June, 2024

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Voice Biometrics for the Contact Center: Part 1

The Northridge Group

Part One: Voice Biometrics for Contact Centers – A Long History of Security Throughout history, humans have relied on physical characteristics for identification. Fingerprints, for instance, were utilized in ancient Babylon for business transactions. Today, biometrics encompasses a broader range of unique traits, including fingerprints scans, facial recognition, iris scans, and voice patterns.

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Awkward Situations in the Call Center

SQM Group

Welcome to the world of call centers, where the customer is always right, except when they're wrong, confused, or speaking in riddles.

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10 Golden Rules of Customer Service in 2024

Helpware

An honest “thank you” coming from a client has never been harder to get. Rules of customer service are being redefined by the minute. Requests, queries, and expectations mutate so rapidly that some companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), struggle to reach financial and branding goals while solving the needs of their customer base.

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Call Center Security Checklist: Safeguarding Your Operations

VirtualPBX

Call centers are the frontline of customer service and support, handling vast amounts of sensitive information daily. This makes them prime targets for various security threats, including data breaches, phishing attacks, and unauthorized access. Cybercriminals often aim to exploit vulnerabilities in call centers to gain access to valuable customer data, which can lead to severe financial and reputational damage.

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3 Ways Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Can Improve Customer Experience

Today’s digitally savvy customers have high expectations of retailers for convenience, responsiveness, and ease of doing business both in-store and online. Our recent survey of over 2,000 US consumers found that retailers that can drive a seamless, omnichannel customer experience (CX) – across physical and digital channels – have huge benefits for brand relevance, profitability, and customer loyalty.

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Inbound vs. Outbound Call Centers

SQM Group

Although most companies have multiple contact channels available to their customers, the most frequently used channel is still the phone.

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AI & Omnichannel for Contact Center Success

Upstream Works

Check out our blog for two compelling examples of how AI is revolutionizing omnichannel capabilities in enterprise contact centers. The post AI & Omnichannel for Contact Center Success appeared first on Upstream Works.

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Attract more business with a Spanish answering service

AnswerConnect

Consumers trust you more when you speak their language. Discover how a Spanish answering service can help you tap into a new client stream and win more work. The post Attract more business with a Spanish answering service appeared first on AnswerConnect Blog.

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Understanding AI Memory: A Deep Dive into the Cognitive Layers of Service Automation

TechSee

Introduction Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to evolve, becoming increasingly integral in various sectors, from automating customer service to picking stocks. One of the core technologies propelling this progression are advances in memory within AI systems. Robust AI systems employ different types of memory, each enhancing how these systems learn, remember, adapt and make decisions over time.

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Weighing the Benefits and Challenges of Voice Biometrics for Contact Centers: Part Two

The Northridge Group

Pros, Cons, and Considerations for Your Call Center In continuation from Part One, exploring the potential of voice biometrics in enhancing customer experiences, saving time, and mitigating fraud risks remains essential for contact centers. Real Savings: Recent studies highlight the significant time savings associated with voice biometrics. Manual authentication by agents in sectors like insurance or finance averages about 40 seconds per caller.

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How to Optimize Call Monitoring: Automate QA and Elevate Customer Experience

Speaker: Laura Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer at CallFinder + Angie Kronlage, Director of Program Success at Working Solutions + April Wiita, Vice President of Program Success at Working Solutions

Are you still manually reviewing calls? 🤔 It's time for a change! The traditional method of manual call monitoring is no longer cutting it in today's fast-paced call center environment. Industry experts Angie Kronlage and April Wiita from Working Solutions are here to explore the power of innovative automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!

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A Massive Effect On Decision-Making is the Mood You Are In, Here’s Why A Master Class: Unlocking The Psychology of Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

Learn more about Colin Shaw : Join over 80,000 people on our LinkedIn Newsletter list or visit our website for more great podcast episodes. Listen to the podcast: How you feel in a moment, or your overall mood significantly influences decision-making. Today, we dig into moods and motivational biases that influence experience outcomes. More than one thing happens in a customer experience , from individual heuristics (i.e., shortcuts in our thinking) to biases or other psychological concepts.

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Turning Customer Disappointments Into Delight: Tips for Business Leaders

CCNG

Imagine arriving at a picturesque resort by a serene lake, eager to explore nature in a canoe. Unfortunately, the resort doesn’t have enough life jackets, even though canoes are available. The difference between a disgruntled customer and a loyal advocate often boils down to how effectively a company anticipates and resolves these types of issues. To consistently win in business today, we have to be proactive.

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Simplify the Complicated (Part Three)

ShepHyken

This is the third article this year about the concept of simplicity. Why? It apparently resonates with our subscribers, as there have been many comments and emails. Consider these quotes: It was either Mark Twain, Benjamin Franklin, Pascal, Cicero, or some other famous smart person who said, “If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.

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Workforce engagement management: Strategies, tools & best practices

Callminer

Read this blog to learn about workforce engagement management, which is a set of tools that help organizations improve employee satisfaction, productivity, scheduling, and more while reducing churn.

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Reimagine Your Communications With A Unified Platform

Cut complexity and boost efficiency while empowering your customers with Nextiva's unified communications platform. Nextiva streamlines workflows and centralizes customer interactions, all while simplifying business collaboration, increasing productivity, and reducing employee burnout.

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The Rule of Three QUI TAKEAWAYS to Deliver the World’s Best Customer Experience

Bill Quiseng

The “World’s Best” experience is not as “the world” sees it, but as one customer personally FEELS it. Customers pay for their experience. And they seek the best value in their experience for the price you are asking them to pay. So, a person living in Detroit, MI who has a five-figure salary feels the best value isn’t a luxury plane to the Alps, but rather a four-hour drive UpNorth to Boyne Mountain.

