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Four Critical Questions Chief Customer Officers Should Ask

Sykes

As global business shift operations due to COVID -19, customer care leaders face several challenges, especially for those who serve customers via contact centers and back office sites.? . L ooking at the speed at which global restrictions and lockdowns were imposed across many organizations in March 2020 come many questions which spur strategic shifts.?

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Multiexperience Strategy: The New Apex of the Customer Journey

TechSee

The average U.S. household currently contains 11 connected devices , and as that number grows in the coming years, driven largely by the rollout of 5G, the challenge for enterprises is twofold. On the one hand, they need to deliver the products and services consumers want in multiple formats. On the other, they have to find ways to tailor them to get the best out of each platform, without compromising on their messaging or brand values.

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3 Reasons Why You Are Losing Customers and How to Stop It

Wowdesk Blog

Did you know that 93% of customers are likely to repeat purchases with companies that offer excellent customer service? Most businesses believe that customer acquisition is the key to run a business. However, stats prove that there are only 5-20% chances of selling to a new customer whereas 60-70% chances of selling to an existing one. We aren’t opposing the fact that sales teams need to acquire new customers but a healthy balance between not losing old customers and acquiring new ones is impera

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Pandemic Behavior Explained: The Good and The Bad

Beyond Philosophy

We here at Beyond Philosophy want to start by saying we hope you and your family are safe. These times are unprecedented, and no one is sure what to expect. We feel it, and we know you are feeling it, too. We are, as they say, in this together. We discussed how these times affect our behavior on a recent podcast , and not just as customers. Some of the human behavior in this crisis is wonderfully uplifting and inspiring, and some of it is jaw-droppingly bad.

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Reimagine Your Communications With A Unified Platform

Cut complexity and boost efficiency while empowering your customers with Nextiva's unified communications platform. Nextiva streamlines workflows and centralizes customer interactions, all while simplifying business collaboration, increasing productivity, and reducing employee burnout.

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A Reason to Smile During the COVID-19 Pandemic

ShepHyken

I’m going to switch up my typical customer service and experience content to share a little motivation. My buddy and fellow professional keynote speaker, Joey Coleman , is one smart dude. He made a great observation about the way people are reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic. He noticed that the quarantine and stay-at-home orders are magnifying people’s personality traits.

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Quick Tip for Giving Customers Bad News

Myra Golden Media

It’s hard enough for customers to accept bad news. But, if a customer thinks you don’t care about their problem, they tend to talk more, become more difficult, and escalation is likely. When you sound like you care when giving bad news, you’ll position yourself to deliver bad news in such a way that more comfortable for customers to hear and accept.

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Why Are People Behaving So Good & Bad, During The Pandemic

Beyond Philosophy

Understanding Human Behavior During the Pandemic, and What to Do About it. Let us begin by wishing you all our best during these unprecedented times. We hope that you and your family are all safe and sound, and novel coronavirus-free. While no one knows what to expect, we are all in this together. The pandemic has shown how uncertainty can affect human behavior.

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Guest Post: Be The Best Decision Your Employees Ever Made

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by John R. DiJulius III , Chief Revolution Officer of The DiJulius Group. He writes about building a company culture that both empowers and enhances the employee experience, especially during a worldwide crisis. Your company’s employee experience is on center stage. How we treat the human beings in our organization during this time will be what they remember forever.

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4 Measures to Implement Social Distancing for On-Site Contact Center & Customer Service Agents

Contact Center Pipeline

Work from home is the most effective form of workplace social distancing, as advised by governments and public health organizations. However, a snap poll conducted during a recent Gartner cohort of over 50 service and support leaders showed that only 15% have been able to move 100% of their staff to working from home. That […].

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Strategic CX: A Deep Dive into Voice of the Customer Insights for Clarity

Speaker: Nicholas Zeisler, CX Strategist & Fractional CXO

The first step in a successful Customer Experience endeavor (or for that matter, any business proposition) is to find out what’s wrong. If you can’t identify it, you can’t fix it! 💡 That’s where the Voice of the Customer (VoC) comes in. Today, far too many brands do VoC simply because that’s what they think they’re supposed to do; that’s what all their competitors do.

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I’LL BE HAPPY WHEN…

Victor Midgley

Back to Articles Listen to Audio Watch Video Lessons Directory Study Tools The topic of happiness may very well be the most written and most read topic in human history, I get it!

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Customer Journey Mapping: Templates, Examples & Tools

Callminer

Customer journey maps come in a variety of formats and you can choose whatever option works best for your requirements.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of April 27, 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. Shake Shack to return $10 million government loan intended for small businesses by Allyson Chiu. (Washington Post) Shake Shack is returning all $10 million it received from a federal loan program intended to help small businesses amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,

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Top 5 Posts in April

Contact Center Pipeline

With most of the United States now a month or longer under stay-at-home directives, readers continue to seek information on managing through the coronavirus pandemic and work-from-home issues. Not surprisingly, COVID-19 and remote-work-related posts once again topped the list of most-read content on the Pipeline blog. Contact Center and COVID-19: Lessons Learned To say the […].

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The Open CCaaS Advantage Report

Over the next 12 months, what do you think will have the biggest impact on your CX automation efforts? When asked the same question, only 10% of CX leaders surveyed by Verint chose telephony. It’s no longer the engagement channel leading CCaaS conversations. The customer engagement challenges facing organizations have changed – so a new approach is needed.

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GETTING UNSTUCK

Victor Midgley

Back to Articles Listen to Audio Watch Video Lessons Directory Study Tools I cannot think of a more common state of emotion among people than the sense of being in a place of confinement, restriction – stuck.

