Steve DiGioia

Make Your World Revolve Around The Customer – Tip #24

Steve DiGioia

Customers need to know that you have their best interests at heart. As business owners or managers, we get too bogged down with the day-to-day machinations of business and forget the ultimate goal; to satisfy our customer’s needs.

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Address the Argument the Right Way

Steve DiGioia

Always address the point of the argument, NOT, the emotions attached to it. Example: John is upset that his suggestions for improvements to an upcoming project weren’t adopted, so he vents his frustrations about being overlooked or undervalued.

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Landscaper Customer Service – Tip #23

Steve DiGioia

Each Monday, the landscaping company comes to cut my lawn. They come with 3 men. Sometimes I’m home and get a chance to see them work but many times I’m not – but I do see their great results. I like to call it “ landscaper customer service ”. Whether I’m home or not their service is the same.

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What Does Management Want From You?

Steve DiGioia

Safety, security, and peace of mind. Nice calming words they are. They come with little worries and little stress. Every employee wants this. But what does management want from you?

Why Is Patient Engagement Important? | Frontline Group

There are 5 critical opportunities to unlock the full power of patient engagement, which can improve your patient retention, as well as improving their health outcomes. In this eBook you will learn about: What Is Patient Engagement? How Does Patient Engagement Improve Outcomes? Why Is It Important to Include Patients in Their Care? What Are Patient Engagement Tools? What is Patient Engagement technology? Download Now this informational resource and start using a patient engagement platform to give yourself as a Provider higher satisfaction scores.

What’s Valuable To Your Customer? – Tip #14

Steve DiGioia

Remember that Seinfeld episode when George was charged a fee for not calling to cancel his doctor’s appointment? The reason: the doctor’s time is important and has “value”. If you can’t make your appointment it’s a loss of revenue for the doctor. Ok, that makes sense.

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Customer Service Fact #1 – Tip #17

Steve DiGioia

There are many “facts” in business and countless quotes and statistics are tallied-up each year. Two staple examples are “The customer is always right” and “It’s more expensive to acquire a new customer than to keep an existing one”. These are certainly true.

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Management’s Ideas Are Always Better – Tip #10

Steve DiGioia

Many times, we managers think we have all the answers, that we know it all, and our way is the one correct way to do things. After all, we’re management, and our ideas are always better. But that’s not the case.

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This Is Why You Can’t Fill That Position

Steve DiGioia

You have a “hard to fill” open position at your job. Even after interviewing candidate after candidate, the spot has been vacant for over 6 months and you wonder if they’ll ever find someone.

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What Do You Do With Deadwood Employees? – Tip #11

Steve DiGioia

Great employees are the heart and soul of any business, especially a successful one. Their efforts cannot be understated enough. But there are always one or two poor performers or “deadwood employees” – those who contribute little to the company’s success and at times undermine it.

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How Call Lifecycle Details Help Increase Customer Satisfaction

Do you want to better understand what your customers are experiencing on calls? Does your call center software lack key information, even if calls are recorded? Download this eBook now to learn how to gain insights on all your calls to increase your customer satisfaction!

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. This proven metric transformed the business world and now provides the core measurement for customer experience management programs around the world. But we should do this instead of worrying about a good NPS score. What should we do? I’ll get to that in a moment but first, some background.

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You NEED To – Tip #13

Steve DiGioia

Respect, decency, and courtesy are foundational measures of society. A heavy-handed approach without caring for the feelings of another is a sure way to lose a friend. And it’s even worse when done to a customer.

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How Businesses Can Put Their Customers at Ease During Covid-19

Steve DiGioia

Great customer service is comprised of many things. Besides policies and procedures which lead to a satisfied customer, your smile, positive words, and open body language are just as important – and many say even more important. Here are a few ways businesses can put their customers at ease. Since most open businesses now require customers to wear a facemask – as well as all employees – it’s almost impossible for your customer to see your smile.

Raccoon Memories of Days Gone By

Steve DiGioia

As far and wide as your eye can see. Thanks to the wind, in some places, it’s as high as your hip. Small patches of dry brown grass peek out from the high ridges and icicles hang from places I’ve never noticed. Then I see it. Meat.

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6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Are Your Pet Peeves Putting Your Job in Danger? – Tip #9

Steve DiGioia

First off, what’s a “pet peeve”? Well, according to Merriam-Websters dictionary, it’s “something that annoys or bothers a person very much” Are your pet peeves putting your job in danger? I hope not.

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What Do They Think of Me? – Tip #16

Steve DiGioia

Our actions, mannerisms, speech, style of dress, and a host of other characteristics are being judged by those around you – all the time. And, regardless of what message we think we give, its others who make assumptions which we’re judged against.

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The Humble Manager – Tip #15

Steve DiGioia

I’ve always told my staff that I’m not perfect, I don’t know it all, and that I make mistakes. I too have a lot to learn. Is this a mindset of a weak manager? I don’t think so. Instead, the humble manager is realistic and open to suggestions.

