September, 2019

Top 5 CX Challenges and How to Solve Them

Pointillist

By Steve Offsey Exceptional customer experience has never been more important than it is today. Nevertheless, most CX teams continue to face daunting CX challenges.

Revealed: The Two Secrets to Customer Loyalty

Beyond Philosophy

Do you know what drives me mad? When organizations talk about loyalty, what they mean is, “the customer gives me all of their business.”. Customers giving you all their business isn’t customer loyalty on its own. They could give it to you out of habit , or because you are a monopoly.

The Ultimate Open End: Unlock Insight with Text Analytics

ForeSee

Please tell us anything else you’d like to tell us. Before we talk about that statement, let’s talk about analytics and CX more broadly. What would you say it is. CX Best Practices Measurement & Analytics

Guest Blog: Shock and Awe – A Guide to Creating a Customer Experience They’ll Talk About for Life

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Jessica Wise who shares a story to illustrate how you can develop a lifelong relationship with your customers by creating a customer experience they will never forget. It was the Thursday before Memorial Day 2019.

The Future of Contact Centers: What Technology Is Right for Your Customers?

Speaker: Laura Sikorski, Contact Center Consultant

Your Contact Center is the most customer focused area in your organization. It is where centralized conversations take place, the voice of the customer is amplified, and the amount of data captured is significant. Technology must provide reliable options for customers to reach you when they want and obtain the same great service regardless of the channel they choose. Your customers should have a positive customer experience with every interaction.

What, Exactly, Makes for Great CX?

Contact Center Pipeline

We talk a lot about delivering an exceptional customer experience (CX), but the talk focuses on how to deliver it. Improve first-call resolution,” or “Capture customer feedback.”

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Proving the Value of Customer Experience to Your Executive Team

Nicereply

CX contributes to the overall success of the company with the number of metrics that it impacts, many of which are valuable to cross-functional teams as well as support.

In-House vs. Outsourced Customer Service: 4 Benefits of an Outsourced Call Center

Advantage Communications

Is your customer service department no longer providing the customer experience (CX) that your clients expect? Can you no longer afford the technologies needed for superior customer service? Or perhaps you simply don’t have the resources anymore to keep up with seasonal demand?

How to Optimize Customer Communications Across Customer Journeys

Topdown

Customer experience (CX) has been gaining traction; it’s now much more than just a buzzword and it now requires your immediate attention.

Best Ways to Use Call Center Scripts

Avoxi

Request Demo Talk to an Expert Contact Us As a provider of some of the most effective, yet affordable, inbound call center software on the market, we are all about effective tools like call center scripts.

Contact Center Cloud Migration Done Right

Speaker: Sheila McGee-Smith, Founder and Principal Analyst, McGee-Smith Analytics

Many companies are in the midst of migrating their contact center to the cloud. Understanding how best to execute the transition of premises to cloud is part of that process. Join contact center industry analyst and No Jitter blogger Sheila McGee-Smith as she discussed tried and true best practices for avoiding the potential pitfalls of CX migration.

How to Bring More Humanity into Customer Communication

Kayako

Humanity – according to the Merriam Webster dictionary – is defined as compassionate, sympathetic, or generous behavior or disposition: the quality or state of being human. . It’s likely that one of the first companies that come to mind when talking about humanity in customer communication is Zappos.

Yes is More Than an Answer. It’s an Attitude!

ShepHyken

Customers don’t like to be told no. Any request or complaint that is met with a negative response may only add fuel to the fire. That’s why I’ve been intrigued for years by Cameron Mitchell’s philosophy—and also the title of his book— Yes is the Answer! What is the Question?

Continuous Learning in an Age of Continuous Turnover

Contact Center Pipeline

Remember your driver’s exam? It’s been a while, but it likely went something like this: You read the driver’s handbook and memorized the rules of the road. Then you took your written test and aced it (or retook it and squeezed by). Either way, you walked away with your learner’s permit in hand.

The 5 Essential Practices for Your Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

Because we have frequent thunderstorms and power outages in my Florida home, I recently decided to buy an uninterruptible power supply for my electronics. I’ve had good experiences with Apple products so I first checked to see if Apple made that sort of thing.

