Many things change, but there are some things that stay the same. One thing that has not changed is the fantastic customer experience that GoDaddy, the internet/web browsing company, provides. Back in 2011, yes 8 years ago, I wrote a blog post titled, “Why I love Go Daddy technical support.”  The romance has continued to grow, and I am now using more of their products and spending more money annually, as a result. The underlying reason that the GoDaddy customer experience stands out, is all about their people.  If you research 2019 customer experience trends, you will read a lot about non-peoply things like chat-bots,Read More →

Reducing Customer Escalations Video Series, Episode 1 At times, salespeople overpromise and offer things during the sales cycle that the customer service teams can not implement or support. This often leads to missed dates, customer dissatisfaction and escalations. Why does this happen? How can we prevent it?  In this 60 second video, I share two tips to prevent this mismatch in customer expectation setting from happening. Clearly documented and communicated, product and service offerings Effective exception approval processes Salespeople have challenging jobs. Service professionals have challenging jobs. Let’s work together to avoid customer escalations and improve the customer experience. Want more on this topic? ToRead More →

Earlier this week I attended a CXPA Customer Experience networking event and the discussion topic was customer experience technology- how it can help or harm the customer experience. 12 CX leaders across industries and verticals shared some of their current technology pain points and opportunities. We then honed in on the major takeaways and go forward actions from the discussion. As I reflect back on CX technology discussions over the past 10-15 years, the focus has often been about cost reduction. Specifically, how we can minimize the cost of human resources by getting customers to self service, go online and/or use IVR functionality. There wasRead More →

I was recently asked what my personal, key tenants or beliefs are about providing a great customer experience. After pondering this for a few moments, I came up with 4 primary themes which evolved into this week’s blog post on 4 Key Tenants That Drive Positive Customer Experiences: 1) Employees first: We won’t make any progress if we focus on the customer experience without first ensuring that we have a team of satisfied and engaged employees with the right training, tools, leadership and information to succeed. Employees deliver the customer experience. Therefore, employees are the customer experience. 2) Communicate, communicate, communicate: Any customer facing situation, noRead More →