Customer Service Week Day 3!

Myra Golden Media

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

Reducing Customer Service Friction

Contact Center Pipeline

Customer service operations in the hardest-hit industries are still struggling to perform at the most basic level. Customers have taken to social media and have even reached out to the media to share accounts of their time-consuming efforts spent […].

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‘Golden’ Rule of Customer Service

Contact Center Pipeline

Customer Service compassion interpersonal skillsIt was a lazy Sunday afternoon and while channel surfing, I ran across a marathon of The Golden Girls. A GREAT tv show! On this episode Dorothy has been sick, tired and feels something is just not right.

5 Ways Support Teams Can Prepare for the COVID-19 Holiday Rush

GetFeedback

How to provide the best customer service and support during this unprecedented holiday season. Guides

5 Ways to Engage Employees for Immediate Impact

Speaker: Vicki Brackett, Author and COO of Sinousia

Author of the new book The Leadership Toolbox and Chief Operating Officer of Sinousia, Vicki Brackett shares creative and proven ways to engage your employees in either work at home environment or traditional brick and mortar. These strategies have been vetted by thousands of employees and have a track record of making immediate impact to customer service satisfaction scores, sales conversion, absenteeism and employee retention. When it comes to employee performance, you must be proactive on the front-end, or you are forced to be reactive on the back end!

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. Customer Experience Design

Thanksgiving Week Special: A Recipe for Amazing Customer Service

ShepHyken

Always thinking about how everything in life ties to customer service, I wondered, “What is a good recipe for customer service?” Leadership defines the customer service and CX vision for everyone to follow.

Top 10 Customer Service Acronyms to Use Every Day

Steve DiGioia

Great customer service. That’s what our customers want and that’s what we wish to provide. In today’s post, I compiled my list of the top 10 customer service acronyms to use every day. It was about finding solutions for a customer and finding their pain points ”.

Customer Service Fact #1 – Tip #17

Steve DiGioia

Two staple examples are “The customer is always right” and “It’s more expensive to acquire a new customer than to keep an existing one”. But for me, this is… Customer Service Fact #1. I realize that my paycheck comes from the customers who buy my product or service.

Customer Service Week Day 1

Myra Golden Media

Happy Customer Service Week! I kicked things off over at the official National Customer Service Week online event this morning. Celebrate the heart of service with us tomorrow for Day 2. . Customer Experience Design

2021 Industry Expert Contact Center Predictions (Replay)

Speaker: Richard Kenny, Sr Marketing Manager - Contact Center, Poly; Roger Lee, VP Customer Success, Gridspace; and Ron Owens, SVP Operations, Avtex

Join CCNG's Fireside Chat for an interactive and energetic discussion as CCNG members share insights and predictions for 2021. Industry experts from Avtex, Poly, and Gridspace will share what they have learned in 2020 to help us prepare for 2021. Each participant will provide recommendations on how to address people, process, technology, and strategy as we continue to serve the needs of our employees and customers in an ever-changing customer service business environment. You will walk away with a revised vision for 2021 and actionable steps to take to better provide for your employees and customers alike.

Omnichannel customer service: Tips for great experiences

Callminer

Getting omnichannel customer service right involves balancing myriad moving parts. This blog shares what makes omnichannel customer service important and how you can master it.

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! Customer Experience DesignWatch me unbox that surprise here. servicetrailblazers #customerserviceweek [link]. Oh, my gosh! This is amazing! .

Customer Service Week Day 2!

Myra Golden Media

I hope to see you tomorrow at the official Customer Service Week celebration. . Customer Experience DesignYesterday 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?

Small Improvements in Customer Service Create Big Wins

ShepHyken

So, here’s the question to consider: What small change will enhance the experience for the customer, even if it is just by 1%? My friend and client, Jason Bradshaw of Volkswagen in Australia, was tasked with improving the customer experience for the VW dealerships.

2021 Industry Expert Contact Center Predictions

Speaker: Richard Kenny, Sr Marketing Manager - Contact Center, Poly; Roger Lee, VP Customer Success, Gridspace; and Ron Owens, SVP Operations, Avtex

The new year is just around the corner. It's time to plan for the ever-changing needs within our industry. On December 3rd, join CCNG's first ZOOM Fireside panel discussion. It will be both interactive and energetic as several CCNG members share insights and predictions for 2021. Join industry experts from Aria, Poly, and Gridspace as they share what they have learned in 2020 in order to prepare us for 2021. Each participant will provide recommendations on how to address people, process, technology, and strategy as we continue to serve the needs of our employees and customers in an ever-changing customer service business environment. Bring your questions and lessons learned to share with the group! Sign up today! You will walk away with a revised vision for 2021 and actionable steps to take to better provide for your employees and customers alike. Learn how to address, manage and utilize: People Process Technology and Implementation Strategies for 2021.

How to Avoid Roadblocks to Great Customer Service

ShepHyken

What gets in the way of creating a great customer service experience for you and/or your organization? Is it a process that is clunky, inconvenient and difficult for the customer? This is similar to an exercise that we do in our customer service workshops.

How to Celebrate Customer Service Week (3 Steps)

Myra Golden Media

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! Customer Experience Design

What Does an Allergy Have To Do With Customer Service?

Steve DiGioia

Those of us in the customer service industry focus much on procedures, ease of use, product availability, and the steps of service, to name a few, all in the hopes of providing our customers the best overall experience. Customers should not be worried about food allergens.

What Can the Mandalorian Teach You About Your Customer Service?

Steve DiGioia

A keen and faithful observer can see many takeaways that relate to the way we offer service. I’ve already written about Bigfoot Customer Service and Landscaper Customer Service. So, what can the Mandalorian teach you about your customer service?