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Visuals in Customer Service and CX: The Game Changer

TechSee

Today visuals are revolutionizing customer service and customer experience. There’s a lot of truth in the old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” – because, as we wrote about in our previous blog post on this topic, visuals really do transform everything. Whether you’re trying to troubleshoot a smart thermostat or set up a new coffee machine, visual communications and visual guidance make the process easier, simpler and faster.

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How We Weigh Risk In Buying Decisions, The Answer Is Counter-Intuitive. Master Class Part 6: Unlocking the Psychology of Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

This episode is the sixth in an eight-part series on Unlocking the Psychology of Customer Experience. Here, we explore the psychology we have regarding how human beings deal with predicting unpredictable outcomes. The discussion focuses on biases that influence how people perceive and assess probability and risk, impacting their judgment and decision-making processes.

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A Simple Fix to Employee Disengagement: Cut the Crap

CCNG

For too long, organizations have paid lip service to platitudes like “we’re all in this together” and “our employees are our greatest asset.” Yet endemic workplace disengagement, high attrition rates and poor customer experience metrics reveal these are often empty slogans. Employees aren’t fooled by corporate-speak around shared missions when reality showcases a fundamentally misaligned relationship.

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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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Top 5 Customer Service & CX Articles for Week of July 1, 2024

ShepHyken

Each week, I read many customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comments about each article and would like to hear what you think too. CX Makeover: 11 Ways to Improve Customer Experience by Ken McMahon (Nextiva) Employees interact with customers every day and are a valuable source of CX knowledge.

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How to uncover customer insights with data mining software

Callminer

Read this blog to learn how data mining software can help businesses learn more about their customers and gather insights to shape the future of their brand, products and services.

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The Rule of Three Steps for CX Success: Select for passion. Educate with CARE. Empower for excellence.

Bill Quiseng

The Rule of Three Steps for CX Success: Select for passion. Educate with CARE. Empower for excellence. Select for passion. Serving customers because you HAVE TO is a job. Serving customers because you WANT TO is a passion. Find that passion. Don’t hire an employee. Soon, employees will see for themselves and tell each other that their “profits over people” bosses care about topline revenue, bottom-line profits, stock price, market share, and even their competitors more than they do the people, t

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Concentrix Debuts on the Fortune 500® List

Concentrix

Company ranks 499 on the Fortune 500® list,based on 2023 revenue NEWARK, Calif. (June 4, 2024) – Concentrix Corporation (NASDAQ: CNXC), a global technology and services leader, today proudly announces its debut on the prestigious Fortune 500® list, securing the 499th position.

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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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Is Surge Pricing a Game-Changer or Deal-Breaker for Customers?

Beyond Philosophy

Surge pricing, a form of dynamic pricing, involves raising prices during spikes in demand to balance supply and demand. It is a rational economic solution to manage demand effectively, but it can generate negative emotions among consumers who feel they’re being unfairly charged. Surge pricing is a specific flavor of dynamic pricing or, depending on your perspective, price discrimination.

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How to set expectations with customer service reps

Toister Performance Solutions

I love the movie, Office Space. It's a comedy set in a soul-sucking office. There's a famous scene where an employee named Peter is scolded for not putting the new cover sheet on his TPS report. It’s hilariously awkward. It also highlights a problem with expectation setting. Bill, Peter’s boss, relied on a memo to set the new cover sheet expectation.

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Top 5 Customer Service & CX Articles for Week of June 17, 2024

ShepHyken

Each week, I read many customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comments about each article and would like to hear what you think too. The Secret to Dealing With Awkward Customers by Call Centre Helper Magazine (Call Centre Helper Magazine) From repeatedly sending back products and making apparently unwarranted complaints, to demanding something over and above your offer… Not to mention taking up too much

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A guide to customer experience tools: Boosting satisfaction and loyalty

Callminer

CX tools make it easier for businesses to connect with and learn from their customers. From social media management to sales automation, these tools target customer satisfaction and loyalty.

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What Does it REALLY Mean to Put CX First?

Customer experience was once considered a soft metric, or a “nice to have.” But it is now a board-level priority for many brands. The experience you provide your customers is a defining way to differentiate your business from the competition. But how can you really make CX a priority when you have competing budget and resource constraints? With customer experience automation, organizations can leverage AI and automation to make it faster and cheaper to provide a superior customer experience acro

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Build safe and responsible generative AI applications with guardrails

AWS Machine Learning

Large language models (LLMs) enable remarkably human-like conversations, allowing builders to create novel applications. LLMs find use in chatbots for customer service , virtual assistants , content generation , and much more. However, the implementation of LLMs without proper caution can lead to the dissemination of misinformation , manipulation of individuals, and the generation of undesirable outputs such as harmful slurs or biased content.

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Forrester Names Cisco a Leader in OT Security

Cisco - Contact Center

Securing industrial networks is top of mind. Cisco’s comprehensive OT security solution and unified IT/OT security platform is a Leader according to Forrester. Learn what makes Cisco stand apart in this market.

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Your Mood Has a Massive Effect on Your Decision Making. Here’s why.

Beyond Philosophy

Various motivational biases and emotions shape customer experiences, emphasizing the need for a holistic approach to designing experiences. For example, the customer’s mood significantly impacts the customer’s decision-making processes. Today’s discussion highlights why understanding the customer’s mood and managing customer emotions helps you achieve your desired experience outcomes.