Sat.Jun 04, 2016 - Fri.Jun 10, 2016

New Thinking, New Ideas, New Successes!

C3Centricity

Things have been pretty hectic for me these past few weeks. As you read this, I am in New York presenting at the CASRO Technology and Innovation Event, 6th to 7th June.

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The Customer is Changing: Decipher the Clues

NICE inContact

No, this is not another story about how customers are changing because of iTunes, hands-free calling, mobile shopping, show-rooming or what Zappos and Amazon are doing now. This is a story about finding the hidden gems in your customer interaction data.

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Improve customer experience through design for reliability

Customer Bliss

“Proactive experience reliability and innovation” — which is another way of discussing design for reliability — is one of my five customer experience competencies , which I’ve developed over 30+ years of doing this customer-driven work with companies of all sizes.

3 Ways to Update Customer Experience for Millennials

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Do millennials really approach everything differently than generations before them? Or are the challenges of designing for them simply the same challenges as designing and delivering experiences for any group? Yes, millennials approach the world a little differently. But so does every generation.

Increased Customer Satisfaction and Lower Call Volume During Rapid Expansion

Learn how a customized support solution for a rapidly expanding company resulted in increased customer satisfaction and decreased support calls.

Nice to meet you! How well do you know your colleagues?

ijgolding

I recently wrote an article for my column on CustomerThink entitled ‘How Well Do You Know Your Customer?’ – the premise was around the significance and necessity of creating customer personas. You can read the article here.

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How to Get a Pay Rise as a Customer Support Manager

Kayako

Almost everybody would like to get paid more for the work they do… but not everyone has the ability or guts to ask for a pay rise. It can be overwhelming.

Why Positive Word-of-Mouth is Insanely Powerful

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

What do you think when someone tells you about something that’s “gone viral?” Do you think it’s a funny video? A cringe-worthy comment? A parody of the latest topic in the zeitgeist? I don’t know about you, but I don’t think of customer experience as a recipe for going viral. Cat videos? Absolutely.

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Over-engineering the Customer Experience – ‘Digital’ is not the answer to everything!

ijgolding

This article was originally written for my exclusive column on mycustomer.com – a hugely valuable and rich resource of information, expertise and inspiration for CX Professionals. You can find the original article here.

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Keeping Up with the Data Eruption

MaritzCX

7 Ways to Make Sure You’re Getting the Most of Your Unstructured Data with Text Analytics Today and Tomorrow Yesterday my 10-year-old daughter sent 43 text messages, posted 8 Musical.ly videos, and put up two new Instagram posts.

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3 Signs You Need A Self-Service Consumer Insights Solution

Understanding consumers can be a complex task. Consumer research can be a lengthy process–whether it’s manual research or configuring and training first generation AI machines on what to look for in consumer feedback.

How to Prevent Difficult Customers in Retail: Brick and Mortar

Comm100

If you read our last post, How to Prevent Difficult Customers in Retail: Online , you know we believe that when it comes to difficult customers, prevention is key. Your brick and mortar store is just as important as your online presence.

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How to Get a Pay Rise as a Customer Support Manager

Kayako

Almost everybody would like to get paid more for the work they do… but not everyone has the ability or guts to ask for a pay rise. It can be overwhelming.

Why Asking for Contact Center Pricing Shouldn’t Be Your First Question

BlueOcean

We get it: As a business, managing costs is one of your top priorities. You want to ensure every decision you make is cost-effective and produces sufficient return on investment. That’s why when you’re searching for a new contact center outsourcer, one of your first questions is about pricing.

The Muhammad Ali Experience: 5 Lessons to Win By

Michelli Experience

Muhammad Ali was not only a civil rights advocate and exceptionally talented boxer – he was and will be an enduring brand. From an advertising perspective, his equity extended in commercial endorsements of brands like Louis Vuitton, Porsche, Apple, Coke, Gatorade, and Pizza Hut. So what can every business leader learn from the brand experience consistently delivered by Muhammad Ali?

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Keeping Up with the Data Eruption

MaritzCX

7 Ways to Make Sure You’re Getting the Most of Your Unstructured Data with Text Analytics Today and Tomorrow Yesterday my 10-year-old daughter sent 43 text messages, posted 8 Musical.ly videos, and put up two new Instagram posts. And given the fact she spent 8 hours at school and 4 hours at gymnastics practice, that. View Article

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Report: The State of the CX Management, 2015

Experience Matters

We just published a Temkin Group report, The State of the CX Management, 2016. This is the seventh annual benchmark of CX activities, competencies, and maturity levels. Here’s the executive summary: For the seventh straight year, Temkin Group surveyed large companies to evaluate the state of their Customer Experience (CX) management. This year we found an […]. 4 CX Core Competencies Benchmarks Customer experience Temkin Group Research Trends

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How Airbnb Scales Culture And Customer Experience, With Aisling Hassell – CB008

Customer Bliss

Episode Overview. For our 8th episode, I talked with Aisling Hassell, who is the global head of CX at Airbnb.

