Sat.Feb 09, 2019 - Fri.Feb 15, 2019

ICYMI: Overcoming Language Barriers in Employee Communication

Voiance

In 2016, Voiance collaborated with author and customer service speaker Jeff Toister. Jeff is the president of Toister Performance Solutions, Inc. and the author of Service Failure: The Real Reasons Employees Struggle with Customer Service and What You Can Do About It.

12 Ways To Show Some Love To Supervisors

Call Center Coach

80% of contact center agents leave because of their relationship with their immediate supervisor. But with all relationships, it’s much better to give first – so that you shall receive. Follow these tips for building a better relationship with your Supervisor.

How to De-escalate Using the Snatch and Flip Technique

Myra Golden Media

When your customer furiously tears in, not letting you pinch in so much as “um hmmm,” regain control using the Snatch and Flip technique. Here’s what you do. Listen (Try to be fully present, listening without annoyance.). Identify the subject that has hacked the customer off.

Five Ways to Say Thank You to Your Customers

ShepHyken

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. This is the day where we send our spouses, partners, and loved ones a gift. Often it is out of obligation. I have plenty of friends who tell me if they don’t get their spouse some flowers and a card, they will pay for it.

To Text or To Talk? Understanding Customer Care Preferences for Voice and Digital Channels

As customer care channels continue to evolve and expand, there’s been a lot of debate about which channels customers actually prefer to interact with brands. Based on a recent Harris Poll, learn why consumers choose one channel over another, and how common frustrations with specific channels drive consumers to pick alternatives.

Attrition Analysis & The Psychology of Disengagement

Call Center Weekly

Ron Rhodes Without a doubt, my most perplexing and profound observation from years of leading large organizations is a behavioral complex I refer to as the psychology of disengagement. In the back office BPO and contact center business, competition for labor is heavy and aggressive.

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The One Word That Makes Customers Accept Your Word As Final

Myra Golden Media

If you say “because” when you’re telling a customer something, you’ll significantly increase the chance that they’ll accept your word as final. Here’s Why Saying “Because” Works.

Amazing Business Radio Jon Ferrara

ShepHyken

A Social CRM. Growing Your Business by Growing Your Soul. Shep Hyken interviews Jon Ferrara. They discuss his company Nimble , the history of CRMs, customer service philosophies, and life.

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Building a Successful Customer Experience Strategy

GetFeedback

Companies frequently designate customer experience (CX) as the most exciting opportunity for their business, according to the Digital Marketing Trends Report. Successful customer experience strategies will lead to greater customer satisfaction, higher revenue, and diminished customer churn.

What Do The Financial Times, ROI, and CX Have In Common?

Beyond Philosophy

My company, Beyond Philosophy was named as one of the Best Management Consultancy firms in the UK by the Financial Times. I was surprised and honored. Getting recognized from the outside feels fantastic. What’s more, this award was voted on by clients and peers.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

Customer Service Edge Cases. To Empower or Not to Empower?

Customer Service Life

This article originally appeared on CustomerThink on December 17, 2018. Click here to read the original post.

Guest Blog: 5 Ways Your POS Will Empower Your Staff

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Heather Hamilton who shares why investing in a point of sale (POS) system can empower your staff and improve the employee experience. – Shep Hyken. Investing in a point of sale (POS) system is a game changer for your retail business.

Introducing SMS Invitations

GetFeedback

Collect real-time, quality feedback from on-the-go customers. Today we’re excited to announce the newest addition to our suite of survey distribution channels: SMS.

How Customers Make Complex Decisions In A World of Constraints

Beyond Philosophy

We often discuss the Intuitive and Rational System and how they work together to help customers make decisions. The Intuitive System is automatic and emotional, and the Rational System is deliberate and logical.

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.

Innovative Training for the Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

Frontline agents are under pressure to perform in a role that has become increasingly challenging due to more complex products and services, constantly updating information, and an internet-savvy, informed customer base.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of February 11, 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. Anatomy of the VP Customer Experience Role by Lynn Hunsaker.

How to Create the Best Customer Experience Solutions

360Connext

Customer experience solutions are readily available these days. There are robust platforms that promise a seamless journey for your customers. There are feedback tools to help you gather JUST the perfect, most meaningful insights. And there are data sets and analytics and pivot tables, oh my!

