Want to know exactly what’s driving your customer's behavior?
NOW YOU CAN!
The Customer Service Solution explains how consumers perceive services and shows you how to enhance the customer experience--every time.
In this economic climate, the customer service experience is more critical than ever. Most leading service firms advocate the TLC mantra: Think Like a Customer. That's a good practice, but first you have to understand what your customer is thinking and feeling. Today's business leaders cannot afford to neglect the psychological principles that govern customer satisfaction and long-term loyalty.
What are the factors that really determine customer satisfaction? Two of the nation's leading authorities on service psychology, Sriram Dasu and Richard Chase, have written this groundbreaking guide that identifies and demystifies the psychological triggers behind customer behavior. You'll go where customer satisfaction surveys, mystery shoppers, and focus groups can't--and learn exactly why customers respond and behave the way they do.
With findings drawn from behavioral science research, this book provides all the tools you need to evaluate your current service platforms and design future strategies to enhance customer perceptions positively and drive your sales.
The Customer Service Solution illustrates why even companies with high levels of satisfaction are missing tremendous opportunities by neglecting the emotional elements that govern consumer interactions.
This book will show you how to:
Whatever your business may be--healthcare, hospitality, financial services, e-commerce, and more--this book is an essential tool to help you increase profits by leveraging your company's customer experience.
PRAISE FOR THE CUSTOMER SERVICE SOLUTION:
"Harnessing the power of emotions will help to drive an exceptional customer experience creating customers for life to help your business thrive. Finally, a guide to help us better understand how to do this." -- James Merlino, MD, Chief Experience Officer, Cleveland Clinic
"Required reading for anyone designing a service encounter." -- James Heskett, Professor Emeritus, Harvard Business School, coauthor of The Service Profit Chain and Service Future
"I have always known that our customers shop with us because they want to, not because they have to. How to make them want to is the secret that this great book unlocks." -- Kevin Davis, President and CEO, Bristol Farms
"[Dasu and Chase] share easy-to-understand ideas and guidance to operations managers who typically do not think about the psychology of customers in designing their services." -- Mary Jo Bitner, PhD, Professor and Executive Director, Center for Services Leadership, W. P. Carey School, Arizona State University
"Dasu and Chase provide an excellent set of ideas for delivering emotional customer service experiences through systems and operations." -- Rodolfo Medina, Vice President, Marketing & Commercial, Rock in Rio
"This book provides valuable insights to managing and molding the customer's emotional journey, leading to ultimate satisfaction and sustainable loyalty." -- Ali V. Kasikci, Regional Managing Director, Orient-Express
Sriram Dasu, associate professor at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, has written numerous articles on operations management and continues to publish in leading academic and professional journals nationwide.
Richard B. Chase, Justin Dart Professor Emeritus, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, is the coauthor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, which sold over a million copies and is now in its thirteenth edition, having been translated into 12 languages. He's widely acknowledged as one of the founders of the Service Operations Management field.
For more than a decade, customer service professionals have turned to Super Service for the very best advice on dealing with demanding, dissatisfied, and downright difficult customers.
Now, it has been completely revised and expanded to address today’s unique customer-service issues.
Super Service, 2nd Edition teaches you how to deliver great service in a way that enriches your life and keeps you from burning out. It provides the same advice that made the first edition a perennial favorite and includes all-new information on:Listening to customer needs Understanding today’s savvy customer Adopting a positive attitude Adding value to the customer experience Providing service quickly and efficiently
Customers are becoming increasingly savvy and demanding—which makes your job harder than ever. In order to ensure smooth interactions, you need to keep a step ahead—you need to deliver super service.
You've heard it a million times: "The customer is always right." But let’s face it--sometimes the customer is misinformed, confused, or downright difficult. The ability to handle such customers is what separates the serious professional from the average employee.
Perfect Phrases for Customer Service, second edition, provides the language you need for everyday customer service situations--and includes simple, effective techniques that can help you meet even the most demanding customer needs. Master the most effective words and phrases for:Defusing bad situations before they get worse Handling complaints patiently and professionally Satisfying customers and increasing sales Building long-term relationships with important customers
“To differentiate yourself and delight your customers, you must manage your customers’ experience with your goods or services, and your company. This invaluable book will show you why you must do this, and how to do it well.”
—Henry Chesbrough, author of Open Innovation and Professor at the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley
“Technology advances are raising the human expectation of what an experience with a company can and should be. Finally, a book has been written that combines behavioral psychological, micro-economic, and technological considerations defining the customer experience edge.”
—Paul D’Alessandro, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
“As we move from Customer Experience 1.0 to Customer Experience 2.0, organizations and practitioners need a solid blueprint for success. Reza, Vinay, and Volker have created a clear and concise guide based on global best practices and proven principles. If you are ready to transform your organization, start by reading this book.”
