Sat.Jun 22, 2019 - Fri.Jun 28, 2019

Boost Employee Engagement by Creating a Coaching Culture Where your Agents Thrive

SharpenCX

Phones are ringing back to back. You’ve got an inbox full of unread emails. Agents are calling out to you, escalating calls with upset customers who will only speak with the manager. Some days it seems like your agents can’t. Read More.

13 Types of Customers and How to Deal With Them

CrazyCall

Today, we are going to talk about the types of customers you can get in contact with your brand. I will guide you through types one by one and provide hints on how to keep any types of consumers happy. Table of contents. How can we establish types of customers? What types of customers are there? Moreover, how can you make them happy? Can you keep all types of customers happy? The market is saturated like never before, in every industry most of the niches are overfilled with hopeful companies.

3 Ways an AI-Powered Knowledge Base Changes the Game for Reps and Customers

Guru

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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!

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 […].

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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.

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.

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?

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.

How to Lower Bounce Rate & Boost Conversions with Live Chat Software

ProProfs Blog

It’s true that managing a website is not just about updating content every single day; rather it is all about improving its performance by optimizing quite a few variables like conversion rate, visitor count, search engine ranking, bounce rate etc.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of June 24, 2019

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Guest Blog: “Zhuzhing Up” Humans in the Contact Center

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Chris Connolly that discusses h ow assistive AI blends with human-only qualities to create a new category of “superagents.”. Technology replacing humans. That’s what we all fear. Yet bank employees did not disappear with the advent of the ATM.

How AI Takes Call Tracking Reports to Next Level

Blair Symes

If you aren’t reporting on callers, or only use basic call tracking reports, these will open your eyes to what AI can do

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See You at Customer Contact Week in Las Vegas

Callminer

CallMiner is excited to return to Customer Contact Week as a sponsor, exhibitor, and workshop host featuring expert insights and customer testimonials for leveraging interaction analytics in enterprise-level CX strategy!

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.

Has Your CX Lost The Human Touch?

PeopleMetrics

The CX space has seen significant movement over the last few years – between multibillion-dollar acquisitions, advancement in AI, and continuously evolving core software, the industry is experiencing a renaissance.

Top 5 Posts in June

Contact Center Pipeline

Summer has officially arrived and with it a few hot topics to add to your contact center reading list. Top blog posts in June included a look at work-life balance challenges in the contact center; customer expectations for a more personalized experience; how to improve communication and collaboration effectiveness and efficiency using tools you may […].

The Benefits of Customer Lifetime Value: Why It Matters

Totango

What do America’s longest running companies all have in common? They focus on the big picture: customer lifetime value. If you want your business to last, you need to prioritize customer lifetime value, too.

200+ Survey Question Examples For Your Feedback Forms

ProProfs Blog

If you want the right answers, ask the right questions. But what exactly are the RIGHT questions? In this article, we tell you just that.

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.

The Rustici Story: How Happy Employees Create Happy Customers

CX Accelerator

Originally posted on the Rustici Software Blog Last month, I presented to the Nashville Network of Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) and shared how we’ve built a remarkable place to work at Rustici Software and how that leads to providing exceptional service to our customers.

Cut Through The Chatbot Hype To Find The Right Conversational AI Solution For You

Ian Jacobs

In this short take, I discuss the lessons learned from evaluating 14 vendors for the Forrester New Wave™: Conversational AI For Customer Service, Q2 2019. Check out the video below. For more insights, Forrester clients can dig into the full evaluative research here.

Know Way, Rosé — The Knowledge You Need to Survive the Summer

Guru

We love sharing knowledge as much as Marie Kondo loves sharing the secrets of cleanliness. And while we created Guru to make sharing on-the-job knowledge easier, there’s no reason why you can’t use the Guru Card format to share your off-the-job insights. company news

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Why Do You Need to Rethink Your Customer’s Journey

ProProfs Blog

Customer journey mapping has become such a buzzword in business that 34% of companies are already implementing it into their customer service. However, the idea behind mapping the customer journey is quite intuitive. It’s an abstract thing that helps you visualize how customers are converting.

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.

Announcing Talkdesk Boost: Accelerate Your Digital Transformation

Talkdesk

By now, you’d have to be living in a cave to be unaware that digital transformation is a key corporate imperative today. Digital transformation initiatives are underway all across the enterprise, with the primary goal being to compete and win on customer experience. .

Webinar: Contact Center Self-Service and AI

Taylor Reach Group

Webinar Contact Center AI and Self Service Colin Taylor. By Colin Taylor. Recently, Taylor Reach CEO and Chief Chaos Officer gave a live webinar for Call Centre Helper on Contact Center AI and Self-Service. Check out the recorded webinar HERE.

From Insights to Action: Closing the Customer Feedback Loop

Nicereply

Closing the loop with customers requires not only gathering responses but then acting on those insights. . The vast majority of businesses are well aware of the fact that listening to the customer’s voice is an imperative component of growth and improvement.