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Customer Service and AI – Across Generations

August 16, 2017 by

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A recent post, “The Future of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in Customer Service,” partially serves as the inspiration for the August 16th #SMChat. The other part stems from a consideration of how the various generations in my family prefer to receive service. My grandmother, who is celebrating her 80th birthday today, (Happy Birthday Grandma! She will […]

Good Customer Experience Requires More Than a Quick Fix

March 15, 2017 by

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If someone were listing costly items for businesses, band-aids would probably not appear on the list. However, after reading a recent article by Sarah Dean, “Are you Band-Aiding your Design or Customer Experience (CX)?” I believe that band-aids may be the most costly item for any business. She astutely identifies the ramifications of “band-aiding” customer […]

Customer Service in 2017 – Trends and Tips

January 18, 2017 by

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Did I really just type 2017? It seems like time is really flying…I guess I’m having fun. We are nearly 3 weeks into the new year and every one is moving full steam ahead into achieving Q1 results, but as they are moving ahead, are they looking ahead? It is important to be aware of […]

Customer Service SWOT Analysis for Better Outcomes

November 16, 2016 by

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Customer service is critical to organizational success. As the business environment continues to evolve rapidly, you have to be prepared to meet the needs/wants of your customer. If you aren’t thinking ahead, you are guaranteed to fall behind. One tool that can help provide insight into your business and where you can go is a […]

A Little Help from our Friends – Customer Service Resources

August 10, 2016 by

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Can’t we all us a little help from our friends? In business and in life, the answer should always be, “Yes!” Regardless of your career path, you will need to provide customer service to someone at some point – maybe it will be an internal customer or maybe it will be an external customer. Do […]

Working with Internal Customers to Better Serve External Customers

February 17, 2016 by

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  It is important to build the customer service mentality throughout your organization. As you think about how to better serve your customers, keep the internal customer in mind. If you are trying to overcome a hurdle to serve an external customer/solve a pain point, you are likely going to need internal support to accomplish […]

Customer Service Best Practices for Social Media

January 20, 2016 by

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There was recently a great article on Mashable, “Customer service best practices: Making social media a two-way conversation.” We will consider this article when we are having the January 20th SMChat that focuses on customer service. The author of the article, Stephanie Walden, lists seven best practices for engaging on Social Media with Customers: Your customers […]