Consulting is dead.

Waterfield Technologies

When people hear the term “consultant” in a meeting, some laugh. The post Consulting is dead. Blog Consulting Customer ExperienceSome cringe. Some might even roll their eyes. I freely admit I used to be one of those people. […]. appeared first on Waterfield Technologies.

10 Customer Service Transformations That Can Overhaul Your Customer Experience

Micah Solomon

The author, Micah Solomon, is an author, consultant, influencer, keynote speaker, and trainer in customer service, customer experience, customer service culture, and hospitality. Last week, I suggested quick wins that could improve your customer service and customer experience. Superior customer service depends on superior customer-facing employees; here’s an article of mine on how to get them.

Five Low-Cost Ways To Improve Your Customer Service And Customer Experience

Micah Solomon

The author, Micah Solomon, is an author, consultant, influencer, keynote speaker, and trainer in customer service, customer experience, customer service culture, and hospitality. In honor of National Small Business Week ( #SmallBusinessWeek ), here are five highly effective, low- or no-cost ways to amp up the quality of your customer service experience. Train your employees to handle unhappy customers–and to win them back when things go wrong.

Guest Blog: Digitizing the Customer Experience Without Losing the Customer

ShepHyken

who argues that digital transformation is bringing customer experience to an entirely different level. Communities were smaller, shopping was local, and technology wasn’t there to either help or confuse the customer. This week we feature an article by John Boccuzzi Jr.

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

INTRODUCTION Business Transformation and Analytics: Driving Change in a Customer-Centric World | 3. understand new sources of customer data and. quickly act to meet new customer expectations. percent) and direct feedback from customers (39. consulting too few sources.

Friction in the Customer Experience

Taylor Reach Group

Are You Listening to the Canaries in Your Customer Experience Coal Mine? We know intuitively that in the world of the customer experience all things are connected. Friction Produces Heat and Makes Customers Hot Under the Collar.

Philosophies to Improve Your Customer Experience in 2015

Beyond Philosophy

I dedicate my career to helping organizations take their current Customer Experience to the next level, or Beyond the Philosophy of it and into the “real world.”. It is how they feel at every moment of your experience from beginning to end. There are many philosophies out there.

Top Tier Customer Experience a Key Focus for new Taylor Reach Senior Consultant Patricia Ballantyne

Taylor Reach Group

an industry-leading Customer Experience (CX) and Contact Center consulting firm, is starting 2019 on a continued upward trajectory, adding Senior Consultant Patricia Ballantyne to its team of contact center operational experts. The Taylor Reach Group, Inc.,

Customer Experience ROI: How You Prove You Understand Customer Experience Strategy

Beyond Philosophy

Customer Experience as an industry is at a crossroads. In our recent podcast, we had a guest Bob Thompson, CEO of Customer Think Corp., Both firms agreed that the Customer Experience Industry as a whole was not showing any significant increases or ROI.

Building a Successful Customer Experience Strategy

GetFeedback

Companies frequently designate customer experience (CX) as the most exciting opportunity for their business, according to the Digital Marketing Trends Report. Indeed, American Express research shows that a better experience is worth a higher cost for 60% of customers.

How to Make or Break Your Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

All the little parts along the way in your experience are what make a Customer experience Customer-Centric. Putting the Customer first in everything you do applies to every part of your organization, from the way you greet them to the way you bill them.

Are You Limiting Your Customer Experience While Increasing Customer Churn?

Taylor Reach Group

Research tells us that 85% of customer churn is due to poor service that was in fact preventable. 11% of customer churn could have be prevented by simple company outreach and 67% of customer churn is preventable if the customer issue had been resolved at the first engagement.

Is CX Dying? 7 Ways to Save Customer Experience at Your Organization

Beyond Philosophy

I recently read two pieces of research about Customer Experience that worried me. The first was from Nunwood , a UK-based research company with a Customer Experience index, and it showed that improvements in Customer Experience were not happening.

Who Wins – Brand Or Customer Experience?

