October, 2018

Call Centers are the Front Line of Customer Service

inContact

Some call centers struggle to have a stellar reputation, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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.

Ziba Design: Focus on the Internal Customer

AskNicely

We’ve got another dose of CX Obsession goodness for you today, and some good news — for our next CX Obsession event, we’re leaving our fair city of Portland and taking this show on the road! Where to, you ask? That depends on you — take our quick poll and let us know where we should head next! >

4 Keys To Delivering Outstanding Customer Service

Omnicus

Customer service improves customer retention and boosts your bottom line. Here’s how to win the customer service game: Customer Service Customer Experience

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)

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.

The Ultimate CX Infographic, 2018

Experience Matters

Once again, Temkin Group is publishing a new infographic as part of our CX Day celebration. Take a look at last year’s ultimate CX infographic. Here are links to download different versions of the infographic: Infographic: in .jpg jpg format, in .pdf pdf format 18? poster: in .jpg jpg format, in .pdf pdf format. The post The Ultimate CX Infographic, 2018 appeared first on Customer Experience Matters®. Customer experience Infographic ROI of Customer Experience

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Take Action with These 3 Steps to Help Your Customers Achieve Their Goals

Customer Bliss

How easy do you make it for customers to get what they want when they want it? Do you understand how your customers’ lives affect their desires? What do you do to consider their desires, needs, concerns? Once you have that information, how will you improve your customer journey and experience?

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The 9 Best Ways to Win Back an Upset Customer

Steve DiGioia

when you have a love of service, it's not that hard to do. This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Many service providers have lost sight of what really matters.

How CloudCherry help Credit Unions deliver amazing Member Experiences

CloudCherry

Investment in Member Experience Management has been gaining momentum over the last few years in the finance industry. Credit union executives are seeking feedback and learning to listen to the voice of their members and their needs.

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. Today, I’m going to challenge you to go deeper.

See the PureCloud call center in action

All cloud contact centers are not created equal. Register now for an upcoming live demo covering supervisor, admin, and agent experience in PureCloud!

What Kind of Customer Experience Leader Do You Need to Be?

360Connext

The job descriptions for a customer experience leader vary between tactical analyst and strategic overlord. Defining just what a customer experience leader does can be tricky. But what’s even trickier is when you may not have customer experience or customer insights in your title.

NPS Playbook: How Act-On Actions Customer Feedback

AskNicely

Opening the NPS Playbook: Cross-functional Customer Feedback Response Workflows. Your Net Promoter Score should never be a static number. It’s the measure of your customer loyalty and a metric that customer-obsessed companies know will help them grow — if they can make the number go up.

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4 Customer Experience Potholes to Avoid

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.

Creating buzz to boost engagement: A Q&A with BuzzFeed’s Ashmeed Ali on getting more out of Member Hubs

Vision Critical

Pioneers of audience engagement, BuzzFeed is a business that never waits for change: they create it. For BuzzFeed, finding emotional connections to the content they create and share is?fundamental?to fundamental?to to their success.

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.

CRM + CEM: The Perfect Pairing to Empower Frontline Agents and Uncover Predictive Insights

CloudCherry

Combining the data from a CRM and a CEM is a perfect pairing – like wine and cheese or peanut butter and jelly. Great by themselves, but amazing when combined. Together, a CRM + CEM can provide a well-rounded picture of what your customers are doing, and help to predict what they do next.

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Earn Millennial Dollars with these CX Tips for Retailers

Centriam Customer Experience Lab

The shopping habits of millennial's are a perpetual source of anxiety for retailers. Within the past week, the Economist discussed how established companies can win over these customers, and Deloitte released the results from their 2018 Millennial Survey Report.

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How to Drive Brand Advocacy with Your Net Promoter Score (NPS) Survey

GetFeedback

In 2003, business strategist Frederick Reichheld published an article in Harvard Business Review in which he states that “the only path to profitable growth may lie in a company’s ability to get its loyal customers to become, in effect, its marketing department.”.

3 Ways to Become a Customer Feedback Brand

AskNicely

Your company’s brand is more than a cool or cute logo and colors meant to evoke emotions. Your customers start to care about your brand when they can connect the visual identity with a personal emotional response. Do they identify themselves amongst your audience as part of your “tribe”?

Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

Transform your contact center to build relationships with your customers that will last a lifetime.

