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 […]
I was inspired to create my own methodology for writing Customer Experience Reviews by reading and watching the plethora of infamous restaurant critics who are regularly in the public eye. Apart from the fact that I have always been envious of anyone who gets PAID to eat in the best restaurants all over the world, […]
Just because its LEGAL, does not mean its RIGHT! The importance of openness & transparency in Customer Experience
There are many things that have bugged me for many years when it comes to Customer Experiences that I have had as a consumer. Although I recognise I may not be your average ‘customer’, a lot of the things that bug me, also bug others. For example, it is very common for me to be […]
Energy companies. We all have to interact with them. It is difficult to find a consumer who likes them. In my daily dealings with friends, colleagues and clients, all too often the name of an energy business will creep in to the conversation – almost always in a negative context. Why is it that an industry […]
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 […]
The ‘burning platform’ Customer Experience misjudgment: Do something about it now before it’s too late!
As the proud owner of a beautiful Victorian house, my wife Naomi and I know full well the challenges that looking after such a valuable, historic asset entail. Built in the late 1800’s, the house has required numerous ‘makeovers’ over the decades to maintain its grandeur. Maintaining it is not easy (or cheap) though. There […]
‘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 […]
When I became an independent Customer Experience Specialist in 2012, I could scarcely have imagined where my chosen career, my passion, would take me. As of today, I have visited 23 different countries all over the globe – talking about; teaching; consulting; guiding; and sharing thoughts, experiences, knowledge, tools and techniques on the profession that […]
We all know how challenging customer experience management has become these past few years. Now that most customers use a number of disjointed platforms to interact with companies, contact centres face the challenge of building and maintaining a consistent experience across multiple touch points and channels. We live in an age where the power is […]