Wed.Dec 06, 2023

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Why Investing in Customer Success Training Is a Smart Decision

CSM Magazine

For companies looking to stand out from competitive and crowded markets, it’s no longer enough to provide great products or services only. Today, a company’s success is also closely tied to its ability to provide exceptional customer service, which helps retain loyal customers and generate repeat business. However, delivering excellent customer service requires more than just hiring people and having the necessary tools.

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QUI QUOTES Reminders about Leadership and Employee Engagement.

Bill Quiseng

English writer Samuel Johnson said, “People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed”. So, I encourage you to remind yourself and your colleagues every day about each one of these fifteen QUI QUOTES about leadership and employee engagement. ASSETS Your employees are not your most important assets. It is about how your employees FEEL about you and your company.

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Win the Customer, Not the Argument

ShepHyken

In a confrontation with a customer, you have a goal: win the customer , not the argument. I’ve written about this before, and it’s worth coming back to this topic from another angle with a different example. First, an interaction with a customer should never result in an argument. The best people in customer service, sales, or any frontline customer-facing job avoid escalating a confrontation to the level of a dispute.

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Change on the horizon: The evolving IP legal profession

Clarivate

By the year 2030, it is likely the legal space will look and operate differently to today, resulting in reshaping the way IP professionals at law firms and in-house councils work. What could this mean for the future of the IP legal profession? Today’s global workforce is experiencing significant, swift and continuous shifts. Customer needs are evolving.

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Strategic CX: A Deep Dive into Voice of the Customer Insights for Clarity

Speaker: Nicholas Zeisler, CX Strategist & Fractional CXO

The first step in a successful Customer Experience endeavor (or for that matter, any business proposition) is to find out what’s wrong. If you can’t identify it, you can’t fix it! 💡 That’s where the Voice of the Customer (VoC) comes in. Today, far too many brands do VoC simply because that’s what they think they’re supposed to do; that’s what all their competitors do.

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How Generative AI Stands to Supercharge Customer Service and Support in 2024

CSM Magazine

Ryan Welsh, Founder and CEO of Kyndi , recently compiled a list of trends that he believes will help customer service professionals practically deploy GenAI and make it effective for users. Almost every organization is evaluating generative AI (GenAI) solutions and trying to figure out how to leverage the technology to drive business value today, rather than waiting for the future.

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Unlocking Success: A Comprehensive Guide to Customer Health Score

SurveySensum

Ever found yourself wondering w hy some businesses flourish while others struggle to keep up? Imagine your business as a vibrant garden, with customers as the colorful blooms. But, here’s the thing – how do you ensure your garden is thriving? — Enter the Customer Health Score – the secret sauce that successful businesses swear by. It’s like a fitness tracker for your customer relationships, telling you when things are blooming or need a little extra care.

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134: Turn Angry Customers into Brand Evangelists

The DiJulius Group

On this episode of The Customer Service Revolution, Nicole Paul, a renowned expert in customer experience, is our guest host. Nicole plunges into the heart of customer service, discussing its potential as a competitive edge, the importance of transparent communication within an organization, and some useful methods to transform unhappy customers into brand enthusiasts.

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Personalization is pervasive but it’s not personal – Interview with Shafqat Islam

Adrian Swinscoe

Today’s interview is with Shafqat Islam, Chief Marketing Officer at Optimizely, a digital experience platform software as a service provider. Shafqat joins me today to talk […] The post Personalization is pervasive but it’s not personal – Interview with Shafqat Islam first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe.

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AI and the Gravity of Mediocrity

Help Scout

Generative AI can easily handle basic questions like “What does Customers Helped mean in my email report?”— but even then it often feels like something is … missing. Here's how to benefit from AI tools without lowering your quality bar.

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The Open CCaaS Advantage Report

Over the next 12 months, what do you think will have the biggest impact on your CX automation efforts? When asked the same question, only 10% of CX leaders surveyed by Verint chose telephony. It’s no longer the engagement channel leading CCaaS conversations. The customer engagement challenges facing organizations have changed – so a new approach is needed.

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Past the Trough of the Gen AI Hype cycle

Optimove

On August 16, 2023, Gartner announced that it had placed “Generative AI on the Peak of Inflated Expectations on the 2023 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies.” Gartner notes that the Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies is unique among Gartner Hype Cycles because it distills key insights from more than 2,000 technologies and applied frameworks that Gartner profiles each year into a succinct set of “must-know” emerging technologies.

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The Forrester Wave™: Digital Operations Planning And Analytics, Q4 2023, Shows A New Generation Of Options

Forrester's Customer Insights

We recently completed The Forrester Wave™: Digital Operations Planning And Analytics, Q4 2023, covering what is also known as enterprise performance management (EPM), financial planning and analytics (FP&A), or extended planning and analytics (xP&A). This is the first time that we’ve updated this Wave since 2016, and a lot has changed!

