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Creating Customer Experiences Instead of Transactions: My Zappos Experience Part 3

This is Part 3 in my series of “What I Learned at Zappos Culture Camp” By Gina Trimarco What does it mean to “create an experience” for customers (and employees) beyond a “transaction” (exchange of money for a service or product)? A recent transaction I had was on my least favorite airlines, Spirit, in which...
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The End Of Summer Is The Beginning of Crushing Q4

By Gina Trimarco, Chief Results Officer All summer long it’s so normal to get those reply emails that start with “I’m on vacation until xyz date.” It’s a CRM juggling game of proving to your bosses that you really, truly are following up on new business but “they’re on vacation, I left a message” becomes...
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Finding Good Employees – Ask Yourself “Why”

By Gina Trimarco, Chief Results Officer “We can’t find good employees” is a phrase I continue to hear from nearly every client. No matter what the industry or geography this sentiment is shared often. And while we are a smaller company that doesn’t depend on many employees to manage our businesses, I do have many...
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Common Sense Customer Service – That’s The (Meal) Ticket!

By Gina Trimarco, Chief Results Officer How is it that the employees of the same company can differ so much when it comes to customer service? This is a question of training versus common sense but really it comes down to hiring culture. I recently attended a client’s annual meeting and awards dinner at a...
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How Do You Build A Successful Sales Program? NOT How You Think . . .

The following guest post was written by Shawn Karol Sandy of The Selling Agency, a partner of Pivot10 Results and co-presenter of “From Pain To Profit: Strategically Pivot Your Talent and Culture” on June 23, 2016 in Myrtle Beach. We run across this situation quite often. You started a business. You hustled. You busted your...
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Employee Empowerment Is Not A “Job Duty”

By Gina Trimarco, Chief Results Officer How often have you experienced a poor customer service situation where the employee says “I’m not allowed to do that” or “It’s our company policy”? It’s frustrating and annoying. One of the first things we teach in customer service training is what NOT to say. Don’t tell the customer...
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How Juicy Is Your Marketing

We are always looking for a better, faster, more efficient way to do marketing and generate sales.  The pressure seems to be never ending.  And with every new marketing idea comes additional tactical work to complete.  For small businesses this becomes so overwhelming. I watch them flounder and stress out over it all. Limited resources,...
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