Perception IS reality (especially for your customer).

80% of companies say they deliver “superior” customer service. 8% of people think these same companies deliver “superior” customer service. “Customer Service Hell” by Brad Tuttle, Time, 2011 “There is not truth. There is only perception.” Gustave Flaubert What’s happening? Where is the disconnect? This disconnect is not an uncommon…

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Horrible Behaviors

Sometimes giving examples of horrible behavior illustrates what we’re trying TO do regarding excellent customer experience. Using negative illustrations in a lighthearted manner in a staff training can help people to reflect and notice if they’re guilty of any of the top five. Top five horrible example behaviors.  Enjoy the…

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Do you need a pick-me-up after a busy season?

Busy summer? Feeling drained? Staff bedraggled? Feeling unmotivated? Is someone about to get on your last nerve? Normal. Completely normal. I found myself feeling this way after a tremendously busy summer season filled with weddings and many hotel guests. Between training up new employees, supporting them, and working to exceed…

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Night and Day Customer Experiences

Today’s blog is a bit of a rant. I find it so incredibly irritating when customer service is done so completely wrong and people (in this case me) feel like they’re an inconvenience, a criminal, a distraction. It’s a revenue loss for a business that does not have to happen.…

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