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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.

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.

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.

Study: The Health of the Contact Center

What does it take to engage agents in this customer-centric era? Download our study of 1,000 contact center agents in the US and UK to find out what major challenges are facing contact center agents today – and what your company can do about it.

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.

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.

Customer Experience Transformation in Telecoms

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

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.

Improve Customer Experience with the Help of These 4 Teams


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 to Start Improving CX in the Real World


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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What's in Your #CX Budget?

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Image courtesy of Pixabay What's in your customer experience strategy budget? Traditionally, customer experience professionals have no budget.

The Ten Commandments of Customer Service

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

Companies showing great CX in the wake of natural disasters

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Uncovering the “why” delivers higher research ROI for CX leaders

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Note: This article is part of our ROI Matters series , which explores the value of research ROI to C-suite executives and leaders in product innovation , customer experience, marketing and customer insight. . It’s not enough to treat the symptoms of an illness—you need to understand the cause.

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Mastering the Public Apology: The Most Epic Apology Letters of Our Time, and What Your Business Can Learn from Them

Comm100 From Papa John’s NFL apology to Louis C.K.’s s apology (or non-apology ) for sexual assault; brands in every industry are learning that the apology letter is an extremely difficult art form to master.

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Develop and Commit to a Set of Core Values to Elevate Customer Experience

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Last month, Forrester released a new report, “ Predictions 2018: The Crisis Of Trust And How Smart Brands Will Shape CX In Response, ” and it was a great read – it confirmed many of the things that myself and other CX experts alike have been touting for years.

5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Customer Experience Stickier

Tactics for Boosting Engagement and Brand Affinity.

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?

Customer V Owner – Who wins? You decide! (in other words, is the customer always right?!)


I am very lucky to live in a beautiful city in the North West of England. Yes… I am not actually there as often as I would like, but when I am, I do not take for granted that my children are being raised in a lovely environment.

Why Going to a Baseball Stadium Is About More Than The Game


Fans expect more than a win when they go to a baseball game, and that is evident when it comes to the New York Yankees. While the Yankees are one of the most successful sports franchises in history, Yankee stadium is rated No. 26 out of the 30 baseball stadiums in Major League Baseball.

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


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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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 to Use Continuous Improvement Strategies for Customer Experience Improvement


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.

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.

The importance of customer culture – an interview with Chris Brown


This year, Ian Golding (that’s me), will officially become the author of a book. A lifetimes ambition, I am beyond excited!! However, I would never have got to the point of being on the brink of achieving my ambition without the support of many people.

How to Create the Perfect Customer Satisfaction Survey: Questions, Tips & Templates


Running a successful business requires more than just a great product — it also means that you need to please your customers and ensure their satisfaction. However, knowing whether or not you are delivering service that meets their expectations can be difficult if you don’t reach out to them.

5 Customer Satisfaction Templates You Can Use Right Away

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

Why Are Customers So Rude, Stupid, Entitled? (Or Important!)


Many of you will be familiar with Google’s autocomplete feature – the suggested phrases which pop up when you start to type in a word or phrase, based on phrases other people have searched for.

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 unhappiness and how to create it. A masterclass by Emirates


Before I even start this article, I must make it clear that Emirates are not the only airline to make customers unhappy. In fact, they are far from being alone in any industry around the world at creating masterclasses in customer dissatisfaction.

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Lessons From Leaders At Brands Where CX Is Working


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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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 to Set Goals & Build a Strategy to Drive Customer Experience Improvement


Every company out there is trying to be more customer-centric, and the race for an excellent customer experience is heating up. Nowadays, having competitive prices and bombarding customers with advertisements and offers is not enough.

Christmas Gifts For Customers: 7 Thoughtful Ideas To Say Thank You


Christmas is coming, and in the spirit of the season of giving, it’s a great time to show your customers how much you care about them with a gift or token of your appreciation.

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Taking Ownership – key to the success of your approach to Customer Experience


As we head into the middle of September, as many people are reaching towards the back of their wardrobes to find their winter jumpers as are looking for their shorts and t-shirts.

Take These 3 Actions to Prevent Customer Experience Implosion

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Customer Experience implementation within an organization is a major undertaking. It often involves multiple departments, and of course, the organization’s leaders and C-Suite.

7 Steps to Elevate Your Customers' Experience

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