August, 2022

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6 Benefits of Real-Time Speech Analytics Contact Centers Cannot Ignore

Provana

Real-time speech analytics technology has tremendous potential to transform any collections-focused call center from the inside out. Read all benefits here

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4 Voice of the Customer (VoC) methodologies to gain valuable insights

Callminer

VoC insight is crucial for organizations to increase growth rates and achieve business milestones. Read on to learn four methodologies for measuring omnichannel customer experiences.

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Chatbot vs Live Chat: Can They Work Together in Harmony?

HelpCrunch

Picture your most turbulent day. You’re bogged down with this totally nonsense issue, customer requests keep stocking up in the live chat, and there’s no sign of the ending. I don’t know about you, but [ … ]. The post Chatbot vs Live Chat: Can They Work Together in Harmony? appeared first on HelpCrunch blog.

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4 Ways to Provide Personalized Customer Service

Kayako

The lockdowns and aftermath of the 2020 global pandemic spiked growth in e-commerce sales as brick-and-mortar stores and restaurants closed their doors. Meetings and classrooms shifted to Zoom almost overnight. The pandemic pushed late adopters into new ways of shopping and interacting. Today even as people are returning to stores, the share of purchasing due to eCommerce continues to increase steadily. eMarketer estimates that by 2024 almost 20% of total retail sales will be via eCommerce, and

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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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What Mixed Signals Do You Send Your Customers?

ShepHyken

Then I read Jan Carlzon’s book, Moments of Truth, many years ago. It was one of the most powerful customer service and experience books at the time, and the content aligned perfectly with my idea of creating Moments of Magic for our customers. Carlzon’s definition of the Moment of Truth was: . Anytime a customer comes into contact with a business, however remote, they have an opportunity to form an impression. .

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3 Call Center Monitoring Best Practices You Must Know

Provana

With call recording and call center monitoring in place, you can identify areas where your teams are doing well and where you need improvement

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101 statistics on patient experience, satisfaction, billing and more

Callminer

In the modern healthcare industry, quality patient experiences are more important than ever. Continue reading to discover 101 statistics on patient experience, satisfaction, billing, and more.

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Managing the Human Element

Contact Center Pipeline

I can’t underplay the extent and severity of the cyber threats that we all face. Verizon’s latest Data Breach Investigations Report states that 85% of tracked breaches involved a human element, and contact centers have become a front line of engagement between sophisticated threat actors, and the cybersecurity and fraud organizations opposing them. The information […].

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Awesome You’re Not. You’re a Gigantic Failure as a Manager

Steve DiGioia

That’s a pretty harsh statement, I know. But hear me out… Chris can’t seem to get along with Susan. Kevin always comes in late. Derrick, well, he’s just a poor performer. And, Donna, seems to make everything about race, harassment, or favoritism. Face it, you’ve got a dismal group of employees. They’re bad and many need to go.

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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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Seven Ways to Handle Abusive Customers (And One Way Not To)

ShepHyken

No employee should be treated poorly by customers. . I feel bad for the people who work at the airport luggage office. The office is usually next to the baggage carousel, and the airline employees who work there interact with one passenger after another, all with the same complaint: My luggage is lost! . Nobody ever goes into that office to say, “Thank you, my luggage is here.

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AI Is Just Opinions Written In Code

Beyond Philosophy

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is such a promising technology. It’s so exciting that I worry a little that people treat it like magic. However, it could be that magic is the wrong word. Instead, it could be the same old human biases coming out in ones and zeroes but given a new authority it might not have earned. We discussed this on a recent podcast with our guest, Broderick Turner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Marketing at Virginia Tech.

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Creating a framework for digital transformation

Eptica

Date: Friday, August 5, 2022 Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager Creating a framework for digital transformation. Published on: August 05, 2022. Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager A lot has been said about the importance of digital transformation in business today, including in customer experience. But many transformations fail to deliver the benefits they promised.

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Can technology help organisations meet the recent FCA Consumer Duty requirements?

Callminer

With the introduction of the FCA's new Customer Duty requirements, brands must take an active stance toward assisting and protecting financially vulnerable customers.

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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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Changing the Business Experience

Contact Center Pipeline

The focus of conversations about customer experiences (CXs) has generally been on the consumer, namely business-to-consumer (B2C) or B2C CX. But the B2C experiences are, to a considerable extent, driven by the business-to-business (B2B) customer experiences (B2B CX). Ones that occur in long and complex supply chains that include retailers, wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers, resource extraction, […].

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Coming Up at HubSpot INBOUND: Integrating Voice with Your CRM

aircall

As proud sponsors of HubSpot INBOUND 2022, we’ll be packing our bags and heading to Boston to learn best practices, tips, and more from thought leaders in marketing, sales, customer success, and RevOps. . Before we go, we wanted to give you a sneak peek into our session hosted by Madelyn DePrey , Aircall’s Senior Director of Customer Success for North America.

