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How Important Is Customer Loyalty?

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Today’s best-in-class organizations know that delivering world-class customer service is no longer a value-add, but a must. After all, it’s impossible for a company to survive without its customers. Still, some believe that great service is just too costly, so they do the bare minimum. But, what these businesses fail to understand is that poor customer service actually costs more. How much more exactly?

Is Proactive Customer Service The New Norm?

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I've recently purchased a new software application for my business. The tool has been helpful in making our team and myself more productive. There is of course a bit of a learning curve and a few areas where I've struggled to figure things out but not enough to contact the provider’s help desk or customer service line. agent performance agent coaching contact centers call center WFO quality assurance coach Quality monitoring

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Unstructured Conversations In a Structured World

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Is your Quality Monitoring program the right fit for the Knowledge Workers in your contact center? With advances in technology, previously disparate teams of Knowledge Workers are now often working together as part of a contact center that was traditionally comprised of the Task Worker. agent coaching agent performance contact centers call center quality assurance WFO coach Quality monitoring

New Years 2017 ~ Who Could Ask For Anything More

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Who could ask for anything more? Patents, awards, contracts and customers! There are times when you are so grateful, you just have to shout it out and tell all your friends. This year has been especially productive and rewarding making all of us at Envision so incredibly honored and proud. customer experience contact centers call center WFO coach Quality monitoring

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!

Make coaching in a timely manner a New Year's Resolution

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Many contact centers have a goal of completing a number of quality evaluations per agent per month. What is less often talked about is the timeliness of those evaluations and how long after a call agents typically receive feedback. agent performance agent coaching contact centers call center WFO quality assurance coach Quality monitoring

Do Your Best Agents Still Need Coaching?

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No matter what type of contact center, we all have agents with different levels of tenure, skill and motivation that inevitably leads to a bell curve of agent performance and effectiveness. We all desire our agents move to the upper end of the curve where that magic combination of high productivity and quality exists. agent coaching agent performance contact centers call center quality assurance WFO

Sorry to Say, but the CX Was Never What You Thought It Was

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There’s no denying that every business today, regardless of size or industry, is driven by two simple words: customer experience

Three Ways to Promote Transparency and Trust in the Contact Center (Part 2)

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Every business leader should tell you that honesty and integrity is vital for success. In Part 1 of this series, we explored how contact center managers can promote a culture of transparency and trust via quality monitoring. Now, let’s take a look at how managers can promote this culture internally by embracing openness, honesty and truthfulness with agents

You shouldn’t have said that!  You shouldn’t have done that!

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Have you ever had a coach or manager offer such helpful, or not so helpful, advice? Did it make you want to jump right in to the conversation and ask for guidance or did you, as most of us do, get defensive and try to explain your actions? agent coaching agent performance contact centers

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!

It’s Time to Redefine the Meaning of “Jack of All Trades”

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As children, we’re asked by our teachers and parents what we want to be when we grow up. As adults, however, we know the answer to this question isn’t so easy—especially in today’s working world, where it’s common for employees to wear multiple hats and balance interdepartmental responsibilities. Just consider the evolving relationship between sales and marketing, where roles and dependencies are progressively converging

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Three Ways to Promote Transparency and Trust in the Contact Center (Part 3)

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If you’re just checking in now, Parts 1 and 2 of this series explore specific areas where contact center managers can embrace openness and honesty with customers and employees. Companies looking to foster a culture of transparency and trust, however, cannot overlook the most important area of business they must be honest about: finances

To Master the CX, You Must Harness the Power of Personalization

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Since the beginning of time, one thing has remained the same when it comes to consumerism: we naturally gravitate towards personalized products and services. It’s why most of us would rather buy a shirt with a logo or design, verses a generic tee. It’s why some of us would even go so far as to have a shirt custom made if we can’t find what we’re specifically looking for. customer experience

Coaching Millennials: Different or Back to the Basics?

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Ask any business owner and they’ll agree that the millennial generation (born between 1980 and 2000) is challenging organizations to redefine their values, internal processes, retention strategies and more. Unlike former generations (Gen X, Baby Boomers), this group tends to care less about income and more about organizational transparency; less about benefits and more about buy-in; less about PTO and more about work-life balance

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.

Four Signs that Your Patient Access Team Needs WFO

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Patient access teams and contact center agents have more in common than some think. Both represent the front line of customer service; interact with customers at multiple touchpoints of their experiences; and, most importantly, both require mission-critical technology that supports their core functions and priority objectives

Three Reasons Why You Should NOT Renew Your WFO Software License

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Since the advent of the cloud, there has been an ongoing battle between software licensing and Software as a Service (SaaS). The former involves a company signing a licensing contract that permits them to operate a physical piece of software onsite at their location. Meanwhile, the latter involves no physical software product and no licensing contract; rather, the product is available to the company on the cloud as a platform that is hosted by a third-party SaaS provider

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Gamification and Quality Monitoring: A Winning Combination

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Designed to engage, encourage social connections and maximize attention levels, video games have a certain special appeal. Filled with attractive graphics, challenging levels and exciting storylines, it can be difficult to put a controller down once you’ve started playing

Three Ways to Promote Transparency and Trust in the Contact Center (Part 1)

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We’ve all heard the age-old saying, “Honesty is the best policy.” We live in a world, however, where the truth is that honesty isn’t always promoted. Just consider the U.S. presidential candidates this election season. FBI director James Comey deemed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton “extremely careless” in the way she handled classified information on a private email server as secretary of state.

