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Customer Service Trends 2018: Creating Effortless Customer-Centric Experiences

Kayako

At Kayako, we do our best to understand not just our customers’ needs, but their customers’ needs, as well.

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2018: New Ways Cloud Will Enhance Customer Care

inContact

So many companies are enjoying the benefits of having moved their contact centers to the cloud over the past few years. Often companies started with a small deployment in one department and gradually grew that implementation to encompass all the contact center applications in the business.

How to Draft Effective Customer Satisfaction Survey Questions for Hotels & Tourism

Comm100

Hotels and tourism simply wouldn’t exist without the positive perceptions of the people who use them.

{Infographic} Empathetic Design

Michelli Experience

__. Joseph A. Michelli, Ph.D. is a professional speaker and chief experience officer at The Michelli Experience. A New York Times #1 bestselling author, Dr. Michelli and his team consult with some of the world’s best customer experience companies. Follow on Twitter: @josephmichelli.

Expert Forum: Choosing the Best Path for Transforming a Legacy Contact Center

The world’s most influential and customer-centric firms lead with technology, but do not let technology lead their customer relationships. Iconic firms – as such firms are labelled – recognize that providing exceptional customer experience is a key driver of increased revenue and brand loyalty. Register now to learn what strategies differentiate an iconic firm from other businesses

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How To Create Successful Customer Satisfaction Survey Questions for IT Helpdesks

Comm100

Running an IT helpdesk isn’t easy. It can be tough to find agents who have the right balance of technical knowledge with great customer service skills, and even tougher to assess whether you’ve truly got that balance right.

4 Ways to Improve Customer Experience in 2018 – guest post from CCW NOLA

ijgolding

In our modern business landscape, especially with the ever-growing presence of social media in our daily lives, providing consistent positive customer experiences has become critical to maintaining a favourable brand reputation.

Empathic Design – As Close to the Holy Grail as You Can Get

Michelli Experience

Do you have a “go to” song you sing when you are at a karaoke bar? How about a signature dish you like to prepare the first time a new visitor comes over for dinner? Customer Experience Design Strategies. For me, my “go to” strategies for product development or experience innovation involve components from my “empathic design” toolkit.

It Takes More than Great Packaging

Wired and Dangerous

“Matt, give me a $10-12 Merlot with an attractive label.” The request came from the customer in front of me at my favorite adult beverage store. The customer smiled at the clever name on the bottle of wine Matt picked for him. It made me recall my early experience with moonshine whiskey.

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.

How to Create the Best eCommerce Customer Service Surveys

Comm100

You probably know the challenges that come with creating effective customer service or satisfaction surveys, but that definitely does not mean you should give up on your ambitions.

Your Live Chat Should Create Customer Convenience Not Dissatisfaction

Customer Bliss

“More and more customers are willing to use live chat when contacting brands, but their general satisfaction rate has gone down slightly.” This is a finding from the recently released LiveChat Customer Service Report 2018 , comparing results from 2017 to 2016.

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{Infographic} Empathic Design

Michelli Experience

__. Joseph A. Michelli, Ph.D. is a professional speaker and chief experience officer at The Michelli Experience. A New York Times #1 bestselling author, Dr. Michelli and his team consult with some of the world’s best customer experience companies. Follow on Twitter: @josephmichelli. Save Save.

B2C Influence on B2B Customer Expectations

MaritzCX

There are obvious differences in the way B2C and B2B companies engage, interact with, and serve their respective customer bases. Traditionally, this was appropriately based on significant differences in expectations from those customer groups.

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Getting to Iconic – How leading brands balance technology and human talent to deliver exceptional CX

The world’s most influential and customer-centric firms lead with technology, but do not let technology lead their customer relationships. Iconic firms – as such firms are labelled – recognize that providing exceptional customer experience is a key driver of increased revenue and brand loyalty. Register now to learn what strategies differentiate an iconic firm from other businesses

How To Craft Helpful B2B Customer Satisfaction Survey Questions

Comm100

Having another business as your client is a lot different from providing products or services to consumers. But just like in B2C businesses, getting feedback from your customer base is still an essential tool to ensure you’re meeting your clients’ needs.

