Shep Hyken\'s Customer Service Blog

Below are blog posts, articles and tips focused on customer service and experience. To view just the articles (typically longer than a blog post), click here.

Anthony Goonetilleke Discusses How Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing Customer Service

Do you want to embrace technology and provide your customers a better experience?

Shep Hyken interviews Anthony Goonetilleke, the President of the Amdocs Product Business Group.

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Congratulations to Squaremouth, who just won a Gold Stevie Award for Customer Service Department of the Year – for the fourth time! (For those that don’t know, the Stevie is an international business award that recognizes top performing organizations in several categories including customer service.) Squaremouth is an online travel insurance company that compares travel insurance products from every major provider in the United States. They allow travelers the opportunity to compare and purchase travel insurance using their “comparison engine” that has over 40,000 customer reviews. Continue reading

Diana Oreck on How to Be a Customer Service Rock Star

What lessons can we learn from rock stars in the world of customer service and customer experience, like Ritz-Carlton?

Shep Hyken interviews award-winning training and development expert, international consultant and speaker, former VP of Ritz-Carlton Leadership and current Executive VP of Owner Experience at NetJets, Diana Oreck, about the traits that make for good customer service.

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Every day I get an email from RetailWire.com, a daily publication that is read by thousands of people in the retail industry. It’s the number one forum for discussions about hundreds of important issues in the industry. Now, before we go further, even though RetailWire.com focuses on the retail industry, what I’m about to share is relevant to every business in every industry.

A recent article in RetailWire posed a question about virtual reality and if it will make brick-and-mortar stores less relevant. By the way, if you haven’t experienced virtual reality, you must. It’s incredible. You put on what looks like goggles and you see the most amazing three dimensional images and videos. Okay, back to answering the question. Continue reading

Keith Pearce From Salesforce Talks About Your Most Competitive Differentiator: Customer Service

What are the major trends that are evolving in customer service, what do you need to do to keep up, and why?

Shep Hyken interviews Keith Pearce, VP Product Marketing, Salesforce Service Cloud. Shep and Keith will discuss the motivation behind businesses doubling down on customer service as customer expectations evolve in the always-on, on-demand environment.

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Customer service is what I’m all about. It is my life’s mission to help companies create a customer service experience that customers think is amazing. So, I thought it would be nice to own the domain name CustomerService.com. But, surely some company that is totally focused on their customers would already own it. So, I typed the URL into the Internet browser and found out… it was for sale. Nobody was using this domain. Really? Continue reading

Martha Brooke on How to Measure and Improve Your Customer Experience (CX)

What is the best way to improve your customer experience?

Shep Hyken interviews the Chief Customer Experience Analyst and Founder of Interaction Metrics, Martha Brooke, who says she thinks about customer experiences differently. “Experiences can be measured,” Martha says, “and measuring is how you improve—but only if your measurement is sufficiently nuanced.”

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Anticipatory Customer ServiceSome of you may be familiar with the 1970’s and 80’s hit TV show M*A*S*H, based on the novel and movie by the same name. The series premiered in 1972 and played for eleven seasons. While, most refer to the show as a sitcom, some view it more as a “dramedy” than a comedy series because of the heavy dramatic setting, which was a medical unit in the Korean War. Sure, there were a lot of laughs, but the message behind the show was very serious. So, what does all of this have to do with customer service? Continue reading

Kyle Christensen Says Don’t Cut That Cord:
How Technology Will Help You Deliver a Better Customer Service Experience

Rather than attempt to cut the costs of delivering customer service on the phone, how you can use that opportunity to actually increase customer satisfaction and revenue through the use of technology?

Shep Hyken speaks with Kyle Christensen, VP of Marketing at Invoca, about using technology to create a better customer experience.

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Just imagine if you were the Director of Sales for a private jet company. Would that be a dream job?

Jordan Zabel deals with high-end customers who expect high-end customer service because he is the Director of Sales for Jet Linx, a private jet company that offers their services to corporate and private members. As you might imagine, anyone that can afford to fly in a private jet has very discerning taste . . . and often along with it, sky-high expectations. Continue reading

Chip Bell on How to Create Customer Evangelists

What is the best way to get your customers to truly become your advocates?

Shep Hyken speaks with keynote speaker and author Chip Bell about the best way to inspire customer loyalty.

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