Vicki Brackett

4 Ways to Engage Your Employees – Hit Your Goals Faster and Retain Your People

Vicki Brackett

TweetIf your employees aren’t engaged in your business, it can affect your customer experience, customer loyalty and cause employee attrition. This can ultimately affecting your bottom line. Here are some Continue reading. The post 4 Ways to Engage Your Employees – Hit Your Goals Faster and Retain Your People appeared first on Vicki Brackett. Uncategorized employee engagement employee retention leadership development top performing teams

Adding a Virtual Contact Center Component to your Customer Service & Sales Strategy. Does it make Sense?

Vicki Brackett

TweetWhen I’m out in the marketplace, I hear companies either applauding the virtual/work from home contact center concept or shying away from it – some even tripping over themselves as Continue reading. The post Adding a Virtual Contact Center Component to your Customer Service & Sales Strategy. Does it make Sense? appeared first on Vicki Brackett

Sales 43
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Leadership Solutions for Managing Remote Employee Environments

Vicki Brackett

TweetThere is a loneliness that affects people working in a virtual / remote environment. This remote employee “Virtual Shock” happens even if the employee loves the benefits of working remotely! It takes them Continue reading. The post Leadership Solutions for Managing Remote Employee Environments appeared first on Vicki Brackett

3 Biggest Misconceptions of Work At Home Contact Centers

Vicki Brackett

Tweet In an exasperated tone, a VP said to me “How hard can this be?” We were talking about the front line Team Leader team of her contact center organization. Continue reading. The post 3 Biggest Misconceptions of Work At Home Contact Centers appeared first on Vicki Brackett. Uncategorized contact center training contact centers contract center leadership development remote/at home contact centers virtual contact centers

The Art of Community: Higher Logic & Vanilla Forums Super Forum!

Speaker: Keynote Speaker, Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist, Canva

In its 12th year? Super Forum is the largest and most comprehensive conference for executives, community managers, marketing, membership, and customer success professionals who want to connect, engage, and create better customer and member experiences. And this year, we’re going even bigger as we add Vanilla’s highly regarded Conversations conference into the mix. Register today!

3 Telltale Signs your Remote Employee has “Virtual Shock”

Vicki Brackett

Tweet “He did so well at first and now his stats are going downhill. I’m not sure what’s wrong.” ” This is a common statement heard in the virtual/at home contact center Continue reading. The post 3 Telltale Signs your Remote Employee has “Virtual Shock” appeared first on Vicki Brackett

Customer Service Week Day 3!

Myra Golden Media

Oh, wow! Day 3 of Customer Service Week was fun! I shared ten super-energizers that are fantastic for Customer Service Week and beyond! If you missed the live event, no worries. We’ve got you covered with the replay below. Join us at 9am ET tomorrow live! Customer Experience Design

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

ShepHyken

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.

Guest Post: How to Enhance Customer Experience Through Change

ShepHyken

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.

How to Celebrate Customer Service Week (3 Steps)

Myra Golden Media

Download agenda, themes, certificates and more here! Are you still trying to figure out how to celebrate Customer Service Week? After the year and a half your team has pulled your company through, don’t let National Customer Service Week pass without an epic celebration of your front line!

AI-Enabled Agent Quality Assessments Optimize Contact Center Performance

Quality Assurance is a major challenge for contact centers today. With up to 95% of customer interactions going unreviewed, many organizations are relying on a small sample of data to coach and evaluate their agents. AI-enabled agent quality assessments transcribe and analyze almost all agent-customer interaction recordings, leading to more comprehensive, consistent and unbiased agent evaluations and MUCH better CX. Find out how by downloading the whitepaper today!

Reviews Completed on Your Phone Are More Emotional

Beyond Philosophy

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.

Customer Service Week Surprise From Salesforce – Unboxing!

Myra Golden Media

My son brought in an enormous box from Salesforce Service Cloud 360 full of goodies! Watch me unbox that surprise here. servicetrailblazers #customerserviceweek [link]. Oh, my gosh! This is amazing! . Customer Experience Design

How to Enforce a Mask Mandate In Your Theater, Museum, Library or Store

Myra Golden Media

We thought we’d be done with COVID by now. Yet, here we are. I was supposed to be boarding a plane tomorrow to deliver the opening keynote for a large event in D.C. It’s now virtual. A workshop I’m facilitating in Tulsa in a few weeks is now online.

5 Rules That Absolutely Build Customer Loyalty

Beyond Philosophy

Loyalty is one of the most overused phrases in business today. To most companies, it invariably means “customers give us all their money.” ” But that is not what loyalty is. So, today we’re going to talk about the five rules that will build customer loyalty.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Use Storytelling to Provide Impactful Learning in the Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

Can you recall a story that took you on an emotional roller coaster ride and ended with an essential motto or lesson?

Is Customer Experience Dying? The Three Pioneers of The Movement Debate

Beyond Philosophy

Back in 1994, Steve Jobs introduced a concept at an Apple conference: that the design of their products should begin at the desired Customer Experience and work backward from there.

How to Care More About the Customer Than the Sale

ShepHyken

It seems that most of the companies that customers love to do business with have something in common. They focus more on the customer than they do the sale. Sure, they want to make the sale, add more revenue and get higher ratings. What company doesn’t want that?

Sales 335

Understanding the Four Stages of Customer Engagement

Contact Center Pipeline

Like most parents, I’ve been looking for ways to enrich my children’s experiences during this past year—not only to keep them from becoming bored, but to instill in them a discipline of being open to new experiences and lifelong learning and engagement.

