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Taking the Mystery out of Mystery Shopping

Taking the Mystery out of Mystery Shopping

Released: May 18, 2021 • Episode #166

Mystery shopping: it’s that common practice where companies hire professional “shoppers” to evaluate and report on how your customers experience your business and gain valuable perspective on the customer’s journey. But, like many things today, the pandemic has shifted how customer experience pros approach their practice. Host Steve Walker welcomes guest Michael Mills, global vice president of sales for HS Brands International, to discuss why CX pros should consider broadening their toolbox with this practice.


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Your Best Behavior

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Released: May 11, 2021 • Episode #165

There’s a ton of science behind something as simple as a customer making a decision to purchase a product or service. Behavioral economics is a field that seeks to help us understand the biases and errors in a person’s decision-making process. Understanding this field can also provide CX pros with better insight into customer behavior, thereby finding ways to improve the customer experience. Host Steve Walker welcomes guest Richard Jordan, CEO of Raggit, a customer-service review app, and one of the contributing authors of a new book, “Customer Experience 3”, to discuss how CX professionals can look to behavioral economics to help improve customer experience.

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The Magical Experience

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Released: May 4, 2021 • Episode #164

Many people have experienced a visit to a theme park, but the theme park experiences provided by The Walt Disney Company are arguably some of the best. However, it’s not easy creating the “magical” world that guests have come to enjoy. Ensuring the employees – or “cast members” – provide that magical experience is crucial, which means it’s essential the employee’s experience is high priority. Guest host Pat Gibbons welcomes Francesca Tempestini, a former cast member at Disneyland Paris and one of the contributing authors of the new book “Customer Experiences 3," to discuss how companies can take some cues from "the happiest place on earth."

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Adapt and Adopt

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Released: April 27, 2021 • Episode #163

It’s been over a year since a global pandemic has forced companies and organizations across the globe to rethink how they do work. While not an option for many companies, some began moving their operations to a work from home model, and it’s a trend that most CEO’s think will not go away. So how will this new work trend affect the employee and customer experience? Host Steve Walker welcomes Shanika Ofori, director of key accounts at 5CA, a company specializing in work-from-home global CX, for a discussion on how the work-from-home environment affects employee and customer experience.

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CX for the People

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Released: April 20, 2021 • Episode #162

In the United States, people typically don't think of themselves as “customers” to the government. However, governing bodies from the local, state, and federal levels have been embracing customer experience as a way to connect to the community, and commercial businesses can learn from their efforts. Host Steve Walker welcomes Qualtrics experts Chelsie Bright, global head of government, and Sydney Heimbrock, chief industry advisor for government, for a discussion on understanding how CX works in government at all levels.

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Meeting Expectations

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Released: April 13, 2021 • Episode #161

It’s important for those leading a company’s CX efforts to make certain the customer experience delivered by your front-line employees matches the customer’s expectations. And that means your employees need to understand your brand and the expectations it promises. Host Steve Walker welcomes Chris Wallace, co-founder and president of the InnerView Group, for a discussion on how to ensure your front-line employees deliver the experience promised by your brand.

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