Leadership Lessons from a Last Lecture

Contact Center Pipeline

In September 2007, Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science Professor Randy Pausch was diagnosed with liver cancer. For those of you who have never seen “The Last Lecture,” I encourage you to watch it on YouTube. Plan to spend a little more than an hour watching. Professor Pausch delivered an inspiring lecture focused on three parts—his […]. Leadership call center contact center leadership

Patient misidentification – solutions are insight

Nuance

In 2007, The World Health Organization (WHO) published an article on the importance of accurate patient identification.

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My Manifesto: Experience Matters

Experience Matters

In September 2007 I published my initial manifesto: Great Customer Experience Is Free. It seems appropriate for my new manifesto to take on the name of this blog, which I started in June 2007. I still fully believe in the elements of that post. After 12 years, however, it’s time for an update. So I’m introducing a new manifesto: Experience Matters.

My Manifesto: Experience Matters

Experience Matters

In September 2007 I published my initial manifesto: Great Customer Experience Is Free. It seems appropriate for my new manifesto to take on the name of this blog, which I started in June 2007. I still fully believe in the elements of that post. After 12 years, however, it’s time for an update. So I’m introducing a new manifesto: Experience Matters.

Who Tweeted It First: Customer Success Edition

Amity

— Jan Poston Day (@jpostonday) November 2, 2007. — eBusiness Services (@ebusiness) April 17, 2007. — ZDNet (@ZDNet) November 28, 2007. — Chris Abraham (@chrisabraham) March 3, 2007. — muckdog (@muckdog) May 29, 2007. — EyesOnSales (@EyesOnSales) June 28, 2007. " — Peter Merholz (@peterme) March 24, 2007. — Denise Wymore (@denisewymore) May 22, 2007. — john (@jpapa) January 30, 2007.

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Why Mobile Marketing Is More Important Now Than Ever

Salmat

Ever since the iPhone entered the world in 2007, smart devices have become an indispensable part of our lives. Mobile marketing isn’t the future – it’s now. For most of us, our smartphone is the first thing we check in the morning and the last thing at night. We can’t leave the house, or even the room, without it

Facebook Fines: Is Their Culture To Blame?

Beyond Philosophy

Facebook has a series of scandals over the years, going all the way back to 2007. Can We Trust Facebook? Upon reflection of Facebook’s latest privacy violation and $5 billion fine, one must wonder whether we can trust Facebook. After all, the social media platform hasn’t exactly been keeping our private information under lock and key. On the contrary, it appears as if our likes and dislikes, networks and preferences are for sale to the highest bidder.

People, processes & partnership: How Luminus shakes up the energy market using Hello Customer

Hello Customer

The heat is on because in 2007 the government liberalized the market making it a price-driven and competitive environment. Luminus is part of the EDF Group and is the second-largest energy supplier on the Belgian market. They serve 1.8

Guest Post: How One Bold Move Helped this Firm Survive (and Thrive!) in The Great Recession

ShepHyken

Technically starting in December of 2007, the housing market collapsed, sending many homes into foreclosure, and many real estate agents and mortgage originators looking for new employment. This week we feature an article by Bill Cates, author of Beyond Referrals , Radical Relevance , and the founder of The Cates Academy for Relationship Marketing. He shares an example of how one company was able to flourish during the Great Recession.

3 Emotional States to Look Out for as an Interpreter

Certified Languages International

I certainly did not understand the emotional burden that interpreters carry when I began my journey in this industry in 2007. In early Mach before the lockdowns imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic began, I had the opportunity to attend the 2020 CHIA Conference in San Diego, CA.

Ask Abby Nicely #3: How Do You Calculate Your NPS Score?

AskNicely

If you read my last blog post , you’ll know that 2007 was a big year for me — from the infamous solar hot dog cooker to having to parallel park for the first time (more on that later). Then one night in 2007, it happened. Hopefully, you have a better grasp on what makes a good Net Promoter Score. . Now I want to tackle another all-too-common question: How do you calculate your Net Promoter Score? .

We’re Getting Better at Providing Great Customer Experiences

Brad Cleveland

According to Forrester’s Customer Experience Index, in 2014, 11% of brands were rated at “excellent” compared to 0% in 2007. Conversely, the number of brands rated at “poor” or “very poor” dropped from 35% in 2007 to 11% in 2014. Clearly, there’s been a shift in how we interact with our customers.

We’re Getting Better at Providing Great Customer Experiences

Brad Cleveland

According to Forrester’s Customer Experience Index, in 2014, 11% of brands were rated at “excellent” compared to 0% in 2007. Conversely, the number of brands rated at “poor” or “very poor” dropped from 35% in 2007 to 11% in 2014. Clearly, there’s been a shift in how we interact with our customers.

Emotions Drive Spending, But Do You Know Which Ones Drive the Most?

Beyond Philosophy

These results were also published in my third book, The DNA of Customer Experience: How Emotions Drive Value (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). In 2004, I presented to an insurance company in Germany about how they should be evoking the proper emotions in their customers. It was a tough audience. One of the guys asked, “How much money are we going to get back by doing this?”. It was not an unfair question, but it was one for which I had no answer.

