Steve DiGioia

Do This Instead of Worrying About a Good NPS Score

Steve DiGioia

does your Net Promoter Score tell you enough to make a difference? This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Net Promoter Score®, or NPS, measures customer experience and predicts business growth.

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Do Your Customers Believe in You?

Steve DiGioia

This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. My cat is diabetic. Domino” was diagnosed 3 months ago and since then must receive 2 insulin shots per day, 12 hours apart. That’s my job. Domino. On those times when I’m not available, the job falls on my wife or daughter.

Do You Need to be Assertive to Provide Great Customer Service?

Steve DiGioia

…here’s 7 ways to get you started This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. You still haven’t learned how to speak up, huh? Maybe you’re just afraid of confrontation? I know, you don’t want to offend anyone, right?

The 9 Best Ways to Win Back an Upset Customer

Steve DiGioia

when you have a love of service, it's not that hard to do. This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Many service providers have lost sight of what really matters.

The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

To find how contact centers are navigating the transition to omnichannel customer service, Calabrio surveyed more than 1,000 marketing and customer experience leaders in the U.S. and U.K. about their digital customer communication strategies. Read the report to find out what was uncovered.

You Can’t Give Good Service When You Don’t Know What It Is

Steve DiGioia

no wonder why today’s service is so poor! This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. One of my biggest frustrations is that today’s “ younger generation ” doesn’t have a decent point of reference to what we call good customer service.

How to Send the Message That You Care to be Your Best Every Day

Steve DiGioia

can a crooked sign ruin your business? This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. You have a great product, so that’s done. Next comes finding the perfect location to set up shop and after almost a year you’re finished. Now, you’re finally open and business is flowing.

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4 Ways to Stop Being a Business of No

Steve DiGioia

you gotta be kidding with all these rules. This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. You took out a big loan to open your business; maybe even got a second mortgage on your home. Then, product and supplies were ordered on credit cards.

Do You Have H.E.A.R.T. and Do You Use It Every Day?

Steve DiGioia

This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Those of us in the customer service industry have much to deal with. Payroll, purchases, inventory, market share, etc. take a lion’s share of our daily tasks. But, there’s one thing I left out: the customers.

The Best Companies Hire These 3 Positions

Steve DiGioia

…plus my 8 steps to great service. This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. We must all be Service Ambassadors. But too many companies think only a specific department is the “service department” and that’s where they focus their customer service training dollars.

Are Moments of Truth Really Worth All The Fuss?

Steve DiGioia

how a single interaction can ruin the entire customer experience This original article was written by Steve DiGioia.

How to Optimize CX Through the Voice of the Customer

Speaker: Faith Adams, Analyst at Forrester

Join Intouch Insight and special guest, Faith Adams with Forrester Research, on November 8 at 1 PM EST and learn how you can act on VoC data

Black Friday Shopping Brings Out The Worst In Us

Steve DiGioia

…no wonder why customer service is so bad – my rant! This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. We have turned into a group of inconsiderate, rude, thoughtless, disrespectful and egocentric miserable people.

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Are You a Good Listener? Here’s How to Tell

Steve DiGioia

…which of these 5 types are you? This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Most people understand that in order to provide good customer service we must use one of our least appreciated soft skills – listening.

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11 Industry Experts Discuss “What’s More Important: Customer First or Profit First?”

Steve DiGioia

This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Businesses across the land champion their great service and the positive experience given to their throngs of loyal customers. They tout the benefits of their product and how they tend to the specific needs, wants and desires of their customers.

Are You Looking to Upset Your Customer?

Steve DiGioia

because one size doesn't fit all. This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. I’m easy to please, at least I think so; and I’m not high-maintenance. I don’t have unreasonable requests, and I understand things don’t always go as planned. I’m flexible and adaptable.

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7 Guaranteed Ways to Lose a Customer

Steve DiGioia

because my loyalty does have limits This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. You failed them again. Be honest – face the facts! You worked hard for years to build a loyal customer base and now look at you. Your customers are leaving in droves. What happened?

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The Essentials to Scaling Your Customer Success Program

Most tech companies start with a barebone customer success ‘program’ that is reactive. As revenue grows and the go-to-market strategy is identified, founders quickly realize they need a proactive program that goes beyond basic customer services. By now the team may have a CRM program to manage customers and a basic set of steps they put the customer through. This simply isn’t enough to grow your customer relationships to their full potential value. You need a customer success program to grow quickly and to serve many through scale. This is where the right people, processes and technology come into play. Join Emilia D’Anzica, a customer success and engagement strategist, as she walks you through customer success essentials to consider as you grow your company and customer success team. During this webinar, you will learn core pillars of customer success by: Putting yourself in your customer’s shoes. Shifting your strategy to a Growth mindset. Building a scalable customer success framework. You'll walk away with actionable steps for you and your team to leverage immediately. When: November 14th at 11AM PT (2PM ET, 7PM GMT)

Another Reason Why Japan’s Service is Hard to Beat

Steve DiGioia

…and 7 steps we can take to get there too! This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. The West Japan Railway Company has issued an official apology after one of its express trains left the platform at Notogawa station in central Japan 25 seconds early.

What Happened To The Dining Experience We Used To Receive?

Steve DiGioia

do you still care about customer service or is it all about the money This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Being in the hospitality business for over 20 years, I have seen some of the best and worst at their trade. But the dining experience sure has changed….