Customer Engagement + Bots: Connect with your customers in a new way

Speaker: Noel Roberts, CTO and VP of Marketing, Aria Solutions

Join CCNG member Noel Roberts of Aria as he discusses how to leverage chatbots to deliver excellent customer service that improves the customer experience and drives ROI. We’ll look at some of the challenges facing organizations, including common pitfalls, and will recommend ways to avoid them.

How Much Does It Cost to Give Great Customer Service?

ShepHyken

I recently wrote an article in Forbes about how to get customers to pay more. The focus, of course, was on customer service and experience. Research has irrefutably proven that customers will pay more for a better experience.

Customer Service Week: A Time to Celebrate Customers AND Employees

ShepHyken

And of course, one of my favorite “holidays” is National Customer Service Week , which happens the first full week of October each year. Traditionally, Customer Service Week has been the time to highlight and celebrate the great work employees do to take care of their customers.

Customer Service Team Appreciation 2020

Contact Center Pipeline

Throughout it all, frontline customer service staff across industries have stepped up to help companies and brands maintain a positive, reassuring presence for their customers. This has been a grueling year—a marathon of fear, uncertainty and constant course-corrections.

More Customer Service Week 2020

Contact Center Pipeline

In our second post on Customer Service Week 2020, Sitel Group’s Olivier Camino and Sweetwater’s Jeff Ostermann provide insights into their companies’ employee experience cultures and highlight CSW activities to engage and support their teams.

Building Your CX of the Future - Take the First Steps Today

Speaker: Chris Bauserman, VP Segment and Product Marketing, NICE inContact

Building a best-in-class customer service team and customer-centric organization is a marathon, not a sprint. Join CCNG and Chris Bauserman, VP Segment and Product Marketing for NICE inContact, for a discussion and set of tools that you can use to benchmark your operations and identify the next best action your organization can take to build your CX of the future.

Guest Post: How to Nail Automated Customer Service Email Writing

ShepHyken

Sh e provides tips and examples of how to improve the customer experience with automated support emails. Email automation is a way to keep your customers happy. With automation, you improve the quality of communication and keep customers updated in a timely manner.

The Customer Service Experience Doesn’t Begin with the Greeting

ShepHyken

You call the customer service hotline. A pleasant customer support agent picks up the phone and enthusiastically greets you, ready to help resolve your problem or answer your question. The friendly voice comes on after you, the customer, may have already spent 30 minutes holding.

Guest Post: Improving Employee Experience for Your Customer Service Team

ShepHyken

She shares a 3-step guide on how to improve the employee experience while maximizing customer engagement. Where would a business be without a customer service team? There’s no denying that without an effective customer service team , a business would fall apart.

6 Ways to Boss Customer Service Calls

Myra Golden Media

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.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Create Your Customer Service Mantra

ShepHyken

Along those lines, I want you to come up with a customer service promise. For some companies, their tagline is their customer service promise. For example, Zappos.com ’s tagline is Powered by Service. Three words that exhibit a commitment to the customer. And, that love they show their clients is in the form of delivering amazing customer service, keeping promises to customers and more.

Millennial Generation Customer Service – The Ultimate Guide

TechSee

This penchant for technology has shaped their consumer behavior and preferences, and brands must tailor their customer service strategies to suit Millennials’ attributes. Key preferences to consider in Millennial generation customer service: Text me, I don’t like to talk: Millennials prefer to communicate over text messaging and rarely make phone calls. They demand highly convenient and fast service. Self-service platforms. Know your customer.

The Customer Service Gap

ShepHyken

I’ve written about the customer service gap before. The second version of the gap focused on narrowing the distance between you and your customers. The closer you are to your customers, and the more you are meeting their needs, the narrower the gap is between you and your customer. This also puts your competition further away from your customers. In a truly customer-focused organization, you might even see the gap reversed.

How Tone of Voice Affects Customer Service

Fonolo

Studies have proven that tone of voice in customer service is even more important to a successful interaction than the specific words that are being said, and that an agent’s energy will translate to their customer even without face-to-face interaction.

The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

to meet customer expectations for digital service Social Media Voice of the. Customer. Digital Self Service Tweet this Customers want digital self- service options, such as chat and. said self-service availability. customers to order their favorite.

The Shortest Customer Service Keynote Speech Ever!

Shep Hyken

In my latest book, I’ll Be Back: How to Get Customers to Come Back Again and Again , I share a story about the shortest customer service keynote speech I’ve ever delivered. The shortest customer service speech ever …. “BE I’ve written about today’s topic before.

In Unusual Times, Replace the Usual Customer Service Phrases

Contact Center Pipeline

On a typical day, most customers will understand what you mean even if you use less-than-graceful words when you speak or write. For example, lots of customers dislike the phrase “No problem!” but they’ll look past it if you’re providing great service.

Why Customer Service Is Not an “Entry-Level” Position

Contact Center Pipeline

Phone calls accounted for 99% of customer […]. Agent Development agent compensation agent development agent job profiles agent skills call center contact center customer service skills team leader skills work-from-home skills

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of November 7, 2020

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Five Customer-Service Lessons From the Late Tony Hsieh by Ann-Marie Alcántara. Six Steps for Improving Customer Engagement and Loyalty by Genelle Kunst.

The Employee Factor - Perfecting Your CX From Within

Speaker: Dennis Snow, President, Snow & Associates

Too often, organizations and their CX experts only look at the company's relationship with the customer to look for improvement. While it's essential to creating the perfect customer journey, it's only one aspect. It's time to look within: your employees' relationships with each other, and with the company. This webinar will provide you with strategic tools that can be used to raise the bar of service throughout your organization.