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How integrating social media into the rest of the business will increase revenue

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Social media teams – both marketing and customer service – often sit by themselves in organizations, likely because management doesn’t quite know what to do with them. But this is a mistake. Integrating with the core business ensures that the social media team is engaged with other business units to share and act upon customer feedback. Customer experience and social media are part of a “continuous cycle” whereby they each feed the other.

The battle for superb CX: reasonable vs memorable

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You know it’s Salesforce World Tour when a legion of exuberant mavens native to AI, omni-channel and the IoT pack the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Midtown Manhattan to inspire and innovate.

Menu monster: the IVR that devoured customer experience

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Imagine a technology that promises to help your business but instead is poisoning your customer’s experiences. A technology that has its most deadly effect at the precise moments when your customers need you the most.

Whisper Coaching: How Will AI Make Your Whispering More Effective?

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The phone is often the medium that matters in moments of truth, whether it’s a service call or an inside sales call making the first contact. To the customer, the ideal interaction often feels like a conversation – just the customer and the company representative, talking through the issues together, person to person. But well-equipped contact center managers know that those conversations may not be as one-on-one as the customers think – and for a very good reason.

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.

Infographic: For horror, press 1: The IVR that ate CX

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When customers call support for help, they’re already facing problems. But once the phone rings, in far too many cases, they’re plunged into a real nightmare: seemingly infinite IVR prompts, endless hold times, and - just as they’re at their wits end - a connection to a live agent who’s not equipped or incentivized to help them. All your customer experience efforts are destroyed in the space of a single call! That should be terrifying for C-level executives, too.

Top CX tips for delivering a ‘Branded Customer Experience’

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Over the last 10 years we have had the pleasure of working with many global organisations, across many sectors; retail, financial services, telecoms, technology, hospitality, professional services on the design and implementation of their Branded Customer Experience * (BCE) programmes.

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The shift: From customer service to customer experience

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Thousands of trailblazers gathered at Salesforce World Tour in New York City at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for a day of innovation and inspiration. As scores of attendees packed the impressive all-glass venue in Midtown New York a small group of thought leaders kicked it off with an early morning breakfast to discuss AI, chatbots, omni-channel, and analytics for contact centers.

2019 predictions for ambitious contact centres

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It’s my favourite webinar of the year – our most popular and great fun! This year we had registrations from New Zealand to New York in order to share views on this year’s predictions. Jonty Pearce, editor of callcentrehelper.com pointed out that the annual webinar, which this post is based on, has a pretty good track record. Nine out of the ten topics mentioned in our inaugural 2014 version have become mainstream. So, here’s hoping that form still runs true for this latest iteration.

See an omni-channel contact center in action

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Your business serves ultra-connected customers who expect a consistent experience through every channel. So, the more channels, the better, yes? Sure, but only if the customer gets treated right across the board — at any point, on any channel (even by that new chatbot your boss keeps mentioning). So how can you pull that off? . The answer is omni-channel contact center solution that allows businesses to route interactions through email, chat, SMS, video and social channels seamlessly.

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.

Improvements to Make If You’re Getting Bad Customer Service Survey Results

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Disappointing results on a customer service survey can be more than demoralizing. They can bode ill for future financial results and even directly threaten your livelihood. The problem is unlikely to be the survey design (though that’s possible). More likely, the problem is that you really need to improve! Yet, in the face of poor scores, what happens at many organizations is denial and rationalization.

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7 customer service tips you can use right now

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Let's be honest with each other for a moment. We rarely take immediate action when we read blog posts. Most of the time, we read something, decide if we like the idea or not, and then move on. The most many of us do if we're really inspired is share the post with someone else. I hope this post is a little different. Here are seven simple customer service tips you can go use right now. Your challenge is to pick one and try it. Tip 1 Visualize Great Service.

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Are you serving your customers or smothering them?

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The customer/company relationship is just that, a relationship. It’s one that is difficult to maintain and carries high expectations. On one hand, customers want to feel that they have a close, unique, real relationship with your brand.

An Even Better Connection: What Salesforce’s Customer 360 Means to the Value of Voice Data

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Hang around the CRM space long enough and you’re bound to hear the term “360-degree view of the customer.” It’s a shorthand way to talk about knowing a lot about the customer – although 360 degrees is a nearly unachievable ideal. It’s simply impossible to know everything about the customer, or everything that call influence a customer experience – things happen to customers that can’t be captured in the data.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Investing in customer success: a venture capital perspective

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There’s no question that customer success impacts today’s businesses. We know that unhappy customers will not only take their business elsewhere, they will share bad experiences with friends, family, and colleagues, on social media and with anyone else who will listen. Do you know who else is listening? Venture capitalists. Investors take customer success seriously when assigning value to your business.

