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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.

The Habit of Service Consciousness

Pulling Yourself and Your Company Toward Success

Shep Hyken interviews Mark Samuel. They discuss Mark’s new book, which outlines how to achieve success by breaking down silos, creating a vision of success, and emphasizing behaviors over outcomes.

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Customer Relationships

How much do you love the companies you do business with, the restaurants you frequent, or the stores you shop at? How upset would you be if they told you they were going out of business? What if you could save them by giving up something? So, the question becomes, “What would you be willing to give up to continue doing business with them?”

Before I go any further, I might be treading on dangerous ground with the word sex in the title of this article. I always keep my comments squeaky clean, and I hope that no one is offended by the word sex. We’ve become hyper-sensitive about words and I don’t want to upset anyone, especially our friends in HR, but we’re all adults and my reference to the word is, at most, PG-rated.

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Rebecca Martin, Amazing Business Radio, Business of Emotion

The Business of Emotion

Striking a Balance Between Technology and Human Connection

Shep Hyken interviews Rebecca Martin. They discuss the role of technology in customer service, how emotion can drive customer loyalty, and how marketers and contact center workers can help each other in building the ideal customer journey.

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The Gig Economy

Cost-Effective Customer Support in an On-Demand Society

Shep Hyken interviews contact center expert Chrissy Cowell. They discuss the concept of the “gig economy,” the utilization of contact centers for freelance employee management, and how on-demand agents can provide cost-effective support and solutions for your customers and your business.

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Some of you may or may not know that I perform magic. Not real magic. When I was a kid I did birthday party magic shows, and in high-school and college worked in comedy clubs doing comedy and magic. I still practice card tricks.  Continue reading

The Attitude of Excellence

Growing Your Organization to Deliver Superior Customer Service

Shep Hyken sits down with his longtime friend, Dr. Willie Jolley and discuss the strategies he used to help Ford avoid bankruptcy, why you and your organization should be constantly improving, and the 10 Commandments of Superior Service.

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