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The Modern Call Center School for Supervisors | 12 Things to Know

Call Center Coach

The world of talent development and adult learning has changed dramatically over the past few years. And leading contact centers are modernizing their learning to keep pace. They realize they must modernize or risk losing their next generation of frontline leaders to other opportunities.

The Death of Voicemail

ConvergeOne

For years, I have been asked about the death of voicemail. It started at the end of 2014 with Coca-Cola’s announcement that it was disconnecting voicemail , which was followed by similar announcements from companies like JPMorgan Chase. What ended up happening in most cases?

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4 CX Actions for the Cash-strapped, Resource-limited Contact Center

Customer Service Life

This article was originally published on the ICMI Blog on August 28, 2018. Click here to read the original post. Having worked in customer service for a couple SAAS (Software as a Service) startups throughout my career, I’d like to enlighten you on an important concept.

From Axes to Handbags: Why Customer Like Conspicuous Consumption

Beyond Philosophy

I just bought a new Mont Blanc pen. I like writing with it. I have a couple more, too; one is a pencil, and the other is a rollerball-type. However, the reality is, I sometimes look at my fancy pen and think, “It’s writing; I could write this stuff with a Bic or a regular pencil.”.

To Text or To Talk? Understanding Customer Care Preferences for Voice and Digital Channels

As customer care channels continue to evolve and expand, there’s been a lot of debate about which channels customers actually prefer to interact with brands. Based on a recent Harris Poll, learn why consumers choose one channel over another, and how common frustrations with specific channels drive consumers to pick alternatives.

Congratulations to the 2018 LISTEN Awards Winners

Callminer

At last month’s LISTEN event, we were excited to award three customers with LISTEN Awards for their achievements in speech analytics success.

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What You Need to Know to Reduce Customer Effort in 2019

360Connext

It’s that time of year. We’re all making predictions and tracking trends in customer experience. What will happen in 2019? Which trends will matter? Which will fade away? One thing we predict will not change for a long time is the need to reduce customer effort.

Key stats to prove your ROI – It’s About The ROI Stupid!

Beyond Philosophy

What are the best statistics to help you prove ROI for your customer experience program? These are the best statistics that will help you create ROI. Colin reveals how you can download his ebook ‘Unlocking the Hidden Customer Experience’ for free! The post Key stats to prove your ROI – It’s About The ROI Stupid! appeared first on. Podcast

You Didn’t Know a 12-foot Pole Could Teach You This

Myra Golden Media

One of the goals for my customer service training in Cerritos, California yesterday was to help employees follow-up with colleagues, to close the loop so that everybody was up to date on what’s being done to fix issues for customers. I designed a short lecture and a small group discussion to address this. And then, three hours before my flight, I scratched the entire section.

How to Reduce Friction

ShepHyken

As most of you (hopefully know), my latest book, The Convenience Revolution , is all about making the customer experience as frictionless as possible.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

CX Satisfaction Starts with Your Brand Advocates

Contact Center Pipeline

Customer Experience is top of mind with contact center professionals, as the industry dives deeper into digital transformation. It’s a great time for organizations to consider the conversations they are having with their customers. Who’s engaging with them? Are the conversations productive?

Use This Checklist to Create the Perfect Customer Survey

GetFeedback

Creating a customer survey is hard work. Not only do you have to ensure your questions can deliver truly valuable insights, but you also have to consider design, distribution, and usability issues.

Integrate Data across Customer Journeys for Better CX

Upstream Works

When it comes to evaluating the Customer Experience (CX), the contact center is in the unique position of being able to accurately represent what a customer actually did and the service they received. It’s not an opinion poll; rather it is hard data on measurable criteria: how long did they wait?

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Guest Blog: Impact of Technological Advancements on Consumer Behavior

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Jim Iyoob who talks about how and why technology has changed consumer behavior and how you need to reinvent strategies to keep up with consumers. – Shep Hyken. As we all know, nowadays, consumer behavior is prejudiced by various aspects.

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.

Thwarting Thieves and Hindering Holiday Hackers

Contact Center Pipeline

Holiday spending and the quickly evolving ways people buy and sell things was on my mind on a recent trip that took me through Shanghai. In China, there are two prominent apps used by companies and consumers.

How to Get Promoted into Customer Service Leadership

Toister Performance Solutions

Getting your first shot at a leadership position can be tough. A few Customer Service Tip of the Week subscribers have recently asked me for advice on getting promoted.

A Valuable Commodity: Spend Less, Save More, and Win Customers Over

inContact

There is a commodity that you can’t see or touch, but it is very valuable. Everyone gets the same amount of it each day and can spend it as they choose. What is it?

Amazing Business Radio: Dan Schawbel

ShepHyken

Back to Human. How Great Leaders Create Connection In The Age of Isolation. Shep Hyken sits down with Dan Schawbel to discuss how to use technology as a bridge to a strong customer and employee connection.

Artificial Intelligence and the Customer Experience

There's no denying that Artificial Intelligence is popping up everywhere in consumers' daily lives. But in the world of customer care, getting AI right - deploying it in a way that helps customers get things done quicker and easier, removing frustrations and roadblocks - is easier said than done. This eBook will teach you how to use AI to improve the customer experience, while significantly cutting costs for your business.

“Smart” contact center solutions that use artificial intelligence

DMG

Question: I keep hearing about “smart” contact center solutions that use artificial intelligence. How does this work?

How to Save Money By Observing Employees and Customers

Toister Performance Solutions

In 2014, activist investor Starboard Value identified a cost savings opportunity of $216 million at Darden Restaurants. The restaurant operator owns such iconic brands as The Capital Grille, Yard House, and Olive Garden. Starboard's management felt Darden was underperforming.

Announcing AI Suggest Voice

Guru

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5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of November 12, 2018

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. 7-Eleven is testing new ‘scan-and-go’ technology by Ilyse Liffreing.

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.

How Call Centers Capture Repeat Customers

Ansafone

With just one repeat customer generating as much revenue as six new customers, delivering quality customer experiences that breed loyalty is essential for companies to stay profitable in today’s competitive market. As a primary touchpoint with your brand, the contact center is an important bridge.

Chat agent training, onboarding taking priority for many organizations

RapportBoost

By Tony Medrano and Scott Moberly. At Customer Contact Week in Austin last month, we noticed how the discussions surrounding chat training and onboarding stood out far more than in previous conferences. Good reasons exist for this. .

How to Increase ROI for Your Custom Development Projects

Aria Solutions

It’s an exciting time to be in IT these days! Digital transformation is gaining in popularity, one element being the move of IT infrastructure to the cloud.

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7 Steps to Increase Contact Center Agent Retention and Engagement

Transparent BPO

There are many reasons to retain good contact center agents. For one, they result in higher performance metrics, such as AHT, FCR, and CSAT. Engaged employees also stay longer, reducing attrition and the costs associated with it.

The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

To find how contact centers are navigating the transition to omnichannel customer service, Calabrio surveyed more than 1,000 marketing and customer experience leaders in the U.S. and U.K. about their digital customer communication strategies. Read the report to find out what was uncovered.

Call Center Best Practices

Ansafone

High-performing call centers understand that being innovative and employing industry best practices are the best ways to create efficient, productive, happy workplaces.

10 Surefire Way to Reduce Call Abandonment Rates in Call Center

Dialer 360

Customers abandon the abandon percentage rate of tasks. Usually, there are two significant industries where abandon rate is a commonly used strategy. First is in the contact center and second is online retailing. Inbound call center, the percentage of incoming phones calls made to call or service.

The Individualization of the Customer Experience

Call Center Pros

One size rarely fits all. It seems obvious, right?