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Employee Experience: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

MaritzCX

Let me just qualify something here before I get started: I have good kids. Really good kids, in fact. Kids that make me proud 98.7% of the time. But then there’s the other 1.3% of the time, and all you parents out there know what I’m talking about. Yep, that’s where we begin today… My. View Article.

How emotions influence education

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Do you know how your learners feel about their learning experiences? The more we learn about emotions, the more we realize they influence everything we think and do. 1.Emotions drive decisions for learners and customers alike.

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How to Identify Weaknesses in Your Customer Journey Map

GetFeedback

About eight out of ten business leaders say they want to “improve” the customer experience (CX) to be more competitive. In CustomerThink’s recent study of 200+ CX initiatives, 74% agreed: “By 2020, customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator.”.

Just Say No To Silver Platters — And Yes To Co-Creation

Kerry Bodine

I worked at an advertising agency for just over a year. (A A year and a day to be exact.). Here’s how our typically engagement worked: The client would provide a brief. We’d quickly get to work on it, far out of sight from the peering eyes of our client.

The 2020 Community Trends Webinar Series

Speaker: Vanilla Forums

Is your community program up to the standards of 2020? Save your seat for this webinar series, and don't miss your chance hear from five of Vanilla Forums' community experts as they respond to your pressing questions and dive into some of the biggest community trends identified for 2020!

The 2020 Guide for CX Goal Getters

NICE inContact

2020 holds massive potential for planning and achieving your CX goals! Because we have access to tremendous insight on what customers are looking for in service and brand experience in the coming year.

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3 Essential Lessons Leaders Must Embrace to Transform Experience

Customer Bliss

We are living in a world where customers have the megaphone. That’s actually been one of the most wonderful forcing functions: when finally it wasn’t about who we said we were; it’s about what employees and customers say we are.

Interview with CX Ambassador Myshka Sansoin

GetFeedback

Customer experience (CX) is an ever-evolving industry with unexpected twists and turns. But it’s also this unexpected component that makes it exciting for people who turn CX into a career. This year we’ve recognized 12 of these brave souls as our founding CX Ambassadors. . Each month we’ll be featuring an interview with one of these CX Ambassadors, revealing their successes, challenges, and pains.

Onboarding Customers and Employees: Why a First Impression is Everything.

CloudCherry

Ah First Impressions. We all know we don’t get a second chance to make ‘em. And when it comes to Onboarding, a topic that- surprisingly- doesn’t receive a whole lot of attention, first impressions can make or break it for both Customers AND Employees. But, not to worry.

Uncovering Cloud Options for Your Organization

NICE inContact

Since 2006, cloud computing has expanded and advanced in incredible ways. While cloud computing is a staple in numerous organizations, less than half of contact centers have any form of investment in cloud technology. But, we see the rate of cloud adoption in contact centers rising every year now.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

Minneapolis Saint Paul Business Journal Honors Calabrio CFO — Jenny Kray

Calabrio

It came as no surprise to me when the Minneapolis Saint Paul Business Journal selected Calabrio’s very own Jenny Kray as a 2019 honoree for its prestigious “CFO of the Year” award. The only thing that bewildered me was why it took so long!

Build One Version of the Truth

Customer Bliss

In my Daily Dose video series, I explore the topics that chief customer officers must grapple with on a daily basis. Join me as I discuss what I’ve learned over the course of my 35-year career, so that you can more effectively do the work that needs to be done.

Call Center Automation Depends on Collaborative AI

TechSee

The global drive toward digital transformation has made its mark on contact center processes and operations, with Salesforce predicting last year that the use of AI by customer service teams would see a 143% increase by 2020.

Guest Post: Best Way to Engage Customers, Gather Feedback and Engender Brand Loyalty? Think Customer Advisory Boards

Heart of the Customer

Today we feature an article by Rob Jensen who writes about the benefits of customer advisory boards and how they are a way to improve executive engagement. These days, there seems to be a lot of talk about customer experience.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Customer Service – The Social Way

NICE inContact

Customer service is changing rapidly and fundamentally. In their private life, Millennials and Gen Z have long since abandoned outdated ways of communicating with each other – today, “the screen” is the place to be (and interact), whether it’s Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter or any other social network.