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Put People Before Profits

CX Journey

Image courtesy of Pixabay Does your company put profits before people? I bring this up because I've seen a particular phenomenon many times: executives decide to put their employee experience and customer experience improvement efforts on pause because sales figures are down.

Empathetic Design – As Close to the Holy Grail as You Can Get

Michelli Experience

Do you have a “go to” song you sing when you are at a karaoke bar? How about a signature dish you like to prepare the first time a new visitor comes over for dinner? Customer Experience Design Strategies. For me, my “go to” strategies for product development or experience innovation involve components from my “empathetic design” toolkit.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Most CX Elite of Them all?

MaritzCX

Do you, your team, or company exemplify exceptional customer experience? If so, the nomination period for the second annual CX Elite Awards from MaritzCX are now open.

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.

Giving Employees a Voice with Internal Customer Satisfaction Survey Questions

Comm100

It’s 2018, and businesses are finally waking up to the realization that happy employees make for happy customers – which make for happy businesses and shareholders. There’s huge benefits from acting to make sure your employees are happy and engaged.

What big brands can learn from Peloton, the popular, high-end fitness equipment manufacturer

Vision Critical

New gadgets always grab attention. But for a brand to be successful in the long run, any cool gadget needs to be backed by an exceptional customer experience. Done right, it creates a cult following. Home fitness startup Pelaton epitomizes how excellent CX drives consumers to buy into a new device. And in this case, it’s not a wearable, it’s a rideable. And a walkable.

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Amity Announces New EU Data Center

Amity

What Does the GDPR Mean for Your Customer Success Organization? The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is said to be the most important change in data privacy regulation ever. The GDPR’s primary goal is to protect and empower all European Union citizens’ data privacy.

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The ADKAR Change Model and Customer Journey Maps 

Heart of the Customer

The primary reason to run a customer journey mapping project is to drive customer-focused change. That’s what we heard when we asked customer experience practitioners to rate their success with their journey mapping project.

Get the Stats- Don’t Become a Tragic Customer Experience Statistic

The results are in: only 2% of customers prefer chatbots. Yet 66% of businesses plan to use a chatbot this year, with the intention to improve customer satisfaction. Are you surprised? If so, you’re not alone. Understanding customer expectations is key to your CX strategy. But technology and consumer preferences change so fast. How well do you really know what your customers want?

4 Tech Trends Driving CRM Software in 2018

Smarter CX

Customer Relationship Management, or CRM software, has come a long way since its beginnings in the 70s and 80s. It continues to evolve to incorporate new technology, features, and innovations to help organizations build and nurture personalized customer relationships.

The Power of the Last and Lasting Impression

ShepHyken

People say all the time that the first impression is important. No doubt it is. Just as important, if not even more so, is the last impression, as it leaves a lasting impression. If you’ve been following my work, this concept may be familiar to you.

Why You Need a Location Page for Every Doctor at Your Hospital

ReviewTrackers

Google is the link between your healthcare organization and the consumer. Consumers type in something like this in Google’s search box when searching for a new provider: “primary care doctor in Boston.” They’ll then scroll down the page to see the doctors that show up under Google’s map.

Meet your first wave speakers for Customer Success Summit 2018

Totango

Customer Success Summit brings together the best and brightest minds in Customer Success. Our world-class speaker lineup for 2018 Customer Success Summit will share the impressive business results that customer success best practices should deliver. The first wave of speakers has been announced and the experience and CS knowledge they bring to #CSSummit18 is priceless. Here are a few of our first wave speakers you don’t want to miss: Nicolle Paradise. Senior Director of Client Experience.

How to Create an Exceptional Customer Experience

Learn 5 actions your organization can take right now to improve the customer experience.

Customer Experience Tips to Conquer 2018

Smarter CX

Customers are the most important part of small- or medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Today, it’s no longer enough to simply provide them with a great product or service. “Satisfied” won’t cut it; they want to be delighted.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of January 22, 2018

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of 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.

The Beginner’s Guide to User-Generated Content

ReviewTrackers

If you’ve ever tried your hand at marketing any business or brand online — in search and on social media — you’re likely to have heard of “user-generated content” or UGC. What exactly does this term mean? And why is it getting thrown around a lot in so many marketing conversations?