Sat.Dec 29, 2018 - Fri.Jan 04, 2019

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6 Qualities Every Customer Service Agent Should Have

VocalCom

For many customers, a conversation with a service agent is a defining moment in their relationship with your brand. An agent who listens attentively and solves the customer’s problem upon first contact can win that person’s loyalty. On the other hand, agents who fall short of expectations convince customers that your brand has fallen short as well. Here are six qualities every agent should have to deliver the kind of service that makes customers love you for life.

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Building Customer Trust: 3 Tips That Will Make a Big Difference

Contact Center Pipeline

As background, there are really two moments of truth in a customer’s relationship with their company—when they purchase and when something goes wrong! It’s typically easy to get high customer scores in the purchase scenario—the customer feels pleased and confident in their purchase decision. The more difficult moment of truth, by far, is when something […].

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Big Data Analytics Creates Smart Contact Centers

Ansafone

As the primary connection for customers’ concerns, call centers have massive amounts of data pouring in hourly. While companies are tapping this information to personalize messaging and spot trends, contact center management can also leverage Big Data to streamline service processes, boost agent productivity and deliver exceptional customer experiences.

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4 Facts That Nobody Told You About Coaching Employees

Myra Golden Media

We coach employees to make them better, and to correct unacceptable performance. In both cases, there are four things you, as a “coach” must do to make coaching bring out behavioral change. The Four Things Coaching Must Be. Immediate – You can’t put off coaching discussions. Foreseeable – Your expectations must be clear, so no one is surprised.

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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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Is CX Dying? 7 Ways to Save Customer Experience at Your Organization

Beyond Philosophy

I am concerned. I recently read two pieces of research about Customer Experience that worried me. The first was from Nunwood , a UK-based research company with a Customer Experience index, and it showed that improvements in Customer Experience were not happening. The second was from Forrester , and it said the same thing: no increases in Customer Experience improvements.

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Building Your Best Culture in 2019

CX Accelerator

When we are honest with ourselves, we all know culture is the linchpin for everything we do in the Contact Center. We have the very best and newest technology, hire the perfect “on-paper” resumes, and have the budget of King Tut, but without a healthy, positive working culture…these things are essentially meaningless. Naturally, an exceptional culture is the hardest thing to build, and equally as difficult to maintain.

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You Get What You Tolerate (From Employees)

Myra Golden Media

You get the behavior you tolerate. So, if your employees aren’t friendly, helpful, and showing empathy, you have to ask yourself, Have I been tolerating poor performance? Are you having conversations with your people about unacceptable performance? Are you coaching and holding employees accountable? If you want to see change, you have to set expectations, have coaching conversations, and be willing to deal out consequences.

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Contact Center Technology Finally Enables You to Be Customer Centric

CX Global Media

Do you remember that joyous feeling when the thing preventing you from having an easier life was removed? Can you remember what it feels like when the elephant that was sitting on your chest finally gets up? Have you ever experienced relief when that huge barrier preventing you from being more customer centric was finally removed? The irony of many legacy contact center communication platforms that are being used to serve customers often prevent you from doing it effectively.

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Amazing Business Radio: Skip Prichard

ShepHyken

The Nine Mistakes. Finding Your Purpose to Achieve Success Sooner. Shep Hyken interviews Skip Prichard. They discuss Skip’s new book, The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future , which details the most common mistakes people make in their professional and personal lives. Shep’s Opening Monologue. Shep’s opening monologue addresses the question of how new technologies have changed–and haven’t changed–customer service.

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The 2023 Verint Experience Index: Retail

Reports of the death of in-store shopping have been greatly exaggerated. This year’s retail survey found that more than 60 percent of consumers start and end their journey by visiting a store. Retail customers value price above everything, but the importance of other factors varies for different brands. In-store shopping is valued highly by grocery and home improvement customers Technology retail customers place less importance on in-store experiences – for them it only ranks sixth Digital exper

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How to Prepare for 5 Customer Service Trends in 2019

Contact Center Pipeline

As organizations plan for success in 2019, emerging trends will influence how customer service is delivered. The evolving landscape will drive changes in how customer service representatives are utilized, trained and even compensated. Technology will continue to innovate processes and shift the way inquiries are handled. With new demands, customer service leaders must prepare their […].

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ICYMI: CallMiner Top 10 Stories of 2018

Callminer

CallMiner had amazing product news, awards and press in 2018 and in case you missed it, below are 10 highlights from the year!

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CES 2019 – Don’t miss the latest innovations and thinking in the Smart Home realm

TechSee

If you’re in the Smart Home or Smart City business, CES 2019 is a must visit. A gathering place for the world’s top business leaders and pioneering thinkers, this year’s event focuses on n an important theme: resilience. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) – owner and producer of the show that attracts over 180,000 attendees – defines resilience as “the place where technologies are going to help keep the world healthy, safe, warm, powered, fed and secure,” making this year’s event es

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5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of December 31, 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. 19 Customer Experience resolutions for 2019 by Customer Guru. (Customer Guru) As we bid goodbye to 2018 and usher in 2019, we have made some customer-centric resolutions for this new year.

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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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With gratitude for YOU!

CX Global Media

As 2018 draws to a close and you reflect on the year, I want to express my deepest gratitude for YOU – the friends and supporters of Call Center Coach. I am grateful that, because of you, Call Center Coach is the most sought-after place where existing and emerging contact center supervisors can – in a modern way connect with peers, mentors and a modern learning environment in order to improve their lives and the lives of those they serve.

