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CX Storytime Tale of A Dish Bear-ly Served Cold

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What if you could make the ordinary, a little more extraordinary? What if you could be a hero in your customers tale? Stay tuned for a story of missed destinations, unexpected fairy tales, and a little something extra. This is the Customer Experience Storytime tale of….

Why You Need to Treat Your Business Relationships Personally

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Relationships: Personal, business and customer are all the same. Sure the intent is different but when it comes down to how we make those connect, it doesn’t really matter the situation, because people are people.

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CX Storytime Tale of The Anti-Social Socialite

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What does it look like when an entrepreneur doesn’t practice what they preach? Stay tuned for a story of literary frustration, online confusion and broken promises.

Managing a B2C Breakup and 3 Ways to Win Them Back

Russel Lolacher

Are you taking the steps needed after a B2C breakup to keep the relationship alive? You’ll hear a lot of organizations talk about “relationship marketing” or building “customer loyalty” and the importance of trying to maintain a connection with their customers.

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Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

Transform your contact center to build relationships with your customers that will last a lifetime.

CX Storytime Tale of Have Wine, Might Travel

Russel Lolacher

Even when travelling to the most beautiful, exotic destinations, an airline can make, or break your experience. As the first and last chapter in your book of adventure, they have the power to change the narrative. Stay tuned for a story of changed plans, Airline impacts and new opportunities.

5 Reasons You Need to Take Long-Term Social Customer Care Seriously

Russel Lolacher

74% of Millennials (18-34) and 58% of GenX (35-54) have a better opinion of organizations that provide social media customer care – Microsoft .

11 Important Leadership Lessons from a PIXAR Founder

Russel Lolacher

Our own experiences, successes and failures, are necessary for our learning in how to be better leaders. But it’s also pretty important to look at other people’s big wins and crashing burns.

Where Leadership Begins: Gaining Your Team’s Respect

Russel Lolacher

Leadership begins once you intentionally focus on building relationships. Because, great leadership is about strong relationships, especially those you have with those you are assigned to lead. We’ve all had varying degrees of connection with those that direct our work or shepherd the organization.

Why I Put a Decade Old Brand to Rest

Russel Lolacher

OR The Death of the UPsell Brand and the Birth of Doing More with L.E.S. “No, it’s not about sales. It’s about adding humanity to your organization.”

How to Create an Exceptional Customer Experience

Learn 5 actions your organization can take right now to improve the customer experience.

11 Pieces of Inspiring Customer Contact Week Wisdom

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I really like the distinction between inspiration and motivation. While one comes from within (you can only motivate yourself), the other comes from everywhere and any where.

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CX Storytime Tale of The Couch with Abandonment Issues

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When you’re excited to change your home, your life… for bigger and better, wouldn’t it be nice if businesses matched that excitement and their promises? Stay tuned for a tale of confusing timeframes, new chapters life and unintended lawn furniture. This is the Customer Experience Storytime tale of….

2020 Vision – Ways to Connect L.E.S. in your New Year

Russel Lolacher

Are you clear with how you’ll improve your organization next year? The year is 2020, and so should be your vision. It’s the end of the year and the start of a new decade, a great time to make some bigger resolutions than normal. I’d even argue to not call them resolutions, because we all know we won’t stick to those. No, it’s about being the kind of organization that continually improves leadership, employee engagement and customer service as part of their DNA.

Your Words Have Lost Their Meaning to Your Employees

Russel Lolacher

Your Words have Lost Their Meaning. Words matter. And you have to understand their impact to understand how you are engaging (or not engaging) with your colleagues. Are the words you use to inspire new ideas or to brand new programs, really having the effect you think?

Straight Talk about Security, Compliance and Reliability in Cloud Communications

The risk is real - every organization recognizes the consequences of inadequate security, compliance and reliability in communications systems. Data breaches make headlines and privacy violations put companies at legal risk, not to mention the very real revenue costs of downtime. In this report, 8x8 shares how they secure data across every step of their communications system - and how you can easily comply with tightening regulations.

How to Answer an Angry One Star Review

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Online Reviews. Google, Yelp, TripAdvisor, Facebook, Local Search Directories like City Search…there are lots of opportunities for your customers to share their first, 3rd or last impression of your business. These can be extremely helpful for a few reasons: Correct misinformation.

11 Pieces of Inspiring Customer Contact Week Wisdom

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I really like the distinction between inspiration and motivation. While one comes from within (you can only motivate yourself), the other comes from everywhere and any where.

The CX Storytime Tale of The Disappearing Digits

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What if you felt like you left your computer, with all it’s personal and valuable information available to attack? What if the one service who could help made it impossible to contact them? Stay tuned for a story of generational frustration, customer hide and seek, and a video savior.

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21 Customer Relationship Quotes that Will Warm Your Heart

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A good relationship is a good relationship. Whether it’s in your personal life or at work, the same advice around empathy, trust, compassion and effort all apply. Especially in the customer relationship. Look at your strongest and most long-standing friendships. What makes them work?

Customer Experience Management: A 3-Legged Stool

In today's business world we know that customer experience management has a huge impact on satisfaction levels, customer loyalty, and even profit. But there's more to it than just customer service - learn more about the 3 legs of CEM.

You Can Absolutely Ignore Social Customer Care

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Is social customer care important to you? Recently, customer service king o’kings Shep Hyken, visited Social Media Marketing World in San Diego to speak on the customer experience and its changing nature.

