May, 2021

5 Rules for Managing Your Customer Experience in Business-to-Business

Beyond Philosophy

Business relationships are a lot like customer relationships. They both involve buying decisions and loyalty—and emotions. However, there are some differences between managing Customer Experience in business-to-business (B2B) relationships and business-to-consumer (B2C).

Must-have Customer Service Skills [25 Skills]

CX Global Media

Customer Service Must-have Skills [25 Skills] These 25 skills are the basic customer service must-have skills that you should have in order to excel in the customer service industry. Customer service professions are one of the most difficult professions in the world.

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How AI Impacts Contact Center Agents

NICE inContact

Change management is part of every successful technology transformation effort. You can nail the technical implementation, but if the people using the new capabilities aren't on board, your project will struggle out the gate.

A Policy Is Not An Excuse For Your Disrespect

Myra Golden Media

One of my sisters is a flight attendant. Yesterday we talked about her enforcing mask requirements on her flights.

AI-Enabled Agent Quality Assessments Optimize Contact Center Performance

Quality Assurance is a major challenge for contact centers today. With up to 95% of customer interactions going unreviewed, many organizations are relying on a small sample of data to coach and evaluate their agents. AI-enabled agent quality assessments transcribe and analyze almost all agent-customer interaction recordings, leading to more comprehensive, consistent and unbiased agent evaluations and MUCH better CX. Find out how by downloading the whitepaper today!

Top 10 Customer Service Acronyms to Use Every Day

Steve DiGioia

Great customer service. That’s what our customers want and that’s what we wish to provide. But it’s difficult remembering all the different steps to take to provide it. Thankfully, many have developed useful acronyms to help.

Accelerating the value of customer interactions: Introducing the new CallMiner

Callminer

Read about CallMiner's new brand identity. The new brand is a natural evolution as CallMiner continues to grow as the leader in conversation analytics and business performance improvement

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The Gig Economy is Paving the Way for Agile Customer Service

TechSee

The Gig Economy – Work On-Demand. In recent years, the world has been trending toward a gig-based economic format.

Live Chat Vs. Phone Agents: How to Find Top Performers at Scale

Contact Center Pipeline

More and more consumer interactions are going to online channels, making live-chat support the fastest-growing business segment for contact centers and business process outsourcing providers worldwide.

How do we move the call to closure when we can’t give the customer what they’re asking?

Myra Golden Media

Yesterday I held a live Q & A on YouTube, and it was engaging, educational, and energizing! Questions came in from Idaho, Germany, North Carolina, Georgia, the UK, and Denver. .

Stop the Sick Day Resentment

Steve DiGioia

Tomorrow is a busy day at work. You’ve planned for it, scheduled properly, made the needed operational adjustments, and kept your fingers crossed so that everything will work out as planned. Then it happened…. The first thing in the morning you get a call from one of your key employees.

The Art of Community: Higher Logic & Vanilla Forums Super Forum!

Speaker: Keynote Speaker, Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist, Canva

In its 12th year? Super Forum is the largest and most comprehensive conference for executives, community managers, marketing, membership, and customer success professionals who want to connect, engage, and create better customer and member experiences. And this year, we’re going even bigger as we add Vanilla’s highly regarded Conversations conference into the mix. Register today!

Forrester study highlights the value of customer intelligence

Callminer

Discover why Forrester Consulting examined the latest trends in customer intelligence

Why You Should Be Proactively Firing Customers Without Hesitation

Beyond Philosophy

In the early days of my career, I thought the customer was always right. The idea that one should fire a customer sometimes would have sounded like madness to me. However, as I have matured over the following four decades, I learned that sometimes the customer is not right.

When to Call a Contact Center Consultant…

CCNG

Contact Center Leaders are continually being pushed to improve processes, decrease cost, increase customer satisfaction, and improve sales or metrics. Understanding the best path to follow, with the fluidity of the contact center industry, can be a daunting task.

7 New Technologies to Improve Customer Service in 2021

TechSee

In the last few years, the customer service domain has experienced an awakening with the rising awareness of the benefits of delivering a good customer experience.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

How It Feels to Have to Carry Out a Mask Policy

Myra Golden Media

Q “I work in public transportation, and we still have strict mask requirements. I’ve had customers snatch the complimentary mask out of my hand and throw it on the floor. A woman flipped me off and said something profane. Many customers don’t acknowledge me when I politely tell them to wear a mask.

