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Customer service is marketing that continues post-crisis

Customer service is marketing. Talking about it is marketing on steroids. We all are learning lessons from the COVID-19 crisis. One that came into focus is the incredible importance of treating people right ALL the time—when times are bad, when times are good, and everything in between. An article in business2community.com reinforces the even more […]

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Crisis customer service builds bridge to future

Have you gone out of your way to provide more compassionate and caring customer service during the COVID-19 crisis? If so, those efforts can become a cornerstone of customer loyalty and buying. In addition to those who already know, tell the rest of the world about it! This is a case where prior “good acts” […]

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As stay-at-home rolls off, life rolls on

In this last installment of self-administered customer service, I turn to flowers. After all, Mother’s Day is the planting signal through much of the country. As with so many other things during the pandemic, I did my usual planting—which always inspires and delights me—with a small twist. I had purchased some artificial desert-type plants a […]

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Tom Foolery on YouTube: All I can say is WOW!

Recently, I received a link to a four-minute YouTube under the “Tom Foolery” banner. This installment, entitled “The Great Realisation,” addresses the days when COVID-19 attacked the land. It’s a look back from the future. Amid all the conflicting overly-sanguine and gloom-and-doom reports about the pandemic and lack of certainty about its spread, containment and […]

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Best customer service resides in our hearts and minds

I had a huge revelation this past week. Beyond all the CRMs, company pronouncements about serving customers, and even our own “self-administered” customer service, there’s an inner strength that can endure when all other efforts falter. Here are a couple thoughts on the matter: You’ve just been ignored, dissed or misinformed by a “customer service” […]

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And the beat goes on…

Gotta admit it. Last week was a roller coaster. Had some down times coupled with exhilarating discoveries. I mention the down episodes because I believe they’re just as important to an overall sense of wellbeing and positivity as happy meanderings. The “power of positive thinking” is positive in part because of the ability to discern […]

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Hunting and gathering gives way to cooking

Three of my favorite pastimes are shopping (a/k/a hunting and gathering), cooking and hosting small dinner parties. As I’ve not yet pursued virtual social engagements, this past week focused on the first two. Having discovered ample supplies of toilet paper at a Walgreen’s near me and being well-stocked with hand sanitizer and disinfectants, I turned […]

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New week brings new customer service silver linings

This past week produced a number of new-normal positive outcomes and observations feeding our self-administered “customer satisfaction.” My exercise continues at a more robust and intense pace than it was BC (Before Coronavirus). I’m exploring reading choices previously in the to-be-determined category. For example, I’m focusing on news outlets that seem more balanced and global […]

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New discoveries and delights abound in this new normal world

Self-administered customer service is especially important right now. Try finding and appreciating people, places and things that give you joy and “customer satisfaction.” They’re all around and plentiful. This is truly an opportunity to explore and expand horizons. Give it a try. MARK LUSKY Along with a robust new exercise regimen, expanded personal growth and […]