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What's in Your #CX Budget?

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Image courtesy of Pixabay What's in your customer experience strategy budget? Traditionally, customer experience professionals have no budget.

How to Create a Brand Identity Your Customers Are Most Interested In

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Today I'm pleased to share a guest post by Lexie Lu of Design Roast. Coming up with a brand identity isn’t an easy task. You have to consider the message you want the world to take away from any interaction with your company, and you have to think about what your target audience cares about.

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7 Pillars of a Strong Culture

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Image courtesy of Pixabay Culture is best defined as "values plus behavior" and is often described as "how employees act when no one is looking." Culture is such an important part of your business. It's really the foundation of the organization.

How to Create a Superb Customer Experience on the Web

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Image courtesy of Pixabay Today I'm pleased to share another guest post by Lexie Lu of Design Roast. If you want customers to return to your site, you have to create an amazing customer experience (CX). People tend to remember how your site makes them feel over the specific elements of the site.

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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.

Customer Experience and Customer Service: What's the Difference?

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Image courtesy of CXPA It's that time of year again. This week, we are celebrating CX Day and Customer Service Week. I love that they land on the calendar at the same time, and yet, let's just keep adding to the confusion!

Do You Believe in Your Company's Core Values?

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Image courtesy of Pixabay Do employees believe in the core values? Do they even know their company's core values? Core values are the fundamental beliefs of an organization; they guide executives and employees in identifying which behaviors and actions are right and which are wrong.

The #CX Perception Gap

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Image courtesy of Pixabay I originally wrote today's post for CallidusCloud. It appeared on their blog on December 6, 2017.

5 #Leadership Books You Must Read in 2019

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Image courtesy of Pixabay What's in your library? I still love to hold and read physical books (as opposed to audible, Kindle, etc.). I don't know how many books I added to my library this year, but it was a lot.

5 Ways to Make Customer Experience Your Competitive Advantage

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Image courtesy of Pixabay Today I'm pleased to share a guest post by Vaishali Gopi with Freshworks. Customer experience has become pivotal to growth and profitability strategies of businesses worldwide.

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.

Drive Real #CX Change with Journey Maps

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Are journey maps a waste of time, or can you really use them to drive CX change?

Customer Personas - The What, The Why, and the How

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Image courtesy of Pixabay Today I'm pleased to share a guest post by Stacy Sherman of DoingCXRight. This post originally appeared on the DoingCXRight blog on July 10, 2018.

Journey Mapping Your Way to Better Customer Communications

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Image courtesy of Pixabay I originally wrote today's post for Zingle. It appeared on their blog on January 16, 2018. Communication is important to any relationship, and it's no less important in the relationships that businesses have with their customers.

CX Journey™ Musings: Culture is More Than Hiring the Right People

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Image courtesy of Pixabay Don't believe everything you read or hear on the Internet. Yea, I know. Your mom probably warned you about that, but I'm just going to reiterate. It's a fact.

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.

Question Everything

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Image courtesy of Pixabay But we've always done it that way! Is that one of the favorite sayings within your company? from your leaders? Or maybe it's, "That's just the way we do things around here."

12 Principles of Successful #CEM Change Management

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Image courtesy of Pixabay Change. It's inevitable. And it's hard. Many - as high as 70% of - change initiatives fail. But don't let that stat scare you. And don't let it change your attitude about what lies ahead. Don't let that become a self-fulfilling prophecy! You know you need to make the change.

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We Have a Crisis in Leadership

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Image courtesy of Pixabay Why is employee engagement at an all-time low? Why is turnover as high as it is? Why are employees constantly looking for better opportunities?

Focusing on Doing More of the Good Things

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Image courtesy of Pixabay What is appreciative inquiry, and how can it help move your change management efforts forward - in a positive way? Change management is really key to any customer experience transformation.

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Personalized Customer Experience with All-In-One Voice, Video, Chat, Contact Center

Reliable communications are mission critical in today’s business environment. Customers are increasingly selective, and companies compete on the customer experience. Incorporating integrated communications as a key component is driving high returns.

Silos Are For Farmers!

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Image courtesy of Pixabay I originally wrote today's post for CallidusCloudCX; it was published on their blog on July 26, 2017. In last July's webinar with CallidusCloudCX, I talked about nine behaviors of CX Losers. There are more than nine, without a doubt!)

How Do You Measure #CX Success?

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Image courtesy of Unsplash How do you measure success of your customer experience initiatives? For any type of project or initiative that you undertake, it's important to be able to track progress and measure success.

6 Steps From Journey Maps to Outcomes

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Did you know that journey maps are more than a tool?

