Sat.Sep 14, 2019 - Fri.Sep 20, 2019

After Call Work – Why it Matters and How to Ensure it’s Done Right

TechSee

After call work (ACW) refers to the tasks completed by a customer service agent once the call with the customer has been completed.

Eight Days a Week: The Always-On Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

In February 1965, The Beatles released a song called “Eight Days a Week” as a single to the U.S. market before it appeared on the album Beatles VI. It became the band’s seventh No. 1 single in the U.S. in just over a year.

5 Ways to Build Rapport Over the Phone with Your Caller

CallSource Insights

Learn how to build rapport with customers with rapport building questions and great phone skills. The call handler’s role at your business is one of the most important positions. It is a job that takes both people skills and sales skills.

Yes is More Than an Answer. It’s an Attitude!

ShepHyken

Customers don’t like to be told no. Any request or complaint that is met with a negative response may only add fuel to the fire. That’s why I’ve been intrigued for years by Cameron Mitchell’s philosophy—and also the title of his book— Yes is the Answer! What is the Question?

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.

Customer Satisfaction is Declining in the UK. Is the US Next?

Beyond Philosophy

In January, I was surprised and disappointed that research from Nunwood and Forrester, two significant firms in the Customer Experience movement, showed that Customer Experience was flatlining.

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NPS, CES, CSAT: Which One is the Best Metric?

GetFeedback

NPS, CES, and CSAT are customer loyalty metrics. They’re used to measure the level of loyalty that a customer has toward your brand. Customers are considered loyal when they consistently purchase from your brand over an extended period of time. . How do you get loyal customers?

Guest Blog: Why cross-team collaboration is essential for B2B customer support teams

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Robert C. Johnson who writes about the importance of cross-team collaboration when providing B2B customer support. . Simply put, B2B support is significantly different than B2C support.

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How To Overcome Organizational Silo’s To Make Progress

Beyond Philosophy

How To Overcome Organizational Silo’s To Make Progress. In The Fellowship of the Ring , Gandalf the wizard calls all the creatures of Middle Earth—the elves, dwarves, men, and hobbits— to a council. Their goal is to determine what to do with the Ring that threatened to end life as they knew it. Gandalf reasoned that since the Ring was a problem for all of Middle Earth, everyone should be involved. A Customer Experience Council (CX Council) follows Gandalf’s lead.

Why Customer Service is Important to Businesses: Top 5 Reasons

ProProfs Blog

Annually, U.S. companies lose more than $62 billion due to poor customer service. Not surprising, considering Americans tell an average of 15 people about a poor service experience, versus the 11 people they’ll tell about a good experience. .

Contact Center Cloud Migration Done Right

Speaker: Sheila McGee-Smith, Founder and Principal Analyst, McGee-Smith Analytics

Many companies are in the midst of migrating their contact center to the cloud. Understanding how best to execute the transition of premises to cloud is part of that process. Join contact center industry analyst and No Jitter blogger Sheila McGee-Smith as she discussed tried and true best practices for avoiding the potential pitfalls of CX migration.

Q&A with the Customer Service Summit’s Jasmine Kees

Contact Center Pipeline

The 9th Annual Customer Service Summit will take place on October 23rd & 24th at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott in New York City. We sat down with Jasmine Kees, the lead organizer of the event, to discuss the Summit and the contact center industry in 2019. This is your 9th year of the Customer […]. Customer Service call center call center events contact center customer experience learning & development

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of September 16, 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.

6 Core Emotions in Customer Experience and Why They Matter

NICE inContact

Sometimes “Customer Experience” feels like a book everyone talks about, but few people actually read. Luckily, the conversation is inspiring and a lot of fun.

What I Learned from Customer Success Summit 2019

Totango

5 Fun Memories That Made This An Event I Won’t Forget. Customer Success Summit – Team Edition wrapped up last Friday in New York City. Seeing everyone learning, collaborating and sharing was incredibly inspiring and made this definitively the Best Customer Success Summit ever.

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.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Brings Flexibility, CHOICE for Modern Consumers

Talkdesk

Customers want freedom to move, freedom to choose, and the freedom to create their own experience. We all know the tried-and-true approach of “if you don’t like the answer, call back and get someone else”.

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Amazing Business Radio: Paul Selby

ShepHyken

Customer Service Will Never Go Out of Style. Keeping Customer Service Relevant to Self-Service and Proactive Service. Shep Hyken interviews Paul Selby of ServiceNow.

Book Review: The Non-Obvious Guide to Emotional Intelligence

Joe Rawlinson

Emotional intelligence is more than simply focusing on your own emotions. It is how you interpret the emotions of those around you, how you read the room and identify the type of audience that you’re talking with so that you can address them accordingly.

DSW Successfully Incorporates AI into Customer Experience

NICE inContact

We love our shoes! Designer Shoe Warehouse, better known as DSW, continues to find innovative ways to capitalize on that universal truth and keep customers coming back for more.

Beyond the Contact Center: Unlocking Insights with Speech Analytics

A global survey of 500 key decision makers by Opus Research shows the core benefits of making the leap to an omnichannel contact center, such as uncovering actionable business insights on employee-customer interactions.

Why an Effortless Experience Isn’t Enough for Customer Loyalty

GetFeedback

A while back, my teammates and I spent hours in a conference room mulling over the concept of effortless experience.

Proving the Value of Customer Experience to Your Executive Team

Nicereply

CX contributes to the overall success of the company with the number of metrics that it impacts, many of which are valuable to cross-functional teams as well as support.

The Customer Data Platform Benefits You Should Know

Totango

Hidden inside customer data, there are many opportunities to grow and improve your brand, but what if you don’t know what to look for? Say your customer just completed onboarding quicker than the average user, but you missed the chance to recognize their success.

The Devil I Know vs. The Devil I Don’t in the Call Center

NICE inContact

Have you ever heard the saying “the devil I know vs. the devil I don’t” as it relates to making a change to something new? I hear that saying all the time when talking with people about why they are stuck on an outdated call center software platform.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

The ‘Uberization Event’ – London – 26th September 2019

CSM Magazine

‘Uberization’ is now listed in the Cambridge dictionary. And it is used daily all over the world to symbolise the shift towards a consumer focused, digital economy, where the dynamics between consumer and provider is equitable, transparent and fair.

Tethr raises $15 million to fuel continued rapid growth

Tethr

Over the past several months, Tethr has had the opportunity to work with many CX, customer care and sales leaders on some exciting initiatives, helping them improve their overall customer experience and drive better alignment with their overall brand promise.

Millennials and Generation Z are Reshaping Customer Support

UJET

Consumer demographics are changing. Baby boomers and Generation X are no longer the only age groups making key business decisions and purchases. Millennials (Generation Y) and Generation Z are becoming the dominant consumer demographic with buying power that is exponentially increasing.

6 Ways a Survey Maker Can Help You

ProProfs Blog

With the world continuing its march towards the digital space, data collection and information gathering have become both; easier and harder. Is that an oxymoronic statement? – Yes. Is it true? Also Yes. Why is that so?

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.

How To Create a Culture of Accountability

Etech GS

In business school, a commonly spoken mantra is that team leaders can delegate virtually every aspect of their work — except accountability. When Leaders practice this by also holding themselves accountable, team members pay attention.

Keeping customer service consistent for global brands

TELUS International

CX Best Practices

Moving to Cloud: A Must for Contact Centers

NICE inContact

Everywhere you turn, the calls to move to cloud environments have become prevalent – regardless of system, workload or application, its no secret that cloud has redefined how our most critical systems are deployed and operated. Cloud has matured far beyond its early beginnings nearly 2 decades ago.