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CX Storytime Tale of A Dish Bear-ly Served Cold

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What if you could make the ordinary, a little more extraordinary? What if you could be a hero in your customers tale? Stay tuned for a story of missed destinations, unexpected fairy tales, and a little something extra. This is the Customer Experience Storytime tale of….

CX Storytime Tale of The Anti-Social Socialite

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What does it look like when an entrepreneur doesn’t practice what they preach? Stay tuned for a story of literary frustration, online confusion and broken promises.

CX Storytime Tale of The Man Who Should Not Move

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What if a business supported one customer over you all based on how you looked? Stay tuned for a story of not so veiled racism, a teachable moment (question mark) and the rise of an online community. This is the Customer Experience Storytime tale of….

Why You Need to Treat Your Business Relationships Personally

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Relationships: Personal, business and customer are all the same. Sure the intent is different but when it comes down to how we make those connect, it doesn’t really matter the situation, because people are people.

Onwards and Cloudwards! Explore your options for moving towards the cloud

Hear from independent research analyst Jon Arnold and our very own Barbara Gonzalez, VP of Global Business Consulting, on this topic as they discuss the forces driving the move to the cloud and the options for businesses when change becomes mandatory.

The CX Storytime Tale of The Disappearing Digits

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What if you felt like you left your computer, with all it’s personal and valuable information available to attack? What if the one service who could help made it impossible to contact them? Stay tuned for a story of generational frustration, customer hide and seek, and a video savior.

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CX Storytime Tale of A Delivery Most Foul

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What if no matter what you did to better serve your customer, it didn’t matter at all? Stay tuned for a story of mixed signals, valiant efforts and broken promises.

CX Storytime Tale of Never too Proud for Pinenuts

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Stay tuned for a tale of loss, resurrection, and a small victory This is the CX Storytime story of…. Never too Proud for Pine Nuts The Story ACT ONE Linda and Cindy worked in downtown Vancouver for a talent agency. It was a fun job but pretty intense and stressful.

CX Storytime Podcast of When Shame Came to Town

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? Stay tuned for a story of public humiliation, misdeeds and good intentions This is the CX Storytime Tale of…. When Shame Came to Town In this episode, not one but THREE tales of customer experience shame.

CX Storytime Podcast of The Woman Who Was Told Differently

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Stay tuned for a story of frustration, confusion and disbelief This is the CX Storytime Tale of…. The Woman Who Was Told Differently The Story ACT ONE: It is the beginning of an unremarkable day.

CX Storytime Podcast of The Bird and the Baggage

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? Stay tuned for a story of empathy, failure, and personal redemption. This is the CX Storytime tale of…. The Bird and the Baggage The Story ACT ONE: Alone, at the end of the driveway sits Don. A half-sipped glass of beer in hand, a satisfied smirk on his face and the strength of a white plastic.

Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

Transform your contact center to build relationships with your customers that will last a lifetime.

21 Customer Relationship Quotes that Will Warm Your Heart

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A good relationship is a good relationship. Whether it’s in your personal life or at work, the same advice around empathy, trust, compassion and effort all apply. Especially in the customer relationship. Look at your strongest and most long-standing friendships. What makes them work?

How to Answer an Angry One Star Review

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Online Reviews. Google, Yelp, TripAdvisor, Facebook, Local Search Directories like City Search…there are lots of opportunities for your customers to share their first, 3rd or last impression of your business. These can be extremely helpful for a few reasons: Correct misinformation.

How to Remove a Bad Customer Service Tattoo

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How can a business who has completely, though unintentionally, disappointed their customer, turn it around? It can happen. A bad experience can be permanent mark on a customer’s perception of a brand.

You Can Absolutely Ignore Social Customer Care

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Is social customer care important to you? Recently, customer service king o’kings Shep Hyken, visited Social Media Marketing World in San Diego to speak on the customer experience and its changing nature.

Your Customers Do Not Want to Make Friends with a Sociopath

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If your business were a person, would it be a caring friend, or a borderline sociopath? To build relationships with customers, they must be thought of on a human level, not a transactional one.

How to Create an Exceptional Customer Experience

Learn 5 actions your organization can take right now to improve the customer experience.

Equifax Breach Response Not So Customer Friendly

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A couple of days ago, Consumer Credit Report Agency Equifax, revealed that they had been breached, exposing personal information of about 143 million people in the U.S. and an undetermined number of Canadians and UK residents. Full disclosure: I used Equifax a few years ago to check my credit score.

How to Turn Loyal Customers into Brand Advocates

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What are your tips on transforming loyal customers into brand advocates? That was the question posed to me by Ashley Kaczmar, Community Manager at MartechExec, for the “advocacy, loyalty and referrals” area of their website.

How to be a Leader Every Day for your Customers

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I recently did a motivational customer service workshop for Quilchena Hotel and Douglas Lake Ranch where the focus was all about employee empowerment and being a leader. It was a great day, being surrounded by a great group of people.

What Happens When You Ruin Breakfast for Your Customer

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Breakfast is your first and most important meal of the day, and the experience can have a pretty big impact on your travel adventures. On a recent road trip, we took an unexpected pause in a cool little city that’s really defining its personality. Welcome to Olympia, Washington.