CX Storytime Tale of A Delivery Most Foul

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What if no matter what you did to better serve your customer, it didn’t matter at all? Stay tuned for a story of mixed signals, valiant efforts and broken promises.

CX Storytime Tale of The Time that Retail Forgot

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? When is 10 minutes not 10 minutes? The concept of time can mean different things to different people. What happens when that very concept gets in the way between a customer and a retail company? Stay tuned for a story of confused communication, hurtful hearing and a missing moment of time.

CX Storytime Podcast of The Bird and the Baggage

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? Stay tuned for a story of empathy, failure, and personal redemption. This is the CX Storytime tale of…. The Bird and the Baggage The Story ACT ONE: Alone, at the end of the driveway sits Don. A half-sipped glass of beer in hand, a satisfied smirk on his face and the strength of a white plastic.

How AI Can Help

Speaker: Roy Atkinson, Senior Writer Analyst, HDI and ICMI

Workforce Engagement Management has many “moving parts” including onboarding, forecasting, Quality Management, employee recognition, coaching and more. Contact Center managers spend a great deal of their time performing tasks related to engagement, and often don’t have the requisite time to properly prioritize and monitor progress. In addition, the complexity of the work performed in the Contact Center has increased, as customer contacts span many channels. This complexity is currently at a stage where emerging technologies such as AI and Machine Learning can have substantial impact and real ROI.

CX Storytime Tale of The Couch with Abandonment Issues

The Upsell

When you’re excited to change your home, your life… for bigger and better, wouldn’t it be nice if businesses matched that excitement and their promises? Stay tuned for a tale of confusing timeframes, new chapters life and unintended lawn furniture. This is the Customer Experience Storytime tale of….

CX Storytime Tale of The Jilted Jewelry Store

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Being treated like a thief, is not how you build a relationship, in life, in love and certainly not on the floor of a jewelry store. Stay tuned for a story of growing anticipation, inappropriate assumptions and a seller scorned. This is the Customer Experience Storytime tale of….

CX Storytime Tale of The Jilted Jewelry Store

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Being treated like a thief, is not how you build a relationship, in life, in love and certainly not on the floor of a jewelry store. Stay tuned for a story of growing anticipation, inappropriate assumptions and a seller scorned. This is the Customer Experience Storytime tale of….

CX Storytime Tale of The Man Who Should Not Move

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What if a business supported one customer over you all based on how you looked? Stay tuned for a story of not so veiled racism, a teachable moment (question mark) and the rise of an online community. This is the Customer Experience Storytime tale of…. The Man Who Should Not Move. And so it begins….

Redefining Customer Experience Metrics for Better Performance

Speaker: Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction Continuum

Join us for this insightful webinar with Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction, who will show you how to zero-in on true leading indicators and describe how to connect business results metrics with employees’ workflow metrics.

CX Storytime Tale of The Man Who Should Not Move

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What if a business supported one customer over you all based on how you looked? Stay tuned for a story of not so veiled racism, a teachable moment (question mark) and the rise of an online community. This is the Customer Experience Storytime tale of….

CX Storytime Tale of A Dish Bear-ly Served Cold

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What if you could make the ordinary, a little more extraordinary? What if you could be a hero in your customers tale? Stay tuned for a story of missed destinations, unexpected fairy tales, and a little something extra. This is the Customer Experience Storytime tale of…. A Dish Bear-ly Served Cold.

The CX Storytime Tale of The Disappearing Digits

The Upsell

What if you felt like you left your computer, with all it’s personal and valuable information available to attack? What if the one service who could help made it impossible to contact them? Stay tuned for a story of generational frustration, customer hide and seek, and a video savior.

Your Customers Do Not Want to Make Friends with a Sociopath

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If your business were a person, would it be a caring friend, or a borderline sociopath? To build relationships with customers, they must be thought of on a human level, not a transactional one.

How to Make the Transition to Customer Service Outsourcing

Speaker: Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer, Advantage Communications Inc.

You’re feeling the pressure of keeping your employees engaged and improving your customer experience, but you’re not sure if you’re ready or even know how to make a smooth transition to a contact center. Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer of Advantage Communications, will lead you through an outsourcing Self-Assessment you can apply to your business in this insightful webinar developed to provide you with the building blocks to take your customer service experience to the next level.

CX Storytime Tale of A Delivery Most Foul

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What if no matter what you did to better serve your customer, it didn’t matter at all? Stay tuned for a story of mixed signals, valiant efforts and broken promises. This is the Customer Experience Storytime tale of… A Delivery Most Foul. And so it begins…. The Story.

11 Pieces of Inspiring Customer Contact Week Wisdom

Russel Lolacher

I really like the distinction between inspiration and motivation. While one comes from within (you can only motivate yourself), the other comes from everywhere and any where.

CX Storytime Tale of Never too Proud for Pinenuts

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Stay tuned for a tale of loss, resurrection, and a small victory This is the CX Storytime story of…. Never too Proud for Pine Nuts The Story ACT ONE Linda and Cindy worked in downtown Vancouver for a talent agency. It was a fun job but pretty intense and stressful.

CX Storytime Podcast of When Shame Came to Town

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? Stay tuned for a story of public humiliation, misdeeds and good intentions This is the CX Storytime Tale of…. When Shame Came to Town In this episode, not one but THREE tales of customer experience shame.

Beyond the Contact Center: Unlocking Insights with Speech Analytics

A global survey of 500 key decision makers by Opus Research shows the core benefits of making the leap to an omnichannel contact center, such as uncovering actionable business insights on employee-customer interactions.