10 truths about social customer service

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Social media has changed the rules of customer service. There was a time when if a customer wanted to complain, they’d have to dial the customer service number and then wait in a queue for 10, 20 or 30 minutes.

Tough Customers

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Colin Greenwood and Richard Ogley are here to help. Specifically, they’re here to help you; the customer.

Speed creates customer confidence: what is the velocity of your customer service?

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The CEO of Busey Bank, Van Dukeman, has an interesting concept he calls the of Business.

The Changing Role of CX Testing in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Diego Lo Giudice and Chad Hendren

With new competition emerging every day, businesses are transforming themselves, and using software as a means to drive differentiation. Digital transformation has become a key initiative for businesses across the globe, and CX is ground zero. Register now for this webinar and hear from Cyara and their guest speaker, Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester, how testing and QA practices are changing to enable and accelerate digital transformation.

Six differences between customer-focused companies and operations-focused companies

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Many companies that claim to offer good customer service in reality are grounded in an operations’ mentality with rules and policies that allow for little flexibility, preventing them from rising above anything more than average or satisfactory.

Why you don’t get credit for great customer service – and how to make sure you do

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“Customer service—now that’s a dying art.” I hear this sentiment often, and my response is, “Uh … I’m not so sure you’re right about that.” I’m just not convinced that customer service is in particularly bad shape compared to how it was in the gauzy, dimly-remembered past. In fact, objectively speaking, customer service and the customer experience are in many ways better than they used to be. Delivery is faster. Quality control is better.

VIDEO: Allied Dispatch Solutions CEO on the rules of roadside customer service

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Roadside assistance provider Allied Dispatch Solutions (ADS) has taken on the mission to bail out the road’s broken-down, flat-tired, and hopelessly stranded drivers in times of need. And every conversation the company has with their customers makes a difference.

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Six new customer service tips to share with your team

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Each week, I send out a Customer Service Tip of the Week email to my subscribers. Not a subscriber yet? Get it here.). It’s usually a reminder. The idea is to reinforce good customer service skills by starting each week with a specific tip to focus on.

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Optimizing Customer Experience Data to Drive Business Success

Digital CX is an established practice. It’s time to focus on brick-and-mortar! This eBook covers the impact of CX on location-based businesses and best practices on how feedback is collected and data analytics are turned into insights that drive actionable improvements. Discover new ideas to fuel your business’s top and bottom line!

100% is not enough to impress with customer service quality. You need 120%

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When a company reaches the top, does customer service quality still matter? Industry leaders tend to think so. I recently organized a service bench-marking visit to Singapore for 22 Korean sales and service trainers. In seven days we visited 23 leading organizations. A very busy week!

Why good customer service is the key to growing your SMB

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Customer service is too often thought of as a necessary evil – something which you have to provide, but a service that’s not a priority when you’ve got 101 things on your mind. However, for SMBs – and businesses of any size for that matter – good customer service is key to growing.

Set a customer service culture with three steps to welcome

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What a conversation! A British gentleman working in global logistics, his American entertainer wife who recently became a mother, an Australian event coordinator and me. Four different cultures – and different points of view.

Top six call centre challenges facing the technology sector

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The technology sector is fast-paced, with many businesses expanding rapidly. Add to that, the complex nature of many technology companies’ product or service and providing customer support in this sector can be a challenge.

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.

Hear how SureFlap opened the door to excellent customer service and impressive growth, at Customer Contact Expo

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By Sarah Metcalfe, Head of Customer Service at SureFlap.

Getting emotional: experts share secrets to CX success

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A customer’s interaction with a brand evokes strong emotions that can have a lasting impact on the business – for better or worse. Brands that get this right and create customer experiences that drive positive emotions dramatically outperform those that get it wrong in retention, revenue and even stock price growth. So, what’s their secret? And how can other businesses follow suit to successfully harness the power of emotion in their customer experience strategies?

3 key customer service trends for 2018

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Three years ago, Gartner predicted that more than half of businesses would implement significant changes to improve customer experience by 2018. We are now living on the other side of that deadline – where CX must be at the top of your mind and the top of your game. Otherwise, it could cost you. The estimated price tag of losing customers due to poor service has reached $1.6 trillion in the U.S., according to Accenture’s Digital Disconnect in Customer Engagement report.

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How to hire extraordinary employees for your customer-facing vacancies

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Hiring the best employees for customer-facing jobs is an absolute essential for providing great customer service. Yet company after company overlooks the necessity of finding employees who are inclined and equipped to work face to face (or terminal to terminal) with customers.

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

Customer experience is quickly becoming the de facto differentiator between successful businesses and the ones that fail. Download this ebook to learn how some of the largest companies in the world are driving better customer experiences.

Hyper-connected workplaces: how wearable devices could transform sales and service

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In a world where technology is increasingly mobile, wearable devices are the obvious next step. Technology that you carry in your pocket is standard – now it’s time for technology that you can wear.

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