Is Your Unit a Coyote or a Roadrunner?

Wired and Dangerous

The Road Runner streaks into the sunset leaving behind a vanquished coyote with a look of exasperation and exhaustion. Road Runner 1, Wile E. Coyote…0. Beep-beep!”. We laugh at the inevitable outcome. The Road Runner is the epitome of confidence—power at warp speed.

How complex does a journey map need to be?

SuiteCX

We just finished teaching a class on CX driven Journey mapping to a large and very diverse group. It was really a fascinating class – smart and discerning. There were a number of common questions and comments from both beginning and advanced CX Architects/Mappers.

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Guest Post: How One Bold Move Helped this Firm Survive (and Thrive!) in The Great Recession

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Bill Cates, author of Beyond Referrals , Radical Relevance , and the founder of The Cates Academy for Relationship Marketing. He shares an example of how one company was able to flourish during the Great Recession.

The Definitive Guide to Customer Education Metrics

As you build and scale your customer education program, the right data can help you identify patterns, make evidence-based decisions, and adapt strategy to meet business goals. In this eBook, Skilljar will share the data and metrics best practices that have helped their customers meet program goals and communicate business impact.

This is Ken!

Dapresy

Find out more about the people who bring Dapresy’s products to life…. Ken, can you introduce yourself? I’m Ken Brewster, Director at Dapresy UK where I manage the UK client base.

How AI Drives Innovation for a Better CX

Upstream Works

This is the last in a series of blog posts examining key contact center trends for 2020, and the first three lead up to this broader theme of innovation driven by Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The Relationship Economy by John DiJulius (a One Win Book Review)

Customers That Stick

In this One Win Book Review, we take a look at The Relationship Economy by John DiJulius. Check out the video below to hear Adam’s one win that you can take away from The Relationship Economy to improve your organization’s customer experience and customer service.

Meghan Markle: The Data Behind The Negativity

Brandwatch CX

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Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

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

Your Emergency Response Plan—Be Prepared

ShepHyken

One of our Shepard Letter subscribers, Tom Korff, wrote in with an important question: how should customer support agents handle callers who are threatening to harm themselves and/or others? This is a serious topic.

Customer retention is the new religion

Hello Customer

January typically is a month to forecast trends, and we believe customer retention will be an important one. Of course, this isn't a new strategy. But we see increasingly more organisations move their focus from aggressive acquisition investments to retention management.

Opentalk 2020: Apply Now to Be a Speaker!

Talkdesk

Do you have an interesting story to share regarding customer experience and/or sales success? Are you an outstanding storyteller and possess an innovative spirit? Are you keen on taking the reality of customer support to the next level?

Introducing: Ask The Customer Service Trainer

Customers That Stick

As a customer experience expert and customer service trainer, I often get questions about the state of customer service, about different customer service techniques and strategies, and about the future of experience. That’s why we started our new series: Ask the Customer Service Trainer.

How to Create an Exceptional Customer Experience

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

Branding Win: Popeye the Sailor Man Prefers Chicken

NetBase

What do you get when you cross powerful brand marketing with live television? A viral marketing moment where you see all of your targeted social listening pay off. For example, did you know that Popeye the Sailor Man prefers chicken now?

Amazing Business Radio: Matt Gillin

ShepHyken

Simple is Transformative in the Customer Experience. Revolutionizing Communication So It’s Personalized, Secure, and Effortless. Shep Hyken interviews Matt Gillin. They discuss the secrets of driving customer loyalty and a good customer experience (CX).

Customer Success: Roles Within a B2B Enterprise

Totango

When customers succeed using your product, your enterprise succeeds. To accomplish that, you need a well-structured customer success team with clearly defined roles within the company.

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