October, 2021

5 Rules That Absolutely Build Customer Loyalty

Beyond Philosophy

Loyalty is one of the most overused phrases in business today. To most companies, it invariably means “customers give us all their money.” ” But that is not what loyalty is. So, today we’re going to talk about the five rules that will build customer loyalty.

Should We Expect WOW Service?

Steve DiGioia

I dropped my car off at the dealership the other day for a minor repair. I didn’t know what to expect since this is my first time using them. Two hours later I got the call that it was ready to be picked up. How wonderful this was. The repair was done quickly and soon I’d “be back on the road”.

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Turning Lessons from the Past into a Blueprint for the Future-Proofed Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

In 1918, calls were coming in faster than customer service workers could manage. A global pandemic was driving people to rely on technology instead of interacting face-to-face. That increased reliance on technology placed an extraordinary burden on the shoulders of customer service workers.

Customer Service Week Day 3!

Myra Golden Media

Oh, wow! Day 3 of Customer Service Week was fun! I shared ten super-energizers that are fantastic for Customer Service Week and beyond! If you missed the live event, no worries. We’ve got you covered with the replay below. Join us at 9am ET tomorrow live! Customer Experience Design

AI Insights Playbook––Understand Your Customer Experience To Improve It

The biggest challenge facing Contact Centers is understanding what customers expect. With today’s changing customer expectations, dynamic market realities and aggressive competitors, organizations must understand where they are successful and where they fall short. Download this eBook to learn how you can improve your customer experience with the help of Artificial Intelligence.

How to Ensure Business Continuity in the UK Fuel Crisis

TechSee

With drivers queued up for hours waiting for petrol and station after station simply out of fuel, Britain’s fuel crisis is making headlines.

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5 Rules That Absolutely Build Customer Loyalty

Beyond Philosophy

A lot of the behavioral sciences can feel intimidating. However, it doesn’t have to be. The Five Rules Podcast Series is our attempt at giving you an easy entry point into the complex and messy world of Behavioral Science.

Job Seekers Must Remember This – Tip #35

Steve DiGioia

The only reason a business hires someone is that they have a job that needs to be done and they need someone to do it. If they hire you, you get paid for your efforts. You are not promised lifetime employment, nor do you need to offer it to them.

How to Leverage the Power of an Older and Younger Workforce (and Why You Should)

Contact Center Pipeline

Everyone knows the workplace is now dominated by millennials, with Generation Z close at their heels. But that doesn’t mean baby boomers (or Generation X employees, for that matter) are leaving anytime soon.

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Customer Service Week Surprise From Salesforce – Unboxing!

Myra Golden Media

My son brought in an enormous box from Salesforce Service Cloud 360 full of goodies! Watch me unbox that surprise here. servicetrailblazers #customerserviceweek [link]. Oh, my gosh! This is amazing! . Customer Experience Design

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Be the Customer

Bill Quiseng

As a customer service professional, you have been told by your supervisor to interact with all customers as if they are the customer persona. Of course, it is easier to have one of your customer personas. A persona is the general image of customer personalities.

BPO Call Center: 6 Questions & How-To Implement

Shannon Keown

BPO is a common acronym in the call center world. It stands for business process outsourcing, a term used to describe the hiring of a third-party to complete a business operation

How to Train Your Call Center Agents to Exercise Empathy

Fonolo

Emotional intelligence has always been a hot topic in the customer service world.

25 ways to improve call center efficiency

Callminer

Read this blog for tips on how to increase call center efficiency and improve your business's image in the eyes of your customers

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

Boosting Business Prospects with the Physical Multichannel

Contact Center Pipeline

The closure of non-essential shops, remote working and online social gatherings has been the norm for over a year.

What do you do when a customer threatens self-harm?

Myra Golden Media

People in my workshops ask, “What do I say when a customer threatens suicide?” ” Customers in distress are stressful for customer support teams. When customers threaten self-harm or harm to others, they’ve taken the interaction outside the boundary of sincere conversation.

