When it comes to the subject of Customer Experience, there is one thing I can say with absolute certainty - if you make a promise or a commitment to a customer, you had better keep it! Telling a customer you are going to do something is as good as making a solemn vow. Making a [...]
NO communication; NO bags; NO rooms; NO wifi!!! Customer Experience stories of unnecessary EFFORT, STRESS & INEPTITUDE
I am the first to acknowledge that in life and in business things go wrong. Nothing is ever 100% perfect. We have always lived on a planet where recovery, apology and compromise have become a part of the way humans interact. Anyone who expects perfection will only end up disappointed - although I may come across [...]
I am often asked how I find so much to write about on the subject of Customer Experience. Happily and sadly too many organisations make it very easy. So many of us experience great things (less so) and awful things (too often) on a regular basis, that I am inundated with stories that bring to [...]
The summer holidays are upon us. Sun. Sea. Fabulous Food. Fun. Friends. I am sure there are many more words that spring to mind when thinking about holidays planned both at home and abroad. The words I have chosen to use are all positive ones - exactly what should be used when thinking about a [...]
One of the most overused words in the English language is also one of the shortest. In the context of Customer Experience, it is extremely likely that this word is regularly used when an unsatisfactory experience is ‘endured’ by a customer. The word NO contains only two letters, yet its meaning can have serious ramifications [...]
‘Yes you can!’ – Doing the right thing for customers does not have to be difficult – it is just normal!
For the last three years, anyone who has followed my writing exploits will be fully aware that I am keen on sharing a story or two…or three…or four!! I have always believed that a good story can bring to life any theory and when it comes to the world of Customer Experience, the power of [...]
Lessons in authentic leadership from ao.com: It’s not First Time Resolution – it’s Personal Resolution!
Social media has truly changed our lives in so many ways. For me personally, the last few days have demonstrated how the influence of what we see online has affected the way businesses operate. I had the pleasure of delivering a keynote speech at an event for a financial services company on Thursday. I was invited [...]
It fills me with no joy to have to write a post about companies that have delivered unacceptable Customer Experiences. It fills me with even less joy to have to do so about an organisation that I have previously admired. Regular readers of my blog know by now that I write about the good, the [...]
It is very likely you have not heard of 47 King Street West - a French restaurant based in Manchester in the UK. Although you may not have heard of it, it is possible that the eatery will become infamous as an example of how NOT to respond to customer feedback. When an organisation considers [...]
The epic failings of Emirates: are brands really trying hard enough when it comes to Customer Experience?
As someone who spends his life eating, talking, breathing, writing and generally living everything to do with Customer Experience, it is inevitable that on occasion I may get tagged as a serial 'moaner'. It is true to say that I often highlight the less than palatable experiences I encounter. However, I am just as quick [...]