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Customer Satisfaction Continues Declining

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Customer Satisfaction is Declining in the UK! A new report by the Institute of Customer Service indicates that Customer Satisfaction is declining in the UK.

Why You Must Create and Sustain a Customer-Centric Culture

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Most companies today know that putting the customer at the heart of everything they do is vital. Doing something about it, however, tends to fall into the unknown category. The fact is, improving your Customer Experience means you must also become more customer-centric.

The 5 Essential Practices for Your Customer Experience

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Because we have frequent thunderstorms and power outages in my Florida home, I recently decided to buy an uninterruptible power supply for my electronics. I’ve had good experiences with Apple products so I first checked to see if Apple made that sort of thing.

What Type of Relationship Do Your Customers Expect From You?

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Imagine you are selling a used car. Now, imagine your surprise that the person who wants to buy it is your brother. How would that be different from selling your vehicle to a stranger? Would you haggle as hard? Now, to be fair, if it was my brother Neil, my answer is yes.).

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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.

The Critical Skills that All Customer-Facing Teams Must Have

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When I created Beyond Philosophy, I chose the name for a reason. I believe it is crucial to do more than discuss your theories about Customer Experience strategy.

The Secret of Creating Loyal Customers

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I have a few things that drive me crazy in the business world. In this episode of The Intuitive Customer, we are going to talk about how organizations often define loyalty, and why I think they have it all wrong. It makes me upset when I think about it.

Are You Ignoring a Key Part of Your Digital Experience?

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Think about the last time you shopped online but decided not to buy. Were you just browsing, or was there something about the user experience that made you hesitate?

Employee Happiness is the Key to an Excellent Customer Experience

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What we know from early research on employee engagement is that if you have happy employees, chances are you’re going to have satisfied customers. My new ebook, Happy Employees Make Happy Customers , explores this concept in great detail.

Make This Small Change For Big Results

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We all have a Status Quo Bias when it comes to decision making. Also called Status Quo Inertia, the Status Quo Bias is our preference to keep things the same or maintaining a previous decision.

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.

When It Comes To CX, Sweat The Small Stuff

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In our customer experience consultancy, clients tell us customers make decisions based on price or features. However, in our research, we never find price or features are the most important things.

Stereotypes: The Hard-Wired Way Our Brains Make Decisions

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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? .

The 5 Essential Practices for Your Customer Experience

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Because we have frequent thunderstorms and power outages in my Florida home, I recently decided to buy an uninterruptible power supply for my electronics. I’ve had good experiences with Apple products so I first checked to see if Apple made that sort of thing.

Why Customer Memories are More Important To Your CX

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I enjoy fishing. When I need a new lure, I go to Discount Tackle on First Street in Bradenton, Florida. When I go in, we have a chat and a laugh. However, my great experience is not why I return and drive past six or seven other bait and tackle shops to get to it.

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.

The 3 Trends Customer Experience Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore

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. The Three Trends You Can’t Ignore in CX Today. As a Customer Experience professional, understanding three trends today is imperative. Without accepting these tenets, you are thwarting your success before you even begin.

The Secret of Creating an Effective Customer Experience (CX) Strategy

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The Secret of Creating an Effective Customer Experience (CX) Strategy. What is the experience you are trying to deliver to your customers? This is one of our key questions we ask organizations when we consult with them.

Do You Use the Right Measures for Your CX?

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What gets measured gets managed. This oft-quoted line from Peter Drucker is more pertinent today than ever concerning Customer Experience strategy. Every marketer should measure their performance in Customer Experience to understand what drives value for customers. .

Is Any Attention Good Attention?

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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.”

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.

Digital Transformation: The Unexpected Opportunities and Surprising Problems for Customer Experience

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I don’t go to a store looking for a product these days. What’s more, it occurred to me a couple of years ago that I no longer Google products that I want to buy; I “Amazon” them. I suspect many of you do the same. In many ways, Amazon-ing products is a result of the digital transformation.

How and Why We Stereotype People

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How and Why We Stereotype People and Things. Stereotyping is not considered a good thing, certainly not in politically correct circles. However, our ability to do it is hard-wired into our brains, and it doesn’t only apply to people. We can stereotype an organization, too.

