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Inspiring Customer Service

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It can be tempting to give customers an alternative and more convenient option, instead of what they request. In this video, hear how Maria Garcia took ownership of customer experience and delighted one man with a soda. 
  • When was the last time your team provided Maria Garcia-level service?
  • Did you take time to recognize and manage up the team member(s)?
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this is Maria Garcia I met her six years
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ago at the Orlando Marriott I have been
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traveling back and forth across the
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country I was in Miami and then Seattle
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and I was Dallas Texas now back to San
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Francisco and then I end up in Orlando
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by Friday he’s off fire midnight hungry
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first thing I do is I reach for that
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room service man
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see a picture of a mushroom bacon
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cheeseburger which as you know is
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perfect for a late-night diner I get a
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Diet Coke to offset the effect and it
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comes up in 20 minutes that was that was
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less time than they said and the picture
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didn’t even do justice to this amazing
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hamburger and and the steak fries of
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golden-brown perfect everything’s so hot
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she’s brought me diagnosed I don’t like
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that that’s a posse about that one thing
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I like diet coke better than habeas and
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then they said woman there’s a line but
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lime in there maybe it tastes like a
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duck even put lime button cigarettes
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doesn’t matter what you put in there
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there’s going to be a diet coke but
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there was ice water so that’s fine thank
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you for I’m so sorry and we apologize
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we’re out of these inner rooms for this
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kitchen and big convention it’s okay
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it’s 12:20 now and thank you very much
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for bringing this and I appreciate it
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Julie not even 30 seconds later bam bam
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she’s knocking on my door with a nice
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little diet pill there on suspicious
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where’d that come from
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she said I found this four floors down a
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machine I’d like to have it I know I’m a
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grown man either the same thing oh oh
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let me pay for that only she wouldn’t
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take my money would not take him but no
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one just make sure you’re happy here mr.
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Schaefer she leans I’m just stunned so I
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get on the phone right room sir who was
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that woman that just delivered that
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hammer oh that’s Maria Garcia either
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she’s amazing I travel all the time I
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talked about this she she deserves a
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raise it should be in charge of training
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this is unbelievable she did it mr. Jane
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would you mind saying something for the
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hotel manager yes I wouldn’t get a guy’s
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extension called hi I’m staying another
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fella I speak on customer service and
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there’s a woman named Maria Garcia in
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room service she is unbelievable she
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needs to be in charge of training she’s
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that put on simmers to every other hotel
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employee Thank You mr. Shea would you
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mind writing a letter it’s mera
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international you know I was thinking of
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having a hammer
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but now that I’m working for you guys I
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am honest yeah and the truth is I never
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ate that hamburger I had a bite of that
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steak fry and this story got to me so
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much that I work at letter to Marriott
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area and then I scribbled out a chapter
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for one of our books and created an HR
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training film with this scene in it I
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have done everything except married that
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woman Maria Garcia because look what’s
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happened from her 32nd effort down to
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the machine she’s created me as an
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unpaid spokesperson for Maria Garcia in
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the Marriott hotel I pulled that you
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probably hundreds of thousands of people
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by now six years why are we not in that
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business why are we not creating such an
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unforgettable experience that is
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emotional that causes other people to
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talk about us and other people to
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accelerate our careers that’s the
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business we should be in it’s good for
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them good for us
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I got a follow up story to this I go
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back about a year and a half after that
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with a book a tape and some letters from
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clients were inspired by that story
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can’t wait to give it to her if she’s
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not working there now she has left a
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week earlier and take another job and
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the man just says hey look you know you
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should hang on to this package and give
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it to her in person you’re gonna run
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into at some point I’m sure she’s the
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new food and beverage manager at our
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Boston property yeah that he surprised I
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think I was the only one who ever said
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anything nice about Maria Garcia you
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think I ever got so much as a thank-you
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from this woman no
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again I’m running that company someday

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