Defusing & de-escalating high-emotion customer conversations

Empathic communication is at the heart of meaningful human relationships and helps ensure that each interaction with our customers demonstrates the values we hold as a business.

This workshop is designed to enable our teams to seek positive, connection-driven interactions that enhance our customer relationships.

Who should attend?

This course will be of benefit to all Managers, Team Leaders, Supervisors, Coaches and Advisors who want to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence in expertly handling high-emotion customer situations.

Benefits to your business

  • Effectively addressing and resolving conflict can increase customer retention, loyalty, and brand awareness
  • Skilled contact centre advisors avoid and resolve conflicts in the early stages of a contact, before they can interfere with the relationship between the business and the customer
  • Employees who know how to handle conflict can work more efficiently, skillfully managing situations, and are less likely to escalate disagreements, allowing for increased first contact resolution
  • Advisors who can communicate and resolve conflict in a professional, respectful manner create strengthened relationships and handle conflict on their own; the overall tension decreases for a better working environment and increased efficiency of call flow
  • Conflict resolution skills allow us to move beyond our own emotions and opinions, encouraging a deeper understanding of situations and giving us the clarity to seek win/win outcomes

Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Hone our listening skills to maximise effective communication and de-escalate challenging conversations
  • Consider the positive impact we can create with our language, voice, and tone
  • Raise self-awareness through exploration of our own and others’ perspectives and communication preferences, and their influence on our interactions with our customers
  • Develop positive influencing and assertiveness skills when managing tough conversations
  • Identify and explore techniques to de-escalate conflict and defuse tension
  • Create strategies to increase our resilience, our ability to handle pressure and to support our wellbeing in-role
  • Commit to development steps for success that can transform our customer interactions for the better

Get in touch to discuss your training needs