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.

National Customer Service Week is coming up the first week in October. This is a time to appreciate employees for doing a great job taking care of customers. There are many ways companies are celebrating. Everything from an employee appreciation event, like a lunch or dinner, to fun games that are about team building and comradery. And, of course, there is showing some love and appreciation to your customers. Continue reading

Judy Hoberman Shares Tips for a Better Customer Experience

Are you looking to deliver a better customer experience? Then you are in the right place!

Shep Hyken interviews Judy Hoberman, President of Selling in a Skirt – international speaker, trainer, coach, mentor, and author, who has a passion for customer experience.

 

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Murph Krajewski Shares Keys to Creating Better Customer Support Experiences

Do your customer facing employees have everything they need to do their jobs properly?

Shep Hyken interviews Murph Krajewski, VP at Sharpen, a cloud based service company that strives to create better agent experiences in support centers by merging technologies and relationships.

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Matt Peterson Shares Tips on Delivering Amazing Service

How would you like to know how to set yourself apart from the rest of your industry?

Shep Hyken interviews Matt Peterson, CMO and co-founder of Jive Communications, a worldwide cloud based communication company that offers VoIP, video conferencing, and contact center support.

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This week we feature an article by Andy Ko who writes about not making your customers wait to have their questions answered. Self-service support is becoming more and more widely accepted. Not just accepted, in some cases it is preferred. – Shep Hyken Continue reading

There is a lot of power in a handwritten, personal note. This isn’t just about a thank you note to a customer, although those are important as well. This is also about the note of appreciation to someone who has done a great job or hit their goals. You get the idea. Anything you might want to congratulate them on. Continue reading

Nick Francis Shares How to Create a Customer-Centric Company

How would you like to increase customer loyalty?

Shep Hyken interviews Nick Francis, CEO of Help Scout and thought leader in the customer service support world.

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A friend of mine went to the airport rental car agency and had a chance to upgrade to a Tesla. He had never driven a Tesla so he was happy to pay the upcharge to have the experience. If you’ve ever rented a car at the airport, you typically are stopped at a gated exit where the car rental employee looks over the paperwork, checks your driver’s license and sends you on your way. One of the questions they will typically ask is, “Would you like the fuel option?” That allows you the convenience of paying for a tank of gas so you don’t have to worry about filling before returning the car. Continue reading

I’ll never forget having dinner with my close friends, Kim Tucci and the late John Ferrara, more than 30 years ago, at a fancy restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. John’s twelve-year-old son, Ben, was also with us. The server came over to tell us about the specials and take our order. One of the specials was a seafood dish. Kim asked, “Is the fish fresh?” Continue reading