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The Future of Customer Experience Delivery

My crystal ball says winning experiences will deliver. I lay no claim to my prognostic ability, but when it comes to the future of customer experience delivery, I’m willing to venture an educated guess. I predict future retail wars will involve online brands (whose value proposition will be an expansive choice, “best pricing” and quick delivery)…

Experiential Lessons for the Christmas Season: Going Beyond the Presents

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 the…

Is Customer Service Getting Better or Worse? The Unexpected Gift of Social Media

I am a guy of advancing age (late 50s), so I am starting to sound like my father. Occasionally, I even find myself suggesting a fondness for the past by populating sentences with phrases like, “In the good old days…” Yesterday or Today But when it comes to customer service experiences, I am uncertain as to…

Complexly Simple – Success Can Breed Mediocracy

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 – like…

Please Ask My Opinion BUT NOT TOO MUCH

There is a fine line between disinterest and inquisition! You know what I am talking about – some brands are solely focused on themselves and not on their customers. Leaders at those companies drive a business freight train down the track at their customers with seemingly no interest in what customers think or feel about…

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

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 be…

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

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 Stereotype…

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