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Using Your NPS Data to Build An Ideal Customer Persona (and then 10x your growth with personalization)

Promoter.io

I’m going to teach you a little trick — one you can use to impress your friends at dinner or your co-workers at your next meeting. What you’re going to do is draw four shapes on a piece of paper: A triangle, a circle, a square and a squiggly line. Don’t let your friends see [.]. The post Using Your NPS Data to Build An Ideal Customer Persona (and then 10x your growth with personalization) appeared first on Promoter.io Blog.

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Customer Centricity: 10 strategies to implement in 2019

Lumoa

Start 2019 with these 10 simple steps and build the fundamentals of your customer-centric culture. Nurture customer centricity in your company and lead your organization through the customer-centric transformation.

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Uncovering the “why” delivers higher research ROI for CX leaders

Alida

Note: This article is part of our ROI Matters series , which explores the value of research ROI to C-suite executives and leaders in product innovation , customer experience, marketing and customer insight. . It’s not enough to treat the symptoms of an illness—you need to understand the cause. Similarly, customer experience (CX) and market researchers must look beyond just fixing individual transactions and in-the-moment interactions with consumers to effectively demonstrate the return-on-invest

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Do This Instead of Worrying About a Good NPS Score

Steve DiGioia

does your Net Promoter Score tell you enough to make a difference? This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Net Promoter Score®, or NPS, measures customer experience and predicts business growth. This proven metric transformed the business world and now provides the core measurement for customer experience management programs around the world.

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3 Ways Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Can Improve Customer Experience

Today’s digitally savvy customers have high expectations of retailers for convenience, responsiveness, and ease of doing business both in-store and online. Our recent survey of over 2,000 US consumers found that retailers that can drive a seamless, omnichannel customer experience (CX) – across physical and digital channels – have huge benefits for brand relevance, profitability, and customer loyalty.

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3 Business Reasons to Care About CX

Oracle

My daughter, Claudia, and I have a tradition when we eat ice cream at home: it’s always topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and sprinkles. One day not long ago, Claudia asked me if I’d make her a bowl of ice cream. I was in the middle of something but said yes anyway—and made it in a rush. When I handed Claudia the ice cream, her enthusiastic thank-you and broad smile quickly dissolved into disappointment. “What happened to the whipped cream and sprinkles?

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How to Disrupt Your Competition

ShepHyken

Less than one week before the release of my new book, The Convenience Revolution: How to Deliver a Customer Service Experience That Disrupts the Competition and Creates Fierce Loyalty , so I thought it appropriate to share some thoughts on how being easy – or convenient – can give you a competitive advantage over your competition. When your customers can buy what you sell from others, that’s called competition.

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Improve Customer Experience with the Help of These 4 Teams

Kayako

When we talk about customer experience, many of us think about support. We think about the touchpoints between customer and business when the customer needs help buying or using a product. These interactions make up part of the customer experience, but not all of it. Customer experience encompasses the entire end-to-end journey a customer takes. That involves a whole lot more than just your customer service or support team.

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Vuzix to Debut ‘Blade’ Smartglasses at CES Next Week

QuestionPro Audience

Vuzix today announced they’ll be unveiling their latest smartglasses at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. Called Vuzix Blade, the smartglasses are more of a heads-up display akin to Google Glass than a positionally-tracked AR headset like Microsoft Hololens or the upcoming Magic Leap One , although the Blade’s styling certainly comes closer to ‘normal’ than many we’ve seen before.

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Best Customer Experience Books of 2018 and What to Look Out for in 2019

eglobalis

Best Customer Experience Books of 2018 and What to Look Out for in 2019. The post Best Customer Experience Books of 2018 and What to Look Out for in 2019 appeared first on Eglobalis.

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How to Optimize Call Monitoring: Automate QA and Elevate Customer Experience

Speaker: Laura Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer at CallFinder + Angie Kronlage, Director of Program Success at Working Solutions + April Wiita, Vice President of Program Success at Working Solutions

Are you still manually reviewing calls? 🤔 It's time for a change! The traditional method of manual call monitoring is no longer cutting it in today's fast-paced call center environment. Industry experts Angie Kronlage and April Wiita from Working Solutions are here to explore the power of innovative automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!

