January, 2021

The Light At The End of The Tunnel: Reimagine Your Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

It is not often in life that you get the opportunity to reset things. However, as the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out, we have a chance that is, dare I say, unprecedented to reimagine Customer Experience. We have been through a shocking year of change.

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1 Thing All B2B Companies Can Do To Improve The Customer Experience

Kerry Bodine

This morning I sent an email to my payroll provider. Not to a generic inbox, but to the real live person who’s assigned my account. A moment later, I received the following auto response: “XXXXX XXXXXXX is no longer employed with us.

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Creating a Voice of the Customer Program: Don’t Miss These 5 Steps Before Starting

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Voice of the Customer: An Overview. Businesses who do well with customer experience initiatives do so because they know exactly what their customers are feeling and experiencing. . No, the secret to success isn’t mind-reading. It’s a Voice of the Customer program (VoC).

What Are Customer Touchpoints?

GetFeedback

Identify customer touchpoints, map out a complete customer journey, and optimize the customer experience. Guides

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!

Celebrating Tony Hsieh's Contribution to CX

CX Accelerator

by Jeremy Watkin and Community. The all-too-sudden and tragic passing of former Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh has sent a ripple through the business world, and the customer experience (CX) community is no exception.

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McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case and the Customer Experience

Steve DiGioia

We all know that the coffee McDonald’s sells is too hot to drink when served. If you put it to your lips, you’ll most likely receive a burn that will be far worse than anything most people have ever encountered. So why do they make their coffee so hot?

FREE eBook: The 2021 CX Outlook

Kerry Bodine

Never in my life have I witnessed so many people collectively anticipate the turn of a calendar page. Yet many of the challenges from 2020 still remain.

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5 Leadership Actions to Build Trust With Those Who Serve Customers

Customer Bliss

Today’s guest post is from Donald Hicks , a Silicon Valley tech executive, industry thought leader, consumer experience architect, and operations veteran whom I had the pleasure of interviewing recently.

Customer loyalty survey questions

GetFeedback

20 essential customer loyalty survey questions and surveying best practices. Guides

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.

Six Ways to Actively Build a Customer-Centric Culture

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

You know the brands that do customer culture well. They create such a focus on the customer that everything and everyone throughout the organization is on board. . Where does this organizational magic come from? In a word, it all comes back to the culture.

5 Ways to Refresh Your Contact Center Agents' Mindset in the New Year

NICE inContact

Ringing in the new year provides an opportunity to create a fresh start for your agents and your contact center – even despite the stale circumstances.

What Does Management Want From You?

Steve DiGioia

Safety, security, and peace of mind. Nice calming words they are. They come with little worries and little stress. Every employee wants this. But what does management want from you?

Love Your Employees As Much As You Love Your Customers

Kerry Bodine

While my co-author Harley and I were prepping Outside In for publication back in the spring of 2012, I learned about the strange practice of soliciting “blurbs,” those pithy words of praise on a book’s back cover that tout the messages inside.

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!

Small Business Guide to Live Chat in 2021

Comm100

There are many digital customer service tools for small businesses to choose from, but there’s only one that stands out with real-time, accessible, and cost-effective support – and that’s live chat.

Master Net Promoter Score (NPS) in one month

GetFeedback

Become an NPS expert with our comprehensive 4-week email course. Tools

Customer Research: Overlooked & Underutilized Ways to Understand Customers

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

What Does Customer Research Mean to You? When you hear the term customer research , what comes to mind? Most organizations have a Voice of the Customer (or VoC) program; maybe that’s the first thing you think of.

Predicting the Unpredictable: Seven Future Trends for Contact Centers

NICE inContact

Globally, organisations experienced major business disruption over the course of 2020, and for contact centres, it was no different.

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.

Here’s 2 Sure-Fire Tactics That Have Never Let Me Down – Tip #25

Steve DiGioia

Most people have a few go-to strategies that they follow during times of need. They’re comforted knowing they have a tried-and-true method that works for them and have tactics that have never let them down. I’m no different. Experience has shown us the way and we are better off because of it.

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A Belated Thank You To Tony Hsieh

Kerry Bodine

Amazon tells me that I last purchased Tony Hsieh’s book Delivering Happiness on August 26, 2010. The timing was fortuitous.

The Power List of the Top 200 Thought Leaders to follow in 2021

Storyminers

If you are curious and fascinated to know what the future of work has in store, if the year 2020 has got you wondering about the nuances and the dynamism of the modern workplace experience, then you can find all the answers that you seek in the leadersHum leadership series.

Customers say the darndest things

GetFeedback

Customer service speaker, author, and coach Dan Gingiss reads real customer feedback live and gives you advice on what to do about it. Webinars

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.

How to Use an Email Ticketing System to Boost Your Support Team’s Productivity

Comm100

Customer service departments are highly integrated and diverse teams that thrive on precision, productivity, and agility. With countless emails, queries, calls, messages, and social media mentions pouring-in from every direction; it becomes hard to not miss a single incoming query.

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3 Ways to Improve Agent Performance in Real Time

NICE inContact

We live in a real time.

Sometimes You Get the Hiring Right – Tip #26

Steve DiGioia

Yesterday my wife and I did a little shopping after work and stopped into our local Eddie Bauer clothing store. We were greeted by a mature woman with the biggest smile who showed a sincere interest in helping me find the exact pair of pants I wanted.

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Webinar: Strategies to Navigate CX Demands for the Contact Center

Kerry Bodine

In 2020, many contact centers were forced into “do or die” changes in order to overcome the challenges brought on by the pandemic. However, these often heroic changes haven’t come without their consequences.

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!