Sat.Jul 06, 2019 - Fri.Jul 12, 2019

Are You Overlooking Customer Experience Basics & Accidentally Neglecting Customers?

360Connext

As a whole, we don’t really enjoy talking about customer experience basics. Instead, the conversation around CX often centers around the pull-a-rabbit-out-of-a-hat, OHMYGOD moments that amaze customers and offer those oft-discussed but hard-to-achieve moments of surprise and delight.

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The Lost Art of Listening

CX Accelerator

There are many ways to listen. People listen with their eyes, and with their hands (remember the movie: A Quiet Place ). Listening is a central process in the way people survive. If you are not actively listening, critical information is missed. In many cases, the actual words selected do very little to communicate the speaker's intended message. We must reach below the surface to capture the truth. So much to consider when listening to what someone is saying.

Understanding the Importance of Customer Retention

Totango

You wouldn’t throw your money away on the street, would you? Or drop it down the garbage disposal? If you’re not working hard to retain customers, you may as well—because you’ll be losing money. A one-time customer is a lost revenue opportunity.

Modern Leading Morale Steps to Lead Great Customer Service Performance

Kayako

Leaders, do you know how to lead high morale for great customer service delivery? Customer service work in help desks , contact centers, technical support teams, and ecommerce centers is challenging and stressful. Are you adding to the reps’ stress or inspiring them to greatness?

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.

Talking Employee Experience and XM With Ben Granger

Experience Matters

Our team joined Qualtrics last October to create the XM Institute, and one of the great things that we’ve found is that there are many people across Qualtrics who are experts in different aspects of Experience Management (XM). So I decided to interview one of them, Ben Granger. Ben is a Sr.

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How Mystery Shopping Delivers Real Change

IntouchInsight

Jeannie Walters, CCXP, shares why mystery shopping is the "rocket fuel" for improving your customer experience

Why customer service is an integral part of customer experience

CloudCherry

What comes to your mind when you hear the words “good customer experience”? You might think of something simple like a well-designed video that helped you understand a product better.

Operationalizing XM: The Report

Experience Matters

Operationalizing XM | Qualtrics. Learn how to adopt the discipline of Experience Management in this free report. The post Operationalizing XM: The Report appeared first on Experience Matters. Customer experience Six XM Competencies XM - Experience Management

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3 Practical Ways AI in the Contact Center Gets Real

Comm100

No matter what kind of work you do, it’s getting harder and harder to steer clear of conversations about how artificial intelligence is poised to change everything. If it feels like the mid-90’s all over again to you – when it seemed every conversation was about the World Wide Web and the Information Superhighway (thank you Al Gore) – I get it.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

Transitioning to the Cloud? Here’s Your One-stop Resource

NICE inContact

Every year, NICE inContact experts, customers and partners gather for the company’s much-anticipated Interactions user conference to explore and exchange the latest in cloud contact center ideas, trends and technology. Some of the most exciting and useful information presented comes from NICE inContact users themselves. .

Stop Playing CX Whack-A-Mole

Heart of the Customer

“All happy customers are alike; each unhappy customer is unhappy in its own way.” Okay, that wasn’t really my quote – I’m paraphrasing Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, where he wrote “all happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

How African Americans feel about taxes

QuestionPro Audience

The richest man in history was a king named Mansa Musa, who ruled most of western Africa in the 14th century.

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What Signals Are You Unintentionally Sending Your Customers?

ShepHyken

I first came across this idea in the book Moments of Truth by Jan Carlzon , which I consider one of the most important books written on customer service.

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6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

If Artificial Intelligence for businesses is a red-hot topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement and contact center customer service is white hot. This white paper covers specific areas in this domain that offer potential for transformational ROI, and a fast, zero-risk way to innovate with AI.

How to Avoid the Headaches of Digital Customer Service Integration

NICE inContact

We’ve come a long way since the invention of social media, and today the advantages of digital customer service integration are crystal clear. What was once a trend among tech-savvy brands is now a necessity for everyone who wants to grow their business. Even when you’re already convinced of the advantages of digital customer service, there’s a series of steps to take before actually integrating a new system into your call center software.

The pros and cons of remote customer support

UJET

Support teams are arguably the most important part of the customer experience. Agents become the voice of the company when they interact with customers. These experiences can lead to repeat sales or a loss of a customer depending on that single interaction. customer service Customer Support Agent

3 Tips for Improving the Enterprise Customer Experience

Totango

What’s your company’s most precious asset? It’s not your inventory, your stock options, or your intellectual property. It’s your customers. Your business can’t exist without them, and if you want your business to last, you’ve got to make them happy.

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058 – Foundation Bricks of Customer Experience

Kristina Evey

Shownotes… To be successful in your CX efforts, the initial experience the customer has, the promised relationship, and the actual … Read More 058 – Foundation Bricks of Customer Experience. The post 058 – Foundation Bricks of Customer Experience appeared first on Kristina Evey. Culture Customer Experience Management Leadership Planning for CX Podcasting

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.

10 Barriers to Customer Delight — and How Digital Customer Service Can Overcome These

NICE inContact

We talk a lot about delighting customers and how great digital-first omnichannel customer service software can help agents provide service that customers love — and do so more efficiently. But we’re practical too, and we know that delighting customers isn’t an end in itself because all businesses have to think of the bottom line. In fact, customers who are emotionally engaged with a brand are more likely to be loyal and are willing to spend more.

How agent-facing AI can accelerate training and onboarding (With a Step-by-step checklist)

Comm100

How does your contact center handle new starter training and onboarding? In my experience, most businesses fall into three camps: Trial by fire – give agents a manual to read, then throw them on customer queries and hope for the best. Outsource to colleagues – make training another agent’s responsibility, ask the new starter to shadow them, and expect the new hire to be ready in a week or so. Actual training – devoting resource (not just e-learning!)

Statistics that Predict the Future of Customer Service

Joe Rawlinson

“The single most important thing to remember about any enterprise is that there are no results inside its walls. The result of a business is a satisfied customer.” ” Peter Drucker, better known as the father of management thinking, once gave us this beautiful gem of a quote.

Amazing Business Radio: Michelle Hayward

ShepHyken

The Five Core Values of Company Culture. Creating Amazing Customer Experiences From the Inside Out. Shep Hyken interviews Michelle Hayward. They discuss how to create and cultivate the core values and culture that keep companies strong.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

10 Call Center Mistakes to Avoid when Striving for Effortless Experience

TechSee

According to Gartner , organizations should strive to deliver low-effort customer experiences because simplicity is the most significant driver of loyalty. In fact, 96% of customers who experience a high-effort interaction become more disloyal compared to just 9% who have a low-effort experience.

What is the best customer service quote ever said?

The DiJulius Group

What is the best customer service quote ever said? I love quotes. I am enamored with quotes. Quotes inspire me and make me think. I have been creating and collecting quotes on customer service and customer experience for over twenty years.

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Introducing Brandwatch for Students

Brandwatch CX

With Brandwatch For Students, you can get free access to the coveted platform, kickstart your career and get a head start on your coursemates. Find out how

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5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of July 8, 2019

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. This Bizarre Support Chat Will Make You Laugh. Or Cry.

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!