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Getting Your Customer Experience Right, No Matter the Channel

Cyara

Technology continues to evolve at an ever-increasing pace. Never before has technology—the architectures, networks, operating systems, applications, processes and even the people designing, developing, operating or using it—been such a driving force. Digital transformation is no longer a buzzword but a reality, and the race to deliver a perfect customer experience the first time has never been more important.

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Customer Self Service – What the Future Holds

TechSee

More companies than ever are tapping into the power of AI customer service technologies to enhance efficiency and positively impact the lives of consumers, and with good reason. Research indicates that by implementing AI in their customer-facing operations, companies can expect to save approximately 30 billion customer service hours and realize $8B in savings thanks to customer self service.

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5 Simple Ways to Ensure the Effectiveness of Coaching

The Call Center School

From elevated productivity to increased morale, better performance, and heightened engagement, the benefits of successful call center coaching are plentiful. And yet, coaching in contact centers is often times executed ineffectively or neglected. In this article, we’ll outline 5 principle elements of coaching success to help make coaching in your contact center more effective.

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Making Employee Experience a Priority in a Customer-Centric World

Contact Center Pipeline

When it comes to your favorite mobile or self-service experience, what apps… platforms… or companies come to mind? A few of my favorite apps are Waze, Turbo Tax, Fandango, Delta and USAA—apps that quickly and easily help me navigate and manage through the critical, complex and day-to-day, ankle-biter tasks of everyday life. Thinking about your […].

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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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How to Optimize Customer Communications Across Customer Journeys

Topdown

Customer experience (CX) has been gaining traction; it’s now much more than just a buzzword and it now requires your immediate attention. Whether you are an insurance firm, a bank, or any other type of business that interacts with people, the customer’s journey plays an extremely important role for attracting and retaining customer base.

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That “Something Extra” You Offer to Make Customers Love You

ShepHyken

In the realm of business—and especially customer service—we often talk about how to differentiate yourself from your competition. It’s those companies that manage to stand out from the crowd that end up being successful. When I work with companies, I urge them to find what makes them unique and use it as a competitive advantage. It’s always a treat when I meet people who not only agree with my philosophies but take them a step further.

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Contact Center Executive Outlook on 2020 and Beyond

Contact Center Pipeline

Across industries, research reports are predicting that businesses can expect more change in the next five years than in the last 50. That certainly seems true enough in the contact center world where the pace of change has been accelerating exponentially—often with dizzying effects for the three key elements of the contact center operations framework: […].

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What is NPS? Definition, Techniques, Tools and Tips from Experts

Callminer

Here’s what you need to know about Net Promoter Score (NPS), how it works, and techniques, along with expert NPS best practices you should know.

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The 5 Essential Practices for Your Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

Because we have frequent thunderstorms and power outages in my Florida home, I recently decided to buy an uninterruptible power supply for my electronics. I’ve had good experiences with Apple products so I first checked to see if Apple made that sort of thing. They didn’t, so I set about comparing and contrasting the models that were available. I quickly got lost in technical specifications, so I decided that I would choose based on how long the power supply would last.

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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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Guest Blog: 7 Ways to Enhance Your Customer Experience with Live Chat

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Hamzah Tariq who shares seven ways to improve the overall live chat experience for your customers. Businesses constantly try to improve the customer experience they deliver through new approaches, tools and strategies. . One of the most successful ways to enhance the customer experience is through live chat. However, there’s always room for improvement in how customers are engaged via chat. .

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What, Exactly, Makes for Great CX?

Contact Center Pipeline

We talk a lot about delivering an exceptional customer experience (CX), but the talk focuses on how to deliver it. “Improve first-call resolution,” or “Capture customer feedback.” In the confusion of how words such as omnichannel and digital transformation, we may overlook the end goal—the what we’re trying to achieve. If you’re over 40, you […].

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5 Standards of Excellent Customer Listening

Callminer

High quality Customer Listening programs always meet the same 5 standards. Failing to meet these standards often steers companies off course.

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Is Any Attention Good Attention?

Beyond Philosophy

Is Any Attention Good Attention? I like Oscar Wilde. His best quote is, “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” Of course, there are times when people are talking so bad, one might wonder if it is worse than being ignored. This episode of The Intuitive Customer explores if there are times when the bad press can be good news for your brand.

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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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Amazing Business Radio with Steve Farber

ShepHyken

Love in Business. Doing What You Love in the Service of Customers Who Love What You Do. Shep Hyken interviews Steve Farber. They discuss how to implement love into every aspect of your business to drive customer success. The Interview with Steve Farber: Even if you love what you do, there will still be days that feel like work. You must do the necessary things you dislike in order to be able to do the things you love in your business.

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Turnover… But Not the Good Kind

Contact Center Pipeline

The word “turnover” can make either your mouth water or your head hurt. Blueberry turnovers are one of my favorite sweets in the summer… freshly picked wild blueberries wrapped up in puff pastry and baked to a flaky golden brown. Yum yum! However, I realize that if you are reading this article, you are not […].

