How to build a Customer Success Program
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Let’s kick off today’s post with a crystal-clear definition of the subject.
A Customer Success program
contains all the content and services
to educate, train, and consult your customers
to help them build the skills and knowledge
to complete the specific tasks that solve the problems
that keep them from achieving their desired outcomes
It is not about telling your customers where to click on the product.
Because the technology is not your customers’ bottleneck.
Your customers’ success is - more or less - limited by the quality of their inputs.
“Sh*it in, sh*t out” as the old saying goes.
Does that mean customers need no product education?
Of course not because the product is the tool to make the magic happen.
Harry Potter needs the right spell and wand too.
But product education needs to be outcome-driven.
Customers don’t want to watch 60-minute tutorials explaining every single customization option of a feature.
What they want to see is how they can use a specific feature to get something done in a 3-minute tutorial.
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