CX Live! Ep4: Virtual Briefings w/ Ellen Barnes Pfiffner, Alyssa Taylor, and Kevin Powers

With Ellen Barnes Pfiffner, ALYSSA TAYLOR, KEVIN POWERS
Podcast Length: 48 Minutes

Live! Ep4: Virtual Briefings w/ Ellen Barnes Pfiffner, Alyssa Taylor, and Kevin Powers

In this episode, we’ve brought together a panel of experts (Ellen Barnes-Pfiffner, Alyssa Taylor, and Kevin Powers) to discuss the current need for a shift to virtual briefings. The current state of business is forcing several companies to reimagine their customer experience programs for short-term effectiveness and long-term sustainability. Each of the guests on this podcast bring a unique insight to the conversation from facilitation, to technology, and timely case studies.

Episode highlights:

@ 6:23 Ellen Barnes-Pfiffner [Internal marketing, planning & agenda, facilitation & etiquette]

  • Shifting focus to create highly personalized, customized, internal events

  • Which audiences you need to reach out to and how to prepare for those conversations

  • Tip! Hold a mini virtual briefing for top sales people to demonstrate the structure

  • Suggestions on how to prepare and set-up your virtual briefing model

  • Tips for virtual collaboration and video meeting etiquette

  • How to address the four pillars of emotional intelligence

@ 23:20 Alyssa Taylor [Real-life use case from Ripple]

  • How Alyssa shifted the Ripple customer program to create a virtual briefing strategy

  • Suggestions on getting buy-in and leveraging resources

  • Recommendations for thinking about the process holistically

  • The importance of tools, infrastructure, and training!

  • Setting yourself up to build trust and gain commitment in a virtual selling environment

@ 33:06 Kevin Powers [Managing and delivering content via virtual channels, technologies]

  • Helping you understand the terminology of technology

  • Considerations for what different platforms offer and are capable of

  • For example, what can be used internally vs externally (beyond the firewall)

  • How to match applications with your company’s objectives and existing technologies/services

  • Tips to avoid “talking heads”

  • Paying attention to what you’re doing before, during, and after to nurture and extend the relationship

Podcast Transcript

Episode 43: How Multi-Center Programs Achieve World Class – Part I w/ Ellen Barnes Pfiffner

[00:00:00] Hello and welcome to the CX app. Live an interview style podcast, addressing topics, trends, and tips for creating real time digital experiences in a customer first customer last world. This show for briefing and meeting professionals brings you authentic and unfiltered conversations with industry experts who know how to elevate customer experience across people, teams and programs.

[00:00:33] Let's listen in.

[00:00:38] Welcome everyone to our CX app live podcast series dedicated to today's briefing professionals. I'm Darby, Mason Warner, senior director of client and partner strategy with the CXF and in production company. I'm excited to be interviewing thought leaders across their industry who can share their experiences and ideas to help all of us improve our programs today.

[00:00:00] Hello and welcome to the CX app. Live an interview style podcast, addressing topics, trends, and tips for creating real time digital experiences in a customer first customer last world. This show for briefing and meeting professionals brings you authentic and unfiltered conversations with industry experts who know how to elevate customer experience across people, teams and programs.

[00:00:33] Let's listen in.

[00:00:38] Welcome everyone to our CX app live podcast series dedicated to today's briefing professionals. I'm Darby, Mason Warner, senior director of client and partner strategy with the CXF and in production company. I'm excited to be interviewing thought leaders across their industry who can share their experiences and ideas to help all of us improve our programs today.

[00:00:00] Hello and welcome to the CX app. Live an interview style podcast, addressing topics, trends, and tips for creating real time digital experiences in a customer first customer last world. This show for briefing and meeting professionals brings you authentic and unfiltered conversations with industry experts who know how to elevate customer experience across people, teams and programs.

[00:00:33] Let's listen in.

[00:00:38] Welcome everyone to our CX app live podcast series dedicated to today's briefing professionals. I'm Darby, Mason Warner, senior director of client and partner strategy with the CXF and in production company. I'm excited to be interviewing thought leaders across their industry who can share their experiences and ideas to help all of us improve our programs today.

Guest Info

Ellen Barnes Pfiffner

Consultant,

Ellen is the principal of EBP Business Consulting. A highly-skilled business executive with telecom experience spanning sales, marketing, organizational development and corporate training.

Extensive experience in developing and implementing strategic programs in support of company initiatives.

ALYSSA TAYLOR

Strategic Sales Manager,

Experienced Sales Program Manager with a demonstrated history of working in financial technology. Skilled in Executive Briefing Management, Training Facilitation and Sales Enablement.

ring an organizational framework and creative touch to everything I do.

KEVIN POWERS

Briefing Manager,

Creative, solutions-oriented and resourceful leader with experience in marketing, sales support, executive briefing centers, and media production. Expertise in creating and executing customized / executive briefings, marketing programs across enterprise and mobile products and solutions, and collaboration with senior sales executives and client teams that results in increased revenue generation and enhanced customer relationships. A thought leader who demonstrates a blended creative, technical and strategic approach that impacts the entire sales process.