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

360Connext

“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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What You Need to Know About Omnichannel

NICE inContact

Today’s customers expect omnichannel. customer service. But what really does that mean? How is omnichannel customer service different from (or: better than?) multichannel customer service? Here’s the basics on what’s what between “multi” and “omni” – and why you should care. Looking at year-over-year industry statistics from the yearly Dimension Data Customer Experience Benchmarking, the number of channels supported has been growing steadily between 2015 and 2017.

The CX Champions

CloudCherry

CHAMPION. A simple search will tell you it’s, ‘a person who fights or argues for a cause or on behalf of someone else.’ Hmmm…sounds like CX to me. So, what makes a true CX Champion? According to some of our 2019-2020 CX Championship Judges, it comes down to a few very important things.

What’s the True Cost of Your In-House Contact Center? (And How Does It Compare to Outsourcing?)

BlueOcean

It’s a question we get asked a lot, and it’s one of the hardest ones to answer because it’s rare and challenging to determine a true apples-to-apples comparison, especially when there are intangible impacts like damage to brand when things go sideways.

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.

5 Ways to Win in the Visual Economy

GetFeedback

It’s been stated that customer experience is the new brand, but what about the visual customer experience? Constant online interaction and social media engagement has piqued our need for visual stimulation and trained us to assimilate more imagery than ever before. And we’ve extended these expectations to eCommerce. We call this new reality “ the visual economy ,” and in it, product imagery and interaction along the purchase journey is as important to consumers as the product itself.

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Top 12 CX Champ Winners

CloudCherry

Too much of a good thing? When it comes to our Finalists for CloudCherry’s 2019-2020 CX Championship, there’s no such thing! With over 100 stellar submissions to choose from- falling into either the Practitioner or the Influencer Categories- our Top 10 list quickly became our Top 12 list.

3 Leadership Behaviors That Prove Your Commitment to Customer-Driven Growth

Customer Bliss

As a customer experience leader, you need to have a good understanding of your organization’s culture. The culture is defined by actions, not words. It is consistent behaviors that give people direction on what to “model.”

The Power (and problem) of Profanity

Horizon CX

A few years back when I started taking drum lessons, my instructor gave me some sage advice about my performing.

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Performance Management Tips for Cross-Generational Success

NICE inContact

What do you get when you put a Baby Boomer, a Gen-Xer, a Millennial, and a Generation Z-er in a room together? A contact center ! The generational diversity in today’s contact center is incredible. Varying levels of expertise, coupled with different perspectives on organizational and customer problems, is invaluable to the contact center.

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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.

Twin Cities Business Journal 2019 Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Year—Calabrio’s Jenny Kray

Calabrio

It came as no surprise to me when the Twin Cities 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!

Keys to Uniting the C-Suite with CX

CloudCherry

C-Suite…UNITE! Take up the battle cry and learn the keys to finding that oft-elusive C-Suite Unity in this week’s ‘Sweets of CX’ podcast.

How VMware, Stitch Fix, and Red Bull Effectively Leverage Customer Insights

Vision Critical

Where is the Line Between Forgetfulness and Great Service?

Steve DiGioia

Great service is comprised of many parts and each must be present to create the experience every customer desires. Let’s briefly discuss each one of my top 8 until we get to “memory”. I know you’ll agree with me that it should be near the top of your list. Training.

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.

Using Plain Language & Personalization in the Contact Center for Better CX

NICE inContact

It’s plain and simple, using plain language in customer interactions is good business for your contact center. When you use plain language across the customer journey, you’re offering better customer service. You’re achieving higher first-call resolution (FCR) rates. You’re lowering call volume. This all leads to cost savings in your contact center. Federal agencies are required by law to use plain language.

5 Leading Augmented Reality enterprise use cases

TechSee

Augmented Reality (AR) is fast becoming an accepted part of our lives. A recent survey indicates that more than 68 million people are already using AR, and that number is expected to grow to 85 million by 2021.

Veterans Day 2019: Customer Service and the Rules of Combat

Wired and Dangerous

This week we celebrate Veterans Day. We deeply thank all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country! We also thank those who served for their service. We both had the distinct honor and privilege to serve our country. Chip is a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran.

Five Questions To Answer for Customer Journey Mapping Success

Heart of the Customer

Successful customer journey maps drive customer-focused change like improving customer experience, developing a new way to deliver value to customers, or reducing the cost to serve current customers.

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.

How to Build Brand Trust

ReviewTrackers

ReviewTrackers

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TruGreen and CXone: Service, Satisfaction and Revenue

NICE inContact

With more than 2.3 million residential and commercial customers across the U.S. and dramatic seasonal fluctuations, TruGreen faces big challenges in providing outstanding customer service and continuing to enhance the customer’s overall experience. The company found exactly the solutions it needed when it moved to NICE inContact’s CXone cloud contact center platform —and it’s never looked back.

Smart Home Support – 4 Key Technologies to Simplify Service

TechSee

Smart Home technology is expected to become a $151.4 billion market by 2024. However, it still has a long way to go before it reaches its full potential. Many consumers face significant technical challenges as they set about smartening up their homes. While in theory, smart devices should be easy to set up – most are wireless and can be remotely connected – in reality, non-technical customers are often insufficiently skilled to set up these products on their own.

How to Optimize the Sales to Customer Success Handoff

Totango

Imagine you’re a customer. A salesperson has lavished attention on you and your every need. As a result, you’ve made a purchase. Now, you’re ready to use the new product, and you’re looking forward to seeing if it lives up to the hype. But what happens next?

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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.

Ideas are Your Fuel for an Improved CX

Heart of the Customer

Think about the last time you lead brainstorming to improve your customer experience (CX). Did you give people Post-It Notes and have them shout out ideas while they put them on the wall? Doing that is a ton of fun. But it’s also a terrible way to develop ideas. So, stop doing it.

Amazing Business Radio: Dennis Snow

ShepHyken

Create a Disney-Worthy Customer Experience. Building a magical customer experience at every level. Shep Hyken interviews Dennis Snow. They discuss how to define an organization’s level of service and company culture by looking at examples from the Walt Disney World Company.

6 Drip Campaign Examples to Inspire Your Next Campaign

ReviewTrackers

Customer Experience

Detecting Tomorrow’s Patterns at TMRE Las Vegas

Chadwick Martin Bailey

At TMRE, we were immersed in a world of abundance, showmanship, cacophony, laughter, and glamour. As I checked out of the Mirage Hotel in the wee hours, I wondered why the lights weren’t on in the stunning 60x10 foot aquarium at registration.

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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.

Thanks for your support as #1 Global Customer Service Guru

Up Your Service

THANK YOU for allowing me to serve you and so many others around the world with the spirit of Uplifting Service! I’ve been nominated for “Global Top Gurus 2020” and appreciate your vote of support. Step 1: Go to [link]. Step 2: Select Customer Service Category.

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15 Steps to Building Lasting Client Relationships

CSM Magazine

Did you know that the cost for attracting new customers is five times more expensive than retaining current ones? Therefore, you should make every effort to build lasting relationships with your clients. In doing so, they will reward you with loyalty and their patronage.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of November 11, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too.

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