Beyond Philosophy

Six years later, the outcomes of this study hold true – customers’ emotional and subconscious responses to your brand account for a good half of the total Customer Experience. The Doritos Customer Experience becomes one of frivolity, of not taking things too seriously.

Brand Or Customer Experience – what comes first?

Beyond Philosophy

Brand Or Customer Experience – what comes first? Branding is imperative to having an outstanding Customer Experience. The relationship between your brand and the outcome of your experience, at least in the customer’s eye, has deep roots in customer loyalty as well. <!–more–> –more–> We are often asked which comes first, the brand or the Customer Experience?

4 Things We Can All Learn from a Retail Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

Retailers have been at the forefront for understanding how to use the human brain and emotions to maximize profits from their Customers. Using smells in your Customer Experience is olfactory marketing, and it works. Don’t underestimate the scent in your retail experience design.

How to Create A Financial Times Award-Winning Consultancy from Scratch

Beyond Philosophy

Beyond Philosophy won an award named one of the Best Management Consultancy Firms in the UK, by the Financial Times (FT). This bonus episode podcast explores how you can take your idea and turn it into an Financial Times Award-Winning consultancy, too.

What Does The Scottish Independence Vote Have to Do with Customer Experience?

Beyond Philosophy

Before I explain what I mean by that and how it has to do with Customer Experience, however, let me first tell you where I was born. 2] The study found price increases had twice the effect on customer switching, compared to price decreases.”. Well, there you have it!

Why Most Customer Experience Programs Fail

Beyond Philosophy

We work with Customer Experience (CX) professionals around the world and train them on how to go about implementing CX programs. The main reason that an organization fails to improve their CX is because of their lack of Customer Centricity. Where does your experience stop?

Top Trends Affecting Contact Centers and the Customer Experience They Deliver

Taylor Reach Group

Below are what I believe are the top trends that will impact contact centers and customer facing organizations. For contact centers and customer interactions it is a very positive tool. By Colin Taylor.

The (Consultant-Approved) Customer Service Diet

Micah Solomon

The author, Micah Solomon, is an author, consultant, influencer, keynote speaker, and trainer in customer service, customer experience, customer service culture, and hospitality. In other words, I’m going to prescribe a customer service improvement diet: ten things to stop doing that will improve your customer service through their absence. Read more on genuine customer service here.) [Originally published in Forbes.com.

Digital Transformation: The Unexpected Opportunities and Surprising Problems for Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

However, the experiences are entirely different and have different Customer Experiences. Moreover, I have different expectations from these experiences. We discussed the digital transformation and its effect on Customer Experience in our recent podcast.

Making Optimal Customer Experience A Focus of Your Company’s (And Your) Thinking and Doing: The Case for Foundation and Advanced CEM Training

Beyond Philosophy

Many b2b and b2c companies offer antiseptic, commoditized, vanilla experiences for customers. Most brands and corporations get by on transactional approaches to customer relationships. They market, and create experiences, within the branded vision.

How Does Mental Accounting Influence Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

Understanding Customers’ Mental Budgets. The answer is found in the concept of mental accounting, and it might have significant implications for your Customer Experience. We discussed how our mental accounting affects our behavior as customers in our recent podcast.

Guest Blog: Improving Customer Experience Using Employee Feedback Data

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Christa Heibel who writes about how important employee feedback is to a successful customer service experience and high CSAT ratings. – Shep Hyken. They also understand your customers, perhaps better than your executive team.

Financial Institution Appoints Contact Center Consultancy

Taylor Reach Group

Major Financial Institution Upgrading CX and Contact Center Technology with Consultancy Advice via The Taylor Reach Group, Inc. Vendor agnostic, Customer Experience (CX) and Contact Center consulting firm, The Taylor Reach Group, Inc. CEO, Colin Taylor, says, “Our technology acquisition program will transform our client’s customer experience and customer satisfaction delivered through their Contact Center.

