Tue.Apr 16, 2024

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Customer screw-ups are your fault

Zeisler Consulting

Some of your Customers are idiots. Hey, full disclosure, that includes me. In fact, in some circles, I’m known as the “LCD,” or least-common denominator. As the joke goes, Z is the dimmest bulb in the group, and as such, if I get something, everybody should be able to understand it. Self-deprecation aside, the much-more-straight-faced point I’m making here is that we as brands need to develop our systems for the lowest-common-denominator Customer.

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Blue Ocean Wins 2024 Silver Stevie® Award for Contact Center Provider of the Year

BlueOcean

Blue Ocean, a world-leader in customer care solutions, was awarded a Silver Stevie® Award in the “Contact Center Outsourcing Provider of the Year” category at the 18th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. This is Blue Ocean’s fourth Stevie Award. The company received a Bronze Stevie in 2017, a Silver Stevie in 2019, and another Silver Stevie in 2020.

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Elevating the Ordinary: How Pride Transforms Your Work

ShepHyken

I love seeing amazement in action. I was at the airport last week with a friend who accidentally spilled his soda. Within moments, an airport employee came over with a bucket and mop to clean up the spill. My friend apologized for making a mess, and the woman’s response surprised both of us. She said, “My name is Laura, and it is my pleasure to clean up your spill.

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Blue Ocean Wins 2024 Silver Stevie® Award for Contact Center Provider of the Year

BlueOcean

Blue Ocean, a world-leader in customer care solutions, was awarded a Silver Stevie® Award in the “Contact Center Outsourcing Provider of the Year” category at the 18th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. This is Blue Ocean’s fourth Stevie Award. The company received a Bronze Stevie in 2017, a Silver Stevie in 2019, and another Silver Stevie in 2020.

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3 Ways Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Can Improve Customer Experience

Today’s digitally savvy customers have high expectations of retailers for convenience, responsiveness, and ease of doing business both in-store and online. Our recent survey of over 2,000 US consumers found that retailers that can drive a seamless, omnichannel customer experience (CX) – across physical and digital channels – have huge benefits for brand relevance, profitability, and customer loyalty.

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A secure approach to generative AI with AWS

AWS Machine Learning

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the customer experience in industries across the globe. Customers are building generative AI applications using large language models (LLMs) and other foundation models (FMs), which enhance customer experiences, transform operations, improve employee productivity, and create new revenue channels.

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Top 50 Customer Service Leaders 2024 | AmplifAI

Amplifai Coaching Category

Discover the Top Customer Service Leaders of 2024 and learn how they amplify CX for exceptional results.

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Manage your Amazon Lex bot via AWS CloudFormation templates

AWS Machine Learning

Amazon Lex is a fully managed artificial intelligence (AI) service with advanced natural language models to design, build, test, and deploy conversational interfaces in applications. It employs advanced deep learning technologies to understand user input, enabling developers to create chatbots, virtual assistants, and other applications that can interact with users in natural language.

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8 Voice of Customer Keys to CX ROI

ClearAction

8 Voice of Customer Keys to CX ROI Lynn Hunsaker Voice of Customer is the basis for customer-centricity. And it should be the basis for how your business is run. Whatever is out of sync with customers costs you a lot in tied-up resources and lost opportunities. These are revenue roadblocks. Therefore, Voice of Customer should be very good at driving changes to the business, accordingly.

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When Good Isn’t Enough: Developing Customer Care that Exceeds Expectations

Interactions

How Can the Bar be Raised to Surpass Customer Expectations? In a world of high demands and countless inquiries, meeting consumer expectations isn’t just a goal; it’s a commitment. A dedication to understanding your customers ensures that every interaction is personalized and purposeful, alleviating the pain of lengthy wait times and ensuring each conversation is met with effective, personalized assistance.

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Manual Call Reviews? Theres a Better Way!