4 Strategies to Improve Customer Experience in the Airline Industry

Customer Bliss

Though many of us may enjoy out-of-town excursions that require a flight, we’re often a little less enthusiastic about the thought of the airport or the in-flight experience.

TELUS Realizes Direct Cost Savings and Churn Reduction

MaritzCX

TELUS is Canada’s largest healthcare and IT provider. They are also the fastest growing national telecom. However, in 2016, TELUS’ CX program was fragmented.

Webinar: Driving Action, not just Insights

CloudCherry

There’s a big gap that exists between asking customers for feedback and then taking relevant action. The Temkin Group recently reported that , while 60% believe they do well at soliciting feedback, only 24% of large firms believe they do a good job of taking action on these insights.

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Build a Data-driven CX Program Without IT: A Centriam Story

Centriam Customer Experience Lab

Maggie had a problem. In addition to her "day job" as marketing director for a regional telecom, she had been assigned a pilot project to gather more customer experience data. She knew she could send out more surveys but was wary if that would have any lasting impact.

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How to Create an Exceptional Customer Experience

Learn 5 actions your organization can take right now to improve the customer experience.

A Look Back at Dreamforce 2018

GetFeedback

Last week, we joined nearly 200,000 Trailblazers for 4 days of learning and exploration. Dreamforce 2018 was a blast from start to finish. It was our biggest year yet—with 9 sessions, 3 booths, and a Demo Jam to boot.

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eBook: Humanizing Customer Experience

Experience Matters

Temkin Group has labeled 2018 “The Year of Humanity.” To support this theme, over the past year we have conducted research and developed content – such as this eBook – specifically aimed at helping fellow CX professionals improve the world around us. In this eBook, Humanizing Customer Experience, you will learn about: The Six Key Traits Of Human Beings that are important to understand how people think, feel, and act.

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3 Leadership Buzzwords that Exist for the Best Reasons

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.

3 Ways Convenience Store Retailers Can Collect More Customer Feedback

IntouchInsight

Gathering customer feedback can be a challenge even from your most loyal customers. Here are three strategies convenience store retailers should use to collect more customer feedback

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Turning Your Contact Center into a Profit Center by Leveraging Chat

Speaker: Tony Medrano, CEO of RapportBoost.ai

Technology has allowed for more instant communications, creating a new opportunity for businesses to connect with customers. Live chat as a communication channel has significantly grown in recent years as the leading digital contact method, according to J.D Power. Join Tony Medrano, CEO of RapportBoost.ai and Heidi Rote, Director, North America Sales Center of Jenny Craig, as they present real case studies of how live chat drives engagement, order size, conversions, and allows agents to build relationships with customers.

How Long Will Your Customer Wait for a Field Service Technician?

Smarter CX

A visit from a field service technician isn’t typically something that a customer looks forward to. It has historically involved a pre-arranged appointment during an inopportune and large window of time, which requires re-arranging of schedules and a lot of sitting around and waiting.

3 Ways Digital Twin Technology is Transforming Customer Support

TechSee

A Digital Twin refers to a virtual replication of a physical object – with the two linked together dynamically – enabling insights to be learned and actions to be taken within the virtual environment that can be applied to the physical object — ultimately to meet business goals.

Where Can Artificial Intelligence Improve Your CX?

MaritzCX

Remember when Artificial Intelligence (AI) was something from a science fiction movie or television show? Characters such as Rosie from The Jetsons, Hal from 2001: A Space Odyssey, or Ash from the movie Alien used to just be fantasy and so far-fetched that they could never feasibly become reality.

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For Employees, A Positive Impact Means More Than Money

Experience Matters

In our latest consumer benchmark study, we asked more than 5,000 U.S. employees what they felt was the most important thing they want to accomplish at work. The top motivator, by a very large margin, is Making a positive impact. This option was chosen three times more frequently than the next highest option, Earning a lot of money. I also examined the data by age groups. It turns out that almost all of the items are very correlated to age.

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Moving Customer Service to Customer Experience and How It Benefits Your Business

Speaker: Kristina Evey, Customer Experience Strategist, The Customer Experience Podcast for Business Leaders

This webinar will do a deep dive into the mindset, processes and methods of building a successful Customer Experience. The psychology behind consumer behavior and experiences will be addressed as a foundation leading to the methods to build connection with customers to drive loyalty. The specific actions and strategies crucial to driving a solid CX will be explained in relevant ways to enable attendees to make a difference in their own organizations.