Lessons My Father Taught Me About Customer Experiences.

My dad was one of my greatest mentors in life and in business. And, with Father’s Day here, I share a video tribute to my dad through my memories of his years as a manager of a Kansas City grocery store and the five valuable lessons I learned from him in treating customers—treating people with[…]

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Embrace The Business Renaissance The Pandemic Has Sparked!

No doubt the COVID-19 pandemic lock-down has played havoc on businesses across the country and around the world. But, believe it or not, there can be a brighter future for those business owners and entrepreneurs who continue to focus on moving toward the light at the end of the tunnel. Businesses that survive this unexpected[…]

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Wedding Pros: Elevate Customer Experiences To Academy Award Caliber

Did you know that Pixar Studios—the folks that brought you “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars” and “Finding Nemo”—has won 16 Academy Awards? Even so, they don’t rest on their laurels. Every team member in the Pixar organization, from the receptionist to the president, is encouraged to take four hours of class every single week on[…]

Seize Every Opportunity To Make A Difference In The Life Of Your Customer.

Seize Every Opportunity To Make A Difference In The Life Of Your Customer.

“It’s about service to others, cause that’s what it means to be human. Everything about our make-up, our biology and our anthropology is designed to get us to look after each other.” — Simon Sinek A couple of weeks ago I was in a big rush to get out of the house and on my way[…]

We solve customers' problems before they become problems.

How To Be Pro-Active In Serving Your Wedding Couples.

“We Solve Customers’ Problems Before They Become Problems.” There used to be a billboard between my home and downtown Kansas City. It was owned by one of the big banks in the area and it read “We solve customers’ problems before they become problems.” Now,that’s a fairly bold statement for any business to make and[…]

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Wedding Pros: Turn COVID Survival Mode Into Productive Mode

Beginning Thursday, March 19th at 4:00 p.m. (CST), I will host a FREE, group #CustomerExperience coaching call for wedding and event professionals via Zoom. Here’s the details: Right now is the perfect time to be proactive in making improvements in your business and in strengthening the relationships that you have with your couples. Beginning this[…]

How To Speak Fluent “WOW!” | Customers Compare Experiences Across Industries

WATCH: From the Inspiramaginativity™ Institute, another bite size business lesson on How To Speak Fluent “WOW!”—the language of high-spending, loyal, raving customers. “WOW!” Customer Experiences Are Compared Across Industry Lines. Your customers know what they want and expect when it comes to the experiences your business delivers. But, here’s the thing. Customers don’t just compare[…]

How To Speak Fluent Wow - Customer Experiences Focus On Details

How To Speak Fluent “WOW!” | Customer Experiences Focus On Details

I had a very early morning, first-time doctor appointment recently inside the KU Med hospital that sits in the middle of a massive campus of medical office buildings in mid-town Kansas City, MO. When I entered the building closest to where I parked, I asked at the information desk if I was headed in the[…]

How To Speak Fluent WOW!---Respect That Customers Are Human Too

How To Speak Fluent “WOW!” | Respect That Customers Are Human, Too.

WATCH: From the Inspiramaginativity™ Institute, another bite size business lesson on How To Speak Fluent “WOW!”—the language of high-spending, loyal, raving customers. “WOW!” Customer Experiences Respect That Customers Are Human, Too. As humans, we tend to gravitate towards other humans who genuinely have our best interest at heart. That type of relationship makes us feel[…]

How To Speak Fluent WOW - The Bar For Delivering WOW Experiences Has Been Raised

How To Speak Fluent “WOW!” | The Customer Experience Bar Has Been Raised

WATCH: From the Inspiramaginativity™ Institute, another bite size business lesson on How To Speak Fluent “WOW!”—the language of high-spending, loyal, raving customers. The Bar For Delivering “WOW!” Customer Experiences Has Been Raised. A business forecast study from a couple years ago predicted that in 2019, over 50% of businesses will invest more money into delivering[…]