Truth Webinar

Peter Lavers

Our founding director Peter Lavers will be participating in the next Truth Customer Loyalty webinar on 2 June, 2pm BST. You are invited to join Truth’s CEO Amanda Cromhout as she debates with Peter, who is a renowned Customer Management and Customer Experience consultant and influencer.

You’re not really sorry.

Callminer

The CallMiner Research Lab uses AI to understand and improve conversations between a company and its customers. Here is what the data tells us about sorry

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5 Rules for Managing Your Customer Experience in Business-to-Business

Beyond Philosophy

This podcast is sponsored by Verint. Verint helps the world’s most iconic brands build enduring customer relationships by connecting work, data, and experiences across the enterprise.

Customer Perceptions of the Community Experience

Customer experience expectations are ever-changing so understanding what they are is crucial to the success of your brand. Get a copy of the free report from Vanilla Forums today to find out how customer expectations can be addressed through community and how community can affect your brand’s bottom line.

What Makes a Chatbot Experience Great?

CCNG

As consumers today, we greatly appreciate when we have a great chatbot or voicebot experience.

Good Enough!

Taylor Reach Group

By Turaj Seyrafiaan. There is a classic quote by John D. Rockefeller that says, “ Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great! ”. But is that a good advice? As a consultant I have learned to say it depends!! It very much depends on the situation and what we are trying to achieve.

How to Get a Customer to Stop Over-Talking You & MORE Questions!

Myra Golden Media

I’m answering questions YOU’VE posted right here on my channel! Watch for ideas to get your AHT down quickly! Questions One 1:48: Hi! Myra, What if the Customer doesn’t want to hear sorry because they already heard those words multiple times?

Making Customer Centricity a Reality

Peter Lavers

I am delighted to announce that I will be participating in the next Customer Attuned Online Panel Discussion. Our subject for discussion will be Customer Centricity.

Remote Agents and Digital Transformation

Remote agents are the new reality. Happier agents mean a better customer experience and improved CSAT/NPS scores. This new normal brings new challenges for contact centers. Find out what you need to do for your organization to excel. This eBook includes checklists for developing agent empathy and business continuity plans.

What is conversation analytics?

Callminer

Conversation analytics offers the potential for organizations to better understand their customers. Read more about how to get the most out of this powerful technology and why it matters

How Good A Liar Are You Really? Does Lying Affect Your Customer Experience?

Beyond Philosophy

This podcast is sponsored by Verint. Verint helps the world’s most iconic brands build enduring customer relationships by connecting work, data, and experiences across the enterprise.

Why Timing is Now to Automate Performance-Based Learning

CCNG

A recent CCNG panel webinar, Why Performance-Based Training Requires Automation , featuring Mike Roberts, Technology Leader for Learning at Citibank, who adopted simulations to automate role play and coaching exercises in 2020 and Trey Fischer, an industry-leading consultant, discussed today’s impact of automation on performance-based training.

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5 Ways Home Security Firms can Boost CX with Visual Assistance

TechSee

The future of the market for home security firms is bright. Rising crime rates, falling prices of home security devices, and the growing adoption of IoT smart homes and cloud-based technologies are driving the sector to an estimated $62.3 billion by 2025.

How Product Teams Can Leverage Community

Speaker: Scott Baldwin of ProductBoard

Product Leaders, sign up if want to learn how to: - What is product excellence? - How community led and product-led growth can act as success multipliers - How to create a tight and ongoing feedback loop - How to leverage your community members to drive adoption. When: September 21st at 12pm EDT. Register today!

Costco Jason’s Response Makes Perfect Sense

Myra Golden Media

I watched the viral video of former child star, Ricky Schroeder confronting a Costco worker, Jason, about the store’s mask mandate. My first thought was my daughter, Lauren. Lauren worked in the mall here in Tulsa when she was home from college during the early days of the Pandemic.

Three Steps to Proactive Customer Service

Bill Quiseng

Too often, businesses focus solely on the negative feedback from their customer surveys in CSI fashion, identifying the pain points and taking the steps to eliminate them.

How do you train artificial intelligence?

TELUS International

Every AI and machine learning project requires training in order to excel. Learn what AI training is, how it works and discover some tips for success. Next-Gen Technology

The Massive Gap Between Customer Expectations and Organizations’ Ability Post-Pandemic

Beyond Philosophy

Only half of the organizations around the world feel prepared to support customer engagement post-COVID. When I read that headline from Verint, an organization specializing in the Voice of Customer, it struck a chord with me—a minor one with lots of extra dissonance.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!