Trending Articles

Guest Blog: Why cross-team collaboration is essential for B2B customer support teams

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Robert C. Johnson who writes about the importance of cross-team collaboration when providing B2B customer support. . Simply put, B2B support is significantly different than B2C support.

B2B 176

Customer Satisfaction is Declining in the UK. Is the US Next?

Beyond Philosophy

In January, I was surprised and disappointed that research from Nunwood and Forrester, two significant firms in the Customer Experience movement, showed that Customer Experience was flatlining.

Yes is More Than an Answer. It’s an Attitude!

ShepHyken

Customers don’t like to be told no. Any request or complaint that is met with a negative response may only add fuel to the fire. That’s why I’ve been intrigued for years by Cameron Mitchell’s philosophy—and also the title of his book— Yes is the Answer! What is the Question?

Eight Days a Week: The Always-On Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

In February 1965, The Beatles released a song called “Eight Days a Week” as a single to the U.S. market before it appeared on the album Beatles VI. It became the band’s seventh No. 1 single in the U.S. in just over a year.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

After Call Work – Why it Matters and How to Ensure it’s Done Right

TechSee

After call work (ACW) refers to the tasks completed by a customer service agent once the call with the customer has been completed.

More Trending

Guest Blog: 7 Ways to Enhance Your Customer Experience with Live Chat

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Hamzah Tariq who shares seven ways to improve the overall live chat experience for your customers. Businesses constantly try to improve the customer experience they deliver through new approaches, tools and strategies. .

Stereotypes: The Hard-Wired Way Our Brains Make Decisions

Beyond Philosophy

I’ve got a hypothetical question for you. On a scale of one to ten, how likely is it I am a male model? . Now before you destroy my self-esteem with your answer, I have a follow-up question. How did you come to that determination? .

What, Exactly, Makes for Great CX?

Contact Center Pipeline

We talk a lot about delivering an exceptional customer experience (CX), but the talk focuses on how to deliver it. Improve first-call resolution,” or “Capture customer feedback.”

Startup Life: Accelerate!

NameShouts

Startup life is pictured as immensely demanding. Weekly hours push closer and closer to three digits; emails, papers and tasks amass. The hustle reigns supreme, despite recent pushback against it. So what happens when you introduce acceleration to a startup?

Contact Center Cloud Migration Done Right

Speaker: Sheila McGee-Smith, Founder and Principal Analyst, McGee-Smith Analytics

Many companies are in the midst of migrating their contact center to the cloud. Understanding how best to execute the transition of premises to cloud is part of that process. Join contact center industry analyst and No Jitter blogger Sheila McGee-Smith as she discussed tried and true best practices for avoiding the potential pitfalls of CX migration.

6 Ways a Survey Maker Can Help You

ProProfs Blog

With the world continuing its march towards the digital space, data collection and information gathering have become both; easier and harder. Is that an oxymoronic statement? – Yes. Is it true? Also Yes. Why is that so?

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of September 16, 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.

Is Any Attention Good Attention?

Beyond Philosophy

Is Any Attention Good Attention? I like Oscar Wilde. His best quote is, “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”

Take Self-Service Up Another Notch

Contact Center Pipeline

If you’re like me, you may waffle between excitement and cynicism over self-service (SS). Over the years, there has been a lot of hype over SS, but that enthusiasm has been tempered by equal measures of disappointment when reality falls short of promise.

Redefining Customer Experience Metrics for Better Performance

Speaker: Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction Continuum

Join us for this insightful webinar with Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction, who will show you how to zero-in on true leading indicators and describe how to connect business results metrics with employees’ workflow metrics.

Why an Effortless Experience Isn’t Enough for Customer Loyalty

GetFeedback

A while back, my teammates and I spent hours in a conference room mulling over the concept of effortless experience.

