Telephone Etiquette Certification
Talking on the phone is an unavoidable aspect of working life. Regardless of your position, there is a good chance that you spend at least part of your day on the phone.
Those who work in frontline positions, such as receptionists and customer service staff, may find that they spend a significant amount of time dealing with customers and clients over the phone. As a result, understanding proper phone etiquette is a vital part of any job.
This course goes into detail regarding proper telephone etiquette, including an explanation as to why it is such an important skill to master.
We begin by giving you the basics behind taking phone calls at work, including the tone that you should strive to use and a few tips on how to achieve it.
Next, we discuss the crucial communication skills that you must master in order to always have successful telephone conversations. Without learning these communication skills, your callers may feel disrespected and may seek out similar services or products from a competitor.
Finally, we discuss difficult calls. Despite you being polite, they are an unavoidable aspect of most frontline positions. Learning a few essential skills can help you diffuse such a tough situation.
You Will Learn:
- The role that the telephone plays in the modern workplace, and why telephone etiquette is still important
- How to prepare your ‘telephone voice’, so that your callers can take you seriously, while also feeling respected
- The importance of an informative greeting
- What not to say when you are on the phone
- The five key aspects of active listening
Benefits of Taking this Course
- Being more confident when you or your frontline staff answer the phone
- Learning how to make your customers feel welcome at your company from their first point of contact
- Learning the three steps involved in dealing with a difficult caller
- Understanding the importance of empathy
- Learning tips and tricks on how to make any call easier
Who can take the Telephone Etiquette Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 1 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 1 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 1 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Telephone Etiquette Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 0.75 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.