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Why Customer Self-service Is Essential to a Successful CX Strategy

Working Solutions

Delivering a superior customer experience (CX) in an era when customers are savvier than ever, and the number of communications channels increasing seemingly overnight, is no easy task. And compounding this challenge is the fact that, today more than ever before, customers are demanding fast and satisfying access to information and responses to inquiries. Service […]. Call Center Outsourcing customer self-service

Data ethics and the impact on customer service

TELUS International

Discover the growing link between data ethics and excellent customer experience, along with key strategies for building consumer trust

Need Help With Your Help? You Might Need an IT Ticketing System

Relay Blog

Whether yours is a large national business or small scale firm, there is little doubt. The post Need Help With Your Help? You Might Need an IT Ticketing System appeared first on Relay. Support


Doing the Right Thing: A Habit Worth Mastering


When it comes to taking care of customers, sometimes people go a little further than expected. When asked why, they often say, “It was the right thing to do.” There’s no incentive other than the desire to care for someone else. In a sense, that is what customer service is about.

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.

Top Themes from Think 2019

Peter Lavers

What were the key themes coming out of my coverage of February’s IBM’s showcase global conference Think 2019 in San Francisco? I was delighted to be invited by IBM Watson to Think 2019 in my role as an IBM Futurist.

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What Are the Advantages of NPS to My Business?

ProProfs Blog

Customer retention, customer loyalty, customer engagement, phew, these words are all I read about these days. One thing that tends to link all these factors together is Net Promoter Score or NPS.

Guest Blog: How One Experience Started My CX Passion


This week we feature an article by Stacy Sherman who reminds us that brands must not compete on price alone and shares a great story to illustrate this point from Stacy’s Pita Chips. – Shep Hyken.

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Dimension Data CX Report Roundtable

Peter Lavers

Watch the video report from Dimension Data’s 2019 Global Customer Experience Benchmarking Report Roundtable session. Dimension Data recently released their latest Customer Experience report.

How To Measure Authentic Customer Emotions In Real Time

Beyond Philosophy

There is a big challenge when measuring customer emotions as you are asking customers how they felt in an experience, as this is done retrospectively, a while after they had the experience.

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.

Why Engagement Strategies & Investment Are Important for Customer Retention

ProProfs Blog

A Forrester report highlights increasing customer retention by 5% can increase profits by up to 95%. Loyal customers spend about 30% more with brands than new customers. An investment to increase retention by 5% is surely a worthy business investment.

Amazing Business Radio: Martha Brooke


Are Rating Systems Skewed? How to Get the Most Out of Your Customer Feedback. Shep Hyken interviews Martha Brooke. They discuss common rating systems implemented by many companies, the faults and flaws of these systems, and ways to improve the feedback process overall.

Improving Contact Center Operations: Happiness All Around to a “T”

Contact Center Pipeline

The contact center environment can be hectic—you probably have don’t have much time or patience for a third-party outsourcer telling you how to “transform” your call center operations. Right? You’re thinking: “Give me a break. I’m hard-pressed just to staff the third shift, much less transform it.”

Top AI-Powered Self-Service Innovations to Watch at MWC Barcelona 2019


As the biggest mobile trade show of the year, MWC Barcelona 2019 is an event not to be missed. This year’s theme, “Intelligent Connectivity,” focuses on highly contextualized and personalized experiences , delivered when and where customers want them.

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.

Top 5 Benefits of Post-Event Surveys You Need to Know

ProProfs Blog

After all the hard work, money, and time; you finally packed up your long-awaited event, and it was probably the best moment of your life but was it the same for your audience or attendees?

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of February 18, 2019


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.

Highlights from the 2019 Challenges and Priorities Survey

Contact Center Pipeline

With nearly 300 participants, Strategic Contact and Contact Center Pipeline proudly report the findings from our fourth annual Challenges and Priorities Survey. Here are a few highlights to whet your appetite.

The 5 Things You Need to Know About Great Service

Steve DiGioia

While celebrating my daughter’s 20th birthday at a local steak restaurant – yes, the chicken finger & fries meals are a thing of the past, I was reminded that great service and experience doesn’t happen by accident.

