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Category Archives: Business

Customer Experience Lessons from Television Advertising’s Biggest Day In America

Tweet First, notice the title of this blog! You will see that I didn’t mention the name by which people typically refer to the season-ending major sporting event where commercials play a central role. Therein is my first lesson: Trademarks matter. Virtually every phrase used to describe that event has been trademarked and the equity created around […]

Retail Armageddon, Chupacabra, and Other Myths

Tweet A simple Google search for the phrase “retail Armageddon” produces 413,000 results. Many of those references are very recent. Here are just a few of the search findings from this year: May 5th, Retail Armageddon: More bankruptcies in four months than all of 2016 June 3rd, It’s a retail Armageddon as over 1,000 stores close in […]

Experiential Lessons for the Christmas Season: Going Beyond the Presents

Tweet It’s been said there are two types of people in the world. Those who believe there are two types of people in the world and those who do not! When it comes to this time and season of the year, I believe there really is only one type of person. That person understands, despite […]

Complexly Simple – Success Can Breed Mediocracy

Tweet Do you want to sound smart? Then, tell your friends you read a blog this week about how metathesiophobia is bolstered by accomplishment. In other words, people who are successful often resist change. Most of us suffer from at least a smidge of metathesiophobia (the fear of change). Certain things can help the condition – […]

What’s Your Signature? The Importance of Defining Brand Moments

Tweet When I was asked to do a TEDx talk about a year ago, I keyed in on the message that your brand (be that your individual brand or your corporate brand) is little more than “what people say about you when you are not around.” In keeping with that message, I am excited to […]

Small is the New Big: Customer Experience Excellence One Opportunity at a Time

Tweet His name is Adolpho Kamisky and though he is not someone I’d heard about in history classes, he truly is a larger than life hero of World War II. From my vantage point, Adolpho has a lot to teach us about the impact we can have on our team members and customers. Beyond the […]

Not Just Fast: Understanding a Responsive Experience

Tweet As a customer experience consultant, I find myself working with leaders across the globe and across business sectors on some very familiar themes; needs fulfillment, customer effort reduction, surprise and delight, etc. Responsiveness One of those bedrock issues in daily consulting includes “responsiveness.” From my worldview, responsiveness is a make or break differentiator in […]

Leading with the GOOD: A must have for customer experience success

Tweet I am convinced that if you want to offer consistently outstanding customer experiences, you will need to align your organization around a fundamental belief. Namely, that “people are intrinsically good.” Philosophical and Practical Okay, this blog may seem a bit esoteric and in the purview of philosophers, not business leaders. We all know that […]

{Infographic} Big Data to the Rescue of the Passenger Experience?

Tweet     ________________________________________________________ Joseph A. Michelli, Ph.D. is a professional speaker and chief experience officer at The Michelli Experience. A New York Times #1 bestselling author, Dr. Michelli and his team consult with some of the world’s best customer experience companies. Follow on Twitter: @josephmichelli

United Airlines: Big Data to the Rescue of the Passenger Experience?

Tweet It’s hard to believe it has been seven months since United Airlines faced the first of three monumental customer experience debacles. Here’s a walk down that pothole-riddled memory lane: January 22nd all domestic flights were grounded for 2.5 hours due to a problem with a computer system that provides technical information to pilots. February […]