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How to Enhance Your Customer’s Memory of Their Experience

Beyond Philosophy

I’m obsessed with memory. I love the subject and discussing the behavioral sciences that explain it. Today, we decided to address memory and how crucial it is to enhance your customers’ recollections of their experience with you. We discussed this concept on a recent podcast with guest Zoey Chen, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Miami School of Business. She, along with colleagues, published about the Return Trip Effect.

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Bring Online & Offline Together to Increase Choice in the Shopper Journey



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Putting a monetary value on CX


I have spent much of the last 6 months thinking about how to calculate the value of CX in financial terms - the core of any winning business case. In this article I will share some of what I considered

How to Bridge the CX Gap Across the Organization


A Frost & Sullivan executive summary on how to bridge the CX gap that is prevalent across so many organizations today. Articles

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How Call Lifecycle Details Help Increase Customer Satisfaction

Do you want to better understand what your customers are experiencing on calls? Does your call center software lack key information, even if calls are recorded? Download this eBook now to learn how to gain insights on all your calls to increase your customer satisfaction!

Hello to “Hands-Off”: Visual Strategies for Contactless Service


Does this sound familiar? A customer calls the contact center with an urgent issue. His new coffee machine isn’t working properly, his smart sprinkler system isn’t configured correctly, or his internet connection is inexplicably down. A tier one agent gathers the requisite information: model number and nature of the problem. Basic troubleshooting scripts are followed: power off, reboot, check error messages. But the issue persists.

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4 Strategies to Keep Customers Engaged and Coming Back


5 Common Sales Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Integrity Solutions

No matter how rapidly and dramatically external events may change, the top sales challenges seem to stay the same, year after year. Why aren’t salespeople and sales organizations able to make much headway in overcoming these common struggles? It’s not for lack of activity. Training is regularly implemented, new sales techniques are tried out, and the latest and greatest technology is implemented as the surefire antidote to a complex, competitive marketplace. But the sales challenges persist.

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CX Q&A: Answers to Your Top Customer Experience Questions

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Customer Experience Questions require a CX Community. In March of 2020, as Covid-19 first began disrupting the way we live and work, my team and I decided to put together a live webinar, called What Can CX Leaders Expect? to discuss how we could all prepare ourselves and to answer your customer experience questions. It consisted of a short presentation from me, followed by an ‘Ask Me Anything’ Q&A in which I took questions from the audience.

COVID-19’s Impact on Contact Centers has Leaders Rethinking Strategy, Technology and Business Continuity Plans

NICE inContact

The rise of COVID-19 has prompted many contact centers to embrace remote working amid stay-at-home orders and concern for employees’ health and safety. Indeed, the pandemic is, among many things, a massive experiment in telecommuting as the outbreak accelerates a trend towards a remote workforce, possibly for the long term. But that isn’t the only thing that’s on the mind of contact center leaders. Advantages of the Cloud Call Center Best Practices Contact Center Management

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Promotions – Tip #7

Steve DiGioia

Not the kind that gets you the corner office, a big expense account, or stock options; I’m talking about the kind you use to advertise and spread the word about your business. How dedicated are you to promoting your business to the throngs of potential customers not yet aware of your product or service? It’s a never-ending process. Promoting your business, and the print, internet and radio advertising used, will build a foundation for your future success.

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Top 150 Global Customer Experience Thought Leaders and Influencers of 2020


The Super-Heroes of Customer Experience are here! Customer Experience – The new focus of 2020! Customer Experience has become a top priority for businesses in 2020. It is now considered to be the key brand differentiator and a critical factor for your brand’s success and revenue growth. While many brands are struggling to deliver the relevant and delightful experiences to the customers, certain Customer Experience Leaders have broken the code and delivered what is considered to the best!

The CX Reframe: Three predictions for CX after COVID


Welcome to the final installment of Talkdesk’s CX Reframe: A 5-Point COVID Response Plan. In our first three pieces, we discussed the massive quantum shift brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how CX leaders can adapt their contact center strategies to continue delivering excellent experiences while weathering the pandemic. In this piece we’ll discuss how CX leaders can Reform these strategies, and modify them to address a post-pandemic world.

3 of the biggest contact center challenges, and how voice authentication solves them

NICE inContact

AI-based voice authentication is not just powerful identity and verification contact center software. It’s a giant leap forward in enhancing our privacy and data protection, with built-in safeguards for more secure business transactions in real-time. Voice authentication automatically verifies customers and fraud is reduced in a more streamlined and reliable way, eliminating typical time-consuming KBA interrogation for faster service and a better experience.

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

Have you completed an “attitude audit” from the customer’s perspective lately?

Wired and Dangerous

It all started with a creative conversation…those funny “what if” discussions that get sillier with late night exuberance and adult beverages. What fruit would they be if all pharmacists were a fruit?” asked a deeply serious pharmacist. “If If lawyers were farm animals, which one would they be?” teased a person, targeting his attorney friend. Chip popped the obvious question–if customer service was a mode of transportation, what would it be?

