Entries by Johann Leitner

Auxiliary Organizations Association (AoA) 2019 Annual Conference – Indian Wells, CA, January 13 – 16, 2019

Please join us at the 2019 Auxiliary Organizations Association (AOA) Annual Conference.  The Conference theme is Paving Pathways For Student Success and is being held in beautiful Indian Wells, California on January 13 – 16, 2019.  There are 86 auxiliary organizations connected to the 23 CSU campuses that help every student along their pathway.  These self-support auxiliaries manage over […]

NACAS C3X 2018 Annual Conference and Expo – Orlando, FL, Oct 14 – 17, 2018

Hosted annually, C3X convenes leaders from more than 700 higher education institutions and nearly 200 NACAS Business Partners to showcase the most inclusive and modern perspective of how auxiliary services enrich the campus experience. We invite you to connect with other strategic leaders and benefit from the must-attend event of high-level learning, idea generation, collaboration, […]

Why Transparency with Customer Feedback is Good Marketing

Companies that do a good job of responding to online customer feedback reap certain rewards. However, companies that don’t respond to online customer feedback or who do so poorly are at risk for perpetuating a negative perception of their business. People who feel that their opinions do not matter or have no idea if their feedback is received will be discouraged from sharing feedback again in the future. Worse, they may walk away from your business altogether.

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The Ultimate Guide for Using SMS for Customer Support

SMS messages, or more commonly known as text messages, are an effective way to take your customer support to a whole new level. Texts have a 99% open rate, with 95% read within the first 3 minutes from being sent. What’s more, 89% of consumers would like to communicate with businesses via messaging, but, unfortunately, only 48% of companies support this sort of connection. Messaging also ranks as the number one preferred customer service channel in the United States and among the top three in the rest of the world.

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Kiosk-Based Feedback: How It Works and Why It’s So Effective

In this, evermore, digital world, customer feedback usually boils down to email surveys and pop-up survey windows. Then, there are the all too familiar people with a clipboard and pencil in hand, approaching passersby customers on the street. In more recent years, however, a new and somewhat different form of surveying has come on to the scene and one that stands a good chance of becoming the favorite – feedback kiosks.

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How to Build a Long-Term Strategy Around Customer Feedback

In the words of Bill Gates, “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” Likewise, it was one of the most influential leadership experts in the world, Ken Blanchard, who once said that “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” Knowing how to gather and use customer feedback is what can eventually turn a small business into a multinational corporation, and there are statistics to prove it.

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The Best Ways to Gather Customer Feedback in 2018

When working in any service industry, customer feedback plays an important role. It provides you with useful information on how to improve your services, how to introduce changes to your offerings and operations, as well as the satisfaction level of your end-customers. Here are some of the best ways to gather customer feedback based on our experience as a leader in real-time feedback solutions.

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NPS and Real-time Feedback: A Powerful Combo to Quantify Student Satisfaction

When looking for a future college to attend, prospective students and parents take many factors into account. Among the criteria that fall within this screening process are the university’s national rankings, the level of prestige it holds, its location, how that university can help in their career path, attendance costs, and how other students review those universities based on their own experiences on the college campus.
The reviews hold a considerable amount of importance in the decision-making process. In fact, online customers reviews, be them from students or otherwise, are read by over 91% of people who are interested in joining. Knowing how your students feel in real-time will greatly benefit your college’s overall reputation. Here is the simplest way to quantify students’ overall satisfaction levels and use real-time feedback to impact it.

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How to Apply Student Feedback to Have Incredible Impact

Auxiliary services can and will influence every student’s college experience. Using student feedback on dining services, for example, can improve the overall college experience.
It is also important to realize that the satisfaction with auxiliary services a college offers will influence overall student satisfaction with the college itself. It should be taken into consideration that the needs of the students can help identify what services a college should prioritize. The best way to improve the efficiency of auxiliary services is to collect and act on student feedback.