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5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of April 22, 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. Why Anxious Customers Prefer Human Customer Service by Michelle A.

Is Facial Recognition Creepy or Is It Just the Future?

Beyond Philosophy

Is Facial Recognition Creepy or Is It Just the Future? Technology can analyze people’s facial expressions and determine what emotion they feel. It’s called Facial Expression Analysis and it uses Facial Recognition technology.

Women Leadership & Customer Experience

Call Center Weekly

By Stacy Sherman (MBA, CX Certified) ? This article originally appeared on Doing CX Right There’s an increasing amount of conversations about Women and Leadership, and I love it!

Start. Stop. Continue — three Powerful Words for Goal-Setting, Process Improvement, and Self-Improvement.

Myra Golden Media

I end all of my customer service workshops by asking participants to write down three words. Start, Stop, and Continue. Then I invite them to reflect on the day by jotting down: One thing they will START doing based on something they learned in the training.

The Path to Journey Management

Speaker: Kerry Bodine and Lindsay Sykes

The practice of journey mapping has reached fever pitch. But your mapping efforts are only effective if the resulting maps help you drive organization change — and then measure the results of your efforts. Join Intouch Insight and Kerry Bodine, CX expert and co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business, as she shares Bodine & Co.’s latest research on this topic.

Stop Trying To Replace Your Agents With Chatbots — No, Seriously!

Ian Jacobs

Customer service organizations have been looking for ways to cut costs for decades. Now that chatbot mania has taken over, many are jumping on the bandwagon and attempting to replace their human agents with chatbots.

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6 Reasons Why Customer Support Is an Essential Part of Your Business

ProProfs Blog

It takes 12 positive interactions to make up for 1 negative interaction with a customer. The worst part is, 33% of customers don’t even return after 1 negative experience. They are now served by your competitor. In short, customer support makes all the difference.

Experiential Calluses Against Poor CX

ShepHyken

Last summer I played golf with a friend. At the end of the game, he had blisters. He didn’t play very often, and the golf clubs rubbed his skin raw. My hands were just fine. I’m fortunate to play several times a month and over time I’ve built up calluses that prevent those nasty blisters.

4 Reasons Your Customers Won’t Reach Out to Customer Service

GetFeedback

To relieve customers’ hard feelings about problems with some products or services, companies usually choose to improve the customer service skills of their agents. But does this work well?

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Voice of the Customer Survey: We Need Your Insights

Contact Center Pipeline

We need your help to better understand existing processes for gathering, processing and analyzing information about the customer experience. Give us your thoughts in this short Voice of the Customer survey. Results will appear in a future issue of Contact Center Pipeline.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

10 Things You Must Know to Establish and Preserve Your Customer Service Culture

Beyond Philosophy

Defining and managing your customer service culture is a significant issue for many organizations. Today we share some important considerations for establishing your customer service culture as well as the best practices of the leading customer service organizations.

How to Boost the Customer Lifetime Value of Your Promising Startup?

ProProfs Blog

Young startups obsessively focus always on increasing the number of customers. Get more customers, we need more sales, connect with more leads, these phrases tend to be the most commonly spoken phrases during team meetings.

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Amazing Business Radio: Sandy Rogers

ShepHyken

Lead with Loyalty with Guest Sandy Rogers. Enhancing the Customer Experience Through Emotional Engagement. Shep Hyken interviews Sandy Rogers.

How to Design Your Website for the Best Customer Experience

GetFeedback

With the rise of personalized customer servicing and user experience (UX) trends, customers are no longer satisfied with just a straightforward purchase.

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

Speaker: Claire Beatty, Editorial Director - Asia, MIT Technology Review Insights

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

How to Make Your Contact Center Digital Transformation a Success

Contact Center Pipeline

I recently had a conversation with Richard Antosik, Vice President, Digital Operations (Client Services) at Laurentian Bank regarding their contact center’s recent digital transformation. The following are the questions and answers regarding their lessons learned.

How Marketers Can Benefit From More Than Technology: Modern Marketing

C3Centricity

Just like most entrepreneurs and business people, I go to my fair share of conferences. One that stays in my memory for many reasons, was an event I attended in San Jose, California.

5 Tips to Help You Host the Perfect Event

ProProfs Blog

Today’s generation looks forward to two things during the week: Spending the weekend in bed doing absolutely nothing or celebrating the weekend doing something they like. Millennials love events; I love events; more importantly, companies should also love events.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of April 15, 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. 6 Customer Service Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them by Sam Del Rowe.

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.

7 Important Questions to Ask Customers for a Better Customer Experience

GetFeedback

Providing a solid customer experience (CX) can be incredibly hard for many companies. In an increasingly competitive global market, the experience that you provide to your customers is often the only thing that sets you apart from your competitors.

It’s Time to Rethink Your Approach to Supporting Customer Service Agents

Contact Center Pipeline

Building powerful and engaging customer experiences through the contact center requires several important ingredients—just-in-time and in-context analytics, artificial intelligence for self-service and after-contact work, seamless omnichannel options for customers, and fair, accurate scheduling.

7 Customer Experience Questions with Shep Hyken

Kayako

We had the pleasure of hosting customer service and experience expert, Shep Hyken earlier this month for a half hour Q&A session on why customer experience matters so much and what businesses must do to create the best experiences for their customers.

Why a Help Desk Software is Important for Your Business?

ProProfs Blog

Customer service is the driving force for any business. You may have a great product, the best marketing team, but still, fail to reach out to your target audience and retain customers. What may be the reason? A bad customer experience.

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: The Art of the Survey – Why one question is more than enough

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Georgina Nelson who explains her approach to collecting customer feedback that will help you provide a better customer experience. One of the biggest misconceptions about collecting customer feedback is the idea that asking more questions provides more of the insights you’re looking for. Through our work with retail businesses across the world, we’ve found that this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Event Survey Questions: 7 Questions You Must Ask Your Attendees

GetFeedback

There’s a lot that goes into planning an event, and I’m pretty sure that event survey questions are not at the top of your list. But they should be. Good event marketing is about more than simply hosting a conference or fundraiser.

What the Best Tips to Make Call Center Successful?

Dialer 360

Whenever you plan to start any business, especially call center business, you have to learn so many things regarding business. It doesn’t matter industry on a small level or huge level. There must be some strategies and essential factor to start your call center.

Octopus Tech Solutions Now Featured on Clutch

OctopusTech

The internet has changed the nature of client-business relationships in so many ways, some of them for the better, others for the worse.

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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.

Customer Service – 9 Tips for Sales, Marketing, and Support

ProProfs Blog

Customer service is just a day in, day out, ongoing, never ending, unremitting, persevering, compassionate, type of activity. Leon Gorman. It needs no mention that buyers love excellent customer service.

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Can You Quantify the ROI for Your Sales Win Loss Program?

Satrix Solutions

In parts 1, 2 and 3 of this series on Sales Win Loss Programs, I focused on why collecting feedback after a sales pitch is so valuable , the different ways it can be gleaned , and best practices for conducting post-sale interviews.

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A Future-Proof CX Approach to Leveraging Emerging Technologies

Upstream Works

In this episode of Natilik Live, Upstream Works’ Jeff Palmer discusses a future-proof CX strategy that protects brands from the potential pitfalls of silos –system, channel, or data – and highlights how choice and flexibility are key to a winning CX strategy.