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10 Lessons from 200 Customer Service Podcast Episodes

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10 Lessons from 200 Customer Service Podcast Episodes

It has been an exciting time for our customer service and customer experience podcast, Crack the Customer Code. We recently crossed the 200 episode threshold, hit #4 in the business category on Overcast.fm, and doubled our listenership in the last month.

We’ve had some fantastic discussions and amazing guests, and I thought this would be a great time to look back at few of the lessons from the first 200 episodes.

Here are some tweetable, customer service lessons from just a few of the amazing podcast guests we’ve had on Crack the Customer Code.

10 Lessons from a Customer Service Podcast


On Content Marketing…

Episode 019: Writing for Machines, Andy Crestodina, and Personalized Robots

“Empathy is the most valuable marketing skill.” @crestodina Click To Tweet

On Future Tech…

Robert Scoble, Episode 174

174: Robert Scoble, Augmented Reality and the Fourth Transformation

On #AR, “You can wait, or you can get in now and do it at a comfortable pace…” @scobleizer Click To Tweet

On Social Customer Service…

096: Jay Baer, Hug Your Haters

“Where you complain has the biggest impact on what happens next.” @jaybaer Click To Tweet

On First Impressions…

084: Sylvie Di Giusto, Why First Impressions Matter

“You never know who you’re going to meet, or who you’re going to be next to…” @Sylvie_diGiusto Click To Tweet

On Amazing Service…

064: Shep Hyken, Customer Experience Expert

“The amazing companies are just a little above average—all of the time.” @hyken Click To Tweet

On Social Purpose…

199: Graeme Newell, For Purpose Corporations

“Sure, you make great stuff, but so do 9 other people. I want to see what you stand for.” @gnewell Click To Tweet

On Executive Leadership…

098: Brian Solis, Where Business Meets Design

“Most execs do not live the brand the way their customers do.” @briansolis Click To Tweet

On Service Aptitude…

180: John DiJulius, The Customer Service Revolution

“It’s not the employee’s responsibility to have a high service aptitude…” @JohnDiJulius Click To Tweet

On Being Nice…

164: Doug Sandler, Nice Guys Finish First

“You can only be a human being in business. You cannot be a sterile machine…” @djdoug Click To Tweet

On Service Automation…

140: Bryan Kramer, The Art of Shareology

“It’s OK to automate an outbound message. It’s not OK to automate engagement.” @bryankramer Click To Tweet

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Of course, you can always find Crack the Customer Code on iTunes, but I think once you try Overcast, you’ll really like it.

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About the Author 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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