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.

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

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.

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.

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

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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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.

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.

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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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?

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.

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.

The Muhammad Ali Experience: 5 Lessons for Winning {Infographic}

Michelli Experience

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.

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.

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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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.

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.”

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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!

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.

Your Journey Maps Ought to be Eye Opening!

CX Journey

How are your journey mapping efforts coming along? You are mapping, aren't you? (If If not, I can give you a few reasons to get started now. Well, after you finish reading this post, of course.) And you're following all of the key principles of mapping while you're doing it, right?

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.