Amazing Business Radio

Amazing Business Radio

Amazing Business Radio features customer service expert and New York Times bestselling author Shep Hyken who interviews leading business professionals and other customer experience experts. Each guest shares tips and insights on how to succeed in business. The bright business minds featured on Amazing Business Radio come from all over the world and include viral video stars, corporate CEOs, bestselling authors, thought leaders, and many other inspiring personalities. The show covers a variety of topics related to customer service and customer experience and will provide answers that listeners need to know in order to take their success to the next level. Amazing Business Radio airs every week on, itunes, Soundcloud, and other platforms and channels.

Episodes

December 6, 2022 29 min
Building a Customer-centric Culture From the Frontlines to the C-suite   Shep Hyken interviews Diane Hopkins, Certified Experience Economy Expert, CEO of ExPeers Consulting, and author of Unleashing the Chief Moment Officers and It's Hard to be Easy. She shares how to leverage the insights of your frontline staff to design customer experiences and create a customer-centric culture.     Top Takeaways:    When employees interact ...
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Creating Amazing Experiences that Make Customers Come Back (Again and Again)  Shep Hyken interviews Dominic Constandi, client services and customer success leader and Chief Customer Officer at ZoomInfo. He shares what customer service professionals can learn from their own experiences and use to create lasting value at every point of their customer's journey.  Top Takeaways:    The first impression is not necessarily the first ...
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Creating Loyalty through Customer-Obsession Shep Hyken interviews Marbue Brown, an accomplished customer experience executive who has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world, including JP Morgan Chase, Amazon.com, Microsoft Corporation, and Cisco Systems. He is the author of Blueprint for Customer Obsession. He shares what differentiates customer-obsessed companies from the rest and the amazing business results that com...
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How Companies Can Provide Outstanding CX From Sign-Up to Cancellation  Shep Hyken interviews Tony Sternberg, CEO and co-founder at ProsperStack, a platform that helps companies reduce customer churn and increase their lifetime value. He shares how companies can differentiate themselves by providing an excellent customer experience from the beginning to the end of their journey.  Top Takeaways:    Companies put a lot of focus into t...
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Why Businesses Should Invest in EX (Employee Experience) as Much as CX Shep Hyken interviews Liza Smyth, senior vice president of customer experience at Formstack, a company that helps organizations create workflows that enhance productivity. She shares how to make your internal and external customers feel seen and heard throughout their entire journey with your brand. Top Takeaways:   ·      A defining moment for the employee or t...
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Creating the Digital Experience That Builds Trust with Your Customers Shep Hyken interviews Tim Hughes, co-Founder and CEO of DLA Ignite, and co-author of Social Selling: Techniques to Influence Buyers and Changemakers. He shares how organizations can establish a strong digital brand identity, share knowledge, and create lasting relationships with their customers through social media platforms. Top Takeaways:   ·      The modern cu...
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How to Leverage AI to Reduce Customer Experience Gaps Shep Hyken interviews Gadi Shamia, CEO and co-founder of Replicant, a leader in Contact Center Automation. He shares how contact centers can automate the most common customer service calls and empower human agents to focus on empathy and more complex customer issues. Top Takeaways:   ·      When you design your product, you plan for it to work perfectly. Customer service comes w...
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How Memories, Experiences, and Patterns Impact Leadership Style Shep Hyken interviews Susan Drumm, CEO & Chief Empowerment Officer of Meritage Leadership Development and the author of The Leader's Playlist: Unleash the Power of Music and Neuroscience to Transform Your Leadership and Your Life. She shares how to use music to improve your leadership style and make the changes that no longer serve you. Top Takeaways:   ·      ...
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How Happy Employees Translate Into Happier Customers Shep Hyken interviews Temy Mancusi-Ungaro, Chief Executive Officer of Reachdesk, a global data-driven gifting platform that helps teams send gifts at a large scale and measure their impact. He shares how companies can use gifts to create morale, nurture team connections, and ensure employee retention.   Top Takeaways:   ·      From an employee's onboarding to celebrating work...
