Sat.Oct 27, 2018 - Fri.Nov 02, 2018

How Adding A Field for Mobile Phone Can Improve Your Contact Ratio

Calltools

One of the key metrics in for any successful sales team or a competent customer service team is the ability to acquire valid leads, as well as improving your contact ratio. Lead generation forms are a tool that is helpful in acquiring quantifiable leads.

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Why design thinking in the contact center drives CX innovation

TELUS International

Find out how design thinking and journey mapping are elevating the customer experience

5 Little Tricks To Get Customers To Accept Your Word As Final

Myra Golden Media

If you find it hard to get customers to accept your word as final and if too many of your customers just go over your head to talk to a supervisor who will tell the customer the exact same thing, you need to read this.

5 Important Trends That Impact Contact Centers Today and into the Future

Contact Center Pipeline

Trends drive business and social behavior, which is why we are always interested in observing and analyzing those that will impact contact centers and their suppliers now and into the future.

How to Make the Transition to Customer Service Outsourcing

Speaker: Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer, Advantage Communications Inc.

You’re feeling the pressure of keeping your employees engaged and improving your customer experience, but you’re not sure if you’re ready or even know how to make a smooth transition to a contact center. Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer of Advantage Communications, will lead you through an outsourcing Self-Assessment you can apply to your business in this insightful webinar developed to provide you with the building blocks to take your customer service experience to the next level.

Should your Contact Centre join the Cloud?

Connect Managed

In Contact Centres around the world, a battle is raging. The prize: the best customer experience, underpinned by efficient, scalable, and flexible technology.

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What’s the difference between customer service and customer experience?

Call Center Coach

Sadly, Bill Gessert passed away suddenly on October 3 rd , 2018 – leaving behind his beloved wife, Lisa and four adult children and five grandsons. It’s was a complete honor to have had Bill on my podcast The Fast Leader Show.

Are You Breaking Enough Rules?

Call Center Weekly

I'm reading First, Break All The Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently , by Don Clifton. It's so, so good! There are some really crucial lessons but the one that is on my mind the most right now is - great managers do NOT follow the golden rule.

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9 Books I Think All College Seniors Should Read

Myra Golden Media

A bright young Generation Z professional approached me after a customer service workshop last week in Atlanta and asked me for advice. Here’s one of the smart questions she asked me, “What books would you recommend that my younger self, say my senior year in college, should read?

Guest Blog: How to Personalize Your Chatbots for Customer Journey Tracking & Provide a Better Experience

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Catalin Corzini who shares information about how chatbots can provide a better experience and how to customize the customer journey when using chatbots. – Shep Hyken. We cannot escape the future.

The Evolution of Support: How to Manage Customer Support in an Era of Self-help

Speaker: Kristina Evey, Customer Experience Expert and Consultant

As self-service as a customer preference continues to grow, it's more important than ever that we assess the amount of support being given to our customer service reps. Is there a way to find the right balance between self-service and support?

How Customers Make Rules for Themselves

Beyond Philosophy

Customers make rules for themselves that help them in their buying decisions. Some of these rules are common to many people. Some are specific to individual customers. Do you know what your customer’s rules are? How do you find out how to move your customer experience to the next level.

How to Apply Customer Experience Advocacy in Marketing

ProProfs Blog

In 2017, United Airlines went viral when a passenger was forcibly removed in an overbooked flight. Despite its CEO’s apology, the overwhelming online backlash led to a 6.3% drop in the company’s shares in pre-market trading.

Using AI To Enhance the Customer Experience in Call Centers

Etech GS

In the past Companies controlled the buying process and the customer journey, with the IoT that shift has moved to the consumer. If you really want to lead in the marketplace you must focus on customer experience.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of October 29, 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. 4 Major Customer Service Faux Pas by Holger Reisinger .

Good, Better, Best: Three Ways to Calculate the ROI of CX Initiatives

Speaker: John Joba and David Robbins

Customer Experience is at a tipping point. Despite increasing investment in measurement platforms, executives still struggle to demonstrate the impact to the bottom line—and the value these bring to customers and the organization as a whole.

On-Premise vs. Cloud-Based Call Center Software – Which is Right for You?

