April, 2020

CX Now: What Is Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Why Is It More Important Than Ever?

bold360 Blog

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues, customer experience (CX) is experiencing a double-whammy. On the customer side, there’s a higher volume of need and more urgency around getting those needs met fast.

The Impact of Incentives on Consumer Behavior

Beyond Philosophy

Organizations use lots of incentives to encourage specific behaviors. The idea is that people will change behavior because of the monetary element of incentives. However, these incentives could be doing a lot more than that, which can have beautiful or terrible effects on your customer-driven growth.

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What is voice feedback and how can you generate customer insights from it?

Lumoa

What is voice feedback? With modern technologies available today, such as speech-to-text and artificial intelligence it’s possible to automatically generate insights from calls. In this article, we'll explain what voice feedback is and how to generate customer insights from it.

Security Checklist for Remote Customer Support Agents

UJET

With more and more support agents either currently working from home or transitioning into a remote environment, a customer support organization leveraging cloud contact center software can provide laptops to remote agents or have agents access the platform through an installed application or internet browser on their own computer.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

How to Build & Maintain Customer Trust During Covid-19

360Connext

Trust is a critical part of any relationship. We build relationships when we trust the other party, and when we’ve built enough trust with them. Little moments can build or break down trust quickly. Has this ever happened to you?

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Multiexperience Strategy: The New Apex of the Customer Journey

TechSee

The average U.S. household currently contains 11 connected devices , and as that number grows in the coming years, driven largely by the rollout of 5G, the challenge for enterprises is twofold. On the one hand, they need to deliver the products and services consumers want in multiple formats.

3 Quick Tips for the Things That Will Go Wrong with Remote Workers

Myra Golden Media

In 1999 everybody was worried about Y2K. Will our computers boot up? Can we pay our employees? Will cars start? Do we have enough toilet paper?

The 15 Essential Customer Success Metrics & KPIs (How to Measure & Improve Them)

ProProfs Blog

Customers always have so many options in the market to choose their desired product or service. But what about the business owners? “Do Do they get the opportunity to choose as well?”. No, they obviously don’t. If anything, you have a specific target audience who finds your services relevant.

9 Effective Ways to Handle Call Spikes in a Crisis

Fonolo

At the risk of blowing our own trumpet, we’ve been hammering on about the necessity of preparing to handle call spikes for years now. No matter what you do as a contact center manager, there’s always going to be something you didn’t prepare for. It could be a freak weather event.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

6 Ways to Keep Your WFH Agents Productive

Serenova

Now that your contact center agents are safely working from home, it’s time to focus on the business of managing and coaching to ensure productivity. Motivating agents and helping them stay productive is possible—and critical—during this crisis and for long-term success once it’s behind us.

AI is a CX sidekick, not a replacement for people

Tethr

If you’re a CX professional fearful of losing your job to artificial intelligence, you aren’t alone. It’s a common belief that emerging tech is coming to steal the jobs of humans—particularly those in the CX field.

How Do You Really Know If You’re Doing a Good Job?

ShepHyken

I could have titled this article “Box of Donuts Research,” but you would have no idea what that means. I’ll explain in a moment. There are plenty of ways to get feedback. You can survey customers over the phone, via email, in focus groups and more. You can get objective and subjective feedback.

CCM: Automating Customer Satisfaction

Topdown

Originally developed to help companies streamline, if not to altogether automate, transactional printing, CCM ( customer communication management ) has matured over the nearly 40 years since its inception. Today, the shift in automated communications continues from print to digital channels.

Vanilla Conversations: A Virtual Conference on May 19-21

Communities are important. They help us learn, grow, share and most importantly, connect—which is especially important during these difficult times. But creating great communities that serve this purpose, or any purpose, can be difficult to perfect, even for the seasoned community manager or enterprise organization. That's why we've created The Virtual Community Expo. Join Vanilla Forums for their free 3 day expo, where you'll hear from nearly 30 speakers on all things that matter in the community space. We can't meet in person, and so, this is where the conversation continues.

6 SaaS Customer Retention Best Practices

Totango

In customer retention, every engagement counts. There is no final effort in the days and weeks leading up to an anniversary that can overcome a poor relationship in the months prior. Rather, customer retention for SaaS enterprises is a result of the customer experience.

The Emotional Trigger That Influences Your Customers’ Minds

Beyond Philosophy

We have a mirror that has been resting against the wall in our garage for the last five years. I want to give it away, but my wife Lorraine keeps saying, “No, we’ll sell that. It’s a nice mirror.”. It is a lovely mirror. But we aren’t going to get that much for it. Still, there it sits.

How to Support and Engage Your Remote Call Center Team

Fonolo

Now, more than ever, your call center agents need your support. According to remote work strategist Laurel Farrer , it typically takes six to 12 weeks for a smooth transition from on-site to remote work — that’s under normal circumstances.

5 Effective Tips For Approaching Difficult Customer Conversations

Nicereply

Tough conversations are a part of life and in business, it’s no different. But tough customer conversations can be just that – tough. In customer service, you’re bound to come across a difficult situation or two. People have bad days, get confused, and things go wrong.

Get More Value from Contact Center Performance

This whitepaper has provided some suggestions for KPIs that you may want to use. Once you’ve chosen your KPIs, make sure that you’ve communicated the importance of these metrics to all employees in your contact center, as well as how you expect them to be achieved.

Customer Retention Strategies That Work in Uncertain Times

Totango

Change is one of the few constants in life, especially in business. Enterprises that are able to adapt to change will be able to withstand not only the small fluctuations of everyday operations, but also sudden major disruptions.

The State of CX Teams: 5 Learnings From Our Peer Survey

GetFeedback

We surveyed 180 CX professionals to dig into challenges, opportunities, and the state of CX teams. Reports

Put Some Fun Into Serious Business

ShepHyken

The other day I was talking to my friend and fellow customer experience (CX) expert, Dan Gingiss. He shared how he’s seen businesses take something that is either really boring or very serious—or both—and make them entertaining. He gave a great example.

Remote Agent Online Customer Service Skills Boot Camp

Myra Golden Media

It’s not unlike having your firstborn away at college. Your child is in the dorm and on her own. For eighteen years, you’ve prepared her for adulthood. But you worry. Is she making friends? Will she be safe at parties and with alcohol? Can she juggle classwork with fun?

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

The Impact of Altruism on a Servant Leadership Culture

Contact Center Pipeline

Servant leadership is the backbone of many leadership development programs today.

Pandemic Behavior Explained: The Good and The Bad

Beyond Philosophy

We here at Beyond Philosophy want to start by saying we hope you and your family are safe. These times are unprecedented, and no one is sure what to expect. We feel it, and we know you are feeling it, too. We are, as they say, in this together.

3 BELIEFS YOU MUST UNDERSTAND

Victor Midgley

I typically start my seminars with a quote from one of my mentors, Jim Rhone. He would ask; “who’s plan are you buying? Who’s got you talked into doing what you are doing?” Another of my most respected mentors, Bob Proctor, in his book, “You Were Born Rich” made this […

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Navigating through turbulent seas

Peter Lavers

By Mark Hollyoake and Peter Lavers. Leadership trust is driven by positive intentions that are translated, communicated and demonstrated to the people that turn them into reality.

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The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.