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.

Think Big, Act Bigger A Practical Guide for Small Business Call Center AI and Analytics

NICE inContact

This is the third article in a four-part series designed to help small call centers choose the right software to enable them to thrive and compete.

2021 CX Trends Report

In this e-book, you’ll discover the origins of CX, the evolution into an actionable tool for customer feedback, and where the future of CX is moving towards.

How to respond to positive and negative feedback

GetFeedback

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

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Why are Top Brands Embracing AI Chatbots?

Comm100

By 2022, CNBC predicts that 75-90% of customer queries will be handled by a chatbot. From Starbucks to Duolingo and in almost every industry in between, top brands are turning to chatbots to improve their customer service and support operations.

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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.

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 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.

Optimizing Your Customer Journey In 2021

You know it’s important to optimize your customer journey, but you’re not sure which part of that journey to focus on. Customer interactions across multiple touchpoints mean it can be tricky to isolate a specific part that’s going to deliver the best results for you - and your customers. Creating a strong customer experience is now one of the most important priorities businesses focus on. Don’t be left behind. Time to take a customer first approach & start looking at strategies you can implement to optimize your customer journey. Download the guide today!

CX vs. UX

GetFeedback

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

Virtual Journey Mapping Bootcamp: May 2021

Kerry Bodine

Hard-hitting content. Sessions that fit into your workday. Our two-part virtual bootcamp delivers a practical primer on journey mapping that you can immediately put into action for your organization. Part 1: Introduction to Journey Mapping.

Live Chat Benchmark Data & Best Practices for Financial Services & Banking

Comm100

Today’s customer service expectations cross over industries. If a consumer has a positive experience in one industry, they’ll expect it in another.

Become a Storyminer

Storyminers

The post Become a Storyminer appeared first on Storyminers. Podcasts

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A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

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 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.

Lessons from the Pandemic to Improve Your Customer Experience Now

Bill Quiseng

When first confronted with this pandemic we moved quickly to identify the high risks for our employees and our customers and then worked to define the action steps required to minimize those risks.

Driving growth with digital customer feedback: 4 insights from CX leaders

GetFeedback

4 tips from the SurveyMonkey CX Leader Roundtable Community. Articles

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AI-Enabled Agent Quality Assessments Optimize Contact Center Performance

Quality Assurance is a major challenge for contact centers today. With up to 95% of customer interactions going unreviewed, many organizations are relying on a small sample of data to coach and evaluate their agents. AI-enabled agent quality assessments transcribe and analyze almost all agent-customer interaction recordings, leading to more comprehensive, consistent and unbiased agent evaluations and MUCH better CX. Find out how by downloading the whitepaper today!

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.

Most Businesses Are Good At Delivering Poor Customer Service

Omnicus

Poor customer service is a terrible business. In the United States alone, companies lose nearly $ 75 billion in revenue due to poor customer service. The reasons can be many. Poor (self) insight can be an essential factor. It must be said when 80% of companies think they provide superior customer service, while only 8% of customers believe the same. One way companies have tried to solve poor customer service has been to introduce a chatbot. customer experience

Telling Your Story

Storyminers

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Top 10 benefits: Take your business to the next level with an AI chatbot

NICE inContact

Technology is rapidly changing how companies of all types and sizes conduct business. This is true in the realm of customer service and support. Using artificial intelligence (AI) in the right ways can provide businesses with a range of benefits.

The Art of Community: Higher Logic & Vanilla Forums Super Forum!

Speaker: Keynote Speaker, Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist, Canva

In its 12th year? Super Forum is the largest and most comprehensive conference for executives, community managers, marketing, membership, and customer success professionals who want to connect, engage, and create better customer and member experiences. And this year, we’re going even bigger as we add Vanilla’s highly regarded Conversations conference into the mix. Register today!

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!

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

4 Simple Reasons Why You Need Online Chat on Your Website

Comm100

Unless you live under a rock, you’ll have heard of, and likely used, online chat on a website. It’s used across every industry all over the world. While phone was once the dominant customer service channel, live chat is quickly taking its place.

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Most Businesses Are Good At Delivering Poor Customer Service

Omnicus

Poor customer service is bad business. In the United States alone, companies lose nearly $ 700 billion in revenue due to poor customer service. The reasons can be many. Poor (self) insight can be an essential factor. It must be said when 80% of companies think they provide superior customer service, while only 8% of customers believe the same. One way companies have tried to solve poor customer service has been to introduce a chatbot. customer experience

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.