—Lior Arussy, President, Strativity Group, and author of Customer Experience Strategy
“The Customer Experience Edge is an excellent book to gain insights on how to leverage customer experience as a competitive advantage. The case studies serve as recipes that can be added to, modified, or simply baked into business plans to improve or deliver an exceptional customer experience.”
—Deb Dexter, Customer Service Director, Cardinal Health
About the Book:
Globalization and advanced technologies have given ever greater power to the person who decides if your business will succeed or fail—the customer. Whether your company serves consumers or other businesses, you can no longer compete on price and quality alone. To gain profits and market share, you have to deliver an experience that makes customers want to come back—and that sets you apart from the competition. You need to seize The Customer Experience Edge.
Drawing on over sixty years of experience in shaping customer centric strategies and technologies for leading companies, three innovators bring you practical and proven ways to create your customer experience programs and overall business strategies. The key is to strike a balance between programs that are effective but prohibitively expensive and programs that fail to dedicate enough resources to be effective. In the middle ground lie the tools that everyone overlooks—foundational and disruptive technologies. These are the authors’ main fields of expertise, and these are what make the customer experience profitable.
The Customer Experience Edge explains how to combine strategy, leadership, organizational change, and technology to:Develop products and services that are highly valued by customers Form bonds that keep clients from turning to competitors Transform customers into your best advocates
It’s a new world of business, and customers are keenly aware that their loyalty is valuable currency. The Customer Experience Edge gives you a cost-effective, sustainable way to provide an unforgettable experience that builds loyalty and turns it into real, measurable profits.
“[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.”
—from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
“The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here’s how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations.”
—Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul®
The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:Prepare for high-stakes situations Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue Make it safe to talk about almost anything Be persuasive, not abrasive
"Whether you are just getting started or a veteran in the business, The Millionaire Real Estate Agent is the step-by-step handbook for seeking excellence in your profession and in your life."
--Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator, #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul
"This book presents a new paradigm for real estate and should be required reading for real estate professionals everywhere."
--Robert T. Kiyosaki, New York Times bestselling author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad
The Millionaire Real Estate Agent explains:Three concepts that drive production Economic, organizational, and lead generation models that are the foundations of any high-achiever's business How to "Earn a Million," "Net a Million," and "Receive a Million" in annual income
“Fast, fun and immensely practical.”
—JOE SULLIVAN, Founder, Flextronics
“Move over Neil Strauss and game theory. Pitch Anything reveals the next big thing in social dynamics: game for business.”
—JOSH WHITFORD, Founder, Echelon Media
“What do supermodels and venture capitalists have in common? They hear hundreds of pitches a year. Pitch Anything makes sure you get the nod (or wink) you deserve.”
—RALPH CRAM, Investor
“Pitch Anything offers a new method that will differentiate you from the rest of the pack.”
—JASON JONES, Senior Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle
“If you want to pitch a product, raise money, or close a deal, read Pitch Anything and put its principles to work.”
—STEVEN WALDMAN, Principal and Founder, Spectrum Capital
“Pitch Anything opened my eyes to what I had been missing in my presentations and business interactions.”
—LOUIE UCCIFERRI, President, Regent Capital Group
“I use Oren’s unique strategies to sell deals, raise money, and handle tough situations.”
—TAYLOR GARRETT, Vice President, White Cap
“A counter-intuitive method that works.”
—JAY GOYAL, CEO, SumOpti
About the Book:
When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Over the past 13 years, he has used his one-of-a- kind method to raise more than $400 million—and now, for the fi rst time, he describes his formula to help you deliver a winning pitch in any business situation.
Whether you’re selling ideas to investors, pitching a client for new business, or even negotiating for a higher salary, Pitch Anything will transform the way you position your ideas.
According to Klaff, creating and presenting a great pitch isn’t an art—it’s a simple science. Applying the latest findings in the field of neuroeconomics, while sharing eye-opening stories of his method in action, Klaff describes how the brain makes decisions and responds to pitches. With this information, you’ll remain in complete control of every stage of the pitch process.
Pitch Anything introduces the exclusive STRONG method of pitching, which can be put to use immediately:
Setting the Frame
Telling the Story
Revealing the Intrigue
Offering the Prize
Nailing the Hookpoint
Getting a Decision
One truly great pitch can improve your career, make you a lot of money—and even change your life. Success is dependent on the method you use, not how hard you try. “Better method, more money,” Klaff says. “Much better method, much more money.” Klaff is the best in the business because his method is much better than anyone else’s. And now it’s yours.
Apply the tactics and strategies outlined in Pitch Anything to engage and persuade your audience—and you’ll have more funding and support than you ever thought possible.