What Customer Churn is and How to Calculate it

Lumoa

What is customer churn? It means that your customer canceled their business with you, or decided not to renew the agreement they previously had. You calculate the churn rate by dividing the # of lost customers by # of customers at the start of the defined period. Feed generated with FetchRSS

89

The ‘Uberization Event’ – London – 26th September 2019

CSM Magazine

‘Uberization’ is now listed in the Cambridge dictionary. And it is used daily all over the world to symbolise the shift towards a consumer focused, digital economy, where the dynamics between consumer and provider is equitable, transparent and fair.

Q&A with the Customer Service Summit’s Jasmine Kees

Contact Center Pipeline

The 9th Annual Customer Service Summit will take place on October 23rd & 24th at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott in New York City. We sat down with Jasmine Kees, the lead organizer of the event, to discuss the Summit and the contact center industry in 2019. This is your 9th year of the Customer […]. Customer Service call center call center events contact center customer experience learning & development

Beyond the Contact Center: Unlocking Insights with Speech Analytics

A global survey of 500 key decision makers by Opus Research shows the core benefits of making the leap to an omnichannel contact center, such as uncovering actionable business insights on employee-customer interactions.

Tethr raises $15 million to fuel continued rapid growth

Tethr

Over the past several months, Tethr has had the opportunity to work with many CX, customer care and sales leaders on some exciting initiatives, helping them improve their overall customer experience and drive better alignment with their overall brand promise.

Millennials and Generation Z are Reshaping Customer Support

UJET

Consumer demographics are changing. Baby boomers and Generation X are no longer the only age groups making key business decisions and purchases. Millennials (Generation Y) and Generation Z are becoming the dominant consumer demographic with buying power that is exponentially increasing.

Amazing Business Radio: Paul Selby

ShepHyken

Customer Service Will Never Go Out of Style. Keeping Customer Service Relevant to Self-Service and Proactive Service. Shep Hyken interviews Paul Selby of ServiceNow.

5 Ways to Build Rapport Over the Phone with Your Caller

CallSource Insights

Learn how to build rapport with customers with rapport building questions and great phone skills. The call handler’s role at your business is one of the most important positions. It is a job that takes both people skills and sales skills.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

All Things About SaaS Customer Service

ProProfs Blog

The importance of SaaS Customer Service is visible in these two data-proven statistics: AmericanExpress reports that 70% of consumers will go with the company that offers excellent customer support.

SaaS 85

The Devil I Know vs. The Devil I Don’t in the Call Center

NICE inContact

Have you ever heard the saying “the devil I know vs. the devil I don’t” as it relates to making a change to something new? I hear that saying all the time when talking with people about why they are stuck on an outdated call center software platform.

7 Free Customer Service Training Ideas That Really Work

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. Tell me if this situation sounds familiar.

Keeping customer service consistent for global brands

TELUS International

CX Best Practices

How to Make the Transition to Customer Service Outsourcing

Speaker: Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer, Advantage Communications Inc.

You’re feeling the pressure of keeping your employees engaged and improving your customer experience, but you’re not sure if you’re ready or even know how to make a smooth transition to a contact center. Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer of Advantage Communications, will lead you through an outsourcing Self-Assessment you can apply to your business in this insightful webinar developed to provide you with the building blocks to take your customer service experience to the next level.

How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In by Jim Collins (a One Win Book Review)

Customers That Stick

In this One Win Book Review, we take a look at How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In by Jim Collins.

Q&A: How to Build Effective Customer Success Plans

ChurnZero

Q&A: How to Build Effective Customer Success Plans. Every Customer Success Plan has a secret sauce that turns it from just a plan on paper to something a team can actually execute and deliver successfully.

Moving to Cloud: A Must for Contact Centers

NICE inContact

Everywhere you turn, the calls to move to cloud environments have become prevalent – regardless of system, workload or application, its no secret that cloud has redefined how our most critical systems are deployed and operated. Cloud has matured far beyond its early beginnings nearly 2 decades ago.