Are You a Customer Service Hero, Villain or Problem Solver?

Steve DiGioia

…here’s 3 skills every customer service actor must have This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. You do nothing more than talk to customers on the phone and punch some information into a keypad. And we haven’t even discussed the complaining customers!

Do You Need to be Assertive to Provide Great Customer Service?

Steve DiGioia

The service you provide has always lacked because of your fear of “taking charge” and not wanting to offend your customers. They are individuals who give of themselves and ensure the customer experience is second to none.

Secrets to Incredible Customer Service with Paul R. Jones

BlueOcean

When it comes to customer experience, there’s a lot of cross-over between the hospitality industry and the contact center industry. We’re both in the business of earning a customer’s repeat business through the quality of the experience we deliver.

Delivering Powerful Customer Service!

Wired and Dangerous

Customers have changed! Research shows their expectations for customer service have increased 60% in the last 12 months. And 76% of customers say that the level of customer service you provide is the true test of how much your organization values them!

The Ten Commandments of Customer Service

This cheat sheet covers ten fundamentals of customer service to help your business excel

Handling Customer Service Emergencies

Wired and Dangerous

But, as luck would have it, the wine shop owner was famous for his pull-rabbits-out-of-a-hat service. He called two of his best wine customers whom he knew lived near the party host and promised to replace their bottles of wine delivered to their desperate neighbor plus a bottle on the house.

Why Customer Service Training Is Essential

Customers That Stick

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Customer Service Trends 2018: Creating Effortless Customer-Centric Experiences

Kayako

At Kayako, we do our best to understand not just our customers’ needs, but their customers’ needs, as well. Customers hate putting in effort to get problems resolved. Becoming customer-centric will be the goal of most businesses this year.

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Is Your Customer Service Consistent?

Customers That Stick

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Grading customer service excellence

NewVoiceMedia

One workshop participant asked this question about grading customer service excellence: “I’m designing a performance measurement system for our in-house technology team and have run into a disagreement with my boss. “He I also refer to this as “customer satisfaction.”. “B”

Customer Service & CX Leaders Make the Best Magic TOGETHER

360Connext

The first week of October is both Customer Service Week and the week of CX Day! This week of celebrating success through CX and better customer service is an important reminder that we all serve a role in this. Customer service agents need to feel heard, too.

5 Ways Apple Proves They Really Care About Customer Service

Steve DiGioia

There’s a reason why Apple is a leader in not only technology but customer service too. They actually provide the vehicle(s) needed to service their customers’ needs. It’s not based on what Apple wants but on what their customers’ need.

Celebrate Customer Service Week 2017 with This Easy Plan

Who's Your Gladys?

We've created a Customer Service Week celebration to make it easy-peasy for you to celebrate your team's service excellence and inspire them to amp up their skills. The post Celebrate Customer Service Week 2017 with This Easy Plan appeared first on Who's Your Gladys?

What Makes Great Customer Service Great?

Wired and Dangerous

Today’s wired and dangerous customers crave organizations that consistently deliver great service and create emotional connections with customers. Do you have people in your organization who consistently deliver great customer service?

Achieve Stellar Customer Service with the Aloha Principle

360Connext

Hawaiians have a reputation for delivering stellar customer service. They seem to always maintain a genuinely warm and friendly manner when dealing with their clients, making it virtually impossible to feel dissatisfied even after experiencing some sort of service failure.

Exploring Hospitality Customer Service (Video)

Customers That Stick

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For A Beverage Company, The Answer To ‘How To Build Brand Reputation’ Is Better Customer Service

Magellan Solutions

It is how customers see your company, whether it is in the positive or negative light. Also, that view of the customer is from how you project the company to the public. But in what way is customer service connected with brand reputation?

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Is Your Social Customer Service Already Stellar?

BlueOcean

If you answered “no, our social customer care is most definitely not kicking ass” – don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve curated five thought-provoking blogs that will help you get on the path to best-in-class social customer care. Social Customer Care Cannot Be Ignored.

Handling a Social Media Customer Service Crisis

Who's Your Gladys?

Could a social media customer service crisis happen to your company? The post Handling a Social Media Customer Service Crisis appeared first on Who's Your Gladys? Here are some tips for managing one.

Time for a Customer Service Makeover?

Who's Your Gladys?

Does your customer service need a makeover? Even in high-end service environments, a seemingly tiny disconnect between a customer and a service provider can cause a customer to walk away from your business. The post Time for a Customer Service Makeover?

What 1000 Consumers Say About Bad Customer Service

Kayako

5: Is it too late to win the customer back? What you can do to rectify bad customer service. We wanted to test word of mouth marketing to see if it could be used to rectify a customer’s bad experience. At Kayako, we help our customers get better at customer service.