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Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our January 2019 Issue

Contact Center Pipeline

Happy 2019! I hope the New Year brings much happiness and peace to you. Please take advantage of our Subscription Offer (12 months for Free!). What a fabulous January issue! We reveal the survey results from the recent “Contact Center Challenges & Priorities” survey, as well as the key findings from the “North American Study […].

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How to Create Attractive Survey Email Subject Lines

ProProfs Blog

You may be a marketer who sends numerous promotional emails to your clients regularly. But are you finding it difficult to break past the inbox barrier? It probably happens because your subject lines are not compelling enough. Numerous emails pile up in a mail inbox every day, so your email subject line is the most important aspect of your communication.

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Guest Blog: How to Build a Comprehensive Onboarding Module for Customer Service Training

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Anand Srinivasan who writes about how important it is to have a properly trained customer service team to ensure business success. – Shep Hyken. Customer service is one of the primary drivers of growth in many organizations. Studies show that businesses that provide a positive experience to their buyers positively impact their profitability.

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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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Use Voice of Customer (VOC) Data to Improve Customer Service

GetFeedback

A Voice of Customer (VOC) program aims to gather and analyze customer insights, allowing you to identify trends and strategies to improve customer experience and deliver positive business outcomes. In simpler terms, VOC offers a way to give your customers a voice within your organization. Organizations that have well-developed VOC programs consider feedback from every customer, respond immediately, and ultimately use what they learn to make improvements across departments.

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ConcentrixCX: What If You Had CX Superpowers?

Concentrix

Get the power! Turn your team into CX superheroes and change the way customers think about your brand. The post ConcentrixCX: What If You Had CX Superpowers? appeared first on Concentrix.

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5 Unmatchable Tips To Re-Engage Customers And Keep Them Coming Back

ProProfs Blog

Remember that customer who bought your product 5 months ago? And, how about that customer that gave you lots of referrals last year? Like any other business, you may have a solid base of existing customers. However, there are times when you may not interact with them for months or even years! That’s when you need to ponder, “ Can my business sustain for long without interacting with existing customers?

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What is DCX? And other digital customer experience terms defined

TELUS International

AI, RPA, VA, IoT — the list of acronyms defining the digital customer experience is never-ending. Here are the DCX terms you need to know.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Top 10 Posts on Brand Building Strategies of 2018

C3Centricity

A New Year tradition we started here at C3Centricity back in 2011, is to share our most popular brand building strategies and posts of the year. This gives everyone a chance to catch up on our best posts that they may have missed. This year has been a particularly successful year for C3Centricity, with many of our newest post getting the top scores globally.

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13 Call Recording Reports You Should Be Generating

OrecX

It's a new year and that means new opportunities! Put your call recording system to work for you. Here is a list of potential call recording reports to consider generating in your contact center to garner the customer intelligence you need. To take advantage of some of these report ideas, you need to integrate (easily with an open API) a third-party speech analytics solution with your call recorder.

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What does it take to successfully design an E-Commerce Website?

OctopusTech

Ever crossed your mind what makes an e-commerce website successful? Is it the creative web design, catchy content or the role digital marketing played or even the combination of all these and various other factors? Well, for one, the owners of these websites have well covered their fundamentals at the beginning, and two, the quality of their designed e-commerce website is top-notch.

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5 Customer-Centric Marketing Strategies for SaaS Companies That Deliver ROI

Totango

‘Customer-centric’ no longer just refers to a marketing strategy—it’s a whole economy. It’s a way of thinking. Customer expectations and demands on enterprises have never been so high, or so personal—especially for SaaS companies who are at the forefront of both the modern wave of technology and the new customer-centricity business model. Seemingly every customer believes they have the power to bend the business world to their exact needs.

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The Rise of the AI Coaching System: Powering the Empathic Enterprise

Contact center leaders understand that frontline agents need in-call guidance to manage complex calls and drive higher levels of employee and customer experience. Real-time agent assist technology is enabling leading contact centers to accomplish these goals.

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4 Ways to Boost Advocate Motivation Through A Rewards Program

Influitive

Want to keep your best advocates motivated to engage with your community and promote your brand? The incentives you offer in your advocate community are vital to keeping motivation high. But not all rewards are created equal. Generic gift cards aren’t always the answer. Rather, you need meaningful and memorable rewards to recognize your advocates.

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Why CRO's Should Outsource Patient Recruitment for Clinical Trials

AnomalySquared

For drug manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies, patient recruitment is the "elephant in the room". It is the primary cause of missing deadlines and early termination for a clinical trial if the trial fails to meet recruitment goals. Dealing with delays can be expensive, on top of already expensive clinical trial costs. As of 2015, just to develop and gain approval of one new prescription drug would cost a pharmaceutical company upwards of $2 billion dollars.

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Contact Center Update: Catching Up With Noble Systems

Noble Systems

In Part 1 of a recent interview with CUSTOMERZONE360, Lee Allum, VP of Marketing, Noble Systems, provides Editor Erik Linask with a rare “behind-the-scenes” look at the factors affecting change across the contact center industry and how Noble Systems has evolved its portfolio to stay aligned with customer needs. Lee and Erik covered a wide range of subject matter in the two-part Q&A, such as mitigating agent attrition, CCaaS adoption, gamification, and the requisite omnichannel functionality