Sat.Mar 02, 2019 - Fri.Mar 08, 2019

Modernize Your Contact Center – Move to the Cloud

Waterfield Technologies

What does moving your Contact Center to the cloud mean to the customer? Are there benefits? Calling into a contact center is never a favorite task of anyone. We know […]. The post Modernize Your Contact Center – Move to the Cloud appeared first on Waterfield Technologies. Blog Cloud Contact Center

Does Your Call Center Have The Right Tools For The Job?

Calltools

You need the right tools for any job. A plumber is nothing without a good pipe wrench. So what do you need to provide your call center with? The more comfortable you make your employees the happier and more productive they will be. Does your call center have the right tools for the job?

Women who made the modern contact center possible

InTheChat

March is Women’s History Month – which was created to educate and promote the achievements of women who have often been overlooked. Often when we think about the modern telecommunications industry, the pioneers we think of tend to.

Look Past the Obvious for a Better Solution

ShepHyken

Winter travel can be stressful with the concern of weather-related delays and cancellations. On a recent trip that had a connecting flight, I was notified the night before that my first flight was going to be delayed, which made me worry about missing my connection.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica whitepaper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

3 De-escalation Techniques Gayle King Used In the Emotional R. Kelly Interview

Myra Golden Media

The first thing I read on my iPhone this morning was the interestingly trending Gayle King interview with R&B singer R. Kelly. In the interview, the singer cries, rants at the camera, beats his chest, and stands, towering over Gayle King with warlike body language.

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Seamless Self-Service Starts in the Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

Customer Experience (CX) as a term may have many definitions, but it is generally accepted that it is all about creating personalized, seamless, low-effort customer interactions. By its very nature, CX takes a holistic view.

Guest Blog: 3 Ridiculously Simple Ways to Generate Customer Delight

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Jason Milleisen who shares three simple rules that will set you apart from your competition and help provide great customer service. Shep Hyken. I once heard about a car dealership who had customer satisfaction scores that were the impressively high.

10 Takeaways Your Employees Get From My Telephone Skills Online Training

Myra Golden Media

Maya Angelou once said, “People will forget what you said. They will forget what you did. But, people will never forget how you made them feel.” ” That point right there – people will never forget how you made them feel – is why we created this course.

3 Tools to Measure Authentic Customer Emotions in Real-Time

Beyond Philosophy

I am routinely gobsmacked by the number of organizations that don’t measure customer emotions. Those that do often don’t think about how they will use the information they measure. The classic phrase, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it” applies.

The Changing Role of CX Testing in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Diego Lo Giudice and Chad Hendren

With new competition emerging every day, businesses are transforming themselves, and using software as a means to drive differentiation. Digital transformation has become a key initiative for businesses across the globe, and CX is ground zero. Register now for this webinar and hear from Cyara and their guest speaker, Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester, how testing and QA practices are changing to enable and accelerate digital transformation.

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our March 2019 Issue

Contact Center Pipeline

Welcome to our 10-Year Anniversary issue! The March issue represents 10 years of publishing Contact Center Pipeline!

Amazing Business Radio: Horst Schulze

ShepHyken

Excellent Decisions from the Cofounder of the Ritz-Carlton. Aligning Your Organization to a Company-wide Culture. Shep Hyken interviews Horst Schulze, the cofounder and COO of Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

4 Reasons to Create Job Descriptions & Performance Standards

Call Center Weekly

Errol Allen ? Errol Allen is an operations consultant and customer service expert. Using his 25 + years of corporate experience with companies such as ADT, The Houston Post, TCI Cablevision and GEICO, Errol assists his clients in developing a customer focused environment via documenting processes, creating task manuals, identifying key performance indicators and providing customer service training. He is the author of “Keys to Delivering Amazing Customer Service”. Connect LinkedIn | Twitter ? ?.

The Remarkable Effect Facial Recognition Can Have on Your CX

Beyond Philosophy

We develop emotional intelligence as children once we understand how other people feel. Based on the behavior of a few of our fellow humans, some of us more than others. Now, machines are developing emotional intelligence as well.

Optimizing Customer Experience Data to Drive Business Success

Digital CX is an established practice. It’s time to focus on brick-and-mortar! This eBook covers the impact of CX on location-based businesses and best practices on how feedback is collected and data analytics are turned into insights that drive actionable improvements. Discover new ideas to fuel your business’s top and bottom line!

