3 Ways to Provide Success When Handling Rude Customer Interactions

NICE inContact

As I searched for ways to discipline my accident-prone, very determined, yet very sensitive and sometimes diva-like 5-year-old daughter, I had a revelation: Dealing with rude customers in the contact center can be similar to this challenge. As customers get more frustrated — whether it’s a product not working correctly, not reaching resolution, or any number of triggers — logic seems to exit the building. Emotions rise, and customers eventually want one thing: gratification.

Psssssst! The Buzz Around Interactions 2019 has Already Begun

NICE inContact

How will we top Interactions 2018? Raising the bar on the customer journey. And, of course, listening to what our customers tell us is most important to them. this is our first opportunity to come to an Interactions event. By leading the charge in industry trends.

Interactions Celebrates 15 Years

Interactions

“When Interactions started out in 2004, a streamlined customer experience certainly wasn’t considered the business necessity that it is today. Michael Iacobucci, longstanding CEO of Interactions. How can we make our customers, and their customers, more satisfied?

CX Myth #5: Wow Customers During Every Interaction

Experience Matters

Many common beliefs about customer experience are misguided, based on oversimplifications or a lack of consideration for real-world constraints. CX Myth #5: Wow Customers During Every Interaction What’s Wrong: While it may be appealing to think about creating an amazing experience every time you touch a customer, it’s just not appropriate or practical. And if we put the same energy into all interactions, then we are underinvesting Read More.

The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

to meet customer expectations for digital service Social Media Voice of the. Customer. Digital Self Service Tweet this Customers want digital self- service options, such as chat and. customers to order their favorite. experience that helps customers.

Report: Humanizing Digital Interactions

Experience Matters

We just published a Temkin Group report, Humanizing Digital Interactions. Emotions play an integral role in how customers make decisions and form judgments. This means that how a customer feels about an interaction with a company has an enormous impact on his or her loyalty to that company. However, companies tend to ignore customer emotions, […].

Elevated Customer Experience Means Fast Action and Human Interaction

NICE inContact

With the inclusion of so many technologies, and more coming, companies may be wondering what customers want? How can they, as an organization, provide the elevated customer experience? Give Customers What They Want: Fast Action and Human Interaction.

‘Everybody’ customer interaction

NewVoiceMedia

The experience of going through security in airports is not usually something that people would look forward to or enjoy, but I have been really impressed lately with the introduction of the “how was your experience today?” The question “How was your experience today?”

Four Ways to Increase Meaningful Interactions with Your Customers

CSM Magazine

Investing in overall brand experience for customers is one of the most important aspects of any business. By building a happy, loyal customer base that makes brand interaction easy and enjoyable, businesses can ensure that they have the edge over competitors.

Interactions 2019 Welcomes Ashton Kutcher as Keynote Speaker!

NICE inContact

Interactions 2019 welcomes actor, investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Ashton Kutcher, as keynote speaker! Register today for Interactions 2019, and don’t miss your exclusive opportunity to hear Ashton Kutcher discuss his life, career and passions.

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

1The Health of the Contact Center: Agent Well-Being in a Customer-Centric Era 2New study reveals heightened complexity of. customer experience increases pressure on the. center, showing that brands are willing to do—and spend—what it takes to create loyal customers.

Create Your Learning Experience at Interactions 2019–Agenda Preview Now Available!

NICE inContact

The Interactions 2019 agenda is built with you in mind, so you can deliver the most exceptional customer experience directly to your customers. Make sure to get the most out of your visit by planning in advance with the Interactions 2019 Agenda Preview ! Expivia Interaction Marketing Group, Inc. Register today for Interactions 2019 at the Early Bird rate of $1,395. Advantages of the Cloud Interactions NICE inContact CXone

Hear from Top Customer Experience Experts – Plan your Interactions 2018 Agenda

NICE inContact

The Interactions 2018 agenda is built with you in mind, so you can deliver the most exceptional customer experience directly to your customers. With so much to see and do in three days, make sure to get the most out of your time at Interactions 2018 by planning in advance with the Interactions 2018 Agenda Preview ! To receive the special “NICE inContact” pricing for Interactions 2018, use the following discount codes when registering.

How to Build Customer Trust One Interaction at a Time

Kayako

In the age of disloyalty , it’s easy for your customer to jump ship from one subscription business or ecommerce store to another. How do you make a customer feel respected and gain their trust? Customer trust is a reciprocal behavior to what they receive.

What is an IVR (Interactive Voice Response)?

NICE inContact

At the simplest level, an IVR (Interactive Voice Response) is an automated interface that allows you to interact with callers to gather data, and potentially resolve an issue without having to direct that caller to an agent. More accurate definition of customer needs and therefore refined routing, which increases customer satisfaction and reduces the need to requeue or transfer calls. The post What is an IVR (Interactive Voice Response)?

The Top 3 Ways to Forecast for Your Contact Center

that customers may decide to go elsewhere, to. savings and improves customer satisfaction. overstaffing, minimizes customer wait times. and optimizes the customer experience. forecasted customer. interactions match. interactions handled.

Exploring Multiple Emotions During Contact Center Interactions

Experience Matters

In a previous post, I discussed results from a joint study that we conducted with Mattersight Personality Labs (MPL) to examine customer emotions within contact center interactions. In addition to detecting the customer emotion, […]. Customer Connectedness Customer experience Emotion

Pokémon Go: How to Launch Experiences that Maximize Technology & Social Interaction {Infographic}

Michelli Experience

Lead People Not Technology: Interacting to Succeed

Michelli Experience

My career as a customer experience consultant has given me access to some of the most remarkable CEOs, senior leadership teams, and frontline leaders at iconic global brands. They ask lots of questions; they watch their teams and customers. Using John Kotter’s distinction between leaders and managers , the HBR article suggests that both “leader-type” and “manager-type” CEOs spend considerable time interacting with others.