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The Link Between Soccer (Football) and Customer Service Shep Hyken interviews Gregorio Uglioni, a customer experience specialist, host of CX Goalkeeper, and author of Customer Experience 4 (CX4). He shares how customer service teams can implement lessons and best practices that organizations can learn from soccer teams and their fans.  Top Takeaways:   ·      Customer service is a team sport where different experts and teams empowe...
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How Customer Experience Can Save Businesses in the Current Economy Shep Hyken interviews Mita Bedi, CEO and Co-founder of Resonate Solutions, a customer experience management platform. She shares how customers are rethinking every relationship and how leaders can make a business valuable enough to remain profitable. Top Takeaways:   ·      Delighting your customers adds value to your business because it is hard to replicate.   ·  ...
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How to Use Proactive Communication to Manage Increasing Customer Expectations Shep Hyken interviews Laura Bassett, Vice President of Product Marketing at NICE, a complete platform for delivering an end-to-end customer experience. Bassett shares how customer expectations have changed over the years and how companies can provide amazing customer experiences through proactive communication.  Top Takeaways:   ·      Customers are more ...
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Creating a Culture that Gets and Retains the Best Employees Shep Hyken interviews Jon Shanahan, co-founder of Businessolver Inc., a benefits administration solution that combines technology and service to help employees get the most value out of their benefits. He discusses creating a culture that delights and retains loyal customers and the best employees. Top Takeaways:  ·      We need to create a culture that people want to work...
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How to Engage the “Whole of Business” to Solve Customer Issues Shep Hyken interviews Bill Price, Amazon’s first global vice president of customer service, founder and president of Driva Solutions, and co-author of The Frictionless Organization: Deliver Great Customer Experiences with Less Effort. He shares how organizations can engage the “whole of business” to create a frictionless experience. Top Takeaways:   ·      There are now...
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Where Sales and Customer Service Meet Shep Hyken interviews Frank Cespedes, a professor at Harvard Business School and the author of six books, including his latest, Sales Management That Works: How to Sell in a World that Never Stops Changing. He talks about how sales and customer service is changing and how organizations, from the frontlines to the C-suite, can adapt. Top Takeaways:    ·      Service for the majority of companies...
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Don’t Overlook the Value of Emotions Shep Hyken interviews Zhecho Dobrev, leading principal consultant at Beyond Philosophy and author of The Big Miss: How Organizations Overlook the Value of Emotions. He shares how emotions and customer relationships affect buying decisions. Top Takeaways:   ·      Customer loyalty is based on the customer's emotional connection with the company. ·      When you look at typical journey maps, ...
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Building Human-Centered AI in Customer Service and Experience Shep Hyken interviews Seth Dobrin, IBM's first Global Chief AI Officer, leading the company's corporate AI strategy. He shares how businesses can take a human-centered approach when utilizing AI to help their customers.  Top Takeaways:    ·      What do we mean when we talk about AI for business? It is a technology that understands the language of your business a...
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Building Customer Relationships After the Deal is Closed Shep Hyken interviews Sam Cummings, award-winning Customer Success Manager, Data Scientist, and co-founder of Data Plant. He shares how companies can empower their teams to provide value, create great experiences, and build customer relationships. Top Takeaways:   ·      What is the difference between customer support and customer success? Customer support is transactional. I...
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The Relationship Between Value, Customer Experience, and Price Shep Hyken interviews Per Sjöfors, aka "The Price Whisperer," Co-founder of Sjöfors & Partners and author of The Price Whisperer - A Holist Approach to Pricing Power. He shares how companies can use pricing to drive higher growth, sales volume, and profits by providing a great customer experience. Top Takeaways:   ·      There is a direct correlation between...
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Using AI to Enable and Empower Customer Service Agents Shep Hyken interviews Deon Nicholas, CEO and Co-Founder of Forethought, a company that builds human-centered AI to transform the customer service experience. He shares how companies can use AI and technology to help customer support agents and customers find the best resolution.  Top Takeaways:    ·      A lot of people think that AI is all about deflecting customers away from ...
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