Speaker: Laura Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer at CallFinder + Angie Kronlage, Director of Program Success at Working Solutions + April Wiita, Vice President of Program Success at Working Solutions

Are you still manually reviewing calls? 🤔 If so, this webinar is for you! What was once a common practice in the call center is now a barrier to success. Manual call monitoring is no longer an option if you want to proactively coach your agents to ultimately improve the customer experience using data-driven insights. Join this webinar with Angie Kronlage and April Wiita of Working Solutions to discuss how you can modernize outdated, manual call review processes through the power of autom

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Insider Tips for Outstanding Customer Support in Online Casinos

CSM Magazine

Online casinos are not just places for digital entertainment; they are platforms where the experience of each user can define the longevity and success of the casino itself. Superior customer service ensures that the user experience is exceptional. In this article, we provide some insights into how online casinos can deliver outstanding customer support.

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Ethical Consumerism and the Path to Long-Term Brand Loyalty

CX University

The Rise of the Conscious Consumer In today’s competitive business landscape, customer loyalty has become a critical factor for success. As consumers become increasingly discerning, the alignment between a company’s values and the personal values of its customers has emerged as a significant driver of loyalty. This article explores the impact of personal values alignment on customer loyalty and how businesses can navigate the evolving landscape of ethical consumerism.

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How AI Can Elevate the Customer Experience at Online Casinos

CSM Magazine

It’s undeniable that artificial intelligence (AI) has swiftly risen to become a powerful force in numerous industries and the world of online casinos isn’t left behind. By integrating AI tech into online gambling, the gaming experience is lifted to a whole new level; players enjoy tailored customer service and the overall operations of the casinos become more efficient.

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Outsourcing Your Company Websites: Expert Design, Save Time

Magellan Solutions

Did you know? Your website is often the first thing potential customers see when interacting with your business. Research indicates that 94% of users base their initial impression of your company on your website design, forming their opinion in just 50 milliseconds. It highlights the importance of a well-designed online presence. Having a professional website is essential for businesses.

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What Does it REALLY Mean to Put CX First?

The 5 Essentials of a CX-First Platform Customer experience was once considered a soft metric, or a “nice to have.” But it is now a board-level priority for many brands. The experience you provide your customers is a defining way to differentiate your business from the competition. But how can you really make CX a priority when you have competing budget and resource constraints?

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12 Tips for Efficiently Managing Your Busy Lifestyle with On-Demand Services

CSM Magazine

Life runs at a sprinter’s pace, your time being the ultimate prize. How do you keep up? Well, on-demand services offer a lifeline for the perpetually busy. Efficiency isn’t just a buzzword – but a survival skill when juggling work, life, and everything in between. Stick around as we comb through these twelve tips on using real-time services to efficiently manage your busy lifestyle. 1.

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5 Ways For Improving Collaboration in Software Teams

SurveySensum

Software development is teamwork. From product managers and designers to developers and quality assurance testers, it involves cross-functional collaboration and clear communication to create great products that customers love. On the other hand, many software teams face difficulties in creating a productive teamwork environment. Inefficiencies arise in the form of silos between functions, expectations are unclear with no one listening, and feedback goes unnoticed.

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Winning the Game: How Stellar Customer Care Boosts iGaming Success

CSM Magazine

Customer service can go a very long way for a lot of businesses. It can often be the difference between getting someone to either purchase a service or product or return when they need more of it, or potentially costing the business the profit that could potentially be made. Many industries are built on their reliance to provide the best customer service possible, with retailers and people-facing businesses often placing a huge emphasis on it.

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What’s Lurking In Your Sales Culture?

Forrester's Customer Insights

Toxicity lives on in some sales cultures — and where it does, it impedes growth and success. Learn what’s needed to overcome it in this B2B Summit North America session preview.

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Turn Payments Into Personalization: Unlock the Value of Transaction Data

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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10 Telegram Bots to Help Admins Manage Groups and Channels

CSM Magazine

It can be somewhat challenging for administrators to navigate the intricacies of managing Telegram channels and groups. Fortunately, a variety of Telegram bots have been developed to assist in this endeavor. Let’s explore ten bots that can enhance the management of your groups and channels, making your role as an admin both more efficient and effective.

