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How Customers Make Complex Decisions In A World of Constraints

Beyond Philosophy

We often discuss the Intuitive and Rational System and how they work together to help customers make decisions. The Intuitive System is automatic and emotional, and the Rational System is deliberate and logical.

12 Ways To Show Some Love To Supervisors

Call Center Coach

80% of contact center agents leave because of their relationship with their immediate supervisor. But with all relationships, it’s much better to give first – so that you shall receive. Follow these tips for building a better relationship with your Supervisor.

Are You Making THIS Mistake with Theory in Your CX Strategy?

Beyond Philosophy

A psychology theory is all very well and good. However, if you can’t apply it to solve your practical needs, it is useless. However, there is another crucial thing you need to know about theory, especially regarding Customer Experience. People get theory wrong with Customer Experience. A lot.

How to De-escalate Using the Snatch and Flip Technique

Myra Golden Media

When your customer furiously tears in, not letting you pinch in so much as “um hmmm,” regain control using the Snatch and Flip technique. Here’s what you do. Listen (Try to be fully present, listening without annoyance.). Identify the subject that has hacked the customer off.

To Text or To Talk? Understanding Customer Care Preferences for Voice and Digital Channels

As customer care channels continue to evolve and expand, there’s been a lot of debate about which channels customers actually prefer to interact with brands. Based on a recent Harris Poll, learn why consumers choose one channel over another, and how common frustrations with specific channels drive consumers to pick alternatives.

Building a Successful Customer Experience Strategy

GetFeedback

Companies frequently designate customer experience (CX) as the most exciting opportunity for their business, according to the Digital Marketing Trends Report. Successful customer experience strategies will lead to greater customer satisfaction, higher revenue, and diminished customer churn.

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Improving Contact Center Operations: Happiness All Around to a “T”

Contact Center Pipeline

The contact center environment can be hectic—you probably have don’t have much time or patience for a third-party outsourcer telling you how to “transform” your call center operations. Right? You’re thinking: “Give me a break. I’m hard-pressed just to staff the third shift, much less transform it.”

The One Word That Makes Customers Accept Your Word As Final

Myra Golden Media

If you say “because” when you’re telling a customer something, you’ll significantly increase the chance that they’ll accept your word as final. Here’s Why Saying “Because” Works.

Customer Service is Not Life or Death (Until it Is)

Toister Performance Solutions

I had just crawled into bed, exhausted after a long day. My four-month-old puppy tried to get comfortable in her crate next to me. She was still getting used to her new home and was full of pent-up energy. The torrential rain we'd experienced that day didn't help and she had worn me out. Plop.

Customer Service Edge Cases. To Empower or Not to Empower?

Customer Service Life

This article originally appeared on CustomerThink on December 17, 2018. Click here to read the original post.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

Introducing SMS Invitations

GetFeedback

Collect real-time, quality feedback from on-the-go customers. Today we’re excited to announce the newest addition to our suite of survey distribution channels: SMS.

Innovative Training for the Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

Frontline agents are under pressure to perform in a role that has become increasingly challenging due to more complex products and services, constantly updating information, and an internet-savvy, informed customer base.

Amazing Business Radio: Martha Brooke

ShepHyken

Are Rating Systems Skewed? How to Get the Most Out of Your Customer Feedback. Shep Hyken interviews Martha Brooke. They discuss common rating systems implemented by many companies, the faults and flaws of these systems, and ways to improve the feedback process overall.

How to Create the Best Customer Experience Solutions

360Connext

Customer experience solutions are readily available these days. There are robust platforms that promise a seamless journey for your customers. There are feedback tools to help you gather JUST the perfect, most meaningful insights. And there are data sets and analytics and pivot tables, oh my!

6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

If Artificial Intelligence for businesses is a red-hot topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement and contact center customer service is white hot. This white paper covers specific areas in this domain that offer potential for transformational ROI, and a fast, zero-risk way to innovate with AI.

We’re Feeling the Love – for Customers, Agents, and Business Growth

Upstream Works

There’s a lot of pressure to make Valentine’s Day count. After all, it’s one single day dedicated to achieving your relationship goals when there may be 364 other days that go unrecognized. At Upstream Works, we are all about customer relationships.

