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Maximizing the success of your CX program: Both hands are needed

MaritzCX

Time to plan the funeral of your customer feedback measurement programs. It’s time for an effective, actionable customer experience management program that drives business outcomes for your organization. What’s making the difference?

Stop Surveying (And Ignoring) Your Customers

Experience Matters

I just ran into a great (negative) example of my 6th CXtip : Don’t waste customers’ time asking them questions unless you are prepared to act on what they say. We were on vacation at a very nice resort (the name of the resort is not relevant for my discussion).

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Marketers, Do You Know Everything You Should? From the 5Ps to the 7Qs.

C3Centricity

Marketing is a great profession. I’ve worked in or with marketing teams for most of my career. From the outside, they are seen as the department that comes in late, parties every night and gets to talk about advertising at conferences in exotic places.

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Customer Loyalty Depends on the Word “WHY”

Kristina Evey

Understand WHY Customers Remain Loyal to Your Company. Many people assume that customer loyalty and customer satisfaction is based on asking one very important question – What is the likelihood of you referring others to do business with us?

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.

This Is What an Epic Customer Experience Fail Looks Like

360Connext

Spring Break! Fun in the sun! Time away! And then that time you fly home with your family…only to be mistreated so incredibly that writing this blog seems like the only recourse I have. Let me present the facts. We booked a flight to Puerto Vallerta, Mexico in October.

How to Become a Leader in Customer Experience | Driven to Delight

Michelli Experience

There are leaders, followers, and…well people who just get in the way! Which are you? In business today, it takes leadership to build a business that consistently engages customers.

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Customer Satisfaction Versus Customer Loyalty

Comm100

If your business sells goods or services online, then you know that nothing beats having a new customer visit your website and then make a purchase. But, the sale is just the beginning of the journey with your new customer.

Raising Customer Service to an Art Form at the Townsend Hotel

Who's Your Gladys?

We love tapping into the experience of successful customer-focused business leaders. That’s why we sat down with Steven Kalczynski, Managing Director of The Townsend Hotel, a luxury hotel nestled in the upscale shopping district of Birmingham, Michigan.

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Build a Customer Listening Path

Customer Bliss

In Competency Three (Customer Listening Path), you follow the customer journey stages to create a unified listening path that consolidates aided and unaided listening. Build a blend of quantitative and qualitative information to tell the story of customers’ lives.

Connecting with Today’s Wired & Dangerous Customers

Wired and Dangerous

Customers today are Picky– more cautious in their choices (and they have many more choices) and interested only in getting obvious value for their money. They are well-informed about choices, smarter in choice-making, and selective in whom they elect to join.

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

The 5 Segments of Your Social Network

MaritzCX

It strikes me that, when looking at your social network, a surprising reality emerges: a very small minority of people in the network are responsible for the network’s overall success and value. This is clearly a case of “more is not necessarily better.”

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Want to Improve Well-Being? Sleep for 7 to 8 Hours

Experience Matters

One of the themes from the positive psychology movement is the importance of sleep. Research has shown that happiness is very reliant on people getting enough sleep. Check out Ariana Huffington’s excellent Ted Talk where she identifies sleep as a critical ingredient to success.

How to Use Marketing Quotes to Inspire and Catalyse Action

C3Centricity

Posts which include quotes are amongst the most shared on social media. Everyone seems to love them. This is because they are short, simple and often inspiring. They also usually fit conveniently into the 140 word limit of Twitter posts.

Good Business Is About Showing Customers the LOVE Through Good Customer Service

Kristina Evey

The secret sauce to getting more customers and making more money? Show Your Customers The LOVE! Show Your Customers the Love. It doesn’t get any simpler than that.

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)

Customer Experience Is… What, Exactly?

360Connext

The following is a Best of 360Connext post. What is customer experience? According to Wikipedia, it’s this: Customer experience ( CX ) is the sum of all experiences a customer has with a supplier of goods and/or services, over the duration of their relationship with that supplier.

