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NPS: How to start small and get quick results

If you’re (re)starting a Net Promoter program, you might be taking the first steps of a journey that will profoundly impact your organisation. And your career. 

NPS is still the most practical, effective and actionable approach to a great customer experience — which is one of the most effective paths to profit for any business.

Unfortunately, more than two-thirds of CX initiatives fail, according to CustomerThink. 

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Customer Experience and Customer Service: What's the Difference?

It's that time of year again...
 
This week, we are celebrating CX Day and Customer Service Week. I love that they land on the calendar at the same time, and yet, let's just keep adding to the confusion!
 
I've written about the differences before:
 
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Three Pitfalls to Avoid with Artificial Intelligence in Customer Service

A few weeks ago, I did a webinar on using AI in customer service with my friends at ServiceNow.   It was very well received, and since then I got some questions about the content.   There was one slide that was the most di
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Telling Your Customer Stories through Journey Maps

Do you know the power of storytelling? And do you use it in your customer experience transformation efforts? 
 
Back in 2014, I wrote a post about a museum experience I had at the California Science Center in Los Angeles where a docent told stories about the exhibits and engaged the audience far more than detailed display placards ever could.
 
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Optimize Your Customer Journey

Did you know that data is a critical component of your journey maps?

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Enterprise Software Priorities for the Next Decade

As I continue my myriad research projects this spring season I come across incredible insights from those I interview.
 
I have been doing a lot of work in platforms, data usage (including AI), infrastructure, and digital transformation this season (and I don’t see it slowing down, or changing, anytime soon – these are mission-critical, decade-plus initiatives for most organizations and they need to — well, compare notes.
 
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Starbucks Isn’t The Only Brand With Nonpaying Customers

Recent events in Philadelphia revealed that Starbucks needs to address issues of racial bias in its stores. It also showed that it doesn’t have a clear company policy on handling visitors who haven’t bought something, called nonpaying customers.

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I Spent 29 Years Adopting Channels for Customer Service – Here is What I Learned

I figured I’d try a little bit of click-baiting, see how it works…

Beyond the lame title, this is a good post.  Another one in the “I did an amazing webinar, and these are the questions I did not get to” series.

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Conversational commerce, without the BS

I’m investing substantial time and effort in helping people to better understand what all the hype around AI and conversational commerce technologies like chatbots and intelligent digital assistants is about. It can be rather overwhelming in my experience. And I don’t blame you. I’m overwhelmed at times by all this news on A.I. induced jobless futures and fully automated and self-learning machines as well. It looks as if A.I. will change the world before we can even say “what?”. But we know better.

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Thoughts оn machine learning for customer service chatbots

I’m thinking out loud a bit about machine learning strategies for customer service chatbots. Bear with me. More question than answers, because some of the strategies I see, I just fail to understand. I get the impression that some try to find a machine learning solution to a problem that is hardly there.

Machine learning takes too long to find an answer

Let me start with putting out here that machine learning is not very effective when it comes to finding the right answer to a question.

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