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 to Disrupt Your Competition

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Less than one week before the release of my new book, The Convenience Revolution: How to Deliver a Customer Service Experience That Disrupts the Competition and Creates Fierce Loyalty , so I thought it appropriate to share some thoughts on how being easy – or convenient – can give you a competitive advantage over your competition. When your customers can buy what you sell from others, that’s called competition. That also makes it a commodity.

Guest Post: How to Enhance Customer Experience Through Change

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This week we feature an article by Ricardo Saltz Gulko, managing director and co-founder of Eglobalis. He shares 5 habits of companies that went through dramatic transformation and still managed to improve the customer experience.

A Boring Customer Service Experience—That’s What Our Customers Want

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Call me boring, but I want the same thing every time—at least when it comes to customer experience. I want it to be good. I want it to be consistent. I want to predict the experience I’m going to have with the people and places I do business with.

Thanksgiving Week Special: A Recipe for Amazing Customer Service

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As we approach Thanksgiving, I can’t stop thinking about turkey and stuffing—and all the different ways to prepare them. Always thinking about how everything in life ties to customer service, I wondered, “What is a good recipe for customer service?” So, I’ve listed some of the essential ingredients.

The Executive's Guide to Building a Community Team

Speaker: Carrie Melissa Jones; Founder, Gather Community Consulting

Successful communities demand much more attention than most organizations predict. While organizations often launch communities with one or two key leaders and project managers, this approach rarely scales past the first few months. In a best-case scenario, it can create overwhelm for teams that scramble to keep up with relationship-nurturing, measuring their value, and creating valuable content. In a worst-case scenario, it leaves teams stretched thin and unable to create a thriving community. Community is similar to any other department in that it demands a full-time team and a knowledgeable, present community manager. In order for your community to truly thrive, you need to ensure that it's equipped with the resources necessary to succeed.

Reviews Completed on Your Phone Are More Emotional

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How we share information is affected by the medium that we use to communicate it. We can see this concept manifest in customer reviews and advertising response behavior.

Guest Blog: How To Improve the Customer Experience Starting Today

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This week we feature an article from Chelsea Lamb , co-founder and head tech writer at Business Pop. She provides multiple strategies to improve the customer experience in order to gain and retain repeat customers. It’s been said that customer service is dead.

The Mike Moment

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We’ve all heard the old adage: “It’s better to give than to receive.” That’s what customer service people do. They give and give and give. They help solve problems and resolve complaints.

Amazing Business Radio: Philippe Mesritz

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How Chatbots Can Deliver Better Customer Service. Leveraging Technology to Amaze Your Customers. Shep Hyken interviews Philippe Mesritz , Khoros ’ first VP, Customers for Life. They discuss how chatbots and other technology can help deliver a better customer experience.

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Busy Season? Keep Customers Satisfied with Great Support

A great customer experience drives customer loyalty. Learn how to keep your customers happy this holiday season by helping them through their channel of choice with seasonal support experts.

The New Executive Position: CLO (Customer Love Officer)

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The word love is not used that often in the corporate or business world. It may have been Tim Sanders in his revolutionary book, Love Is the Killer App , who helped bring the word love to the forefront for leaders trying to build a stronger culture and create a better experience for their customers.

How Much Does It Cost to Give Great Customer Service?

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I recently wrote an article in Forbes about how to get customers to pay more. The focus, of course, was on customer service and experience. Research has irrefutably proven that customers will pay more for a better experience.

Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!

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This is a crazy idea, but hear me out. When I was a kid, we had home-cooked meals almost every night. I thought my mom was the greatest cook in the world. She could make the best chicken. As a matter of fact, she made chicken almost every night.

Ritualizing the Customer Experience

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8 Contact Center Trends to Watch in 2020

In this eBook, we’ll arm you with the research you need to inform areas of investment, and 8 quick tips you can use to improve your contact center’s performance now!

The Loyalty Question 2.0

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If you have been following my work, you may remember something I refer to as The Loyalty Question. It goes like this: What am I doing right now to make sure the customer comes back the next time they need whatever it is we sell? Most people think customer loyalty is about a lifetime.

Customer Disservice

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One of our loyal subscribers, Warren Danziger, shared a story about how a delivery was made to his home and placed between the screen door and the front door. The delivery person never knocked or rang the doorbell to inform him his delivery was there.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of November 30, 2020

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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.

Does It Matter How You Refer to Your Customers?

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What do you call your customers? Do you call them “customers”? Maybe you call them clients, members, guests, patients, residents… the list can go on and on. Some people say that the term “client” implies a long-term relationship.

Need to More Effectively Manage Your Call Center?

TASKE shares how you can rewind your real-time dashboard and watch agent and time activities in the past. Download the infographic here!