Sat.Oct 13, 2018 - Fri.Oct 19, 2018

Take Action with These 3 Steps to Help Your Customers Achieve Their Goals

Customer Bliss

How easy do you make it for customers to get what they want when they want it? Do you understand how your customers’ lives affect their desires? What do you do to consider their desires, needs, concerns? Once you have that information, how will you improve your customer journey and experience?

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TELUS Realizes Direct Cost Savings and Churn Reduction

MaritzCX

TELUS is Canada’s largest healthcare and IT provider. They are also the fastest growing national telecom. However, in 2016, TELUS’ CX program was fragmented.

3 Ways to do More with Customer Experience Personalization

Comm100

Why amazing customer experiences matter. By 2020, customer experience (CX) will overtake price as a key product differentiator. While there are many ways to improve CX – ease of use, innovation, and speed are just a few – companies should be paying more attention to consistency and personalization.

Call Centers are the Front Line of Customer Service

inContact

Some call centers struggle to have a stellar reputation, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

To find how contact centers are navigating the transition to omnichannel customer service, Calabrio surveyed more than 1,000 marketing and customer experience leaders in the U.S. and U.K. about their digital customer communication strategies. Read the report to find out what was uncovered.

Ziba Design: Focus on the Internal Customer

AskNicely

We’ve got another dose of CX Obsession goodness for you today, and some good news — for our next CX Obsession event, we’re leaving our fair city of Portland and taking this show on the road! Where to, you ask? That depends on you — take our quick poll and let us know where we should head next! >

3 Leadership Buzzwords that Exist for the Best Reasons

360Connext

Thanks to a fun report from CCW , Customer Contact Week, and some clever customer experience pros (and prose – ha ha,) there is a discussion around leadership buzzwords we should have. According to the report, the list of buzzwords is growing. And I agree.

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4 Customer Experience Potholes to Avoid

Customer Bliss

In my new Daily Dose video series, I explore the topics that chief customer officers must grapple with on a daily basis. Join me as I discuss what I’ve learned over the course of my 35-year career, so that you can more effectively do the work that needs to be done.

How CloudCherry help Credit Unions deliver amazing Member Experiences

CloudCherry

Investment in Member Experience Management has been gaining momentum over the last few years in the finance industry. Credit union executives are seeking feedback and learning to listen to the voice of their members and their needs.

NPS Playbook: How Act-On Actions Customer Feedback

AskNicely

Opening the NPS Playbook: Cross-functional Customer Feedback Response Workflows. Your Net Promoter Score should never be a static number. It’s the measure of your customer loyalty and a metric that customer-obsessed companies know will help them grow — if they can make the number go up.

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For Employees, A Positive Impact Means More Than Money

Experience Matters

In our latest consumer benchmark study, we asked more than 5,000 U.S. employees what they felt was the most important thing they want to accomplish at work. The top motivator, by a very large margin, is Making a positive impact. This option was chosen three times more frequently than the next highest option, Earning a lot of money. I also examined the data by age groups. It turns out that almost all of the items are very correlated to age.

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How to Optimize CX Through the Voice of the Customer

Speaker: Faith Adams, Analyst at Forrester

Join Intouch Insight and special guest, Faith Adams with Forrester Research, on November 8 at 1 PM EST and learn how you can act on VoC data

How Long Will Your Customer Wait for a Field Service Technician?

Smarter CX

A visit from a field service technician isn’t typically something that a customer looks forward to. It has historically involved a pre-arranged appointment during an inopportune and large window of time, which requires re-arranging of schedules and a lot of sitting around and waiting.

Do Your Employees Add “Spice” to Make Special Experiences?

Wired and Dangerous

Customers today have higher expectations than ever. They expect speedy, frictionless treatment that telegraphs they are valued, special and unique, not just one of the masses.

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[NEW RESEARCH] Can your Contact Center Keep Up with Changing Consumer Demands?

inContact

Companies of all sizes now compete in the experience economy to attract new customers and build customer loyalty and advocacy. No longer able to rely on product quality or price, companies must consistently deliver exceptional customer experience to drive bottom line growth.

Advance your CX Work by Uniting the C-Suite in Their Commitment and Accountability

Customer Bliss

In my latest vlog post , I explain 4 different potholes to avoid in order to advance your CX work, and today, I’m sharing excerpts from previous interviews with two experienced C-Suite leaders who successfully incorporated some of these tactics within their first year as a CCO.

The Essentials to Scaling Your Customer Success Program

Most tech companies start with a barebone customer success ‘program’ that is reactive. As revenue grows and the go-to-market strategy is identified, founders quickly realize they need a proactive program that goes beyond basic customer services. By now the team may have a CRM program to manage customers and a basic set of steps they put the customer through. This simply isn’t enough to grow your customer relationships to their full potential value. You need a customer success program to grow quickly and to serve many through scale. This is where the right people, processes and technology come into play. Join Emilia D’Anzica, a customer success and engagement strategist, as she walks you through customer success essentials to consider as you grow your company and customer success team. During this webinar, you will learn core pillars of customer success by: Putting yourself in your customer’s shoes. Shifting your strategy to a Growth mindset. Building a scalable customer success framework. You'll walk away with actionable steps for you and your team to leverage immediately. When: November 14th at 11AM PT (2PM ET, 7PM GMT)

How Cannabis Retailers Can Responsibly Sell Marijuana

IntouchInsight

There are many nuances with the laws and regulations of the recreational use and sale of cannabis. Here's how cannabis retailers can responsibly sell marijuana

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Why is my smart device making me feel dumb? The challenges of onboarding IoT devices

TechSee

James wants to water his lawn. He picks up the hose, turns on the water, and a few minutes later…the job is done. Then James installed a smart sprinkler system.