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Millennial Generation Customer Service – The Ultimate Guide

TechSee

A day in the life of a Millennial. Ashley rolls over, checks her Fitbit Ionic to see the quality of REM sleep she experienced last night, and reaches for her iPhone to scan her messaging apps and social networks. She tweets about her sleep quality and messages her roommate that her share of the rent has been paid with Venmo. On her way out, she checks with Alexa whether her shoes have been shipped by Amazon, grabs her ear buds, sets her smart home security system, and rides her electric scooter

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CX Institute Fills Customer-Centric Transformation Gap

Experience Matters

For years, Temkin Group has worked with organizations that are looking to become more customer-centric, providing guidance to the executives and teams who are responsible for driving this change. But over the last couple of years, we’ve noticed a shift in our work. It’s no longer just about providing our clients with the skills and knowledge they need to be masterful CX professionals.

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Secrets to Incredible Customer Service with Paul R. Jones

BlueOcean

When it comes to customer experience, there’s a lot of cross-over between the hospitality industry and the contact center industry. We’re both in the business of earning a customer’s repeat business through the quality of the experience we deliver. With that in mind, we reached out to Paul Jones, an award-winning hotel manager within the Best Western organization.

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How to Understand and Engage the Outliers in Your Organization

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. The following is a lightly edited transcript of the video below. In each episode of my podcast , I ask my guests, “What do you know now that you wish you knew then?

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Secrets of a Successful Sale: Optimizing Your Checkout Process

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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The importance of customer culture – an interview with Chris Brown

ijgolding

This year, Ian Golding (that’s me), will officially become the author of a book. A lifetimes ambition, I am beyond excited!! However, I would never have got to the point of being on the brink of achieving my ambition without the support of many people. A significant amount of support came via my crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. I feel genuinely blessed that so many people believed in what I am doing enough to pledge their support to make my dream come true.

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Call Centers are the Front Line of Customer Service

NICE inContact

Some call centers struggle to have a stellar reputation, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Call center representatives are a vital part of the front line, there to help customers when they have questions or problems, and as such, they have the power to strengthen (or weaken) the customer relationship. So, how can you ensure that customers who call your company are given the help that they need and that they exit the call feeling positive about the interaction and the company?

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3 Leadership Buzzwords that Exist for the Best Reasons

Experience Investigators by 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. Leaders toss around terms like “engagement” and “transformation” in ways that make those terms seem less important than they are.

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Five Low-Cost Ways To Improve Your Customer Service And Customer Experience

Micah Solomon

[Originally published in Forbes.com. The author, Micah Solomon, is an author, consultant, influencer, keynote speaker, and trainer in customer service, customer experience, customer service culture, and hospitality. (Here are three ways to reach Micah: email, chat, web). In honor of National Small Business Week ( #SmallBusinessWeek ), here are five highly effective, low- or no-cost ways to amp up the quality of your customer service experience. 1.

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The Ultimate Guide to Monetizing Customer Learning

Every decision that goes into your learning monetization strategy matters for your organization’s bottom line. Our research has shown a clear correlation between high program maturity (and ROI!) and choosing the right monetization strategy. This eBook contains clear, actionable ways to approach packaging and pricing models that will help your association grow revenue, improve profitability, and drive expansion into new markets.

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What's in Your #CX Budget?

CX Journey

Image courtesy of Pixabay What's in your customer experience strategy budget? Traditionally, customer experience professionals have no budget. By that I mean that they have no allocated financial resources for improvements to be made as a result of the learnings from surveys and other listening posts, journey mapping, and other customer experience strategy exercises that become the catalyst for onstage customer experience or behind-the-scenes process improvements.

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10 chat support job responsibilities: what you need to know about providing live chat support to your customers

UJET

It's Friday. You're queuing up emails for next week's big product announcement when all of a sudden your email service stops working.

