Thursday, June 2, 2011

Communicating with (Pessimistic) Patrons

NOTE TO SELF ... TRY THESE PHRASES:

I have noticed that ...
It seems that ...

I wish I could ...
I can ...

Even though I can't ____, I can ______

What questions do you have about ______

How would you like to see this resolved?

You did not receive good service, and I apologize for that failure on the part of our organization.

(I found these in a notebook without a citation.  They are probably from Communication Briefings: http://communicationbriefings.com/)