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6 Killer Applications for Artificial Intelligence in the Customer Engagement Contact Center

If Artificial Intelligence for businesses is a red-hot topic in C-suites, AI for customer engagement and contact center customer service is white hot. This white paper covers specific areas in this domain that offer potential for transformational ROI, and a fast, zero-risk way to innovate with AI.

Expert Roundup: How Data from Survey Software Shapes Marketing Campaigns

ProProfs Blog

Let’s assume you’ve got the perfect product; you’ve thought about a well-funded marketing campaign. However, your campaign proves to be unsuccessful after the launch, because it doesn’t resonate with your target audience. It’s a pretty scary thought, isn’t it?

21 Customer Service Phrases That Can Make or Break Your Business


The quality of your customer service can make or break your business. According to American Express, one-third of Americans would consider switching providers after just one bad customer service experience. That’s right. One bad customer service conversation can be fatal to your business. It shouldn’t be a surprise. Chances are, you’ve been on the receiving […].

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How to Follow Up With NPS Detractors, Promoters, and Passives


Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a method to assess customer loyalty , and many businesses today consider it to be an important metric. But NPS is far more useful than just a number on a page. In fact, your NPS score is just the beginning. What truly matters is what you do with your NPS survey results.

Ready, Fire, Aim… The Problem-Solving Firing Line

Contact Center Pipeline

Step up to the firing line! Ready, fire, aim… whoops! Isn’t it “ready, aim, fire”? Well, traditionally speaking, yes.

The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

A survey of 1,000 contact center professionals reveals what it takes to improve agent well-being in a customer-centric era. This report is a must-read for contact center leaders preparing to engage agents and improve customer experience in 2019.

Do call center agents contribute to phone fraud?


Ideally, contact center agents are trained to resolve customer issues over the telephone channel, not double as the first line of defense. As the recent article, “Call Center Fraud Threats,” observes, it can be a difficult balance helping customers while also trying to protect them.

Earn Your Customers’ Trust, And Loyalty Will Follow


Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Author: Guest author: Shep Hyken Earn Your Customers’ Trust, And Loyalty Will Follow. Published on: February 20, 2019. Author: Guest author: Shep Hyken Do your customers trust you? How do you even know if they do, and why is it important?

14 Tips for Overcoming Objections in Sales: Go from NO to a Heck, YEAH!


For most sales professionals, the hardest part of cold calling is overcoming objections. Objections are an inevitability of cold calling that can take many forms: “I’m not interested.” “I I don’t have budget.” “I’m I’m using a competitor.” “We’re We’re not ready yet.” “We We don’t need to change.”

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Digital Is the Front Door to the Retail Customer Experience


Customer voices are loud and clear on web and mobile—if you’re listening What’s the best way to describe the current state of retail customer experience? Picture this…. The setting: Any retailer-customer. CX Best Practices NPS Research & CX Data Retail

How to Make the Transition to Customer Service Outsourcing

Speaker: Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer, Advantage Communications Inc.

You’re feeling the pressure of keeping your employees engaged and improving your customer experience, but you’re not sure if you’re ready or even know how to make a smooth transition to a contact center. Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer of Advantage Communications, will lead you through an outsourcing Self-Assessment you can apply to your business in this insightful webinar developed to provide you with the building blocks to take your customer service experience to the next level.

Meet the New Boss - Cisco Collaboration Analyst Summit - Takeaways and Pix

Jon Arnold

I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution Take a bow for the new revolution Smile and grin at the change all around… You know the rest. I attend many conferences as an analyst, and have been to vendor events each of the past two weeks.

Is NPS a Useful Metric?


This article was originally published on WnTD's blog. With Elizabeth's permission, we are republishing and sharing it with our community. In a recent post , we talked about Customer Success Metrics, one of which was the Net Promoter Score (NPS).

A Roadmap to Success with Speech Analytics


Whether you’re heading to a new restaurant on the other side of town or taking a road trip across the country, a GPS helps get you there. Gone are the days of combing through maps, taking notes and picking what you think is the best route—only to be blindsided by traffic delays and detours.