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The 3 Customer Service Skills of Brilliant Support Teams

Kayako

This is a guest post by Lindsay Willott, founder of Customer Thermometer. I recently read the unputdownable The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz, famed founder of tech VC Andreessen Horowitz.

Speech Analytics: Changing the Game for Contact Center Technology

NICE inContact

Speech Analytics allows customer support organizations to analyze audio of customer interactions for mentions of keywords or phrases, call themes, as well as the sentiment and emotions of callers. In the past, organizations have relied on humans (i.e.,

15 Top Customer Service Training Courses for Your Agents (Half Are Free)

Comm100

Time and time again, we see evidence that great customer service experiences are critical in maintaining customer loyalty and satisfaction.

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Reflections of A Practitioner: CX Maturity, Customer Expectations and the Use of Predictive Analytics

MaritzCX

Following my four years leading the CX practice for, arguably, the best airline in the Americas, JetBlue, the transition to the “provider” side of things since last May has been very interesting.

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.

The 3 Customer Service Skills of Brilliant Support Teams

Kayako

This is a guest post by Lindsay Willott, founder of Customer Thermometer. I recently read the unputdownable The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz, famed founder of tech VC Andreessen Horowitz.

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How to get buy-in—and budget—for customer intelligence software

Vision Critical

Most companies today strive to become more customer-centric—it’s simply good business. They use customer feedback to make data-backed decisions, and rely on customer intelligence software like insight communities.

Reflections of A Practitioner: CX Maturity, Customer Expectations and the Use of Predictive Analytics

MaritzCX

Following my four years leading the CX practice for, arguably, the best airline in the Americas, JetBlue, the transition to the “provider” side of things since last May has been very interesting.

Personal Brand Vetting – THEY are Listening

Michelli Experience

As I help business leaders deliver branded customer experiences, I often start with the premise that brands are nothing more than what people say about us when we’re not around. From there, I work with leaders to determine what they want to be known for and what they want to hear their customers say about them. For years companies have been trolling social media to see what customers post about brand experiences.

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[eBook] The 2016 Contact Center Buyer’s Guide

BlueOcean

If you’ve landed on our website, chances are you’re somewhere in the buying cycle for contact center services. From customer service support and roadside assistance to tech support and more, we’ve built the expertise you need when you’re considering outsourcing your call center team.

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Redefining Customer Experience Metrics for Better Performance

Speaker: Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction Continuum

Join us for this insightful webinar with Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction, who will show you how to zero-in on true leading indicators and describe how to connect business results metrics with employees’ workflow metrics.

Visual storytelling to communicate insight: Data visualizations in Vision Critical’s customer intelligence platform

Vision Critical

Storytelling is the key to effectively communicating insight. A purposeful story creates impact in a way that data and spreadsheets alone can’t.

Changing Customer Behavior: Your Brain Loves a Story

360Connext

The following is a Best of 360Connext post Brains are fascinating. The very thing that allows me to write this blog is both an abstract idea to me and a very concrete part of my anatomy. They are simple muscles in one regard and totally complex, almost spiritual, machines in another. The more we learn about […]. The post Changing Customer Behavior: Your Brain Loves a Story appeared first on Customer Experience Consulting.

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Michelli Experience

Customer Experience Lessons for Start-Ups, With Lesley Mottla- CB011

Customer Bliss

Episode Overview. Lesley Mottla was part of the senior leadership team that helped build Zipcar, a disruptive force in its industry. Now she has a customer experience leadership role at M.Gemi , where she’s trying to help disrupt the luxury shoe market.

Personalized Customer Experience with All-In-One Voice, Video, Chat, Contact Center

Reliable communications are mission critical in today’s business environment. Customers are increasingly selective, and companies compete on the customer experience. Incorporating integrated communications as a key component is driving high returns.

Reflections of A Practitioner: CX Maturity, Customer Expectations and the Use of Predictive Analytics

MaritzCX

Following my four years leading the CX practice for, arguably, the best airline in the Americas, JetBlue, the transition to the “provider” side of things since last May has been very interesting. My experience has provided a unique perspective into the various levels of CX maturity in organizations across many different industries. It has also. View Article

Your Hotel SHOULD Sweat the Little Things

Steve DiGioia

have you forgotten the attention to detail? This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. A recent overnight hotel stay proved to me that just because one aspect of a business runs well doesn’t mean that all the others do too.

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Communicating What Matters Most!

