Wed.Jan 09, 2019

Handling Irate Customers in the Financial Services Industry

Contact Center Pipeline

“How dare you call my employer to confirm my job status!” “The The mortgage broker said my house was worth more than you think!” “My My credit rating shouldn’t change because I quit my job and started my own business!” Do these customer complaints sound familiar?

Live Chatting: The Future of Customer Service

ChaseData

Call center customer service is changing. As the way we communicate evolves with our ever-changing culture, the way we do business must adapt along with it. Nowhere is this truer than in the call center setting, where communication isn’t just important – it’s the backbone of the entire operation.

Contact Centers? Say Hello to 2019

Fonolo

2018 was a big year for the contact center industry. Major product launches, intriguing acquisitions, new entrants, re-emerging giants. Added to the mix were the frustrating dalliance with AI, the quasi-melding with CRM, the embrace of chatbots, and the rise of RPA. All juicy topics worth exploring.

No Toilet Paper – Is Customer Service Getting Worse?

ShepHyken

Some people claim that customer service is getting worse. I disagree. Customers are getting smarter and expecting more. The customer service “bar” is raised by great companies who teach us what good customer service should be.

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!

How Northridge Performance Coaching Drives Instant Results

The Northridge Group

Consumers are facing an explosion of choices. In the 1990s, the average grocery store carried 7,000 items. Today’s grocery stores carry 40,000 items.

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How Many Phone Lines Do I Need for My Business?

Nextiva

If you’re running a business, chances are you have some sort of phone system in place. At some point you may start considering an upgrade to your phones or perhaps shopping for a new system altogether. As part of this process, you’ll probably be asking yourself, “How many phone lines do I need for my […]. The post How Many Phone Lines Do I Need for My Business? appeared first on Business VoIP, Customer Experience, Sales & Marketing Content - Nextiva Blog.

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Why Hire a Call Center?

TeleDirect

Outsourcing your call center is an increasingly popular option for companies looking to enhance brand awareness, increase customer satisfaction, and broaden their two-way client communication channels.

Outbound Call Centers: From Robocalls to Gamification

Noble Systems

Outbound call centers get a bad rap as people often think of robocalls from companies you may have never heard of, let alone have a relationship with.

How Hiring a Call Center Supports Your Business Goals in 2019

TeleDirect

Did you meet all of your business goals in 2018? Like many companies and enterprises, you probably had a few pleasant surprises – and a few disappointments. Yearly fiscal targets rarely go as planned, but there are a few things you can do for 2019 to meet and exceed your business goals.

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.

Zendesk vs Intercom: the ultimate comparison

HelpCrunch

While doing my research for this article, I’ve not only tested both Intercom and Zendesk myself, but also read a pile of different articles, comparisons, guides, showdowns and all this kind of stuff. I mean, [ … ].

Is Your Focus on You Or Your Customers?

CSM Magazine

We often oversimplify what we believe a customer’s need is, often due to the fact that many organizations view customer needs through an internal lens. Now is the time to refocus on your customers. Because we sell widgets, our customer must need widgets.

Voiance: Language Solutions for IT Customer Support

Voiance

IT providers tend to field a lot of customer support calls; IT seems complicated to outsiders, and that leads to questions. And in 2019, it’s likely that many of those questions won’t be in English. Average Handle Time security Language Services multilingual support phone interpretation

Reviewing 2018 – our top 10 blog posts from the year

Eptica

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Author: Anne-Claire Bellec - Marketing Director Reviewing 2018 – our top 10 blog posts from the year. Published on: January 09, 2019.

The Changing Role of CX Testing in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Diego Lo Giudice and Chad Hendren

With new competition emerging every day, businesses are transforming themselves, and using software as a means to drive differentiation. Digital transformation has become a key initiative for businesses across the globe, and CX is ground zero. Register now for this webinar and hear from Cyara and their guest speaker, Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester, how testing and QA practices are changing to enable and accelerate digital transformation.

Five Trends Shaping The Future Of Customer Experience In 2019

Answer Dash

(This article is first published at Forbes ) Before we get into my fifth annual piece on customer experience predictions, let me introduce myself to new readers.

Common Chatbot Mistakes and How to Overcome Them: Part 2

Bright Pattern

Chatbots were one of the biggest trends of 2018 as customer service leaders jumped to join the latest craze and deploy chabots across popular channels like web chat and Facebook Messenger.

