2021

Here’s why the experts think empathy is the key to customer experience

Comm100

Buzzwords come and go in the customer experience world, but while we lose our patience with most, there are some that rightfully stick around. In 2013, Forrester Research landed on one such phrase – the ‘age of the customer’.

Top 10 Customer Service Acronyms to Use Every Day

Steve DiGioia

Great customer service. That’s what our customers want and that’s what we wish to provide. But it’s difficult remembering all the different steps to take to provide it. Thankfully, many have developed useful acronyms to help.

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5 ways to improve customer satisfaction scores using customer empathy

NICE inContact

Simply put, applying customer empathy means understanding and integrating your customer’s expectations. And lucky for you, we’ve outlined what that looks like with help from three industry experts in the eBook, “Cultivating a future-proof customer journey strategy.” Get your copy now.

FREE eBook: The 2021 CX Outlook

Kerry Bodine

Never in my life have I witnessed so many people collectively anticipate the turn of a calendar page. Yet many of the challenges from 2020 still remain.

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UC, Contact Center Integration Drives Business Value

How extensive is integration, and how are companies leveraging it—both technically and operationally? In this whitepaper, you’ll receive in-depth insights on how companies are utilizing integrated platforms in their day-to-day operations and which success metrics they are measuring. Download your copy now to discover how companies are future-proofing their contact centers as they adapt to remote and hybrid workforces.

Start with Hiring People Who Show Humanity at Work

Customer Bliss

A little while after Indra Nooyi was named the CEO of PepsiCo, she traveled home to India to visit her mother. The morning after she arrived, piles of visitors began pouring into her mothers’ home.

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Celebrating Tony Hsieh's Contribution to CX

CX Accelerator

by Jeremy Watkin and Community. The all-too-sudden and tragic passing of former Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh has sent a ripple through the business world, and the customer experience (CX) community is no exception.

Multimodal User Experience Design Best Practices

Jacada

Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant—virtual assistants have transformed how we interact with technology and what we expect from it.

Rethinking the Employee Experience in the New World of Work

Alida

Employees are the heart of your business. More now than ever, you need to prioritize your employee experience or you risk losing top talent and even your customers. To quote Richard Branson, “Clients do not come first. Employees come first.

Storytelling for innovation

Storyminers

If your strategy includes a new service, product, or platform, one of the best ways to get started is not with a story at all! Instead, it’s with a well-designed experience that adds value to your customers, engages your employees, then benefits the bottom line.

AI-Enabled Agent Quality Assessments Optimize Contact Center Performance

Quality Assurance is a major challenge for contact centers today. With up to 95% of customer interactions going unreviewed, many organizations are relying on a small sample of data to coach and evaluate their agents. AI-enabled agent quality assessments transcribe and analyze almost all agent-customer interaction recordings, leading to more comprehensive, consistent and unbiased agent evaluations and MUCH better CX. Find out how by downloading the whitepaper today!

24 Factors to Consider in Pricing your Product, Service or Solution.

C3Centricity

We have a treat for you today. It’s a guest post from the highly respected global experts on customer centricity, Alan Hale of Chicago. He writes about the importance of getting pricing right and generously shares twenty-four (!)

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4 Ways Small Businesses Use Free Chatbots to Drive Sales

Comm100

For many small businesses, the idea of launching a chatbot to handle customer support and sales questions seems out of reach. The cost to run it, the expertise to set it up, and the time to manage it – all this needs a level of resource that they can only dream of.

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What Can the Mandalorian Teach You About Your Customer Service?

Steve DiGioia

The Mandalorian. The blockbuster hit on the Disney Channel. A keen and faithful observer can see many takeaways that relate to the way we offer service. I’ve already written about Bigfoot Customer Service and Landscaper Customer Service.

Behind the scenes: Onboarding and training our customers from kickoff to implementation

NICE inContact

The success and satisfaction of our customers is our primary focus. The main feedback that the education and onboarding team receive post-training is regarding the positive relationship our customers build with the trainers and onboarding managers they work with.

