Communicating Who & What Matters Most

Wired and Dangerous

These days have seen a massive change in how we interact, collaborate and communicate with others. In times like these it is critical that we find ways to communicate how important our employees and customers are to our business. The “new normal” is anything but normal.

Communication, communication, communication! Why you cannot ‘over’ communicate when it comes to Customer Experience

ijgolding

I have written many times in the past about the importance of effective communication if an organisation has an intention to deliver consistently better Customer Experiences. Whilst much of my writing has been focused on the importance of the communication relationship between a company and the customer, I have not been as vocal about the almost equal criticality of the communication between a company and it’s employees.

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4 Keys to Successful Customer Communication in the Coronavirus Era

MaritzCX

The coronavirus pandemic has done more than upended how brands communicate with customers—it has completely changed the lives of customers across the globe. This article was originally published here. The sudden influx of physical distancing, the (hopefully temporary) shuttering of businesses, and general unease about the virus have all reshaped how customers interact with brands virtually overnight. View Article. Customer Journey

Strike a conversational tone in client communications

Beyond the Arc

The product meets customer needs, the organization is easy to do business with, but client communications are cold, and maybe even off-putting. The post Strike a conversational tone in client communications appeared first on Blog @beyondthearc.com.

Straight Talk about Security, Compliance and Reliability in Cloud Communications

The risk is real - every organization recognizes the consequences of inadequate security, compliance and reliability in communications systems. Data breaches make headlines and privacy violations put companies at legal risk, not to mention the very real revenue costs of downtime. In this report, 8x8 shares how they secure data across every step of their communications system - and how you can easily comply with tightening regulations.

Communicating that Customers Matter

Wired and Dangerous

Most executive offices today are smaller than in past years and have interiors that are no longer decorated to communicate importance and prestige. Customer Centric b2b strategy b2c strategy Customer communication Customer Experience Customer Service Innovative ServiceIn the last few months, we have visited several C level officers of client companies.

The Changing Pattern of Consumer Communications

Experience Matters

consumers prefer to communicate with each other, analyzing their answers to the question, Which method would you most likely use to communicate with your friends? For the past several years, we’ve been examining how U.S. As you can see in the figure below: Text messages are on the rise (+8 points between 2012 and 2016), while […]. Customer experience

The Importance of Always-on Customer Communications

Comm100

With all the talk about customer-centricity and customer experience being the next battleground for corporate growth , even more so than price, it follows that live chat is a mission-critical communication channel. The post The Importance of Always-on Customer Communications appeared first on Comm100. CommunicationWe’ve all done it – politely (or otherwise) hung up on a call from a telemarketer. We’ve even abandoned a call that we started.

7 Statistics that Show the High Cost of Siloed Communications

Tricia Morris

In two new research notes, industry analysts warn about the negative impact disparate communication and collaboration tools are having on not just the employee experience – but the customer experience, as well.

How to Bring More Humanity into Customer Communication

Kayako

It’s likely that one of the first companies that come to mind when talking about humanity in customer communication is Zappos. In this article, we will explore three ways to bring more humanity into your customer communication. One of the tough things about communicating with customers is that if it’s not face-to-face, a lot can be missed or misread. One small trick that can help you in all your connections and communications in the day is to assume positive intent of others.

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.

Fixing Communication Monologues (vs. Dialogues)

Andrew Mcfarland

Have you ever been in the situation with a customer where your own teammates monopolize the “discussion” and turn it into a monologue? Clearly they believe they have value to add. But they’re making a mistake if they think talking. Best Practices Dialogue Listen Monologue Theodore Roosevelt

15 Tips for Better Customer Service Communication

Ecrion

Communicate Clearly | 5. Communication Times | 10. How you deal with customer service communication can make or break your business. We’ve outlined the 15 golden rules of great customer service communication below so you’ll be able to implement them easily.

Transforming Communications into Experiences

Topdown

Today, we are thrilled to have Kaspar Roos, head of Aspire CCS, share some insights from a recent industry survey his team conducted on the transformation of customer communications management into customer experience management. Strategy Customer Experience Customer Communications TechnologyFrom time to time, we are honored to have an industry luminary contribute a post to the Topdown blog.

Customer Communication and Customer Experience: Who to Follow and Why

Topdown

Staying up to date on the most recent trends, standards, and best practices related to customer communication management (CCM) and customer experience (CX) can mean the difference between successfully inspiring brand loyalty and losing your customers early in their journey.

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.

Communicating In Anxious Times

Martin Hill-Wilson

Continue reading Communicating In Anxious Times at BrainFood. I’m inspired by all who are keeping things going. Health workers, emergency services, customer services, volunteers, parents doubling up as home teachers and employees and people running f2f services that need to remain open. The shock of adapting so fast to new realities has hit us all. Whatever getting over COVID-19 means, it will not signal a return to the way things were.

Effective Communication: A Critical Skill to Propel XM Success

Experience Matters

In fact, effectively informing employees about XM is so important that Ecosystem Communications is one of our 20 XM skills organizations must master to embed XM as a discipline. The post Effective Communication: A Critical Skill to Propel XM Success appeared first on Experience Matters.

