taker Solution
- How to transfer the chat to a different channel
The Live Chart course for customer service employees is suitable for any employee that handles live chat interactions with customers. This can typically include:
- Contact centre agents
- Customer service employees
- Receptionists and office employees
- Marketing/Social Media employees
- Business Process Operations staff (BPOs/Outsourcers)
- Small Business managers and employees
About Your Trainer, Daniel Ord
Daniel has trained over 50,000 participants across over 40 countries and is regularly featured in leading customer management publications and presenting keynote speeches across the world.
Credentials-wise, Dan is a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP), an International Customer Management Institute (ICMI) Certified Associate, a Call Centre Industry Advisory Council Training Partner (CIAC) and is Net Promoter Certified.
Daniel is consistently regarded as the best trainer in the industry with his incredible subject matter expertise, excellent storytelling with real-world examples, a great sense of humour and a clear passion for the industry and helping people achieve success.
So it's not surprising to note that despite all the numerous industry accolades and recognition, it's the Customer Testimonials Daniel is most proud of and you can read a selection of his recent testimonials below.
Customer Testimonials for this course
We’ve only run this class once in Australia so looking forward to bringing it back in 2023 with new and updated content!
Public or Private Delivery Options
All of our Live Chat training courses can be delivered publicly (with employees from other businesses attending) or privately (just for your employees/business). Learn more below.
Our publicly available live chat courses enable you to enrol as few as one employee making them a cost-effective way of upskilling your frontline employees with minimal impact on your operations.
The public courses can also be a great way to interact and learn from others in either the same or different industries.
Each course has fixed times, dates and durations making it easy to plan around shifts, holidays, induction periods etc.
You’ll find a list of upcoming Live Chat courses for Customer Service employees at the bottom of this page where you can purchase by credit card or request an invoice.
Whilst the Live Chat Course for Customer Service employees can be a great way to interact with others and are perfect for small numbers, sometimes you need more flexibility with the dates and times or you’d like the benefits of training larger groups of agents within your business.
Our private courses can deliver the same course with dates and times to suit you, and we can also include custom-built role plays, simulations and call examples based on your business rather than generic ones we use in our public courses.
About CX Skills
CX Skills is a specialist training business that only delivers contact centre, customer experience, customer service, workforce optimization and workplace wellness courses designed and facilitated exclusively by industry professionals.
We're an accredited training provider of the Australian Customer Experience Professionals Association (ACXPA) and we are proudly Australian owned and operated.
We’re grateful to have been trusted by hundreds of customers and we’re proud of the amazing customer testimonials we’ve received so you can rest assured that when you book a training course with CX Skills, your training is in good hands.
Pricing & Payments
The Live Chat course for Customer Service employees is $497 per person ex GST for 8 hours of live facilitated learning (2 x 4-hour sessions) delivered by world-famous CX & Contact Centre training expert Daniel Ord.
Save 15%! Purchase tickets for 3 or more employees in the same transaction (Discount applied on the final checkout stage).
Payment options: You can pay by credit card or invoice – just select your preferred method on checkout.
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Purchase tickets to the next public Live Chat course for Customer Service Employees:
Select your preferred date from the courses below – click to see the exact times and to secure your ticket.
The April 2024 Live Chat Course for Customer Service employees teaches global best practices to help frontline employees deliver great customer service over the live chat channel, delivered over 2 x 4-hour online sessions.