The Complete Customer Service Training Guide

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Did you know that 56% of people around the globe believe that companies need to take action on feedback provided by their customers? Well, customer feedback is exactly what’s going to help your business improve its customer service process efficiently. One-Time Training.

You Need a Jointly Owned Social Media Customer Service Strategy ASAP – Here’s Why

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Once you decide to engage in social media customer service, the next step is coming up with an effective strategy for implementing it. Should it be customer service? If you want a well-rounded, capable, and effective social media customer care team, then the answer is all of the above. This blog post will show you what makes a jointly-owned social media customer service strategy so necessary, and will walk you through how to implement one yourself.

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3 Customer Service Training Secrets You’ll Wish You’d Known 5 Years Ago

Ecrion

Every year, businesses lose over $75 billion in potential revenue thanks to one thing: poor customer service. And while studies show that about 1 out of every 26 customers complain about poor customer service, over 90% of those dissatisfied customers simply stop working with your business — and never come back. Be honest with yourself: How confident are you, really, with your current level of customer service?

20 Ways To Create An Amazing Customer Service Experience In 2020 (Part One)

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With all the focus on how technology—including AI, data, personalization and more—can drive a better customer experience, I wanted to shift my focus back to basics. Here are the first ten of twenty ideas as to how you can up your customer service game in 2020.

20 Ways To Create An Amazing Customer Service Experience In 2020 (Part Two)

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Last week, I shared ten ideas to drive a better customer experience in 2020. As promised, I’m back with ten more tips. Without any further delay, here are ten more ways to create a better customer experience in 2020. Create your customer service mantra.

4 Tips for Ensuring Your Customers Are Treated Better

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While one could argue that it was my sister’s fault, Brenda’s focus was on taking care of her customer and immediately activated the auto-pay, waived penalties and interest owed as well as the fees for disconnection and emergency reactivation. Great ending to a customer service story, but it doesn’t end there. Several lessons here: Make it personal – My sister, Kim, was positively overwhelmed by the service she received from her local utility company. Use Common Sense.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of April 27, 2020

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. “Giving back” is part of the customer experience. ” 15 Customer Service Strategies To Help You Deliver A 5-Star Experience by Forbes Coaches Council. Forbes) If your company is struggling, transforming your customer support into a 5-star experience can inject new life into your business.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of December 23, 2019

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Customer Service Pet Peeves That’ll Make Your Customers Cringe in 2020 by SmarterCX Team. Make Your Customer Service Ready For 2020 by CrazyCall.

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The New Book Revealed: Be Your Customer’s Hero

Customers That Stick

Service triggers that set customers off. Power words that influence customer perception. My new book Be Your Customer’s Hero: Real-World Tips and Techniques for the Service Front Lines is finally here. I am truly thrilled to put this book into the hands of customer-facing professionals all around the world. Be Your Customer’s Hero (HERO) is a different type of customer service book. Customer service can be incredibly difficult.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of June 1, 2020

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. 3 Things That Will Boost Your Reputation For Great Customer Service by Mark Armstrong. These days, there are three things I focus on when it comes to customer service. 3 Customer Service Lessons from Pella Corporation by Elena Constantinescu. What happens when there is an increase in customers reaching out for support?

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of November 19, 2018

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Customer Service Rookie Mistakes That Could Be Tarnishing Your Business Image! How psychology affects the customer experience of voice support by UJET.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of March 18, 2019

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. 1 0 Tips to Build a Customer Centric Work Culture by Vandita Grover. MarTech Advisor) We list 10 customer experience (CX) tips that will establish customer centricity as the core philosophy of your organization and help create a customer-focused environment across your company.

How To Get More Customers To Take Your Surveys

ShepHyken

The car always comes back cleaner than when it goes in for service. The head of the service department mentioned I would be getting a survey emailed to me and asked if I would take a few minutes to complete it. Once again, they provided stellar customer service. And, then a day later came that dreaded customer service survey – the same survey! I would have thought that maybe it might be different for a repeat customer.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of January 29, 2018

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Customer Service Report 2018 by Olga Kolodynska, Justyna Polaczyk, Malgorzata Buksinska and Lukasz Labedzki. LiveChat) The report contains key customer service findings from 2017 and trends for 2018. Its main goal is to bring knowledge to business owners and customer service decision makers. The aim is to modernize customer services.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of November 7, 2016

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Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. What’s stopping your customers from being loyal? Graham Jones) Most business leaders appreciate that 80% of their profits come from 20% of their customers. Keeping loyal customers is the “holy grail” of business. My Comment: This is a very interesting way of looking at customer loyalty. The author has shared a wealth of information on how to create customer advocacy.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of March 5, 2018

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. What’s the Difference Between Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty? HubSpot) Customer satisfaction is a measurement of a customer’s attitude toward a product, a service, or a brand. It’s usually measured by a customer satisfaction survey on a numerical scale. My Comment: A satisfied customer is not a loyal customer.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of September 18, 2017