Publisher’s Message: A Decade of Pipeline

Contact Center Pipeline

In November 2008, the idea of creating a magazine for the contact center industry was born. I had left my job after a number of years in the industry working on training, membership, consulting and publications.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of March 4, 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. Why Is Customer Service So Bad? Because It’s Profitable.

Buddying Up – Putting Virtual Employee Assistants at the Heart of Agent Development

TechSee

The contact center industry continues to face extremely high agent turnover, with some outbound and telemarketing centers experiencing attrition rates as high as 27% annually.

5 Influential Ways ProProfs Chat Can Help Improve Your Customer Support

ProProfs Blog

Gone are the days when companies considered integrating live chat to their websites. Today, they are aware of its influence and impact on customers. It is no longer considered but needed to gain benefits like: Building delightful experience with proactive support approach.

The Path to Journey Management

Speaker: Kerry Bodine and Lindsay Sykes

The practice of journey mapping has reached fever pitch. But your mapping efforts are only effective if the resulting maps help you drive organization change — and then measure the results of your efforts. Join Intouch Insight and Kerry Bodine, CX expert and co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business, as she shares Bodine & Co.’s latest research on this topic.

I Can’t Believe You Cut Me Off!

Customer Service Life

This article was originally published on the FCR blog on February 7, 2019. Click here to read the original post. It’s official. I’ve completely caught the fly fishing bug — an unavoidable consequence given the abundance of fishable water here in Oregon.

When Genius Failed by Roger Lowenstein (a One Win Book Review)

Customers That Stick

In this One Win Book Review, we take a look at When Genius Failed by Roger Lowenstein. Check out the video below to hear Adam’s one win that you can take away from When Genius Failed to improve your organization’s customer experience and customer service. About When Genius Failed.

Insurance Claims Processing Powered by Computer Vision

TechSee

Claims processing is a key touchpoint in the customer life cycle, and insurers have only a short window of opportunity to satisfy policyholders. Companies that strategize their efforts to improve insurance claims processing can expect higher levels of operational efficiency.

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Leadership Strategies for a High-Performance Contact Center

Taylor Reach Group

By Colin Taylor. What is a high performance contact center? High performance is generally accepted to mean performing at the top of any possible performance range. So a High performance contact center is one that meets or exceeds the performance parameters or metrics expected of it.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

What to Learn from the Best Customer Experience Companies in 2019

Lumoa

There are clear reasons why companies should create an outstanding customer experience for their customers. Take a look at what you can learn from the best customer experience companies of 2019 and find out how to apply it to your customer experience work. Feed generated with FetchRSS

The Importance of Gender-Neutral Language for Customer Service

InTheChat

Attitudes toward what constitutes good customer service are always changing, because they are rooted in a culture that is always changing. Today, companies find themselves having to think about how they present themselves in entirely new ways, because.

How to Improve Customer Experience Using Employee Feedback

ProProfs Blog

Organizations gather customer experience data through CSAT (customer satisfaction) surveys that are built into their help desk ticketing systems. Conducting such surveys helps them in finding out the challenges faced by customers over time.

3 Ways Shinola Shows How Retail Is Changing, Not Dying

Customers That Stick

Each year, we see increasingly more retail establishments fail. However, retail is not dying; in fact, it has a bright future. It just looks different than it did five years ago. On a trip to Detroit last week, a friend of mine who lives in the area took me to the original Shinola store.

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.

Even the Police Can Get it Right! Adopting a Customer First Strategy

C3Centricity

In most countries, the Police have a love / hate relationship with their population. You can imagine my surprise, therefore, to find myself writing about how they appear to be adopting a customer first strategy in Switzerland! Let me explain.

Enrich Your Omnichannel CX Plan With Social Media

GetFeedback

When you’re running a business or you’re a part of a company, you need to be aware of the importance of the omnichannel customer experience (CX). This means, knowing what your customers want, how they feel, and providing them with the best possible experience with your brand or company.

Boost Your Business Growth Using Customer Satisfaction Score

ProProfs Blog

The great poet Rumi once said, “Maybe you are searching among the branches for what only appears at the roots.”. Set in a different time, in a different context, this saying was meant to teach us to fleeting nature of existence.