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How to Start Improving CX in the Real World

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I’m often asked how or where a company should start improving CX. While the answer may be a little different for everyone, it’s critical to start out right! However, very few leaders take a realistic approach.

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A Call for Representation in Customer Experience

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We Must Ask the Tough Questions. It’s not business as usual in the United States. It hasn’t been since the May 25th police killing of George Floyd, and the resulting days of protests in America — and increasingly, across the world — from people who demand change.

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How to Reduce Customer Effort Before it Can Build Up

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How can organizations help customers avoid the effort in the first place? There are 5 core methods to effectively reduce customer effort: Dive into root cause analysis. Solicit open-ended feedback. Put the customer at the center of your efforts. Look beyond the touchpoint.

Create Happier Customers & Employees: 7 Ways to Turn Empathy Into Action

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What Does Employee and Customer Empathy Really Mean, Anyway? What do you think of when you hear the word empathy? How about customer empathy? Employee empathy? We know that the best brands in the world create empathy for both employees and customers.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Solving 2020’s CX Challenges: 3 Influencers from SAP SAPPHIRE Weigh In

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A special thanks to Sarbjeet Johal , Theodora Lau , and Sarah Evans for their contributions to this article. There’s never been a year quite like 2020. Large organizations in every industry are grappling with strategic plans and annual goals requiring complete restructuring.

How to Build & Maintain Customer Trust During Covid-19

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Trust is a critical part of any relationship. We build relationships when we trust the other party, and when we’ve built enough trust with them. Little moments can build or break down trust quickly. Has this ever happened to you?

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The “What’s Next” of Customer Journey Mapping

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Customer journey mapping can be a powerful tool to truly understand your customers, innovate around new ways to serve them, and identify gaps in their journey. But, that’s only if the map is used as a tool and not an artifact.

How Do You Solve 2020’s Most Common CX Problems? Start Here.

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Forrester, Oracle, and others predict plenty of customer experience challenges for the near future. Anxiety is ramping up for senior leaders focused on customer experience, and it’s not difficult to understand why. Image credit: Forrester.

How emotions influence education

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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.

8 Contact Center Trends to Watch in 2020

In this eBook, we’ll arm you with the research you need to inform areas of investment, and 8 quick tips you can use to improve your contact center’s performance now!

3 Ideas to Improve Your Voice of the Customer Methodology

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How do you make your Voice of the Customer plan more meaningful? Four words: More customer, more voice. Quick Voice of the Customer Overview. You are probably familiar with the term Voice of the Customer, often referred to with the shorthand “VoC.”

COVID-19 Makes Journey Mapping More Important Than Ever. Here’s How to Build One.

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If you have a journey map, I hope you are using it. COVID-19 and the ongoing fallout from it — remote teams, changing budgets, new family dynamics — are competing for your attention, but don’t let your journey map collect dust right now.

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Service Blueprinting and the Next Normal

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How can leaders best prepare for the next normal? Service blueprinting may be the answer. What is the Next Normal? Organizations are planning for a phase of reopening including determining how customers can safely make purchases to how many employees can really come back to certain workplaces.

Keeping a Customer-Centric Culture During Social Distancing

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It’s probably safe to say that few of our organizations, no matter how well-meaning, eased perfectly into these new routines of working from home and distancing ourselves physically from our workplaces, our colleagues, our teams and our customers.

The Pros and Cons of Incentivized Reviews

With so many online reviews out there, we’ve decided to take a look at how incentivized consumer reviews fare against regular reviews from consumers that were not incentivized. Is one better than the other? More positive? Are they similar in topics covered and level of detail? Download this report to get answers to those questions and more!

20 CX Commitments for 2020

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I’m weirdly excited about this year. 2020 – a year of vision ! See what I did there?). This time of year is all about the BIG plans. We’re going to eat healthier, get better sleep and drink more water, right? Of course.

5 Ways to Connect the Learner’s Journey to the Employee Journey

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I’m really encouraged by the amount of focus and attention leaders are beginning to put on the employee experience. Not the specific role or job deliverables, but the overall well-being and journey that an employee takes with their employer.

How to Keep Your Customer Experience Momentum

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We are faced with unprecedented challenges. Not just our organizations, but our whole world. We toss around terms like social distancing and pandemic in ways we couldn’t have imagined a few short weeks or even days ago.

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CX Training Can Make You Happier… Here’s How To Get Started

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Learning Makes You Happier — Science Shows it. Have you ever experienced a “conference high?” ” . Not, I’m not talking about what happens when you skip out on the afternoon session because you got a whiff of something “totally legal in this state.”