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Boosting RAG-based intelligent document assistants using entity extraction, SQL querying, and agents with Amazon Bedrock

AWS Machine Learning

Conversational AI has come a long way in recent years thanks to the rapid developments in generative AI, especially the performance improvements of large language models (LLMs) introduced by training techniques such as instruction fine-tuning and reinforcement learning from human feedback. When prompted correctly, these models can carry coherent conversations without any task-specific training data.

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Announcing The Forrester Wave™: Edge Development Platforms, Q4 2023

Forrester's Customer Insights

A new internet is rising. As customers seek faster, more dynamic digital experiences, businesses must build applications capable of serving those customers with lower latency, and with personalized and geographically relevant content.

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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Transform Your Business: Mastering Product-Led Customer Success

SmartKarrot

In a recent Kaffeine & Karrots conversation, I had the pleasure of discussing the intricacies of Product-Led Customer Success (CS) with Jolyn Isabelo, Head of Onboarding & Scaled Success APAC at MongoDB. As organizations increasingly recognize the pivotal role of customer outcomes, mastering Product-Led CS has become a fundamental strategy for leveraging usage insights, triggers, and product-centric onboarding to drive success.

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European MDR Providers Differentiate With Superior Investigation And Response Skills

Forrester's Customer Insights

The Forrester Wave™: Managed Detection And Response Services In Europe, Q4 2023, went live earlier this week and is our first evaluation of the managed detection and response (MDR) space focused on the European market. In Europe, data sovereignty demands drive distinct European service requirements to which MDR service providers have had to respond.

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Techniques for automatic summarization of documents using language models

AWS Machine Learning

Summarization is the technique of condensing sizable information into a compact and meaningful form, and stands as a cornerstone of efficient communication in our information-rich age. In a world full of data, summarizing long texts into brief summaries saves time and helps make informed decisions. Summarization condenses content, saving time and improving clarity by presenting information concisely and coherently.

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Retailers: It’s Not Too Late To Improve Your UX This Holiday Season

Forrester's Customer Insights

Follow our advice to find and fix problems and create better experiences for your customers this holiday season.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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How Q4 Inc. used Amazon Bedrock, RAG, and SQLDatabaseChain to address numerical and structured dataset challenges building their Q&A chatbot

AWS Machine Learning

This post is co-written with Stanislav Yeshchenko from Q4 Inc. Enterprises turn to Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) as a mainstream approach to building Q&A chatbots. We continue to see emerging challenges stemming from the nature of the assortment of datasets available. These datasets are often a mix of numerical and text data, at times structured, unstructured, or semi-structured.

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Discovering new insights from early-career scholarship through the addition of >172M linked cited references from ProQuest dissertations and theses on the Web of Science

Clarivate

Students and researchers can easily locate new sources of research on diverse topics with the enriched ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Citation Index, as well as easily showcase their work and monitor impact over time. An academic career can be rewarding, but also marked by high stress [1]. Today’s researchers are challenged to balance multiple priorities and deadlines – from securing adequate funding for their work, to meeting the demands of a full teaching workload — all while publishing r

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Unlocking success in 2024 with a robust Customer Experience Programme

customer sure

In today’s complex and competitive business landscape, success is not just determined by the quality of products or services offered. Customer experience has increasingly become a key differentiator that can make or break a business. Don’t get us wrong, the notion of “customer experience” has always been an important factor for as long as goods and services have been traded in exchange for money, but as we head into 2024, we’re seeing more and more organisations investing in sophisticated, focus

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Mitigate hallucinations through Retrieval Augmented Generation using Pinecone vector database & Llama-2 from Amazon SageMaker JumpStart

AWS Machine Learning

Despite the seemingly unstoppable adoption of LLMs across industries, they are one component of a broader technology ecosystem that is powering the new AI wave. Many conversational AI use cases require LLMs like Llama 2, Flan T5, and Bloom to respond to user queries. These models rely on parametric knowledge to answer questions. The model learns this knowledge during training and encodes it into the model parameters.

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Revolutionizing Contact Centers: Next-Gen Tech for Enhanced CX

Speaker: Liran Meir Frenkel, Performance Management and RPA Sr Product Marketing Manager at NICE; Harpreet Makan, Practice Director at Everest Group; & Santhosh Kumar, Practice Director at Everest Group

As contact centers navigate the challenges of delivering excellence within budget constraints and adapting to evolving employee expectations, optimizing agent tasks becomes crucial. Discover a holistic approach across three pillars - people, process, and technology - that is essential to excel in this dynamic landscape, and explore how next-gen technologies such as generative AI, performance analytics, and process intelligence play a pivotal role in transforming contact centers into advanced CX

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Commbox Launches Era AI to Enable Customer Service to Be Intelligently Automated and CX Costs to Be Cut by 40%

CSM Magazine

CommBox, the pioneer in AI-powered customer communications, is launching its new generative AI solution. Designed for medium to large businesses across a range of industries including healthcare, banking, retail, telecommunications and insurance, Era AI is based on a winning combination of both proprietary technology developed by CommBox and commercial large language models.