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Three Simple Ways to Get Customers to Trust You

ShepHyken

Think of the brands or companies you enjoy doing business with the most. What is it that makes you want to come back? Here are a few possible reasons: . The product does what it is supposed to do. . They have great customer service. . They provide a great overall customer experience. . You like the employees. . The salesperson is knowledgeable and helpful. .

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What Is Your Personality Type, and How Does This Affect Your Success?

Beyond Philosophy

In the book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking , Susan Cain makes the case that the world values extroverts but that introverts also have strengths that people should not overlook. Furthermore, Cain thinks introverted personalities also have much to offer the world. Today, we discuss personality and try to correct imbalances placed on one type of personality over another.

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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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6 Moves to Overcome Telecom Management Pressures  ?

Avoxi

6 Moves to Overcome Telecom Management Pressures It’s easy to say that being a modern-day telecommunications leader looks vastly different than it did just five years ago. Widely due to disruptive events including the pandemic and software developer shortage, you’ve had to become accustomed to wearing a variety of hats the role previously didn’t require. … The post 6 Moves to Overcome Telecom Management Pressures ?

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B2B Customer Journey Touchpoints CS Teams Need To Plan For

Totango

B2B Customer Journey Touchpoints: A Guide for CS Teams. B2B customer journey touchpoints mark the roadmap toward successful outcomes for clients and CS teams. By charting the points in your SaaS customers’ journeys, you can plan how to deliver clients’ desired outcomes and satisfying experiences that promote subscription renewals and higher revenue.

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DaaS to the Desktops

Contact Center Pipeline

This past year’s holiday shopping season and ensuing post-holiday calls to customer service were among the most challenging that contact centers have ever endured. A recent Gallup poll showed that 60% of shoppers were unable to get a product because of the supply chain shortage—an issue that usually ended up with customers speaking with contact […].

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5 Ways to Maintain Quality While Scaling Customer Support

aircall

When it comes to running a successful business, growth is inevitable. It’s a surefire sign that you’re doing things right, providing a high standard of customer service quality , and delivering a product people want. . But for some companies, scaling can be scary. When everything is going so well, it feels like the last thing you want to do is change it.

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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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Amazing Business Radio: Zhecho Dobrev

ShepHyken

The Value of Emotional Attachment in the Customer Experience. Don’t Overlook the Value of Emotions . Shep Hyken interviews Zhecho Dobrev, leading principal consultant at Beyond Philosophy and author of The Big Miss: How Organizations Overlook the Value of Emotions. He shares how emotions and customer relationships affect buying decisions. Top Takeaways: Customer loyalty is based on the customer’s emotional connection with the company.

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The World Is Going Crazy

Beyond Philosophy

I posted on LinkedIn recently that the world is going mad (or crazy, depending on which side of the pond you read this). I did it to see if I was becoming a grumpy old man or if others had noticed this too. It turns out I am not alone in my assessment. Many of my followers weighed in with their own experiences that tell a truth that is hard to swallow, the world has changed for good, but it’s not good for customers.

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Launch a Citizen Development Program in Four Easy Steps?

Avoxi

Launch a Citizen Development Program in Four Easy Steps Citizen developers are business users who have little to no coding experience but have the ability to build internal applications and softwares with little oversight using IT-approved technologies. And this quickly growing trend just might impact the IT field as we know it forever. With the… The post Launch a Citizen Development Program in Four Easy Steps?

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How Contact Center Quality Monitoring Benefits the Healthcare Industry

The Northridge Group

The Contact Center is increasingly serving as the face of a company for customers. Contact center associates are often the only people within a company that most customers will ever get the chance to interact with. As such, they are often on the receiving end of customer frustrations, but they also have the opportunity to make the company look great – a daunting responsibility!

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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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Coaching Security and Compliance

Contact Center Pipeline

A call comes into my line at 5:50 pm, just 10 minutes before the call center closes, I do my greeting, and the caller requests to change his grandmother’s health plan selection. Assuming that he is an authorized representative on file, I request the caller verify the necessary HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) […].

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Why contact centres must focus more in First Contact Resolution

Eptica

Date: Friday, August 19, 2022 Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager Why contact centres must focus more in First Contact Resolution. Published on: August 19, 2022. Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager Customers want their queries answered accurately without having to make contact more than once. That makes achieving high First Contact Resolution (FCR) rates vital to the overall customer experience.

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Guest Post: Agents Are the Answer: Empower Your Workforce to Improve Customer Experience and Reduce Attrition

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Cassidy McDonnell, Creative Solutions Manager at Balto Software , a company that helps agents live on the call to analyze what’s working and scale best practices in real-time. She shares how organizations can improve employee engagement and customer satisfaction. It’s time to call the customer service line: you dial a number, click through the pre-recorded options, and find yourself humming along to the surprisingly pleasant hold music when, before you know it,

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