November, 2018

Should your Contact Centre join the Cloud?

Connect Managed

In Contact Centres around the world, a battle is raging. The prize: the best customer experience, underpinned by efficient, scalable, and flexible technology.

3 Revenue-Driving Benefits of Conversational AI

Interactions

NOVEMBER 7, 2018 When it comes to the customer experience, Read more » The post 3 Revenue-Driving Benefits of Conversational AI appeared first on Interactions Resource Center. Artificial Intelligence

Why design thinking in the contact center drives CX innovation

TELUS International

Find out how design thinking and journey mapping are elevating the customer experience

Digital Transformation: The Unexpected Opportunities and Surprising Problems for Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

I don’t go to a store looking for a product these days. What’s more, it occurred to me a couple of years ago that I no longer Google products that I want to buy; I “Amazon” them. I suspect many of you do the same. In many ways, Amazon-ing products is a result of the digital transformation.

To Text or To Talk? Understanding Customer Care Preferences for Voice and Digital Channels

As customer care channels continue to evolve and expand, there’s been a lot of debate about which channels customers actually prefer to interact with brands. Based on a recent Harris Poll, learn why consumers choose one channel over another, and how common frustrations with specific channels drive consumers to pick alternatives.

The Modern Call Center School for Supervisors | 12 Things to Know

Call Center Coach

The world of talent development and adult learning has changed dramatically over the past few years. And leading contact centers are modernizing their learning to keep pace. They realize they must modernize or risk losing their next generation of frontline leaders to other opportunities.

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That Time My Client Cropped My Afro In My Headshot, And Why This Is Not Okay.

Myra Golden Media

I haven’t stepped into a Starbucks since two African American men in Philadelphia were arrested for merely being black in Starbucks back in April. But Starbucks isn’t the only company with issues with insensitivity. Consider three of my recent experiences with companies.

6 Most Popular Customer Experience Metrics and KPIs Explained Simply

Lumoa

Taking Customers Beyond the Honeymoon Phase

bold360 Blog

Comparing customer acquisition to dating isn’t a huge leap – you bring someone in with attractive offers and witty repertoire, but are you thinking about how you keep them? Are you putting in the same level of effort after prospects become customers? It’s at the point of conversion that most companies turn their focus to their next objective: landing another customer. Here’s why that MO is a no-go for your bottom line. You meet someone new — and you put your best foot forward.

How to Make Your Customer Experience Convenient

Beyond Philosophy

Convenience has a significant influence on the outcome of your Customer Experience. It is crucial you ensure you are making it as easy as possible for your customers to do business with you. Today, we are going to discuss some areas you can look at to do just that. I didn’t like shopping for years.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

The Most Unlikely Source Is Blocking Contact Center Transformation

Call Center Coach

Change is hard, especially in the contact center industry. The humor of this eye-opener is that those of us in the contact center profession are supposed to be in the business of helping meet the needs of our ever-changing customer expectations.

How Listening to Customer Impacts Your Bottom Line

Callminer

We recently published The CallMiner Index: Consumer Switching By Sector, The Reasons and The Impact of Call Centers and are hosting a webinar on November 13th to discuss the numerous findings.

5 Things You Never Knew About Building Rapport with Customers

Myra Golden Media

Want to set yourself up for success each time you interact with a customer? In my newest training course for LinkedIn Learning, I help customer service reps establish a genuine, human connection.

Five Ways to Create Customer Loyalty

ShepHyken

Customer loyalty… This is what companies strive for, to create loyal customers. Some companies have earned a reputation that keeps bringing their customers back, again and again. How do they do it?

6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

If Artificial Intelligence for businesses is a red-hot topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement and contact center customer service is white hot. This white paper covers specific areas in this domain that offer potential for transformational ROI, and a fast, zero-risk way to innovate with AI.

Digital disruption is changing our lives…and its impact on the contact centre is no different

Aspect

The past few years have seen digital disruption move at an incredible pace, transforming almost every element of our lives; from our ease of access to services to how we purchase goods, and how we lead our everyday lives both at home and in the working environment.

From Axes to Handbags: Why Customer Like Conspicuous Consumption

Beyond Philosophy

I just bought a new Mont Blanc pen. I like writing with it. I have a couple more, too; one is a pencil, and the other is a rollerball-type. However, the reality is, I sometimes look at my fancy pen and think, “It’s writing; I could write this stuff with a Bic or a regular pencil.”.

