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.

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!

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?

The Evolution of Self-Serve Customer Service

BlueOcean

That day inevitably coincides with the renewed urgency of the task you’ve been procrastinating over: calling customer service to fix your computer/check your warranty/renew your membership/reset your password. Their customers hold times were reduced.

The Ten Commandments of Customer Service

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

The Customer Service Gap

ShepHyken

I’ve written about the customer service gap before. The second version of the gap focused on narrowing the distance between you and your customers. This also puts your competition further away from your customers. Here are just a few ideas: Survey your customers.

Make Customer Service a Habit -

Kristina Evey

Make Customer Service a Habit. Daily actions of Customer Service are what makes a difference in the minds of the people we work with. cultural mindset Customer Experience Management Customer service good customer service

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 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.

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

INTRODUCTION Business Transformation and Analytics: Driving Change in a Customer-Centric World | 3. understand new sources of customer data and. quickly act to meet new customer expectations. percent) and direct feedback from customers (39. product or service.

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”

4 Ways to Hardwire Customer Service Success

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If you want to deliver strong customer service, it’s important to keep learning and improving. The post 4 Ways to Hardwire Customer Service Success appeared first on Who's Your Gladys? Customer Service

Stellar Customer Service in Fast Food

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Small details make a big difference in customer service and with a little extra effort, you can create a memorable experience for your customers. The post Stellar Customer Service in Fast Food appeared first on Who's Your Gladys?

KPI Alphabet Soup: The Most Important Customer Service Performance Metric

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People who work in Customer Operations know of the “Alphabet Soup” of customer service performance metrics. The post KPI Alphabet Soup: The Most Important Customer Service Performance Metric appeared first on Who's Your Gladys?

3 Customer Service Tips from a Health Care Pro

Who's Your Gladys?

If wanting happy customers and an engaged staff was enough – everyone would have them. Instead, customer complaints are common and nearly 75% of employees are reportedly disengaged. What can you do to get customer service right? Customer Service Customer Service Articles

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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. 500 million to revamp the in-flight experience for its customers and improve customer relations in the contact.

2015 Trends in Customer Service

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New realities have emerged over the past year, revealing what we can expect of customer service in 2015. Best practices Customer Service Marilyn Suttle 2015 trends Customer Service Articles customer service training customer service trends

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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.

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?

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.

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.

Ready or Not: AI Customer Service Will Change Your Business and Brand

BlueOcean

In the customer support space, AI is changing the customer experience for better or for worse depending on the elegance of your deployment. The author highlights some of the benefits that we are already seeing in the customer service and IT service world.

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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.

The Simple Truth Behind Customer Service Excellence

Who's Your Gladys?

National news, Twitter and YouTube are loaded with examples of customer service gone wrong. While there are lessons to learn from service breakdowns, there’s even more value in following leaders who share a consistent set of guiding principles for “getting service right.”

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.

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?

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.

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’.

What Makes Good Customer Service

ShepHyken

National Customer Service Week is coming up the first week in October. This is a time to appreciate employees for doing a great job taking care of customers. And, of course, there is showing some love and appreciation to your customers. What makes good customer service?”

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.

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.

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.

Customer Service Is a Habit (So Is Bad Customer Service)

ShepHyken

This week is National Customer Service Week. Happy Customer Service Week! It became a book, officially titled, Be Amazing or Go Home: Seven Customer Service Habits that Create Confidence with Everyone. Delivering good customer service is a habit.

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.

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”

The Importance of Compassion in Customer Service

Who's Your Gladys?

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3 key customer service trends for 2018

NewVoiceMedia

Three years ago, Gartner predicted that more than half of businesses would implement significant changes to improve customer experience by 2018. The estimated price tag of losing customers due to poor service has reached $1.6 according to Accenture’s Digital Disconnect in Customer Engagement report. Providing a seamless omni-channel service that makes sense for your customer base is essential.

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Oh the Humanity! Creating Stronger Human Connections in Customer Service

Who's Your Gladys?

Ever feel like the human connections in customer service are at risk? Even with advancements in artificial intelligence, combined with more use of chatbots and pre-recorded messages, creating strong, human connections with customers reigns supreme when it comes to customer loyalty.

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.

Are Extended Customer Service Hours Still a Thing?

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Extended customer service hours – the ability of your customer to reach you when they perceive that they need you – is an important part of the customer relationship. The post Are Extended Customer Service Hours Still a Thing?