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The Seven Deadly Sins of Customer Experience

Shep Hyken Interviews Jeff Nicholson, Customer Engagement Thought Leader

Jeff Nicholson enlightens listeners to what he refers to as The Seven Deadly Sins of the Customer Experience Journey. He shares the importance of understanding what customers need, meeting those needs, and the best methods of delivering it to them.

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AI Fuels Virtual Assistants in the Customer Service World

Shep Hyken Interviews Robert Weideman on the Merging of AI and Customer Service

How would you like to utilize innovative technology that makes your business more efficient in order to create better customer interactions?

Shep Hyken sits down with Robert Weideman, a leader in merging customer service and Artificial Intelligence. Robert gives insight into what customers want and need, and how businesses can deliver it most effectively with the help of AI.

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Turn One-Time Purchasers Into Lifelong Customers

Shep Hyken Interviews Joey Coleman, Author of “Never Lose a Customer Again”

How would you like to never lose a customer again?

Award-winning speaker Joey Coleman shares the secrets behind not only gaining new customers, but also how to make them customers for life. He shares his 100 Days principle, and discusses his new book “Never Lose a Customer Again.”

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It’s almost a given that every company has some form of a customer service department. Even the smallest companies – with just one solo entrepreneur – will act as if they have a customer service department. Why do people reach out to the customer service department? Because they need help, have a question, or want to make a complaint. Continue reading

Be a Cut Above the Rest

Shep Hyken Interviews Steve Hockett, President of Great Clips

Wouldn’t you like to learn a few tips from a company that sees over 35 million customers a year?

Shep and Steve Hockett, President of Great Clips, discuss the importance of knowing your customers and delivering a consistently amazing customer service experience.

 

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I was out to lunch with a colleague at one of our local St. Louis restaurants. Rico was our waiter and was taking great care of us. First came the bread and butter. He then took our drink order. He came back with our drinks and asked if we were ready to order lunch. We were. My friend ordered a Caesar salad with chicken.

Rico asked my friend if he wanted the croutons left off the salad. My friend was surprised by the question and responded, “Yes. How did you know?”

And, I wondered the same thing. How did Rico know?  It turns out the answer was simple. He was very observant. He noticed that my friend hadn’t touched the bread and butter. He assumed, and correctly so, that my friend was staying away from bread. And just to make sure, he asked. Continue reading

Mikhail Naumov Discusses How AI is a Tool for Customer Service, Not a Replacement

There seems to be a lot of talk about artificial intelligence lately, but what do we really know about it? Is it anything like what we see in the movies, like computers taking over the world, or is it something else entirely?

Mikhail Naumov shares in-depth what AI is and what it can do for companies when it is properly partnered with human interaction.

 

 

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James Dodkins on Putting the Employee First, the Customer Second

It is common belief that the customer’s needs should always come first, but what if employees’ needs were put first in order to ensure customer satisfaction?

Shep Hyken interviews James Dodkins who shares his ideas on what a company looks like when the employees are made top priority, so that in return they can be best prepared to treat customers as their main focus.

 

 

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