Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Choir Ninja, with Ryan Guth

Nov 23, 2016

After receiving an irate parent email, here’s how to begin to turn around the situation and make that parent a new friend. Technique Tuesday NEW 1 2


itunes3 5 


  1. Write a draft response.
    • Don’t hit reply. Open a NEW DRAFT.
    • Don't send.
    • Go to bed.
    • Review in the morning when you’re less emotional.
  2. Send an NEW email to the parent requesting a phone number and a good time to call.
  3. When you’re calm, make the phone call and get the parent on the line.
  4. While on the call...
    • Open the call by asking them to clarify their email
    • Try to understand their perspective.
      • Rephrase their perspective in your words
      • You may be wrong. If so, apologize.
      • You also have the right to disagree, but NEVER have a pissing contest. Be firm on policy being for the benefit of the kids.
      • Remember: They just want to be heard.
      • Apologize only for the things that you mean to apologize for. Don't just apologize to shut them up. This doesn't help you.
      • If you disagree, explain to them how your side benefits THEM/THEIR CHILD. Never talk about the benefits to you or your program. They’re more likely to understand your perspective if they see the benefits for them!
    • PRO TIP: "While I have you on the phone...I'd like your opinion on something..." (Ben Franklin Effect)
    • GOAL: Leave as friends.

Support the show on

patreon 1 5 Copy of Your Choral Experience is Your Fault 5 tpt-canva-webinar-cover