How Should Your Customer Support be in 2019?

ProProfs Blog

One month has passed in 2019 and we are already witnessing how the game is changing in customer support across industries. Businesses can’t deny the significance of customer support, as it has the power to make or break your business.

Artificial Intelligence and the Customer Experience

There's no denying that Artificial Intelligence is popping up everywhere in consumers' daily lives. But in the world of customer care, getting AI right - deploying it in a way that helps customers get things done quicker and easier, removing frustrations and roadblocks - is easier said than done. This eBook will teach you how to use AI to improve the customer experience, while significantly cutting costs for your business.

Business Process Outsourcing: What to expect in 2019

OctopusTech

If you had been outsourcing in the past or are planning to start soon, and are somewhat unsure of its future, well you may put all those worries to rest. Outsourcing has survived over the years and will most definitely survive in the future.

We’re Feeling the Love – for Customers, Agents, and Business Growth

Upstream Works

There’s a lot of pressure to make Valentine’s Day count. After all, it’s one single day dedicated to achieving your relationship goals when there may be 364 other days that go unrecognized. At Upstream Works, we are all about customer relationships.

Voice-First Experiences Offer Help in the Moment

Contact Center Pipeline

resh off another holiday season, Amazon, Google and other tech companies saw record sales of voice-activated devices. More Americans can ask Siri, Alexa or their Google Assistant to tell them the weather, the news, their favorite music or even play a game—without ever having to lift a finger.

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Getting the right tone in customer service: some do’s and don’ts

InTheChat

Tone is one of the most important aspects of a successful customer service interaction; when recalling the interaction later, customers won’t remember the words that you used, but they will remember the tone and how it made them feel.

The Health of the Contact Center: Are You Ready for 2019?

A survey of 1,000 contact center professionals reveals what it takes to improve agent well-being in a customer-centric era. This report is a must-read for contact center leaders preparing to engage agents and improve customer experience in 2019.

4 Metrics for Measuring Live Chat Success

GetFeedback

Customers want solutions, and they want them fast. It’s one of the main reasons why live chat customer service is in such high demand. Implementing a live chat feature is not easy, but definitely feasible. The real hard part is measuring your live chat’s success. How can you tell if it’s working?

10 Advantages of online surveys

ProProfs Blog

Customer feedback, consumer engagement, NPS, so and so forth… my online feed seems littered with articles on these topics these days. Pretty sure your emails are probably filled with such articles too. And to be fair, why wouldn’t they be!

Inside View: Michael Rotter, Aerotek

Contact Center Pipeline

It’s currently a job-seeker’s market with contact centers in tight labor markets facing stiff competition for top talent. Add to that the industry’s high rate of turnover and it is easy to see why so many contact centers live in a continuous cycle of recruiting and hiring.

4 Powerful Capabilities Avaya Aura Device Services Adds to Equinox

ConvergeOne

Fourteen ConvergeOne thought leaders presented at Avaya ENGAGE 2019. They'll be sharing highlights from their sessions in a blog series over the next several weeks, so check back for the next installment. Avaya

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The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

To find how contact centers are navigating the transition to omnichannel customer service, Calabrio surveyed more than 1,000 marketing and customer experience leaders in the U.S. and U.K. about their digital customer communication strategies. Read the report to find out what was uncovered.

How the South Dublin County Volunteer Centre Tripled Survey Response Rates and Measures Success

GetFeedback

The South Dublin County Volunteer Centre’s mission is to promote the value of volunteer work and increase its range and quality in Ireland. The volunteer centre’s role is to connect individuals with an organization that matches their job preferences.

How to Calculate Net Promoter Score

ProProfs Blog

On a scale of 0-10, how likely are you to share this article? This would be my Net Promoter Score question to you. These days a lot of the content we come across on the internet contains terms such as customer satisfaction , feedback, and Net Promoter Score.

How Can I Stop Fake and Spam Calls From Calling My Business?

CallSource Insights

How do you get telemarketers, robocalls, fake calls, and spam calls to stop calling your business’ phone lines? The phone rings in your office. You answer, only to be met with silence, a pre-recorded message saying how you’ve won some great cruise, or a solicitor on the other end of the line.