Using AI and EQ to build emotional connections with customers at scale – Interview with Joshua Feast of Cogito

Today’s interview is with Joshua Feast, who is the co-founder and CEO of MIT-spinoff Cogito Corp., that has developed artificial intelligence (AI) technology that delivers real-time emotional intelligence feedback for customer service professionals which helps them have better conversations and build stronger rapport with customers. Joshua joins me today to talk about what they are […]

How middle managers can boost employee engagement and customer experience

It’s pretty well understood that having a high level of employee engagement fuels better levels of service, a more engaging customer experience and better business results. Gallup research supports this and shows that firms with a highly engaged workforce experience tend to have: 37% less absenteeism; Between 25% and 65% lower staff turnover, depending on […]

The connection between Comic-Con, Escape The Room and world-class customer service – Interview with Liz Graham of Wayfair

Today’s interview is with Liz Graham , who is Vice President of Sales and Service at Wayfair, one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Liz joins me today to talk about a number of things including getting the human and technology balance right when it comes to delivering a great customer experience, […]

Employee engagement: Beyond surveys

This is a guest post from Jean-Marc Robillard, Director of Marketing with nGUVU. After listening to an interview recently (ref: Podcast – Jo Moffatt interviews Adrian Swinscoe), I found myself vehemently nodding in agreement during the entire broadcast, and had to share some of my conclusions with Adrian on this very same blog. It’s true, employee […]

Is it time to stop talking about employee engagement?

Today’s podcast interview is a little different as it is an interview that I did earlier this year with the folks over at Engage For Success. My interviewer is Jo Moffat and over the course of our discussion we attempt to tackle the question: Is it time to stop talking about employee engagement? This interview […]

How Tower grew by over 40% by introducing a five hour work day – Interview with Stephan Aarstol

Today’s interview is with Stephan Aarstol, Founder & CEO of Tower Paddle Boards, a direct to consumer beach lifestyle brand, based in San Diego, that started with stand up paddle board manufacturer and has now extended into surf, snorkel, bikes, skateboards etc. However, Stephan joins me today to talk about his new book: The Five-Hour […]

Service design and creating experiences that work for customers, employees and stakeholders – Interview with Birgit Mager

Today’s interview is with Birgit Mager who is the Professor for Service Design at KISD, the Köln International School of Design, based in Cologne, Germany and the president of the International Service Design Network (SDN). Birgit joins me today to talk about service design, design thinking, why it’s becoming more and more popular and how […]

Imagine if everybody in a business served customers or fielded customer enquiries

Last year OneReach, a cloud software provider of voice and text solutions, asked 63 customer service experts their opinion on the #1 way to improve customer service. After compiling all of the experts’ opinions, the top two ways to improve customer service were considered to be: Focus on employee experience; and Walk in the customer’s […]

The Contest and getting everyone involved in delivering the best customer experience – Interview with David Kalt of Reverb.com

Today’s interview is with David Kalt, founder and CEO of Reverb.com, an online marketplace where musicians go to buy and sell guitars and other music gear. Dave joins me today to talk about how they have made customer experience the job of each and every one of Reverb.com’s employees with “The Contest.” This interview follows […]