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10 Tips to Increase Productivity in a Team

Kayako

Increasing a team’s productivity can be very important when it comes to successfully completing a task or a campaign you’re working to deliver. No matter how productive and effective your team is, there are always ways for you to help them become even better.

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Find and Eliminate Dirty Data That’s Lurking in Your Salesforce CRM System

GetFeedback

Salesforce’s customer relationship management (CRM) tool helps businesses support their customers in a powerful and efficient way by allowing them to combine big data with sophisticated customization. Yet, a tool is only as powerful as the hand that wields it, so it’s important to be cognizant of possible pitfalls that may occur when using a CRM system. Since data is the deciding factor of most strategic business decisions, it’s essential to prioritize the maintenance of CRM data integrity.

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3 Important Things A Chatbot Can’t Do (But an IVA Can)

Chatbots are becoming increasingly popular, but it’s important to remember that they’re only as smart as the technology behind them. Download this Interactions LLC eBook to learn more about chatbots and how to select automated customer care technology for your company.

Getting your customer service team ready for the holiday shopping (and returns, and shipping, and problems) season

Comm100

Holiday shopping season isn’t easy. Even for the most well-organized customer service functions, seeing query volumes and queues rise into the red can be a hair-raising and difficult experience to handle.

Key moments that medical centers can optimize using the Voice of the Patient

iPerceptions

When it comes to selecting a medical center, patients now have the tools at their disposal to search for and compare the ones that best meet their needs. Medical centers are now expected to offer a positive Patient Experience (PX) that is critical to attracting and retaining patients.

The Power of a Bonded Organizational Culture

MaritzCX

With the onset of fall here in the Northeast US, I find the changing seasons to be a time of inspiration and reflection. A few years ago, I attended a lecture at our local library. Grant Welker, co-author of a book published in 2015 entitled, We Are Market Basket, gave a small turnout of about.

NICE inContact named a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service

inContact

Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Contact Center as a Service, North America has just been released, and once again, NICE inContact is named a leader for the fourth year in a row. And we achieved the highest overall position for our ability to execute.

How Retailers Can Drive CX Excellence Through Store-Level Execution

Speaker: Jere Matthews, VP, Operations at Rutter's

Join Intouch Insight and Rutter's on October 25 at 2pm EST to learn how one of America's favorite convenience stores delivers on their brand promise.

When Our Customers tell Overstated Stories and We believe Them

One Millimeter Mindset

Current and potential customers can tell us overstated stories. To attract our attention, negotiate business with us. And lead us on and on and on. So, why do we continue to believe them? Until we don’t, anymore? First of all, we are flattered that these customers contacted us.

How to Capture the Voice of the Customer in 2018

Vision Critical

Our flagship customer intelligence event in London was a great opportunity to discuss the latest innovations and product updates in the industry, the constantly evolving expectations of today’s consumer, and how to deliver a superior customer experience in 2018.

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Episode 023 – The Difference Between Customer Success and Customer Experience - Transforming the Customer Experience

Kristina Evey

Shownotes… I am going to be delivering a webinar later this week for a partner and our initial conversations were around moving from Customer Success to Customer experience. It seems that Customer Success has a wide range of definitions, as does Customer Experience. So I thought it was important to differentiate the two and show you how they can work in tandem.

Mattress Firm’s Contact Center Rises and Shines – Improving QA Scores and Average Handle Time

inContact

As the leading specialty bedding retailer In the U.S., Mattress Firm has carved out a unique—and healthy—niche in the $29 billion bedding industry. The company offers a variety of mattresses and related products at competitive prices, and customers obviously approve: They’ve propelled Mattress Firm to over $3.8 billion in annual sales (2016). But the Houston-based company was losing sleep over its two contact centers.

The Top 3 Ways to Forecast for Your Contact Center

Forecasting is no easy task. It can be difficult to schedule the right amount of agents at the right time. Download our ebook to learn how to reduce overstaffing and understaffing, lower customer wait times and improve the customer experience with proper forecasting.

Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn – a review of the 2018 UK Customer Experience Awards

ijgolding

I have often written about the fact I feel truly blessed to be able to practice my vocation on a daily basis. I am afforded the opportunity to see and experience so many different things, in so many different places.

Retaining Customers requires All Hands on Deck

One Millimeter Mindset

Why do initiatives on retaining customers still feel like a bunch of isolated actions? Provided by people in separate departments. With different functions. All throwing their professional efforts at the customer. Instead of in partnership with the customer.

How is Customer Experience defined?

Customer Guru

Customer Experience is the only true differentiator for brands today. It is a very broad term encompassing various factors. While we believe that no one definition can do justice to this term, we’ve put together a list of definitions of CEx by experts.

How psychology affects the customer experience of voice support

UJET

When done right, a conversation with the customer over the phone can be helpful, engaging, and even fun. The problem with voice support is that it can also go terribly wrong, and those are the types of interactions that people hear about.

Executive Report: The Customer Data Too Often Overlooked by the C-Suite

A recent Calabrio research study of more than 1,000 C-Suite executives has revealed leaders are missing a key data stream – voice of the customer data. Download the report to learn how executives can find and use VoC data to make more informed business decisions.