July, 2019

How To Take Action With Your Voice of the Customer (VoC) Data

GetFeedback

In life, each of us interacts with people who think we’re the greatest thing ever or the least impressive thing they’ve ever seen. In our daily interactions, we get feedback — some subtle, some not-so-subtle—that indicates what people think of us and whether or not they agree with our dress choices or driving decisions. We’re constantly learning what we’re good at and where we may want to consider our life choices and make a change. Business is no different.

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5 Ways Successful Teams Close the Customer Experience Gap

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

It’s easy to underestimate the efforts it requires to become a truly customer-centric organization. Brave leaders do their best to lead customer experience initiatives that make an impact. But there are processes, protocols and even people who are obstacles to seeing results. What is the Customer Experience Gap?

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Five Rules of Customer Observation for Greater Success

C3Centricity

One of the best ways to a deeper understanding of your customers is to watch and listen to them whenever you can. Customer observation is a powerful, but unfortunately too often an under-utilised tool of marketers. It is, therefore, understandable that so many companies run to conduct market research, usually a qualitative study, as a first step to improved customer understanding.

Why Customer Success is Important in the Modern Age

Totango

Times are changing. The old sales idea of courting and closing a customer in a single effort and considering their value “bagged” from a one-off transaction is as antiquated as dial-up modems. After all, the digitization of business has empowered customers to seek long-term gains from short-term investments. Customers in the B2B and SaaS markets are inclined toward subscription options where they pay on a monthly or annual basis for a service they can discontinue at any time.

How Call Lifecycle Details Help Increase Customer Satisfaction

Do you want to better understand what your customers are experiencing on calls? Does your call center software lack key information, even if calls are recorded? Download this eBook now to learn how to gain insights on all your calls to increase your customer satisfaction!

The Customer-Free Zone

ShepHyken

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Are You Overlooking Customer Experience Basics & Accidentally Neglecting Customers?

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

3 Tips for Improving the Enterprise Customer Experience

Totango

What’s your company’s most precious asset? It’s not your inventory, your stock options, or your intellectual property. It’s your customers. Your business can’t exist without them, and if you want your business to last, you’ve got to make them happy. In fact, customers are far more than just assets; your relationship with them forms the very foundation of your company.

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Epic Fail of Customer Journey Marketing

CloudCherry

Actionable Insights: What they are, why they’re important, and how to get them

Lumoa

Actionable insights are data sets that prescribe any direct, meaningful actions you can take based on the analysis of raw data. Feed generated with FetchRSS

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

Making Product Adoption Frictionless for the Customer

Kayako

Remember how exciting buying your first car was? I do. It was shiny and new and had that fresh car smell. I had researched the one I wanted and day dreamed about all the freedom I’d have to go anywhere once I had the car. Imagine then when that day finally came to get the keys, instead of handing them over to you the dealer instead sat you down to explain how every part of the car worked. Before you could drive the car away you’d have to read all the manuals and understand how an engine works.

How to Take Survey Feedback and Build an Actionable Plan

GetFeedback

Collecting survey feedback from your customers is easier now than it has ever been before. Survey tools can help you to aggregate valuable information through email, chat, social media, and more. But while collecting survey feedback is simple, the real value is in actioning that feedback. Having a consistent process to assess and assign action owners is not always a simple task. .

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One Giant Leap is Necessary to Improve Your CX

MaritzCX

Lessons Learned from the Apollo Moon Mission In my first article in this series, on how to leverage the innovation process to improve the customer experience, I laid out my four simplified steps to innovation: Explore – understand customer needs, pain points and challenges at each step in the journey Ideate – generate ideas to. View Article. Aviation

The Power of Learning Experiences in CX

MaritzCX

Someone asked me the other day whether I had ever taken an on-line training class and what was my impression and experience of having done so. If ever there was a loaded question for me, that one gets top billing. My initial response and emotional reaction to that question was that I had taken many. View Article. General

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

How to provide an effortless customer experience

TechSee

Imagine this scenario: It’s Amazon Prime Day and you’re thrilled to have snagged the limited-edition wireless streaming stereo system you’ve had your eye on. When it arrives, you open the box and see… a whole load of parts. There’s also a 126-page user guide that raises your blood pressure every time you turn a page, but you manage to set it up… after about an hour. Unfortunately, no matter what you do, the Bluetooth functionality isn’t working.

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Five Tactics to Retain Your Top Call Center Agents

NICE inContact

Recruiting excellent agents can be a challenging task. It can even be more difficult keeping them around once hired. According to the JOLTS survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employee turnover rate is higher now than it has been in the past 18 years. Retaining call center agents doesn’t occur by chance, it happens by implementing practical, proven retention tactics. Check out these five tactics to retain your top call center agents: 1) Recognize Your Agents.

