May, 2016

Dashboards: Driving Your Business Like a Sports Car, Not a School Bus

AskNicely

Having the right dashboard can revolutionize your business in terms of success and your own enjoyment. A dashboard is meant to give you vital information and data at a glance, with users able to access everything from sales and marketing data to finance, inventory reports and website analytics.

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Say Goodbye to Marketing & Brand Building, Say Hello to Consumer Centricity

C3Centricity

Marketing is an old profession. It’s been around for hundreds of years in one form or another. If you’d like to see more about its complete history, then I highly recommend this Hubspot infographic.

Voice of the Customer is More than Just Feedback Surveys

NICE inContact

V oice of the Customer is a hot topic at companies looking to become more customer-centric or improve their customer experience. For many, this term has become synonymous with customer feedback surveys, but that’s not exactly true.

Reduce Churn and Win New Customers with Powerful or Flawless Onboarding

Kayako

When a potential customer visits your site, they’re already interested in your product.

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.

2016 Automotive Dealership Loyalty Study

MaritzCX

Automotive Dealership Loyalty Study Background Purpose of the Study: To determine the relationship between dealership satisfaction, dealership customer loyalty and dealership revenues.

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Human-Centered Design at Northern Trust, With Scott Dille [CB3]

Customer Bliss

Episode Overview. In this episode, Scott Dille of Northern Trust discussed his unusually broad Customer Executive Leadership role, and his path for leading an experience transformation. Scott is senior vice president of both partner (employee) and client experience.

The Exceptionally Easy & Profitable Uses of Customer Co-creation

C3Centricity

One of my clients, who is following the 50 weekly actions for customer centric excellence described in Winning Customer Centricity, asked me for some further ideas on co-creation.

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5 Reasons Why Your Contact Center Needs Speech Analytics

NICE inContact

Understanding customers’ needs would be much simpler with access to a fortune teller’s mystical crystal ball. Unfortunately, in the real world there are no shortcuts to this type of enlightenment. Or are there?

Dashboards: Driving Your Business Like a Sports Car, Not a School Bus

AskNicely

Having the right dashboard can revolutionize your business in terms of success and your own enjoyment. A dashboard is meant to give you vital information and data at a glance, with users able to access everything from sales and marketing data to finance, inventory reports and website analytics.

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Redefining Customer Experience Metrics for Better Performance

Speaker: Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction Continuum

Join us for this insightful webinar with Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction, who will show you how to zero-in on true leading indicators and describe how to connect business results metrics with employees’ workflow metrics.

3 Ways to Let Customers Guide Your Greatest Innovation

360Connext

Customers can’t always tell us what they want, even when we ask them to leave feedback. So is there another way to learn what they will want next, before they take their business elsewhere? Customer data, feedback and market research can still help guide your next innovation.

Customer Experience in the Gulf Region – Ian Golding talks CCXP with Tim Elliott of Dubai Eye

ijgolding

I am extremely fortunate to be able to travel the world talking to anyone who will listen about the importance and significance of Customer Experience.

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How to optimize customer experience cross-functional teams

Customer Bliss

‘Cross-functional teams’ can often sound like a business buzzword. While teamwork and collaboration is no doubt important in business, most of the day-to-day work that most employees do tends to be either (a) individual or (b) within their silo.

The problem with customer satisfaction surveys—according to the inventor of NPS

Vision Critical

Renowned business author and strategist Fred Reichheld is sick and tired of customer satisfaction surveys. In an interview with Bloomberg Technology , the former Bain & Company consultant says CSAT surveys have become less meaningful now that they’ve become inescapable.

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Personalized Customer Experience with All-In-One Voice, Video, Chat, Contact Center

Reliable communications are mission critical in today’s business environment. Customers are increasingly selective, and companies compete on the customer experience. Incorporating integrated communications as a key component is driving high returns.

Top Customer Support Blogs, Communities, Podcasts and Newsletters

Kayako

It might surprise you to know that there are two regular podcasts dedicated to nothing but customer support. With one of those having 100+ episodes, how much more could there possibly be to say about customer support? A lot, it turns out.

Announcing Klipfolio Integration

AskNicely

How is this for double-cheese pizza – we have teamed up with the guys at Klipfolio! So what the heck is Klipfolio you ask? Imagine this scenario. You’re in marketing, and you want answers to questions like, “which advertising channels are generating the most revenue?”.

