April, 2022

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Guest Post: Find Ways for Artificial Intelligence to Benefit Customers

ShepHyken

This week, we feature an article by David Meerman Scott adapted from the new 8th edition of The New Rules of Marketing and PR to be released on May 3, 2022. He shares how organizations can use data and AI-powered tools to benefit customers. As I write this, I’m using web-based artificial intelligence (AI) transcription software called Otter to help me turn recorded audio interviews into a text transcription.

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5 Rules of How to Effectively Target Your Critical Customers

Beyond Philosophy

Marketers want to target specific customers to get them to buy their product or service. However, different customers want different things delivered in different ways—and for different reasons. So, with all these differences, how do you find the customers that want the same things and target them the same way? The answer is in customer segmentation, and we have five rules to share on how to segment properly.

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Detecting customer emotions with CallMiner

Callminer

Detecting emotions is hard. It is hard for machines because it is hard for humans. Read this blog to learn why it is so hard and why the CallMiner platform is one of the leaders in the space.

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5 Tips for Being More Transparent with Your Customers

CX Accelerator

I can remember it well. I was in charge of a contact center a few jobs ago and we were having our second outage in as many days. After service had been restored, I got a call from a customer. It just so happened to be from a customer to whom I had issued a service credit just a day earlier in hopes of restoring his confidence in our company. Hearing of his disappointment for the second day in a row, I fumbled around in my managerial bag of tricks for the right words to say along with the appropr

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Strategic CX: A Deep Dive into Voice of the Customer Insights for Clarity

Speaker: Nicholas Zeisler, CX Strategist & Fractional CXO

The first step in a successful Customer Experience endeavor (or for that matter, any business proposition) is to find out what’s wrong. If you can’t identify it, you can’t fix it! 💡 That’s where the Voice of the Customer (VoC) comes in. Today, far too many brands do VoC simply because that’s what they think they’re supposed to do; that’s what all their competitors do.

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Executive Interview with LumenVox Founder & CEO Edward Miller

Contact Center Pipeline

What exciting times for our industry. Voice technology has come such a long way and according to my interview with Edward Miller, the Founder and CEO of LumenVox, we still have so much opportunity ahead with speech software. I love his vision for speech and voice biometrics in our contact centers. Q. What makes LumenVox […].

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The Day I Became a Customer Service Expert and Two Important Lessons?

ShepHyken

“Find a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” . This line has been credited to Confucius, Mark Twain, Mark Anthony and others. Anyone who finds what they love to do at work, either through a passion, hobby, interest, a random job they end up loving, or some defining moment is lucky. That makes me one of the lucky ones. Just out of college I started my career as a customer service expert.

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Our Customers Are Always Complaining About Our Prices. What Do We Do?

Beyond Philosophy

On a recent podcast, one of our listeners contacted us with a Business Pickle with which he wanted our help. Peter Harvey is in a Business-to-Business (B2B) organization. Their offering does not have the lowest price, and they have no plans to lower it. However, their customers keep complaining. Peter wanted to know what we thought he should do. Since price is something that can seldom be low enough, I figured some of you face the same issues, and I would share our advice here with you.

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EX and CX: The twin powers of a successful business

Myra Golden Media

How closely are the employee and customer experience related? Very. Today, it’s becoming clear that you can’t have one without another. Happy, engaged employees help create great customer experiences that lead to greater customer engagement, satisfaction, and ongoing loyalty. Recently I sat down with Momentive, Inc to explore some of the challenges facing employees, how companies can create better employee experiences, and how doing so creates a much better customer experience.

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QUI QUOTE: Nobody raves about a company that meets customer expectations.

Bill Quiseng

QUI QUOTE: Nobody raves about a company that meets customer expectations. When you are working in customer service, you have been happy that your customers leave satisfied. You have sold them a product or service that meets their wants or needs. Or you solved their problem for them. You were happy because, in the end, you met their expectations and they were satisfied.

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The Open CCaaS Advantage Report

Over the next 12 months, what do you think will have the biggest impact on your CX automation efforts? When asked the same question, only 10% of CX leaders surveyed by Verint chose telephony. It’s no longer the engagement channel leading CCaaS conversations. The customer engagement challenges facing organizations have changed – so a new approach is needed.

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The New Normal: Navigating Change, Disruption

Contact Center Pipeline

The events of 2020 have shown us how everything can change practically overnight. Most people are now accepting that change will continue to happen. The ability to navigate and execute in an era of sustained change and disruption will then be the overarching contact center objective in 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the shift to […].

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Cyara + Botium: What this Exciting New Partnership Means for You

Cyara

An Acquisition that Made Perfect Sense. Artificial intelligence is evolving rapidly, and it’s changing the way customers and businesses interact on every level. As more of these interactions move online, automated chatbots are becoming a mainstay in industries of all kinds. What was once a quirky, clunky novelty is now an essential component of your business’s customer experience.

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How to Deal with Customer Complaints: The Perfect Thing to Say

ShepHyken

There are many ways to deal with complaints or angry customers. I’ve written a number of articles on the different ways to do so, and today I want to add an excellent technique. . The idea is to say something that lets the customer know you understand the problem, you’re in sync with their concerns, and you empathize with their frustration, anger or whatever emotion they’re exhibiting.

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New job in customer experience? Do this on the first 90 days

GetFeedback

Expert guidance on how to tackle the first three months in your new CX leadership role, by Jeannie Walters.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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How can you reduce contact centre response times?

Eptica

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager How can you reduce contact centre response times? Published on: April 19, 2022. Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager They say patience is a virtue. But not in customer service. Most consumers today want their queries turned around as quickly as possible, without having to wait.