The 9 Stages Of The Archetypal Customer Journey

Kerry Bodine

No two customer journeys look the same. No two customers will ever interact with you in exactly the same way at exactly the same time—nor will they share exactly the same perceptions, thoughts, emotions, and memories about those interactions.

5 ways to retain your customer support staff

Kayako

Many companies face the same challenge with their customer support team: how to prevent the support staff from leaving. Common reasons for this boil down to burnout, the feeling of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment.

The Customer Is Not Always Right: 5 Tips to Help You Say “No”

Comm100

We’ve all been there: a customer wants you to ship a product in a color that you’ve never even heard of before, or demands a refund for a subscription they’ve been enjoying for seven months already.

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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.

7 Ways to Become a Tour Guide to Service Excellence

Who's Your Gladys?

After ten amazing days in Italy my passion for customer service is stronger than ever. During the trip, my husband had one request, “No work on vacation!” I tried… really …but I kept finding myself taking notes.

Earn Customer Desire and the Right to Grow

Customer Bliss

I’m introducing a new word for you to consider: desire. Its time to replace the word ‘loyalty’ with the word desire. What I’ve experienced and observed is that ‘loyalty’ can be something to go get from customers, rather than something to be earned.

How Wipster Keeps Customers Happy and Videos Joyful

AskNicely

“Wipster is obsessed with customer happiness” – Kristen Lunman, Chief Operating Officer. Wipster is an intuitive video review and approval platform, designed for producers, creative teams, marketing departments and other video makers around the world.

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The New Face of Leadership: Capturing and Distributing Institutional Knowledge Part 1

MaritzCX

Leadership and distributing knowledge is the key to being successful today in a communication-heavy environment. The following is the first of three blogs that focus on developing leadership—the type of leadership that will allow your company to excel.

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.

Employees Need to Feel Like They’re Contributing

Experience Matters

How people feel about what they are doing (intrinsic motivation) is a key to sustaining their focus, energy, and commitment.

No Trust without Respect: 7 Rules to Winning Customers

C3Centricity

I got an email this week that was just so wrong I almost replied to it offering my help to the sender, as he clearly needed it. The email started, “Hello Deny, I will keep my introduction brief. I’m Scott XXX, CEO for YYY.”

Stop Kidding Yourself! Are You Interested or Committed to Delivering Amazing Customer Service?

Kristina Evey

“I’d kill to have a golf swing like that!”. “I’d I’d do ANYTHING to lift that much weight and look like that!”. We’ve all heard, and made, statements like this about something in either our personal or professional lives. But really, we are all a bunch of liars. Committed to Service.

A Shot in the Arm for the No Good Healthcare Experience

360Connext

It was supposed to be a routine, but necessary, appointment… At my son’s physical, we noticed a weird thing and were referred to a dermatologist. (I’m I’m happy to report there is nothing wrong.) But this is not the story of the actual medical diagnosis.

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.

Top six call centre challenges facing the technology sector

NewVoiceMedia

The technology sector is fast-paced, with many businesses expanding rapidly. Add to that, the complex nature of many technology companies’ product or service and providing customer support in this sector can be a challenge.

17 tools to help you write the perfect email to just about anyone

Kayako

L et’s talk about how writing emails is so anxiety-inducing for some people that it caused at least one person to go invent an algorithm to figure out how to write an email based on 64 personality types. (I’m I’m talking about Crystal. More on this later.).

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5 Ways to Create Positive Customer Service Phrases

Comm100

If you work in customer service, then you know that words are incredibly powerful. According to psychologists Mark Waldman and Andrew Newberg, words are so powerful, in fact, that even just the sight of a negative word like “no” can release dozens of stress-producing hormones in your brain.

The dPop Culture: How a Facilities Design Company Impacts Client Relationships

Who's Your Gladys?

Is your workplace designed to make employees feel like they’re part of something extraordinary? When customers walk through your doors can they tell exactly what your company culture is all about? If not, pay close attention to the methods used by design and facilities management.

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.