Chase Business Results, Not Survey Scores

Heart of the Customer

We had a great discussion on LinkedIn a few weeks ago about the disconnect between customer experience and leadership. This post kicked things off: As I interview CX leaders and CEOs, it’s been fascinating (but not surprising) to hear the vast differences in focus. CX people focus on survey results; their thoughts are on how to improve the experience in order to improve […]. The post Chase Business Results, Not Survey Scores appeared first on Heart of the Customer.

Retail Digital Experience Can Still Satisfy Europeans during COVID-19


Retail Digital and Physical Experience Can Still Satisfy Europeans during COVID-19. The post Retail Digital Experience Can Still Satisfy Europeans during COVID-19 appeared first on Eglobalis.

A Digital-First Contact Center Strategy Can Deliver Customers for Life. Is It Time to Start Your Digital Revolution?

NICE inContact

Digital has far-reaching implications not just for how organizations provide service today, but also for how much more change is coming in the very near future. Those who “win” customer service will need to completely reimagine it—and digital will be central to that. Contact Center Trends & Insights Omnichannel Digital First Omnichannel

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

What is DevRel?

Vanilla Forums

“What actually is Developer Relations?” is a question that I see almost every week as I’m compiling tweets and articles for DevRel Weekly. The confusion doesn’t stem from the fact that it’s never been defined (narrator: “It has!”), but rather from the fact that if you ask 10 different people in the tech industry for a definition of Developer Relations, you’re likely to get 12 different answers. Community Developer Relations

A Campaign Can Make You Extra $1 Million. Here’s How You Can Actually Measure It


An undergarments retailer used two powerful Optimove features – control groups and segmentation according to lifecycle stage – to perfect their Seasonal catalogs campaign. The result: a measurable increase of $1 Million in customer spends over a 1-month test period. And yes, sending out seasonal catalogs is a very common practice for retailers. But, since it’s an expensive channel, it requires some extra thought and preparation prior to sending – which can be done with Optimove.

2 Key Technologies Contact Centers Need for WFH Agents

Upstream Works

This is Part 3 in our 3-Part series about how contact centers can adapt and thrive during a global pandemic. See Part 1 and Part 2. As the pandemic wears on, contact centers face challenges on two different but highly related fronts. The need to provide great CX hasn’t changed, but the environment has changed for both agents and customers. The CX environment has shifted and, in many cases, has been re-invented as a touchless experience. For agents, that means working from home.

Work from Anywhere: Why the Future of Contact Centres is Cloud-Based

NICE inContact

As organisations transition to a post COVID-19 world, contact centre employees need to be able to work from anywhere for businesses to stay competitive. Explore why the future of contact centres is cloud-based, and how to enable your contact centre team to work from anywhere without compromising productivity or security, while delivering a consistent and outstanding customer experience. Contact Center Trends & Insights Call Center Best Practices Advantages of the Cloud Insights from the UK

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Customer Communities Elevate the Customer Experience

Speaker: Rachel Happe

An online community is an increasingly vital part of many leading companies’ support strategies. Creating a branded place where your customers can ask and answer questions, interact with each other, and search for the information they need is a great way to decrease the burden on your staff and allow them to focus on the customers that really need their help. Join us at 9:00 am EST on Nov 18th for this talk by Rachel Happe, founder of industry-leading strategists, The Community Roundtable. You will learn the effectiveness of the community in empowering your customers and generating value for your business.

Amazing Business Radio: Ramon Ray


Tools of Amazing Customer Experience. How Big and Small Businesses Can Improve CX. Shep Hyken interviews Ramon Ray , founder of Smart Hustle Media. They discuss various strategies and tools that businesses large and small can use to create amazing customer service and experience. Top Takeaways: Big companies often have more resources and can implement disciplined strategies, whereas small companies are nimbler and are often able to react and make necessary changes more quickly.

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5 Customer Experience Trends That COVID-19 Is Only Accelerating

Smarter CX

The current pandemic is a clear example of a disruption that, in many cases, is accelerating trends that were already happening. Below is a look at a few of these trends, including contactless consumer experiences, the ability for employees to “Work From Anywhere”, virtual engagements, and the acceleration of messaging as a channel. We’ll likely see these trends continue to accelerate over time. Contactless consumer experiences: payments.

What Powerless Feelings Do to Customers & Employees | #Leadership

Kate Nasser

To undo customer and employee anger & upset, find their powerless feelings & empower them. Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™, Author of Leading Morale. The post What Powerless Feelings Do to Customers & Employees | #Leadership appeared first on

Join Us for Interactions Live!

NICE inContact

A major virtual conference, open to contact center pros everywhere. Even six months ago, who could have predicted that across the planet, we’d be leaving in-person conferences behind—at least for now—and recreating them as virtual events? And who would have believed that in the process, we’d discover interesting new possibilities for sharing the latest in call center cloud software solutions and industry trends, not to mention in how we engage with each other?

Busy Season? Keep Customers Satisfied with Great Support

A great customer experience drives customer loyalty. Learn how to keep your customers happy this holiday season by helping them through their channel of choice with seasonal support experts.