Sat.Jan 19, 2019 - Fri.Jan 25, 2019

Is Proactive Customer Service The New Norm?

Envision

I've recently purchased a new software application for my business. The tool has been helpful in making our team and myself more productive.

The Fastest Way to De-escalate Is To Use Your Customer’s Last 3 Words

Myra Golden Media

When you have an enraged customer on the phone or in front of you, nothing threads the needle like mirroring the customer’s words. Copying the customer’s angry expressions makes the customer feel heard and understood.

Call Recording: An Agent Empowerment Tool

OrecX

Call recording software most certainly provides value to call center managers, supervisors and even business users in the form of customer intelligence, agent performance, sales and marketing data, etc. The same holds true for agents themselves.

Your Personal Promise to Your Customers

ShepHyken

Not long ago I wrote about Dr. Neil Baum’s Win-Wynn story. A few people went to his website and read his promise to his patients that he appropriately calls “My Personal Promise to You.” The feedback and comments about this promise were excellent, so I thought it was worth sharing with everyone.

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.

4 Vital Concepts of Behavioral Economics Every CX Manager Should Know

Beyond Philosophy

Your customers are people and people’s behavior is complicated, especially as customers. Many psychological theories exist to help explain why people do what they do, and when those theories apply to how people behave as customers, they are called Behavioral Economics.

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Step up Customer Assistance with Live Video Support

TechSee

Innovative ways to provide customers with immediate assistance, guidance and support lies at the heart of every customer-centric organization.

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Guest Blog: Rhyme Your Way to Customer Satisfaction

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Dr. Marlene Caroselli shares a rhyme that will help you to communicate with customers and provide customer satisfaction. – Shep Hyken.

Stay Ahead of Your Competition with New Advances in CX Marketing

Beyond Philosophy

Stay Ahead of Your Competition with New Advances in CX Marketing. This podcast discusses the five areas you can address that will change the results you get with your Customer Experience.

Customer Relationship Quality

Peter Lavers

Amongst all the predictions and forecasts that you’ll read as we enter 2019, here’s one that I’m 100% certain will be spot-on for B2B companies this year: The quality of your customer relationships will directly impact your profits in 2019. Most B2B companies measure customer satisfaction or NPS.

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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 Ball Is in Your Court

Contact Center Pipeline

I have had this idiom tossed my way any number of times by my parents, my children, my husband, my bosses and my colleagues. Perhaps you, too, have experienced the notion that “the ball is in your court.” Apparently this expression’s origin can be traced to sports.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of January 21, 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.

Ignoring Customers’ Risk Aversion is Risky Business

Beyond Philosophy

I recently met with my financial advisor and learned my portfolio was riskier than my wife’s. That’s always been the case; I have always been the one taking more risks. Sometimes the risks I take pay off; sometimes they don’t. My good lady wife is more risk-averse than me, it seems.

Employee experience is the new CX

InTheChat

As digital technology continues to revolutionize the way we do business, many businesses have started to learn the importance of focusing on their customer experience (CX). Today’s consumers are loyal to experiences, not brands, and many companies have.

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.

How CRM Systems Can Help You Provide Better Customer Service

ProProfs Blog

People stop doing business with a brand if they get subjected to poor customer service. Numbers don’t lie. More than 50% of customers stop giving business to brands that did not stand up to their customer service expectations.

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Amazing Business Radio: Mark Samuel

ShepHyken

The Habit of Service Consciousness. Pulling Yourself and Your Company Toward Success. Shep Hyken interviews Mark Samuel. They discuss Mark’s new book, which outlines how to achieve success by breaking down silos, creating a vision of success, and emphasizing behaviors over outcomes.

The BIG Dangers For ‘Customer Experience’ in 2019 – Expert Debate

Beyond Philosophy

The Customer Experience Industry is suffering from a lack of results. Or perhaps it might be more accurate to say, it is suffering from a lack of proof about the results Customer Experience strategy is getting. It is time for all Customer Experience professionals to champion the ROI of their Customer Experience. The problem is many of our champions do not know how. <!–more–> <!–more–>

Four Key Contact Center Technologies for 2019

Contact Center Pipeline

As we end 2018 and reflect on what’s ahead in 2019, it seems like a good time to think about what’s new and what’s next in contact center technology. My team of consultants identified the top things we see dominating contact center technology discussions.

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.

What does customer service mean to you in 2019?

HelpCrunch

If you try and google something like ‘customer service in 2019’ or ‘predictions for customer support’, you’ll already find a bunch of articles. Companies dealing with customer service in one way or another, software providers, [ … ]. The post What does customer service mean to you in 2019?

Ten Reasons Why You Should NOT Conduct Market Research

C3Centricity

If you commission or conduct market research, then this post is a must-read. It shares ten important reasons I have learned over the years for NOT doing research, but which are unfortunately still prevalent today. Which, if any, are you guilty of? Leave your comments below – I dare you! #1.

Seamless Customer Experience Requires Smart Integrations

Upstream Works

Customer experience journey management and optimization will take precedence in 2019 as organizations continue to focus on driving greater productivity and efficiency and improved customer experience.

The BIG Dangers For ‘Customer Experience’ in 2019 – Expert Debate

Beyond Philosophy

The Customer Experience Industry is suffering from a lack of results. Or perhaps it might be more accurate to say, it is suffering from a lack of proof about the results Customer Experience strategy is getting. It is time for all Customer Experience professionals to champion the ROI of their Customer Experience. The problem is many of our champions do not know how. <!–more–> <!–more–>

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.

5 Support Tools to Improve Customer Experience

GetFeedback

Today’s customers have high expectations for support. They want answers to their questions—and they want them quickly. In order to meet this demand, your team needs modern customer support tools that aid their efforts in providing the best customer experience possible.

How to Make Contact Center Schedules Compliant

Contact Center Pipeline

Eyeing a CIO Role? Here’s What You Need to Know Before You Apply

Nextiva

When it comes to careers in technology, the position of CIO is one of the highest positions you can hold. A CIO (also known as a Chief Information Officer), is the executive in charge of all things technology and the IT team. The CIO career path requires a significant amount of education, on-the-job training, and […]. The post Eyeing a CIO Role?

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Stay Ahead of Your Competition with New Advances in CX Marketing

Beyond Philosophy

Stay Ahead of Your Competition with New Advances in CX Marketing. This podcast discusses the five areas you can address that will change the results you get with your Customer Experience. With a focus on these five key actions, you will not only improve your Customer Experience, but you can also get a jump on the competition in the new year. 5 CX Concepts to Keep You Ahead of the Competition. Focus on the ROI of CX improvement.

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.

How to Create Customer Surveys for Content Marketing

GetFeedback

A successful content marketing strategy relies on good customer feedback. Without knowing what your customers want, it’s impossible to develop valuable content that generates brand loyalty and business leads. The better your content, the bigger impact you’ll have on the bottom line. .

3 Foundations of Killer Sales Plan (To Boost Your Sales Strategy)

CrazyCall

Sales philosophy. Let’s talk sales plan from thriving sales strategy. “I I can sell anything; just give me a product!”. In sales, we all heard that phrase, we all know that self-proclaimed magician that think his charming personality and few tricks sell. Sadly, it’s not true anymore.

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Blue Ocean Specialty Team Named as Finalist in 2019 Stevie® Awards for Customer Service

BlueOcean

Blue Ocean, a world leader in customer care solutions, was named a finalist in the “Customer Service Team of the Year – Recovery Situation” category in the 13th Annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service.