June, 2019

6 Customer Retention Strategies that are Here to Stay

ClientSuccess

If you think retaining an existing customer is expensive and unnecessary, try acquiring a new one. It will surely get your brain and bank account working overtime.

Managing Different Personalities in the Contact Center: The Platinum Rule

Contact Center Pipeline

Early in my management career, I followed the Golden Rule: Treat others as I would want to be treated. I believed that if I treated everyone the way I would want to be treated, it meant I was a great manager. Yet, I had significant conflicts with some members of my team. Often, I felt […].

How Your Customers’ Identity Issues Are Affecting Your CX

Beyond Philosophy

I get surprised sometimes by how many qualifications and degrees people list at the end of their name. Some of them might go on for half an hour! I find myself wondering why they want me to know all that.

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Predictive Customer Support

ShepHyken

In the old days – and even in modern times – if a customer wanted help or support, they picked up the phone and called for help. A (hopefully) friendly and competent customer service professional, also known as an agent or representative, would answer the question or resolve the problem.

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 today, and uncover how winning organizations are improving Customer Satisfaction, NPS, and other key metrics!

Simple Guidance for Building Rapport with Customers When You Have to Give Them Bad News

Myra Golden Media

When you can’t tell your customer exactly what they want to hear, maintaining a sense of rapport can be challenging. But it’s possible to give your customer lousy news with empathy and a positive slant.

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Superagent – The Hero of Innovation Liberates the Insurance Claim Life Cycle

TechSee

The insurance industry is at the forefront of the digital revolution. Mounting competition from non-traditional players cannibalizing market share with innovative business models has forced P&C insurers to integrate digital technologies into their operations to keep pace.

Cautious Optimism… Taking Ownership of Communication

Contact Center Pipeline

Cautious optimism is defined as “a feeling of general confidence regarding a situation and/or its outcome coupled with a readiness for possible difficulties or failure” (TheFreeDictionary.com). I had an interesting experience when I called my insurer the other day.

Employee Happiness is the Key to an Excellent Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

What we know from early research on employee engagement is that if you have happy employees, chances are you’re going to have satisfied customers. My new ebook, Happy Employees Make Happy Customers , explores this concept in great detail.

Guest Blog: The Customer Experience’s Impact on Customer Churn

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Nick Glimsdahl who writes about how customer retention should be a priority and how to avoid losing customers. Successful companies make it a strategic priority to retain customers because they know retention has a significant impact on their bottom line.

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.

4 Things I Learned From Taking My Daughter to Work With Me at LinkedIn Learning

Myra Golden Media

For three years, my 19-year-old College Daughter has worked for my company as a Studio Tech. Lauren’s the genius behind our studio setup, teleprompter, camera, and audio. She also assembles workbooks and advises me on all things Millennial and Gen Y.

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9 Essential Tips for Winning at Customer Success

ProProfs Blog

Technology has changed communication norms for good. With ongoing technological developments, a new term is born: Globalism. Thanks to its combination with the internet, there are no limits for communication.

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Best Practices for Call Center Scripts: Expert Tips & Best Practices for Developing & Using Effective Call Center Scripts

Callminer

Does Your Credit Union Need a Merger to Deliver Omnichannel Service?

Contact Center Pipeline

Capitalism loves consolidation, and credit unions are no exception. Callahan & Associates’ creditunion.com reports there were 1,121 credit union mergers in the past five years, with 194 in 2018. What’s behind these mergers? Sure, there may be compelling financial reasons.

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.

Are You Ignoring a Key Part of Your Digital Experience?

Beyond Philosophy

Think about the last time you shopped online but decided not to buy. Were you just browsing, or was there something about the user experience that made you hesitate?

Walking In Your Customer’s Shoes

ShepHyken

You may have heard the expression, “Take a walk in your customer’s shoes.” The idea is that you put yourself in the customer’s position and see the situation through their eyes. This is good advice for those who have customer-facing responsibilities.