Sell the customer service experience, not the mechanics behind it

NewVoiceMedia

The connection between customer service and marketing is undeniable. If you deliver good customer service, let people know as part of your marketing efforts. And you can expect an effortless marketing boost as well, as happy customers talk to their friends about their experience.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Building Customer Loyalty: 3 Habits That Create Strong Customer Connections

Who's Your Gladys?

It takes more than quality products and services to gain customer loyalty. It’s the “customer experience” that makes or breaks client ties. By developing a few simple habits, you can win new business and keep long-term customer relationships strong.

Temkin Group is Coming to Australia… Join Us!

Experience Matters

For years, I’ve been getting emails asking “when will Temkin Group come to Australia?” ” We’ve wanted to go for a while (for both personal and professional reasons), but it just hasn’t worked with our schedules. Well, it’s finally happening. Aimee, Karen, and I will be heading to Australia in August! Do you want to see […]. Customer experience

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Can You Afford NOT to Offer a Lifetime Customer Experience Warranty?

Wired and Dangerous

Lifetime warranties are a common feature of the product world. They essentially say “we guarantee that the object you bought will work as long as you own it. If the product ever fails, we promise to replace it or repair it to your satisfaction.”

Causation vs Correlation – What’s the difference

iPerceptions

Data in the right hands can be extremely powerful and should a key element of any decision. One of the most famous quotes by American statistician, W. Edwards Deming is, “In God we trust. Everyone else, bring data.”. But too often than not, data can be misconstrued and misunderstood.

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The Employee Factor - Perfecting Your CX From Within

Speaker: Dennis Snow, President, Snow & Associates

Too often, organizations and their CX experts only look at the company's relationship with the customer to look for improvement. While it's essential to creating the perfect customer journey, it's only one aspect. It's time to look within: at your employees' relationships with each other, and with the company. Not only does it take powerful leadership, but a complete shift in focus: your company must be customer-centric in every function.Based on his 20-years with Walt Disney World along with many years of consulting with organizations around the world, Dennis Snow will provide a “how-to” program for engaging employees in delivering outstanding customer service. This webinar will provide you with strategic tools that can be used to raise the bar of service throughout your organization

Top 3 Insights from the 2016 Global Contact Center Benchmarking Report

Calabrio

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being in this industry for more than a decade, it’s that when things change, they change very quickly. At Calabrio, we like to stay ahead of the curve so we can meet our customers where they want to be tomorrow, instead of where they were yesterday. We do this in many ways, one of which is staying up to date on industry research.

2016 Temkin Experience Ratings: 20 Industry Snapshots

Experience Matters

We released the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 294 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers. Here’s a link to FAQ’s about the Ratings. As a follow-up, we published blog posts that examine the results for each of the 20 industries. You can see links to all […]. 2016 Temkin Ratings Customer experience

Five Reasons Your Company May Fail at Customer Service

ShepHyken

Customer Service Culture. There are a number of reasons that companies fail at customer service. As I read dozens of articles each week, numerous books on the topic throughout the year, as well as conduct some of my own research, there are some very clear reasons.

The Only Way to Improve Your Net Promoter Score

Promoter.io

This might sound kind of weird to hear me say but, as a company, your goal shouldn’t be to simply “increase your NPS score”. Let me explain. Your Net Promoter Score is simply a reflection of your customers’ sentiment. It’s a result of your efforts, not the goal itself.

How to Create Strong Community Personas

Speaker: Carrie Melissa Jones, Community Consultant

Ever wonder how to build effective community personas? Join Vanilla Forums on Tuesday, June 16th at 12 PM ET as Carrie Melissa Jones, Co-Author of Building Brand Communities, clears away the noise around community personas and gives you a method for doing member research to refine your personas.

Doing Small Things Right is the Start to Excellence in Service

Up Your Service

Recently, I was visiting a company to demonstrate UP! Your Service and the CEO said to me, “We want to achieve world-class standards in our service. How can your company help us get there?”.

15 More Reasons to Map Customer Journeys

CX Journey

Image courtesy of CountyLemonade Still not convinced you need to map customer journeys? Earlier this week, I wrote about how eye opening journey maps and journey mapping workshops are.

Guest Blog: What Hospitality Industry Has Taught Us About Customer Service Best Practices

ShepHyken

This week on our Friends on Friday guest blog post my colleague, Benny Tjia shares lessons learned from the hospitality industry about creating a customer focused culture.