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Uplifting Service Ranked #1 Worlds Top Customer Service Development Program 2020

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We are pleased to announce that Uplifting Service: The Proven Path to Unleashing Unbelievable! has been named the World’s Top Customer Service Development Program in 2020 by the GlobalGurus.org.

Service in a World of Customer Obsession

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Personalized Customer Service. Customer Experience. Customer Centricity. Customer Obsession. These phrases have become central to the language of business in almost every industry. They mean vigilant, unwavering attention to the customer to determine actions and improvements.


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Uplifting Service Ranked #1 World’s Top Customer Service Development Program 2020

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This blog is hosted on RonKaufman.com. Click here to visit this blog. We are pleased to announce that Uplifting Service: The Proven Path to Unleashing Unbelievable! has been named the World’s Top Customer Service Development Program in 2020 by the GlobalGurus.org.

Leading with Service during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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As the Coronavirus spreads, it brings new and unique challenges to organizations in every industry in all parts of the world. People are working in a time of tremendous uncertainty and stress.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Laying the Groundwork for Our Five Best Practices for Creating Unbelievable Customer Experiences

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Your customers—whether B2B, B2C, or partners within your organization—have always been your focus. You create processes to make their experience smoother. You listen to their feedback about your product or service so you can better meet their needs.

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An Uplifting Story: The “Luggage Boy” and his Zipper Dance

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The SM Store in the Philippines is an exemplary example of the power of building a Common Service Language throughout an organization. A strong Common Service Language has the potential to uplift the spirit of all your employees – and your customers. SM Store asked UP Your Service to help build a culture of service excellence in 57 stores across the Philippines. Workshop Leaders were certified to deliver service education programs to everyone.

“What is Excellence?” Ron Kaufman on Excellence as Momentum, not a Position

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Transcript of What is Excellence?”, ”, from a keynote speech by Ron Kaufman for the SWIFT Operational Forum Asia event in Singapore. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~. Now, some of you are saying, “Excellence has to be Unbelievable.” ” The rest of you are saying, “No, no, no.

Different people value different things (gasp!)

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Heard on the Streets with Sean Brown. During 2018, I heard several service issues repeated in organizations across the United States, Canada, and Latin America. One common and concerning issue is differing service attitudes and mindsets of team members in different locations. I heard this concern as our clients and prospects spoke about their employees, branch locations, franchises, partners, and affiliates.

Gathering the World inside JEWEL at Changi Airport, Singapore

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Inside one of the new wonders of the world, JEWEL at Changi Airport in Singapore. A cascade of water pours down 40 meters from roof to basement, creating the world’s largest indoor waterfall. Please share your comment here. This space for the world to gather was built outside the transit area. Travelers can enjoy being here before their flights, after their flights, and between their flights if they have enough time.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Service Leadership Workshop with Ron Kaufman and Marshall Goldsmith

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Hello, if you’re watching this video, you probably know me. I’m Ron Kaufman , author, and founder of Uplifting Service. But do you know this man? This gentleman with the distinguished white beard.

How to Create Service Standards that Really Work

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Setting service standards is an approach commonly used to create consistent levels of service performance and enhance customer experience. Yet this practice is often disappointing, and at times even counter-productive.

“Different People Value Different Things” Ron Kaufman on The Four Categories of Value

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Transcript of “Different People Value Different Things”, from a keynote speech by Ron Kaufman for the SWIFT Operational Forum Asia event in Singapore. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~. The action steps you design and take are intended to create more value.

“How Good or Bad is the Service You Provide” by Ron Kaufman

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Transcript of “How Good or Bad is the Service You Provide”, from a keynote speech by Ron Kaufman for the SWIFT Operational Forum Asia event in Singapore. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~. How good or bad is the service you provide? Who has the answer to that question? Let’s go back to the definition.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Turning Customer Complaints to Customer Loyalty: Challenge #4 of 5

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Jeff Eilertsen offers service performance insights to address five essential service challenges every organization must successfully address. In this interview with Ron Kaufman, Jeff discusses the fourth challenge, Turning Customer Complaints to Customer Loyalty.

Aligning Leadership and Service Performance: Challenge #5 of 5

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Jeff Eilertsen offers service performance insights to address five essential service challenges every organization must successfully address. In this interview with Ron Kaufman, Jeff discusses the fifth challenge, Aligning Leadership and Service Performance.

Uplifting Customer Service: A Job from the Inside Out

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The immediate assumption when we talk about “improving customer service” is that we refer to the activities of customer-facing team members who directly “serve” our external customers, clients, buyers, suppliers, guests, users, attendees, diners, students, patients, etc. And in fairness, most service education is indeed intended for those who “face” customers – improving the quality of service for those who pay for our services.

SWIFT in Singapore: “What is Service?”

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Transcript of “What is Service?”, ”, from a keynote speech by Ron Kaufman for the SWIFT Operational Forum Asia event in Singapore. We are in The Financial Services Industry. All of your organizations, your businesses, you serve somebody.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

UP! Your Service is now “UPLIFTING SERVICE”

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Your Service – The brand that has been known and loved around the world is growing up. We are now becoming ‘Uplifting Service’ Here’s why we’re making this simple but very important change.