Customer Experience on the Rise in Germany

MaritzCX

While customer experience (CX) is already an established discipline in the English-speaking world, it has remained on an immature level in Germany for years. But without a doubt, customer experience has now become a hot topic for many German companies.

The Transparent Customer Experience: how measurement can benefit both company & customer

ijgolding

Honesty and transparency – two words that warm the cockles of my heart but that are not often associated with the world of business.

How to Make the Transition to Customer Service Outsourcing

Speaker: Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer, Advantage Communications Inc.

You’re feeling the pressure of keeping your employees engaged and improving your customer experience, but you’re not sure if you’re ready or even know how to make a smooth transition to a contact center. Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer of Advantage Communications, will lead you through an outsourcing Self-Assessment you can apply to your business in this insightful webinar developed to provide you with the building blocks to take your customer service experience to the next level.

The most important thing to know about customer experience competencies

Customer Bliss

It’s been a busy week (aren’t they all?) because of CX Week , where I had the pleasure of speaking with Mark Ramsey of Audi about their customer experience transformation. I did want to create a quick blog post about customer experience competencies, however.

On Fear And Daring

Kerry Bodine

I stood unsteadily on the side of the mountain, desperately clutching a thick chain that had been anchored deep into the rock next to me. My vision narrowed. My breath became shallow. My legs started to shake violently. I found myself unable to move.

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Kaiser Permanente and TriCare Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Health Plans

Experience Matters

We recently released the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 294 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers. Kaiser Permanente and TriCare deliver the best customer experience of any health plan, according to the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual customer experience ranking of companies based […].

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Why Claims of History Fail to Impress Today’s Customers

360Connext

One of my favorite things to do is to facilitate a co-creation session with a client and their customers. They always lead to incredible insights thanks to the honest feedback of those in the room.

Exceptional Experiences for Employees and Customers

One of the top trends driving a new communication experience is how companies are competing on the customer experience. Organizations that combine contact center and business communications see 3x higher customer satisfaction and 2.4x revenue growth.

Customer Experience on the Rise in Germany

MaritzCX

While customer experience (CX) is already an established discipline in the English-speaking world, it has remained on an immature level in Germany for years. But without a doubt, customer experience has now become a hot topic for many German companies.

Customer Experience Measurement – Why it is Vitally Important BUT Badly Done!

ijgolding

When it comes to the profession that Customer Experience has now become, one of the most important and significant competencies required by all organisations is that of measurement.

Customer growth comes from experience reliability

Customer Bliss

When I was first thinking about working on a post about KPIs and experience reliability, some of my digital marketing and SEO friends recommended I call it “research-backed KPIs for customer satisfaction.”

Use Your Average Number of Replies to Improve Your Support

Kayako

Customer support metrics matter. They’re something you should be paying attention to. There is a wealth of information just waiting for you to explore and glean information from. A lot of attention is paid to response times and handle times.

5 Ways to Engage Employees for Immediate Impact

Speaker: Vicki Brackett, Author and COO of Sinousia

Author of the new book The Leadership Toolbox and Chief Operating Officer of Sinousia, Vicki Brackett shares creative and proven ways to engage your employees in either work at home environment or traditional brick and mortar. These strategies have been vetted by thousands of employees and have a track record of making immediate impact to customer service satisfaction scores, sales conversion, absenteeism and employee retention. When it comes to employee performance, you must be proactive on the front-end, or you are forced to be reactive on the back end!

Senator Corey Booker Shines Light On Darkness

Experience Matters

Senator Corey Booker delivered yesterday’s commencement speech at my son’s graduation from The George Washington University. Despite the unusually cold and windy setting, Booker was captivating and inspiring. He shared lessons that he had learned from his father, as well as from the death of Hassan Washington, a teenager who was shot and killed in Newark. I urge you to watch… One of the lessons […].

How to Prevent Difficult Customers in Retail: Online Stores

Comm100

“Thank your customer for complaining and mean it. Most will never bother to complain. They’ll just walk away.” ” – Marilyn Suttle, success coach and customer service expert.

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CX Leaders Are Not Alone

MaritzCX

Recently, I had the great pleasure of meeting with over 500 CX professionals across dozens of industries at the MaritzCX Fusion Conference.