July, 2019

Analytics and Communications: Bridging the Gap

Revation Systems

Advancements in technology are pushing several industries to constantly change and evaluate their business models and practices – from updating the systems that run the internal processes to altering the ways that consumers engage with organizations.

10 Call Center Mistakes to Avoid when Striving for Effortless Experience

TechSee

According to Gartner , organizations should strive to deliver low-effort customer experiences because simplicity is the most significant driver of loyalty. In fact, 96% of customers who experience a high-effort interaction become more disloyal compared to just 9% who have a low-effort experience.

How to Chat With Customers Online: 9 Effective Tips for Customer Support

ProProfs Blog

Customer expectations are on the rise. Now, how updated are you in meeting their expectations at all times? No doubt, instant help is their top priority, and live chat is the solution. Except, it’s just the first step.

A Practical Guide To Evoke Emotions In Customers

Beyond Philosophy

How Customer-Facing People Should Evoke Emotions in Customers. I have always thought that talking about how to do something was important, but not as important as actually doing something. I feel so strongly about this idea that I named my company after it.

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.

Customer Experience vs. Customer Service: What's the Difference?

Toister Performance Solutions

My beloved iPad is dying a slow death. It's several years old and I use it daily. The memory is nearly full. I've dropped it a few times. The lightening connector is getting finicky. So I'll soon be making a trip to the Apple Store to buy a new one.

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3 Tips for Improving the Enterprise Customer Experience

Totango

What’s your company’s most precious asset? It’s not your inventory, your stock options, or your intellectual property. It’s your customers. Your business can’t exist without them, and if you want your business to last, you’ve got to make them happy.

Try Omnichannel… Again

Contact Center Pipeline

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” This lovely phrase we all learned as children could come in handy right about now! Omnichannel (OC) is not new, or untried, but it is still an elusive goal for most centers. We are in at least the second generation or naming convention.

12 Canned Response Examples to Save Yourself Lots of Time

HelpCrunch

Use these 12 omni-purpose examples of customer support canned responses and see how much time you'll save yourself. The post 12 Canned Response Examples to Save Yourself Lots of Time appeared first on HelpCrunch blog. Customer service Live Chat

Call Center Agent Feedback: Tips & Best Practices for Providing Effective Agent Feedback

Callminer

Providing feedback to agents in your call center is entirely needed to maintain and improve a quality facility. The right encouragement, or even criticism, could dramatically alter agent performance, both for on-site employees and at-home agents.

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.

The Customer-Free Zone

ShepHyken

There’s often a disconnect between organization leaders and customers. Leaders live in a customer-free zone where they don’t interact with customers on a daily basis and therefore don’t know what customers most desire.

How to Get Angry, Irate or Unreasonable Customers to Back Down (3 Steps)

Myra Golden Media

Imagine your next phone call is from an angry, irate customer, and you’ve only got a few seconds to gain control. Are you 100% confident you can handle it? If not, I’ve got the perfect program for you.

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.

Continuum Global Services: Launching A New Contact Center Industry Brand

Contact Center Pipeline

As customer interactions continue to become more complex, the contact center industry is increasingly turning to mergers & acquisitions as an effective solution to expand scale, improve access to new technologies and enhance geographic coverage.

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.

How to provide an effortless customer experience

TechSee

Imagine this scenario: It’s Amazon Prime Day and you’re thrilled to have snagged the limited-edition wireless streaming stereo system you’ve had your eye on. When it arrives, you open the box and see… a whole load of parts.

Ask the Expert: Your Topic Modeling and Machine Learning Questions Answered

Callminer

Our ongoing AI webinar series has been full of great audience questions on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing. We wanted to highlight some from our most recent How to Use Topic Modeling to Extract Conversational Insights.

Proactive Customer Support

ShepHyken

Just last week I wrote about the concept of predictive customer support. Now, we take a slightly different angle with the concept of proactive customer support. The concept is simple. The company reaches out to the customer before the customer has a chance to reach out to the company.

How to Boost Your Quality Monitoring with Calibration – And Why You Must

Myra Golden Media

When my daughter was 13, we re-did her bedroom to give her a teenage look. She picked out modern furniture from Ikea, lovely bedding and fun art that perfectly matched her style. Six years later my teenage son, now 16, pointed out, “You guys owe me a new room.

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.

The Surprising Effect of Choice Architecture on Your CX

Beyond Philosophy

I live in Sarasota, Florida, and recently, there have been some interesting changes to the public benches. Halfway along the seat, there are armrests. At first, I thought it was to make them more comfortable than they were without an armrest in the middle.

Top 5 Posts in July

Contact Center Pipeline

What will you remember about July 2019? Fireworks? Record-breaking heat? Amazon Prime Day? If you found yourself otherwise occupied this month and missed some of the insightful content published on the Pipeline blog, the following is a list of the five most popular posts in July.

How Computer Vision Applications are Changing the World

TechSee

Computer Vision is the field of Artificial Intelligence that enables computers to understand and analyze the real world. Using Deep Learning models, machines can now accurately identify and classify objects from within digital images and then react to what they “see.”

Unleashing Agent Retention in Contact Centers: Top Experts Reveal Secrets

Call Center Coach

The fifth step ( Step 1 , Step 2 , Step 3 , Step 4 ) in the contact center agent journey is about agent retention. Retaining contact center agents has always been a significant focus area in contact centers.

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.

What Signals Are You Unintentionally Sending Your Customers?

ShepHyken

I first came across this idea in the book Moments of Truth by Jan Carlzon , which I consider one of the most important books written on customer service.

This Will Be the Year of (Really) Building Rapport with Customers

Myra Golden Media

For all of my onsite customer service workshops and keynotes, I arrive at least 45 minutes before we start so I can meet and talk to the people who’ll be spending several hours with me. Now I didn’t always do this.

Facebook Fines: Is Their Culture To Blame?

Beyond Philosophy

Can We Trust Facebook? Upon reflection of Facebook’s latest privacy violation and $5 billion fine, one must wonder whether we can trust Facebook. After all, the social media platform hasn’t exactly been keeping our private information under lock and key.

Making AI Work in the Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

In the late 2000s, right around when videosharing platforms were really coming into their own, there was a curious trend among marketing executives.

Personalized Customer Experience with All-In-One Voice, Video, Chat, Contact Center

Reliable communications are mission critical in today’s business environment. Customers are increasingly selective, and companies compete on the customer experience. Incorporating integrated communications as a key component is driving high returns.

POS System Support in the Cashless Society

TechSee

It’s every company’s worst nightmare: customers are standing in line to pay, frustrated and angry when they can’t because the payment system is down. The point of sale (POS) is the most critical stage of the customer journey.

Leadership that Engages in Contact Centers: Top Experts Reveal Secrets

Call Center Coach

The fourth step ( Step 1 , Step 2 , Step 3 ) in the contact center agent journey is about leadership that engages agents. Employee engagement has always been a problem in contact centers.

It’s Your Fault

ShepHyken

The other day I was leaving a parking lot that required me to pay on the way out. It was an automated system. I put my ticket in the slot, the machine calculated what I owed, and then asked me to insert my credit card to make the payment.