Making the Most with CRM Data in Each Department of Your Company

Calltools

Sales, sales, sales. It’s all about sales with many companies. They have a one-track mind and their customer relationship management software reflects it. When you’re that focused on the bottom line, you actually end up missing out on income-generating opportunities.

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A little less 2019 prediction, a little more customer service action

Rant And Rave

Ah, January: the month of resolutions, crowded gyms, and empty pubs… Plus the inevitable wave of ‘2019 prediction’ blogs, covering everything from politics to design trends. Now, we’re no psychics – but we are a bunch who know a thing or two about customer experience.

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.

Technology Failures That Are Hindering Remote Working

CSM Magazine

A new report lifts the lid on the top issues causing blocks to successful remote working – at a cost estimated to represent as much as $20,000 (£15,800) per worker for some firms.

8 Ways A Better Agent Experience Makes a Better Customer Experience

SharpenCX

You walk into your favorite breakfast spot on Friday morning and slide into your go-to booth. It’s your weekly tradition to kick off your last day of the week with some fuel for your day, served with a side of. Read More.

15 Essential Call Center Metrics Your Business Must Measure

Ameyo

Collecting, analyzing and reporting information regarding the performance of the business is significant for organizational growth. Taking decisions that are critical to the business needs a closer look into each segment. In the customer service industry, businesses must track and improve the essential call center metrics to understand where the business is heading to and […]. The post 15 Essential Call Center Metrics Your Business Must Measure appeared first on Ameyo.

Contact Center 2019: Scalability in Today’s Modern Contact Center

Talkdesk

Early in my career, I spent eight years supervising agents in contact centers. Working in and managing contact centers is not for the faint of heart. Every day is a challenge and seems like you are dealing with fires all day, every day! When I was working as a manager at Novell, one of my biggest challenges was when the marketing team wouldn’t notify us when a new advertising campaign went out. We found out by getting surprised with phone calls that we weren’t prepared for.

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.

Consumer Experiences in The Digital World

Call Experts

The 21st century is all about digital! Most people spend more time online than not. Websites are helping develop connections without the barriers of distance and proximity. As the population on the internet increases, businesses are also increasing efforts to capture audience attention online.

Everything You Need To Know About An Outbound Call Center

Ameyo

Outbound calls effort may take long to reflect in your business if you are not well equipped with the right tools to leverage your outbound calling strategy. Solve your customer’s problems and convert your prospects into leads with a powerful Outbound Call Center Software. Make each call count with the following technologies and embed them […]. The post Everything You Need To Know About An Outbound Call Center appeared first on Ameyo. Outbound call center outbound calling strategy

Enterprise Connect 2019 - $500 Extra Savings on Early Bird Rate Until Jan. 11

Jon Arnold

I don’t write time-sensitive posts often, but if you’re thinking about going to Enterprise Connect in March, this post is for you. The early bird pricing ends this Friday - Jan. 11, and it’s a hefty discount.

Here’s What’s New from December 2018 | Kommunicate Product Updates

kommunicate

We hope you had a great time celebrating the festive season and the new year. Meanwhile, here at Kommunicate, we cooked some interesting features up, fixed a few bugs and improved the overall performance. Here’s to the new year and making customer support smarter and better. ?? For previous versions of Release Notes, head here. Web [.]. The post Here’s What’s New from December 2018 | Kommunicate Product Updates appeared first on Kommunicate Blog. Product updates

Optimizing Customer Experience Data to Drive Business Success

Digital CX is an established practice. It’s time to focus on brick-and-mortar! This eBook covers the impact of CX on location-based businesses and best practices on how feedback is collected and data analytics are turned into insights that drive actionable improvements. Discover new ideas to fuel your business’s top and bottom line!

Is Optimism Dead?

C Space

Is Optimism Dead? As we approach 2020, the future feels less certain than ever for customers. So that’s why we’ve launched Life as a Customer, a window into the worlds of 700 customers, powered by C Space. We share our first findings in this article… Tweet. Bill Alberti.

What’s Cooking at Kommunicate? – Release Notes, December 2018

kommunicate

We hope you had a great time celebrating the festive season and the new year. Meanwhile, here at Kommunicate, we cooked some interesting features up, fixed a few bugs and improved the overall performance. Here’s to the new year and making customer support smarter and better. ?? For previous versions of Release Notes, head here. Web [.]. The post What’s Cooking at Kommunicate? – Release Notes, December 2018 appeared first on Kommunicate Blog. Release Notes

What to look for in a QA Analyst

PlayVox

HR Management for CX