8 Key Stats to Prove Customer Experience Delivers ROI

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James Carville, political commentator and media personality coined the phrase, “The economy, Stupid,” for Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign. Carville was talking to the team at the time to help them focus on the key messages for Clinton’s campaign.

Why Some Friction In Your Experience Is Good

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Why Some Friction is Good. We owe you an apology. Even though the lawyers say we shouldn’t say this, we feel we might have misled you on the subject of friction in your Customer Experience strategy. We have been telling you to make your experience as easy as possible, and you should.

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.

How To Overcome Organizational Silo’s To Make Progress

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How To Overcome Organizational Silo’s To Make Progress. In The Fellowship of the Ring , Gandalf the wizard calls all the creatures of Middle Earth—the elves, dwarves, men, and hobbits— to a council. Their goal is to determine what to do with the Ring that threatened to end life as they knew it. Gandalf reasoned that since the Ring was a problem for all of Middle Earth, everyone should be involved. A Customer Experience Council (CX Council) follows Gandalf’s lead.

Revealed: The Two Secrets to Customer Loyalty

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Do you know what drives me mad? When organizations talk about loyalty, what they mean is, “the customer gives me all of their business.”. Customers giving you all their business isn’t customer loyalty on its own. They could give it to you out of habit , or because you are a monopoly.

Is CX Dying? 7 Ways to Save Customer Experience at Your Organization

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I am concerned. I recently read two pieces of research about Customer Experience that worried me. The first was from Nunwood , a UK-based research company with a Customer Experience index, and it showed that improvements in Customer Experience were not happening.

Branding and CX: The Surprising Way They Work Together to Form Customer Loyalty

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Brands are everywhere. Everybody feels like they understand what brands are. However, when we ask the fundamental questions of “What is a brand?” and “What does that mean?”, there’s a surprising amount of variation in opinion. Branding is a critical topic in Customer Experience.

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.

Why Too Many Choices Can Be Killing Your Bottom Line

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If you give people the option to shop somewhere that only had a few choices or another venue with a wide selection, people almost always go for the larger selection. However, sorting through options can feel overwhelming. Too many choices in your Customer Experience are a terrible thing.

The Surprising Reason That Tactics Alone Don’t Get the CX Job Done

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There is a difference between strategy and tactics when you’re trying to solve a business problem. Most people jump straight to tactics and implementation, because it is the concrete stuff, the stuff that we can start doing now.

Creating Actionable Insights from Irrational Humans

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Whenever I talk about Customer Experience with audiences, I begin by explaining that customers do not buy things rationally. Customers buy things emotionally and then justify the purchase with logic. Irrationality and data don’t mix.

Seven Key Strategic Questions Critical to CX That You Must Answer

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I went to Bahrain for the first time recently. I was a keynote speaker there for a Customer Experience conference. I was fascinated by the country. There is a lot of Customer Experience activity happening there. Rami Sweis, the CEO of GolfCX invited me to speak at the conference.

Personalized Customer Experience with All-In-One Voice, Video, Chat, Contact Center

Reliable communications are mission critical in today’s business environment. Customers are increasingly selective, and companies compete on the customer experience. Incorporating integrated communications as a key component is driving high returns.

The Real Reason Men Aren’t Eco-Friendly

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On our Intuitive Customer podcast , Professor Ryan Hamilton and I have been talking about the ways that customers are irrational in their decision making, often focusing on things that seem irrelevant.

The Surprising Effect of Choice Architecture on Your CX

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I live in Sarasota, Florida, and recently, there have been some interesting changes to the public benches. Halfway along the seat, there are armrests. At first, I thought it was to make them more comfortable than they were without an armrest in the middle.

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

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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?”.

Are You Ready for Facial Recognition Technology in Your CX?

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Brands have already begun using facial recognition technology in their Customer Experience. Walmart and KFC use facial recognition technology. Passengers on Delta check in for flights in the Atlanta airport using facial recognition. Even my phone password is my face.

The Definitive Guide to Customer Education Metrics

As you build and scale your customer education program, the right data can help you identify patterns, make evidence-based decisions, and adapt strategy to meet business goals. In this eBook, Skilljar will share the data and metrics best practices that have helped their customers meet program goals and communicate business impact.