Entries by Adam Toporek

About Adam Toporek

By Adam Toporek. Adam Toporek is an internationally recognized customer service expert, keynote speaker, and workshop leader. He is the author of Be Your Customer's Hero: Real-World Tips & Techniques for the Service Front Lines (2015), as well as the founder of the popular Customers That Stick® blog and co-host of the Crack the Customer Code podcast.

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The Launch: Customers That Stick

Welcome to the soft launch of our new site, Customers That Stick. Our official launch is tomorrow, March 7th, but today I wanted to take a moment to introduce the new site and to thank those who helped make it possible. If you are new here, you will see content that pre-dates this post. These […]

The Final Post and Win A Kindle Fire

As many of you know, we will be launching our new blog at the beginning of March customersthatstick.com. Like all good things, this Customer Service Experience blog must come to an end. Today’s post is the final one that will be published on IntenseFence.com. It’s been fun here at IntenseFence, but this move has been […]

Monthly Mash: Customer Experience Tools and Customers That Stick

Volume 4: January 2012 Mashup Welcome to the Monthly Mash, a mashup of tools, tales and tips on customer service and the customer experience from around the blogosphere. Customer Experience Resource: Customers That Stick, a Q&A What is Customers That Stick? CTS is our new website dedicated to customer service and the customer experience. Why […]

Why Your Awful Customer Service Sucks For Me

Dear Fellow Business Owner / Manager, Let’s face it — your service sucks. Bad. Now, I’ll be the first to admit my service sucks on occasion too. But in my defense, my sins are unintentional. I am trying to do the right thing, and I either dropped the ball or hired the wrong ball carrier. […]

Customer (Dis)Service: Inside the CNBC Documentary

On Thursday, January 5th, CNBC aired a documentary entitled Customer (Dis)Service. I had hoped to blog about the documentary as it ran, but alas, the hotel I was staying in did not carry CNBC. Fortunately, inbound marketing consultant Ken Mueller gave me a real-time play by play of the show. He also did a brief […]

5 Examples of Customer Service Skills You Can’t Ignore

Any list of examples of customer service skills is bound to be incomplete. Customer service and customer experience management incorporate operational, technological, and interpersonal skills that are as diverse as they are numerous. However, identifying and developing core customer service skills — in hiring, in promotion, in restructuring — can be an incredible source of […]

How This Blog Will Change in 2012

Instead of a roundup looking back at the past year, I thought I would take a look forward in this final day of 2011. This blog will be changing a good bit in the coming year, and I wanted to talk briefly about the new direction. [UPDATE: As the redesign has already occurred and this […]