How to Use the Mechanics of Trust to Be a Competitive Disruptor

Vision Critical

Over the past decade, there has been a radical shift in the way that businesses connect to their customers. The vast amount of consumer information stored in customer insight data is key to creating a personalized customer experience. Marketers are scrambling to keep pace with data privacy regulations and industry best practices while creating a positive customer experience.

What Happens to Customer Service When Unemployment Hits Historic Lows?

BlueOcean

A low unemployment rate is cause for celebration. It means people are working, paying taxes, and bringing home the bacon. That’s why most people see the current 3.6% US unemployment rate as fantastic news – it’s an astronomical improvement over the 10% unemployment rate after the 2008-09 Great Recession. But there’s a hitch for folks who are tasked with hiring, especially those hiring for contact center teams: when more people are working, there are fewer active job seekers.

Busy Season? Keep Customers Satisfied with Great Support

A great customer experience drives customer loyalty. Learn how to keep your customers happy this holiday season by helping them through their channel of choice with seasonal support experts.

It’s Your Fault

ShepHyken

The other day I was leaving a parking lot that required me to pay on the way out. It was an automated system. I put my ticket in the slot, the machine calculated what I owed, and then asked me to insert my credit card to make the payment. There were even some convenient instructions on how to insert the parking ticket and credit card into the machine. Unfortunately, it didn’t work. Even worse, it took my card and didn’t give it back. The screen read, “Error. Ticket Jammed.”.

The Importance of Always-on Customer Communications

Comm100

We’ve all done it – politely (or otherwise) hung up on a call from a telemarketer. We’ve even abandoned a call that we started. out of frustration or because ‘something’ came up. But the other way around? Can you imagine a customer service agent hanging up on you? How to Hang Up on Customers and Excel at Customer Service” is a course that no one offers, ever.

Talking Employee Experience and XM With Ben Granger

Experience Matters

Our team joined Qualtrics last October to create the XM Institute, and one of the great things that we’ve found is that there are many people across Qualtrics who are experts in different aspects of Experience Management (XM). So I decided to interview one of them, Ben Granger. Ben is a Sr. Principal for Global EX Strategy. He spends his days thinking about and helping organizations design leading-edge EX programs.

5-Agile Best Practices from the MaritzCX Engineering Team

MaritzCX

MaritzCX “Agile” Workspace Promotes Employee & Business Success The overall goal of the agile method is to adapt to change and deliver working software as quickly as possible. And although quality paired with speed is the main goal, it is important to note that employees are humans and they have personal needs that must be. View Article. General

The 5 E's of Community: Support Forums and Beyond

Speaker: Angelica Coleman, Community Lead, Snowflake

In order to establish a robust community, you need to have strong community objectives in place that are supported with the proper types of programs; programs that will help your community succeed. But narrowing down on your community objectives can be difficult, let alone knowing how to structure your community programs and offerings in a way that supports them. Join Vanilla Forums on Friday, October 8th at 12 PM ET for a webinar led by Angelica Coleman, the Community Lead at Snowflake, as she walks us through the 5 E's that are essential to establishing your key community objectives: Education, Enable, Expand, Engage and Evangelize.

Why WhatsApp Is the Next Digital Customer Service Channel You Need

NICE inContact

With more than 1.5 billion active users, WhatsApp has more user adoption and growth than any other app. It’s an incredibly popular way for people to communicate, and this naturally applies to customers too. Let’s take a closer look at why WhatsApp is the next digital customer service channel you need. Why WhatsApp is exciting for customers. 65 billion messages are exchanged on WhatsApp daily, the number of these messages concerned with customer service is on the rise.

Is Packaging Part of Product or Promotion? Should it be Both?

C3Centricity

Which did you answer subconsciously when you read the title? Do you consider your packaging to be a part of the product, protecting its contents and framing its on-shelf life? Or do you consider it to be an integral part of your connection with your customers at an important moment of truth, that of purchase and usage? If you answered both, then I believe that you are making maximum use of your packaging or at least you recognise its potential for communication.

Modern Leading Morale Steps to Lead Great Customer Service Performance

Kayako

Leaders, do you know how to lead high morale for great customer service delivery? Customer service work in help desks , contact centers, technical support teams, and ecommerce centers is challenging and stressful. Are you adding to the reps’ stress or inspiring them to greatness? In other words, are you leading morale for great customer service? Here are the key modern day leading morale steps to guide you. Start by Removing These 9 Morale Killers. Metric only focus. .

CEO’s Guide to Growth Through Customer Experience

Sampson Lee

Heads up! Expecting growth through CX-related programs, departments and tech is actually creating havoc in customer experience momentum. Here’s what’s happening

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!