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How to Use Visual Collaboration to Create Winning Customer Experiences

Totango

When it comes to creating winning customer experiences, consistency is key. Your customers should experience the same level of quality from your company at each stage of their journey and from each department in your organization. However, you can’t provide valuable and consistent experiences with disconnected systems and siloed teams. You need a shared space that allows for visual collaboration across departments so everyone can stay up-to-date and on the same page.

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Reducing Total Cost of Ownership with Unified Communications?

Avoxi

Reducing Total Cost of Ownership with Unified Communications A robust, integrated, and unified communications solution can really provide for your business, including cost-saving advantages. Reducing your company's total cost of ownership not only helps your bottom line but can improve ROI through productive conversations. See how below. Talk is cheap, but a solid communications infrastructure… The post Reducing Total Cost of Ownership with Unified Communications?

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FAQ Chatbot: Definition, Types, and Use Cases

HelpCrunch

Customers’ expectations have changed. Today 82% of users expect an immediate response from brands, and around 73% of customers prefer to get their questions answered via live chat as it’s the most satisfactory form of [ … ]. The post FAQ Chatbot: Definition, Types, and Use Cases appeared first on HelpCrunch blog.

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Contact Center Dialers Demystified

Dive into the realm of contact center dialers with our infographic! Explore the various types – Preview, Predictive, Automatic, and Progressive Dialers – and unravel their roles in boosting call center performance.

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Customer Service Is More Important Than Price

ShepHyken

“Is customer service more important than price?” . That’s exactly what we asked more than 1,000 consumers in our customer service research. The response was that 58% said, “Yes.” And just to make sure, we asked a similar question later in the survey, “Would you pay more if you knew you would receive great customer service?” Once again, 58% said, “Yes.” .

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The CX leader handbook

GetFeedback

Learn how to find the right customer experience job, thrive as a leader, and strategically plan for the future.

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How are banks meeting changing customer service needs?

Eptica

Date: Monday, April 11, 2022 Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager How are banks meeting changing customer service needs? Published on: April 11, 2022. Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager Delivering the right customer experience in financial services has never been more vital – or more difficult. Companies need to meet the requirements of multiple demographics and deliver reassurance across multiple channels.

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How AI can benefit your customer service in 2022

Nicereply

AI became the go-to word in meeting rooms when teams spoke about innovation since 2020. Recently, AI impact (not only in customer service) has been so high that the global AI market value might reach $267 billion by 2027. Some people think AI may harm industries since it could take over human tasks. However, using technology to perform repetitive tasks better allows us to evolve human effort.

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The New GTM Playbook: 18 Ways to Future-Proof Your Sales Team

Longer sales cycles. Increasingly discerning buyers. More meetings. Intensifying competition. Economic uncertainty. Go-to-market teams of every size, in every industry, are grappling with these challenges firsthand. Thankfully, there’s an answer. We’ve developed an entirely new way for GTM leaders to identify and execute proven, data-driven strategies that drive revenue.

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SMS Strategy Delivers A Complete Global Brand Experience?

Avoxi

SMS Strategy Delivers A Complete Global Brand Experience People love to text. It’s a way of life for 5 billion people around the world. And while SMS is becoming a fundamental part of the customer experience, a surprisingly small number of companies are capitalizing on this communication channel. In a recent AVOXI survey, that number… The post SMS Strategy Delivers A Complete Global Brand Experience?

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Qualitative Research in Customer Experience: When it’s better than Quantitative

Satrix Solutions

Is your company thinking about: • Changing your customer service or support model? • Refining your product offering? • Developing a new solution? • Evolving your messaging and positioning? These are just a few common examples of the types of decisions that can have a profound impact on a company’s ability to retain, acquire, or expand customer engagements.

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Guest Post: Predictions for Customer Behaviors and Digital CX Trends in 2022

ShepHyken

This week, we feature an article by Arvind Kumar, head of product marketing at Zonka Feedback , an all-in-one customer feedback and survey management software. He writes about the future of digital customer experience and explores the CX predictions and trends for 2022. Digital Marketing and purchasing have grown to a large extent over a couple of years.

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Solvvy Offers Personalized Workflows to Struggling Parents

Solvvy

Building on the continued commercial success of our powerful Conversational AI for top online brands and marketplaces, Solvvy is pleased to announce that our no-code Workflow Builder and Omnichannel routing is now available to parents with children who might need an extra ‘nudge’ to stay on task. . “We conducted extensive field research on this topic,” said S.

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The Innovator’s Guide to the Digital-first Contact Center

In the contact center industry, first-generation digital channels like email and web chat have seen significant adoption, along with video chat and co-browsing capabilities. However, customers are rapidly moving beyond these channels, seeking next-generation options. Social platforms are now becoming mainstream contact center channels. Download this guide today to learn how to help your business adapt to this evolving landscape and leverage the power of next-generation digital customer service.

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Four ways to avoid customers having to repeat themselves

Eptica

Date: Monday, April 4, 2022 Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager Four ways to avoid customers having to repeat themselves. Published on: April 04, 2022. Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager When customers reach out to a contact centre, they want to feel their time is being valued. Which is why they hate having to repeat information, every time they are transferred to another agent or to another channel.

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Six Best NPS Software Solutions for 2022

Totango

The number of NPS software providers has proliferated as the importance of tracking Net Promoter Score (NPS) has been realized by a growing number of enterprises. This raises the question, how do you find the best NPS software solutions? In this guide, we’ll help you tackle this issue. First, we’ll cover what NPS software is and what features are important so that you know what to look for when selecting a solution.

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5 Skills and Traits Every Call Center Leader Should Have

Fonolo

What comes to mind when you think of the ideal call center leader? Organized? Professional? Inspiring? While those are certainly beneficial, the right candidate needs a lot more than that to make it as a successful call center leader. If you want your agents to consistently meet company goals, you must invest in the right leaders, including managers and supervisors.