January, 2017

Lessons for How to Swim in a Blue Ocean from the Girls Auto Clinic

Michelli Experience

Often entrepreneurs reach out to me to discuss “customer-centricity” and the likely viability of their innovative products or services.

What will CX look like in 2017?

Customer Bliss

Over the holidays, I read two interesting articles about customer experience. The first one, from Forbes , is called “Five Bold Expert Predictions For 2017.” ” (I am not among these experts, no.)

Evolving Customer Service to the Next Level in 2017

BlueOcean

The evolution of the self-serve customer service solution isn’t exactly headline news as we enter this new year. We all know that many, if not most, consumers today prefer to avoid interacting with a live customer service representative if a self-serve option is available.

14 Articles to Help You Deliver Flawless Customer Experiences in 2017

Kayako

Narrowing down to a handful of posts to round up a year is tough. It’s easy to rush into 2017 without appreciating the good parts of 2016: there is now a lot of great content out there that supports you, the customer advocating superhero!

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

A recent Calabrio research study of more than 1,000 C-Suite executives has revealed leaders are missing a key data stream – voice of the customer data. Download the report to learn how executives can find and use VoC data to make more informed business decisions.

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Yes, good CX is tied to revenue gains

Customer Bliss

A question I get sometimes: “Of course we want to value customers, but is doing so definitely tied to revenue?” ” The answer is unequivocally yes. I’ve been talking about this for years, as have many of my colleagues, professional acquaintances, and friends.

Is the Customer Really Always Right?

BlueOcean

It may seem outrageous to those in the customer service business, but the answer is most definitely “no.” Nowhere in the call center industry is this more evident than in insurance claims support scenarios.

ICUC 2017 at NICE Interactions Welcomes Keynote Speaker – Alec Baldwin!

inContact

We’ve managed to top ourselves again by bringing to inContact’s user conference (ICUC) at NICE Interactions 2017 one of the hottest celebrities on the scene – Alec Baldwin! Throughout Alec’s impressive career, he has worked on fascinating projects on stage, on screen and in film.

6 Useful Examples of Apology Letters to Customers

Comm100

According to Ruby Newell-Legner’s book, Understanding Customers, “It takes 12 positive experiences to make up for one unresolved negative experience”. As much as we may try and prevent them, negative experiences are a part of life.

Study: The Health of the Contact Center

What does it take to engage agents in this customer-centric era? Download our study of 1,000 contact center agents in the US and UK to find out what major challenges are facing contact center agents today – and what your company can do about it.

How to Improve Your Live Chat Average Handle Time

Kayako

Aching over why your metrics aren’t meeting your performance benchmarks is tough for any support team. It can make you feel like you’re not doing your job properly. Or worse, that you’re leaving your customers hanging around waiting to receive help.

{Infographic} Lessons for How to Swim in a Blue Ocean from the Girls Auto Clinic

Michelli Experience

What Makes Customers Unhappy? Avoid These 3 Pitfalls

Customer Bliss

Guest Post by Michael Becker, content strategist at Sharpen. Better customer experiences equal happier customers. And happier customers are what carries business forward. They buy more, buy more often, and share their experiences with others.

4 reasons people hate buying a car and what auto companies can do about it

Vision Critical

For the past century, cars have been an integral part of the American dream. Owning a vehicle provides more than just convenience. Cars represent freedom, fun and self-expression. At least until recently, having a car was synonymous with independence, especially for young people.

How to Create an Exceptional Customer Experience

Learn 5 actions your organization can take right now to improve the customer experience.

How to Make Customer Experience Magic with Co-Creation Sessions (part 1)

360Connext

Are you looking for ideas to help improve the experience you’re delivering to customers? Customers are often full of great ideas, but they’re waiting for you to ask! We often focus on the negative feedback we get from customers.

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Ensuring a Successful Go-Live Launch for Your Call Center Technology

inContact

You and your project team have poured hours into the design and implementation of your new call center technology platform, and the big day has finally arrived – Go-Live.

