Customer Service

Appreciating Customers Every Day – The Importance of Authentic Thanks (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about ways to drive a culture of team member and customer appreciation. For more information on the topic, please refer to the blog. Otherwise, this infographic visually summarizes the blog’s content. To learn more about our team, please visit josephmichelli.com. To speak to me about your CX journey, please go to josephmichelli.com/contact.

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Appreciating Customers Every Day – The Importance of Authentic Thanks

Thanks for spending time with me this year through my posts and books. I’m also grateful to people around the world who continue to entrust me to help them elevate team member and customer experiences. This time of year typically provides a time for reflection and a context for expressing gratitude. Specifically in the US,…

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Bring on the Service Professionals? It’s Time to Supplement Mainstream Self-Service

Is it just me, or have you noticed that it’s getting harder to get ahold of a human being when you need customer service? For example, some websites have replaced their customer service number with online forms. Other companies still provide a phone number, but when you call, you are instructed to contact the company…

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Don’t Just Solve Problems! How to Actually Reconcile Relationships With Compassion (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed the ways to enhance customer relationships. For more information on the topic, please refer to the blog. Otherwise, this infographic visually summarizes the blog’s content. To learn more about our team, please visit josephmichelli.com. To speak to me about your CX journey, please go to josephmichelli.com/contact.  

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Are You Winning Tomorrow? How to Really Create Lasting Customer Success

The world of customer care is littered with industry terms. Let’s quickly dive into the three most commonly used phrases and then focus on elements that matter most to customers. To get started, I’ll describe three concepts related to caring for people (whether we call those people – team members, employees, customers, clients, patients, users,…

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Being a Fred (or Davide) – Leveraging Passion to Actually Ensure Customer Loyalty

Recently, I had the good fortune to spend a month in a Tuscan farmhouse. In addition to alluring art, architecture, food, and wine, Italy is known for its “coffee counter culture.” This ritualistic morning trek involves standing shoulder-to-shoulder with other patrons to down an espresso or cappuccino and indulge in a pastry. Throughout Italy, coffee…

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What Would your Customers Actually Say? Mustering Courage to Observe the Truth

The founder and former CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos said, “brands are what people say about you when you are not around.” Over the years, I modified that quote to suggest that “customer experiences are little more than what people say or post about you.” Recently, I’ve reconsidered the accuracy of Bezos’ quote and my…

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Join the Convenience Revolution – How to be Easier to do Business With

When I started working with and writing books about Starbucks (The Starbucks Experience and Leading the Starbucks Way) in the early 2000s, Starbucks’ leaders sought to create the “third place.” Conceptually, the “third place” was a gathering location between work and home. When meeting at work was too formal and meeting at home was too…

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Was Your Mother Right? Classic Wisdom at the Heart of Customer Success

  Delivering customer experience excellence is as simple as listening to your mom! When I was 13, I thought I knew everything, and my parents knew nothing. Eight years later, I was less sure of myself, and my parents seemed to have gotten a lot smarter. Out of respect for parental wisdom, let’s look at…

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How to Spark EI and CX – Igniting Empathy and Emotional Skill (Infographic)

In this week’s blog, I discussed about how to spark EI and CX. For more information on the topic, please refer to the blog. Otherwise, this infographic visually summarizes the blog’s content. To learn more about our team, please visit josephmichelli.com. To speak to me about your CX journey, please go to josephmichelli.com/contact.  

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The Starbucks Experience: Leadership Tips eBook
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