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How to Connect with People through a Voice-Only Conversation

NobelBiz

One of the most important aspects of any business is to know how to connect with people, and giving today’s technology, how to humanize digital interactions. Behind every business, there are people. And behind every person, there's a need to connect.

What to Expect When Working with a Call Center Outsourcer

CustomerServ

The business world is evolving at an unprecedented rate. Maintaining a competitive advantage in times of rapid change and transformation requires companies to stay razor-focused on their core competencies and the ability to innovate and flex with market demands. Industry Insights

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5 Ways to Manage Incoming Emails

Inbenta

Discretion: calling a bank or insurance company contact centre while being at work would probably not be appreciated by our colleagues (and even less so by our boss!).

9 Call Center Environment Best Practices

Callminer

Cultivating a productive call center environment involves optimizing many different facets of its operations. From facility design to computer systems and software integrations, all aspects of your call center that impact its internal atmosphere can affect employee performance.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

In this eBook, we will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Getting Over the “I Want It Now” Mindset

Beyond Philosophy

The wealth of information within academia and doesn’t get used by business is amazing. I blame their naming. Academics have great information, but a terrible naming skills. . Take Hyperbolic Discounting (please!),

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How Much Does An Answering Service Cost?

Ambs Call Center

When purchasing a new service or product, one of the first considerations that comes to mind is price. With price comes value, and everyone wants to maximize their value.

Springing Forward Might Affect Contact Center Forecast Accuracy

Contact Center Pipeline

Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts in spring. That’s when we have to wake up earlier because the clocks shift forward one hour. Standard Daylight Time returns everything to normal in the fall. Forecasters can use this information to build a high-performing time-of-day arrival model.

Why Seamless CX Matters More Than Ever

Upstream Works

Why Seamless CX Matters More Than Ever. At face value, providing seamless customer service should be the goal of every contact center. With so many technologies to manage, along with rising customer expectations, this can be harder than it seems.

Is Your Contact Center Ready for Novel Coronavirus-like Scenarios?

Strategic Contact

Business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) – a.k.a., contingency planning, business continuity management, and business recovery planning – can weigh on CC leaders’ minds.

A Practitioner's Guide to Sustainable Customer Experience in the Contact Center

To make contact center conversations great, you need to set-up the right environment for success. This involves your contact center design, the data you use, and some critical customer-centric capabilities.

Why you need to follow the service culture recipe

Toister Performance Solutions

Advertising disclosure: This blog participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. My friend, Sarah, is a baker. She's taught me that baking is all about precision.

How to Transform the Customer Experience

ShepHyken

Want to engage and connect with your customers more effectively? Then listen to what Matt Gillin, the co-founder and CEO of Relay Network , has to say. I had a chance to interview Matt for my Be Amazing or Go Home TV show, and he shared specific insights on how to improve the customer experience.

Top 5 Posts in February

Contact Center Pipeline

February may be short on days, but not on thoughtful content from our expert authors.

How to Prove the ROI of Your CES Efforts

GetFeedback

So you’ve taken the time to listen to customers in order to understand the experience they’re having with your brand. Articles

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

Self Install: How Visual Assistance Streamlines Device Setup

TechSee

Whether rigging up a home entertainment system, setting up a new printer or syncing a new smart device with its app, many consumers find it difficult to complete the product self install process.

Guest Post: What a CX Professional Can Learn from a Top Salesperson

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Eric Melchor, founder of Elevate My CX. He shares a story about a salesperson who performed a technique that even surprised a renowned social psychologist.

Inside View: Annette Franz, CCXP

Contact Center Pipeline

If her life had followed an expected path, Annette Franz would have spent the past 27 years pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. But an aversion to chemistry (“my kryptonite,” she jokes) and a love of numbers, analysis and writing led her to the world of consumer research. It was a perfect fit.

Deciphering the CX alphabet

Tethr

While the journey toward exceptional customer service used to set leading businesses apart, today’s customers are more interested in an excellent customer experience (CX).

Why Community is a Strategic Asset Against Your Competitors

Speaker: David Spinks, Founder of CMX and VP of Community at Bevy, and Adrian Speyer, Head of Community at Vanilla Forums

Join Vanilla Forums as Founder of CMX and VP of Community at Bevy, David Spinks, and Head of Community at Vanilla Forums, Adrian Speyer talk about how the best companies in the world are building strong cross-channel communities to successfully protect their most valuable assets: their customers, partners and stakeholders.

How to Take Action on Customer Effort Score Feedback

GetFeedback

The four major activities that must be undertaken after CES feedback is received by the company. Articles

Amazing Business Radio: Teri Yanovitch

ShepHyken

Be the Disney of Your Industry. Lessons from Disney to Improve Your Customer and Employee Experiences. Shep Hyken interviews Teri Yanovitch.

The Only 3 Strategies that Increase Customer Value

Genroe

I am often asked, What is the best way to develop and implement strategies to increase customer value? From a customer perspective, there are only two ways to drive business value: Customer Acquisition and Customer Retention.

How to Conduct Brand Awareness Surveys & What Are the Related Questions

ProProfs Blog

When you want to buy a new phone, you’ll go for Apple if you need a good camera, you’ll go for One+ for speed etc. This is what brand awareness does, it not only affects the decisions of the customers, but it also creeps into the lifestyle. .

Get More Value from Contact Center Performance

This whitepaper has provided some suggestions for KPIs that you may want to use. Once you’ve chosen your KPIs, make sure that you’ve communicated the importance of these metrics to all employees in your contact center, as well as how you expect them to be achieved.

Are Customer Service Jobs Good?

Customers That Stick

Are customer service jobs good? Well, some are, some aren’t Like any job, a lot depends on where you work and who you work for. More generally, customer service jobs can be excellent depending on what your goals are and what your interests are.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of February 24, 2020

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too.

Customer Effort Score (CES): The Complete Guide

GetFeedback

Learn how to use the Customer Effort Score metric, boost loyalty, and prove the ROI of your efforts. Guides

How curiosity in the contact center leads to better CX

TELUS International

People and Culture

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

On-demand training is a powerful tool you can leverage to support new customer onboarding and ongoing education through the customer lifecycle. In this eBook, we’ll delve into the 3 key benefits of on-demand training for your customer onboarding process.