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Build Your GenAI Strategy On A Rock-Solid Foundation (Model)

Forrester's Customer Insights

OpenAI’s ChatGPT set the record for fastest-growing consumer application, and there are now available scores of other models similar to GPT3.5 (both proprietary and open-source), but don’t be fooled: The market for foundation models powering generative AI (genAI) and predictive AI is still in its infancy.

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Explore data with ease: Use SQL and Text-to-SQL in Amazon SageMaker Studio JupyterLab notebooks

AWS Machine Learning

Amazon SageMaker Studio provides a fully managed solution for data scientists to interactively build, train, and deploy machine learning (ML) models. In the process of working on their ML tasks, data scientists typically start their workflow by discovering relevant data sources and connecting to them. They then use SQL to explore, analyze, visualize, and integrate data from various sources before using it in their ML training and inference.

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The Art And Craft Of Insight-Driven Transformation: An Interview With Dr. Mark Powell

Forrester's Customer Insights

Data-driven insight is the key to unlocking reliable value generation with business transformation. In the recently published book, “The Fifth Phase: An Insight-Driven Approach To Business Transformation,” author, consultant, and entrepreneur Dr.

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Customer Experience Myths Guidebook

A CX myth is something widely believed or implemented that is based on “how we’ve always done it” thinking, rather than delivering truly innovative customer experiences. What CX myths are holding organizations back from top-level customer experience performance? What can companies do to find solid ground and move forward successfully? In this guidebook, we answer those questions and more as we explore three key myths and two strategies that you can use to replace them.

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Mastering the 5 Point Likert Scale for Effective Surveys

Retently

Welcome to our guide on making the most of your surveys using a 5-point Likert scale. Have you ever wondered how some surveys give really spot-on insights? A lot of that precision comes from how the questions are framed and the types of responses they gather. That’s where Likert scales come into play – a handy tool in the survey toolkit. Understanding the 5 point Likert scale is crucial for anyone looking to collect accurate data on opinions and attitudes.

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It Ain’t Just AI: What We Saw At Google Cloud Next

Forrester's Customer Insights

Google conjured a Christmas-in-July atmosphere by scheduling Google Cloud Next April 9-11, some four months earlier than usual to present its AI offerings ASAP and upstage its rivals. With some 30,000 people jammed into a Las Vegas hotel and convention center, expectations were clearly high — and Google gave them plenty to consider.

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Customer Experience Strategy: Paradigm Shift!

InteractionMetrics

Companies seem inordinately invested in their customer experience (CX) strategy. They send surveys, analyze touchpoints, and build out customer personas. But an alarming paradox has emerged: Customers are more dissatisfied than ever. According to Forrester Research , in 2023, for the second year in a row, the quality of customer experience among U.S. brands declined.

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“Federal Workforce” tops the list for President’s 2025 Budget

Forrester's Customer Insights

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released FY 2025 President’s Budget. The OMB not only develops and executes budget for the Executive Branch, but also manages and oversees federal agency performance, procurement, and IT, among other responsibilities.

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The Ultimate Guide to Monetizing Customer Learning

Every decision that goes into your learning monetization strategy matters for your organization’s bottom line. Our research has shown a clear correlation between high program maturity (and ROI!) and choosing the right monetization strategy. This eBook contains clear, actionable ways to approach packaging and pricing models that will help your association grow revenue, improve profitability, and drive expansion into new markets.

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What is Omnichannel Customer Engagement & How to Improve It

NobelBiz

Not all businesses have the ability or the resources to effectively engage customers across multiple channels. This, however, is crucial for businesses that are trying to maintain a competitive edge. The concept of omnichannel customer engagement has been around for a while now, yet not all companies utilize it correctly or at all. In this article, we’ll delve into what omnichannel customer engagement entails, its importance to businesses, the benefits it offers, challenges faced, and most

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How to get followers on Pinterest: 25 proven strategies for 2024 

BirdEye

Are you looking to expand your reach on social media and draw more eyes to your website, products, or blog? Pinterest might be the best option for you to consider, especially if you’re keen on catching the attention of the younger millennials and boosting your online visibility. However, to truly leverage Pinterest, it’s crucial to know how to attract followers effectively.