What Is Customer Communications Management?

Topdown

If customer communication management , or CCM, is the buzzword you’ve been hearing around the office, there’s a reason for all the hype. Customer Experience Customer Communications Personalization

7 Important Internal Communication Survey Questions

SurveySparrow

Good internal communication survey questions can help you find out. Communicating with employees is important to make them feel like their work is meaningful. Effective internal communication helps you achieve that goal. You need an internal communications survey to find out.

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.

Making the Case for Digital-First Contact Center Communication — And Why it Matters More than Ever

NICE inContact

With consumers expecting to engage on their terms, in a way that’s easy and efficient, the flexibility and convenience of digital channels are an essential offering. For many organisations, this means making the business case for going digital to organisational leadership.

Switch To New Channels For Effective Email Communication

Kayako

The first step is to realize is that you’re probably not as good at communicating by email as you thought. Participants had to communicate by voice or by email. In both forms of communication they estimated about 80% of recipients would understand correctly. There are two important takeaways here: People were much worse at communicating by email. Why are we so bad at effective email communication? New channels for effective email communication.

Do Your Communication Tactics Undermine Your Intentions?

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

The post Do Your Communication Tactics Undermine Your Intentions? Blog Communications Customer Engagement Customer Experience Featured Opinion accountability communication culture customer complaints customer engagement customer service linkedin restaurant Social Media story travel“Say please!” ” I say this to my children in a nearly constant refrain.

Communication — Essential to Creating and Sustaining a Customer-Centric Culture 

ijgolding

If you have an aspiration to lead or be part of a sustainably customer centric organisation, then you must master the art of COMMUNICATION! “If Communication is such a vital component – the more creative and inventive you are in getting the message across, the better!”. You quite simply cannot ‘over’ communicate with anything that is core to your business AND customer strategy. Communicating the Customer Experience needs to be continuous, innovative and engaging.

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.

The Upfront Agreement of Future Communication

ShepHyken

He talked about an agreement he makes with all his new customers and employees, an upfront agreement tied to future communication. Essentially, Todd asks his new customers to agree in writing that if there is ever an issue, problem, complaint, question – anything that impairs the customer’s experience – that they will communicate it with either Todd or another employee. Having that upfront agreement about how we’ll communicate has saved us so much heartburn.”.

Evaluate the Personality of Your Communication

Customer Bliss

Surprisingly, few businesses have clued in to the fact that their communication exposes how much they consider the customer on the other end. Most companies consider these communication touch points as tasks they have to execute – not opportunities to showcase their personality and connect with customers in a real and human manner. The significance of aligning your communication and your customer experience is huge. So, where are you with your communication to your customers?

Top types of customer communication channels

Comm100

Top Types of Customer Communication Channels. Adding a new customer communication channel can seem like great business sense, either to embrace a new section of customers, or deflect from other channels. When considering adding a new customer communication channel, a company needs to carefully consider when, how, and why a group of customers would use a certain channel. Unlike chat, ticketing doesn’t rely on real-time, person to person communications.

One Piece of Customer Communication that Fails to Delight

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

The post One Piece of Customer Communication that Fails to Delight appeared first on Customer Experience Consulting. Blog Communications Customer Engagement Customer Experience Featured communication customer journey invoices linkedin loyalty relationships touch point touchpointCustomers hear from you regularly. Right? As you dwell on how often you actually connect with a customer (once a week? once every few months? never?) I want to remind you of one simple 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.

5 Stakeholder Engagement Best Practices to Improve Customer Communication

Totango

Your communication with your customer is the force multiplier that can unlock the full potential of your product. Use Data-Driven Communication. The more meaningful communication you have with your customers, the better your relationship will be. Use Data-Driven Communication.

Communicate On Purpose

Customer Enthusiast

Employees will only be aware of job purpose (as a relevant and credible dimension of their job role) if leadership and, in particular, their immediate supervisor, reinforces it by communicating it daily—in words and deeds. The post Communicate On Purpose appeared first on Steven Curtin.

The art of communicating a crisis with your customers

Kayako

How do you go about communicating this properly to your customers? Communicating throughout and keeping customers informed. And someone in the middle helping the two teams communicate. Communication between teams is such a high priority during a crisis that you can’t rely on email. Once you have the right people in place, the next thing you need is the communication strategy that allows you to tackle anything coming your way.

5 Ways One-on-One Customer Communication Builds Loyalty

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

The post 5 Ways One-on-One Customer Communication Builds Loyalty appeared first on Customer Experience Consulting. Blog Communications Customer Engagement Customer Experience customer service Featured communication competition customer engagement employee engagement linkedin managementConsumers have power. In the old-school approaches to business, companies thought they were essential if they sold goods and services people wanted.

The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

Tweet this Self-service communication options do little to quell. New communication channels have emerged. communication channels already. search and other communication methods become. many brands, customer communication.

Organizations Pay a High Price for Poor Communication Skills

Integrity Solutions

Effective communication skills isn’t a “soft” issue; it’s a real business challenge with significant consequences. Effective communication skills — it sounds like a “soft” issue, right? Just think about how much of your workday involves communication.