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The Future of Customer Service: 12 Trends to Test in 2020

Nextiva

The future of customer service could mean the future of your business. 77% of customers are “fed up” with bad customer service, and 91% of consumers only buy from brands they trust. That means poor customer service leads to lost customers and lost revenue. Consumers demand amazing service and will spend more to get it. Companies […]. The post The Future of Customer Service: 12 Trends to Test in 2020 appeared first on Business VoIP, Customer Experience, Sales & Marketing Content - Nexti

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10 Chat Support Job Responsibilities: What You Need to Know About Providing Live Chat Support to Your Customers

UJET

Mobile devices have changed consumer’s daily habits. Millennials spend an average of 5.7 hours on mobile devices with Generation Z averaging 11 hours according to ZDNet. Mobile devices are used for media consumption, communication, and entertainment. With mobile becoming the centerpiece, it makes sense that customer support has adopted available channels and continues to modernize customer expectations.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of September 9, 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. When Loyalty Rewards Expire, So Does A Customer’s Loyalty by Dan Gingiss. (Forbes) Rewards programs can be lucrative for loyal customers, but when companies add lots of rules and restrictions to a loyalty program, it can actually have the opposite effect.

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A Recession Looms — How Will You Keep Experience In Focus?

Ian Jacobs

In this short video, I ask a simple question with no simple answer: How can customer service organizations avoid wild swings between a focus on experience and a focus on efficiency if macroeconomic conditions deteriorate? Let me know your thoughts on what your organization is doing to avoid this oft-repeated behavior. Email me at ijacobs@forrester.com. […].

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If you want a consistent experience across all touchpoints, you must ask for customer feedback at each one

PeopleMetrics

Understanding the various touchpoints (e.g., in person, digital) you have with your customers is key to delivering a memorable customer experience. Once you’ve mapped out your touchpoints, it’s often helpful to group them into channels. That’s the focus of this blog post. The most common channels. There are five channels that we see often at PeopleMetrics: websites, mobile app, contact center, in location, and field services (in the home): Websites: refers to customers visiting websites to gathe

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The Artificial Intelligence Journey in Contact Centers

Cisco - Contact Center

I would like to share some thoughts pulled together in discussions with developers, customer care system integrators and experts, along one of the many possible journeys to unleash all the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into a modern customer care architecture. First of all, let me emphasize what the ultimate goal of Artificial Intelligence is: “Artificial intelligence is the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelli

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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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How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In by Jim Collins (a One Win Book Review)

Customers That Stick

In this One Win Book Review, we take a look at How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In by Jim Collins. Check out the video below to hear Adam’s one win that you can take away from How the Mighty Fall to improve your organization’s customer experience and customer service. About How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In.

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Hiring People who Smile is One Step in the Right Direction

Ann Michaels and Associates

It takes a mere second and can actually make someone’s day. Smiling is probably the most underrated gesture we can bestow upon one another. Think about how many people you interact with during the day. Or maybe people you just walk by. How easy would it be just to smile at them? You never know what kind of day someone is having so why not try to make it just a little better.

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Collaboration: The Key to Successful Digital Transformation Strategies that Benefit Everyone in the Contact Center and Beyond

SharpenCX

Teamwork makes the dream work, right? When it comes to your business, this can’t be more true. You need an entire team of people involved and collaborating to deliver success. Imagine if you had a football team with just one. Read More. The post Collaboration: The Key to Successful Digital Transformation Strategies that Benefit Everyone in the Contact Center and Beyond appeared first on Sharpen Contact Center Software.

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How to Calculate Customer Lifetime Value

Totango

To succeed as a subscription or recurring revenue enterprise, you need to adopt a customer-centered approach. Instead of focusing just on the acquisition of new business, you have to prioritize retaining and nurturing existing customers. This is because the digital transformation of business has greatly increased customer fluidity and lowered the revenue value of the first purchase.

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The Open CCaaS Advantage Report

Over the next 12 months, what do you think will have the biggest impact on your CX automation efforts? When asked the same question, only 10% of CX leaders surveyed by Verint chose telephony. It’s no longer the engagement channel leading CCaaS conversations. The customer engagement challenges facing organizations have changed – so a new approach is needed.

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SYKES Featured on 3 IAOP® Best of the Global Outsourcing 100® Lists

Sykes

Recognized as a Top Leader, Top CSR and Multiple Appearances Company. TAMPA, FL — September 10, 2019 — Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (“SYKES” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: SYKE), a leading provider of customer engagement services and multichannel demand generation, was recognized by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) as being within the top-scoring companies overall, as one of the companies scoring highest in the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR), and

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It’s back to school with IUPUI partnership

Customercount

CustomerCount® has been named as an Industry Partner for the Computer Science Industry Partnership Program (CSIPP), which is part of IUPUI’s Department of Computer and Information Science in the Purdue School of Science. Continue reading → The post It’s back to school with IUPUI partnership appeared first on CustomerCount.

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Choosing The Right Call Center Dialer For Your Business Became Easy

Ameyo

For every 18 calls, only 1 call is connected to the potential buyer. Picture this in a call center where all your agents’ productivity is at stake against the numbers dialed each day. For a business that depends on customer interactions, each minute of the day is important! Automation is the key to get better … Choosing The Right Call Center Dialer For Your Business Became Easy Read More » The post Choosing The Right Call Center Dialer For Your Business Became Easy appeared first on A