Customers Emotions are Predictable

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Science has begun to predict the intensity of emotions in others with accuracy. This fact is important because when you can predict emotions, you can also plan for them in your Customer Experience. Why do we need to plan for emotions? Over 50% of any Customer Experience behavior is driven by emotions. It’s emotional and because of that, we assume it’s unpredictable. Here’s where predicting the intensity of negative emotions comes in handy.

Guest Blog: How to Manage Customer Emotions

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Stewart and Patricia O’Connell, write about how to manage customer emotions and ensure that employees know how to be empathetic. Customers are smarter than ever and we must know how to create a positive experience. How much emotion is the customer likely to have?

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How to Measure Customer Emotions

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Some businesses look at the bottom line with customers. Companies that are and will be most successful going forward will optimize something besides margins and profits: The Net Emotional Value. The Net Emotional Value (NEV) refers to the single number that represents the emotional value you provide to your customers. The “Net” in NEV refers to the net effect of those emotions for customer loyalty and retention. But what are these emotions?

Understanding the Impact and Importance of Customer Emotions: a Q&A with Maria Pocovi

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Lately, there has been great emphasis placed on customer experience, and customer journey mapping. But what insights can we learn by understanding the emotions of customers? I believe in more human machines interacting with us according our emotions helping us.

Training Employees on Nonverbal Clues

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When you hear a person (read Customer) sigh, what do you think they are communicating? People mostly interpret sighing from others as conveying a negative emotion (in the study, ten times more often than positive emotions), usually sadness. When we train front line people on how to read nonverbal communication, we recognize this is a critical part of emotional intelligence. Happiness Exploded: There’s More to Positive Emotions Than You Think.

Don’t Disappoint your Customers this Holiday Season

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How can marketers avoid creating a disappointed Customer? Reading these comments, I thought, “The Customers are feeling disappointed due to the way that their expectations have been set.”. Disappointment is an emotion caused by the nonfulfillment of your hopes or expectations.

How is Your Business Dealing with the Paradox of Choice?

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That post-purchase anxiety about a decision is a common affliction for Customers. Reducing choices isn’t the answer though, as customers are attracted by large assortments; i.e. they like the feeling of having an abundance of choice. are ways to ease the customer decision making. .

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Service Process vs. Service Experience: Solving the Customer’s Problem vs. Owning the Customer’s Issue

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Whether consumers articulate it or not, or whether it gets measured or not, emotions have become core to experience response and future consumer decisions. In a recent article, Robert Passikoff, CEO of Brand Keys, presented statistics which demonstrate the extent to which consumer response to experiences, and the resultant impact on decision processes, has become emotion-dominant. It is also an essential element of customer-centricity. Michael Lowenstein, Ph.D.,

Music: A Marketing Tool

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When it comes to branding there might be no better way than using music to help a Customer remember your brand promise. In addition, music has the ability to take us back in time to emotions we felt, even to the music of our parents or grandparents as is depicted in the Apple ad.

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

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Many b2b and b2c companies offer antiseptic, commoditized, vanilla experiences for customers. Most brands and corporations get by on transactional approaches to customer relationships. Beyond simply selling a product or service, these ‘experiential brands’ connect with their customers.

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Do You Harness the Power of Habit in Your Marketing Yet?

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When they saw these purchases in the customer’s history, they decided that they would begin the targeted campaign to these women. “ Most of the time, what we do, is what we do most of the time”. This is former F1 champion Lewis Hamilton stopping in the wrong team’s garage to change tires.

My First 90 Days: The Secrets You Must Know About Your New Job

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“ Unlocking the Hidden Customer Experience: Short Stories of Remarkable Practices that Ensure Success” is designed to help organizations take their Customer Experience to the next level. Hiring Customer Ready Employees.

Are You Deliberate with Your Customer Strategy or Just Taking a Chance?

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Customer centricity requires strategy to cultivate a culture that puts the Customer at the center of everything you do. As the third in our series of nine posts looking at the different parts of the organization contributing to Customer centricity, let’s look at: Customer Strategy.

Is Your Customer Experience Infected?

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But when it comes to Customer Experience, Cooties are a real thing and they are affecting the decisions that your Customer’s make. So how are cooties affecting your customer experience? The Power of Our Mind to Shape Our Customer Experiences.

5 Facts to End the ROI Debate on Customer Experience

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For many years, there has been a debate whether you could assign a dollar amount to determine the return on investment for any Customer Experience improvements. Customer Satisfaction results in a higher share price. Keeping Customers results in a high increase in value.

3 Ways to Use Mobile To Your Advantage

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Chances are, 70% or more of your Customers are reading/Googling/posting on mobile devices about your organization, too. Train customer staff across all channels. Customer-facing staff should know how to use all the channels you have available.

Losing Customers Trust is the Worst Penalty VW Will Face

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I find it beyond belief how large organizations can cheat and lie to their Customers. Because they lied to their Customers. VW is a HUGE brand, and they have just lied to customers. Trust is a basic emotion. It is essential to building Customer loyalty. When will companies learn to stop lying to their Customers? So sure, VW might lose their stock value, and be fined billions of dollars, but I think their real loss is the trust of their Customers.

‘Top 50 Marketing Thought Leader’ Reveals Latest Trend

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could truly predict Customer’s behavior. For those of you that do not know about this, behavioral economics embraces the fact that often Customers make irrational decisions and as a consequence this affects what they buy. In short, you need to embrace the fact that Customers are irrational. Let us start with three simple questions: What emotions are you trying to evoke in your Customers?

