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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. A positive attitude.

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.

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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.

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.

Increased Customer Satisfaction and Lower Call Volume During Rapid Expansion

Learn how a customized support solution for a rapidly expanding company resulted in increased customer satisfaction and decreased support calls.

A Doctor’s Prescription for Good Customer Service

ShepHyken

Here’s another great story we can learn from. This reminds us that having a good system with good people who understand how to take care of their customers is the backbone of a good service experience. My friend, Dr. Neil Baum, the world-renown urologist, was speaking in Las Vegas at the Wynn resort.

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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.

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?

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.

Contact Center Technology Finally Enables You to Be Customer Centric

Call Center Coach

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?

3 Signs You Need A Self-Service Consumer Insights Solution

Understanding consumers can be a complex task. Consumer research can be a lengthy process–whether it’s manual research or configuring and training first generation AI machines on what to look for in consumer feedback.

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.

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!

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.

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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

With gratitude for YOU!

Call Center Coach

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.

When It Comes to New Year’s Resolutions, Think FAST, Not SMART

Guru

It’s officially a new year, which means that it’s time to set goals and tackle all the things you’ve been meaning to do since 2018. New year, new you, right?

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.

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!

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.

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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?

ConvergeOne's Net Promoter Score Enters "Excellent" Status at 70

ConvergeOne

ConvergeOne prides itself on providing an exceptional customer experience. We team with our customers to develop innovative solutions and deliver consistent services that propel them to the forefront of their industries and position them to be their customers’ champions.

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.

How to Create Strong Community Personas

Speaker: Carrie Melissa Jones, Community Consultant

Ever wonder how to build effective community personas? Join Vanilla Forums on Tuesday, June 16th at 12 PM ET as Carrie Melissa Jones, Co-Author of Building Brand Communities, clears away the noise around community personas and gives you a method for doing member research to refine your personas.

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.

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.

Predictions for Customer Success in 2019

ChurnZero

Firstly- Happy New Year Churn Fighters! Let’s talk 2019 predictions. No matter how deeply you gaze into the crystal ball wondering what this new year has in store for you or your business, the only thing you’ll know for sure is that despite your careful planning, some things will change.

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

GetFeedback

Learn how to use Voice of Customer (VOC) data to listen to your customers and optimize your customer service experience across all support channels. Articles

Get More Value from Contact Center Performance

This whitepaper has provided some suggestions for KPIs that you may want to use. Once you’ve chosen your KPIs, make sure that you’ve communicated the importance of these metrics to all employees in your contact center, as well as how you expect them to be achieved.