Being SATISFIED is about MEDIOCRITY.When somebody says they’re “satisfied” it means they’re content material, they’ve had sufficient or they received what they wanted. It’s about attaining a center state… it is not “Dissatisfied” and it is not “Ecstatic”… it is being Glad. With all of the choices accessible to us within the B2B or B2C market, that is merely hitting the minimal threshold.That is an “old term” from my perspective… it would not precisely symbolize the enterprise local weather of the 20th Century. A few years in the past, it was nice to “satisfy your customers”… at the moment it’s merely getting by and places you at Threat of dropping your prospects to the competitors.As an instance you resolve to take your partner out for an exquisite dinner someplace or to a present or to another occasion for some enjoyable and pleasure. Do you say, “I really hope this event leaves me satisfied?” Or do you say, “I hope this event is so awesome I’m blown away with how incredible we will be treated?” Which occasion do you wish to go to? Sounds foolish would not it.However that is what a lot of companies “shoot for” at the moment with the expertise they provide their prospects… they need “satisfied customers” and so they even ask their prospects in the event that they had been happy of their surveys. That is like asking them if we handled you in a mediocre trend and in case your expertise was common. And that is speculated to generate extra gross sales, extra referrals, and extra word-of-mouth?After which we ask our groups why we don’t get extra gross sales from our prospects or new prospects or word-of-mouth… the reply was in entrance of us from the start.
NO ONE TALKS ABOUT MEDIOCRITY!Phrase-of-Mouth is generated as a result of one thing fantastic occurred… one thing exceeded our expectations and our wildest creativeness of what would happen. You present up on the restaurant and so they know you by title, they seat you in entrance of the hearth and so they have a roving band come play your partner’s favourite tune whilst you dine. The proprietor stops by and sits down with you for a minute and shares how the dishes had been made or some “back story” concerning the restaurant so you have got a extra private connection. That is not common… that is excessive! That is not mediocre and being “satisfied” it is delivering an superior expertise.Otherwise you wish to order some substitute merchandise out of your native distributor and so they let you know they’ll ship a particular truck over and ship them for you at the moment since you talked about you’re actually swamped and might’t get there to select them up earlier than closing and wish them tomorrow… and there’s no cost for serving to you out in a pinch. And once they arrive, they even provide that will help you put them away in your warehouse and offer you a hand as a result of they know you’re below a time crunch. That is superior!Or you may’t resolve on the dimensions and coloration of a selected product you have an interest when speaking to the client consultant and so they let you know they’ll ship you all the alternatives you’re contemplating, freed from cost, so you may decide what works greatest for you within the privateness of your personal residence and easily ship again those that do not work out… with out cost.Image the final time you went to a Disneyland property. If I requested you to listing out all of the issues that made it particular and memorable and noteworthy, I doubt you’d listing the rides or the meals. You’ll listing the way you had been handled on the “happiest place on earth” from the time you arrived by way of your total go to. The way you felt, the way you had been handled, how they made you and your loved ones really feel particular. This isn’t mediocre… or common… and even nice… it is wonderful and unimaginable!!These are examples of WOW… they’re examples of how a CUSTOMER OBSESSED group interacts and treats their prospects. They’re examples of an organization that is not content material delivering “satisfaction”… they’re solely content material once they ship WOW, superior, and unimaginable. That is how REMARKABLE firms function… and one all of us would favor to purchase from… and one we might exit of our method to inform others about.That is what your buyer actually needs… no DEMANDS… as a result of it additionally occurs to be what you need. You need WOW… you wish to be blown away being handled in a means the place you’re feeling like they actually care about you and you’re particular. All of us do… we do not wish to be “satisfied”… we wish to be blown away with particular therapy!And should you’re considering that is too costly and it’s a must to give stuff away to ship this you’re lacking the purpose of Buyer Obsession. Making your buyer really feel particular and superior is not about giving them extra stuff… it is about the way you make them really feel. It is about the way you deal with them and deal with them… not concerning the stuff. Anybody may give away stuff… that is only a commodity. What’s essential and completely different is that if they really feel particular and vital and like a buyer that actually issues to you… or do they really feel like a quantity, or one in all many, or only a demographic in your segmentation technique?
Changing into Buyer Obsessed is an funding in a “long tail” technique that creates differentiation, uniqueness, and large Phrase-of-Mouth. Whenever you spend money on your buyer, they pay you again… over and over and over. Not simply because they develop into a loyal buyer however as a result of they develop into an ADVOCATE… somebody who goes out of their method to inform others about how superior you’re. That is how they basically “market for you” as a result of they’re your advocate.This by no means, ever, ever, occurs when they’re SATISFIED… it occurs once they really feel particular… once they know you’re 100% dedicated and targeted on giving them an unimaginable expertise. Glad is what everybody else does at the moment… AWESOME is what differentiates you from the herd.Here is the problem… do your personal private audit in your present buyer expertise. Take a look at what you are promoting from the “Outside In” and see what your buyer sees. Is what you are doing “satisfying” your buyer and giving them a “good enough” and even “great” buyer expertise? Whether it is, your buyer is asking demanding extra… whether or not they let you know in a survey or not. They WANT MORE and so they DESERVE MORE!Ship WOW, Unbelievable, and Superb and you’re delivering what they’re begging firms to provide them at the moment. That is what they need… that is what WE ALL WANT… that is what they deserve… that is true differentiation and what creates a BRAND that will get talked about… lots! That is Phrase-of-Mouth on Steroids!!