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Are You Rewarding Behaviors for Great Service?

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We believe there are three ingredients that create a superb service greatness recipe for today’s Wired & Dangerous customer. Those ingredients are: the dream, the drive, and the discipline.

What is Required for Great Customer Experiences!

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Walk into one of your favorite service providers and you immediately feel the difference in the experience that makes this establishment one of your chosen few. What is the difference?

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What are your Customers’ expectations of “Fast?”

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The fact that time is a completely made-up component in nature was one of the hardest concepts to get your head around in high school physics class. All of nature knows night from day, but your dog is clueless about what 9:30 means.

Keeping the Relationship in the Customer’s Experience

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CX (customer experience) has been hot for a few years. But, IT wizardry and the push to cut costs by un-humanizing the service experience has too often removed the “relationship” aspect from “customer experience” The by-product was aptly characterized by a friend of ours describing her bank.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

Veterans Day 2019: Customer Service and the Rules of Combat

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This week we celebrate Veterans Day. We deeply thank all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country! We also thank those who served for their service. We both had the distinct honor and privilege to serve our country. Chip is a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran.

Creating Strong Emotional Connections for Great Customer Experience

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76% of wired and dangerous customers today say they view customer service as the true test of how much a company values them. Walk into one of your favorite service providers and you immediately feel the difference in the experience that makes this establishment one of your chosen few.

Is Your Unit a Coyote or a Roadrunner?

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The Road Runner streaks into the sunset leaving behind a vanquished coyote with a look of exasperation and exhaustion. Road Runner 1, Wile E. Coyote…0. Beep-beep!”. We laugh at the inevitable outcome. The Road Runner is the epitome of confidence—power at warp speed.

How can you retain an upset customer?

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New Voice Media recently reported that poor customer service loses American companies over $62 billion annually. 33% of Americans say it only takes a single instance of poor customer service for them to consider switching companies reports American Express!

Are You Prepared to Handle a Customer Service Emergency?

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The dinner party was super important because of the particular guests invited. It was one-fifth entertainment, one-fifth showcase, and at least five-fifths big-deal sales opportunity!

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Do You Love Up Your Customers?

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Noted small business guru Jim Blasingame talks often on his syndicated radio show about the importance of “loving up” your customers in today’s highly competitive marketplace.

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Goodbye to a Wonderful 2019! Hello to a Fabulous 2020!

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As 2019 draws to a close it is a time to reflect on all of the good that came from the past year and to express our sincere gratitude to all of those who helped make the year the very best it could be. Thank you!” These are arguably the two most powerful words in the English language.

Today’s Wired & Dangerous Customers Want It Their Way and Want It When They Want It!

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Early one morning Chip was in his side yard and walked up on a huge elaborate spider web complete with its designer-tenant. As he approached the artwork, the spider began to vibrate the web sending early morning dewdrops everywhere. The next morning the web was gone without a trace.

Are Your “Night Lights” Effectively Guiding the Customer Journey?

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Night lights come in many forms and styles. The one in the room where Chip’s granddaughters sleep when they come for a visit looks like a pink princess crown. We have a friend who is an avid bird watcher—every night light in his house is a different bird.

The Definitive Guide to Customer Education Metrics

As you build and scale your customer education program, the right data can help you identify patterns, make evidence-based decisions, and adapt strategy to meet business goals. In this eBook, Skilljar will share the data and metrics best practices that have helped their customers meet program goals and communicate business impact.

What Service Time is Acceptable to Your Customers?

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The fact that time is a completely made-up component in nature was one of the hardest concepts to get your head around in high school physics class. All of nature knows night from day, but your dog is clueless about what 9:30 means.

Can Your Customers Always Feel the Trust in Their Journey With You?

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We live our lives on promises. From the time a child can grasp the concept of “cross my heart and hope to die,” there is a forever realization that anxiety can only be reduced through proof of trust while waiting for a promise to be kept.

How Do You Show Appreciation to Your Employees and Customers?

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The Thanksgiving holiday is a great time to stop and reflect on your efforts to ensure your customers feel appreciated for no other reason than they are your customers! We know that today’s wired and dangerous customers are picky, fickle, vocal and vain*!

Does Your Customer Experience Build Loyalty?

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Today’s customer is very different from customers of the past. Customers today are Picky –more cautious in their choices. Made smarter by the internet, they are empowered and emboldened to accept nothing short of value. It has made them Fickle —quicker to leave if unhappy.

Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

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

Recipe For Great Customer Experiences!

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In today’s hyper competitive market customers long for organizations they can trust. They trust organizations who consistently deliver great experiences. The kind of experiences that take the customer’s breath away! .

Are Your Customers Free to Come and Go?

