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What I Learned Publishing My First Book

During a leadership meeting at work last January, my boss challenged his direct reports to identify a personal goal to […]

Customer Experience

Customer Experience in Mergers and Acquisitions Strategy

Mergers and acquisitions abound in almost every industry. Between 2000 and 2018, nearly 800,000 transactions were announced worldwide, with nearly 52,000 in 2018 alone, according to the Thomson Financial Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances…

Customer Service

Using Emojis In Customer Service Improves The Experience

As customer service has moved at a rapid pace toward digital channels in place of the telephone, consumers are using more than just words to express their compliments and complaints. More and more, they are using emojis – just as if they were texting to a friend.

Customer Experience

5 Ways Rental Car Companies Improve Customer Experience

You’re sitting in a Ford Focus, or maybe a Nissan Versa, or perhaps a Hyundai Accent. You’ve waited in line at the counter, initialed in seven places, declined the insurance, and received the rental contract printed on an old dot-matrix printer. From which rental car company did you rent the car?

Customer Service

Social Media Trolls in Customer Service: A Strategy Guide

Haters gonna hate. The word “haters” wasn’t particularly common in the English lexicon until the late 1990s, and “haters gonna hate” first appeared in the lyrics of an R&B song in the year 2000. Today, the phrase is the source of countless memes and a recurring refrain in a popular Taylor Swift song. It’s almost become trendy to be a hater, and having haters is something of a badge of honor.

Marketing & Sales

Why Problem Solving Is Key To Sales And Marketing

Keenan started by asking the audience of several hundred whether they subscribed to the long-held belief that people buy from people they like. While a large majority of hands went up, Keenan says that value is much more important than liking a salesperson. While both are ideal, if you can only have one, choose value.

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