How Should You Collect Customer Success Stories?


How Should You Collect Customer Success Stories?
Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

2/14/2022

A customer success story tells the prospect about the benefits a customer has received from a company's product or service. They can be found in various formats, the most frequent of which are case studies, which can be found as either a page on a company's website or as a downloaded file.

A compelling story allows the client to visualize themselves in the consumer’s shoes who had a positive experience with your product. Want to collect customer success stories? Read on to learn the best way to complete the process.

Creating an Engaging Story

The process to gather customer success stories is as follows:

1. Choose the Right Customer

Look for a customer who has a unique problem that your business could solve. Choose the customer who responds quickly. The more involved they are with you from the start, the more likely they will provide you with in-depth details. Long-term customers or return customers who can speak about more than one transaction should be prioritized.

2. Get Approval

It has been observed that getting the ideal customers for your tales is best done through an existing personal interaction, i.e., when the customer reaches out to you. Your customer success team could communicate with customers regularly. If someone expresses their satisfaction with your platform, that's the green light you're hoping for.

3. Conduct the Customer Success Story Interview

Create a unique set of interview questions for each customer. However, remember these key points:

  • Background information on customers and corporate objectives
  • The issues that the customer is facing
  • How your product or service assisted them in achieving their objectives or resolving their problems
  • Benefits and outcomes specific to your product or service

4. Get the Interview Transcribed

When you conduct an interview, instead of filling out a form, you have the opportunity to ask follow-up questions delve into areas that would be overlooked on a form. It is recommended to get the whole interview recorded and transcribed to get better and deeper insights.

5. Write and Publish the Story

It's time to start writing once you've received your responses. Here's an example of a structure you can use:

  • An excellent headline that expresses the value of your product or service.
  • A customer quote that stands out (and, of course, quotes throughout!)
  • An overview of the customer's or client's business
  • A part about the difficulties they're dealing with
  • A segment in which they describe their experience with your product or service
  • A photograph or video clip of them using your product or service
  • A powerful call to action (it can be in the form of customer quote)

6. Share and Promote Your Customer Success Stories

Social media networks are the most obvious promotion route. Post it anywhere you share material, tag customers so they may spread it, and respond to any comments. You may do the same thing in an email by including it in a suitable email marketing campaign. The last thing, make sure you post it on your website!

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Benefits of Customer Success Stories

Here's why client success stories are so valuable to your company:

  • Customer stories lower your prospects’ information cost: Giving prospects access to real customer case studies might save them hours or days spent calling references, researching rivals' products, or hunting for internet testimonials. True client stories shorten the evaluation process and boost the chances of a sale.
  • These stories evoke empathy from buyers: Buyers want to know that your solution has provided a return on investment for others just like them. In the same way that first-hand accounts allow prospective buyers to walk in the shoes of an actual customer, an anonymous review or formal case study does not always allow prospective buyers to walk in the shoes of an actual customer.
  • Customer stories help build relationships with vocal brand advocates: Customers can establish and extend their professional brand by featuring them in success stories. You're allowing them to share their knowledge and thought leadership with their colleagues. This will make them want to advocate for you even more in the future, and they will become more loyal in the long run as a result. It's a win-win scenario for both your organization and the customer.

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Looking to get your customer success stories transcribed? At GMR Transcription, we offer professional video transcription services at affordable prices within quick deadlines. If you have in-depth interviews detailing a customer’s journey and experience, we can accurately transcribe them in your preferred format. You can register now or call us to speak with a member of our skilled transcription team to discuss your needs.

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Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy is the President of GMR Transcription Services, Inc an Orange County, California based company that has been providing accurate and affordable transcription services since 2004. She has enjoyed success at GMR for almost ten years now and has helped the company grow. Within two years of Beth managing GMR Transcription, it had doubled in sales and was named one of the OC Business Journal’s fastest-growing private companies. Outside of work, she likes spending time with her husband and two kids.