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

How to Pitch New CX Initiatives & Overcome Objections of Decision-Makers

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Getting Decision-Makers to approve new customer experience initiatives has rarely been easy. Customer experience, a business discipline late to the business doctrine party, has often been told to sit at the kids’ table and be quiet while the adults chat.

How to Revise Employee Experience for Social Distancing

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Today’s employee experience is not what people were promised. The employee experience today, with social distancing, distributed teams, and different expectations, is a far cry from what most of our employees have come to expect and rely upon.

What Your Customer Experience Team Needs Now

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Another week, another glimpse into the uncertain. Many of us are working from home, managing remotely at the same time as managing our family’s needs and our own physical and emotional health. We will get through this.

The Future of CX: Five Customer Experience Trends for 2020 and Beyond

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What Does the Future of CX Look Like? It’s crystal ball time!

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AI & Community: Don't Hammer the Flowers

Speaker: Venessa Paech, Australia's Leading Community Specialist

Join Vanilla Forums on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 8:30 AM ET for this on-demand workshop led by Venessa Paech, Co-Founder of Australian Community Managers and Leading APAC Community Specialist.

5 Ways to Instill Customer Focused Values Throughout your Organization

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Customer Experience Leaders Have a Global Customer Focus. Even after over a decade of helping small and large businesses alike, I still meet leaders who believe that Customer Experience is just about so much call-center scripts or proper protocol around customer complaints.

Why Offering Virtual Learning is Crucial, But Not Enough

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Customer Experience is Multifaceted. Customer experience is the culmination of so many things. It’s about the end-to-end journey your customers has with your brand, built on every interaction and emotion along the way.

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How to Use Imperfect Data to Deliver a Perfect Customer Experience

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Customer experience solutions are readily available these days. . There are robust platforms that promise a seamless journey for your customers. There are feedback tools to help you gather JUST the perfect, most meaningful insights. There are data sets and analytics and pivot tables, oh my! .

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SAP CX Live Munich Recap: 3 Universal CX Challenges for Big Brands

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“We’re unique, and so are the CX challenges we face.” ” That’s what we like to believe. We like to believe this about ourselves, our brands and our customers.

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[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

What You Need to Know to Reduce Customer Effort in 2019

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It’s that time of year. We’re all making predictions and tracking trends in customer experience. What will happen in 2019? Which trends will matter? Which will fade away? One thing we predict will not change for a long time is the need to reduce customer effort.

Improve Your Voice of the Customer Program: Focus on These 3 Things

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My client walked me into the lobby of their shiny new headquarters. He exclaimed: “You’ll love this! We have the Voice of the Customer on screens everywhere!” ” The first screen I saw, behind the receptionist, rotated between company logos, inspirational sayings, and a colorful dashboard of graphs and numbers. “There it is!” ” My client proudly pointed to the dashboard. I squinted, trying to find the word “customer.”

The Experience Economy’s Joseph Pine on Actionable Ways to Engage Customers

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The Experience Economy , written by B. Joseph Pine II and and James H. Gilmore, was originally published in 1999. It painted a picture of how experience could be a driver in business in a way that nobody was talking about 22 years ago.

How Learning Well Can Improve the Experience for Customers

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The goal of learning in any workplace is to be, well, better. Better at serving customers. Better at increasing efficiency. Better at employee development. Better at staying ahead of the competition.

Get More Value from Contact Center Performance

This whitepaper has provided some suggestions for KPIs that you may want to use. Once you’ve chosen your KPIs, make sure that you’ve communicated the importance of these metrics to all employees in your contact center, as well as how you expect them to be achieved.

3 Leadership Buzzwords that Exist for the Best Reasons

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Thanks to a fun report from CCW , Customer Contact Week, and some clever customer experience pros (and prose – ha ha,) there is a discussion around leadership buzzwords we should have. According to the report, the list of buzzwords is growing. And I agree.

Forget About the Wow. What Should You Fix NOW?

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Customer experience repair and improvement can be completely overwhelming! There are so many areas to tackle. Those surveys don’t develop and send themselves. Then you simply must understand the journey by undertaking a robust customer journey mapping process.

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Bad Feedback Is the Best Feedback. Are You Listening For It?

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As an employer, you need to provide oodles of feedback to employees to ensure they know what they’re doing, what they’re supposed to be doing, what they’re doing well and what they could be doing better.

What Kind of Customer Experience Leader Do You Need to Be?

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The job descriptions for a customer experience leader vary between tactical analyst and strategic overlord. Defining just what a customer experience leader does can be tricky. But what’s even trickier is when you may not have customer experience or customer insights in your title.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.