Leading Teams

Steve’s Memes: Everyone Only Has One Head






Today’s Lesson: They Have Just One Head & One Heart…   Whether you’re the manager “correcting” your employees or a salesperson going in for the kill, everyone only has one head and one heart. If your long-term goals depend on them, you’d better hope you didn’t take off their head or rip out their heart already.(…)






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The Customer Experience (PART 11)






The Customer Experience: How To Wow Your Customers (PART 11) TRANSCRIPT: “Steve, I’m doing it. Steve, I’m doing it, I’m empowering the frontline.” Great. If you are like a lot of the call centers that I work with, you are rewarding the wrong metrics. See, you need to remove incentives that value speed over quality. It’s(…)






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The Customer Experience (PART 10)






The Customer Experience: How To Wow Your Customers (PART 10) TRANSCRIPT: Alright, part four, how to respond to issues when you fail or when your customer is unreasonable? See, it’s important to understand in an issue, if you have an issue it means you failed. Customer service issues happen only for two reasons. One, your customer(…)






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The Customer Experience (PART 9)






The Customer Experience: How To Wow Your Customers (PART 9) TRANSCRIPT: Alright, goal number five on these five simple lessons, our goal should be customers for life. Remember the slide from earlier, according to Bain & Company it costs six to seven times more to acquire a new customer than to retain an existing one. In(…)






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The Customer Experience (PART 8)






The Customer Experience: How To Wow Your Customers (PART 8) TRANSCRIPT: Alright, number four, we are going to manage expectations. Did you know that misaligned expectations are the number one cause of customer service issues? They really are. Misaligned expectations are where the customer expected this and you delivered this. You failed. What if the customer(…)






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The Customer Experience (PART 7)






The Customer Experience: How To Wow Your Customers (PART 7) TRANSCRIPT: Alright, simple lesson number three. Focus on convenience. Convenience is actually good customer service. You know how I know that? Because inconvenience equals bad customer service. If you are not sure what this means, think about this, think about Amazon or Zappos and their return(…)






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The Customer Experience (PART 6)






The Customer Experience: How To Wow Your Customers (PART 6) TRANSCRIPT: Number two on this list of easy simple things to do to create a great customer experience is always expect them, always expect customers. See, a customer visit is not an inconvenience and it should never be a surprise. Notice them immediately and acknowledge them(…)






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The Customer Experience (PART 5)






The Customer Experience: How To Wow Your Customers (PART 5) TRANSCRIPT: Let’s jump into part three, how to prevent customer service issues before they ever even happen? Preventing customer issues before they ever even happen, this is what great customer service is, and we are going to teach it to you with five simple lessons. We(…)






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The Customer Experience (PART 4)






The Customer Experience: How To Wow Your Customers (PART 4) TRANSCRIPT: Now customer service is a top-down proposition. You may have heard the expression before, crap rolls downhill. It does, it rolls downhill all the way to the customer. How you treat your frontline employees will dictate how they treat your customers. Let me give you(…)






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The Customer Experience (PART 3)






The Customer Experience: How To Wow Your Customers (PART 3) TRANSCRIPT: It’s quality plus attitude. Is there anything else that good customer service takes up? Yeah. See, good customer service is also about removing these things called hurdles and hassles. These are little things to us, but assume these littlest of things add up to huge(…)






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