June, 2019

5 Ways That Digital Customer Service Is Influencing Customer Expectations

NICE Systems

It’s common for blogs related to customer service and customer experience to talk about how the increasing ubiquity of social media requires fundamental changes in the way that brands should conceive of customer service. That’s a good thing. Social media is a relatively new medium of communication, and brands certainly must tailor their tone of voice and style of interaction to social channels.

Customer Experience vs. User Experience vs. User Interface

GetFeedback

I’ve lost count of the number of meetings that I’ve had with copywriters, marketers, and designers where the terms customer experience (CX) , user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) have been used in an interchangeable manner. In those meetings, I’ve always gotten the gist of what they were trying to explain, so I’ve overlooked the terminology.

Leveraging the Innovation Process to Improve the Customer Experience

MaritzCX

The term “innovation” conjures up a multitude of visions. Most people associate innovation with emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D printing.

My History Of Enterprise Transformation And XM

Experience Matters

I’m frequently asked to share my views about the evolution of experience management (XM), so I’ve spoken (and written) about topics such as CX establishing the foundation for XM.

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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.

Humanizing the Customer Experience

IntouchInsight

In this recap of Forrester's CX NYC conference, we share what analysts and top brands are saying about the importance of humanizing the customer experience

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How Positive Emotions Keep Customers Coming Back

NICE Systems

Wouldn’t it be great if there was one single, relatively simple thing brands could do to motivate customers to stay loyal and spend more over the long-term? Talk about a silver bullet. There is a way that brands can encourage loyalty with demonstrable results: Make customers feel good — again and again. Customer decision-making and motivation — how customers act and why — is at the core of customer experience.

Ask NPS Questions Using a Storytelling Approach

GetFeedback

When you write a story, what is the first thing you should think about? Your audience. The same holds true for your Net Promoter Score survey. Really, writing a survey question is just another type of storytelling.

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Techniques to Improve the Survey Experience on Mobile Devices

MaritzCX

The information in this article was originally shared in the MaritzCX webinar, Mobilize Me! Click here to listen to the webinar now.

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Service NSW Tops My Worldwide XM Tour

Experience Matters

I’m on my way back from Australia; the end to a very long, but wonderful road trip.

The Evolution of Support: How to Manage Customer Support in an Era of Self-help

Speaker: Kristina Evey, Customer Experience Expert and Consultant

Because self-service emergence is increasing, the need to assess the amount of support being given to our customer service reps is more important than ever before. Is there a way to find the right balance between self-service and support?

7 Secrets to Business Growth from Leading Global Brands

C3Centricity

Consultants get contacted for all sorts of – admittedly sometimes strange – requests for support from their clients. However, when I get several people asking for help in the same area, I know something important is happening in the marketplace.

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How Visual Engagement Tools Can Streamline Online Banking Experience

CloudCherry

Online banking has been transforming customers’ behaviors, expectations, and needs. Why is that so? It’s because it provides a more comfortable life for the customer, which is what they want precisely.

Honor Your Customers: How to Build a Respect Delivery Machine

Customer Bliss

In this week’s Daily Dose video, I share an excerpt from a keynote I presented recently that focuses on the lessons of my most recent book, Would You Do That To Your Mother. . The following is a lightly edited transcript of the video below.

7 Samples of Feedback Forms for Customers That Actually Work

GetFeedback

We know that customer’s opinions and feedback are important because they impact the sustainability of a company throughout its lifecycle.

Good, Better, Best: Three Ways to Calculate the ROI of CX Initiatives

Speaker: John Joba and David Robbins

Customer Experience is at a tipping point. Despite increasing investment in measurement platforms, executives still struggle to demonstrate the impact to the bottom line—and the value these bring to customers and the organization as a whole.

