Paul Rutter - Wild Business Growth Podcast #267: Cruise Director, Customer Service Captain

Paul Rutter – Wild Business Growth Podcast #267: Cruise Director, Customer Service Captain

Could your business survive if you had to live with your customers? That’s the story of this week’s Wild Business Growth Podcast guest, Paul Rutter. Paul is a Cruise and Entertainment Director and Customer Service Expert. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, and your other favorite podcast platforms.

Episode 267: Paul Rutter – Cruise Director, Customer Service Captain

Paul Rutter, the Cruise and Entertainment Director and Customer Service Expert, joins the show to share his journey spending decades living with his customers and co-workers. Hear about that clothing-optional cruise, how to provide an excellent customer experience, the biggest customer service mistakes businesses make, the most beautiful night sky Paul’s seen on the water, and what’s next for cruise ships. This episode covers everything from Alaska to Jerry Lewis. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • What did Paul learn working on the naked cruise
  • How do you maintain professionalism in challenging environments
  • A Sea Day
  • How can you show care and empathy towards customers
  • Shore Excursions
  • How do you get in the customer-facing mindset
  • The Aurora Borealis
  • FlowRider

Connect with Paul at PaulRutterSpeaks.com, on social media, and check out his books on Amazon.

Enjoy the shoooooow! Check out the show notes below for much more detail. You can also find the full transcript here.

Show Notes

Paul Rutter - Wild Business Growth Podcast #267: Cruise Director, Customer Service Captain
Sir Paul!
Paul Rutter - Wild Business Growth Podcast #267: Cruise Director, Customer Service Captain

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