How telemarketing services help support & grow your business

Quality Contact Solutions

In business since 2007, QCS specializes in programs where a sales competency is critical for success. By Jill Sysel-Barton, Reporting Specialist. Using telemarketing services can have a significant impact on productivity efficiency regardless of the industry.

How Can Contact Center Leaders Avoid the 'Mechanical' Approach to Metrics, and Become More Customer Experience Focused?

Call Center Weekly

I have been in my current position since 2007 as a second and third-level Systems Support Engineer providing technical support for Intel's world-wide Process Control Systems infrastructure. By Dan MacDougall Contact center metrics are developed to measure operational performance (e.g. Calls Answered Live, Escalation Rate, First Contact Resolution, and Call Volume).

How Legal Firms Are Responding to COVID-19

VirtualPBX

It connects this idea both to the fact that many businesses – because of the downturn – will need to restructure how they work and that certainty in product costs have proven steady throughout slowdowns such as the recession between 2007 and 2012.

Inspirational reads to teach business leaders resilience while surviving the spiraling pandemic

Tethr

In 2007, Howard Shultz emerged from his retirement to once again take the reins of the infamous Starbucks. When the going gets tough, the tough build resilience.

Guest Blog: Key KPIs You Must Monitor for an Optimal Customer Experience

ShepHyken

Entrepreneur specialized in web marketing, Julien Rio has been developing online platforms and strategies for numerous companies across Europe and Asia for the since 2007. This week we feature an article by Julien Rio whos writes about the most common KPIs and how to understand them, select the right ones and how to improve them. – Shep Hyken.

Case Study: Increase Your Sales by 47% by Doing This…

Beyond Philosophy

Malcolm Gladwell’s famous book from 2007, Blink , introduced this concept in detail. How can you increase your sales by 47%? It’s all in the packaging. Gressingham Foods, a pre-packaged food company in the UK, wanted to change their brand image at the store. They were declining as a brand and wanted their image to project “premium but accessible.”. They hired Elmwood , a design firm that took a good look at their packaging and came up with a strategy to help them stand out.

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Bridging the Knowledge Gap in Field Service

TechSee

The Manpower Group surveyed approximately 40,000 employers about talent shortages and found that 45% of employers have difficulties with recruitment, the highest percentage since 2007. Today’s number one challenge in field service is the knowledge gap between Baby Boomer technicians – an aging workforce – and the next generation of technicians who have less experience and want more independence. The population aged 60+ is growing faster than any other group.

Getting Company Culture and Operations Right, and Keeping Them Right: What It Really Means to Be Stakeholder-Centric This Labor Day

Beyond Philosophy

In my recent employee ambassadorship webinar , three seminal books which offer strategies and stories were identified: Firms of Endearment (2007), Conscious Capitalism (2013), and Everybody Matters (2017). Michael Lowenstein, Ph.D., CMC Thought Leadership Principal, Beyond Philosophy. A recent article on corporate customer-centricity by a prominent market research firm made the case for this type of culture as “the most effective way to meet customers’ changing needs.”

Car Talk: The Marketing Gift of (Automotive) Gab

Beyond Philosophy

brands, covering 16 product categories, were analyzed during the period from 2007 to 2010. According to Nielsen, word-of-mouth is the most trusted source of decision-influencing and decision-making information for consumers around the world. Having often addressed the power of informal communication ( [link] ), it’s always gratifying to have confirmation by respected research and consulting organizations.

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

Callminer

Smitha obtained her license as CPA in 2007 from the California Board of Accountancy. 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. Given the sheer number of metrics and KPIs that call centers could track, it’s no surprise that some metrics tend to go overlooked.

How to Achieve Personalized Customer Service with AI Tools

TechSee

I see you are a Loyalty member since 2007, and have stayed at our property in London every year around this time. Hello. Thanks for calling our Hotel. How may I help you? Vs. Good morning, Laura. Are you calling to make another reservation? If so, I see you have 345 Loyalty points available to use towards your stay. Personalization as a driver in customer service.

Declare Your Independence From Spreadsheets

Monet Software

This is the month we celebrate Independence Day, and across the country, companies are crafting special offers with some sort of historic or patriotic theme. So why should we be any different? We think it’s time your contact center declared its independence from spreadsheets. Ask yourself, as America’s early colonists asked about King George: how are we benefitting from this arrangement? How has it made our lives better?

SYKES Helps Women Take on Tech

Sykes

And, since launching in 2007, more than 10,000 have graduated — 7,500 of whom earned jobs with SYKES. Supporting International Women’s Day. Traditionally, women haven’t had the same visibility or participation in tech careers as men, and SYKES is seeking to change that. Using initiatives aimed at empowerment through education, we’ve made it our mission to help women take control of their careers, access new opportunities and achieve greater gender equality. International Women’s Day. “An

Listen to the Voice in your Customer’s Head

Beyond Philosophy

Back in 2007, I wrote a book called, “The DNA of Customer Experience: How emotions drive value” addressing the answer to this question in detail. Why do we do what we do? The simple answer is because of our emotions. I often use the analogy in my presentations that emotions are like little voices in our heads. These little voices are in your Customers’ heads, too, and they are telling your Customers how they feel about their experience–and whether they are going to come back!

