July, 2018

10 chat support job responsibilities: what you need to know about providing live chat support to your customers

UJET

It's Friday. You're queuing up emails for next week's big product announcement when all of a sudden your email service stops working. Customer Experience Multichannel Support Live Chat Customer Support

6 More Ways to Get An Angry Customer to Back Down

Myra Golden Media

Eleven years ago I published my first YouTube video. I called it Top 6 Ways to Get An Angry Customer to Back Down. That little video has gotten more than 2.9 million views. (I I have this old-school video at the bottom the page if you’d like to take a look.).

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A New Golden Rule: How to Make Your Customer Service Better

SharpenCX

Last week, we kicked off a series on the relationship between agent and customer experience. And, last week’s post teased the revelation of a new golden rule to create better customer service. Treat your agents the way you want them to treat your customers. When customers reach out to your agents for support, there is [.]. Read More. The post A New Golden Rule: How to Make Your Customer Service Better appeared first on Sharpen Contact Center Software. Customer Experience

5 Contact Center Training Tips to Boost Efficiency

SharpenCX

Every business wants to improve their customer experience – drop fewer calls, build brand loyalty, and resolve cases faster. That’s why it’s important to have a plan in place to improve your team’s efficiency. Contact center training is every bit as critical as hiring the right agents and adopting new technologies. But how do you [.]. Read More. The post 5 Contact Center Training Tips to Boost Efficiency appeared first on Sharpen Contact Center Software. Customer Experience

3 Signs You Need A Self-Service Consumer Insights Solution

Understanding consumers can be a complex task. Consumer research can be a lengthy process–whether it’s manual research or configuring and training first generation AI machines on what to look for in consumer feedback.

Inside View: Delta Vacations’ Customer Engagement Center

Contact Center Pipeline

Most companies—and contact centers—have traditionally operated on the principle that the rules of the workplace always outweigh the needs of employees. Few companies have managed to break away from that model, but those that do generally find that partnering with employees to meet business objectives leads to a much more satisfying work environment and greater […].

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10 Unexpected Ways Telemarketing Techniques Can Make Your Call Center Better

Dialer 360

What does your call center supervisor do with a large number of unpracticed or low performing specialists sickly in dealing with clients? Telephone techniques & tips that worked in the past won’t really work now.

Make This Small Change For Big Results

Beyond Philosophy

We all have a Status Quo Bias when it comes to decision making. Also called Status Quo Inertia, the Status Quo Bias is our preference to keep things the same or maintaining a previous decision.

Strike the Balance Between the Digital Experience and the Human Experience

ShepHyken

Technology is great… until it’s not. You are on a website. A little box pops up and there’s a picture of a customer service rep with a typed message asking if you need help. So, you type a question, and just a moment later you get a response. That’s the perfect scenario.

Keep Your Call Center At-Home Agents Engaged

Callminer

Remote employment is becoming increasingly popular across the United States. Working from home gives employees a break from the constant office noise along with the opportunity to embrace a more flexible schedule that improves their work-life balance.

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!

3 Ways To Drive Adoption Right Now

Amity

It’s no secret that successful adoption plays a huge role in customer retention rates. As a CSM, improving product adoption should be a top priority for you in order to ensure your customers’ long-term success.

Lesson #2: CX Measurement Is Hot, But It's Not What You Think It Is

PeopleMetrics

The following is an excerpt from Listen Or Die by Sean McDade, PhD. As noted previously, the term VoC is frequently used to describe the measurement of the customer experience; so is the term customer experience management (CEM). A consulting firm mentioned in the introduction, Forrester , coined a third term: customer feedback management (CFM). In this book , you’ll see VoC more than any other term, though you can use each of these terms interchangeably. So, what is CX measurement or VoC?

Multilanguage Support in the Contact Center

Call Center Weekly

In today’s business world, the desire to reach more consumers is a top priority. With global online purchasing easier to accommodate, and businesses expanding into new geographies, one can naturally expect a surge in non-English speaking customers.

How Do You Keep Up With Customer Expectations?

