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Episodes tagged “Steve Walker”

Don’t Lose the Humanity

Don’t Lose the Humanity

Released: July 20, 2021 • Episode #175

Many are exhausted over the pandemic and discussing how it “changed everything,” but it would be a disservice to not recognize its effects on the CX profession. But there are some valuable take-aways in what we’ve learned about the experience management world during the pandemic. Host Steve Walker welcomes Jeanne Bliss, a c-suite coach and global thought leader for CX, the Founder and CEO of Customer Bliss, a co-founder of the CXPA, and host of the podcast The Human Duct Tape Show, to discuss CX trends as world emerges from the pandemic.

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The Academic Experience

The Academic Experience

Released: July 13, 2021 • Episode #174

According to the U.S. Department of Education, more than 19 million people were enrolled in some level of college education for the fall semester of 2018. And just like any other business, it’s important for academic institutions to pay attention to their customer – or perhaps “student” – experience. But as you can imagine, CX in the higher education realm is a bit different. Host Steve Walker and guest Karla Fisher, chief industry advisor for education at Qualtrics, discuss the unique circumstances that CX pros work under at colleges and universities.

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Turn Back Time… Again!

Turn Back Time… Again!

Released: July 6, 2021 • Episode #173

It’s that time of year when producer Chris Higgins takes a moment to look back on some of the excellent advice from past guests on The CX Leader Podcast. Having covered a variety of topics from mystery shopping, CX in government, and even how one of the “happiest places on earth” executes their customer experience, there's a vast number of "take home value" segments to choose from, but this episode focuses on four particularly insightful tips for CX leaders.

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Making Sense of It All

Making Sense of It All

Released: June 29, 2021 • Episode #172

Between website feedback, social media posts, product reviews, and every other way customers can provide insights, a staggering amount of data is generated everyday. If you’re a customer experience professional trying to make sense of everything your customers are saying about your company, you need a tool to help quantify all that information. That’s where text analytics can help. Host Steve Walker welcomes Matt Braun and Job Willman, both associates at Walker, to provide helpful guidance on using text analytics to quantify your data.

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Back to the Basics

Back to the Basics

Released: June 22, 2021 • Episode #171

CX professionals tend to get excited about some of the new concepts, practices, and technologies that are available to help companies provide the best possible experience for their customers. But it’s easy to get “swept away” by the excitement of how CX is growing and sometimes forget some of the basics of the profession. Host Steve Walker welcome Luke Williams, a distinguished principle XM catalyst at the Qualtrics XM Institute, for a discussion on the basics and how the growing field of experience management - or "XM" - fits into the mix.

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The Hyper-personalized Experience

The Hyper-personalized Experience

Released: June 15, 2021 • Episode #170

Hyper-personalization is one of the newer buzz words out in the business world today – a practice that utilizes artificial intelligence to deliver highly personalized content and experiences in real-time at an individual level. It’s another way for brands to connect with their customers and a potential "tool in the box" for customer experience professionals. Host Steve Walker welcomes guest Melissa Drew, an associate partner at IBM, for a discussion on how A.I. can take personalization to the next level.

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Just a Simple Question

Just a Simple Question

Released: June 8, 2021 • Episode #169

Growing companies often develop complicated and disjointed processes. If business is booming, no one seems to have the time to stop and take a holistic look at how things are working and that can be detrimental to customer experience. Host Steve Walker welcomes Pamela Herrmann, vice president for customer experience for Mortgage Cadence, to discuss how a customer complaint led to a simple question that helped bring together a cross-functional collaboration to remove friction from the experience.

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2021 Global Consumer Trends: Part 2

2021 Global Consumer Trends: Part 2

Released: June 1, 2021 • Episode #168

The Qualtrics XM Institute recently released 2021 Global Consumer Trends, a report focusing on how consumer behavior will continue to change in a post-pandemic world. The report takes a look at consumer behavior and attitudes across 18 countries and covers many topics including loyalty, NPS, and post-COVID online behaviors. Host Steve Walker and Moira Dorsey of the Qualtrics XM Institute continue their discussion on the report's findings and the valuable insights it provides for CX professionals.

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2021 Global Consumer Trends: Part 1

2021 Global Consumer Trends: Part 1

Released: May 25, 2021 • Episode #167

The Qualtrics XM Institute recently released 2021 Global Consumer Trends, a report focusing on how consumer behavior will continue to change in a post-pandemic world. The report takes a look at consumer behavior and attitudes across 18 countries and covers many topics including loyalty, NPS, and post-COVID online behaviors. Host Steve Walker welcomes Moira Dorsey, a principal XM catalyst at the Qualtrics XM Institute for a discussion on the insights found in the report.

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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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