How Product Teams Can Leverage Community

Speaker: Scott Baldwin of ProductBoard

Product Leaders, sign up if want to learn how to: - What is product excellence? - How community led and product-led growth can act as success multipliers - How to create a tight and ongoing feedback loop - How to leverage your community members to drive adoption. When: September 21st at 12pm EDT. Register today!

The Secret to Unlocking Service Excellence Is Data

Contact Center Pipeline

We know as consumers that there’s a certain feeling and satisfaction you get after having a really great customer service experience.

What do you do when a customer threatens self-harm?

Myra Golden Media

People in my workshops ask, “What do I say when a customer threatens suicide?” ” Customers in distress are stressful for customer support teams. When customers threaten self-harm or harm to others, they’ve taken the interaction outside the boundary of sincere conversation.

Should We Expect WOW Service?

Steve DiGioia

I dropped my car off at the dealership the other day for a minor repair. I didn’t know what to expect since this is my first time using them. Two hours later I got the call that it was ready to be picked up. How wonderful this was. The repair was done quickly and soon I’d “be back on the road”.

Morale 198

Three Ways to Future-Proof Your CX

Contact Center Pipeline

Workplace trends come and go. From the hierarchical corner office setups and cubicle rows that dominated most of the 1900s to open-plan campuses with free lunch and foosball that came with the internet boom of the mid-1990s and early 2000s.

Power Hour with the Community Team at Mural

Speaker: Beth Vanderkolk, Lindsay Olson, & Amanda Peterson, The MURAL Community Team

Want to know what it takes to build a community from the ground up? Join us for our panel discussion with the MURAL Community Team. In just 4 months, they have established a thriving community, and they're with us to explain how they did it.

These 20 Empathy Statements Will Straight-up Make You a Customer Service Boss!

Myra Golden Media

Download the empathy statements PDF and practice your first five empathy responses to customers. Grab your empathy sheet! Customer Experience Design

The Role of Contact Center Agents in Product Innovation

Contact Center Pipeline

As we turn the page to a new year, and in the spirit of new beginnings, I’d like to challenge managers and leaders to consider alternative approaches to drive innovation and business change.

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

ShepHyken

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. From automation to artificial intelligence, now is an exciting time to explore all the possibilities. One of the most promising methods for improving your conversion rates is through live chat software.

Boosting Business Prospects with the Physical Multichannel

Contact Center Pipeline

The closure of non-essential shops, remote working and online social gatherings has been the norm for over a year.

Remote Agents and Digital Transformation

Remote agents are the new reality. Happier agents mean a better customer experience and improved CSAT/NPS scores. This new normal brings new challenges for contact centers. Find out what you need to do for your organization to excel. This eBook includes checklists for developing agent empathy and business continuity plans.

National Customer Service Week 2021!

Myra Golden Media

Mark your Calendars for October 4 – 8, 2021, because we’re celebrating National Customer Service Week! This year’s theme is, Celebrating the Heart of Service. And I’m facilitating five online video sessions!!!

Shep’s 2021 Top 10 Business Predictions

ShepHyken

Every year I write my customer service and customer experience (CX) predictions in my Forbes.com column. This year, I thought I would share a brief version of them with our Shepard Letter subscribers. So, here are my Top 10 Predictions for 2021: Customers continue to get smarter.

Choose your battles wisely – Conflict Resolution Training for Managers

Myra Golden Media

For Jack Cooper University , I produced a ten week conflict resolution training. Jack Cooper’s managers are ready to preempt escalations and manage conflict. Here’s our week eight video training. I loved every minute of this interactive training project!

Record it All: Unlocking the Value Within Voice Data

Contact Center Pipeline

There are more ways than ever for customers to interact with a company—from chatbots to text, email and even social media. But despite the rise of new digital communication channels, voice still reigns as king when it comes to sales and customer support.

How to Use Data to Build Strong Customer Communities

Speaker: Carrie Melissa Jones Founder, Gather Community Consulting

Time and again, organizations assume that community member research is duplicative, cumbersome, risky, or incapable of yielding meaningful results. They simply move ahead with their communities and “iterate” as they go. The results of not performing community member research? Mediocre, copycat brand communities that fail to deliver on employee or customer expectations. On August 12th at 12 pm EDT, Carrie Melissa Jones will be sharing the importance of undertaking research whether you are preparing to launch your community or are planning a strategic pivot, and how it can impact cross-organizational value.

Big Controversy: Should We Stop All Certification Now? Join the Debate…

Beyond Philosophy

We know from industry research and personal experience that despite all the attention on it, Customer Experience is either stagnating or not getting the results CEO’s desire. Some might say it is because of COVID, but I don’t think so. .

6 Ways to Boss Customer Service Calls

Myra Golden Media

GET MORE IDEAS LIKE THIS. Now you can give your employees even more great skills for delivering the best customer experience and for handling difficult customer situations. Sign up for my email list and learn specific tips, approaches, and phrases to help your employees help your customers.

Culture is Contagious

ShepHyken

I was recently interviewed by Yigal Adato for his mastermind group, all entrepreneurs and owners of pawnshops. We were discussing how important it is to “bake” customer service into the culture.

Watch this before you talk to your next angry customer (3 Keys to De-escalating)

Myra Golden Media

Is your team dealing with increased irritability from customers? Do your people struggle to get angry customers to back down? If so, have your employees watch this video before they talk to their next angry customer.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!