November, 2019

Top Tips for Successful B2B Customer Communication

inSided

Good communication is vital if you want to improve your company’s bottom line and grow your business. When you communicate well with customers, your chances of success in business increase exponentially.

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The Making of a Contact Center Superagent

Contact Center Pipeline

The universal agent is certainly not a new concept for contact centers. Next-available agent routing models have long relied on the use of experienced agents who have been cross-trained to handle a wide variety of call types, from technical support to billing to sales.

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4 Good Reasons to Kill Email-Based Customer Support

Customer Service Life

Image by rawpixel from Pixabay. This article was originally published on CustomerThink.com on August 23, 2019. Click here to read the original. I recently sat with a group of customer service leaders who declared that email support was dead for their company.

Call Center Metrics: Examples, Tips & Best Practices

Callminer

An efficient call center operation hinges on the ability of management to identify flaws in their systems and practices as well as execute improvement plans to fix these quickly.

Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

Transform your contact center to build relationships with your customers that will last a lifetime.

7 Ways An Answering Service Can Grow Your Business

A Better Answer

If your customer calls are becoming so frequent that you can’t keep up, it’s time to expand your business to meet your growing demand. You’ll need to implement some kind of call center to handle your customer calls allowing you to focus on core tasks.

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The Top 3 Signs Your Support Team Needs Knowledge-Centered Support

Guru

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A new customer support manager walks into the office on her first day. She’s excited because from the interviews she had with the director, it seems like this team really knows how to solve tickets, and they just need a few small tweaks to get their CSAT scores up.

Five Steps to Finding + Keeping the Right Customers

ConvergeOne

In a previous blog post , we shared how organizations must move toward a customer-centric approach, with a focus on the customer journey as a strategic capability. How, specifically, can you do that? Here are five steps to follow to ensure you find and keep the right customers. Customer Experience

The Remarkable Power of Habit to Transform Customer Behavior

Beyond Philosophy

Some customer habits may be useful for your Customer Experience strategy, and some of them may not. Understanding how customers’ habits form and how to identify them is crucial for Customer Experience.

7 Effective Ways to Collect Customer Feedback through Social Media

GetFeedback

These days, businesses are investing more in perfecting the customer experience. . We are in a customer-centric economy, where customer opinion is held at the highest standard of value. That’s why collecting customer feedback is more important than ever. .

How to Create an Exceptional Customer Experience

Learn 5 actions your organization can take right now to improve the customer experience.

The State of the Onshore USA Call Center

CustomerServ

The US economy is experiencing a record-long expansion with unemployment at the lowest point in 50 years. For most businesses, a growing economy translates into greater prosperity.

Make Contact Center Technology a Strategic Tool

Contact Center Pipeline

I’ve logged a few decades working with hundreds of contact centers. So, here’s one thing I know for sure: Contact center technology can be absolutely transformative.

Bring on the Holiday Rush: Prep Tips for Your Contact Center

NICE inContact

For even more in-depth tips and trends, check out this ICMI article. In just two weeks, the holiday shopping season will be in full swing. No other season impacts so many contact centers across so many markets quite like it.

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How to Define Your CX Strategy and Link it to Execution

McorpCX

Define Your Customer Experience Strategy and Link to Execution.

How AI Can Help

Speaker: Roy Atkinson, Senior Writer Analyst, HDI and ICMI

Workforce Engagement Management has many “moving parts” including onboarding, forecasting, Quality Management, employee recognition, coaching and more. Contact Center managers spend a great deal of their time performing tasks related to engagement, and often don’t have the requisite time to properly prioritize and monitor progress. In addition, the complexity of the work performed in the Contact Center has increased, as customer contacts span many channels. This complexity is currently at a stage where emerging technologies such as AI and Machine Learning can have substantial impact and real ROI.

3 Drivers of U.S. Contact Center Agent Attrition & 1 Cost-effective Solution

Transparent BPO

I consistently hear from contact center professionals that attrition in 2019 is higher than ever, and many new-hire classes intended to accommodate seasonal ramps fall short of recruiting goals. But agent attrition has always been a burden on a company’s bottom line.

How AI Can Make the Holidays Bright

Contact Center Pipeline

The winter holidays aren’t always “the most wonderful time of the year” for the contact center. Time-off requests and spikes in call volume, especially in the retail industry, can bring forecasting and scheduling headaches that rival those induced by too much eggnog at the office party.