My Obsessive Compulsive Path to 200 Podcast Episodes

Call Center Coach

It’s Thanksgiving (here in the US) and I’m so thankful. I just released my 200th episode of the Fast Leader Show. Thanks to the Fast Leader Legion and all of my guests. When I started podcasting in 2015 I was worried I would be like so many other that start podcasting.

190 Billion Reasons Why You Should Find the Root Causes of Complaints

Callminer

I was fascinated by a story about the cost of complaints based on a study by the Institute of Customer Service.

Artificial Intelligence and the Customer Experience

There's no denying that Artificial Intelligence is popping up everywhere in consumers' daily lives. But in the world of customer care, getting AI right - deploying it in a way that helps customers get things done quicker and easier, removing frustrations and roadblocks - is easier said than done. This eBook will teach you how to use AI to improve the customer experience, while significantly cutting costs for your business.

Behind the Scenes with Our Customer Service eLearning

Myra Golden Media

This week has been dedicated to customized customer service eLearning for some of my favorite clients. Well, all of my clients are my “favorite.” ” People often ask me how we put together our tailored online training for clients. So, I decided to take you behind the scenes.

Let Your Customers Tell Your Story

ShepHyken

In the past, I’ve written and talked about “ Telling Your Story.” The idea is that you look to create the “legendary” type of stories that come from your employees and set the bar for the customer experience you want to deliver.

How AI Will Change the Nature of Contact Center Work

Contact Center Pipeline

There is no doubt that artificial intelligence, robotics and automation in the contact center offer the potential to drive faster, more consistent around-the-clock service and deliver higher customer satisfaction.

Seven Key Strategic Questions Critical to CX That You Must Answer

Beyond Philosophy

I went to Bahrain for the first time recently. I was a keynote speaker there for a Customer Experience conference. I was fascinated by the country. There is a lot of Customer Experience activity happening there. Rami Sweis, the CEO of GolfCX invited me to speak at the conference.

The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

A survey of 1,000 contact center professionals reveals what it takes to improve agent well-being in a customer-centric era. This report is a must-read for contact center leaders preparing to engage agents and improve customer experience in 2019.

Contact Center Supervisor Training – Virtual Boot Camp for Creativity

Call Center Coach

Virtual Boot Camps provide a hands-on and action-based way for contact supervisor training to be more engaging and fun for the learner – and significantly more affordable than any other boot camp method.

Stop Avoidable Customer Churn With Great Agent Behavior

Callminer

If you see a business contact for the first time in months and they appear not to be interested in what you have to say, your desire to meet them again is likely to be low.

Infographic: 6 Small Changes That’ll Make a Big Difference in Your Contact Center

Fonolo

It could be argued that customer service is uniformly about a few core things: Giving consumers agency; shepherding them towards a positive outcome to their problems; and providing solutions and smiles by whatever means (and using whatever technology) necessary.

What You Need to Know to Reduce Customer Effort in 2019

360Connext

It’s that time of year. We’re all making predictions and tracking trends in customer experience. What will happen in 2019? Which trends will matter? Which will fade away? One thing we predict will not change for a long time is the need to reduce customer effort.

3 Important Things A Chatbot Can’t Do (But an IVA Can)

Chatbots are becoming increasingly popular, but it’s important to remember that they’re only as smart as the technology behind them. Download this Interactions LLC eBook to learn more about chatbots and how to select automated customer care technology for your company.

Crying in a Contact Center Cubicle: A Look at Emotions in the Workplace

Customer Service Life

I’m not crying, you’re crying (at work). Photo cred: Ban.do. Samantha (not her real name) sat across from me in our small contact center. Not a week went by that she didn’t shed tears after hanging up the phone with a customer.

How Customers Make Rules for Themselves

Beyond Philosophy

I have a rule with large purchases; I always sleep on it. I do it to ensure I want to make the purchase and not merely susceptible to a sales technique. Plus, it’s a significant expenditure, and I don’t want to make a mistake. This rule works well for me.

You Didn’t Know a 12-foot Pole Could Teach You This

Myra Golden Media

One of the goals for my customer service training in Cerritos, California yesterday was to help employees follow-up with colleagues, to close the loop so that everybody was up to date on what’s being done to fix issues for customers. I designed a short lecture and a small group discussion to address this. And then, three hours before my flight, I scratched the entire section.