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Stay Ahead of Your Competition with New Advances in CX Marketing

Beyond Philosophy

Stay Ahead of Your Competition with New Advances in CX Marketing. This podcast discusses the five areas you can address that will change the results you get with your Customer Experience.

How to Be a Supervisor in the Modern Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

Company cultures and leadership styles tend to shift over the years as they adapt to the behaviors and expectations of the dominant generation in the workforce.

Declaring Victory in the War on Contact Center Agent Performance

Call Center Coach

Some wars seem to rage on forever. Whether you’re fighting the battle to stop eating that dessert you love that’s bad for you, or you continuously battle a war with contact center agent performance, it’s time for you to enjoy the sweet taste of victory.

Eliminate Your Fears And Doubts About Coaching Problem Employees

Myra Golden Media

One of the things I’m working on for you in 2019 is giving you tools to help you coach your employees and hold them accountable, so they’re positioned to deliver the best possible customer experience. Eliminate Your Fears and Doubts About Coaching.

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.

Creating A Customer Service Quality Assurance Form Doesn’t Have To Be Scary (Here’s How)

Customer Service Life

This article was originally published on the MaestroQA blog on December 2, 2018. Click here to read the original post. Creating a quality form for your customer service team can be a scary task. Questions abound. How many items should it hold? What questions matter most? Which ones don’t?

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Give Up Sex for Amazon?

ShepHyken

Customer Relationships. How much do you love the companies you do business with, the restaurants you frequent or the stores you shop at? How upset would you be if they told you they were going out of business? Or, what if you could save them from going out of business by giving up something.

What I Wish Everyone Knew About Addressing Unacceptable Performance

Myra Golden Media

Talking to employees about problem performance, and getting them to change is hard – unless you do four things very well. Here’s what I wish everyone knew about addressing unacceptable employee performance.

Absenteeism Is a Pain

Contact Center Pipeline

Absenteeism is a pain, we all know that. According to Benchmark Portal, absenteeism equates to 6.48% of all scheduled hours in a contact center. Everyone is looking for a silver bullet to stop absenteeism.

Things We Could Use More of in 2019

Toister Performance Solutions

The original title of this post was, "Things I Can Do Without in 2019." It was intended to be a mini-revolt against all the customer service predictions we're inevitably seeing right now. Number one on my list was going to be "predictions." The list immediately struck a negative, "get off my lawn!"

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.

Stay Ahead of Your Competition with New Advances in CX Marketing

Beyond Philosophy

Stay Ahead of Your Competition with New Advances in CX Marketing. This podcast discusses the five areas you can address that will change the results you get with your Customer Experience. With a focus on these five key actions, you will not only improve your Customer Experience, but you can also get a jump on the competition in the new year. 5 CX Concepts to Keep You Ahead of the Competition. Focus on the ROI of CX improvement.

Tell me how you address burnout with your customer service team

Customer Service Life

Telling your boss that you are burnt out seems like it might just be the end of your stable paycheck. Can you actually look your boss in the face and admit that you’ve been unable to keep up with the amount of work on your plate?

Behind The Scenes Look at My Filming at LinkedIn Learning

Myra Golden Media

For two years I’ve partnered with LinkedIn Learning to create courses to help employees be more assured and skilled in their ability to handle demanding customers. Here are some fun behind the scenes photos from last week’s visit to film two new training courses.

Inside View: Gopher Sport

Contact Center Pipeline

Anyone who manages, or has managed, a school or community athletic program no doubt is already aware of Gopher Sport’s products and their reputation for exceptional customer service.

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.

3 Tips On How To Measure Customer Experience

Lumoa

Wondering what is the optimal way to measure customer experience? Choosing customer experience metric seems to be a complex process? Don't let the variety trick you. Start collecting customer feedback and measuring customer experience with a simple and easy KPIs and metrics! Feed generated with FetchRSS

Guest Blog: Are You Setting the Right Customer Experience Goals?

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Tim Houlne who writes about the importance of integrating technology into your business to provide the optimum customer experience. – Shep Hyken. This post is an excerpt from Humach’s latest eBook, The Guide to CX Success , which can be found here.

A Miscellaneous Lot of Thoughts on Quality Scoring

Customer Service Life

This article was originally published on the FCR blog on December 10, 2018. Click here to read the original. Over the past year or so I’ve had many conversations about contact center quality assurance — some of which I’ve shared in past articles.

Three Preparations You Should Make Before Talking to Your Employee About a Problem

Myra Golden Media

One of the things I’m working on for 2019 is giving you tools to help you coach your employees and hold them accountable so that they are positioned to deliver the best possible customer experience. The way YOU do that is, you go into discussions with your employees with a plan, and with confidence.

How to Optimize CX Through the Voice of the Customer

Speaker: Faith Adams, Analyst at Forrester

Join Intouch Insight and special guest, Faith Adams with Forrester Research, on November 8 at 1 PM EST and learn how you can act on VoC data

5 Survey Tips for Getting Better Customer Data

GetFeedback

Some people might say that the secret to a successful customer feedback survey campaign is quantity. If you send out enough surveys, you’re bound to get some responses eventually, right? Wrong.

Why Enablement Is Not Enough: Enter Empowerment

Guru

When it comes to helping revenue teams, the term “enablement” usually comes to mind. Enabling a sales or support team to work better sounds great.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of January 14, 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.

Guess What Pairs Well with Nashville Hot Chicken

Transparent BPO

You’ve probably heard of Nashville Hot Chicken. Plenty of places in the Music City serve it, and you can try it while attending CCW Winter in Nashville later this week. Want to guess what beverage pairs well with hot chicken? Champagne. That’s right.

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The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

To find how contact centers are navigating the transition to omnichannel customer service, Calabrio surveyed more than 1,000 marketing and customer experience leaders in the U.S. and U.K. about their digital customer communication strategies. Read the report to find out what was uncovered.

Life Lessons: What IKEA Gets Right About Customer Experience

Fonolo

Live Unboring. It’s an IKEA slogan. It’s also IKEA’s raison d’être.

When and How to Develop Customer Service Material

GetFeedback

As a customer service leader, you want to make sure your audience is supported at all times. Customers should have access to the information they need–whether it’s from a member of your team or from a robust knowledge base.

Zendesk vs Freshdesk: the ultimate comparison of help desk tools

HelpCrunch

Which of the two most popular help desk tools is better for you? We've compared their features, prices and more to make your choice easier. The post Zendesk vs Freshdesk: the ultimate comparison of help desk tools appeared first on HelpCrunch blog. Comparison Customer service

Amazing Business Radio: Rebecca Martin

ShepHyken

The Business of Emotion. Striking a Balance Between Technology and Human Connection. Shep Hyken interviews Rebecca Martin.

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.

10 Real-Life Customer Service Examples and Tips to Grow Your Fan Base

Nextiva

Product reliability and quality have become near-commodities in our world. The challenge then, for a business, is to find another way to differentiate yourself. And one of the best ways to truly engage customers is to connect with them via superior customer service. Today, let’s look at a variety of companies whose have succeeded by […].

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Your Query Failed. Now What?

Call Center Weekly

By Diana Aviles Sometimes, you just get stuck. You sit there at your desk trying to come up with every way possible a person can say something with the hope that it will help make some progress on getting your category or query to pass validation.

Top Tier Customer Experience a Key Focus for new Taylor Reach Senior Consultant Patricia Ballantyne

Taylor Reach Group

The Taylor Reach Group, Inc., an industry-leading Customer Experience (CX) and Contact Center consulting firm, is starting 2019 on a continued upward trajectory, adding Senior Consultant Patricia Ballantyne to its team of contact center operational experts.