The Customer Is Right - No, Not Always
So we took heed, smiled and kept our voices calm. Occasionally we bit our tongues…or at least it seemed so.
However, sometimes the customer isn’t always right and you have to make a decision…are the complaints justified? Do you want this customer or don’t you? Is there a diplomatic way to handle this?
Hope Clark wrote a thought provoking editorial, Watch That Knee Jerk for her Funds for Writers Small Markets.
As a supplier of a product (stories), you have customers in the form of
readers. Any business columnist will tell you to listen to your customer, and as writers trying to make a buck, we are business people.
Problem is, which customers do you listen to?
Hope then discusses which customers you should listen to and how to determine if their complaints (and their praise) are valid. This really made me consider that Mother’s advice, while generally true, must on occasion be adjusted to the situation. Hope advises us to be confident and savvy.
Which customers to you listen to?
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