February, 2018

Reduce Repetition with an Omnichannel Customer Experience

inContact

Watch first-hand how the customer experience differs for customers using a traditional, multi-channel routing customer service solution, compared to a true omnichannel customer experience in this video.

Do You Know Your Customer Journey Map & the Emotions Overlay?

C3Centricity

A recent post by John Ollila on Loyalty Lobby about customer journey maps and touchpoints in the leisure industry prompted me to share with you, an experience I had recently with the Hilton Group. And more importantly the lessons we can all learn from such disasters!

Building an Onboarding and Training Program in Customer Support

Kayako

There are so many different ways to onboard new employees with a training program. It can be hard to know which way to start, especially if it’s your first time.

A Dozen Crazy Customer Touchpoints Translated

360Connext

No matter what language they speak, there’s typically a barrier between the language brands use internally and the language customers use while trying to get something done. Yet it really isn’t what they hear, but how it makes them feel and what it makes them want to do next.

Expert Forum: Choosing the Best Path for Transforming a Legacy Contact Center

The world’s most influential and customer-centric firms lead with technology, but do not let technology lead their customer relationships. Iconic firms – as such firms are labelled – recognize that providing exceptional customer experience is a key driver of increased revenue and brand loyalty. Register now to learn what strategies differentiate an iconic firm from other businesses

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Build the Business Case to Invest More in Customer Experience

inContact

This is part one of a four-part series on the economic value of NICE inContact CXone. We are now entering an experience economy. Price and product are no longer considered key differentiators. Customer experience is now becoming the new tool to compete in this experience economy.

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Customer Experience Is All That Matters

Solvvy

The post Customer Experience Is All That Matters appeared first on Solvvy

Customer Service Coaching: Your Recipe to World-Class Support

Kayako

Support reps get tons of training from the moment they start their job—whether it’s on products, new feature launches, or soft skills like communication. This is great. Training gives new hires a solid baseline to start their jobs and do them well.

It’s All About The $$$ – How Much Money Can Chatbots Actually Save You?

Comm100

Source: Alex Knight. It’s hard to remember a time when Chatbots weren’t a hot (albeit, polarizing) topic in the customer service and tech industries.

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The Top 3 Ways to Forecast for Your Contact Center

Forecasting is no easy task. It can be difficult to schedule the right amount of agents at the right time. Download our ebook to learn how to reduce overstaffing and understaffing, lower customer wait times and improve the customer experience with proper forecasting.

Take These 3 Actions to Prevent Customer Experience Implosion

Customer Bliss

Customer Experience implementation within an organization is a major undertaking. It often involves multiple departments, and of course, the organization’s leaders and C-Suite.

The State of Social Customer Support in 2018

BlueOcean

Remember when social media was the young upstart of the customer care channels and voice was still king? Way back in the good old days of the early 2010s… It seems like a lifetime ago that we were asking ourselves how to handle customers in such a public forum.

Contact Center Resolution Number 2 – Improve AHT and Agent Engagement with Screen Pops

inContact

“Hello Lauren, thank you for contacting customer service, what can I help you with today?” Doesn’t that start your customer experience off right? In order to customize your communication, companies use agent screen pops to aid in the journey.

Why Learning CX Will Make You Happy and Successful

360Connext

Research on everyone from millennials to senior citizens shows how learning is tied to happiness. So those who prioritize picking up new skills (shout out to those learning CX right now!) or just enjoy learning in general, tend to be happier, more satisfied people.

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Getting to Iconic – How leading brands balance technology and human talent to deliver exceptional CX

The world’s most influential and customer-centric firms lead with technology, but do not let technology lead their customer relationships. Iconic firms – as such firms are labelled – recognize that providing exceptional customer experience is a key driver of increased revenue and brand loyalty. Register now to learn what strategies differentiate an iconic firm from other businesses

Top 10 Marketing Infographics to Smash 2018 (Inspiration for the Visual World)

C3Centricity

One of C3Centricity’s annual traditions is to publish a post which shares the best marketing infographics of the previous twelve months. Here is this year’s crop, with ideas on how you can get inspired to take action in your own marketing.

