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{Infographic} Customer Value – Expanding across the 12 Standard Forms of Value

Tweet                                                                                           ________________________________________________________________________ Joseph A. Michelli, Ph.D. is a professional speaker and […]

Customer Value: Expanding Across the 12 Standard Forms of Value

Tweet Great leaders often ask me to help them create “customer value”, while others ask me to help them create “profit.” For me, the only way to generate sustainable profit is by developing a core competency for customer value creation. Chasing profits is a tiring and stressful endeavor – creating value is an innovative and energizing […]

{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. […]

Not Hand Size! Heart Size! The Art of Engagement and Loyalty

Who is #2 (behind Google) on Fortune magazine’ “Best Companies to Work for” list?

Memorable WOW Experience Held Together by Coffee Stir Sticks

Tweet It’s an occupational hazard of keynoting, consulting, and writing about customer service that my friends and family feel compelled to share all of their customer service nightmare stories. I’m really not complaining. I merely mention this as a set-up to a story shared with me by my son. Before I get too far into […]

Renewed Year Customer Experience Focus

Tweet A new year is here and I need to make a confession. I admit it. I’ve been critical of leaders who make declarations like “THIS IS THE YEAR OF THE CUSTOMER.” My problem with those types of statements is that I believe every year should be the year of the customer. Why else are we in business? In support of my […]

Awaken the Force: Six Powerful Commitments for 2016

Tweet As December comes to a close, many of us will do a “year in review” (and if we don’t, Facebook will do it for us).  A lot of us will also think about how we can succeed in the year to come. I have long stopped doing “New Year’s resolutions” since I’ve repeatedly lost and gained back the same 10 pounds […]

Who Are Your Customers?

Tweet We don’t often think of Starbucks as being the new kid on the block.  Yet, India Real Time, a blog published by the Wall Street Journal, fairly recently reported that the majority of India’s population of 1.2 billion people have never heard of it.  Rather, their equivalent café experience is with Café Coffee Day […]

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 […]