2014

The Six Laws of Customer Experience (Video)

Experience Matters

This video explains The Six Laws of Customer Experience. By understanding these fundamental truths about how people and organizations behave, companies can make smarter decisions about what they do, and how they do it.

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The magic of Disney – now that’s what I call a Customer Experience!

ijgolding

I have often said in the past how lucky I am to have so many people share their customer experience stories with me. Sometimes the stories are difficult to hear. Sometimes the stories are inspiring.

Customer Service – Which Comes First – the Customer or Your Staff?

Kristina Evey

Which Comes First – The Customer or Your Staff? Customer service is an obvious and crucial focus for any company looking for sustainable financial success. You MUST focus on customers. You MUST value and appreciate the business, revenue, and referrals they bring you.

15 Ways To Rock Customer Experience in 2015

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Customer experience is more than a full-time job. It’s more than a project. It’s more than a department. The best organizations spend plenty of time considering how to deliver exceptional experiences. The very best organizations then act upon those ideas quickly and with vigor.

How to Leverage Quality Management to Transform the Customer Experience

When was the last time you took a step back to examine quality management (QM) in your contact center? Determining behaviors that are critical to successful customer experiences, and then coaching agents to exceed that standard on every customer interaction, is the key to running a great contact center. Download this eBook and uncover how winning organizations are improving Customer Satisfaction, NPS, and other key metrics.

Emotion > Rationality (Sometimes)

MaritzCX

I purchased a “previously owned” Land Rover LR3 and I have had nothing but problems ever since I bought it. Nothing major—the “tyre pressure sensor” goes off sporadically even though I am compulsive about ensuring the right pressure in all “tyres”.

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For Greater Customer Satisfaction, Should Marketers Answer Their Needs or Desires?

C3Centricity

In 1943 Maslow proposed his theory about people’s needs in a paper entitled “A theory of human motivation” He used the terms Physiological, Safety, Belongingness and Love, Esteem, Self-Actualization and Self-Transcendence to describe the pattern of needs that motivate people.

Human and Automated: Customer Experience Management at Its Best

Michelli Experience

According to research conducted by Software Advice, manually trying to manage customer relationships and consumer complaints through email and spreadsheets is going the route of rotary-dial phones!

5 Customer Service Language Hacks

Customers That Stick

Language is important not just to how we communicate with our customers but to how we communicate with ourselves. The right words can put an irritated customer at ease and help you approach difficult situations with greater ease.

When Expectations are Clear Your Staff Owns It

Who's Your Gladys?

Have you developed a set of memorable service expectations that stick in the minds of your staff? A vision that defines who employees are expected to “be” for their customers and colleagues is powerful. But only when it’s modeled, shared and reinforced.

How AI Can Help

Speaker: Roy Atkinson, Senior Writer Analyst, HDI and ICMI

Workforce Engagement Management has many “moving parts” including onboarding, forecasting, Quality Management, employee recognition, coaching and more. Contact Center managers spend a great deal of their time performing tasks related to engagement, and often don’t have the requisite time to properly prioritize and monitor progress. In addition, the complexity of the work performed in the Contact Center has increased, as customer contacts span many channels. This complexity is currently at a stage where emerging technologies such as AI and Machine Learning can have substantial impact and real ROI.

Innovative Service: Customer Connections for Great Experiences!

Wired and Dangerous

Walk into one of your favorite service providers and you immediately feel the difference in the experience that makes this establishment one of your chosen few. What is the difference?

The Ultimate Customer Experience Infographic, 2014

Experience Matters

In honor of Customer Experience Day, Temkin Group created its second annual “The State of Customer Experience” infographic. You can see a vertical infographic below or: Click here to download the vertical infographic (.pdf). Click here to download as a 18″ x 24″ poster (.pdf).

Who will be the next ‘United Breaks Guitars’? Don’t let it be you!

ijgolding

In 2008, Dave Carroll’s guitar was broken by United Airlines.

Improving Customer Service: How to Handle Upset Customers Successfully

Kristina Evey

Improving customer service requires the fine art of working with frustrated and upset customers. We’ve all had them. We all know the principle that if you can successfully turn around an upset customer, they’ll be more loyal to your company than if they never had an issue at all. . .

How to Cut the High Cost of Contact Center Agent Attrition

Agent attrition has always been a burden on a company’s bottom line. When turnover runs rampant in the contact center, institutional knowledge is lost, productivity drops, the quality of service decreases, and employee engagement and morale go down. This white paper takes an in-depth look at the problem and explains how outsourcing can be used to fix it.