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How to Stay Popular in the World of Amazon Prime

Steve DiGioia

This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. According to an article I just read in the Daily Mail.com, furious Amazon Prime subscribers threaten to file class-action lawsuit after the firm shut down THOUSANDS of accounts without warning.

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Enriching the Customer Experience Works in Any Industry

Steve DiGioia

Guest post by Ben Motteram This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Today’s guest post is by Ben Motteram , the Principal at CXpert, a customer experience consulting company. Ben has over 20 years’ experience in customer service, and is a recognized CX thought leader. Thanks Ben!

3 Important Things A Chatbot Can’t Do (But an IVA Can)

Chatbots are becoming increasingly popular, but it’s important to remember that they’re only as smart as the technology behind them. Download this Interactions LLC eBook to learn more about chatbots and how to select automated customer care technology for your company.

5 Ways Apple Proves They Really Care About Customer Service

Steve DiGioia

This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. There’s a reason why Apple is a leader in not only technology but customer service too. They actually provide the vehicle(s) needed to service their customers’ needs. It’s not based on what Apple wants but on what their customers’ need.

Can You Imagine the Outcry if a Retail Business Did This?

Steve DiGioia

…talk about a poor customer experience! This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. The Wall Street Journal, in business since July 8, 1889, when their first issue was published, is the leader in a long line of online newspapers that have added a new word to our vocabulary; “paywall”.

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How to Tell if Your Favorite Brand Monitors Social Media

Steve DiGioia

This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Do you reach out on social media to the businesses you purchase from? If not, why not? Your Facebook or Twitter account provides an opportunity to let them know how happy you are with their product – or not!

Customer Service: Listening Beats the Checklist Every Time

Steve DiGioia

Guest Post by Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™ This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Today’s guest post is by Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™, Founder & President CAS, Inc. She uses real life stories to ignite true customer focus, and here is her story.

How Retailers Can Drive CX Excellence Through Store-Level Execution

Speaker: Jere Matthews, VP, Operations at Rutter's

Join Intouch Insight and Rutter's on October 25 at 2pm EST to learn how one of America's favorite convenience stores delivers on their brand promise.

Surprises Await When You Pretend To Be Your Own Customer

Steve DiGioia

how else will you REALLY know what's going on? This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Stop complaining about your customers. They’re too demanding; always have something negative to say and they look for discounts”. Well, have you ever tried to be your own customer?

8 Ways Great Service is Just as Special as Your BFF

Steve DiGioia

This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. As a kid growing up in Brooklyn New York I spent countless hours with my best friend. We were neighbors and always together. Whether going to the movies, playing ball or doing other “kid stuff”, we had great times together.

12 Rules to End Bad Customer Service – Part 2

Steve DiGioia

This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Once again, time to discuss how to end bad customer service. Have you followed any of my first 6 rules in Part 1? I h ope so, because I know they work. Strap yourself in; here’s Part 2. . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.

This is Why Cheerleaders Give the Best Customer Service

Steve DiGioia

get your pom-poms out! This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Last Monday I was fortunate to get out of work early enough to rush over to watch my daughter’s cheerleading squad perform during the high school football game.

The Top 3 Ways to Forecast for Your Contact Center

Forecasting is no easy task. It can be difficult to schedule the right amount of agents at the right time. Download our ebook to learn how to reduce overstaffing and understaffing, lower customer wait times and improve the customer experience with proper forecasting.

Today’s Generation Just Can’t Give Good Service, Agree?

Steve DiGioia

This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. How can “kids” brought up with immediate access to information and short attention spans provide the service experience our “older” generation expects? Good question….

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3 Ways Customer Service is Worse Today

Steve DiGioia

how I miss the "old days". This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Service, in all its forms, has changed drastically from the ways our parents, and I, have been brought up with.

How to Use the Starfish Story to Grow Your Business

Steve DiGioia

it's really easy This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”

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When Great Customer Service Is Inappropriate

Steve DiGioia

Guest post by Matt Heller, author of "The Myth of Employee Burnout" This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Today’s guest post is by Matt Heller, founder of Performance Optimist Consulting. Matt writes about how great customer service almost ruined his RUSH concert!

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

A recent Calabrio research study of more than 1,000 C-Suite executives has revealed leaders are missing a key data stream – voice of the customer data. Download the report to learn how executives can find and use VoC data to make more informed business decisions.

3 Free Sure-Fire Tips That Revive The Customer Experience

Steve DiGioia

do what's in the best interest for me, not your wallet This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Don’t hard-sell me. I don’t like it and I promise you won’t change my mind. Touting the benefits of a product/service over my objections does nothing to sway me.

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He’s So Darn Good The Competition Wants to Steal Him

Steve DiGioia

take that as a badge of honor! This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. The moment I entered the door he looked at me and smiled. Good morning, welcome to Dunkin’ Donuts. Are you looking for a great cup of coffee today?” the attendant said. He already had me smiling. “Yes

Are Your Service Employees No Better Than a Statue in the Park?

Steve DiGioia

…if so, here’s 5 simple ways to fix it This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. I watched the customer’s eyes scan the area, first to the left then to the right side of the store. He hoped to make eye contact with the sales woman but alas, no luck.

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Would You Do THIS For Your Customer?

Steve DiGioia

what sets you apart from the competition? This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. When I was just a young lad I remember when my mother bought her first car, a 1970 Ford Maverick. It was white with a red plaid “Landau” roof; just a fancy term for a car roof style with a layer of vinyl.

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