Personalizing customer interactions builds loyalty

Jacada

If you are able to treat customers as individuals by personalizing their experiences, they will reward your dedication with loyalty of their own.

Study: The Health of the Contact Center

1The Health of the Contact Center: Agent Well-Being in a Customer-Centric Era 2New study reveals heightened complexity of. customer experience increases pressure on the. center, showing that brands are willing to do—and spend—what it takes to create loyal customers.

ICUC 2017 at NICE Interactions Welcomes Keynote Speaker – Alec Baldwin!

NICE inContact

We’ve managed to top ourselves again by bringing to inContact’s user conference (ICUC) at NICE Interactions 2017 one of the hottest celebrities on the scene – Alec Baldwin! The post ICUC 2017 at NICE Interactions Welcomes Keynote Speaker – Alec Baldwin! Customer Experience ICUC

Inside the ROI of Consistency in Customer Interactions

Topdown

That moment of frustration is a perfect illustration of what happens when a company does not provide consistent customer interactions. The negative feeling that develops in this customer experience (CX) has more impact than some may realize. Customer ExperienceHave you ever been passed around on a phone call and gotten frustrated at repeating your explanation each time the call was transferred?

Pokémon Go: How to Launch Experiences that Maximize Technology and Social Interaction

Michelli Experience

Let me guess, you’d like your prospective customers to learn about your products or services WITHOUT you having to invest a bundle of money in marketing! 3) Leverage technology and interactivity – While much has been promised from augmented-reality technology, Niantic delivered an emotionally engaging experience. They are activating people to move and experience other gamers as well as the physical world around them.

Your Brand is Defined by the Sum of All Your Customer Interactions

ShepHyken

What does a good customer experience look like at your company? What does good customer service look like? It will be interesting to see if your team recognizes the difference between experience and service. As mentioned, it’s the entire experience.

Fireside Chat: Lessons from "The Convenience Revolution"

Speaker: Shep Hyken, Bestselling Author & Customer Experience Expert

A revolution in customer convenience is currently underway, disrupting old business models and driving rapid innovations. Customers now have raised expectations, and this trend will be accelerating in the future.

Interactive Voice Response – What it is, What it does, Where it’s going

NICE inContact

Interactive voice response (IVR) has been a staple of customer service for many years. The fact that IVRs have been around for a long time and are widely used does not mean, though, that your customers actually like them. In fact, NICE inContact research has found that IVR fares worst among all Self-Service channels in terms of Customer Experience (CX). Offload Routine Interactions. Advantages of the Cloud Customer Experience Trends & Insights

Still on the Fence? How to Sell Your Manager on Interactions 2018

NICE inContact

If your manager still hasn’t committed to sending you or your colleagues to Interactions 2018, there are some powerful reasons you can share. At Interactions 2018, you’ll be interacting with your peers from other business segments in addition to industry experts.

Galileo: A True Interactive Visionary

Storyminers

Strategies, experiences, and stories to help them chart their own new paths, rewrite their future stories—and give their clients amazing experiences. The post Galileo: A True Interactive Visionary appeared first on Storyminers.

Emotions & Customer Interaction

Martin Hill-Wilson

I’m about to do the same with emotion and customer interaction for customer service and inside sales teams. Continue reading Emotions & Customer Interaction at BrainFood. Customer Experience customer interaction emotion Emotive CXI’m on a mission and I need your help. Some of you will know about the P&Q Challenge I run.

Creating Distinction to Improve Customer Interactions

Speaker: Scott McKain, Business Consultant, Bestselling Author, Speaker

How does a business become so distinctive that they not only stand out in their industry, but set the benchmark for innovation, customer experience, and employee culture? The ONLY two factors upon which customers will judge you.

5 Reasons Never to Miss SXSW Interactive

360Connext

I’ve noticed a lot of blogs and articles and general gripes lately about why SXSW Interactive has jumped the shark. It’s fashionable to post emphatically about how there’s no appeal to the massive conference tackling digital and interactive trends each March. Post by 360Connext – Customer Experience Investigation. How will we use this technology to better our experiences?

NetBase Releases Interactive AI Battlebot

NetBase

We’re elated to announce NetBase as the first sentiment analysis platform to offer the real-time, aggressive approach brands have been craving, with an interactive AI Battlebot that will knock your socks off. Interactive Awesomeness. And your customer service people are idiots, fyi.

Digital Interactions Dominate

Jacada

This supports the reality that the quest to deliver exemplarity Customer Experience (Cx) is now widely recognized as the top reason for offering digital self-service and assisted service channels. What’s more, according to the research, four out of five participating organizations clearly recognize Customer Experience as being their number one competitive differentiator.

Digital Interactions Dominate

Jacada

This supports the reality that the quest to deliver exemplarity Customer Experience (Cx) is now widely recognized as the top reason for offering digital self-service and assisted service channels. What’s more, according to the research, four out of five participating organizations clearly recognize Customer Experience as being their number one competitive differentiator.

The Omnichannel Olympics: Transform to Perform

Speaker: Ron Dutta, VP-Business Development and Omnichannel CX Solutions

Examining 10 Emotions, 8 Interactions, and Resulting Loyalty

Experience Matters

As part of our push to drive more detailed discussions about emotion, we examined the emotions that consumers feel after specific interactions. Customer experience EmotionAny regular reader of this blog likely knows that emotion is a key topic for Temkin Group. We labelled 2016 as The Year of Emotion and operationalizing emotion is one of our 2017 CX trends.