The 3 Tactics of Successful B2B Customer Support Phone Calls

TeamSupport

While 90% of business-to-business (B2B) leaders recognize the importance of customer support, fewer than 25% of companies excel at helping their customers. It’s a concerning statistic as B2B markets thrive off long-term relationships with their clients.

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The Value of Using Customer Insights

Lumoa

Every single team within your company can benefit from learning a bit more about your customers and what they’re thinking. In this article, we dive deeper into how different departments benefit from customer insights. Feed generated with FetchRSS

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Straight Talk about Security, Compliance and Reliability in Cloud Communications

The risk is real - every organization recognizes the consequences of inadequate security, compliance and reliability in communications systems. Data breaches make headlines and privacy violations put companies at legal risk, not to mention the very real revenue costs of downtime. In this report, 8x8 shares how they secure data across every step of their communications system - and how you can easily comply with tightening regulations.

Team Leaders: How to Personalize your Agent Training

PlayVox

According to Peppers and Rogers Group , only “65% of companies provide effective tools and training to their agents.” Harris Interactive reports that “.customer customer service agents fail to answer customer questions 50% of the time.”. HR Management for CX CX Culture

10 Facts You Need to Know About Data Security

CSM Magazine

With the cost of cybercrime now exceeding $1 trillion dollars, here are some key facts about data security management. Fact #1: Cyber Attacks are on the Rise. The Internet has changed our lives forever, and most would argue that the change is for the better.

A Dramatic Change Doesn’t Have to Be a Traumatic Change

ShepHyken

The word dramatic is a great word. When you use it to describe changes you make to improve customer service, it has a positive meaning. It sounds like you’re making big changes for the better. However, if you shorten the word to drama , it takes on an entirely different meaning—one that’s negative.

Enhance Your De-escalation Skills On Your Lunch Break – 30-minute training with knowledge checks and simulations

Myra Golden Media

How to Handle Difficult Customers. with a focus on de-escalation). 30-Minute De-escalation Online Class to Help Your Employees Get Angry Customers to Back Down, Even Customers Who Want a Supervisor – with Video Teaching, Simulations, Knowledge Checks, and Practice Interactions.

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.

How to Recruit and Retain Contact Center Talent

Pam Plyler

Ensure your contact center is equipped with the right recruiting, screening, and training processes to boost call center strategies with these three tips

VOE Definition: What is a Verification of Employment (VOE)?

Callminer

Ensuring your company deals with and employs only the best candidates can prove to be a very tricky feat. Although there are many honest applicants to positions and potential commitments, there are, unfortunately, some applicants who are less than trustworthy.

Is Your Contact Center a Fantasyland… Or Not?

Contact Center Pipeline

I am not the biggest fan of Disney, but I have always had a warm spot for Fantasyland. A young friend of mine recently visited Disney World and among his tales of the trip was an expressed enthusiasm for Fantasyland. As I listened to my friend’s story I was reminded of a speech I delivered […].

7 Speech Analytics Mistakes That Can Cost You Big

Call Center Coach

Finding the right Speech Analytics Solution starts with knowing the right questions to ask. It’s also important to know that avoiding Speech Analytics mistakes requires you to know the questions not worth asking.

Transforming Customer Care with AI

Speaker: Laura Bassett, Senior Director Product Marketing, NICE inContact

Gartner predicts that by 2020, 85 percent of customer relationships will be managed without human interaction. We are well on our way and may even hit 90% by next year. With the increase in artificial intelligence tools we see in the marketplace, it’s important to understand how AI is transforming our contact centers. Join our live education session, backed by new independent studies to learn more about: AI: The basics. Why does my contact center need to adopt AI now? Introducing AI in your contact center: where and when. The effect on the Customer Experience. Successful implementation of AI support in your center. Recommendations for your AI superpower pack.

10 Years Ago, Customer Service Was Appreciated—Today, It’s Expected

ShepHyken

It wasn’t that long ago that you would go to a store, dine at a restaurant, do business with a vendor or call a customer support center and notice how good the customer service was. A great service experience stood out. It was noticed. It was a differentiator.

How One CEO Made His Contact Center a Home

Convoso

It’s a familiar scenario. outbound sales Contact Center Culture Work-life balance Remote Sales

The 7 Telltale Signs of a Company NOT Committed to Customers

Beyond Philosophy

The 7 Telltale Signs of a Company NOT Committed to Customers. I discovered many years ago that I could determine whether a company was committed to customers pretty quickly.