5 Ways to Sabotage your Customer Experience

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Sure, you may not intend to, but there are probably ways you, as the leader of your department or organization, are sabotaging the experience your customers have. And who can blame you? Today, leaders have more expectations with fewer resources.

What is the Purpose of Customer Satisfaction Surveys Anyway?

MaritzCX

Recently I completed a customer satisfaction survey for United Airlines after a particularly bad experience even by airline standards. I actually wanted to be contacted by the airline, but there is no place in their survey for a hot alert (request to be contacted).

Believe Your Customers

Customer Bliss

Very little shreds of respect remain, if any, after we’ve put a customer through the third degree that many customers experience when they encounter a glitch, and actually need to return a product, put in a claim or use the warranty service.

Five Essentials of Customer Service Excellence

C3Centricity

Recently, I took a very early flight with British Airways (BA) out of Geneva airport and once again, BA staff demonstrated their excellent customer service.

Straight Talk about Security, Compliance and Reliability in Cloud Communications

The risk is real - every organization recognizes the consequences of inadequate security, compliance and reliability in communications systems. Data breaches make headlines and privacy violations put companies at legal risk, not to mention the very real revenue costs of downtime. In this report, 8x8 shares how they secure data across every step of their communications system - and how you can easily comply with tightening regulations.

How to Create Experiences through Personalization, Sharing, and Social Platforms

Michelli Experience

I am sure it is not news to you that Coca Cola has been facing declining sales numbers for a considerable stretch thanks to consumers who are less inclined to want sugar based carbonated drinks. That trend notwithstanding, Coke’s global presence and marketing strength have allowed it to offset many of the company’s revenue losses

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Faces of Customer Experience: Becky Lollar

Customers That Stick

Meet Becky Lollar ! I grew up in Bartlett, TN and attended Union University in nearby Jackson where I earned degrees in elementary education. I taught Kindergarten for three years then chose to stay at home with my two daughters. After our first family trip to Walt Disney World, I was hooked!

What Is a Net Promoter Score, And Should You Implement It in Your Business?

Help.com

Here at Help.com, we’re all about providing better customer service. One industry-standard and simple way to measure the effectiveness of your customer service organization — and your business as a whole — is a Net Promoter Score.

The Secret to Customer Retention

CX Journey

Image courtesy of featureset I originally wrote today''s post for InsideCXM. It appeared on the site on September 15, 2014. Want to know the secret to customer retention? I''ll tell you, but first a story. I grew up on a farm in Ohio and, as a young girl, had many horses over the years.

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.

Customer Experience = Success + Effort + Emotion

Experience Matters

My definition of customer experience remains the same as when I introduced it in 2008 : The perception that customers have of their interactions with an organization.

What is wrong with Virgin Media? a story of pain, frustration and dreadful Customer Experience

ijgolding

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will be aware that I am regularly referred to stories of both great and not so great Customer Experiences.

Never Under Estimate the Power of a Thank You Note to Boost Customer Loyalty

Kristina Evey

Thank You Notes Show You Care About Your Customers. Remember Thank You notes? The things that we encouraged to write as kids every birthday or holiday when we received gifts from relatives or friends? My own personal experience is that I didn’t enjoy writing them at all.

Why New Customer Rewards Stink For The Rest Of Us

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

The following is a Best of 360Connext post. Do we live in a throwaway culture? Probably. It feels that way to loyal customers sometimes, thanks to customer rewards reserved for those walking in the door.

Beyond the Contact Center: Unlocking Insights with Speech Analytics

A global survey of 500 key decision makers by Opus Research shows the core benefits of making the leap to an omnichannel contact center, such as uncovering actionable business insights on employee-customer interactions.

You Can’t Fix Everything…

MaritzCX

“You should have let us know and we would have fixed the problem for you,” said the hotel clerk as I checked out and listed a litany of unsanitary aspects of the room I had stayed in the night before. I tried to explain to her that when a guest sees something disgusting in the room (or in. View Article

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Six Skill Sets that Drive Customer Change

Customer Bliss

There are skill sets specific to driving culture change that need to be present when doing this customer experience work. The lack of these six skills comprises the execution chasm.

Halloween Scares & Solutions for Marketing

C3Centricity

Halloween is coming, even earlier than usual this year, judging from all the retail displays already in the shops! Although it is now more associated with children dressing up in scary costumes and demanding “Trick or Treat”, it is actually a Christian remembrance of the dead on the eve of All Saints’ Day. So what does that have to do with marketing?