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What Do You Do To Get Ahead? – Tip #20

Steve DiGioia

Is your glass half-full or half-empty? Are you a positive influence or one of negativity? Do you sugar-coat things or get straight to the point? What do you do to get ahead of others and separate yourself from the competition?

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The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

18 Ways to Stop Chasing Low Price Shoppers

Steve DiGioia

In my recent post, “ 3 Reasons Why We Let Businesses Take Us For Granted ”, I asked these questions, “Do we not value ourselves enough as a customer to expect the best or at least average service? But what about indifferent service? Why is it acceptable? In today’s post, I expand on one of those reasons: “low price shoppers”. Here’s my story….

A Recipe for Success That Always Works – Tip #22

Steve DiGioia

Recently, I was asked, “what makes one business successful when another similar business fails”. Well, there are many reasons but here is the foundation of success for any business. I like to call it “ a recipe for success that always works ”. Here is My Recipe for Success.

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Do You Do a Good Job? – Tip #18

Steve DiGioia

Businesses all over this country are littered with the remnants of employees who do a good job. But what about those employees who go above and beyond? There is nothing that impresses a boss more than an employee who takes the initiative. The initiative to do more than he or she is asked for.

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Customer Care Versus Gossip – Tip #8

Steve DiGioia

The other day I heard some people complaining about poor customer service. Each shared their complaints about a past shopping trip that irked them enough to commit the story to memory (those are the worst kinds).

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

According to Steve #4 – I Can Do Without

Steve DiGioia

People tell us that we should “love” this or that. Well, that’s their opinion. I like to make my own assessment based on my impression of a situation. Example: You’re trying on a suit and the salesperson says, “That suit looks great on you, it’s just your style”.

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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? Don’t want to come across as too assertive or even aggressive; what’s the difference anyway? The service you provide has always lacked because of your fear of “taking charge” and not wanting to offend your customers.

23 Service Improvement Tactics That Work (Number 4 Is My Favorite)

Steve DiGioia

Reevaluation. It’s a tried and true method to improve your customer service. But how many use this often enough to benefit from its findings? Good question. Sure, each business is different and with specific challenges to be addressed, so the important thing is that you start finding tactics that can make a difference in your business and put them to use right away. Today’s post will give you 23 service improvement tactics that work. But first, let’s reevaluate your policies and procedures.

How to Make Your Customers Feel Important – Tip #19

Steve DiGioia

Every server in the restaurant industry has their own style, their own manner, and their own way of interacting with their customers. Their goal is to make their customers feel important and serve them well.

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Community: Executives, Take Note!

Speaker: Carrie Melissa Jones, Erica Kuhl and Holly Firestone

While organizations have been using communities for many years, it is only in the last few that executives have started to see the value that a community can offer. But now, in 2021, many executives have finally started to view community structures as a new governance model for the entire organization rather than a stand-alone initiative. Join us on January 27 at 12 PM ET for a webinar exploring Chapter 2 of our 2021 Community Predictions eBook.

Resilience – Tip #12

Steve DiGioia

For decades, stress was viewed as bad and damaging. Then we began to see the power of resilience as an accelerator in our lives. Whether you are coping with adversity, bouncing back from setbacks, or leading through uncertainty, these experiences can make you stronger.

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There’s an Upset Customer. Now What? – Tip #4

Steve DiGioia

Regardless of your business, and no matter how hard you try to do the best for them, there will be situations where you have an upset customer who is dissatisfied with your product or service. Day in and day out, we must strive to provide the optimal experience for each customer interaction. But is this realistic? When things don’t go as planned, our customers become upset and we have failed in their eyes. Period!

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Be True To Yourself and Your Business – Tip #21

Steve DiGioia

We face many distractions and obstacles in our day-to-day lives so it’s not worth the effort to be something you are not. Eventually, your true self will come out.

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Promotions – Tip #7

Steve DiGioia

Not the kind that gets you the corner office, a big expense account, or stock options; I’m talking about the kind you use to advertise and spread the word about your business. How dedicated are you to promoting your business to the throngs of potential customers not yet aware of your product or service? It’s a never-ending process. Promoting your business, and the print, internet and radio advertising used, will build a foundation for your future success.

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Your Guide to Boosting ROI Through Customer Support

Today’s most successful brands understand how great customer support can grow their bottom line. Having provided outsourced customer support to some of the world’s top brands, we know what works, and now we’re sharing that with you.

Bigfoot Customer Service. What Is It and Why Are You Still Giving It?

Steve DiGioia

Bigfoot. The elusive missing link between humans and apes. But what does he have to do with customer service? Well, plenty. There are many similarities between the creature and the service many of us dish-out to our customers. That’s why I call it, Bigfoot customer service. Let’s get into it. Rumors. There have been rumors of Bigfoot since the story first appeared in the Humboldt Times in 1958. Since then, the public has been fascinated by the “wild man” of the northwest.