The Ten Commandments of Customer Service

This cheat sheet covers ten fundamentals of customer service to help your business excel.

4 Reasons Love Letters Make Your Customers Swoon

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What better way to show your customers you care than with a love letter. And it doesn’t just have to be for Valentine’s Day. Oh hello Valentine’s Day. That day when lovers demonstrate their affection with gifts, words of love or events to mark the occasion…or all three.

Twitter is Dead, Long Live Twitter (Ask your Customers)

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Twitter is dead. No one is on Twitter. Sound familiar? I’ve heard a lot about how Twitter is dying as a social media platform lately. Apparently no one is on it and we are wasting our time. The truth is, Twitter isn’t dead, it’s just changing.

How to Not Make Your Customers Feel Special, Courtesy of Canva

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Full disclosure: I used Canva to craft the header for this post. Dear Canva, I really do love your product and rely on it every day but your customer relationship building could use some work.

How Airlines Handle Trump’s Surprise Travel Ban

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Recently, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a travel ban to the United States for citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries – Iran, Iraq Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, for 90 days. This ban also seems to include legal U.S. residents like green card holders and dual-citizens, from re-entering the country. But to be honest, it’s all a. The post How Airlines Handle Trump’s Surprise Travel Ban appeared first on The Upsell.

5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Customer Experience Stickier

Tactics for Boosting Engagement and Brand Affinity.

How to Understand and Engage the Outliers in Your Organization

Customer Bliss

In my new Daily Dose video series, I explore the topics that chief customer officers must grapple with on a daily basis. Join me as I discuss what I’ve learned over the course of my 35-year career, so that you can more effectively do the work that needs to be done.

How to Start Improving CX in the Real World

360Connext

I’m often asked how or where a company should start improving CX. While the answer may be a little different for everyone, it’s critical to start out right! However, very few leaders take a realistic approach.

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How Much Would You Pay For Outstanding Customer Service? Burberry’s Flagship London Store Is Put To the Test - Frank Reactions

Tema Frank

The post How Much Would You Pay For Outstanding Customer Service? Burberry’s Flagship London Store Is Put To the Test appeared first on Frank Reactions.

Improve Customer Experience with the Help of These 4 Teams

Kayako

When we talk about customer experience, many of us think about support. We think about the touchpoints between customer and business when the customer needs help buying or using a product. These interactions make up part of the customer experience, but not all of it.

How Does Customer Experience Impact Angry Customers?

Let's look at how the customer experience of an angry customer informs strategy, and how companies can transform frustrated customers into delighted ones.

10 Surveys for Actionable Data

GetFeedback

When it comes to collecting customer feedback, most people think of a traditional Net Promoter Score survey. However, there are key touchpoints throughout the entire customer journey where you can be listening to your customers.

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Follow the CX Tea Leaves

MaritzCX

Capitalizing on Small Wins for Agility and Growth Unifying the customer experience across every channel doesn’t necessarily have to start with a fully baked, end-to-end CX plan.

Using Your NPS Data to Build An Ideal Customer Persona (and then 10x your growth with personalization)

Promoter.io

I’m going to teach you a little trick — one you can use to impress your friends at dinner or your co-workers at your next meeting. What you’re going to do is draw four shapes on a piece of paper: A triangle, a circle, a square and a squiggly line. Don’t let your friends see [.].

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Listening to Customers Tells You Everything You Need to Know… - Transforming the Customer Experience

Kristina Evey

LISTEN to your Customers. Listening. We all know how to do it… but few know how to do it well … and it could be driving your customers away if you don’t do it well. Listen well and you’ll increase sales and customer loyalty.

Customer Experience Strategy: How to Measure the Immeasurable

Take a second to reflect on the brands you love. How do you go about creating an awesome customer experience strategy that works for your own customers?

How Two Leaders Use Customer Journey Mapping As a Tool to Unite Leadership and Address Customer Retention Concerns

Customer Bliss

In my recent vlog, Jeanne’s Daily Dose…Of Reality , I discuss the importance of customer journey mapping and how you can use it to break down silos and unite your leadership team.

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How to Systematically Decrease Customer Churn

GetFeedback

Our best customers are the ones who stay with us. The proof is in the numbers: a 5% increase in customer retention can lead to a 25-95% increase in profits , according to a Harvard Business School study.

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Connecting Customer Experience Goals to Financial Metrics to Prove ROI

CloudCherry

Social media, online reviews, product ratings—these platforms have transformed into the customer’s soapbox, empowering them to speak freely about a brand’s strengths and faults.

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5 Things Customers Expect from Customer Service Interactions

Help.com

Customer service is not supposed to be reactionary. According to Gannett CMO Andy Yost , “2018 will be the year of servicing consumer needs before they even arise. Brands leveraging the right data and analytics to deliver impactful customer experiences will rise to the top.”

7 Steps to Elevate Your Customers' Experience

Learn how to walk through your customer's journey in order to improve their satisfaction and engagement