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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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People wranglers or individual contributors? What’s the difference and who is most important?

Kayako

Implications of the traditional team structure. Companies are finding new ways to improve the way they run. One of those ways is rethinking the way the company is structured and review the opportunities for career progression.

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.

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.

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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.

12 Rules to End Bad Customer Service – Part 2

Steve DiGioia

This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Once again, time to discuss how to end bad customer service. Have you followed any of my first 6 rules in Part 1? I h ope so, because I know they work. Strap yourself in; here’s Part 2. . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.

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.

The Evolution of Support: How to Manage Customer Support in an Era of Self-help

Speaker: Kristina Evey, Customer Experience Expert and Consultant

As self-service as a customer preference continues to grow, it's more important than ever that we assess the amount of support being given to our customer service reps. Is there a way to find the right balance between self-service and support?

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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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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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.

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, Better, Best: Three Ways to Calculate the ROI of CX Initiatives

Speaker: John Joba and David Robbins

Customer Experience is at a tipping point. Despite increasing investment in measurement platforms, executives still struggle to demonstrate the impact to the bottom line—and the value these bring to customers and the organization as a whole.

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.

Customer Experience First, Business Strategy Second

Kerry Bodine

Happy CX Day! On this important day, I want to discuss an important topic: strategy. In a recent post , I lamented how many companies today focus on business strategy first and customer experience strategy second.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Customer Service: Listening Beats the Checklist Every Time

Steve DiGioia

Guest Post by Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™ This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Today’s guest post is by Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™, Founder & President CAS, Inc. She uses real life stories to ignite true customer focus, and here is her story.

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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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.

Building a Successful Community Superfan Program

Speaker: Jake McKee, CEO and Lead Strategist, Community5

Every social group is made up of members who are more engaged, more enthusiastic and more dedicated than others. In the online community space, we call these people Superfans. But the million dollar question…how can you attract these powerful and necessary people? Join Vanilla Forums for a discussion with Jake McKee, CEO and Lead Strategist at Community5, as he shares ideas and insights on how to best build and execute formal Superfan programs.

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.

Positive Psychology Meets Customer Experience

Experience Matters

Last week, the Temkin Group leadership team attended the World Congress on Positive Psychology in Orlando. Kudos to the International Positive Psychology Association for putting on such a great event.

How a Company Reacts to a Crisis Says a Lot About its Customer Centricity

C3Centricity

In the UK, there was a recent, highly publicised “significant and sustained cyber-attack“ on the Telecom company Talk Talk’s website. According to the news as I write this, it seems that a fifteen (!!!) year old Irish lad and a 16-year-old Brit may be responsible.

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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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.