2020 - The Year (NOT!) Everything Changed

CCNG

We’ve all heard how 2020 is the year everything changed. Well, what if a story about a Tex-Mex restaurant in Dallas highlights how NOT everything changed?

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How to Improve Brand Reputation with a Telephone

Chris Fain

Telephone answering services do more than answer calls. At least, they should. When an agent answers a call, you want them to be an extension of your business. A good agent answers any questions that come in the way you prefer

Driving Business Value with Contact Center and UC Integration

With the growth of hybrid work models and work from home, one thing is more important than ever: integration. But, how are companies leveraging it - both technically and operationally? In this whitepaper, you’ll get in-depth insight into how companies are utilizing integrated platforms in their day-to-day operations, and which success metrics they are measuring. Download your copy now to discover how companies are future-proofing their contact centers as they adapt to remote and hybrid workforces.

Is Customer Experience Dying? The Pioneers of CX Discuss

Beyond Philosophy

Is Customer Experience dying? Maybe it is. At the very least, Customer Experience is dying as we know it.

How much AI is ‘real’ in CallMiner? All of it.

Callminer

The question should be, “does one company do that better or more powerfully than the competition?” For CallMiner, our solution, with a logical blend of AI and heuristics, is the best on the market

Record it All: Unlocking the Value Within Voice Data

Contact Center Pipeline

There are more ways than ever for customers to interact with a company—from chatbots to text, email and even social media. But despite the rise of new digital communication channels, voice still reigns as king when it comes to sales and customer support.

Actually Useful Telephone Advice

Myra Golden Media

Several people have written in looking for help to improve the friendliness factor in phone calls. They reach out to me because they’ve gotten feedback or a warning from a supervisor that if they don’t turn things around, their jobs could be in jeopardy.

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

Evaluating Your Contact Center Disciplines

CCNG

Every contact center or customer experience leader comes to that fork in the road where you have to conduct a self-assessment with that perennial question “How good are we?”

A New Reality For Customer Experiences And

Mandy Reed

Several months ago, I was part of a conversation on LinkedIn about the need for marketing to be more audience-focused than brand-focused. Immediately, a quote attributed to Theodore Roosevelt came to mind: "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care

Is Customer Experience Dying? The Three Pioneers of The Movement Debate

Beyond Philosophy

Back in 1994, Steve Jobs introduced a concept at an Apple conference: that the design of their products should begin at the desired Customer Experience and work backward from there.

Omnichannel customer service: Tips for great experiences

Callminer

Getting omnichannel customer service right involves balancing myriad moving parts. This blog shares what makes omnichannel customer service important and how you can master it.

AI-Enabled Agent Quality Assessments Optimize Contact Center Performance

Quality Assurance is a major challenge for contact centers today. With up to 95% of customer interactions going unreviewed, many organizations are relying on a small sample of data to coach and evaluate their agents. AI-enabled agent quality assessments transcribe and analyze almost all agent-customer interaction recordings, leading to more comprehensive, consistent and unbiased agent evaluations and MUCH better CX. Find out how by downloading the whitepaper today!

Looking Good: An Amateur’s Guide to Zoom Success

Contact Center Pipeline

I am taking liberties with Zoom’s brand name, as it appears that the masses use the word Zoom as a noun, referring to video meetings in general. This is true even when using Teams, Skype, Webex, etc., and so it shall be here. We have all spent an enormous amount of time in Zoom meetings […].

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Customer Service Week Day 4!

Myra Golden Media

I seriously love this week! Today in my session, I focused on helping customer service leaders nurture themselves. And then, in the afternoon, my son brought in an enormous box from Salesforce Service Cloud 360 full of goodies! Watch me unbox that surprise here.

What Soft Skills are Important in a Call Center?

Fonolo

Call center agents do much more than answer the phone. To achieve their performance goals , agents must be excellent problem solvers, expert rapport builders, and highly empathetic to the challenges of their customers. That’s why soft skills are so important in this line of work.