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"Think and Grow Rich Today" Hits #1 on Amazon.com Tonight

It's official!!! My latest book project launched today and has become aBest-Selleron day one! We are elated about this and we are thankful to all who invested in a copy of this work. But here's some more good news. You can still get copy or additional copies if you need them on Amazon.com or here on our website! The process iseasy! Go to theOrder Productstab and order the number of books you want and pay using your credit or debit card. If you order your book on our website you will receive a

7 Ways to Use Smart Technology to Make Your Customers Happier

With more people using smartphones and tablets to connect to the internet, they increasingly expect to be able to make purchases and get information wherever they are and whatever the time.

Businesses of all sizes that fail to meet these expectations will find themselves losing customers. 

Yet those businesses that harness the potential of technology can use it to create an advantage. 

In fact, a major benefit for smaller businesses is that they can offer the best of both worlds by combining the attractions of the latest technology with the old-fashioned personal touch.

Here it comes!

Later today Tracy Myers will share 7 important ways for you to use technology to improve your service. Plug in here in a couple of hours. Thanks Tracy for sharing with us!!!

Using Smart Technology to Improve Your Customer Service, Part IV

Client Highlight: FirstChoice Healthcare, PC

     When I go for an appointment with my doctor or to the urgent care clinic, I hate to wait. I must not be alone in this, because I have learned from one of my long-time clients that making patients wait creates stress and problems during the patient visit. In many cases, if patients have a choice, they will leave or not reschedule a future visit. What’s more is each time a patient leaves a practice, the physician and the practice essentially loose future revenue.

Using Smart Technology to Improve Your Customer Service, Part III

     Hot off the press!Yet another great way that smart technology can be used to improve how we serve our customers.  One local pastor announced yesterday that starting this Sunday, parishioners will be able to access via their smartphone or smart device, his sermon outline, notes and other reference material during the service. 

Take a look below: 
”David WikeEbenezer BC FlorenceDuring worship THIS SUNDAY, bring your smartphone or smart device (iPad, etc) and hit THIS LINK during the sermon time for interactive sermon notes!

Using Smart Technology to Improve Your Customer Service, Part II

     A couple of months ago I was traveling to Florida to watch my son, Luke, and his college golf team compete in a tournament. While traveling down I-95, I noticed that it was just before 11:00 a.m. and I felt the need to worship with my friends at church back home. I decided to give “live streaming” a try on my IPhone. I was able to access the website at the church and pull up the morning service in progress. That’s right, for the next hour, I not only listened to the music and an inspiring sermon by Pastor Brad Lewis, but when possible, I could even glance at the screen.

A Quest For The EXTRAordinary…The Server

     Recently, a potential business client invited me to dinner at one of my favorite restaurants- The Angus Barn.  A dinner meeting after an already full day of platform speaking demands a great place for conversation, atmosphere, great food, and most importantly, terrific service. My expectations for all the above were high as I choose this venue whenever I am in the Raleigh area and circumstances allow.  

     Upon arrival at exactly 7:15, I met my party and almost immediately our table was ready.

Using Smart Technology To Improve Your Customer Service, Part 1

With the advent of smartphones, what was considered "normal" business transactions changed dramatically. Now it seems that in almost every hand you see a smartphone. What are people doing with these devices seemingly all day long. Simply put, they are staying connected. Connected to who you ask? For us at least, our customers.
For some businesses this can be seen as a distraction from taking care of one's job duties. Others have determined that this technology advances customer service when used in the proper way.
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