How AI Can Help

Speaker: Roy Atkinson, Senior Writer Analyst, HDI and ICMI

Workforce Engagement Management has many “moving parts” including onboarding, forecasting, Quality Management, employee recognition, coaching and more. Contact Center managers spend a great deal of their time performing tasks related to engagement, and often don’t have the requisite time to properly prioritize and monitor progress. In addition, the complexity of the work performed in the Contact Center has increased, as customer contacts span many channels. This complexity is currently at a stage where emerging technologies such as AI and Machine Learning can have substantial impact and real ROI.

So You’re a New CX Leader? 5 Tips to Succeed in Your Role

CX Accelerator

We’ve all been there. It’s your first day on a new job and you’re trying to figure out how things work. There’s lots to be done – relationships to be built, goals to be set and plans to be drafted.

A Successful Customer Experience Strategy Means Keeping it Consistent

TechSee

Sam travels often for business. On his last trip to London, he stayed at the Lord Rochester Hotel, since his tried-and-trusted Hotel Miranda Grand was overbooked. The receptionist at the Lord Rochester upgraded his room, comped him for food and spa services, and generally treated him like royalty.

Making Employee Experience a Priority in a Customer-Centric World

Contact Center Pipeline

When it comes to your favorite mobile or self-service experience, what apps… platforms… or companies come to mind?

Customer Self Service – What the Future Holds

TechSee

More companies than ever are tapping into the power of AI customer service technologies to enhance efficiency and positively impact the lives of consumers, and with good reason.

Beyond the Contact Center: Unlocking Insights with Speech Analytics

A global survey of 500 key decision makers by Opus Research shows the core benefits of making the leap to an omnichannel contact center, such as uncovering actionable business insights on employee-customer interactions.

Is Any Attention Good Attention?

Beyond Philosophy

Is Any Attention Good Attention? I like Oscar Wilde. His best quote is, “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”

Creating a Collaborative Virtual Team

Contact Center Pipeline

The percentage of people working from home has grown exponentially in recent years. New technologies make it so much easier for remote workers to perform their tasks. Creating an environment of collaboration can improve the performance of individuals and teams who don’t work face-to-face.

That “Something Extra” You Offer to Make Customers Love You

ShepHyken

In the realm of business—and especially customer service—we often talk about how to differentiate yourself from your competition. It’s those companies that manage to stand out from the crowd that end up being successful.

Top 20 CX Influencers to Follow in 2019

Call Center Coach

You have dreams and aspirations to make a difference. Sometimes it’s crystal clear on how you do that and sometimes it’s not. If you have a dream to make a difference in customer experience, then you need to learn from and follow these Top 20 CX Influencers.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

NPS, CES, CSAT: Which One is the Best Metric?

GetFeedback

NPS, CES, and CSAT are customer loyalty metrics. They’re used to measure the level of loyalty that a customer has toward your brand. Customers are considered loyal when they consistently purchase from your brand over an extended period of time. . How do you get loyal customers?

Alexa, How are My SLAs Doing?

NICE inContact

As a large travel management company, Omega World Travel continues to break new ground operationally and in the CX it provides to customers, thanks in large part to its move to NICE inContact and the CXone cloud-native platform.

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Customer Satisfaction Continues Declining

Beyond Philosophy

Customer Satisfaction is Declining in the UK! A new report by the Institute of Customer Service indicates that Customer Satisfaction is declining in the UK.

Contact Center Executive Outlook on 2020 and Beyond

Contact Center Pipeline

Across industries, research reports are predicting that businesses can expect more change in the next five years than in the last 50.

Redefining Customer Experience Metrics for Better Performance

Speaker: Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction Continuum

Join us for this insightful webinar with Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction, who will show you how to zero-in on true leading indicators and describe how to connect business results metrics with employees’ workflow metrics.

5 Ways to Deliver Better Service Just in Time for National Customer Service Week

ShepHyken

National Customer Service Week is coming up soon. Every year it is the first full week in October. This is a week to celebrate and appreciate not only our customers, but also the people who make our customers happy.

The 3 Key Efficiencies for Outbound Marketing Success

Convoso

If you want your outbound call center to convert more of your leads faster, efficiency is everything. But what are the best ways to improve efficiency while continuing to run full speed ahead with your business? lead generation call center solutions contact center software Convoso Call Center Agent

After Call Work – Why it Matters and How to Ensure it’s Done Right

TechSee

After call work (ACW) refers to the tasks completed by a customer service agent once the call with the customer has been completed.