and New York Times bestselling author Shep Hyken, who interviews leading business
professionals and other customer experience professionals. Each guest shares insights
and tips on how to succeed and create amazing customer experiences.
The bright business minds featured on Amazing Business Radio come from all over
the world. They include viral video stars, corporate CEOs, bestselling authors, thought
leaders, and many other inspiring personalities. The show brings a variety of topics
related to customer service and customer experience to provide the answers that
C-Suite listeners will want to know to take their success to the next level.
Be the Disney of Your Industry Featuring Teri Yanovitch
- It’s neither luck nor magic that creates success (though those can certainly help)—it’s hard work. Any and every company is capable of putting in hard work.
- Give potential employees a taste of your company’s culture right away. Be upfront about the requirements of the position and the expectations for success. This will help eliminate candidates who may not be the best fit.
- During the candidate’s interview, don’t ask all the questions. Allow the applicant to ask questions of you and your company. This helps them feel they are a part of the company and the culture from day one.
- Be transparent as you describe the job. New employee orientation should reinforce all the information applicants already heard during the hiring process. It should be a way of further introducing them to the company culture and holding them accountable for previously established expectations.
- Details are what create value for customers, especially throughout multiple points of contact. Paying attention to detail throughout every stage of the customer journey is what will ultimately amaze them.
- Think through the entire customer experience from every angle. More companies need to consider the customer journey in its entirety.
- Leadership must demonstrate the behaviors they want to see in their employees, even for something as simple as picking up trash. When leadership models behavior, it spreads throughout the entire organization.
- Don’t forget that there is an internal customer experience in addition to the external customer experience. This is also known as the employee experience, and it is just as important as the external customer experience. Happy employees create happy customers.
- Create your company’s “Service Standards.” Then, ensure that these standards are consistent across every location and every individual. That will create amazement for the customer.
- Never stop training, even on “the basics.” It is the consistency that creates the magic.
“You don’t have be a theme park or have characters in order to be immensely successful. You, too, can be a successful organization in your industry.”
Teri Yanovitch is a dynamic speaker, author, trainer and consultant. Her passion is helping organizations create a culture of service excellence.
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