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Every organization that provides a service or sells a product should train employees on the proper way of interacting with its customers.
People who fly a lot are familiar with the mundane experience of long security lines, crowded waiting rooms, and the cattle car feel when boarding the plane.
Southwest airlines is known for its customer service and does a good job of training its employees to provide a great experience.
Watch this video and see how this employee used some personal talents to completely change the flying experience and how he distracts passengers from an otherwise monotonous flight.
What can we learn from this video?
This flight attendant took an otherwise boring safety script and turned it into an interactive activity with his passengers.
This did a couple of things. First, it got the attention of his guests, so they were paying attention to what he was saying. Secondly, it provided some entertainment and comic relief.
The unspoken is a change in passenger attitude because it lightened the mood of the crowd and created a fun and friendly environment.
This training should provide specific instruction of the dos and don’ts but it should also allow the flexibility for volunteers to let their personal talents and gifts improve the service they provide.
God created us as unique individuals and the church should be a place where members, volunteers, and employees use their gifts and talents to serve. This flight attendant is a great example of that!
What are some ways you encourage volunteers and staff to shine?