From Impressed to Obsessed

  • 8h 58m 44s
  • Jon Picoult
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2022

If you're aspiring to satisfy your customers, then you’re aspiring to mediocrity.

That's the fascinating premise of From Impressed to Obsessed, a book that will fundamentally change how you think about creating a successful, beloved business.

Acclaimed customer experience expert Jon Picoult explains why building customer loyalty requires leaving indelible positive impressions on everyone you work with - not just shaping their experiences, but also shaping their memories.

Picoult explores the cognitive science behind great customer experiences, pinpointing the breakthrough, psychology-based strategies that both industry leaders (like Apple, Disney, and Southwest Airlines) as well as fast-growing startups (like BILT and Framebridge) use to shape people's perceptions and sculpt unforgettable impressions - thereby turning more sales prospects into customers, and more customers into obsessed brand ambassadors.

Packed with intriguing case studies, engaging stories, and eye-opening research, the book details these proven principles and illustrates how they can be applied to almost any type of business or customer. Examples include cases that show how to:

  • Create peaks and avoid valleys - leverage the science of memory to etch positive impressions in people's minds by creating greater experiential peaks and fewer experiential valleys
  • Give the perception of control - the almost magical power of giving customers a sense of agency via choice and expectation-setting, causing them to feel better about the experience a business is already delivering
  • Make it effortless - make interactions easy for customers, not just from a physical perspective, but also a cognitive one, to satisfy today's demand for simplicity and convenience
  • Stir emotion - harness the power of emotion as a memory cue by infusing customer experiences with emotional resonance, highlighting positive feelings while stemming negative ones

No matter what kind of constituency you serve - customers or colleagues, individuals or institutions, employees or employment candidates - this book will help you do it with distinction. Picoult's message is particularly relevant for managers, as he shows the parallels between how great companies cultivate engagement with customers, and how great leaders accomplish the same with their workforce.

From Impressed to Obsessed reveals the what, the why, and - most importantly - the how behind great customer experiences. Filled with actionable insights, the book provides an invaluable road map for becoming the company that everyone wants to do business with, the employer everyone wants to work for, and the leader everyone wants to follow.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Lessons from Wrap Rage
  • Chapter 2 - Know Your Customer
  • Chapter 3 - The Economic Calculus
  • Chapter 4 - The Competitive Bar
  • Chapter 5 - Onstage and Backstage
  • Chapter 6 - The Choreography
  • Chapter 7 - Create Peaks and Avoid Valleys
  • Chapter 8 - Finish Strong
  • Chapter 9 - Make It Effortless
  • Chapter 10 - Keep It Simple
  • Chapter 11 - Stir Emotion
  • Chapter 12 - Give the Perception of Control
  • Chapter 13 - Be an Advocate
  • Chapter 14 - Create relevance
  • Chapter 15 - Pay Attention to the Details
  • Chapter 16 - Personalize the Experience
  • Chapter 17 - Deliver Pleasant Surprises
  • Chapter 18 - Recover with Style
  • Chapter 19 - Great Performances
  • Chapter 20 - Start Impressing