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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….

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.

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.

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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The Path to Journey Management

Speaker: Kerry Bodine and Lindsay Sykes

The practice of journey mapping has reached fever pitch. But your mapping efforts are only effective if the resulting maps help you drive organization change — and then measure the results of your efforts. Join Intouch Insight and Kerry Bodine, CX expert and co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business, as she shares Bodine & Co.’s latest research on this topic.

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….

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.

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.

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….

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

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.

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….

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?

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.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Speaker: Claire Beatty, Editorial Director - Asia, MIT Technology Review Insights

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

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.

CX Storytime Podcast of The Woman Who Was Told Differently

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Stay tuned for a story of frustration, confusion and disbelief This is the CX Storytime Tale of…. The Woman Who Was Told Differently The Story ACT ONE: It is the beginning of an unremarkable day.

How to Remove a Bad Customer Service Tattoo

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How can a business who has completely, though unintentionally, disappointed their customer, turn it around? It can happen. A bad experience can be permanent mark on a customer’s perception of a brand.

6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

If Artificial Intelligence for businesses is a red-hot topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement and contact center customer service is white hot. This white paper covers specific areas in this domain that offer potential for transformational ROI, and a fast, zero-risk way to innovate with AI.

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.

Equifax Breach Response Not So Customer Friendly

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A couple of days ago, Consumer Credit Report Agency Equifax, revealed that they had been breached, exposing personal information of about 143 million people in the U.S. and an undetermined number of Canadians and UK residents. Full disclosure: I used Equifax a few years ago to check my credit score.

How to be a Leader Every Day for your Customers

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I recently did a motivational customer service workshop for Quilchena Hotel and Douglas Lake Ranch where the focus was all about employee empowerment and being a leader. It was a great day, being surrounded by a great group of people.

How to Turn Loyal Customers into Brand Advocates

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What are your tips on transforming loyal customers into brand advocates? That was the question posed to me by Ashley Kaczmar, Community Manager at MartechExec, for the “advocacy, loyalty and referrals” area of their website.

The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

A survey of 1,000 contact center professionals reveals what it takes to improve agent well-being in a customer-centric era. This report is a must-read for contact center leaders preparing to engage agents and improve customer experience in 2019.

4 Reasons Love Letters Make Your Customers Swoon

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What better way to show your customers you care than with a love letter. And it doesn’t just have to be for Valentine’s Day. Oh hello Valentine’s Day. That day when lovers demonstrate their affection with gifts, words of love or events to mark the occasion…or all three.

What Happens When You Ruin Breakfast for Your Customer

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Breakfast is your first and most important meal of the day, and the experience can have a pretty big impact on your travel adventures. On a recent road trip, we took an unexpected pause in a cool little city that’s really defining its personality. Welcome to Olympia, Washington.

Twitter is Dead, Long Live Twitter (Ask your Customers)

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Twitter is dead. No one is on Twitter. Sound familiar? I’ve heard a lot about how Twitter is dying as a social media platform lately. Apparently no one is on it and we are wasting our time. The truth is, Twitter isn’t dead, it’s just changing.

How to Not Make Your Customers Feel Special, Courtesy of Canva

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Full disclosure: I used Canva to craft the header for this post. Dear Canva, I really do love your product and rely on it every day but your customer relationship building could use some work.

To Text or To Talk? Understanding Customer Care Preferences for Voice and Digital Channels

As customer care channels continue to evolve and expand, there’s been a lot of debate about which channels customers actually prefer to interact with brands. Based on a recent Harris Poll, learn why consumers choose one channel over another, and how common frustrations with specific channels drive consumers to pick alternatives.

How Airlines Handle Trump’s Surprise Travel Ban

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Recently, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a travel ban to the United States for citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries – Iran, Iraq Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, for 90 days. This ban also seems to include legal U.S. residents like green card holders and dual-citizens, from re-entering the country. But to be honest, it’s all a. The post How Airlines Handle Trump’s Surprise Travel Ban appeared first on The Upsell.

How to Disrupt Your Competition

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7 practical steps to build a data-driven CX program

Centriam Customer Experience Lab

Recent articles about customer experience (CX) have included statements as grandiose as: “Customer experience is the new brand.”- Forbes. Put customer experience at the heart of your operations.”- McKinsey. Customer experience is the key competitive differentiator.” - Wall Street Journal.

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The What. The So What. The Now What. From Customer Experience Data to Outcomes.

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CX thought leader, Annette Franz, discusses the key components required to go from customer experience data to customer experience outcomes

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The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

To find how contact centers are navigating the transition to omnichannel customer service, Calabrio surveyed more than 1,000 marketing and customer experience leaders in the U.S. and U.K. about their digital customer communication strategies. Read the report to find out what was uncovered.

4 Reasons Your Customers Won’t Reach Out to Customer Service

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To relieve customers’ hard feelings about problems with some products or services, companies usually choose to improve the customer service skills of their agents. But does this work well?