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Client Conflict
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7 tips to defuse angry clients

July 1, 2008

Review these techniques to help you prepare for your next encounter with aggressive clients.

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Solutions for abusive clients

July 1, 2008

How should we handle aggressive clients who use foul language, throw invoices, or behave badly?

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6 statements that burst your bubble

June 1, 2008

Some remarks from clients and colleagues can deflate your enthusiasm. Here's how to respond the next time their words make you ready to pop.

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One way clients burst my bubble

June 1, 2008

When some clients brush off our post-surgery care instructions, they end up paying for it—twice.

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Sample script: Turn phone shoppers into clients

June 1, 2008

When potential clients call, your goal is to schedule an appointment for their pet at your practice. Gina Toman, a Firstline Editorial Advisory Board member and a veterinary assistant at Seaside Animal Care in Calabash, N.C., offers this script:

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The topics you tailor

June 1, 2008

Ninety-six percent of team members say they tailor their client education message based on the pet or client. Here's a breakdown of the criteria they use to customize their education message to pet owners.

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Tips to tailor your message

June 1, 2008

One size doesn't fit all in critical discussions with clients about their pets' health. Learn how to weave the threads of your conversation to match the needs of the pet in front of you.

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Payment procrastinators

May 1, 2008

Q. What do you do when clients say at checkout they want to pay later?

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Animal neglect: If you're suspicious

May 1, 2008

Learn what to do when you suspect neglect.

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