Beyond Philosophy

Have you been to the Congo? If not, can you describe the weather? How about the vegetation? Now tell me why you thought that? Did you see a movie or read a book about the Congo? Did you travel to a nearby country and guess that the Congo was probably a similar experience?

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.

CX and EX (Customer Experience and Employee Experience)

ShepHyken

Customer service and customer experience (CX) have become as hot of topics as any in business. Owners of small businesses and leaders of the largest companies recognize the importance of CX. It’s what drives our business. It’s become a customer expectation.

4 Measurements of CX Success in the Outsourced Contact Center

Callminer

When it comes to business process outsourcing (BPO), the virtual assistant market is predicted to reach $3 billion by the year 2020. And it is no surprise that the number of home-based customer service agents is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 36.4%.

Make Your Email Replies to Customers Easy To Read Using These 4 Tips

Myra Golden Media

Most of your customers are reading the emails you send on their phones or tablets. And they’re reading your messages while they’re on the go, or doing a couple of other things. Like you, your customers are busy.

Four Ways to Incorporate Personalization for Your Customers

Topdown

With respect to customer communications, personalization is extremely important. Customer Experience Customer Communications Personalization

How to Leverage Quality Management to Transform the Customer Experience

When was the last time you took a step back to examine quality management (QM) in your contact center? Determining behaviors that are critical to successful customer experiences, and then coaching agents to exceed that standard on every customer interaction, is the key to running a great contact center. Download this eBook and uncover how winning organizations are improving Customer Satisfaction, NPS, and other key metrics.

When IVR meets Visual Assistance – Retaining the Lost Waiting Time

TechSee

IVR technologies are limited without sight. Interactive voice response (IVR) is a technology that allows a computer to interact with customers through the use of voice and touch-tone telephone keypad.

Why Do Customer Emotions Matter?

Beyond Philosophy

Colin Shaw and Prof. Ryan Hamilton discuss how emotions drive customer behavior. So, what is an emotion? How are they evoked? How can you deliberately evoke a customer’s emotions? How is an emotion different to a mood and what you should do about it? The post Why Do Customer Emotions Matter?

The More You Give the More You Get

ShepHyken

There is an old saying: It is better to give than to receive. The interpretation of this is that giving is an act of kindness. There is another old saying: The more you give, the more you get.

New research gives you 25 billion reasons to understand why customers say goodbye

Callminer

Today, CallMiner published the CallMiner Index – a survey report that reveals a switching epidemic that is costing British businesses at least £25 billion a year. And most of the reasons are completely avoidable. Almost nine out of 10 people (84%) switched 1.91

How to Create Strong Community Personas

Speaker: Carrie Melissa Jones, Community Consultant

Ever wonder how to build effective community personas? Join Vanilla Forums on Tuesday, June 16th at 12 PM ET as Carrie Melissa Jones, Co-Author of Building Brand Communities, clears away the noise around community personas and gives you a method for doing member research to refine your personas.

When Employees Misuse Their Authority Over Customers

Customers That Stick

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Inside the ROI of Consistency in Customer Interactions

Topdown

Have you ever been passed around on a phone call and gotten frustrated at repeating your explanation each time the call was transferred? That moment of frustration is a perfect illustration of what happens when a company does not provide consistent customer interactions. The negative feeling that develops in this customer experience (CX) has more impact than some may realize. Customer Experience

How AR Instruction Manuals Drive Superior Product Engagement

TechSee

“Instruction manuals” The words conjure up images of thick black-and-white tomes, boring, underused, maybe even untouched for years in our homes. But no longer. Augmented reality has “blown the dust” off the instruction manuals of yesteryear.

Are You Making The Most Of Scarcity As A Marketing Strategy?

Beyond Philosophy

We discuss the key principle of scarcity with guest Professor Kelly Goldsmith, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing at Vanderbuilt University. Kelly is a behavioral scientist who examines consumers’ responses to uncertainty and scarcity, uncovering and explaining seemingly paradoxical effects.

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.