UPLIFTING SERVICE nominated for “Best Customer Service Development Program”

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For decades, we’ve been serving leaders and organizations all over the world helping them to Unleash Unbelievable! This program is now delivered in person, online, with ‘Train-The-Trainer’ support, is easily customized, and has been translated into 15 languages for clients around the world.

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Customer service training, or service education. What’s the difference?

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Many companies provide customer service training for some or all of their employees. But soon after the leaders of these same companies ask why everyone in the organization hasn’t embraced a true understanding of – and commitment to deliver – service excellence ? To address this gap and answer this question, we must understand the difference between customer service training and actionable service education.

Discover how Globe Telecom has built an extraordinary culture of Service Excellence

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Discover how Globe Telecom has built an extraordinary culture of Service Excellence on a brilliant platform of Vision, Mission, Purpose, Values, and “The Circle of Happiness”. What Globe has done here is unique, building a culture as a challenger brand in the telco industry and overtaking the dominant player in the country.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

7 Top Trends from 2018 Smarter Services Symposium

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Service Council’s 2018 Smarter Services Symposium was held in Chicago with 250 delegates representing 100+ service organizations all gathering under the theme: “Service is Humanity”. Topics included disruptive technology, uberization of the workforce, data analytics, supply chains, employee culture, customer experience, and much more. Here are some of 10 of the top trends we take away from this positive and powerful annual event. Service is gaining in power.

The Six Disruptors of Customer Experience

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Your Service is a global education and consulting company. We help leaders and companies all over the world achieve two primary outcomes: First, improve your customer’s experience – to help you attract customers, keep customers, generate solid business results, and maintain a positive reputation for service. Second, build a strong and sustainable culture that provides a great place to work, for everyone who works in or with your organization.

Making Melbourne a Better City by Connecting People with “The Government You Can Touch”

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Ron Kaufman with Colin Fairweather and Daniela Mazzone at Dreamforce. The City of Melbourne, Australia is ranked as one of the most liveable in the world. This award-winning lifestyle is fueled by a delightful blend of friendly people, global culture, and amazing food and coffee. Most people don’t think about what goes on behind-the-scenes when they consider the pleasures of good city living.

Redefining Service for the New World of Work

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The nature of work keeps changing. And it’s determining who wins and who loses. Mass production defined work in the 20th century. Jobs became a well-defined set of tasks organized into a scalable working structure. Even now we continue to improve the quality and efficiency of our work by precisely measuring, regrouping, and even eliminating jobs. Work involves two underlying interactions – making and responding to requests. As a customer or colleague, I request something from you.

The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Satisfaction won’t cut it. Quarterbacking your customers to long-term success and growth is proven to combat churn and transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers. But where do you start? Download the playbook today!

LUX* CEO Paul Jones in Heart to Heart Interview with Ron Kaufman

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Enjoy this wide ranging interview with hospitality legend and pioneer Mr. Paul Jones. Paul began his career as a hospitality student in 1965, worked with Sun Resorts worldwide for more than 20 years, created and led the One & Only brand , and then led the formation of LUX* Resorts and Hotels.

Is the customer always right?

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Is the customer always right? Sometimes customers make mistakes, they get confused, they exaggerate, or even lie. So if they customer is wrong, what should you do? You can still make the customer “feel right” by agreeing with them on the importance of what they value. But there is a catch. The customer may not tell you what they value. In fact, they can even make it hard to know. You must work to find it. For example, your customer says “Your service is so slow!”

Five Problems to Overcome When Building a Superior Service Culture

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Watch Ron Kaufman speak about overcoming these five roadblocks (6 minutes). Leaders often make mistakes when building a service culture throughout an organization. It’s not an easy task. To develop a culture that demonstrates true service leadership in your field, you must avoid these five common mistakes: 1. The frontline lacks top-down support. Often when organizations seek to improve their service performance, they rush to train employees on the front line.

Use Technology to Enhance Customer Experience

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Smart service providers are using technology to delight customers , become more efficient when serving customers, and recover customer loyalty when things do go wrong. Here are three ways you can enhance your customer experience: 1. Make your technology easy for customers to use. Is your website easy to navigate? At key points of interaction it helps to provide clear instructions. Do not confuse your customers as they will leave your website when they feel frustration.

A Proven Guide to Recruiting Passive Candidates

It's a simple, frustrating truth that you can't predict everything when it comes to recruiting for businesses. At some point in your role as a recruiter - perhaps more frequently than not - you'll need to fill a position quickly and you'll look for active recruitment strategies to do it. However, it's not efficient or cost-effective to be in the active recruitment mode all the time. It's important to also invest in building a passive candidate pipeline. Download the guide for tips that can help you build a recruitment strategy that attracts both active and passive candidates for the best possible mix.

New Insights on “State of the Connected Customer” Worldwide

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? ? ?. unique report was recently released by Salesforce Research titled “ State of the Connected Customer , 2nd edition”. This is an important publication with insights from 6,700 consumers and business buyers on the intersection of customer experience, use of technology, and the creation and development of trust. Your Service is a long-term and satisfied customer of Salesforce. But it’s important to know that the 6,700 people interviewed for this report were not limited to Salesforce customers.