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7 Effective Ways to Ask for Help (and Get It)
These simple tips will increase how receptive people are to your requests for help. They mainly apply to asking for help from people you know, but some apply to customer-service situations as well. 1. Demonstrate that you've tried to help yourself. People are more inclined to want to help those who've attempted to help themselves first.

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Tips To Better Ask For Help

Tips To Better Ask For Help
  1. Demonstrate that you've tried to help yourself. Briefly explain what you've tried independently so they know you've tried to solve your problem for yourself before.
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Tips For Asking For Help

  • Don't frame your request.
  • Don't imply that you're above the other person.
  • Don't make your request too specific.
  • Say what you can't do, so the other can tell you what ...

How To Ask For Help

When we ask for help, we tend to unconsciously add unnecessary details that enhance our image, justify or even state a request instead. When asking for help, take the bass out of your voice, the stiffness out of your spine, and the captain out of your industry and just say, with sincerity and humility: "Can you help me?"

Few people, especially face-to-face, will ever say "no," even a stranger. 

Take on more responsibility

Command the tasks and responsibilities in your current role, then start solving the problems that your soon-to-be self would be working on.
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Proactively communicate wins

Consistently exceed expectations in terms of your current role and job responsibilities. Take on more than expected, and manage these projects as well as your more senior colleagues.

Share your accomplishments early and often.

Demonstrate your accomplishments

  • Demonstrate that you have taken on additional responsibilities and provide specific details about your accomplishments. 
  • Share examples of projects you have completed and how they’ve positively impacted the business. Was there an increase in revenue? Did you save a customer? 
  • If you’ve received positive feedback from colleagues or other leaders regarding your work, be prepared to share that with your manager as well. 
  • Identify ways you’ve earned money for the company, for example through sales, upsells or creating efficiencies.

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3 Keys to breach the company walls

3 Keys to breach the company walls

To breach the customer service walls of the service provider/company, and successfully resolve your complaint, you must use the three p’s: patience, persistence, and politeness.

Document Everything

Leave a paper or digital trail. For any product or service for which you pay, keep copies of your order confirmations, receipts, contracts, work orders, warranties, service agreements, and billing statements.

Make your point on Time

It helps to complain as soon as you know you have a problem. The more recent your experience, the greater the weight your complaint will carry. Also, memories fade, records get buried, and work staff gets replaced.

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