The Importance of Communication to the Omnichannel Experience

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Image courtesy of Pixabay Today I'm pleased to share a guest post by Ford Blakely , founder and CEO of Zingle. According to Google , 98% of Americans switch between devices in the same day. Today’s savvy consumers have a variety of options when it comes to engaging with your brand.

Exceptional Experiences for Employees and Customers

One of the top trends driving a new communication experience is how companies are competing on the customer experience. Organizations that combine contact center and business communications see 3x higher customer satisfaction and 2.4x revenue growth.

Agile Working in Practice: More Tips to Help Analytics Teams Transition

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Image courtesy of Pixabay Today I'm pleased to share another guest post by Paul Laughlin. This post originally appeared on Paul's site on March 9, 2019. This is the second in two-part series from Paul about agile working. Find the first post in the series here.

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Where Do Your Employees Fall in Order of Importance?

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Image courtesy of Pixabay Does your company put employees first? or customer first? I suppose that there's one more possibility - neither. Sadly, that's the case for a lot of companies. But that's not the topic of this post.

On Metrics and Complacency

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Image courtesy of Pixabay I originally wrote today's post for CallidusCloud. It was published on their blog April 19, 2018. The customer experience is a journey; your transformation work is, too!

6 Steps to Help You Put Customers at the Center of the Organization, Part 1

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Image courtesy of Pixabay I originally wrote today's post for Clicktools. It was published on their blog on September 28, 2016. In this first part of a two-part series, I'll outline some important ways to ensure that your company is putting the customer at the center of all it does.

5 Ways to Engage Employees for Immediate Impact

Speaker: Vicki Brackett, Author and COO of Sinousia

Author of the new book The Leadership Toolbox and Chief Operating Officer of Sinousia, Vicki Brackett shares creative and proven ways to engage your employees in either work at home environment or traditional brick and mortar. These strategies have been vetted by thousands of employees and have a track record of making immediate impact to customer service satisfaction scores, sales conversion, absenteeism and employee retention. When it comes to employee performance, you must be proactive on the front-end, or you are forced to be reactive on the back end!

Be a Customer Experience Leader. Measure the Right Way.

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Today I'm pleased to share a guest post by Martha Brooke of Interaction Metrics. Are you achieving your goals for the customer experience? If not, you’re probably not measuring in the right way. Learn what that way is.

Using Communication To Make Your Brand Unforgettable in 2018

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Image courtesy of Pixabay Today I am pleased to share with you a guest post by Julian de Sevilla with PATlive. An effective customer service solution has always been a tool that helps businesses stand out.

Break Down Barriers to a Great Customer Experience

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Image courtesy of real ramona Is your organization suffering from silo-itis? If you answered that question with a "yes," you're absolutely, 110% not alone.

Companies Must Invest in Their Employees Now!

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Image courtesy of dushy4 I originally wrote today's post for ICSA as part of their blog carnival and celebration of National Customer Service Week. It appeared on their blog on September 5, 2016. It is a modified version of a post that I wrote for CX Journey back in 2012.

Customer Context at the Speed of the Conversation

Reliable communications are mission critical - leading companies are tapping into cloud technology by moving to an omnichannel contact center that lowers costs, plus streamlines IT support processes and the management of hosted software and infrastructure.

Get Ready for Your Customer Journey Mapping Workshop!

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Image courtesy of Alan Tunnicliffe Today's post is a modified version of a post I originally published on Touchpoint Dashboard's blog on June 15, 2015. You’ve got buy-in and commitment … all the right people in your company are on board to map your customers’ journeys.

Saying "Thank You" - Today and Every Day

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Image courtesy of _D.s.G._ How do you thank your customers? On this Thanksgiving week here in the United States, it's a great time to pause and give thanks for all of the good things in our lives. It's also a great reminder to say "thank you" to your customers, as well, now and throughout the year.

A Great Customer Experience Isn't Enough

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Today I'm pleased to share a guest post by Denise Lee Yohn. To excel in customer experience, you can't just rely on good design and solid execution. Your customer experience shouldn't just be great -- it should also be differentiated. Customer experience has evolved just as product and service did.

Weology: We Comes Before Me - Part 1

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Image courtesy of Peter Aceto Does your company practice Weology? Weology. What is it? If you guessed that it sounds like "the study of we," you're pretty close. The name of the concept stems from a Muhammad Ali poem, which simply goes like this: Me.

The Number One Factor in Your Contact Center’s Success

Speaker: Jim Rembach, President of Call Center Coach

Join us for this insightful webinar with Jim Rembach, President at Call Center Coach, and learn about the single most important factor in the success of your contact center!