The Subtle Differences Between Customer Support and Customer Service

Kayako

The term ‘customer service’ evokes nostalgia for sales clerks in long aprons in country town emporiums. Some see it as the old-fashioned version of customer support. Many people can’t distinguish between terms ‘customer support’ and ‘customer service’.

Evolving Customer Service to the Next Level in 2017

BlueOcean

The evolution of the self-serve customer service solution isn’t exactly headline news as we enter this new year. We all know that many, if not most, consumers today prefer to avoid interacting with a live customer service representative if a self-serve option is available.

6 Customer Service Facts for Every Business

Steve DiGioia

Here are my… 6 Customer Service Facts for Every Business. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~. “ I recognize that my paycheck comes from the customers who buy my product or service. I explain more in my Customer Experience Hamburger Podcast.

10 truths about social customer service

NewVoiceMedia

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. Thinking that your customers aren’t on social media.

Customer Service Innovation — How Chatbots are Evolving

TechSee

One of the biggest changes happening in customer service right now is in automating the customer experience. Now that so much of the customer experience is self-service, businesses need to make every part of a customer’s interaction fast, easy, and intuitive.

Customer Service Professional Development – Resources To Help You Learn & Grow

Comm100

When you are doing your job well, knowledge matters – and in the customer service industry, that is even truer than in others. The service sector as a whole has experienced steady but sustained growth over the past decade (approx. Author of The Service Culture Handbook.

Do ‘captive customers’ deserve customer service excellence?

NewVoiceMedia

A government employee questioned whether my service teaching had any value for his department. After all, he reasoned, why bother providing customer service excellence to “captive customers” who have no choice? Who wins from this effort to upgrade civil service?

The Social Media Customer Service Opportunity

inContact

I was astonished that they were able to steal customers in such a public fashion, and that the airline I’ve been loyal to didn’t care to fight back to keep me or to even resolve my issue. Your customers are on social media, they’re talking about you there and they expect you to be there, too.

How to Create the Most Spectacular Customer Service Disasters

360Connext

So it’s no wonder we never run out of customer service disasters to talk about! Customer service disasters really come down to one thing: expectations. If you don’t live up to them, you will disappoint a customer. Listen to customers.

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Customer Service #wetried

MaritzCX

You may or may not have noticed the #facebookdown problems two weeks ago. But did you try calling 9-1-1 when Facebook wouldn’t load? Apparently, some people in Houston did. Folks please do not call the police because #facebookdown we are as upset as you are but we cannot fix facebook.

SUPER AGENT – Saving Customer Service with Augmented Reality

TechSee

Bent on destroying customer service, Omm-Mugga the Mongoose and his destructive Yargh have switched all customer cables to create widespread tech troubles. Customers are calling for help, but the agents are blinded.

Customer service basics are timeless

NewVoiceMedia

Today’s new buzz words in the world of customer service are “customer engagement” and “ customer centric”. The concepts are very valid and important to create a relationship with the customer. The customer holds all the cards and the customer rules.

The Future of Customer Service: Human Intelligence (HI) or Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Michelli Experience

I have been slow to accept that, from a service perspective, humans will ever be replaced by computers. While humans may not be fully replaceable, I do believe artificial intelligence and robots will displace a lot of service providers.

Inspire a Customer Service Mentality In Your Organization

Customer Bliss

Maintaining a “customer service mentality” in the marketplace has to first begin with leaders and the behaviors that they themselves exhibit. And this is not just limited to those on the front lines caring for customers in distress. as a friend, as a partner, as a customer.

3 Ways Customer Service is Worse Today

Steve DiGioia

Service, in all its forms, has changed drastically from the ways our parents, and I, have been brought up with. Too many industries have gotten away from tending to the needs/wants/desires of their customers in ways that used to be the “norm”. how I miss the "old days".

Grading customer service excellence

NewVoiceMedia

One workshop participant asked this question about grading customer service excellence: “I’m designing a performance measurement system for our in-house technology team and have run into a disagreement with my boss. “He I also refer to this as “customer satisfaction.” “B”

How Customer Service and Marketing Can Intensify Each Other

Provide Support

Customer service and marketing can intensify and strengthen each other. Customer service and marketing are often seen as completely different processes by most companies. Let’s explore how customer service and marketing can intensify and strengthen each other.(.).

Create your customer service mantra

NewVoiceMedia

Along those lines, I want you to come up with a customer service promise. For some companies, their tagline is their customer service promise. For example, Zappos.com’s tagline is Powered by Service. Three words that exhibit a commitment to the customer.

This is Why Cheerleaders Give the Best Customer Service

Steve DiGioia

Then I wondered…why don’t we do a similar thing for our customers? Customer Service "improve your customer service" best customer service Cheerleader customer serviceget your pom-poms out!