aaaw!! A TechCrunch especially for the UK. How sweet. I wonder if they’re going to throw a big party over here soon? :)
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People lie for three reasons; the first is to protect themselves. They may wish to protect something they want or need, a concept they cherish, or to prevent something they fear, like confrontation…. a great and useful read
“I feel the burden of accommodating the minorities should fall on operating system and browser makers.” Hrm… I think this probably requires a blog post in response….
“In particular, this blog is all about the new user interface we’ve been working on for Office 2007. This new version does away with menus and toolbars and replaces them with new paradigms such as the Ribbon, Contextual Tabs, and Galleries.” (thanks Damian!)
Thanks for the pointer to the Act Now site which is very interesting. Of course, they’re not really tags, but controlled vocabulary terms masquerading as tags in a tag cloud…which is wonderfully devious.
I like wonderfully devious. (Thanks for the link Melissa!). More thinking about tag clouds and controlled vocabulary is in order I think…
Unfortunately, very average customer experiences are not hard to come across… even from brands that you really want to like… It’s a shame, because sometimes the smallest things can make all the difference. Like… if you’re giving people an automated, machine driven service, then maybe play on what’s good about it – the speed, possibly the accuracy? And compensate for the downside – the lack of personal service. And if humans are providing the service, then *behave* like a human being who is interactive with another human being.
I’m not just an email address you know. I’m a person. And I’m suitably frustrated, concerned, upset by something about your company to be contacting you. I don’t complain much. Perhaps you might take a moment to think about what kind of emotions I might be experiencing and ensure that your response is appropriate to those emotions…. otherwise I might get to thinking you don’t care. If you’ve done something kind of dodgy, then maybe – oh, I don’t know – apologise?!
Good customer experience is very rarely rocket science. It’s usually just a matter of giving a damn and being a little bit thoughtful.
OK, so this is a venting and sharing post. But hopefully it’s instructional and interesting. You be the judge. Or, better still, feel free to vent and share similarly dodgy experiences.
Let’s look at two recent experiences… which will we start with. Bad or Worse?