Chip Bell has helped many Fortune 100 companies dramatically enhance their marketplace reputation through innovative strategies that address the needs of today's "all about me" customers.
He is considered a world-renowned authority on customer loyalty and service innovation, writing over 400 articles for many business journals, magazines, and blogs. He has appeared live on CNN, CNBC, CNN, Fox, Bloomberg TV, ABC, and his work has been featured in Fortune, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, and Entrepreneur.
His books have won major awards and been endorsed by the CEO or presidents of such service greats as Zappos, Starbucks, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Build-A-Bear Workshops, JetBlue, Marriott, Chick-fil-A and Southwest Airlines. Leadership Excellence Magazine listed him among the top 30 thought leaders.
Dr. Bell reveals the best practices from the organizations leading the customer loyalty charge, giving audiences powerful cutting-edge ideas and unique strategies they can put into practice the minute they leave his keynote. Bell's impact on audiences is nothing short of extraordinary: over 80% of the groups who hear him bring him back.
Always customer-centered, Bell customizes all his presentations to meet unique organizational needs through a background study, pre-event conference call, and phone interviews to better understand the audience's needs and challenges.
Strategies for Creating Growth
What do Netflix, Build-A-Bear, Zappos, Cabela's, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Progressive Insurance have in common, other than incredible business growth? They all have created or reinvented the way they manage the customer experience in their industries.
Remarkable service not only requires organizational leadership but more importantly a perpetual pursuit of innovative ways to make the customers' experience sparkly, but consistent; enriching, but profitable. Value-added has gotten way too expensive; smart organizations focus on value-unique.
Service innovation paves the way for a "take their breath away" experience that can overcome customer resistance to price during challenging economic times. Based on his best-selling book "Take Their Breath Away", this lively, provocative session draws on Dr. Chip Bell's 20+ years working with top leaders from the world's leading brands to help them stay ahead of the competition by maintaining best-in-breed customer experience strategies.
Attendees leave with countless cutting-edge techniques and a head full of ideas for either reinventing or reigniting the service experience they deliver to those they serve. Frontline employees gain competence and courage to start innovating; leaders gain insights and wisdom in ways to add creativity to their strategies and ingenuity to their culture.
How Your Customers Have Changed
Your customers have been forever changed by a perfect storm-the convergence of anxiety created by a resilient and tough recession, frustration fostered by too much high tech service without high touch, and the power of being able to voice displeasure instantly to thousands via social media.
Organizations that recognize the emerging "customer revolution" and adjust to this new normal customer will thrive; those that continue to use the "tired and true" methods of the past will fail. Today's customers are picky (demanding value), fickle (quicker to leave), vocal (assertively telling all) and vain (expecting personalized service).
Since word of mouse (social media) today has five times the impact of word of mouth, it takes rethinking strategies and tactics to select ones that change today's "customer as king" into tomorrow's "customer as partner." It requires insuring frontline employees have the authority and capacity to effectively serve in a multi-channel environment.
It involves reinventing experiences that create customer ease and delight resulting in loyalty or "stickiness." Based on his international best-selling book, this powerful, high-energy keynote draws on Dr. Bell's deep experience consulting with many of the elite service-providing companies plus his cutting edge customer research. Attendees learn proven techniques and tactics needed to drive business growth and reputation.
Building Profitable Professional Relationships
Distinctive service in the professional or B2B world can be vastly different than the approach used by a merchant to win a consumer. For the business-to-business world and/or the space of sophisticated products or specialized expertise, the path to success has become a long-term, profitable relationship, not just a glitzy experience.
When those you serve feel like valued partners in a power-free relationship, their expectations are more realistic, they are more forgiving of mistakes, more ardent advocates, and their economic investment in the firm or organization deepens. Research convincingly demonstrates it is the depth of the relationship, not the quality of the product or expertise, which retains the relationship.
Even in the B2B world with its extreme price-sensitivity and the watchful eye of purchasing czars, the quality of the relationship has become a key component in how value is defined. Based on his international best-selling book "Customers as Partners", Dr. Chip Bell's insightful, fresh program provides audiences with provocative, yet practical tools, tips and techniques for building profitable relationships that last.
Building Partnership for Learning
In a world where overnight obsolescence threatens skills and knowledge, success calls for creative ways to foster learning, improvement and everlasting experimentation. The new leader will focus on creativity rather than control and helping associates get smart, not just get ahead. Since learning requires trial and error, and leaders are the decision-makers on raises and promotions, how can a leader carry out an insight goal from an in charge role?
Based on Dr. Bell's international best-selling and award-winning book, this hard-hitting skill-building session arms leaders with new views of leveling the learning field while providing concrete perspectives and practical techniques for leading employee growth. The third edition (co-authored with Marshall Goldsmith) will be in bookstores Spring, 2013.