Reception skills – the face of your organisation

Who is it for?

This reception skills course is for people responsible for meeting customers and visitors to your organisation, either face-to-face or by telephone.


Reception staff are the “ambassadors” for your business.

However, are they inclined to say “I’m just the Receptionist” rather than acknowledging their vital role in the organisation team?

The first point of contact a customer has in any business is usually this member of staff who creates the first impressions of your company and this may affect any future relationships.

This course will provide practical solutions to the day to day aspects of the job, giving Reception staff the confidence to represent the business to all clients, visitors and staff.

Course content

  • Telephone manner and behaviour – keeping calm under pressure
  • Accuracy in communication
  • Developing confidenceThe importance of image and first impressions
  • Communication skills, verbal and non-verbal
  • Speech, diction and voice control
  • Finding out what the caller or visitor wants efficiently
  • Making accurate referrals – prioritising administrative tasks
  • Rapport building skills
  • Handling the difficult callers and visitors


Course duration

1 day, normally between 9:30 and 4:30

In house options and costs

This course is offered as an in-house option either at your offices or at one of our prestigious venues. If you choose to use one of our venues, room  hire and catering will be charged at our specially negotiated rates.

The cost of an in house course including all training materials for up to 12 delegates is £1,195 plus travel + VAT.

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