ChaseData

Whether you’re just getting started with setting up your call center or looking at making an upgrade to your software systems, you may be wondering what the differences between on-site and cloud-based software is – and which is best for your operation.

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our November 2018 Issue

Contact Center Pipeline

November! It’s that time of year! Halloween has passed, the pumpkins are gone, and now we look forward to spending time with our friends and loved ones at Thanksgiving. As always, Pipeline is here to help during this busy time of year. You can search our article archive and blog for seasonal tips.

Digital disruption is changing our lives…and its impact on the contact centre is no different

Aspect

The past few years have seen digital disruption move at an incredible pace, transforming almost every element of our lives; from our ease of access to services to how we purchase goods, and how we lead our everyday lives both at home and in the working environment.

Amazing Business Radio: Sam Stern

ShepHyken

Five Myths About Monetary Incentives. Why Giving Monetary Incentives is a Bad Idea. Shep Hyken sits down with Sam Stern. They discussed Sam’s research on why giving employees monetary incentives for providing good customer experiences is a bad idea.

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 New Definition of Employee Empowerment

Toister Performance Solutions

Advertising disclosure: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. The classic definition of employee empowerment never seemed right.

Incredible Marketing Campaigns to Boost Customer Service

Fonolo

These days, customers are savvier than ever. Generic, sales-heavy marketing campaigns no longer have the same impact they once did. Thanks to social media platforms, customers wield more power than ever before.

Top 5 Posts in October

Contact Center Pipeline

What’s not to like about October… fall foliage, pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween and, in the industry, Customer Service Week.

30 Customer Service Tips That Will Genuinely Delight Your Customers Every Single Time

Nextiva

Every business owner will tell you the key to success is solid customer service. Then why do so many businesses struggle with it? There are a couple reasons for this… First, customers are more likely to remember a poor experience with a business or a brand than a good one.

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Building a Successful Community Superfan Program

Speaker: Jake McKee, CEO and Lead Strategist, Community5

Every social group is made up of members who are more engaged, more enthusiastic and more dedicated than others. In the online community space, we call these people Superfans. But the million dollar question…how can you attract these powerful and necessary people? Join Vanilla Forums for a discussion with Jake McKee, CEO and Lead Strategist at Community5, as he shares ideas and insights on how to best build and execute formal Superfan programs.

Make your team more accessible: The live chat implementation checklist

UJET

Live chat is one of the most popular support channels in 2018. With the ability to provide quick and simple solutions, 79% of customer s say they prefer to use live chat for their inquiries. With this increase in popularity , live chat support is no longer being seen as a differentiator.

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Breaking Down the Ultimate Question – NPS

ChurnZero

Breaking Down the Ultimate Question – NPS (Net Promoter Score). First, let’s start with the very basics- what is a Net Promoter Score ? Net Promoter Score was first developed by Fred Reichheld, Bain & Company and Satmetrix in 2003.

Business Process Outsourcing: An Important Development Lever

Call Center Pros

BPO, or Business Process Outsourcing, is a very attractive business management solution. Indeed, although this concept has existed for several years, many companies see it as an important development lever for 2018. But why such a craze for the BPO?

Best Practices in Digital Callback

VHT

By now, you’ve heard of how digital transformations are changing every facet of modern business, from marketing to risk management and everywhere in between.

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.

The Problem with Proactive Documentation: Flipping the Script With KCS and Guru

Guru

Maybe you’ve been in this scenario before. After a year of working hard as a customer support representative, you get a huge promotion.

Why customer experience matters now more than ever

Maru/Matchbox

Brands and businesses operating in the UK are facing an uncertain time. With Brexit just around the corner, Monday’s budget announcement came with the claim that ‘austerity is coming to an end’. Yet, Maru/edr research in the hours immediately after the latest budget publication showed that less than 1 in 4 (23%) UK consumers agree with Philip Hammond that austerity is coming to an end.

Case Study: Machine Learning vs. Natural Language Processing

Inbenta

There are 2 kinds of Natural Language Processing… Today, industry-leading NLP is built on AI that detects patterns in data that can then be leveraged in understanding user inputs.