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Author Archives: Joseph Michelli

{Infographic} All Business is Personal – Consistency with a Twist

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All Business is Personal – Consistency with a Twist

Tweet Dating back to my early work with Starbucks, (reflected in my first book about the global coffee leader titled – The Starbucks Experience), I have been asserting that ALL BUSINESS IS PERSONAL. I often note that the next customer might be your 50th routine interaction of the day but for them, the contact will […]

How to Benefit from the Voice of Your Employees {Guest Post}

Tweet Take a moment to think about your business. Think about the day-to-day tasks and the work that gets done. Consider who it is that is doing most of this work, investing their time and energy into bettering your company. In nearly every case, the answer will be your employees. An employee is an invaluable […]

{Infographic} It’s Viral, It’s Video Storytelling – Live Visuals Rule

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It’s Viral, It’s Video Storytelling – Live Visuals Rule

Tweet For a period in human history, all we had were spoken words. Later we learned to communicate through written symbols and today it seems the most preferred communication medium is words shared through video. Great customer experience brands are not only “visual storytellers” but they are supporting their customers as those brand loyalists visually […]

{Infographic} The Future of Customer Service: Artificial Intelligence vs Human Intelligence

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The Future of Customer Service: Human Intelligence (HI) or Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Tweet I have been slow to accept that, from a service perspective, humans will ever be replaced by computers.  I’ve suggested that customers will resist “robots” and I’ve based my thinking in part on the “uncanny valley” hypothesis which postulates that the more robots look like humans the less humans will feel comfortable with them. […]

{Infographic} Are You Up for the Human/Tech Challenge?

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Are You Up for the Human/Tech Challenge?

Tweet I’m convinced that the new customer experience leadership challenge will be … (drum roll please) … integrating human and technology based service. I refer to this opportunity as the human/tech challenge. That challenge involves leveraging technology for efficiency while integrating it with the warmth of human service delivery. In my opinion, your future success will […]

{Infographic} Lessons for How to Swim in a Blue Ocean from the Girls Auto Clinic

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