Vehicle Manufacturers’ Secret Sauce: The MaritzCX New Vehicle Customer Study 50-Year Anniversary

MaritzCX

Look Who Turned 50! 2019 marks the 50-year anniversary of the MaritzCX New Vehicle Customer Study (NVCS)—the automotive industry’s largest and longest running buyer behavior consumer survey. The NVCS provides monthly consumer feedback about vehicle shopping, buying patterns, and feature preferences.

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Stop Obsessing About Organizational Alignment

Experience Matters

I was recently asked a question that I hear a lot, how do we get alignment across our large, complex organization? This is an important question since the path to Experience Management (XM) often requires large-scale change. I’m now just saying: Stop focusing so much on it.

Oh, the Places You’ll Go: The 4 Contact Center Location Considerations

BlueOcean

We talk a lot in this blog forum about partnership and who you should choose as an outsourcer contact center partner, but where you choose to outsource to is almost as important an element in the procurement process.

The Real Key to Customer Loyalty

IntouchInsight

CX thought leader, Colin Shaw, talks about the combined impact of your customers' most prominent memory, and their last memory with your brand

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

4 Steps to Assessing the CX Work That Needs to Be Done at a Young Company

Customer Bliss

As a CCO at a startup, how do you assess the work that needs to be done to begin the CX transformation? In today’s episode, we’re revisiting conversations with two CCOs who have implemented CX programs from the ground up: Chelsie Rae Lee of SnackNation and Allison Pickens of Gainsight.

Creating a Questionnaire That Drives Responses

GetFeedback

Staying competitive in business today requires meeting and exceeding customer expectations. To do that, you first need to know what their expectations are. One of the best ways to find out exactly what your customers want is by collecting customer feedback through questionnaires. . By sending questionnaires to your customers, you can gather insights that will help you improve their experiences and move your business forward.

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Customer Experience Trends by MaritzCX CEO Mike Sinoway

MaritzCX

Introducing the first CX Café customer and employee experience podcast: CEO of MaritzCX, Mike Sinoway, talks about emerging trends and technologies being seen in the customer experience industry.

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5 Recommendations to Evaluate Your Chatbots and IVR for Elevated CX

NICE Systems

Traditionally quality management in the contact center has been focused on evaluating agent-assisted interactions — mainly phone. You know the routine — listen to a phone call, complete a form, send it to an agent, repeat. We already discussed the gap between the number of digital channels for CX that are supported in the contact center and the number of channels that are evaluated as part of a business’ QM programs. Hopefully, you aren’t one of those businesses in that gap.

Building a Successful Community Superfan Program

Speaker: Jake McKee, CEO and Lead Strategist, Community5

Every social group is made up of members who are more engaged, more enthusiastic and more dedicated than others. In the online community space, we call these people Superfans. But the million dollar question…how can you attract these powerful and necessary people? Join Vanilla Forums for a discussion with Jake McKee, CEO and Lead Strategist at Community5, as he shares ideas and insights on how to best build and execute formal Superfan programs.

Keep Your Contact Center in North America Without Breaking the Bank

BlueOcean

A quick trip down memory lane reminds us that the 1990s saw a massive rise in the practice of offshoring call centers. With the convergence of economic factors and technological advancement, it was seen as the cheap alternative for companies who required basic customer support solutions.

Does Your Customer Experience Build Loyalty?

Wired and Dangerous

Today’s customer is very different from customers of the past. Customers today are Picky –more cautious in their choices. Made smarter by the internet, they are empowered and emboldened to accept nothing short of value. It has made them Fickle —quicker to leave if unhappy.

Give Trust to Get Trust: Let Two-Way Trust Define Your Actions

Customer Bliss

In my Daily Dose video series, I explore the topics that chief customer officers must grapple with on a daily basis. Join me as I discuss what I’ve learned over the course of my 35-year career, so that you can more effectively do the work that needs to be done.

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Build a Customer Service Survey That Will Engage Your Customers

GetFeedback

While people feel compelled to be involved in the decision-making process of a company, and love to feel like their opinion makes a difference, the fact still stands: people don’t always want to complete customer service surveys.

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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.