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How to Turn CX Buzzwords into Meaningful Definitions

What did you think the first time you heard the term Customer Experience? Many years ago, I was speaking with a marketing executive when they revealed how they really felt about this whole idea of “customer experience (CX).” In their view, CX was just another buzzword being tossed around as novel business jargon.  You can …

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What Are Micromoments, & Why Are They So Important?

Note from Jeannie: Back in 2012, I recorded a talk for TEDx around what I then referred to as “micro-interactions.” In the nine years since, I’ve placed these at the core of the mission of Experience Investigators, and coined the term micromoments to better describe them. I’ve adapted the talk for you into the article …

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One Piece of Customer Communication that Fails to Delight

Customers hear from you regularly. Right? As you dwell on how often you actually connect with a customer (once a week? once every few months? never?) I want to remind you of one simple fact. Your customers, if they are truly customers, pay you regularly. They probably receive an invoice of some sort, even if …

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Are Your Employees Engaged to Tell You the Truth?

Surveying employees on satisfaction and engagement is not a new concept, but it’s getting a little more fanfare these days. Forward-looking leaders understand how important it is to have innovative, productive and engaged employees. More and more studies show how important the link between employee experience and customer experience really is. And innovation is one …

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3 Reasons Your Brain Won't Let You See the True Customer Experience

We’re giving our brains a real workout when dealing with customers. We do our best to see the experience from the their perspective, to empathize with their issue and find the best solution, and simultaneously use processes and procedures to move the interaction to its next logical step. We use our own lens to view the experience while trying to …

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3 Ways to Update Customer Experience for Millennials

Do millennials really approach everything differently than generations before them? Or are the challenges of designing for them simply the same challenges as designing and delivering experiences for any group? Yes, millennials approach the world a little differently. But so does every generation. What should we remember as we design workplaces as we update customer …

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Do Your Communication Tactics Undermine Your Intentions?

“Say please!” I say this to my children in a nearly constant refrain. Actually, now that they are pretty good about manners, I typically just give them a Mom glare and the polite words fall out of their mouths. But they have also learned that these words matter not because of the words themselves, but …

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