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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.

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.

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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.

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.

The New Standard: Why Employee Obsession Matters

We often hear about putting the customer first, or the famous saying: the customer’s always right. But at TaskUs, we put the employee before our customers and before our shareholders. Read our eBook to learn more about why we focus on the employee experience.

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.

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 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 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.

37 Techniques to Achieve Excellent Customer Service

Excellent customer support is essential for any business. Many are turning to phone support as the most effective way for developing personalized and real-time connections and solutions for their customers.

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.

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.

Understanding the Divide Between How Online Shoppers Use and Write Reviews

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This article is by Michelle Delgado. Michelle is a Content Developer and Marketer at Clutch , a B2B ratings and reviews firm based in Washington DC. Her research focuses on website builders, web design, and app development.

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Customer Effort: How to Make Things Difficult for Customers, by Premier Inn

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This is the not the first article I have written about the subject of Customer Effort. In 2014, I wrote a story that still makes me break out in a cold sweat today. On that occasion, Vauxhall provided the case study to bring Customer Experience ‘theory’ to life. You can read the story here….

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NetCNS: a crucial new metric to maximise your competitive edge, by Stephen Hewett

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The whole idea of the Net Promoter Score (NPS) is based around asking customers the question ‘How likely is it that you would recommend our company/product/service to a friend or colleague?’ and proposing to them a variety of response options based on a zero to ten scale.

Customer Experience Transformation in Telecoms

Transforming CX: Critical success factors mobile operators are looking for.

The CX topic we need to address more

Customer Bliss

As I’ve been doing more episodes of my customer experience podcast , I’m increasingly hearing more stories about omni-channel collaboration and experiences. I love that.

7 Pillars of a Strong Culture

CX Journey

Image courtesy of Pixabay Culture is best defined as "values plus behavior" and is often described as "how employees act when no one is looking." Culture is such an important part of your business. It's really the foundation of the organization.

Want to Deliver the Best Customer Experience? It Takes More Than a Metric

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It is very refreshing and encouraging to see so many organizations with mission statements indicating their focus on the customer and their mission to deliver the best customer experience.

Lessons From Leaders At Brands Where CX Is Working

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I’m always curious about what makes leaders of customer experience and transformation projects invest in what’s new. Oracle , in its recent “ CX FACTOR PROGRAM ” has done much of that research for me (and for you).

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The Ten Commandments of Customer Service

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

Why Businesses Need Social Media

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This article was written by Kristen Herhold. Kristen is a content writer and marketer at Clutch , a B2B research firm in the heart of Washington, D.C. Connect with her on LinkedIn , or reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns at kristen@clutch.co or 202-840-6690.

Candidate experience is also customer experience

Customer Bliss

I have said this over the years, and recently, several of my podcast guests have also discussed it: there is an ever-increasing need to think of employees as customers as well, i.e. internal customers.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Customer Experience Management

Jacada

The customer experience manager is key to delivering the kind of service offering that can truly differentiate an organization. Here are some of the most important things that a CEM should (and should not) do. Read More. Jacada Blog

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All Your Customers Want for the New Year is a Good Customer Experience

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The winter holiday season is such a great time to be with family and friends. It’s a time when we think about others and give gifts to the people we love. Everyone’s mind is on making the holiday experience perfect.

5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Customer Experience Stickier

Tactics for Boosting Engagement and Brand Affinity.

Customer Experience Mapping: How to Create Smoother, More Effortless Journeys

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Let’s be honest, companies do not send out newsletters promoting massive “wins” and provide huge commission checks when an internal team manages to “save” a customer. Their focus is usually on growing the business, and that really only happens when you gain new accounts.

10 First Steps to Improve Your Customer Experience

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According to CX Network’s 2017 Digital Marketing Trends Report , customer experience ranks first as the most exciting opportunity for businesses for the third year in a row. At 22%, it is ahead of content marketing (15%), mobile (13%), personalization (11%) and social marketing (7%).

5 Ways to Break Down Digital CX Silos

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What are some best practices for developing a digital customer experience across silos especially when different product owners have different roadmaps? In a perfect world, all organizations would operate like a well-oiled machine.

Silos don’t have to hurt your CX, but they often do

Customer Bliss

Let’s talk about silos for a second. The concept of silos is so pervasive in business that I don’t even need to define what they are for you — there’s nearly a 100 percent chance you already know. And, to be honest, they’ve been around for years.

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.

How Mobile is Transforming the Customer Experience

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These days, it’s hard to imagine how we ever got along without smartphones. Calculators, road maps, databases, photo albums, and even credit cards can all live in a single space the size of our hand.

Every Day Should Be CX Day

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An American song artist once wrote, “Every day I’m shufflin’ shufflin’ shufflin’”. Really, that sums up what customer experience (CX) should be—something you do every day. Having a pleasant CX experience isn’t a destination or goal you achieve, but rather, a mindset you have.

Customer Journey Management – it’s not just about the mapping!

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Customer Experience is now recognised as a profession – as I am sure many are bored with hearing me repeat over and over again!

Southwest Airlines gets a CX kudos during Hurricane Harvey

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About 500 Southwest Airlines customers were stranded at Houston’s Hobby Airport last Sunday morning once the Hurricane Harvey flooding began and the FAA shut down Hobby. What did Southwest do? Something great from a CX perspective.

5 Customer Satisfaction Templates You Can Use Right Away

Begin or improve your customer satisfaction program with these 5 ready to use templates.

How to Be 2 Steps Ahead in Anticipating Your Customer Needs

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This is a guest post from our friends over at FieldBoom. Josh Brown will walk you through ways to analyze your customers and their needs. Consistently exceeding expectations is what any entrepreneur or startup should aim for to increase customer bookings and enjoy growth.

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3 Most Important Criteria Choosing a Robotic Process Automation Solution

Jacada

Today, there’s a growing consensus that the age of robotic process automation (RPA) has arrived, capable of significantly increasing operational efficiency, thus offering clear-cut cost, performance and scalability benefits.

How to Use Continuous Improvement Strategies for Customer Experience Improvement

Comm100

In this day and age, all companies who want to get an edge over the competition must embrace customer experience continuous improvement as a strategy to ensure their customers receive great customer experiences.

The Human Experience (HX) – the result of all other experiences

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There are certain things in life that are indisputable. Money does not grow on trees, is just one example. The earth is round, is another. Additionally, it cannot be denied that we – that is you and I – in fact all people on the planet – are human beings.

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?