April, 2021

Words Matter in the CX Profession

Horizon CX

I first wrote and published this blog topic back in July of 2015.

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Social Media is Bad for Customer Service

Bill Quiseng

Social media is bad for customer service. Whether ranting or raving, customers are telling stories online about businesses whether those businesses are listening or not.

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At Least Grumpy Old Guys Know What Great Customer Service Is

Steve DiGioia

As I’ve gotten older, I better understand why many “old folks” (speaking from the viewpoint of me as a kid) got so grumpy. They’re tired of dealing with years of B.S. from so many people and have had enough of it.

CX vs. UX

GetFeedback

A detailed explanation of the different between customer experience and user experience. Articles

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!

How to Engage Contact Center Agents in a Hybrid Workforce Model

NICE inContact

A hybrid workforce model isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Agents are loving the flexibility and comfort it offers. But like anything, it comes with its own unique challenges as you try to keep employees engaged in their positions.

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4 “Global Gurus” Share Their Advice for Customer Experience Leaders

Customer Bliss

Global Gurus’ list for World’s Top 30 Customer Service Professionals for 2021 came out recently, and I wanted to use it as an opportunity to highlight some of my friends and colleagues who are not only on the list, but who have shared their wisdom on my podcast. (And,

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Telling Your Story

Storyminers

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Learn to Apologize to Customers Like You Mean It

Steve DiGioia

The best intentions only get you so far and sometimes, your “best” is not good enough for your customer. They are upset, they are disappointed, and they deserve an apology. And here is where your “best” gets even worse.

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How to respond to positive and negative feedback

GetFeedback

Best practices for collecting and responding to both positive and negative customer feedback. Articles

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 chatbots are changing the landscape of customer support

NICE inContact

If you’ve interacted online with pretty much any sort of business in the past year, there’s a good chance it was handled by a chatbot. Lately, I’ve encountered more local small businesses using them to take orders and answer questions.

Hip Hip Hooray! Calabrio Customer is a Finalist for SWPP WFM Professional of the Year

Calabrio

We’ve seen customers creatively step up to the challenges of this unique year—engaging their workforce and delivering on customer service expectations.

5 Must-Read CX Books in 2021

Alida

We’re less than a week away from Alida Activate and we couldn’t be more excited to connect with hundreds of customer experience professionals from around the world and support them on their transformation journey to CX excellence. If you haven’t registered , it’s not too late!

Creating Stories to Drive Success in Business

Storyminers

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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!

Let Them Figure It Out – Tip #31

Steve DiGioia

Many managers love to micromanage. They just can’t help it. They believe that telling an employee exactly how to do something and when to do it will fix all their ills. This makes the employee’s job easier. They don’t have to think. Simply “tell them what to do” for every situation and they’ll do it.

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How CX design can power your CX strategy

GetFeedback

Learn why CX design is a critical component of creating great customer experiences and why you need a CX strategy. Guides

6 Solutions to Make Your Digital Strategy Sizzle

NICE inContact

2020 was certainly a year unlike any other. A global pandemic of previously unimaginable extent has fundamentally changed the way we live, work and interact with each other, not only privately but also in a business environment.

Top 4 Tips to Nail Social Media Customer Service

Comm100

Social media and customer service have become an integral partner in customer support as social platforms have grown to become a part of most of our daily lives. There are 2.7 billion monthly active users on Facebook and over 1.2 billion on WeChat.

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.

When Plan Meets Reality: Calabrio Named a Visionary for the Fifth Consecutive Year in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Workforce Engagement Management (WEM)

Calabrio

There’s something to be said for planning ahead. But no one was planning for a pandemic. Or were we? . On the surface, Calabrio and our customers were planning for a continued shift to a hybrid workforce, more agent autonomy and flexibility in scheduling.

7 Questions with Mike Wittenstein

Storyminers

What have you found most challenging as a leader of a small or medium enterprise? Since I work primarily in professional services, the hardest thing is knowing what my future clients need. If I don’t know that, it’s hard to position our services and reason for purchase properly.

Alida Spring ‘21 Product Release Fuels a Holistic Customer View

Alida

The excitement in the air is palpable. It feels a bit like a marathon where you know you still have miles and miles to go, but you have a tailwind and you’re drafting behind some strong runners. But the thing is, a marathon has a finish line at exactly 26.2 miles from the start.

Shopping cart abandonment

GetFeedback

Simplifying CX YouTube series episode on how to battle shopping cart abandonment. Videos

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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.

The Neglected Role of Knowledge in Contact Center Conversational AI Systems

NICE inContact

Answering routine questions, assisting contact center agents to handle calls, creating support tickets, checking statuses—conversational AI technologies have transformed all of these contact center tasks.

How to Measure the Success of your Live Chat Customer Support Team

Comm100

As easy as it is to support customers with live chat, live chat customer support operations should never be run blindly. Knowing how your team is performing is the key to delivering great customer service.

4 Reasons why your Customer Service Needs to be a Profit Generator

TechSee

Is customer service a cost center or a profit center? If you answered ‘cost center’, right now is the perfect time to challenge that assumption. Read on to learn four reasons why this is the case – and how to make the shift within your company.

Become a Storyminer

Storyminers

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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!