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Airline Intent Data: What Customer Conversations Mean for Airlines


Knowing that there’s been an increase in customer conversations with your company doesn’t provide insight into a customer’s mindset - it’s only half the battle. You need to know what they’re actually saying (customer intent data) in order to deliver great customer experiences.

11 Tips on Delivering Great Customer Service in Education

Help Scout

When thinking about education, most of us tend to think only about teachers and other administrative staff — frontline workers, so to speak. It makes sense; frontline educators are incredibly important and often underappreciated.

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How to create a customer health dashboard


Loyalty How to create a customer health dashboard

How our complex company’s contact center responds to every unique customer journey

NICE inContact

Siemens’ customers include businesses from across the spectrum of industry sectors. They range from billion-dollar companies to startups and even students.

Top 5 Reasons to Move to the Cloud

Hybrid or 100% cloud? The choice is yours. With comprehensive security, unmatched scalability, cost certainty, and guaranteed reliability, a cloud-based contact center solution will serve your customers 24/7 without the operational headaches and cost issues of an on-premise solution. Download Enghouse's eBook today and learn the top reasons you should move to the cloud!

10 Tips for Building a Successful Insight Community


How would you describe a digital insight community and its value to your organization? At Alida, we define a digital insight community as a customer engagement platform you can use to uncover agile, actionable insights from the right people at the right time—at scale. And how do we know?

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Change Management, Not “Bribes,” Improves CX

Heart of the Customer

This post picks up where last week‘s left off… In giving bonuses based on overall survey results, companies are assuming that 1. teams actually know what to do in order to improve customer satisfaction and 2. they won’t do it unless incented to.

These 20 Empathy Statements Will Straight-up Make You a Customer Service Boss!

Myra Golden Media

Download the empathy statements PDF and practice your first five empathy responses to customers. Grab your empathy sheet! Customer Experience Design

How to Embrace Changing Customer Behaviors & Drive Retail Growth


While you’ve been focusing on driving sales, rising above competitors, and keeping up with market volatility, you’ve missed something significant: A lot of unknown buyers—or potential buyers—have been coming and going on your digital properties. Customer Experience Retail

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How To Reduce Turnover and Retain the Top Talent in an Employee Market

The DiJulius Group

Across the United States, companies are struggling with hiring and retaining quality employees. Unemployment rates are high but still there is a labor shortage. With many open positions, it’s very difficult to get people to apply and show up for interviews. The market is hot!

Plugging Your Community Into the Customer Lifecycle

Speaker: Nichole Devolites, Customer Experience Expert, SecureAuth

Customer experience professionals understand the importance of both creating and maintaining easily available programs that improve CX. Nichole Devolites is joining us for a webinar on July 27th at 12 pm EDT to discuss how CX professionals can integrate and connect their communities with the customer lifecycle. Register today!

Guest Post: How To Keep Your Customers Attention With Great In-Store Experience

Shep Hyken

This week we feature an article by Daniel Bishop, the assistant editor and marketing consultant for ReallySimpleSystems. He writes about creating a better experience for customers when they come into a store. We all know that the retail landscape changed massively in 2020.

#07: How Companies Are Learning From Pro Sports to Lead Their Teams with Cody Royle

Michel Falcon Experience

To listen to this episode on an Apple device, click here. To listen on Spotify, click here. To listen to this episode on another platform, click here.… … The post #07: How Companies Are Learning From Pro Sports to Lead Their Teams with Cody Royle appeared first on.

What Is a Test Script?


You’ve just invested in a new Interactive Voice Response (IVR) solution or back-end data system and integrated it with your customer journeys in mind. So what’s next? You’ll need to assure that these systems actually provide the customer experiences you've designed. To do this you must test them!

The Role of a Chief Customer Officer


The role of a Chief Customer Officer (CCO) is a fairly new addition to the C-suite, but it has been on the rise over the past several years as companies are better understanding the importance of creating a customer-centric culture within their organizations.

5 Reasons to Consider Managed Services for Cloud Contact Centers

Learn how cloud-based solutions and a managed services approach can reduce costs. Give your contact center the flexibility and scalability it needs to meet ever-changing demands!

How to Say YES – Every Time

Shep Hyken

How do you say Yes to every customer request ? Is it possible? Is this customer service utopia? My friend Christine Trippi wrote a book titled Yes Is the Answer. And Cameron Mitchell, about whom I’ve written before, wrote a book with a similar title, Yes is the Answer. What is the Question ?

Uplight’s 2nd Anniversary


When Uplight was founded two years ago, our employees, leadership, and customers likely expected to encounter some challenges and growing pains.

Hot off the Press: Vanilla’s Summer 2021 Release

Vanilla Forums

Summer is finally here and we have a bunch of new enhancements to the Vanilla platform that we want to share. Keep reading for details on the new analytics, machine translation, integrations, theming and more…! Product


Understanding Customer Success: Growth Driven by the Customer-Centered Economy


Strategy for customer success growth has changed as commerce has gone digital and big data has made marketing and sales customer-centric. In the old days, growing your business was easy. Tell people about your business, get them in the store, sell them things, then look for more customers.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Amazing Business Radio: Jason Ten-Pow

Shep Hyken

Authentic Customer Conversations. Collecting, Sharing, and Acting on Customer Knowledge. Shep Hyken interviews Jason Ten-Pow, CEO and President of ONR, the CX consulting firm he founded in 2009.

11 Types of Bad Customer Service (and How To Avoid Them)

Help Scout

Sometimes the customer service teams who are supposed to be solving problems somehow manage to make them so much worse instead. These are their stories — along with some tips to help you avoid ending up on this list next time we update it!

Which department should own your customer community?


Which department should own your customer community? Customer Success

Q&A: Why High Touch and Tech Touch Should Be Friends, Not Enemies


Today’s customers expect (and sometimes demand) a never-ending wheel of attraction, engagement, and retention after purchasing both the simplest and most complex of SaaS offerings.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

5 Top Customer Service Articles of the Week 7-12-2021

Shep Hyken

Each week I read many customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too.

Announcing a New Publication for Mission-Driven Founders

Help Scout

Help Scout was founded on the principle that there’s a more socially conscious and intentional way of doing business.

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How to Build a World-Class Patient Experience (and Why the Medical, Financial, and Legal Industries Suck at Service)

The DiJulius Group

Lawyers, doctors, and accountants suck at service. Why is that? The majority of people in the legal, financial, and medical field lack the client-patient experience and there are a few reasons for this.

Combatting 'The Great Resignation' with Great Automation


With vaccination programs rolling out across the world, employers everywhere have been wrestling with the conundrum of how to keep staff safe, whether or not to offer ‘hybrid working’ and when exactly to reopen their offices - well according to a professor at Mays Business School in Texas, they might as well not bother.

Leadership Panel: Lessons Learnt from a Global Support Community

Speaker: Panel hosted by Adrian Speyer, Head of Community, Vanilla Forums

Are you struggling to support your global community? Or, are you not even sure where you should start. Establishing a global support community comes with many many questions. How do you encourage your customers to help others? What are the key metrics to measure? What are the biggest challenges? Our super panel consists of community leaders from around the world, each of whom, have experienced and overcome the challenges of a global support community. They are ready to share the trials and triumphs, and everything in between, on the road to a successful community.