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Episodes tagged “Troy Powell”

Open the Box

Open the Box

Released: January 16, 2024 • Episode #299

The famous quantum theory thought experiment called "Schrodinger’s Cat" imagines a cat is placed in a box with a vial of poison. Schrodinger suggests that until you open the box and observe the fate of the poor animal, it is simultaneously alive and dead – its fate isn’t determined until you’ve observed its condition. Leaders in a company can sometimes feel that way about the benefits of customer experience, and the fault really doesn’t lie with them – as a CX pro, you need to open the box and prove the value to your organization. Host Troy Powell welcomes Topher Mitchell, manager of the value advisory group at Qualtrics, for a discussion on the importance of customer experience professionals proving the value of CX.

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Celebrating the Heart of Your Audience

Celebrating the Heart of Your Audience

Released: January 2, 2024 • Episode #297

Think about a time when you visited someplace that’s meaningful to you: a special museum, the distillery of your favorite beverage, a presidential library – you walked away from that exhibit or tour with a heightened understanding and appreciation for that particular interest. Or possibly gained a deeper understanding of something new. That experience was likely designed to better connect you with the product, person, and/or brand. Host Troy Powell welcomes Christian Lachel, chief creative officer at BRC Imagination Arts, for a discussion of discovering the interests and needs of your audience and designing experiences that tell your brand story.

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The CX Leaders Advance Conference

The CX Leaders Advance Conference

Released: June 6, 2023 • Episode #270

We’ve mentioned the Customer Experience Professionals Association more than once on this podcast. The CXPA offers excellent resources and networking opportunities for CX professionals, and one of those opportunities includes the CX Leaders Advance Conference which was recently held in Orlando, Florida. The event offered CX pros an opportunity to discuss the most “pressing challenges faced by CX leaders.” Guest host Pat Gibbons welcomes back to the podcast Walker experts Sheila March and Dr. Troy Powell who participated in the conference and provides a recap of the events and the most pressing topics on the minds of CX professionals today.

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Predicting the Future

Predicting the Future

Released: November 29, 2022 • Episode #244

The data companies collect can be valuable in providing insights into the past and current behaviors of customers. But that data can also be useful in predicting trends and behaviors in the future. Continuing the series "CX Now: Eight Essential Themes Driving CX Evolution," host Steve Walker welcomes Dr. Troy Powell for a discussion on how companies can use their customer data to perform predictive analysis using A.I., natural language processing, and other tools to anticipate customer needs and actions.

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Customer experience and employee experience are typically separate programs run by different departments. However, what if they were more in sync? Join guest host Steve Walker of the CX Leader Podcast along with a guest panelists Troy Powell, Jennefer Pursifull, and Ryan Willis for advice and examples that show how CX and EX can be integrated - all in service of creating more engaged employees and loyal customers.

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Back to School

Back to School

Released: November 2, 2021 • Episode #190

Countless guests on this podcast have described how their careers were steered into the space of customer experience. It has been a common theme that they never went to college exclusively to study CX because there were no such degree programs. Recently there has been a greater effort to remedy that problem, proving once again that it’s never been a better time to be a customer experience pro. Guest host Troy Powell welcomes Dr. Tom DeWitt, faculty at Michigan State University and director of CXM@MSU who is also spearheading the creation of a degree program in CX management.

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Effectively Combining CX and EX

Effectively Combining CX and EX

Released: September 14, 2021 • Episode #183

The importance of the employee engagement has been featured on this podcast throughout several episodes. And while there is a strong connection between engaged employees and engaged customers, the two programs are typically separate. Employee experience is run by HR, customer experience is run by CX pros, and the two typically don’t interact much. However, that seems to be changing and experience management leaders are seeing applications for the two to come together. Guest host Pat Gibbons welcome back Troy Powell for a discussion about Walker's new report, "Effectively Combining CX and EX."

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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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The ROI of Customer Experience: Part 2

The ROI of Customer Experience: Part 2

Released: March 9, 2021 • Episode #156

Customer experience pros are often tasked with proving the ROI of CX within an organization. Utilizing experience data – or “X-data” – combined with operational data – or “O-data” – can be an effective tool in proving ROI of your CX efforts. In part 2 of exploring the ROI of CX, host Steve Walker welcomes Troy Powell and Brad Harmon from Walker to discuss practical ways to use X- and O-data to prove the return on your customer experience efforts.

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The ROI of Customer Experience: Part 1

The ROI of Customer Experience: Part 1

Released: March 2, 2021 • Episode #155

Customer experience pros are often tasked with proving the ROI of CX within an organization. Utilizing experience data - or "X-data" - combined with operational data - or "O-data" - can be an effective tool in proving ROI of your CX efforts. Host Steve Walker welcomes guests Troy Powell and Brad Harmon from Walker to discuss the findings in Walker's new report "Deliver More Value with X- and O-data" and how CX pros can make the case for customer experience.

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