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Growing up on a cattle farm is a chance to see both the promise and perils of freedom. For months cows leisurely graze, sleep in the shade, and drink water from a nearby pond. In the winter when there is no grass, bales of hay are delivered to their “doorstep.”

How Deep is Your Service Attraction?

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Eye candy! It is such a really cool label. It should be a phrase that has a terrific reputation. After all, who doesn’t like candy? And, “a sight for sore eyes” is a positive and encouraging statement. Most of us see too much plain vanilla and drab stuff. But, eye candy has a shady reputation.

Who is in charge of your ATTITUDE?

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You are in complete control of your attitude. Victor Frankl in his classic book, Man’s Search For Meaning , described how prisoners at the Auschwitz concentration camp in World War II determined their longevity by the way they imagined their future. The book has sold over 10 million copies.

How to Create an Exceptional Customer Experience

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

What does your attitude convey to customers?

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You are in complete control of your attitude. Victor Frankl in his classic book, Man’s Search For Meaning , described how prisoners at the Auschwitz concentration camp in World War II determined their longevity by the way they imagined their future. The book has sold over 10 million copies.

Seeing Your Customers in a New Light

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What would he see or think if you brought in Dr. Indiana Jones to help you better understand your customers? Or, better still, if Margaret Mead or Ruth Benedict was your customer anthropology coach? At the core, anthropology is the study of humanity.

Does your service process require hoop jumping?

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I once had a wonderful colleague whom I worked with as a co-facilitator of workshops with senior leaders. He was a very bright and confident presenter who could lead a spirited discussion with the most challenging participant. He also loved to tell stories.

What’s Your Plan in Case of a Service Breakdown?

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Customers have changed! 79% of customers say they want brands to demonstrate that they care before they will consider a purchase! Made smarter by the internet, they are empowered and emboldened to accept nothing short of value. It has made them Fickle —quicker to leave if unhappy.

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Proven Strategies to Increase Case Deflection & ROI

Speaker: Matt Laurenceau, Head of BMC Communities

Many organizations and community managers aim to provide, among other things, effective customer self service support through their online community. While this is all well and good, without taking a strategic and data-driven approach to these types of programs, success may be limited. This webinar will teach you about the strategies and programs that drive success across your community.

What Would Happen If You Offered a Service Guarantee?

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Lifetime warranties are a common feature of the product world. They essentially say “we guarantee that the object you bought will work as long as you own it. If the product ever fails, we promise to replace it or repair it to your satisfaction.”

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Communicating that Customers Matter

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In the last few months, we have visited several C level officers of client companies. Most executive offices today are smaller than in past years and have interiors that are no longer decorated to communicate importance and prestige.

Innovative Service: Emotional Connections for Great Experience

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76% of wired and dangerous customers today say they view customer service as the true test of how much a company values them. Walk into one of your favorite service providers and you immediately feel the difference in the experience that makes this establishment one of your chosen few.

How to Better Understand Your Customers

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What would he see or think if you brought in Dr. Indiana Jones to help you better understand your customers? Or, better still, if Margaret Mead or Ruth Benedict was your customer anthropology coach? At the core, anthropology is the study of humanity.

Developing and Executing Effective CX Metrics, Measurements and ROI

Speaker: Bob Azman, Founder and CXO, Innovative CX Solutions, LLC

This session will cover key metrics used to determine ROI. It will also cover the type of VOC measurements that can be utilized in any business environment, be it B2B, B2C, or B2B2C. This is a practical approach to CX measurements – less about the mechanics and more about what to choose, how to decide on what metrics to use, and how to build a business case for CX.

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Lifetime warranties are a common feature of the product world. They essentially say “we guarantee that the object you bought will work as long as you own it. If the product ever fails, we promise to replace it or repair it to your satisfaction.”

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Does Your Team Have a Back-Up Process for Service?

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The opening keynote was preceded by the safety briefing for the large banquet hall attendees. It was the usual “in case of fire” cautions and instructions.

Are You Up to Date on Customer Thresholds for Service Delivery?

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We are seeing a lot of threshold alarms these days. Highway freeways tell us “minimum speed 40 mph.” It is a way of keeping horse drawn buggies off the road. Minimum orders signal that only volume purchases are allowed.

How can you put customers in position to guide your direction?

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Have you noticed that your customers have changed? 79% of customers say they want brands to demonstrate that they care before they will consider a purchase. They have raised the bar on how they view customer experience.

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Forget CX: Measure "Ease of Doing Business" Instead

Speaker: Curtis Bingham, CEO, Chief Customer Officer Council

Our research shows that becoming easier to do business is perhaps the single most important thing that organizations need to work on to create value not only for their customers but also for their own business. Reducing customer effort can reduce costs by 37% and induce customers to spend 88% more. Tune in to this webinar and learn about how you can measure the "Ease of Doing Business" and customer effort.