Uncover The Specific Emotions You’re Evoking

Beyond Philosophy

Our research culminated in my book The DNA of Customer Experience: How Emotions Drive Value (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). I’m happy to report that more and more companies realize that emotions are significant to the Customer Experience. It’s an excellent first step. But it isn’t enough. Thinking that emotions are important in Customer Experience, or even that positive emotions are important to our Customer Experience isn’t enough.

Napping at Work, Is It the Next Office Perk?

CSM Magazine

In 2007, she ended up collapsing from fatigue. In Spain, it’s practically mandatory to enjoy a siesta each day. You see, they were smart. They realized early on that after eating lunch, your body becomes lethargic and won’t be of much use anyway. No matter what kind of sleeper you are , taking a nap helps to recharge your batteries, so you wake up refreshed and productive.

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SYKES Helps Women Take on Tech

Sykes

And, since launching in 2007, more than 10,000 have graduated — 7,500 of whom earned jobs with SYKES. Supporting International Women’s Day. Traditionally, women haven’t had the same visibility or participation in tech careers as men, and SYKES is seeking to change that.

What is Customer Experience Worth to Your Company?

Brad Cleveland

The study covers a six-year period, from 2007 through 2012. How does providing a great customer experience impact a company’s results? According to a study by Watermark Consulting, customer experience leaders generated a return three times higher on average than the S&P 500 index. Laggards trailed the index significantly. Companies that excel in this regard are rewarded, by consumers and investors … Customer Experience customer experience Customer service statistics

What is Customer Experience Worth to Your Company?

Brad Cleveland

The study covers a six-year period, from 2007 through 2012. How does providing a great customer experience impact a company’s results? According to a study by Watermark Consulting, customer experience leaders generated a return three times higher on average than the S&P 500 index. Laggards trailed the index significantly. Companies that excel in this regard are rewarded, by consumers and investors … Customer Experience customer experience Customer service statistics

Customer Centricity has to be an Intrinsic Principle: an Exclusive Interview with Mr. Rohit M A, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Cloudnine

Customer Guru

When we started the journey of Cloudnine in 2007, we did not have any great ambition of growing beyond one unit. From 2007, the way in which “word of mouth” can be propagated has changed with the onset of digital media. The reason for giving this perspective is that, in 2007, these were the differentiators that worked. In 2007, we used to ask formal feedback at two possible touch points and today, we have 12 touch points.

Customer Service Fast Facts

TMP Direct

2007, February) “Understanding Customer Experience,” Harvard Business Review] An unsatisfied customer tells how many people. Trust In Advertising, a Global Nielsen Consumer Report, October 2007] “A person who has a good experience with a company will tell an average of eight people about it, but someone who has had a bad experience will tell 16.” Customer Service Fast Facts. Loss of customer loyalty: “Contact centers leave 18% of customers with unresolved issues.

5 Facts to End the ROI Debate on Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

In the United Kingdom, the NCSI portfolio earned a return of 59 percent from April 2007 to June 2011, and the FTSE 100 had a negative return of 6 percent.” For many years, there has been a debate whether you could assign a dollar amount to determine the return on investment for any Customer Experience improvements.

How Contactless Payment Has Changed Customer Service

CSM Magazine

First trialled in 2007 with a £10 maximum spend limit, its true introduction to the mainstream was only around five or six years ago, although it feels much longer. Contactless payment seems like one of those technologies that’s been around forever. Now a staple of modern life, contactless payments have reshaped the retail and hospitality industries. Within smaller spend transactions, one of the key areas affected has been customer service.

Is ‘Being Human’ With Customers A New Concept? And, Does It Create Emotional, Experiential, Social and Financial Value?

Beyond Philosophy

Kotler picked up a theme that was articulated in the 2007 book, Firms of Endearment. Michael Lowenstein, Ph.D., CMC, is Thought Leadership Principal for Beyond Philosophy. More than just a buzzword, ‘being human’, especially in brand-building and leveraging customer relationships, has become a buzz-phrase or buzz-concept.

5 Top Reasons You Should Use Facebook Ads To Promote Your Brand

JivoChat

Since 2007 , we’ve seen a Facebook ad or two populate the side panel of our newsfeeds. Everyone and their mother (literally) have Facebook now, right? Shouldn’t this make advertising to a large audience easier? Yes, this still rings true! Read on to learn about the 5 top reasons you should use Facebook ads to promote your brand. Now it’s the end of 2019, and we’re still seeing Facebook ads singing the praises of e-commerce businesses, products, and services.

Celebrating a History of Personal Service

Avaya

Since 2007, he has been responsible for leading the company’s strategic marketing initiatives and communications efforts. Cord Himelstein, Head of Marketing for Michael C. Fina Recognition, has helped the company become a leading provider of employee recognition and incentive programs. Cord works closely with customers to help them develop measurable workforce recognition strategies. Michael C. Fina started out in 1935 as a silver wholesaler.