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4 Secrets About Human Tone In Chat That Nobody Will Tell You

Myra Golden Media

Chat support is not supposed to be rote like an ATM transaction. The idea is to insert a personal tone so you can build rapport and even delight customers. I have my clients do four things in chat interactions to make them more human.

100+ Customer Service Statistics & Facts of 2019

ProProfs Blog

Do you know how to keep your customers satisfied? Customer service is a high-stakes game. Every company is competing for the same customers, and customer satisfaction is one of the main differentiators between success and failure.

How to Build a CX Program from the Ground Up

It’s no secret - customer experience is the new competitive battlefield. In this eBook, TopBox shares step-by-step guidance on how to build and scale a rock-solid CX program that will fuel measurable revenue and affect organizational change.

AI Customer Service: Today’s Most Transformative Technologies

TechSee

Artificial intelligence (AI) – the science that deals with the creation of human-like learning and reasoning capabilities – has been catapulted into the spotlight in recent years.

Leveraging the Voice of the Employee to Improve Engagement

Contact Center Pipeline

Enough with the big survey event! If you’re looking to improve employee engagement (and who isn’t, these days?), a simple annual questionnaire doesn’t cut it.

How Can We Measure Customer Emotions in Our Digital World

Beyond Philosophy

How Can We Measure Customer Emotions in Our Digital World. When you think about the Olympic medalists on the podium during the awards ceremony, who do you think is happier, the silver medalist or the bronze?

Amazing Business Radio: Ford Blakely

ShepHyken

A Passion for Convenience. Striking a Balance Between Business and Consumer Needs. Shep Hyken interviews Ford Blakely. They discuss pursuing your passion, creating convenience, and balancing technology with a human connection.

Straight Talk about Security, Compliance and Reliability in Cloud Communications

The risk is real - every organization recognizes the consequences of inadequate security, compliance and reliability in communications systems. Data breaches make headlines and privacy violations put companies at legal risk, not to mention the very real revenue costs of downtime. In this report, 8x8 shares how they secure data across every step of their communications system - and how you can easily comply with tightening regulations.

When a Customers Asks For Your Manager, Here’s What You Say

Myra Golden Media

What Viewers of This Video Are Saying. Get More Ideas Like This. Now you can give your representatives even more great skills for delivering the best customer experience and for handling difficult customer situations.

Ask NPS Questions Using a Storytelling Approach

GetFeedback

When you write a story, what is the first thing you should think about? Your audience. The same holds true for your Net Promoter Score survey. Really, writing a survey question is just another type of storytelling.

New Data Reveals How Critical Customer Service KPIs are Enhanced by Visual Assistance Technology

TechSee

For years, companies have battled to strike the right balance between customer service KPIs. Focusing on one metric would often harm others. For example, heavy emphasis on low AHT would often negatively impact customer satisfaction.

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our June 2019 Issue

Contact Center Pipeline

We are seeing record numbers of low unemployment rates—the lowest in the past 50 years. Given the fact that contact centers, by their nature, are typically high turnover, making sure that we do the right things for our agents is critical.

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.

Lose The Fear Of Facial Recognition If You Want CX Improvement

Beyond Philosophy

Many new technologies, such as facial recognition technology for Customer Experience are emerging. Facial recognition and facial expression analysis are capturing essential information about how customers feel during an experience at the moment.

Can You Take a Punch?

ShepHyken

In the world of boxing, the fighter must have the ability to take a punch. They have to endure or ignore the pain. They get used it. It hardly bothers them. It’s part of the job. But what does this have to do with customer service?

Five Things You Can Do About the Telephone Experience Problem

Myra Golden Media

When I listen to phone calls ahead of training for contact centers, medical practices, and customer service departments, I spot five glaring problems in almost every company I work with. The Big Five Are: 1) Blunt, slang-like approach to asking questions, 2) Overtalking customers in an attempt to move the interaction forward, 3) No acknowledgment of the customer’s pain point, 4) Not listening, and 5)Missed rapport opportunities by not pacing.