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How to Disrupt Your Competition

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Less than one week before the release of my new book, The Convenience Revolution: How to Deliver a Customer Service Experience That Disrupts the Competition and Creates Fierce Loyalty , so I thought it appropriate to share some thoughts on how being easy – or convenient – can give you a competitive advantage over your competition. When your customers can buy what you sell from others, that’s called competition. That also makes it a commodity.

Guest Post: How to Enhance Customer Experience Through Change

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This week we feature an article by Ricardo Saltz Gulko, managing director and co-founder of Eglobalis. He shares 5 habits of companies that went through dramatic transformation and still managed to improve the customer experience.

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A Boring Customer Service Experience—That’s What Our Customers Want

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Call me boring, but I want the same thing every time—at least when it comes to customer experience. I want it to be good. I want it to be consistent. I want to predict the experience I’m going to have with the people and places I do business with.

Shep’s 2021 Top 10 Business Predictions

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Every year I write my customer service and customer experience (CX) predictions in my Forbes.com column. This year, I thought I would share a brief version of them with our Shepard Letter subscribers. So, here are my Top 10 Predictions for 2021: Customers continue to get smarter.

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.

An Empowerment Lesson From the Ritz-Carlton

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If you’ve been following my work, you know I’m a huge fan of the Ritz-Carlton. I was recently on a Zoom presentation with Horst Schulze , first president and co-founder of the Ritz-Carlton chain. When Horst speaks, I listen and take lots of notes.

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A Realistically Optimistic 2021

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As we close out the year, I thought I’d break from the traditional customer service and experience topics and get a little personal – maybe even a little motivational. I’m very optimistic about the future. But the word very doesn’t mean I’m overly optimistic. There’s a difference.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of January 4, 2021

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too.

Guest Post: How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Progression of Contact Centres

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This week we feature an article from Gary Williams, Director of Sales and Consultancy at Spitch. H e explores the impact of COVID-19 on contact centres and the consumer response during the pandemic.

Guest Post: How to Nail Automated Customer Service Email Writing

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This week we feature an article from Jessica Fender , head of the content team at Alltopreviews.com. Sh e provides tips and examples of how to improve the customer experience with automated support emails. Email automation is a way to keep your customers happy.

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!

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Employees Love the Story, Too

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Last week, I covered the idea of the story. Customers love to read the stories of other customers using the products they are interested in purchasing. Reviews are where they start. High ratings can turn into high interest.

The Story Tells the Story

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What’s your story? What reasons compel your customers to do business with you? What gets them excited about doing business with you? Consider this.

The Mike Moment

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We’ve all heard the old adage: “It’s better to give than to receive.” That’s what customer service people do. They give and give and give. They help solve problems and resolve complaints.

Thanksgiving Week Special: A Recipe for Amazing Customer Service

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As we approach Thanksgiving, I can’t stop thinking about turkey and stuffing—and all the different ways to prepare them. Always thinking about how everything in life ties to customer service, I wondered, “What is a good recipe for customer service?” So, I’ve listed some of the essential ingredients.

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!

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of January 11, 2021

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too.

How Much Does It Cost to Give Great Customer Service?

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I recently wrote an article in Forbes about how to get customers to pay more. The focus, of course, was on customer service and experience. Research has irrefutably proven that customers will pay more for a better experience.

Guest Blog: How To Improve the Customer Experience Starting Today

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This week we feature an article from Chelsea Lamb , co-founder and head tech writer at Business Pop. She provides multiple strategies to improve the customer experience in order to gain and retain repeat customers. It’s been said that customer service is dead.

Customer Service Lessons From the Best Unknown Companies

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I’m often asked what the best way to disrupt the competition is. The answer is to not compare yourself to the competition, but to the best companies from other industries.

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.

Guest Blog: How Live Chat Can Improve Conversion Rate For Your Business

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This week we feature an article by David Olson who shares tips on how to use live chat software correctly. – Shep Hyken. The modern marketplace offers many different ways to make your business and employees more productive. From automation to artificial intelligence, now is an exciting time to explore all the possibilities. One of the most promising methods for improving your conversion rates is through live chat software.

Amazing Business Radio: Dennis Wakabayashi

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The New, Better Customer Experience. How to Drive a Customer-Centric Culture. Shep Hyken interviews Dennis Wakabayashi , the VP of CX Solutions Delivery for RR Donnelley. They discuss strategies for creating customer-centricity by improving the employee and customer experiences.

Amazing Business Radio: Philippe Mesritz

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How Chatbots Can Deliver Better Customer Service. Leveraging Technology to Amaze Your Customers. Shep Hyken interviews Philippe Mesritz , Khoros ’ first VP, Customers for Life. They discuss how chatbots and other technology can help deliver a better customer experience.

The New Executive Position: CLO (Customer Love Officer)

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The word love is not used that often in the corporate or business world. It may have been Tim Sanders in his revolutionary book, Love Is the Killer App , who helped bring the word love to the forefront for leaders trying to build a stronger culture and create a better experience for their customers.

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!

Ritualizing the Customer Experience

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Guest Post: How to Build Your Customer Experience Roadmap

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This week we feature an article from Liliana Petrova , founder of The Petrova Experience. She writes about preparing a productive and successful customer experience strategy and why it’s important to have one.

Does It Matter How You Refer to Your Customers?

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What do you call your customers? Do you call them “customers”? Maybe you call them clients, members, guests, patients, residents… the list can go on and on. Some people say that the term “client” implies a long-term relationship.

Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!

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This is a crazy idea, but hear me out. When I was a kid, we had home-cooked meals almost every night. I thought my mom was the greatest cook in the world. She could make the best chicken. As a matter of fact, she made chicken almost every night.

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.

Customer Disservice

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One of our loyal subscribers, Warren Danziger, shared a story about how a delivery was made to his home and placed between the screen door and the front door. The delivery person never knocked or rang the doorbell to inform him his delivery was there.

The Customer Service Experience Doesn’t Begin with the Greeting

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In the world of show business and live entertainment, every act has an “opening.”. Most people think it’s the first words that come out of the actors’ mouths, but it’s more than that. It’s the moment the audience sees the actors walking onto the stage.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of December 21, 2020

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too. How to Provide the Best Possible Customer Experience? by GISuser.

Amazing Business Radio: David Wachs

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The Power of the Handwritten Note. Personalizing the Customer Experience at Scale. Shep Hyken interviews David Wachs , Founder and CEO of Handwrytten. They discuss how personalized, handwritten notes can increase customer loyalty and improve the overall customer experience.

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.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of November 7, 2020

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too.

Compare Yourself to the Best

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Stop comparing yourself to the competition. It’s okay to ask yourself, “What are they doing that we aren’t?” However, that can be a dangerous question. I use the word dangerous to warn you that all you are doing is “baseline thinking.” I call it that because it’s at the base.

How to Avoid Roadblocks to Great Customer Service

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What gets in the way of creating a great customer service experience for you and/or your organization? Is it a process that is clunky, inconvenient and difficult for the customer? Is it people who aren’t properly trained or don’t have the right people skills?

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of December 14, 2020

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too. The 6 Top Customer Experience Trends in 2021 by Julien Rio.

8 Contact Center Trends to Watch in 2020

In this eBook, we’ll arm you with the research you need to inform areas of investment, and 8 quick tips you can use to improve your contact center’s performance now!