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All About Positioning: An Interview With Greg Louie

Matthew Solis

Recently, I sat down with Greg Louie, founder and CEO of American Ratings Corporation, creators of Diamond Certified Resource, to get his perspective on Quality Customers and why it’s so important for businesses to focus on attracting and keeping them. Here’s what he had to say.

Helpful Expertise #2: Responsiveness

Jim Stein

Responsiveness is the perceived time it takes for your team to act on promised and implied commitments. By definition these implied commitments are unspoken and often assumed by custom, like returning a phone call within two days. Since there’s no official rule of response times per channel between company and customer, unless you specifically set a response commitment, each customer judges your responsiveness subjectively based on their individual sense of what the standard should be for the channel of communication and the nature of the commitment.

Helpful Expertise #1: Attitude

Jim Stein

Think about these two words: Helpful Expertise. You’re most Helpful when you have a great Attitude, you’re very Responsive and you Personalize your communications to the individual customer. Your Expertise shines when you truly understand the specifics of the job and are able to provide expert Insights based on this understanding.

Elevate Your Group’s Status—Add to Your Members’ Sense of Belonging

Jim Stein

Think about your past, present and future customer group. Each member belongs to their own family, friend and work groups. Improving their sense of belonging in your group influences members (your potential customers) in their other groups. Here’s how you can do it.

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