Wired and Dangerous

In the last few months we have visited the CEO’s of two different companies. Both had executive offices that were interior decorated to communicate importance and prestige. Both offices were supported by an administrative assistant that could have written the book on great hosting.

Making Useless Nails vs. Achieving Your Desired Outcome

CX Journey

Image courtesy of Christina Welsh Which metrics have you selected to track your customer experience improvement efforts?

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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.

Exhilaration and Confusion: Stage 4 (Respond) of CXEvolution

MaritzCX

As CX programs mature, they become more central and integral to the companies that use them. MaritzCX’s Organizational CX Maturity Model, CXEvolution, has eight stages, as illustrated below. As they evolve through each of the eight stages, companies increase the integration of customer centricity into their operations and strategies. Today, I am going to talk. View Article. General

The Top Trend to Change Our Industry in the Next Five Years

Calabrio

We think about analytics frequently at Calabrio. We think about how to improve the use of data, how best to implement analytics strategies, and how to make that data work in meaningful ways for businesses like yours. It’s not just because we’re data lovers (we are!), it’s because we know analytics is the key to unlocking what’s been so close yet so out of reach for so long—the voice of the customer.

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Validate Your Customers Decision to Do Business with You

ShepHyken

My effort to make the sale is validated when the customer chooses to do business with me. Then it is just as important, if not more so, for me to validate my customer’s choice to do business with me through what happens after the sale. I’ve been thinking about the concept of validation for a while.

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More shocking news about Airbnb!

Beyond Philosophy

Airbnb, the home sharing site that says you can “Belong Anywhere,” is suffering! They have now launched legal action against San Francisco over a new law that would require it to delist hosts who have not registered their living spaces.

Exceptional Experiences for Employees and Customers

One of the top trends driving a new communication experience is how companies are competing on the customer experience. Organizations that combine contact center and business communications see 3x higher customer satisfaction and 2.4x revenue growth.

Exhilaration and Confusion: Stage 4 (Respond) of CXEvolution

MaritzCX

As CX programs mature, they become more central and integral to the companies that use them. MaritzCX’s Organizational CX Maturity Model, CXEvolution, has eight stages, as illustrated below. As they evolve through each of the eight stages, companies increase the integration of customer centricity into their operations and strategies. Today, I am going to talk. View Article

Hiring, Developing, and Retaining Your Customer Success Team

natero

Customer Success as a profession has grown by leaps and bounds in just a few short years. Companies are no longer just exploring the idea of Customer Success, they are now making big investments and wrestling with the challenges of managing and nurturing Customer Success teams.

Guest Blog: Improve Company Culture By Listening to Your Employees

ShepHyken

This week on our Friends on Friday guest blog post my colleague, Brooke Cade writes about how important communicating with your employees and listening to their insight is for improving company culture.

It’s Easy! How To Attract Customers.

Beyond Philosophy

We all know that internet consumers have the attention span of a flea. If something doesn’t immediately grab their interest, they’re likely to be off to the next website within seconds. This is a challenge for companies that depend on their websites to attract and engage customers.

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5 Ways to Engage Employees for Immediate Impact

Speaker: Vicki Brackett, Author and COO of Sinousia

Author of the new book The Leadership Toolbox and Chief Operating Officer of Sinousia, Vicki Brackett shares creative and proven ways to engage your employees in either work at home environment or traditional brick and mortar. These strategies have been vetted by thousands of employees and have a track record of making immediate impact to customer service satisfaction scores, sales conversion, absenteeism and employee retention. When it comes to employee performance, you must be proactive on the front-end, or you are forced to be reactive on the back end!

Exhilaration and Confusion: Stage 4 (Respond) of CXEvolution

MaritzCX

As CX programs mature, they become more central and integral to the companies that use them. MaritzCX’s Organizational CX Maturity Model, CXEvolution, has eight stages, as illustrated below. As they evolve through each of the eight stages, companies increase the integration of customer centricity into their operations and strategies. Today, I am going to talk. View Article

5 Reasons Why You are Losing Loyal Customers

Provide Support

Customer Loyalty. In any business existing customers leave and new customers arrive. However, there are customers who are the backbone of any business, they are the loyal customers.

Amazing Business Radio: Jeff Lesser

ShepHyken

Jeff Lessor Talks about Improving Customer Service with Twitter. Shep Hyken speaks with Twitter’s Senior Marketing Manager, Jeff Lesser, about how to use Twitter for customer service. More and more customers are posting comments and questions for companies on Twitter.