Customer Experience: Keep it Simple Stupid

Beyond Philosophy

When it comes to brands and their related experience, it’s critical that you KISS it. The truth is most Customers want things easy, too. According to Siegel and Gale, a branding firm specializing in simplicity, Customers like brands that have simplicity as a key value.

5 Reasons Your KPIs Are Hurting Your Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

Being Customer-Centric requires rewarding those that contribute to Customer-Centricity. Too many organizations are still not rewarding Customer Experience improvement because they don’t measure it. Focusing on rewarding these, however, is not conducive to Customer Centricity. 5 Reasons Your Current KPIs Are Hurting Your Customer Experience. The ratio is off between internal and Customer measures. Why Most Customer Experience Programs Fail.

Top 9 Customer Experience Influencers to Follow

Peter Lavers

We’re delighted to report that our founder Peter Lavers has again been featured by Capterra as one of the top influencers in the world in the field of Customer Experience. The post Top 9 Customer Experience Influencers to Follow appeared first on Think CX.

Is Operations Involved in Customer Experience?

ClearAction

Is Operations Involved in Customer Experience? This progress was achieved by engaging employees company-wide in coordinating customer-focused improvements across Operations, Marketing, Service and other functional areas. De-silo customer experience management.

A Tale of Two (Well, Three) Customer Experiences: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Call Center Weekly

Two: I’ve had so many bad experiences buying furniture over the years--from poor quality to poor service to nightmare deliveries and high-pressure sales staff. We encountered a tale of two, then three, customer experiences. Customer-Centricity at the Competition?

Managing Customer Experience

Fenero

There are many different ways to define “customer experience.” ” While some companies use the term synonymously with customer service, others define the customer experience based on a singular encounter with a customer or a general summary of how customers feel about their company and brand overall. The key is that customer experience is based on the customer’s perception of these interactions.

Want a Better Customer Experience? Ask the Front-Line!

Taylor Reach Group

Customer Experience (CX) can differentiate your company from your competitors. An effortless Customer Experience creates loyalty for your brand. Your customers could be yours for a lifetime! You want to provide the best Customer Experience possible.

How Academic Research Can Improve Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

We always connect the academic findings to Customer Experience on the podcast (and in our most recent book.) However, we think that isn’t the case for what we need for Customer Experience. on The Intuitive Customer Podcast.

What is Customer Experience Collaboration?

ClearAction

What is Customer Experience Collaboration? Collaboration like this across your entire company is what’s needed to win customer experience championships. Remember the last complaint you heard from a customer? What is: Customer Experience Strategy?

How to Create A Financial Times Award-Winning Consultancy from Scratch

Beyond Philosophy

Beyond Philosophy won an award named one of the Best Management Consultancy Firms in the UK, by the Financial Times (FT). This bonus episode podcast explores how you can take your idea and turn it into an Financial Times Award-Winning consultancy, too. When I started my Global Customer Experience consultancy, no one knew me or even what Customer Experience was. Know what drives value for your customers.

The 3 Trends Customer Experience Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore

Beyond Philosophy

As a Customer Experience professional, understanding three trends today is imperative. However, if you can accept them, you are poised not only to deliver an excellent experience, but you will also position yourself to move it to the next level of greatness.

Naked Dining: A Different Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

Will this bring a totally new meaning to the term The Naked Chef normally associated with Jamie Oliver and a whole new concept in customer experience. London Restaurant Brings a Different Customer Experience. Blogs Customer Experience

What is Customer Experience Strategy?

ClearAction

What is Customer Experience Strategy? Is “customer experience strategy” like the Wheel of Fortune spinner? As such, for instance, it’s a misnomer to claim that digital marketing is customer experience strategy. It spans the end-to-end customer life cycle.

Are Telecoms The World’s Worst At Customer Experience?

Beyond Philosophy

Neither of them provides a Customer Experience worth mentioning—at least not in a positive light. We asked the Customer Experience professionals there to name a Telecom they admired for the experience they provided. Telecoms lack Customer Centricity.