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Why Customer Service Can’t Always Be Taught

How do you teach customer service? Some things just can’t be taught.  I found my first job after college at The Danbury Mint – a high-end collectibles company selling porcelain dolls, figurines, sports memorabilia and the like – by seeing

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The Amazon Customer Experience Remains Elusive To Other Retailers

Why does everyone talk about Amazon’s customer experience? It’s both because Amazon is so good, and others just don’t measure up. It was 9 a.m., two hours before my weekly live show and I realized that the connector cord I

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10 Customer Experience Books Worthy of Discussion in 2020

One of the featured segments on the Experience This! podcast is called Book Report, where we feature an important customer experience or customer service book and share it in a unique way. Instead of recording an interview with the author

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How to Take Your Small Business to the Next Level

Guest post by Aurora Coleman It’s not particularly breaking news that the US economy has taken a plunge since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The whole country went into a recession, companies were forced to close, and many lost their jobs in

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6 Reasons Your Customers Should Be Thankful

As we enter the season of giving thanks during a year of uncertainty and fear, we can take a moment and appreciate the good things in life. Thanksgiving in the United States is a time to acknowledge what we as

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Why I Love Game Shows… And What That Means For Customer Experience

Ever since I was a child, I have loved game shows. I watched them all: The Price Is Right, Card Sharks, $100,000 Pyramid, Hollywood Squares, Press Your Luck, Family Feud, Name That Tune, The Gong Show, Let’s Make A Deal,