Service Excellence and Customer Experience

These sample presentations can take the form of keynote addresses, workshops, break-out sessions, or training sessions. All presentations can be tailored for mixed audiences or targeted exclusively for senior leadership teams, middle managers, and/or frontline staff.

Sample presentation for senior leaders:

So, You Want to Deliver Consistently Outstanding Customer Experiences
You are not alone in wanting to deliver outstanding customer experiences.  According to Forrester Research, customer experience elevation is on the strategic priority list of 92% of businesses; 23% of those small, medium and large companies have customer experience as their #1 priority. Despite that prioritization, consumer satisfaction research suggests customer engagement is at a 9-year low.  This presentation outlines the difference between companies that “aspire to” and those like Mercedes-Benz USA that “execute to” deliver customer delight.  It outlines the role leadership vision and alignment play, as well as offers approaches to inspire customer-centricity for everyone who represents your brand.  Moreover, it offers practical tools on how to integrate technology with human service delivery to create a uniquely special bond with your customers. 

Service or Experience? Defining your Way We Serve Statement
Let's face it - consumer behavior has fundamentally changed since the third quarter of 2008. While some business leaders have decided to drop prices to the lowest possible level, others have sought ways to add value to their existing goods and services. In this presentation, Dr. Michelli discusses customer trends verifying the wisdom of adopting a cost-effective commitment to elevating service and customer experience. Building on data showing that even in these difficult times 50% of consumers are paying more for a better experience and 50% of customers are still leaving businesses because of bad experiences, Dr. Michelli shows how to strategically design a relevant experience targeted to customer retention and acquisition of your competitors' disgruntled customers. The experience design process begins with crafting a Way We Serve Statement to help all staff members understand the nature of the optimal experience to be delivered. In this keynote, Dr. Michelli also demonstrates how to make cost-conscious decisions that drive customer loyalty and increase customer spend.

Sample presentation for managers/sales professionals:

Service Serves Us™
Survival in business is rather simple. No company makes money or stays in business unless they serve the needs of others. Moreover, creating "craveable" customer experiences drive consumer loyalty. Conservative estimates suggest it costs 6 times more to attract a new customer than to retain an existing one. When consumers cut back on spending patterns, it is all the more important to focus on customer retention. Opportunities also exist to identify the as yet unmet needs of your current customers so you can offer solutions to address those needs and increase your customers' desire to spend more money at your business. In this keynote or workshop, Dr. Michelli discusses ways to innovate solutions that will enhance the life of the customer, such that existing customers spend more and increase their referrals to your business. By identifying the drivers of loyalty, Dr. Michelli helps audience members understand how to allocate limited financial and staff resources for maximum customer experience return.

Sample presentation for a mixed audience including frontline staff:

Service is an Inside Job
Who delivers compelling experiences that draw customers? The short answer is everyone in the business! Dr. Michelli's keynote or workshop challenges each audience member to take ownership in their workplace to assure long-term viability. By making distinctions involving varying levels of employee engagement (owners, renters, and squatters), Dr. Michelli helps redefine the role of every employee to being that of an "equity generator." He demonstrates that every employee affects the engagement level of colleagues and contributes to positive or negative customer experiences. Dr. Michelli shows how a single employee can change a culture, lift morale, innovate breakthrough products, create customer evangelists, and even save a business. This inspirational presentation is an impassioned yet optimistic call for strong action in these turbulent times. It is a call for "rock-solid" execution of customer service standards.

 

"Dr. Michelli was truly A GIFT to the business community of Tucson. His message is simply perfect for any business that cares about creating extraordinary customer experiences. Dr. Michelli is one of the best keynote presenters I've ever heard, but more importantly, he is one of the most genuine individuals I've ever had the opportunity to speak with. Without a doubt, I would recommend Dr. Michelli in any capacity for your business."

Rob Elias, Director of Marketing
Pima Federal Credit Union, Tucson, AZ