March, 2021

How Can Educational Institutions Elevate their Customer Service?

Comm100

If you work in post-secondary education, you’ll know just how competitive an industry it is. Institutions compete with one another to win national and international students and spend huge amounts of money to do so.

Don’t Accidentally Sabotage Customer Experience — Do This Instead

Experience Investigators

Sure, you may not intend to, but there are probably ways you, as the leader of your department or organization, are sabotaging the experience your customers have. And who can blame you? Today, leaders have more expectations with fewer resources.

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ROI and the Secure Customer Index (SCI)

Horizon CX

Customer Satisfaction & Loyalty vs. Quarterly Numbers—The Conflict. As the Senior Manager of Customer Experience, I found myself amidst an executive leadership conflict that had been playing out for a few years and way above my pay grade.

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7 tips for designing a seamless checkout funnel

GetFeedback

How to enhance your digital checkout funnel and increase conversion rates. Articles

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Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

What Does an Allergy Have To Do With Customer Service?

Steve DiGioia

Those of us in the customer service industry focus much on procedures, ease of use, product availability, and the steps of service, to name a few, all in the hopes of providing our customers the best overall experience.

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Storytelling in driving change

Storyminers

It’s a misconception to believe that stories can drive change or make it happen. The root of that belief is that leaders can ‘make’ people change to do new things in new ways. The fact is that nothing is farther from the truth.

Reflecting at the Year Mark: 3 Lessons on Leadership from a Year of Coronavirus

Customer Bliss

As we round the corner on the one-year mark of this pandemic, I want to take a moment to reflect on some of the key lessons that still hold true. Even as more people get the vaccine and we slowly edge into “normal life,” it’s vital for us not to waste this opportunity.

Visual Transformation in Telecom: Endless opportunities

TechSee

If there’s one feeling consumers have grown familiar with in their dealings with the telecom industry, it is – by all accounts – frustration. There’s just something about waiting for the cable guy to show up some time between noon and 6 p.m.

Stepping up your organization’s CX Maturity: 4 takeaways from our CX leader roundtable

GetFeedback

Best practices, pitfalls, and next steps for leveraging a CX maturity model at your organization. Articles

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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

How to Stop Giving Customer Service Like a Useless Scarecrow

Steve DiGioia

The lowly cornfield scarecrow hangs idly in the field while a flock of birds, having long since gotten over their fear of the fake man, eat their share of the surrounding crops. He has failed in his mission. The scarecrow now serves no purpose and has outlived its usefulness.

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How Texting Keeps Your Contact Center Agile in 2021

NICE inContact

The challenges of 2020 put contact centers agility to the test. And with a lot of those challenges continuing in 2021, many contact centers are still struggling to manage with a variety of issues. Contact Center Trends & Insights AI

Cultural nuances you need to take into consideration when using storytelling as a tool

Storyminers

Each organizational and national culture is unique; so yes, you do need to be sensitive to them. Here are some general guidelines: Be conscious of the role hierarchy plays.

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2021 is the Year of Omnichannel Customer Engagement – Here’s Why

Comm100

Very few people have avoided the consequences of Covid-19 in their workplace. The pandemic has driven more people than ever to work from home, while forcing millions more into unemployment.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

How to Care More About the Customer Than the Sale

ShepHyken

It seems that most of the companies that customers love to do business with have something in common. They focus more on the customer than they do the sale. Sure, they want to make the sale, add more revenue and get higher ratings. What company doesn’t want that?

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What is Customer Experience Management?

GetFeedback

How CXM helps increase customer satisfaction, loyalty, and brand advocacy while cutting costs. Guides

What are video surveys & why should you use them?

Alida

A video survey is a qualitative research survey with one or more embedded video questions. Customer Engagement

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From Cost Center to Value Center – How to Choose Software to Transform Your Small Business Call Center

NICE inContact

The quality of service delivered by small business call centers used to be limited by the functionality of their PBXs or VoIP services. Modern call center software features that can transform the customer experience (CX) were only available to the big guys with their big wallets.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Storytelling for innovation

Storyminers

If your strategy includes a new service, product, or platform, one of the best ways to get started is not with a story at all! Instead, it’s with a well-designed experience that adds value to your customers, engages your employees, then benefits the bottom line.

Live Chat Security: Is Free Live Chat Safe?

Comm100

Consumers around the world are becoming more aware of how their personal data is used online, and more concerned too. Nearly three-quarters (72%) of Americans say they are ‘very concerned’ to ‘extremely concerned’ about their online privacy.

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Elevating Trust Through Customer Experience: Reflections on Our Work with Second Harvest Heartland

Aveus

No matter where you live, during this pandemic you have seen stories and images of people in what appear to be endless lines, waiting, hoping, needing food assistance. Trust across a system that people must rely on to deliver essential support is paramount.

Customer satisfaction survey questions

GetFeedback

Your guide to all things customer satisfaction, from measuring CSAT to example questions and best practices. Guides

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

Banks & credit unions: Improve your metrics by putting customers first

Alida

The digital revolution offers incredible opportunities for credit unions, community banks, and retail banks to deliver better customer experiences , increase engagement, and build lasting relationships.

What is Customer Effort and How Does Contact Center AI Impact it?

NICE inContact

In these days of over-the-top service examples, sometimes we lose sight of the fact that many people just want their problems solved with very little effort on their part.

The hero of any truly effective story isn’t the teller, it’s the listener.

Storyminers

One of the things you need to know about storytelling is that it pivots around the storyteller. If the storyteller isn’t effective or credible, chances are your story won’t achieve its goals!

Support Ticket Systems: What is Ticketing and Why Customer Service Suffers Without It

Comm100

When it comes to customer service, everybody appreciates a first time, single contact resolution – the customer asks their question, and they get their answer on the spot. However, not every inquiry can be resolved so easily.

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Top 5 Reasons to Move to the Cloud

Hybrid or 100% cloud? The choice is yours. With comprehensive security, unmatched scalability, cost certainty, and guaranteed reliability, a cloud-based contact center solution will serve your customers 24/7 without the operational headaches and cost issues of an on-premise solution. Download Enghouse's eBook today and learn the top reasons you should move to the cloud!