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Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. 3 Techniques to Help you Really Understand your Customers by Shay Namdarian. Collective Campus) Establishing a detailed understanding of your customers is essential in achieving business goals and creating a customer experience that is a key competitive advantage today. The tips are simple: listen, watch and experience.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of June 4, 2018

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Stop Trying to ‘Delight’ Customers, Says CX Expert Paul Greenberg by Noreen Seebacher. CustomerThink) Known in customer relationship management (CRM) circles as the “Godfather of CRM,” Greenberg suggests businesses are better off consistently meeting their customer’s expectations. Most of the time, service should be friendly and engaging.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of January 9, 2017

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Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. High-Performing Customer Service Teams Use Predictive Analytics by Vala Afshar. Huffington Post) The reality of today’s business landscape is that customers are more connected than ever. Data and predictive analytics are playing a stronger roll than ever in the customer service world. Building Long Term Customer Loyalty in Disposable Times by Deborah Shane.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of August 1, 2016

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Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. There are plenty of unique ways to engage your community and boost your social following, each of which helps customers get to know the names and faces behind your brand and stay loyal to your product or service. My Comment: Social media enhances the customer experience. Here are twelve ways to use social media to enhance the relationship you have with your customers.

When Can I Expect Your Call?

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Sometimes, the most common-sense customer service tips are the most important. A while back, I was talking to my lawyer about the “client service” I experience from him and his firm. For what I was paying him, I felt that he should be giving me a better level of service. Customers want to know that you are focused on them. Taking three days to call someone back shows a lack of focus, if not a lack of concern, for the customer – whether it’s true or not.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of July 9, 2018

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. How to Deliver Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Customer Experience by Deb Miller. My Comment: Want to deliver bad customer service?

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of March 13, 2017

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Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. My Comment: It has been said that customer service is the new marketing. If that is the case, then social media customer service (also known as “social care”) falls into that category. A Recipe for Consistent Customer Service: 5 Key Ingredients by Jeremy Watkin. My Comment: Jeremy Watkin lives and breathes customer service.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of July 17, 2017

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Each week I read a number of customer service and experience articles from various online resources. How Enterprise Chatbots Platforms Will Change Customer Service by Murray Newlands. Business2Community) The key to good customer care is making your customer’s experience with your brand seamless, easy, and great. However, because customers are more informed than ever, they expect more. The Many Choices When Measuring Service by Paul Selby.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of July 22, 2019

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. 8 Tips for Improving Social Media Customer Service by Fara Haron. Smart Customer Service) The quickly evolving social media landscape has forced companies to work harder to maintain a positive customer experience, as 83 percent of people have higher digital customer service expectations than they did last year.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of October 1, 2018

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Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Employee Experience Strategy: 3 Tips to Steal From Customer Service by Brian Westfall. My Comment: Customer service is not just for customers.

Top 50 Customer Service Leaders – Best Customer Experience Influencers

Storyminers

We’re honored to be honored for our work alongside so many of our customer service and customer experience colleagues. This is especially true in the customer service industry. At Netomi, we deeply care about improving the customer experience.

Top 50 Customer Service Leaders – Best Customer Experience Influencers

Storyminers

We’re honored to be honored for our work alongside so many of our customer service and customer experience colleagues. This is especially true in the customer service industry. At Netomi, we deeply care about improving the customer experience.

Social Media Training Activities and Marketing Courses You Never Realized Your Team Needed

Comm100

In order for your social media strategy to work, it’s important that your team be onboard with what you are trying to achieve, and have the knowledge and resources to help you achieve it. How are you supposed to find social media training activities and courses that will bring everyone up to speed? The following blog post will give you helpful training tips, social media training exercises, and a brief list of courses that will help your social media team rise above and beyond.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of January 23, 2017

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. Are You Taking Your Customers For Granted? CustomerThink) What does your B2B marketing program have to do with your customer retention strategy? Let’s look at three ways you can use marketing and customer experience to engage your customers. My Comment: This excellent article has three powerful tips.

15 Customer Retention Strategies for Long-Term Customer Loyalty

Comm100

Your customer retention is super important to your bottom line—after all, customer loyalty is well-known for being more valuable than customer acquisition. With stakes this high, it’s essential that you build a solid customer retention plan that can lead to long-term customer loyalty. Building strong relationships with your customers to keep them hooked for the long-term is the best way to combat customer dissatisfaction in a competitive marketplace.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of December 3, 2017

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Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. Rethinking Federal Customer Experience by Frank Konkel. Nextgov) This eBook looks at how agencies are baking customer experience into their missions. My Comment: Let’s kick off this week’s Top Five with an interesting concept: That the United States government could provide excellent customer service.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of September 19, 2016

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Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. The Customer Service Strategies Behind Zappos’s Success by Sharpen. Sharpen) The power behind the Zappos brand and majority of their success is attributed to the power of fantastic customer service, which is often overlooked as a sales strategy. My Comment: It’s been a while since I’ve read an article about Zappos and their amazing service.