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Tag Archives: Customers

Likely to Recommend vs. Actually Recommending: Loyalty vs. Advocacy

Tweet I am a huge proponent of the concept behind the Net Promoter Score® (NPS)®. As you likely know the NPS® is calculated by asking customers: How likely is it that you would recommend our company/product/service to a friend or colleague? Respondents are given choices on a zero to 10 point scale. Those who indicate 9 […]

When The Customer Is Wrong – Should The Business Be Right?

Tweet In 1909 Harry Gordon Selfridge, the founder of Selfridge’s department store, is credited with saying, “The customer is always right”. Through the years, a number of my colleagues and I have emphasized that the customer is not always right but they are always the customer. I’ve come to believe that in order to be […]

{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. […]

Customer Experience Excellence – The Science and the Craft

Tweet Every time I develop a customized customer service training tool for a client of mine, I caution that the tool is a “guidebook” for customer service behavior and that no tool can fit every application. As such, a customer service toolkit is only as good as the judgment and skill of the person using it. Additionally, […]

It’s Not Easy Enough: Simplifying the Experience

Tweet If you are old like me, you will remember a time when there wasn’t an express checkout line at grocery stores. If you are somewhat younger, you might remember the days before self-checkout lanes were available. This generation of young people will likely tell future generations that they lived in an era when some […]

Nailing the Numbers – Your Future Equals Your Customer {Infographic}

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Thanksgiving & Your Business Year-Round {Infographic}

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From Online Search to Conversation and Then From Conversation to Sale {Infographic}

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