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Customer Service Week Day 3!

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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

How to Celebrate Customer Service Week (3 Steps)

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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!

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Customer Service Week Surprise From Salesforce – Unboxing!

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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

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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.

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!

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

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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.

National Customer Service Week 2021!

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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!!!

Choose your battles wisely – Conflict Resolution Training for Managers

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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!

6 Ways to Boss Customer Service Calls

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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.

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

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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.

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!

A Policy Is Not An Excuse For Your Disrespect

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One of my sisters is a flight attendant. Yesterday we talked about her enforcing mask requirements on her flights.

How do we move the call to closure when we can’t give the customer what they’re asking?

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Yesterday I held a live Q & A on YouTube, and it was engaging, educational, and energizing! Questions came in from Idaho, Germany, North Carolina, Georgia, the UK, and Denver. .

How to Train and Support Remote Customer Service Employees

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This morning I hosted a webinar for leaders of customer service departments and operations. I walked everyone through how to prepare customer service specialists to apply psychological tactics to bring down the temperature in interactions and de-escalate.

Empathy is a Powerful De-escalation Tool

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Many people are surprised when I bring up empathy in my de-escalation workshops. They’re looking for hard-hitting tools and frameworks to help them bring down the temperature in interactions with customers. But empathy? How does this soft skill fit in?

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.

Don’t Apologize to Customers!

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It might surprise you to know I don’t want customer service specialists to apologize to customers. Before you respond to that, let me say that I see apologizing and saying “I’m sorry” as two different things.

Customer Service Week Day 4!

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I seriously love this week! Today in my session, I focused on helping customer service leaders nurture themselves. And then, in the afternoon, my son brought in an enormous box from Salesforce Service Cloud 360 full of goodies! Watch me unbox that surprise here.

Handling Foreign Accents Professionally + Using Positive Phrases

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Was This Helpful? I’m asking you because I share ideas like this weekly to my private email list. Signup here to get help improving the sound, feel, and flow of your customer interactions. Customer Experience Design

Customer Service Week Day 2!

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Yesterday I shared four tips for appreciating employees. While all the ideas are fantastic and easy to pull off, tip number four was the crowd favorite. Did you miss it? Watch the replay here. Today we focused on employee retention and training.

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!

Customer Service Week Day 1

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Happy Customer Service Week! I kicked things off over at the official National Customer Service Week online event this morning. I talked about how employee appreciation leads to happiness, and happiness gives you so many benefits.

Instantly regain control of a conversation and de-escalate using this technique

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When customers are venting, they’re stuck in the right side of the brain. We’ve talked about the right emotional brain and the Communication Chain. Here’s a tactic you can use to move on. Ask your customer three closed-ended questions back-to-back.

Shave 60-seconds Off Your AHT with this Technique!

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I helped a claims team shave 83 seconds off of talk time. And that’s a big deal. I started by listening to a random sample of calls, hunting for the precise areas where agents lost control of calls. Turns out, it was the end of the call where they lost control.

Actually Useful Telephone Advice

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Several people have written in looking for help to improve the friendliness factor in phone calls. They reach out to me because they’ve gotten feedback or a warning from a supervisor that if they don’t turn things around, their jobs could be in jeopardy.

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.

Regain control of a conversation with a customer using the jump rope technique

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Continue the training with me? Join me at De-escalation Academy. This tip is from my De-escalation Academy.

4 Things Chat Agents Can Do to Move Chat Interactions Along Faster

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Here are four things you can do to move your chat interactions along faster. Check for understanding early on and as often as it takes. Don’t assume you understand what the customer is saying. Just ask the customer what they mean.

How to Use Psychological Priming to Get Customers to Accept Your Word As Final

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Some of you know my undergrad degree is in Psychology. I taught college psych several years before jumping into the customer service space. I apply psychological principles to all my work in de-escalation and call control.

How to Give a Customer Bad News with Surprising Confidence (and without negative backlash)

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We have to give customers a lot of bad news these days. “No, we can’t cover your machine that is 12 years past warranty.” ” “We’ve temporarily closed a number of our call centers for the safety of our employees.

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.

Another Way to Say ‘No’ to a Customer

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In my De-escalation Academy today, I taught how to politely yet firmly say ‘no’ to a customer. I call the method “U S A.” ” I’m sharing with you the very teaching from today’s workshop. Try out U S A and let me know how it works for you.

8 FREE customer service classes on LinkedIn Learning!

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Up your customer service game! Show your boss you’re proactive. Eight classes FREE through March 2021. Opportunity.LinkedInLearning.com. Customer Experience Design

The 3 Reasons Customers Pushback or Ask for a Supervisor, and What to Do About It

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If a customer gives you pushback, argues, or asks for a supervisor, one of the three things is going on: The customer doesn’t trust you The customer fears something The customer sees you as a threat to getting what they want.

3 Statements That Guide Customers to the Next Step

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Guide customers to the next step, or bring down the temperature in interactions, and slash talk time by explaining three things: Here’s what we know Here’s what we’ve done Here’s what’s next. Was This Helpful?

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.

This Tip Will Reduce Agent AHT by Moving Customers Out of Venting

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Twice in the last week, Contact Center Agents have reached out to me for help on reducing Average Handle Time (AHT). I’m listening, and I have an answer. I say “an answer” because I’ll be sharing more solutions in the coming weeks.

Mini Workshop: The 3R De-escalation Method

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COVID-19 is making customers more hostile, and you need a strategy for quickly containing the situation and de-escalating the interaction.

Get customers to accept your word as final

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Getting customers to accept your word as final comes down to two things: A strategic framework and confidence. In this video, I walk you through four steps that put you in confident control and position you to move the conversation to closure.

How to De-escalate in Chat and Email

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We kicked off De-escalation Academy yesterday, and a student asked a question that I think is important for us to discuss here. His question was: “Our team is working 99% by email, will we able to apply everything that we learn here and translate it into a purely written environment?

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!