Sat.Jun 29, 2019 - Fri.Jul 05, 2019

7 Skills Mastered by Successful Contact Center Supervisors

The Call Center School

The role of supervisor in a contact center is a challenging but, if done right, a very rewarding position. For many agents, becoming a supervisor is the next step in their career. In fact, our data indicates that 80% of contact center supervisors started as an agent.

Five Rules of Customer Observation for Greater Success

C3Centricity

One of the best ways to a deeper understanding of your customers is to watch and listen to them whenever you can. Customer observation is a powerful, but unfortunately too often an under-utilised tool of marketers.

5 steps to creating a customer-driven marketing strategy

HelpCrunch

Check out our 5 recommendations on how to build a true customer-driven marketing strategy. The post 5 steps to creating a customer-driven marketing strategy appeared first on HelpCrunch blog. Customer service Sales & Marketing

Proactive Customer Support

ShepHyken

Just last week I wrote about the concept of predictive customer support. Now, we take a slightly different angle with the concept of proactive customer support. The concept is simple. The company reaches out to the customer before the customer has a chance to reach out to the company.

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.

How to Get Angry, Irate or Unreasonable Customers to Back Down (3 Steps)

Myra Golden Media

Imagine your next phone call is from an angry, irate customer, and you’ve only got a few seconds to gain control. Are you 100% confident you can handle it? If not, I’ve got the perfect program for you.

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The Vital Art of Creating Memorable Messaging

Beyond Philosophy

The Vital Art of Creating Memorable Messaging. When we make buying decisions, we usually are choosing from a short list of options. Our memory assembles these options.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of July 1, 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. Is Customer Service The Same As Customer Experience?

This Will Be the Year of (Really) Building Rapport with Customers

Myra Golden Media

For all of my onsite customer service workshops and keynotes, I arrive at least 45 minutes before we start so I can meet and talk to the people who’ll be spending several hours with me. Now I didn’t always do this.

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our July 2019 Issue

Contact Center Pipeline

Welcome to summertime and our July issue! Soon we will celebrate one of America’s most cherished holidays, the Fourth of July, or Independence Day, as it’s more formally known. Many of us will gather with family and friends for a backyard barbecue to celebrate with pork and explosives.

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.

Customer Service Success Stories: Visual Assistance Saves the Day

TechSee

Customer service calls are usually pretty routine: customers can’t log in, something isn’t working, they need help setting up a device, or they need clarification on a bill.

Guest Blog: 5 Surefire Ways to Improve Online Communication with Your Customers

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Alexandra Mederrick who writes about why effectively communicating online with your customers is a key to success for any business. One that unlocks the opportunity to form a relationship and build customer loyalty. . Do you speak Internet?

All You Need To Know About Getting Customers To Use Self Service In Public Libraries

Myra Golden Media

A lot of people are curious about self-service options in public libraries and in retail, but many customers will avoid trying self-service if it seems complicated. No one wants to add more stress to their lives, so if it looks hard, they’ll skip it, and work with a real person instead.

Happy Fourth from Pipeline!

Contact Center Pipeline

We hope that you enjoy your Independence Day celebration—and have a happy and safe 4th of July! Featured

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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.

The Top 5 Customer-Centric Goals for an Enterprise

Totango

These days, customers expect personalized service. Whether they’re shopping for software or a way to increase sales, they expect you to be right there next to them searching for every potential edge that will help them grow their business.

Amazing Business Radio: Adrian Swinscoe

ShepHyken

Punk CX with Adrian Swinscoe. Painting Outside the Lines of Customer Service. Shep Hyken interviews Adrian Swinscoe. They discuss his new book, Punk CX , and talk about how to apply punk sensibility to the customer service world.

How to Chat With Customers Online: 9 Effective Tips for Customer Support

ProProfs Blog

Customer expectations are on the rise. Now, how updated are you in meeting their expectations at all times? No doubt, instant help is their top priority, and live chat is the solution. Except, it’s just the first step.

What Are Onstage and Backstage in Customer Experience?

Customers That Stick

One of the questions I get a lot especially from people in trainings that are new to customer experience and customer service is, “What do onstage and backstage mean in customer experience?”

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.

Survey Reporting: How to Communicate Your Survey Results

GetFeedback

Survey reporting isn’t a prescribed formula. You need a way to present your findings in a meaningful way that caters to the audience at hand. To do so, many marketers create a presentation and a report. A presentation can provide need-to-know insights in a quick, informative way.

6 Types of Customer Service and How To Choose The Best

CrazyCall

Nowadays, customer service plays a crucial role in the lives of every company. Customers are granted a power of providing an instant complaint that – what’s key – can be seen by anyone on the web!

Totango Product Updates | July 1st, 2019

Totango

We know that our customers spend their day to day in Totango Spark. This enables them to stay always up to date with their customer status and goals.

Why Knowledge Management Should Be A Top Budget Priority

Guru

Companies that operationalize their knowledge and organizational expertise are not only achieving their strategic objectives, but their financial goals as well. Only a few initiatives are able to truly transform how an organization operates, and knowledge management is one of them.

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.

Actionable Insights: What they are, why they’re important, and how to get them

Lumoa

Actionable insights are data sets that prescribe any direct, meaningful actions you can take based on the analysis of raw data. Feed generated with FetchRSS

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Is Packaging Part of Product or Promotion? Should it be Both?

C3Centricity

Which did you answer subconsciously when you read the title? Do you consider your packaging to be a part of the product, protecting its contents and framing its on-shelf life?

Winter is Coming: Prepare For Your Seasonal Rush Now (yes, now)

Nicereply

Just like Jon Snow before an attack on Winterfell, you need to prepare for your seasonal rush so you can thrive instead of just survive the winter. And yes, the battle for outstanding customer service is often just like the stories in Game of Thrones.

Post-Call Survey

Integra

What is a Post-Call Survey? A Post-Call Survey is a simple way to get effective feedback from your clients. These can lead to another KPI and a at a glance view of your customer satisfaction. How can you utilize a Post-Call Survey?

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.

Employee Engagement: Key to Improved Business Outcomes

Etech GS

What Is Employee Engagement? Employee engagement measures the passion and commitment of employees to deliver their best efforts and create solutions that will benefit them, the customer and the company.

AOV vs. LTV: Why Customer Lifetime Value Matters

ProProfs Blog

Bundling? Free shipping? Suggested items? All of these eCommerce strategies work toward the same goal: getting customers to buy more on each visit, increasing the average order value. And they hold an important place in boosting revenue for your eCommerce brand.

Designing Surveys: 4 Key Things to Consider

GetFeedback

Not many companies spend the necessary time to designing surveys that look good. Design is often overlooked, which is a shame because it’s an essential part of getting the best survey results.