By Nancy Friedman, Customer Service Expert, Keynote Speaker, President, Telephone Doctor Customer Service Training

Interested in making your day better as well as someone else’s? Read on.

There are 5 three word phrases that can do that. Probably more, but we like these a lot. By the way, if YOU have some 3 word phrases that will helps others, let us know.

* You’re right. (A contraction I know, but still 3 words.) And are they powerful! Especially when you’ve been in a heated discussion and the other person has legitimate information and you didn’t. To agree and let them know “you’re right” is a powerful statement. You’ll gain a friend, keep a friend and often make a new friend. Especially when you were incorrect and then you let the other person know “you were right.” Powerful.

* I love you. Next to “dinner is ready,” this phrase isn’t used enough. Letting those close to you, friends, relatives, and others, know you love them, value them and enjoy them will never go to waste. And we all have heard stories of people who sadly ‘missed the boat’ shall we say and didn’t tell the right person “I love you” in time. Tell someone today. Say the 3 magic words – “I love you.”

* Happy to help. Those are customer service words you’ll find in all customer service Bibles. And coupled with that great big SMILE, it’s a real winner. But not just in customer service land; in your own kitchen, office, or wherever you’re asked to give a hand. A smiling ‘happy to help’ goes a lonnnnnnnng way.

* You look great. Now who wouldn’t want to hear that? Not too many folks can turn that down. It’s a great ego booster and will win you many points when it’s used.

* I was wrong. We started with ‘you’re right’ and closing with ‘I was wrong’ because those are very difficult words for some people to say. Stepping up to the plate, taking responsibility, admitting you were wrong is a huge step in the right direction. Said with the right tone, authority and conviction, this will help you in life, business and person.

As we like to say, there are more I’m sure. Have any you’d like to share? And feel free to share this. You’ll make someone’s day better, I bet.

Nancy Friedman

Nancy Friedman

Communication and customer service expert Nancy Friedman, The Telephone Doctor, founder and chairman of Telephone Doctor Customer Service Training, is back in the saddle again. Well, back into live onsite programs, and still offering her ZOOM programs, in a cost saving manner. Whichever you choose, onsite or Zoom, you’ll be glad you did. The reviews are excellent, and audiences have loudly applauded her in either area. Sales, customer service and communication skills are her area of expertise, and she welcomes calls, texts, or emails. You can reach her directly at; through the website at, where you can sign up for her newsletters; or call/text directly at 314-276-1012 central time. Bring it on. Whether you need a keynote speaker or workshop/breakout speaker on customer service and communication skills, you’ll make a great choice.