Customer Service and Experience Expert – Hall of Fame Speaker – New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Shep Hyken, CSP, CPAE is a customer service expert, professional speaker and bestselling author who works with companies and organizations who want to build loyal relationships with their customers and employees.
A Customer Service Culture, A Customer Loyalty Mindset
His articles have been read in hundreds of publications, and he is the author of Moments of Magic, The Loyal Customer and the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestsellers, The Cult of the Customer and The Amazement Revolution, which was also recognized as a New York Times bestseller. He is also the creator of The Customer Focus program which helps clients develop a customer service culture and loyalty mindset.
In 1983 Shep founded Shepard Presentations and since then has worked with hundreds of clients ranging from Fortune 100 size organizations to companies with less than 50 employees. Some of his clients include American Airlines, AAA, Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, AETNA, Abbot Laboratories, American Express – and that’s just a few of the A’s!
Shep Hyken’s most requested programs focus on customer service, customer loyalty, internal service, customer relations and a motivational program titled “You Are The Magic!” He is known for his high energy presentations which combine important information with entertainment (humor and magic) to create exciting programs for his audiences.
(CPAE, or the Council of Peers Award for Excellence, is the National Speakers Association’s Speaker Hall of Fame award for lifetime achievement in the area platform/speaking excellence. CSP is the international designation for Certified Speaking Professionals and is awarded to individuals for certain achievements and education in the speaking profession.)
Creating “Moments Of Magic,” Customer Loyalty, Excellent Customer Service, and the Customer Experience
These presentations focus on how important service is in today’s world. Make your organization a star in your customers’ eyes. Some of the topics in these presentations include Jan Carlzon’s Moments of Truth, Moments of Magic, parallels between selling and service, meeting and exceeding expectations, handling confrontations, building relationships, and more.
The Amazement Revolution: Seven Customer Service Strategies to Create an Amazing Customer (and Employee) Experience Shep’s latest book has turned into one of his most requested speeches. The Amazement Revolution is the culture that can drive any organization – from one employee to tens of thousands – to focus completely on delivering an amazing customer experience. Shep’s simplistic concept of Customer Amazement is about being better than average, all of the time. The speech builds on some of Shep’s time tested concepts and adds new strategies and techniques.
The Cult of the Customer
This presentation is based on Shep Hyken’s Wall Street Journal best-selling book of the same name. What is happeing on the inside of the organization is being felt by the customer on the outside of the organizaiton. This presentation introduces the five cults – or phases – that all organzations go through; from uncertainty to amazement. Shep then supports these concepts with specific strategies on how companies and individuals can create amazing customer experiences that turn satisfied customers into customer evangelists.
Internal Customer Service
This is important to every employee of any business; from upper management to front line employees. Some of the areas discussed include the concept of the internal customer, management’s new responsibilities and building better relationships. The front line may service, sell and have the most contact with the “outside” customer, but the internal people serve everyone else in the organization. Servicing and treating fellow employees like customers will have a direct positive effect on your organization’s customer service/satisfaction program. Teamwork concepts can also be brought into this program.
You Are The Magic!
This motivational speech combines humor, magic, information and motivation to create an exciting and enlightening presentation for all types of audiences. It is a fun program that can incorporate parts of Shep’s service programs or can include topics such as personal excellence, goal setting, turning negatives into positives, teamwork and more. This is an outstanding program for banquets and special events.
Focus On The Customer – Live!
Perhaps your organization has held focus groups where customers are brought into a comfortable environment and asked questions. Imagine taking the focus group live, in front of your organization’s executives, sales people, etc. Shep Hyken will host and facilitate a focus group in front of your audience. Shep will learn specific information about your business and industry, learn about your customers, and develop questions to ask them. But most importantly, Shep will open the session up for questions from the audience. Your people will be able to ask these customers virtually any questions they have ever wanted to ask – no holds barred! Shep encourages participation and keeps the program moving with high energy and his own brand of humor. (You might say this is a cross between Phil Donahue and Jay Leno!)