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Tag Archives: Service-Centric

To Switch or Not to Switch: 4 Ways to Stop Customer Churn {Infographic}

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To Switch or Not To Switch – 4 Ways to Stop Customer Churn

Tweet According to a recent comprehensive international study conducted by Accenture, 52% of customers reported that poor customer service caused them to switch from one brand to another in the past year. In the U.S. alone that “switching” behavior means poor service costs brands over 1.6 trillion dollars. Given those numbers from Accenture and prior research from Bain […]

When it Comes to Service: Beware A Technology-Based Backlash

Tweet It’s been said that when you have a “hammer everything looks like nails.” Such is the case with technology! For quite some time now we’ve all watched technology revolutionize the way service is delivered across the globe. For example, the Internet transformed the travel service industry as sites like Travelocity decreased the need for travel agents and […]

How to Stop the Revolving Door for Millennials at Work

Tweet This past week I traveled to and worked with leaders in five cities across the US and Canada, (Baltimore, Philadelphia, Knoxville, Houston, and Vancouver, B.C). In addition to three topics I typically talk and consult about (customer experience, leadership, and culture), in every setting one word kept coming up – Millennials! Most leaders and […]

How to Engage Millennials at Work {Infographic}

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Noble Associations, Transparency, and Accountability EQUALS Success

Tweet It’s that time of year when we remember and honor our mothers, so allow me to harken back to a “momism” that was frequently uttered in my childhood home. Marie Michelli was quick to say, “tell me who you run around with and I’ll tell you what you are.” The upshot of that saying […]

Being a “Yes and” Person in a “No but” World

Tweet About 20 years ago I had a rather transformative experience while pursuing a hobby. I didn’t suspect that the class I was embarking upon would have such broad impact on my life. As a professional speaker, I envisioned possible stage benefits from learning improvisational comedy skills but I hadn’t appreciated the benefits that improv […]

Why You Should Be A “Yes and” Leader In A “No but” World

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How are your POPS and PODS doing?

Tweet More than a decade ago marketing professors Kevin Keller and Alice Tybout advanced two concepts that not only changed the way people market their businesses but also SHOULD have changed the way we think about delivering customer experiences. They are POPS and PODS. POPS stands for “Points of Parity” and PODS is an acronym […]

FACE It: You Should Improve Your Customer Experience

Tweet The title of this blog, isn’t meant to imply you are in denial about the importance of customer experience elevation. Rather, I am using FACE as an acronymn for 4 guiding principles to consider as you craft customer-centric solutions. For me FACE stands for: Fast Accurate Caring Easy I can demonstrate 2 of the […]