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Does your customer service cost you anything?

Sooner or later you’re going to mess up. Everyone does. But what you do about your mistake is the thing that defines you both personally and professionally. I had just walked off the stage and was talking to the association president about the event. He raved about how his group had loved my presentation and […]

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A brief history of St. Patrick of Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day celebrates the life of St. Reginald Patrick (Reggie for short) who is known for driving the snakes out of Ireland. Twentieth century historians have disputed this claim, however, arguing that instead of driving the snakes, he merely purchased them bus tickets. Modern historians, however, scoff at this claim, noting that only lizards […]

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A Man’s Approach to Valentine’s Day by Charles Marshall

A Man’s Approach to Valentine’s Day

I don’t know why I always wait until the last minute to buy my wife’s Valentine’s Day present. Most likely, it’s because I’m a guy. It’s a terrifying ordeal trying to pick out a Valentine’s Day card on Valentine’s Day evening because there is absolutely no selection left. I don’t know who else could have […]

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You're competing with Amazon article by Charles Marshall

You’re competing with Amazon

This past summer I started feeling the urge to shed a few pounds. I’m not trying to be more attractive, mind you. I’m already married so I don’t really need to look good anymore. I decided to buy an elliptical machine and found a great deal on one at a local mega-chain sports store. While […]

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SERVE Like Robin

Have you ever experienced truly remarkable customer service? In this video I talk about my favorite mail carrier and how she exemplifies The SERVE Method. Feel free to share this video with your staff and use it in your customer service training. Its use is my gift to you! © 2019 Charles Marshall. Charles Marshall is […]

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Mistletoe-taly Bizarre by Charles Marshall

Mistletoe-tally Bizarre

A lot of odd little customs have somehow become attached to the Christmas season. Take mistletoe, for example. What an amazing concept! Hang a little twig over someone’s head and you get a kiss. I guess that makes sense. Nothing says romance like a poisonous sprig of parasitic vegetation. I’m not sure how the mistletoe […]

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