Remote Agents and Digital Transformation

Remote agents are the new reality. Happier agents mean a better customer experience and improved CSAT/NPS scores. This new normal brings new challenges for contact centers. Find out what you need to do for your organization to excel. This eBook includes checklists for developing agent empathy and business continuity plans.

New Study Shows Major Disconnect Between Companies And Customers

Kerry Bodine

Earlier this week I posted about a study commissioned by the CRM platform Insightly , which showed the lengths that consumers and business decision makers would go to in order to avoid stressful customer service interactions.

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3 Actions to Take on the Road to Leadership Bravery

Customer Bliss

“The best way to learn if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”. Ernest Hemingway. Companies that practice what I call “ leadership bravery ” are choosing to reverse the trend on business practices that have defined their industries.

What Are Customer Touchpoints?

GetFeedback

Identify customer touchpoints, map out a complete customer journey, and optimize the customer experience. Guides

Warranty Cost Management: Guarantee Satisfaction & Profitability

TechSee

Product warranty management has become an area of focus for many manufacturers. When a product breaks or does not function properly, the OEM is typically liable for the repair, replacement, or refund of that item according to the terms of the warranty.

Top 5 Reasons to Move to the Cloud

Hybrid or 100% cloud? The choice is yours. With comprehensive security, unmatched scalability, cost certainty, and guaranteed reliability, a cloud-based contact center solution will serve your customers 24/7 without the operational headaches and cost issues of an on-premise solution. Download Enghouse's eBook today and learn the top reasons you should move to the cloud!

The True Cost of Employee Disengagement in the New Normal

Jacada

Demanding callers. Complex processes. Impossible expectations. These are some of top contact center pain points driving employee disengagement today.

What Is Total Experience Management & Why Does Your Business Need It?

Alida

CX is your competitive weapon, but your competitors know this too. The experiences you deliver will have the biggest impact on attracting and retaining customers—more than price or product.

Market-Proven Ideas to Keep Your CX Transformation on Track

Storyminers

During this CX Quick Tips expert, Mike Wittenstein joins this week’s CX Quick Tips (less than 10-minutes) discussion with CX Expert and Editor in Chief of CX Global Media Jim Rembach.

The 23 Keys to Creating Raving Fans Part 2

C3Centricity

This is the second part of “The 23 Keys to Creating Raving Fans” post by Alan Hale from CMG (Consight™ Marketing Group) in Chicago. As mentioned last week, you can download the full white paper HERE.

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A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

2021 is the Year of Omnichannel Customer Engagement – Here’s Why

Comm100

Very few people have avoided the consequences of Covid-19 in their workplace. The pandemic has driven more people than ever to work from home, while forcing millions more into unemployment.

What Does an Allergy Have To Do With Customer Service?

Steve DiGioia

Those of us in the customer service industry focus much on procedures, ease of use, product availability, and the steps of service, to name a few, all in the hopes of providing our customers the best overall experience.

CX excellence award winners stand out in CXone community of winning customers

NICE inContact

Learn more about how CXone’s smart technology, strong partners and deep expertise can be the winning combination for transforming your organization’s contact center and CX. CXone NICE CXone Events General

A CX Day Offer To Boost Your Journey Mapping Outcomes

Kerry Bodine

Happy Customer Experience Day! I hope you and your colleagues are joining one of the many CX Day celebrations around the world.

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Optimizing Your Customer Journey In 2021

You know it’s important to optimize your customer journey, but you’re not sure which part of that journey to focus on. Customer interactions across multiple touchpoints mean it can be tricky to isolate a specific part that’s going to deliver the best results for you - and your customers. Creating a strong customer experience is now one of the most important priorities businesses focus on. Don’t be left behind. Time to take a customer first approach & start looking at strategies you can implement to optimize your customer journey. Download the guide today!