How to Follow Up With NPS Detractors, Promoters, and Passives

GetFeedback

Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a method to assess customer loyalty , and many businesses today consider it to be an important metric. But NPS is far more useful than just a number on a page. In fact, your NPS score is just the beginning. What truly matters is what you do with your NPS survey results.

Costing Attrition

Taylor Reach Group

By John Cockerill. In Colin Taylor’s recent article, “ Resolving The Riddle Of Retention ,” he speaks about the cost of attrition and the many factors that affect it. This article outlines how to do both a simple estimate of that cost and more complex calculations to undertake for a center.

Amazing Business Radio Jon Ferrara

ShepHyken

A Social CRM. Growing Your Business by Growing Your Soul. Shep Hyken interviews Jon Ferrara. They discuss his company Nimble , the history of CRMs, customer service philosophies, and life.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Customer Experience

There's no denying that Artificial Intelligence is popping up everywhere in consumers' daily lives. But in the world of customer care, getting AI right - deploying it in a way that helps customers get things done quicker and easier, removing frustrations and roadblocks - is easier said than done. This eBook will teach you how to use AI to improve the customer experience, while significantly cutting costs for your business.

Voice-First Experiences Offer Help in the Moment

Contact Center Pipeline

resh off another holiday season, Amazon, Google and other tech companies saw record sales of voice-activated devices. More Americans can ask Siri, Alexa or their Google Assistant to tell them the weather, the news, their favorite music or even play a game—without ever having to lift a finger.

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Business Process Outsourcing: What to expect in 2019

OctopusTech

If you had been outsourcing in the past or are planning to start soon, and are somewhat unsure of its future, well you may put all those worries to rest. Outsourcing has survived over the years and will most definitely survive in the future.

4 Metrics for Measuring Live Chat Success

GetFeedback

Customers want solutions, and they want them fast. It’s one of the main reasons why live chat customer service is in such high demand. Implementing a live chat feature is not easy, but definitely feasible. The real hard part is measuring your live chat’s success. How can you tell if it’s working?

Friction in the Customer Experience

Taylor Reach Group

Are You Listening to the Canaries in Your Customer Experience Coal Mine? By: Colin Taylor.

The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

A survey of 1,000 contact center professionals reveals what it takes to improve agent well-being in a customer-centric era. This report is a must-read for contact center leaders preparing to engage agents and improve customer experience in 2019.

Guest Blog: 5 Ways Your POS Will Empower Your Staff

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Heather Hamilton who shares why investing in a point of sale (POS) system can empower your staff and improve the employee experience. – Shep Hyken. Investing in a point of sale (POS) system is a game changer for your retail business.

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Inside View: Michael Rotter, Aerotek

Contact Center Pipeline

It’s currently a job-seeker’s market with contact centers in tight labor markets facing stiff competition for top talent. Add to that the industry’s high rate of turnover and it is easy to see why so many contact centers live in a continuous cycle of recruiting and hiring.

How To Empower Customer Service Employees

Toister Performance Solutions

Advertising disclosure: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Have you ever made a purchase you regret?

How the South Dublin County Volunteer Centre Tripled Survey Response Rates and Measures Success

GetFeedback

The South Dublin County Volunteer Centre’s mission is to promote the value of volunteer work and increase its range and quality in Ireland. The volunteer centre’s role is to connect individuals with an organization that matches their job preferences.

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.

Press Release: Financial Management Firm Contracts Taylor Reach for New Contact Center Site Selection

Taylor Reach Group

Leading contact center and customer experience consultancy, The Taylor Reach Group, Inc., has announced that it has been contracted to perform site selection services for a new contact center for a world-leading financial management firm.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of February 18, 2019

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too.

The 5 Things You Need to Know About Great Service

Steve DiGioia

While celebrating my daughter’s 20th birthday at a local steak restaurant – yes, the chicken finger & fries meals are a thing of the past, I was reminded that great service and experience doesn’t happen by accident.

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