Why Most Customer Experience Programs Fail

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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.

3 Ways Customers’ Minds Plays Tricks on Them

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Instead, it’s a system of lazy thinking based on emotion, not logic. System one is fast, doesn’t take much energy to do, and is based on emotion. Discovering What Customers Don’t Know Themselves. Colin Shaw is the founder and CEO of Beyond Philosophy , one of the world’s first organizations devoted to customer experience. The post 3 Ways Customers’ Minds Plays Tricks on Them appeared first on. I often say people are irrational, but only because they are.

4 Things We Can All Learn from a Retail Customer Experience

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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. Undertake what we call a Customer Mirror.

4 Actions to Exceed Customer Expectations

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I meet many organizations that say they want to exceed Customer expectations at every moment of contact. The first step in exceeding your customer’s expectations is to know those expectations.”. - For most organizations, just meeting their Customer’s expectations would provide a good experience. To create a great experience you have to define which areas that Customers most value and exceed these aspects of the Customer Experience.

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

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After so much campaigning, so many questions, debates, and emotions that moved currencies and markets, the Scottish said, “No!” 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. Well, there you have it!

4 Ways to Gain Customers’ Trust in Data Security

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In other words, Customers will share data even though they don’t believe it is protected enough to get a better value from an organization. Trust and the Customer Experience. Emotions are an important part of any customer experience. Is Trust Really an Emotion?

Would Consumers (Really) Spend More For Better Service?

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Sometimes it is differentiating, and offers consumers definite benefits – such as practiced by companies like Zappos, Wegmans, Ritz Carlton, Rackspace, Southwest Airlines, Trader Joe’s, Amazon, Baptist Health Care, and Zane’s Cycles – and sometimes it is just one of multiple factors which contribute to customer loyalty or disloyalty behavior. Bob Thompson chronicled a part of this very well in a recent, widely-read, blog, where he looked at customer experience vs. customer engagement.

Watch A Great Emotional Ad That Is Critically Acclaimed

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Great ads create a great emotional connection, and many times, don’t even involve a product or service. When you evoke emotions that create a good memory based on the content of your ad, you create Customer Expectations for your experience.

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How You Feel Is Not Unique to You

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Wouldn’t it be great to know exactly what your Customers were feeling when they experience your products or services? Well, that day has come a bit closer as a new study out of Cornell University discovers that the brain has certain codes that it uses to interpret our emotions. We know that 50% of a Customers Experience is about how a Customer feels. These findings out of Cornell show us that emotions are not as nebulous and hard to measure as popular opinion believes.

How to Get People to Do What You Want

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As a leader or a marketer if you want an employee or a customer to change behavior, research says the best thing to do is give them positive reinforcement when they do what you want. Your Customers have behaviors that cost your organization money.

The Meteoric Rise Of Content As A Driver of Buyer Behavior, Especially Rich Video: What Does It Mean For Marketers?

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Video creates consumer involvement, conveys rich information, and builds an emotional connection with a brand or company, often through advanced neuroscience approaches. Beyond video, there’s documented proof of how all elements of content can effectively leverage customer behavior. appeared first on Beyond Philosophy | CX Consultants | Customer Experience. Michael Lowenstein, Ph.D., CMC, is Thought Leadership Principal for Beyond Philosophy.

3 Ways to Tell if Your Customer Relationship is All About You

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There are some signs that your Customer relationship is all about you, or one-sided, and they are easier to spot than you think. Many of the things that make personal relationships fail make your relationship with Customers one-sided. To that end, here are three ways you can identify how you are making your relationship with Customers one-sided: #1: You don’t take no for an answer. Of course, Customers can’t always feel like they lose either.

How to Make or Break Your Customer Experience

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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 Prejudiced?

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Prejudice exists in Customer Experience as well. There are some points he makes in the video that I think warrant a closer look, particularly as they relate to Customer Experience. Subconscious or gut instincts affect our decisions about Customer Experiences as well.

Are You Making These Mistakes with Your Employees Today?

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I would argue that this is not only a great strategy for customers, but also for your customers. Not only that, employee engagement is a key aspect for the Customer Experience. 5 Key Aspects of a Successful Customer Experience Program.

You Can’t Legislate Customer Centricity

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One interesting bit of his speech touched on an important issue for Customer Centricity: data breaches. He said the federal standard he would impose to notify Customers their information had been compromised should be 30 days. This is a law for the “non-Customer centric” organizations.

Is ‘Being Human’ With Customers A New Concept? And, Does It Create Emotional, Experiential, Social and Financial Value?

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More than just a buzzword, ‘being human’, especially in brand-building and leveraging customer relationships, has become a buzz-phrase or buzz-concept. To understand customers, the effective enterprise needs to think in human, emotional terms. To make the brand or company more attractive, and have more impact on customer decision-making, there must be an emphasis on creating more perceived value and more personalization. Are customer experiences ‘human’ and branded?

The Power of Servant Leadership to Build and Sustain Stakeholder Value

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During a recent series of stakeholder behavior instructional workshops conducted for our clients, one of the strongest areas of interest among workshop participants was how to gain senior management support and sponsorship for various customer-related and employee-related initiatives. Leaders of organizations desiring to be customer-centric, and managers wanting to help leaders achieve that worthwhile goal, would do well to follow these ideals and the principles of Greenleaf and De Pree.

Is Home Delivery the Right Marketing Strategy?

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Same Day Home Delivery is the latest trend in mega online retailers to improve their reach to Customers. As we have said in other posts, changing customer’s behavior can be difficult (Link once published). Logistics or Customer Habits?