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’.

7 tips for designing a seamless checkout funnel

GetFeedback

How to enhance your digital checkout funnel and increase conversion rates. Articles

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Strategies to Hire and Work from Anywhere

NICE inContact

Aside from the negative outcomes of the past year, there's one shining example of a positive consequence - the seismic shift towards a work from home model in the general workforce and more specifically among contact center agents and staff.

Bias Check: Do Your Personas & Journey Maps Reflect Customer Diversity?

Kerry Bodine

I’m a strong proponent of including a short description of the customer persona on each journey map. Otherwise, how do you know whose journey is being represented?)

Why Is Patient Engagement Important? | Frontline Group

There are 5 critical opportunities to unlock the full power of patient engagement, which can improve your patient retention, as well as improving their health outcomes. In this eBook you will learn about: What Is Patient Engagement? How Does Patient Engagement Improve Outcomes? Why Is It Important to Include Patients in Their Care? What Are Patient Engagement Tools? What is Patient Engagement technology? Download Now this informational resource and start using a patient engagement platform to give yourself as a Provider higher satisfaction scores.

How to Cheat Your Customers – or Not!

C3Centricity

Why do companies still try to cheat their customers? Is it because they think we won’t notice? Or do they think there are enough people willing to buy their brand for the first time, that they don’t need to worry about getting that second purchase?

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Customer Interviews for CX: How to Conduct Interviews & How They Can Make a Difference

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

Customer experience leaders often talk with confidence about their Voice of the Customer (VoC) programs. They boast about how often they survey customers, collect feedback via fancy technologies, and produce reports with color-coded graphs.

Cultural nuances you need to take into consideration when using storytelling as a tool

Storyminers

Each organizational and national culture is unique; so yes, you do need to be sensitive to them. Here are some general guidelines: Be conscious of the role hierarchy plays.

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5 Leadership Actions to Build Trust With Those Who Serve Customers

Customer Bliss

Today’s guest post is from Donald Hicks , a Silicon Valley tech executive, industry thought leader, consumer experience architect, and operations veteran whom I had the pleasure of interviewing recently.

Hip Hip Hooray! Calabrio Customer is a Finalist for SWPP WFM Professional of the Year

Calabrio

We’ve seen customers creatively step up to the challenges of this unique year—engaging their workforce and delivering on customer service expectations.

How Call Lifecycle Details Help Increase Customer Satisfaction

Do you want to better understand what your customers are experiencing on calls? Does your call center software lack key information, even if calls are recorded? Download this eBook now to learn how to gain insights on all your calls to increase your customer satisfaction!

Using Insights to Stay Ahead in an Oversaturated Market

Alida

New competitors popping up, alongside industry titans expanding into new markets, make the competition for share of wallet more crowded than ever. But with customers at their spending limit, companies looking to grow without overburdening customers are faced with a tough question—how do I stand out?

Small Business Guide to Live Chat in 2021

Comm100

There are many digital customer service tools for small businesses to choose from, but there’s only one that stands out with real-time, accessible, and cost-effective support – and that’s live chat.

What Are Customer Touchpoints?

GetFeedback

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

5 Ways to Refresh Your Contact Center Agents' Mindset in the New Year

NICE inContact

Ringing in the new year provides an opportunity to create a fresh start for your agents and your contact center – even despite the stale circumstances.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Alida Activate Spring Masterclass

Kerry Bodine

I’m super excited to be part of Alida ’s Activate Spring Masterclass on May 6 from 1 – 5pm ET. This is your chance to understand how you can quantify the value of customers’ experiences in your business.

Top 20 Most Popular Customer Centricity Articles of 2020

C3Centricity

Traditionally C3Centricity publishes a list of the most popular customer-centricity posts on its blog in January and this year is no exception, despite covid’s extraordinary impact on businesses the world over. Many people were working from home this year, were you?

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.

Learning Paths: What Are They, & How Can They Create Customer Experience Success?

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

“ Customer service shouldn’t just be a department; it should be the entire company” – Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos) . The late, great CEO of Zappos promoted this idea and he was absolutely right. To deliver exceptional customer experiences, everyone in your organization needs to be on board.

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

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.

Reflecting at the Year Mark: 3 Lessons on Leadership from a Year of Coronavirus

Customer Bliss

As we round the corner on the one-year mark of this pandemic, I want to take a moment to reflect on some of the key lessons that still hold true. Even as more people get the vaccine and we slowly edge into “normal life,” it’s vital for us not to waste this opportunity.

Words Matter in the CX Profession

Horizon CX

I first wrote and published this blog topic back in July of 2015.

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Visual Transformation in Telecom: Endless opportunities

TechSee

If there’s one feeling consumers have grown familiar with in their dealings with the telecom industry, it is – by all accounts – frustration. There’s just something about waiting for the cable guy to show up some time between noon and 6 p.m.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

How Can Educational Institutions Elevate their Customer Service?

Comm100

If you work in post-secondary education, you’ll know just how competitive an industry it is. Institutions compete with one another to win national and international students and spend huge amounts of money to do so.

Introducing GetFeedback’s new brand

GetFeedback

We've decided to rebrand GetFeedback. Here's our journey to rebrand, including how we landed our brand look and feel, logo, and tone and voice. Product & News

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How Texting Keeps Your Contact Center Agile in 2021

NICE inContact

The challenges of 2020 put contact centers agility to the test. And with a lot of those challenges continuing in 2021, many contact centers are still struggling to manage with a variety of issues. Contact Center Trends & Insights AI

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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Measuring Up: Choosing the Right Score for Your Community

Speaker: Nichole Devolites, Director of Customer Experience at SecureAuth

On Tuesday, April 20th at 12 PM EDT as Nichole Devolites will share an exclusive webinar on the top three scoring systems (NPS, CSAT, and CES) and what they are used for. Register today for the webinar!