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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.

Is Proactive Customer Service The New Norm?

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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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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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

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!

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.

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.

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.

Fix the Biggest "Leaks" In Your Customer Experience

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Recently I ordered a product online. The experience was safe, easy, price competitive and the item wa s de livered right to my door step. It occurred to me how many things had to go right to create this great custo mer experi ence. Their website had to function well in various browsers. Their payment portal had to work properly. They needed to have my item in stock and be able to ship it by the promised date.

The Pros and Cons of Incentivized Reviews

With so many online reviews out there, we’ve decided to take a look at how incentivized consumer reviews fare against regular reviews from consumers that were not incentivized. Is one better than the other? More positive? Are they similar in topics covered and level of detail? Download this report to get answers to those questions and more!

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.

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.

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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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.

You Can’t Automate Your Customer Relationship

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I recently wrote an article in Forbes about how three out of four customers are more loyal to your employee than your business. This research came from OnePoll on behalf of DaySmart Software.

Guest Blog: How Live Chat Can Improve Conversion Rate For Your Business

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This week we feature an article by David Olson who shares tips on how to use live chat software correctly. – Shep Hyken. The modern marketplace offers many different ways to make your business and employees more productive.

You May Not Know It, But You’re in the Subscription Business

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I have an idea about renewals. Most people think that a renewal applies to some type of subscription. You renew your subscription to a magazine, a maintenance contract or a software program. But what if renewal had a broader meaning?

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AI & Community: Don't Hammer the Flowers

Speaker: Venessa Paech, Australia's Leading Community Specialist

Join Vanilla Forums on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 8:30 AM ET for this on-demand workshop led by Venessa Paech, Co-Founder of Australian Community Managers and Leading APAC Community Specialist.

How to Measure Customer Retention

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Get ready to do a little math. While not my typical lesson, this is very important. It’s about customer retention—which can lead to customer loyalty. Loyal customers are important to all businesses regardless of industry or size—large, small, B2B or B2C.

Taking the Extra Step to Deliver Amazing Service

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Sometimes a little creativity and extra effort can make a big difference in the customer experience.

We’ll Be Stronger When This Is Over

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I see light at the end of the tunnel. While we’re not back to “business as usual,” we are starting to see business reopen and adapt to a new normal. I’ve made many observations over the past couple of months, some of which have found their way into my weekly posts.

The Peace of Mind Call

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My friend Stacy Sherman , head of customer experience at Schindler Elevator Corporation , is personally dedicated to “humanizing business.”. She is not only “in the trenches,” working in the customer service and experience world, she has also been recognized as a customer experience thought leader.

Get More Value from Contact Center Performance

This whitepaper has provided some suggestions for KPIs that you may want to use. Once you’ve chosen your KPIs, make sure that you’ve communicated the importance of these metrics to all employees in your contact center, as well as how you expect them to be achieved.

Guest Post: 9 Best Tips for Maximizing Your E-Commerce Customer Service

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This week we feature an article by Jake Rheude, Director of Marketing at Red Stag Fulfillment. He writes about how to best perform e-commerce customer service. Impeccable customer service helps you hit the hearts of your followers.

The Incomplete Answer

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I recently wrote about the expected experiences gap , where the customers’ expectations—based on the experiences they have with their favorite companies—are higher than what they receive from the company they are currently doing business with.

20 Call Center Pros Share the Most Undervalued Call Center Metrics and How To Better Leverage Them

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From essentials like average handle time to broader metrics such as call center service levels , there are dozens of metrics that call center leaders and QA teams must stay on top of, and they all provide visibility into some aspect of performance.

Ridiculous Interpretation of Rules

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This is one of those unbelievable customer service stories that borders on the ridiculous. I actually thought I was in the middle of a Seinfeld episode—or maybe there was a hidden camera hoping to get a crazy reaction to the interaction I’m about to share with you.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Re-Imagining Your Customer Experience in a Time of Change

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Some people watch things happen, some make things happen, and some say, “what happened?” ” Some organizations out there concerning the pandemic (and maybe other things, too) are falling into that third category. In this issue, we will discuss how to avoid being one of them.

Four Lessons From The Cult Of The Customer

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It’s almost here… the updated and revised edition of The Cult of the Customer. If you’re reading this article the week it’s posted, then this is a sneak preview of a few of my favorite quotes from the book.

Put Some Fun Into Serious Business

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The other day I was talking to my friend and fellow customer experience (CX) expert, Dan Gingiss. He shared how he’s seen businesses take something that is either really boring or very serious—or both—and make them entertaining. He gave a great example.

Don’t Let Your Customers Fall in the Expected Experiences Gap

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I’ve written about the concept of a “gap” a number of times over the years. Each time, the gap was different. The first time, I shared Dan Sullivan’s principle about the gap between the goal you wanted to achieve and your actual results, if you didn’t hit the goal. The difference was the gap.

3 Signs You Need A Self-Service Consumer Insights Solution

Understanding consumers can be a complex task. Consumer research can be a lengthy process–whether it’s manual research or configuring and training first generation AI machines on what to look for in consumer feedback.