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, […].

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.

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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.

‘Everybody’ customer interaction

NewVoiceMedia

This has massively changed my opinion of a service where I used to think they must know how many passengers they are expecting to fly, so the queues that are always there must be on purpose and because they didn’t care about customer experience. Customer service is more than just being nice.

Beyond the Contact Center: Unlocking Insights with Speech Analytics

A global survey of 500 key decision makers by Opus Research shows the core benefits of making the leap to an omnichannel contact center, such as uncovering actionable business insights on employee-customer interactions.

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.

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.

ahm Improves NPS Scores with Interactive Voice Response (IVR)

MaritzCX

Addressing Systemic Issues and Using NLP Analytics with Unsolicited Feedback to Eliminate Failure Demand ahm has one of the most sophisticated voice of the customer programs in Australia and is always looking.

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

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

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.

Work-from-Home Contact Center: See the Full Picture with Interaction Analytics

NICE inContact

This is a lot to handle while also maintaining exceptional customer service outside of the traditional contact center. Over the past few weeks, most contact centers have transitioned some or all their agents to a work from-home environment—no easy task.

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.

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)?

3 Important Things A Chatbot Can’t Do (But an IVA Can)

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. Read More. Jacada Blog

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.

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?

Interactive Video: The Rise of RPA Bots in Customer Service

Jacada

Recently, Head of Automation Scott Merritt sat down with the TechTalk team and discussed the ways in which organizations seek to benefit from customer service automation. We invite you to watch the interactive video (and enjoy the references we make along the way).

Interactive Customer Survey QA Checklist

This is an interactive checklist to use when finalizing a customer feedback survey. It is intended to help companies reduce response bias by making survey surveys are structured correctly. Learn more: [link]

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 ! We made sure to choose topics that are top of mind for any customer service organization AND we brought the best industry experts to deliver them.

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

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

Surveys and Interaction Analytics: The Perfect Voice of the Customer Pair

NICE inContact

One of the most important and fundamental pieces of a voice of the customer program is implementing a solution for your customers to provide unbiased feedback through surveys.

The Future of Contact Centers: What Technology Is Right for Your Customers?

Speaker: Laura Sikorski, Contact Center Consultant

Your Contact Center is the most customer focused area in your organization. It is where centralized conversations take place, the voice of the customer is amplified, and the amount of data captured is significant. Technology must provide reliable options for customers to reach you when they want and obtain the same great service regardless of the channel they choose. Your customers should have a positive customer experience with every interaction.

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? Many people don’t understand the difference between customer experience and customer service, but does it really matter. But, to the customer, it doesn’t matter.

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?

5 Reasons Never to Miss SXSW Interactive

Experience Investigators by 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. 360Connext serves mid-market companies and larger by helping them evaluate their true customer experience.

Maintaining Strong B2B Customer Relationships Without Face-to-Face Interaction

Team Support

In an era where remote work has become commonplace, many customer success managers aren’t too happy. Sure, many professionals do, but their dissatisfaction is because the home office lifestyle inhibits their ability to meet face-to-face with customers. Customer Service Strategy

How to Leverage Quality Management to Transform the Customer Experience

When was the last time you took a step back to examine quality management (QM) in your contact center? Determining behaviors that are critical to successful customer experiences, and then coaching agents to exceed that standard on every customer interaction, is the key to running a great contact center. Download this eBook and uncover how winning organizations are improving Customer Satisfaction, NPS, and other key metrics.

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.

Galileo: A True Interactive Visionary

Storyminers

The post Galileo: A True Interactive Visionary appeared first on Storyminers. Culture + Adoption Experience Design Reflections Customer Experience Design Galileo stories storyminers strategy

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.

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.

To Text or To Talk? Understanding Customer Care Preferences for Voice and Digital Channels

As customer care channels continue to evolve and expand, there’s been a lot of debate about which channels customers actually prefer to interact with brands. Based on a recent Harris Poll, learn why consumers choose one channel over another, and how common frustrations with specific channels drive consumers to pick alternatives.

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.