SalesForce, Hubspot, Zendesk and More — Which Customer Engagement Software is Right for Me?

Comm100

Out of all the customer engagement software tools that are out there, which one is right for your company? The question is a loaded one. Different companies have different needs, and a very diverse number of customer engagement tools are waiting to fill those needs.

Stop Spinning Your CX Wheels

CX Chronicle

For those of you that are experienced CX practitioners with 5+ years within the industry, you already know how challenging the job is.

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Is It Time to Outsource? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

BlueOcean

Every day, we interact with executives who are in the early stages of discovery, looking for ways to improve their customer experience and/or drive cost out of their customer care model. The conversations often revolve around whether the time is right for them to consider an outsourced model.

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.

Delivering Great Service begins with a Spirit of Greatness!

Wired and Dangerous

Customers have changed! We know that customers’ expectations are higher than ever. Research we have reviewed suggests customer expectations have risen as much as 33% in a year!

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CJM Series, Part 3: 5 Pitfalls of Customer Journey Mapping and How to Avoid Them

Truthlab

Reading Time: 3 minutes You’ve overcome objections to journey mapping, gathered the necessary resources, and organized a team to tackle the project. Now what? It’s time to begin mapping, but don’t fall victim to these 5 pitfalls: 1) Lack of scope.

Building a Customer Loyalty Program That Drives Brand Love

Kayako

When was the last time you shopped for something that’s an everyday staple? Chances are, you found way more options than you needed and ended up choosing one at random. In today’s maturing marketplace, you aren’t the only one. In 2018, the vast majority of products on the market are pretty similar.

CRM, Social Media, Marketing and More — Everything You Need to Know About Customer Engagement Software

Comm100

Customer engagement software is a modern invention that takes care of a modern problem. After all, it wasn’t until the rise of the internet that media became democratized , and the one-way communication model between companies and customers was shattered.

Get the Stats- Don’t Become a Tragic Customer Experience Statistic

The results are in: only 2% of customers prefer chatbots. Yet 66% of businesses plan to use a chatbot this year, with the intention to improve customer satisfaction. Are you surprised? If so, you’re not alone. Understanding customer expectations is key to your CX strategy. But technology and consumer preferences change so fast. How well do you really know what your customers want?

Guest Blog: Customer Service Training Ideas to Help Build Brand Advocacy

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Kristin Erikson writes shares great customer service training tips and ideas that will help your company build brand advocacy. Remember customer service training is not something you di, it’s something you do. – Shep Hyken.

This Is How You Get Customers To Accept Your Word As Final

Myra Golden

Do you find it difficult to get customers to accept your word as final? Like, do they just come back and ask their question another way. Or even better, do they ask to talk to your manager? The thing is, we all need to get better at making our answer the final answer.

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The Power of Fast!

Wired and Dangerous

The root canal had a hiccup. Three weeks after the dental procedure, Chip called his world-class dentist to alert him that mild discomfort had returned to his wayward tooth. He was calling for an appointment. “He He wants to see you right now,” said the receptionist.

The Experience Margin: Only CX can save retail brands

Currency Alliance

Retail brands can be saved; but not by conventional retail strategy. In an economy where it’s no longer possible to profit off physical goods, the most successful businesses today are migrating their profit centers on to services and experiences.

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How to Create an Exceptional Customer Experience

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

The Power of a Smile

CX Chronicle

You often hear of the positive power of a smile. A recent business trip brought this to light to me, as well as the negative power that is portrayed when it is missing. My colleague and I were on our way to see a client and we decided to stop and get a coffee.

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Journey Mapping for Chatbots: How to Create a Chatbot Decision Tree from Scratch

Comm100

Source: Liam Pozz. Introduction. Most consumers have noticed: there’s a huge gap in capabilities in the Chatbot industry.

Professional Speakers Have 3 Important CX Lessons for YOU!

360Connext

What if the customer experience you had to deliver was all about YOU? What if the customer experience you delivered was a 20-minute speech? The National Speakers Association Winter Conference sought to be an experience, and to ask professional speakers how they can be an experience.

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