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Being Memorable Makes A Difference

Global Response

Great experiences are emotional experiences and emotional experiences are memorable. And, often times, the memory of an experience is more important than the experience itself! At Global Response, we make it our more. The post Being Memorable Makes A Difference appeared first on Global Response. Culture and Leadership

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Write the Perfect Customer Thank you Email

GetFeedback

We all want to feel appreciated, and your customers are no different. In fact, according to research conducted by the Peppers & Rogers Group , up to 60% of customers will stop dealing with a business that they feel is indifferent to them. So how can you make your customers feel appreciated?

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Live Chat vs Chatbots: What You Need to Know

ProProfs Blog

You must have heard this a lot: Customers want their issues resolved, and they want it done now. And why shouldn’t they? They are aware that organizations use tools like live chat software , ticketing systems, and online repositories to make the support process seamless.

Ten Reasons WHY Customers Choose to Do Business with You

ShepHyken

“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it.” That quote comes from Simon Sinek, author of the book, Start with Why. This quote makes me think about the different reasons behind why a customer chooses to do business with a company.

Increased Customer Satisfaction and Lower Call Volume During Rapid Expansion

Learn how a customized support solution for a rapidly expanding company resulted in increased customer satisfaction and decreased support calls.

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Employees Make When Giving Bad News to Customers

Myra Golden Media

Telling customers what they don’t want to hear is one of the hardest things customer service employees will ever have to do. Giving bad news is hard because of the fear of backlash and because so many customers will just escalate to a supervisor in hopes of getting a different response.

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Top 10 Contact Center Technology Posts in 2018

Contact Center Pipeline

Advances in technology continue to accelerate an exponential rate. If you blinked in 2018, you may have missed the latest developments in today’s digital B2C and B2B environments. What were the biggest technology-related concerns for customer care and contact center leaders in the past year?

Guest Blog: How Millennial’s are Changing the Customer Service Landscape

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Pradeep Rathinam who writes about how we must understand what the large population of millennials expect when it comes to customer service. – Shep Hyken.

Christmas And New Years Message

Beyond Philosophy

Thanks for all your support! Please do a review and tell your friends and colleagues about the podcast. The post Christmas And New Years Message appeared first on. Podcast

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How to Measure Customer Satisfaction With CSAT

GetFeedback

Do you really know how your customers feel about your products and services? How about the quality of your customer service? The only way to really find out is to ask, which is why so many companies measure customer satisfaction regularly.

3 Signs You Need A Self-Service Consumer Insights Solution

Understanding consumers can be a complex task. Consumer research can be a lengthy process–whether it’s manual research or configuring and training first generation AI machines on what to look for in consumer feedback.

Top 10 Posts in 2018

Contact Center Pipeline

It’s hard to believe that 2018 is already drawing to a close! At year-end, it’s always interesting to pause and take a look back to see which topics piqued the interest of Pipeline blog readers. The following were our 10 most-read posts in 2018.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of December 24, 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.

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How SaaS Help Desk Software Helps in Achieving Business Goals

ProProfs Blog

Lead generation, sales, and operations continue to be the top business goals, but customer service is the foundation of organizational success.

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Why Brand Perception Matters and How You Can Measure It

GetFeedback

Business is built on customer relationships, and brand perception sets the tone. Today’s consumers share their opinions and experiences widely, and their peers trust them when it comes time to buy or pass.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Top 5 Workforce Management Posts in 2018

Contact Center Pipeline

Workforce management is a blend of art and science—and without a doubt, an effective WFM strategy is vital to the successful operation of any contact center. What was on the minds of contact center WFMers in 2018? Our five most-read WFM blog posts are below.

Amazing Business Radio: Chrissy Cowell

ShepHyken

The Gig Economy. Cost-Effective Customer Support in an On-Demand Society. Shep Hyken interviews contact center expert Chrissy Cowell.

Essential Tactics for Creating Valuable Customer Surveys

ProProfs Blog

There is nothing more effective than a customer survey when it comes to knowing if your customers are satisfied with your products and services. It gives your customers a chance to voice their concerns and praise or criticize the offerings that they’re dealing with.

Everything You Need to Know About Survey Response Rates

GetFeedback

Customer feedback can reveal opportunities for major business growth—what customers want, straight from their own mouths. Instead of relying on hunches, companies can make confident, data-driven decisions that save time and money. Customers benefit from sharing feedback too.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Ready for VoIP? Advantages and Disadvantages to Make the Right Choice

Nextiva

Below is a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of VoIP phone systems. If you’d like to jump right to the summary table, click here. VoIP Advantages and Disadvantages: Overview Defining VoIP VoIP: Advantages VoIP: Disadvantages Using VoIP Services at Home IP Telephony for Businesses How to Switch to VoIP Defining VoIP VoIP (Voice over […]. The post Ready for VoIP?

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4 Technology Trends that Transform Contact Centers

Ansafone

Advancements in technology have revolutionized how companies interact with customers.

Effective Ways to Improve Your Survey Response Rate

ProProfs Blog

Surveys are the most convenient and the best way to collect feedback about a product or service. However, while it may seem easy to get respondents to take the survey, it is not so in reality. About 75% of online surveys fail to get their minimum anticipated survey response rate.

How to Measure Net Promoter Score (NPS) With Salesforce

GetFeedback

Since its inception, Salesforce has focused on giving organizations a holistic view of their customer data. The platform’s robust offerings and ease of integration have long set it apart from competitors, and the numbers prove it—the software giant saw $10.48

How to Create Strong Community Personas

Speaker: Carrie Melissa Jones, Community Consultant

Ever wonder how to build effective community personas? Join Vanilla Forums on Tuesday, June 16th at 12 PM ET as Carrie Melissa Jones, Co-Author of Building Brand Communities, clears away the noise around community personas and gives you a method for doing member research to refine your personas.

Measuring Event Sponsorship ROI: Objectives, Goals, Metrics to Track

Nextiva

When done right, event sponsorship delivers on its promise. It will help your brand gain visibility, street cred, and new leads. Events let you nurture relationships with existing customers, vendors, and new prospects. They have lucrative benefits that are quite compelling. While that may be true, how do you know that you got your money’s […].

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The Nightmare After Christmas: ‘Tis the Season for Augmented Reality for Retailers

TechSee

You’ve heard of the Nightmare Before Christmas, but for retailers, especially those carrying consumer tech products, the real horror begins after gifts are opened. Here’s why some companies are hoping augmented reality will help them sleep easy. This holiday season, Santa will be delivering hot consumer products all across the globe. And if the big guy doesn’t come through?

3 KPIs To Track if You Want to Boost Your Customer Experience

Kayako

What is your relationship with your customers like? Do you feel like you’re losing out on sales because your customers aren’t loyal to your brand? Do you want to improve your customer satisfaction and loyalty but don’t know how to? Well, then you’ve come to the right place.

How to Distribute Surveys to Get Quality Responses

GetFeedback

The benefits of online surveys are vast. In fact, Pew Research noted that online surveys are one of the cheapest, most convenient means of data collection that include very limited influence from social bias.

Get More Value from Contact Center Performance

This whitepaper has provided some suggestions for KPIs that you may want to use. Once you’ve chosen your KPIs, make sure that you’ve communicated the importance of these metrics to all employees in your contact center, as well as how you expect them to be achieved.