Emerging Trends In Customer Experience: The Continuing Story

Storyminers

Kampyle, now part of Medallia, published this interview as a kick-off to their Emerging Trends in Customer Experience series in 2016. We’ve updated it for 2017. Can you tell us how you got into CX and why you find the space so interesting?

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{Infographic} Fine-tuning Your Service Expectations and Your Consistent Delivery of Service Behaviors

Michelli Experience

Customer Experience Transformation in Telecoms

Transforming CX: Critical success factors mobile operators are looking for.

Customer strategy: Crawl, walk, run

Customer Bliss

It’s early 2017 now. Hopefully you have eyes on a customer strategy for this year. If not — or if you’re in the earlier planning stages of it — let me run through an approach I use with a lot of clients (and have used in my own work in companies).

Creating the ultimate fan experience in a $1.5 billion stadium: Tips from the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC

Vision Critical

Photo credit: Streeter Lecka / Getty Images. It’s shaping up to be a big year for the Atlanta Falcons. After beating the Green Bay Packers in the NFC championship, the team is set to face off with the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 51 in Houston on February 5. .

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Understanding Customers Through Anthropolgy

Wired and Dangerous

What would he see or think if you brought in Dr. Indiana Jones to help you better understand your customers? Or, better still, if Margaret Mead or Ruth Benedict was your customer anthropology coach? At the core, anthropology is the study of humanity.

Are Your Employees Engaged to Tell You the Truth?

360Connext

Surveying employees on satisfaction and engagement is not a new concept, but it’s getting a little more fanfare these days. Forward-looking leaders understand how important it is to have innovative, productive and engaged employees.

The Ten Commandments of Customer Service

This cheat sheet covers ten fundamentals of customer service to help your business excel.

Galileo: A True Interactive Visionary

Storyminers

Many of you know that I started one of the world’s first digital agencies in 1992 with my business partner and creative director, Jackie Goldstein. We called it GALILEO.

{Infographic} Is Business a Game? Customer Experience Lessons from Gaming

Michelli Experience

A Conversation with the CCO of VMWare, Scott Bajtos – CB36

Customer Bliss

Podcast Episode Overview. One of the most interesting things about this episode to me is where Scott began his pathway to the CCO role. Namely: Human Resources. You don’t see as many CCOs come from HR, but it makes sense.

Experiential retailing is the next big thing in activewear

Vision Critical

The competitive activewear market is about to get a lot more crowded. According to Recode , e-commerce giant Amazon is preparing to launch its own activewear private label brands.

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5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Customer Experience Stickier

Tactics for Boosting Engagement and Brand Affinity.

Innovative Service Requires Character!

Wired and Dangerous

“Would your work practices change if your son or daughter was watching you in order to learn life lessons?” my business partner, John Patterson asked a group of senior leaders.

New Year, New Resolutions: Four Brand Strategies that Will Increase Customer Satisfaction in 2017

Calabrio

This time of year, many of us are working to evaluate and solidify our goals for the coming year. At Calabrio, we know that to achieve those goals, successful companies are constantly analyzing what is and is not resonating with customers and driving those insights back into the business.

Customer service skills: What does it take to make a great contact centre manger?

NewVoiceMedia

Contact centres act as the front-line for many businesses. They are the point of contact where customers and companies meet to resolve issues and buy products and services. Operating at their best, contact centres play a fundamental part in creating a positive customer experience.

Are You Up for the Human/Tech Challenge?

Michelli Experience

I’m convinced that the new customer experience leadership challenge will be … (drum roll please) … integrating human and technology based service. I refer to this opportunity as the human/tech challenge. That challenge involves leveraging technology for efficiency while integrating it with the warmth of human service delivery.

How Does Customer Experience Impact Angry Customers?

Let's look at how the customer experience of an angry customer informs strategy, and how companies can transform frustrated customers into delighted ones.