Value

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

                                                                                           

The Future of Customer Service: Human Intelligence (HI) or Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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. I…

How to Stop the Revolving Door for Millennials at Work

This past week I traveled to and worked with leaders in five cities across the US and Canada, (Baltimore, Philadelphia, Knoxville, Houston, and Vancouver, B.C). In addition to three topics I typically talk and consult about (customer experience, leadership, and culture), in every setting one word kept coming up – Millennials! Most leaders and frontline…

“Happiness is not an app on a mobile phone” – The Art of Messaging

This blog is about relevant messaging throughout the journey your customers have with your brand. Although I will use Pope Francis as an example, I am not opining about the Catholic church, the popularity of the Pope, or even Christianity in general. I’ll leave all that to the theologians. Much of a customer’s journey with…

Being a “Yes and” Person in a “No but” World

About 20 years ago I had a rather transformative experience while pursuing a hobby. I didn’t suspect that the class I was embarking upon would have such broad impact on my life. As a professional speaker, I envisioned possible stage benefits from learning improvisational comedy skills but I hadn’t appreciated the benefits that improv training…

How are your POPS and PODS doing?

More than a decade ago marketing professors Kevin Keller and Alice Tybout advanced two concepts that not only changed the way people market their businesses but also SHOULD have changed the way we think about delivering customer experiences. They are POPS and PODS. POPS stands for “Points of Parity” and PODS is an acronym for…

Through the Mirror of Your Customer

Astronaut Eugene Cernan once said, “If you begin to think you’re something you’re not, you’re looking in the wrong mirror.” In my opinion, many industries have been looking in the wrong mirror for a long time! Soberingly, those businesses are being forced to see themselves anew – in a reflection of the perceptions of their…

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