The Moment of Magic™ concept is a theme that runs throughout most of my speaking programs. It doesn’t matter what aspect of business you are in – management, front-line, sales, customer service, finance – this concept applies to everyone in any position of any business. Moments of Magic™ came about as the result of a […]
The Moment of Magic™ concept is a theme that runs throughout most of my speaking programs. It doesn’t matter what aspect of business you are in – management, front-line, sales, customer service, finance – this concept applies to everyone in any position of any business.
Moments of Magic™ came about as the result of a very sound concept called the Moment of Truth.
In 1986 Jan Carlzon, the former president of Scandinavian Airlines, wrote a book, Moments of Truth. In his book, Carlzon defines the moment of truth in business as this:
“Anytime a customer comes into contact with any aspect of a business, however remote, is an opportunity to form an impression.”
Let’s take this just a step further and say that the contact you have doesn’t have to be with a customer. It could be anyone; your boss, a fellow employee, etc.
This may sound like common sense to most of us, and it is. But, while most of us understand and agree with the concept, we get distracted by other things that prevent us from managing all of our contacts well. We get busy. We have paperwork. The phone keeps ringing. The excuses go on and on.
So, the good Moments of Truth I call Moments of Magic™. The bad ones I call Moments of Misery™. Not every Moment of Truth can be super positive – a Moment of Magic™. Some are just going to be okay or ordinary. But, do what you can to push them toward positive. At a minimum, make them a little better than just okay. Of course, avoid problems and complaints – anything negative (a Moment of Misery™).
Managing your Moments of Truth is simply managing every contact you have. Making them Moments of Magic™ not only will it enhance your customer relations, but also your career.
Shep Hyken is a customer service/CX expert, award-winning keynote speaker, and New York Times bestselling author. Learn more about Shep’s customer service and customer experience keynote speeches and his customer service training workshops at www.Hyken.com. Connect with Shep on LinkedIn.
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