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Why the retail apocalypse is really a renaissance, and what your company can do about it

Alida

The retail apocalypse may just have to wait. Reports of the industry’s collapse have made business headlines for the past year, with one Business Insider article proclaiming, “The retail apocalypse has descended on America,” while a Bloomberg article claimed retail’s decline is “really just beginning.”. But despite predictions that more than 3,800 stores are expected to close in 2018, the death of retail, much like Mark Twain, may have been reported prematurely.

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How to Create the Perfect Customer Satisfaction Survey: Questions, Tips & Templates

Comm100

Running a successful business requires more than just a great product — it also means that you need to please your customers and ensure their satisfaction. However, knowing whether or not you are delivering service that meets their expectations can be difficult if you don’t reach out to them. Many businesses assume they know what their customers want, when those assumptions can be very different from their customer’s experiences.

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Navigating the Future: Unveiling Trends and Bold Predictions in Customer Experience

Ready to explore 2024’s CX landscape? Join experts from SMG and guest Forrester as they discuss prominent trends actively shaping the industry and dive into a stack of bold predictions for the year ahead. Will the average customer experience improve? How can leaders leverage their CX metrics to establish financial linkage? What will global firms achieve using customer-facing generative AI?

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15 Customer Experience Trends for 2018 (Infographic)

Experience Matters

Last month, Temkin Group published its annual list of CX trends and we labelled 2018 “The Year of Humanity.” Here’s an infographic showing the 15 trends (also available in poster form): Here are links to download different versions of the infographic: Infographic: in .jpg format, in .pdf format 18? x 24? poster: in .jpg format, in .pdf format.

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Taking Customers Beyond the Honeymoon Phase

Bold360

Comparing customer acquisition to dating isn’t a huge leap – you bring someone in with attractive offers and witty repertoire, but are you thinking about how you keep them? Are you putting in the same level of effort after prospects become customers? It’s at the point of conversion that most companies turn their focus to their next objective: landing another customer.

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The 5-Step Guide for Customer and Culture Transformation: Your “Would You Do That To Your Mother” Reading Experience

Customer Bliss

As you may know, I’ve just released a new book, Would You Do That To Your Mother? The Make Mom Proud Standard for How to Treat Your Customers – and I’m excited to show you the inside of the book and its components in the video below. I specifically designed this book to be a series of toolkits for you and your team to use while transforming your company’s customer experience.

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When is Customer Feedback a Really Bad Idea?

Confirmit

The other day I found myself in the slightly annoying position of being unable to procrastinate any further. I had to – finally – admit defeat and just well get on with a domestic DIY project that I’d been in varying stages of denial and avoidance over for a few days. This meant writing a list. And working things out. And measuring things with a tape measure.

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Strategic CX: A Deep Dive into Voice of the Customer Insights for Clarity

Speaker: Nicholas Zeisler, CX Strategist & Fractional CXO

The first step in a successful Customer Experience endeavor (or for that matter, any business proposition) is to find out what’s wrong. If you can’t identify it, you can’t fix it! 💡 That’s where the Voice of the Customer (VoC) comes in. Today, far too many brands do VoC simply because that’s what they think they’re supposed to do; that’s what all their competitors do.

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You want talent, but can you manage it?

CX University

Can you think of a business that wants untalented workers? And yet, how many businesses have figured out how to reward ambitious tendencies with real opportunity and career growth? The difference is staggering. According to a recent Gallup poll, 32% of all quitters leave due to poor career advancement and promotion opportunities. Literally one-third of retention (the largest segment by a 10% margin) is due to career advancement.

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Recreating That Airport Experience

Vocalabs

Recreating That Airport Experience. Peter Leppik. Thu, 2018-08-23 11:32. Customer Experience. This past weekend I went to the movies on a date night with my wife. We went to the AMC megaplex to see Crazy Rich Asians. Normally we go to a smaller (and cheaper) theater that's a lot closer to home, but we had been given some AMC passes so we made the drive.

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10 Customer Service Transformations That Can Overhaul Your Customer Experience

Micah Solomon

[Originally published in Forbes.com. The author, Micah Solomon, is an author, consultant, influencer, keynote speaker, and trainer in customer service, customer experience, customer service culture, and hospitality. (Here are three ways to reach Micah: email, chat, web). Last week, I suggested quick wins that could improve your customer service and customer experience.