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Tag Archives: Customer Experience Design

Salespeople are the Real Super Heroes

Tweet Jeb Blount, author of People Buy You was kind enough to offer a guest blog for your enjoyment this week.  I will provide my blog later in the week but am grateful to be able to share Jeb’s thoughts… Let’s get real. The world continues to wallow in an economic malaise where unemployment is [...]

The Conundrum of Consistency: When More Becomes…More of the Same

Tweet Consumers value consistency.  Consistency of service, consistency of product, consistency of availability, particularly when we travel.  But consumers also value the unique and, of late, the local – that feeling of having discovered a secret gem.  As a business owner, how do you cater to this perplexing paradox? Many brands enter communities and appear [...]

Rewarding Complaints – Interview with Gautam Mahtani

Tweet Please enjoy this final installment of my interview with Gautam Mahtani, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Customer Feedback Systems. Joseph: Gautam if someone wants to bring you into their organization to assess their strategies for actionable voice of the customer intelligence how would they get in contact with you? What are the phases of [...]

Customer Feedback Loop – Interview with Gautam Mahtani

Tweet Welcome to the second of three installments of my interview with Gautam Mahtani Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Customer Feedback Systems. Joseph: Gautam what is the best practice model you identified for creating a high velocity customer feedback loop? Gautam: The first step is to make solicitation of customer feedback quick and easy and [...]

Assessing the Voice of the Customer – Interview with Gautam Mahtani

Tweet Today on the blog, I feature the first part of an interview with Gautam Mahtani, Loyalty Strategist and Co-founder of Customer Feedback Systems…. Joseph: Welcome to the Michelli Experience Blog. I’m honored to have as a guest with me Gautam Mahtani who has mastery as it relates to assessing the voice of the customer. [...]

How to Grow Your Customer Connection Through Technology

Tweet In a Time magazine survey, people were forced to choose one item to take to work: their wallet, their lunch, or their mobile device. The result: 66 percent chose their mobile device over their lunch, and 44 percent chose their mobile device over their wallet. In the same study, 68 percent of adults report [...]

How to Create Sustainable Customer Excellence: The Power of an Acknowledging Leader

Tweet We have talked about the power of being seen, truly seen, as one hallmark of an exemplary customer experience. But to see, listen to, understand, and serve your customers may not be your role day-in and day-out. Perhaps you have a team that more directly interacts with customers or a front-life staff whose job [...]

The Big Question – What’s Next For Our Business?

Tweet Growth and expansion are provocative words in business.  They suggest all things good, abundant, and forward-moving – more revenue, more brand exposure, more leverage and influence.  When seasons of success accumulate under your belt growth often feels like the next logical step, much like marriage after a long courtship.  Yet, whether your business is [...]

Getting Personal: It’s NOT Just for Valentine’s Day

Tweet Having the products and services your customers want and delivering them consistently is merely table stakes today.  The real challenge is whether you get personal with customers! Let’s face it, we live in a service economy and are surrounded by service providers.  Yet, oddly, we often feel that we are woefully underserved or worse [...]

How to Get a Solid Return on Workplace Fun

Tweet It happens in many places and in many ways, but it is a consistent theme for employees at Zappos…they practice random acts of fun and weirdness. Maybe you were in an airport during the hectic holiday season when seven different flights participated in a Zappos-themed game of Wheel of Fortune…baggage claim style.  If your [...]