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25 Conflict Resolution Strategies for Customer Service

Callminer

Read this article to learn some of the best conflict resolution strategies for contact center agents can implement.

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How Proprofs Is Evaluating, Interviewing, and Onboarding During the COVID-19 Crisis

ProProfs Blog

In his 2015 Ted Talk, Bill Gates explained, “The next big thing most likely to kill 10 million people will not be a war but a virus.” Right after 5 years, here we are in awe of his far-sightedness and witnessing the global economy crumble down like a house of cards. During the start of this year, nobody would have anticipated that a tiny microbe would lead to millions of job losses across the globe.

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Inside View: Purchasing Power

Contact Center Pipeline

It takes a skilled service professional to deliver a quick, competent response to a customer complaint. When an escalated issue has been resolved with empathy, efficiency and grace, it is an experience that uplifts the customer and instills a sense of loyalty for the company that often translates into brand advocacy. Just ask the Customer […].

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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3 BELIEFS YOU MUST UNDERSTAND

Victor Midgley

Back to Articles Listen to Audio Watch Video Lessons Directory Study Tools I typically start my seminars with a quote from one of my mentors, Jim Rhone. He would ask; “who’s plan are you buying? Who’s got you talked into doing what you are doing?

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Workforce Planning When There’s a Global Pandemic

Aspect

Aspect partner, Call Design, shares insight regarding how to get the most out of your WFM solution as agents work from home during this global pandemic. COVID-19 has created an urgent need for most organisations to rapidly implement work from home solutions for their staff. Regardless of where in the world you are, industry type, or size of the contact centre, most of you are having to consider the logistics of having staff working from home.

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Pandemic Planning for Businesses: How to cope up with COVID-19

ProProfs Blog

Tough times are inevitable in life and in business. But how you compose yourself during those times defines your spirit and will define your future.” – Richard Branson , Founder- Virgin Group. As the world gradually adapts to the current COVID-19 pandemic and more and more people move indoors to practice social distancing, businesses, globally, are faced with a dilemma- to either make necessary changes and survive or completely shut down operations.

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Improving CX on a Budget

Taylor Reach Group

By Peg Ayers. In a recent post, we looked at the cost of providing a poor Customer Experience (CX). A 2019 survey, which interviewed more than 6,000 consumers in Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States says 72% of respondents said, “I am loyal to a certain brand, but as soon as I have a bad experience with them, I move on.” ( Acquia Survey ).

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Contact Center Dialers Demystified

Dive into the realm of contact center dialers with our infographic! Explore the various types – Preview, Predictive, Automatic, and Progressive Dialers – and unravel their roles in boosting call center performance.

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I’LL BE HAPPY WHEN…

Victor Midgley

801-809-1851 Facebook-f Twitter Linkedin-in Youtube Victor Midgley Institute of PROGRESSIVE LEARNING SUBSCRIBED MEMBER HOME STUDY DASHBOARD LMS CONTACT US I’LL BE HAPPY WHEN… by Victor Midgley The topic of happiness may very well be the most written and most read topic in human history, I get it!

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What Timeframe for an AI Chatbot Project?

Inbenta

Depending on the context in which the chatbot project takes place, and therefore its scope of action, its implementation may take more or less time. From our experience, it is the framing phase that is the most time-consuming as you have to consult with all the teams involved in the project and obtain various approvals to start the developments. Team coordination is also crucial when defining the roles of each team member within the project and potentially redefining or creating new positions.

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How to Set Measurable Customer Service Goals for Your Team

ProProfs Blog

From customer service, support to experience, you have a lot to accomplish to keep your customers satisfied. . Well, that’s because 87% of satisfied customers are more likely to upgrade or add services and are less likely to cancel. And, ultimately become brand loyals. So, to make sure your customers are satisfied with your brand, you need to see if you’ve set the right expectations and goals for your customer service team.

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Trusting those you trust with your most valuable asset

Taylor Reach Group

By Colin Taylor. The agents on the frontline want to help customers. They want to resolve issues, and to deliver the desired customer experience and the brand promise. Doing these things results in happier customers and happier agents (as they were dealing with happy customers). Not providing the tools to enable the agents to serve customers would be shortsighted and would create friction in the interaction and relationship.

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Reimagining CX: How to Implement Effective AI-Driven Transformations

Speaker: Steve Pappas, Chief Strategist, Startup and Early Stage Growth Advisor, Keynote Speaker, CX Podcaster

As businesses strive for success in an increasingly digitized world, delivering an exceptional customer experience has become paramount. To meet this demand, enterprises are embracing innovative approaches that captivate customers and fuel their loyalty. 💥 Enter conversational AI - an absolute game-changer (if done right) in redefining CX norms.

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3 BELIEFS YOU MUST UNDERSTAND

Victor Midgley

I typically start my seminars with a quote from one of my mentors, Jim Rhone. He would ask; “who’s plan are you buying? Who’s got you talked into doing what you are doing?

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Voice Quality Validation for At-Home Agents

Cyara

In the face of COVID-19, many organizations have had to shut down their contact centers, and send agents to work from home. This has been accomplished on impossible time tables. One of the big concerns with at-home agents is whether they have the right environment to effectively handle calls. This includes physical environment – do they have a desk, a room free from background noises from children, roommates, pets, etc?

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How to Engage Your Customers in the Time of COVID-19

ProProfs Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread like wildfire, taking people’s lives, and severely impacting various economies across the globe. From the biggest MNCs to new startups, businesses are getting chills down their spine as the road ahead seems to be full of unprecedented challenges. What about your customers? You need to realize that although people are at their homes, they are not quite feeling ‘at home.’ They are waiting for you to keep every communication and support ch

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