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Why EQ is Key in an AI World

24-7 InTouch

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic in the customer service space for years, and the adoption of it is only going to accelerate. Forward-thinking brands leverage AI as a means to strengthen the human connection they have with their customers.

Plan and Measure = Pleasure

Contact Center Pipeline

Like all humans, contact center leaders are driven by the brain’s insatiable desire to experience PLEASURE and in so doing avoid PAIN! I think I have a PLAN to accomplish this mission. Planning is essential to business in general and to contact centers in particular.

Outbound Lead Generation: Best Practices for the Modern Approach

ChaseData

In the last decade or so, inbound marketing has gotten a lot of positive attention and press. Search any marketing blog, and you’ll see tons of puff pieces about how wonderful inbound marketing is.

Seven Key Strategic Questions Critical to CX That You Must Answer

Beyond Philosophy

I went to Bahrain for the first time recently. I was a keynote speaker there for a Customer Experience conference. I was fascinated by the country. There is a lot of Customer Experience activity happening there. Rami Sweis, the CEO of GolfCX invited me to speak at the conference.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica whitepaper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Amazing Business Radio – Christa Heibel

ShepHyken

Creating A Customer Experience Initiative. Owning Your Customer Service Initiative From the Top Down.

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Four Ways to Increase Meaningful Interactions with Your Customers

CSM Magazine

Investing in overall brand experience for customers is one of the most important aspects of any business. By building a happy, loyal customer base that makes brand interaction easy and enjoyable, businesses can ensure that they have the edge over competitors.

How to Make Your Customer Experience Convenient

Beyond Philosophy

Convenience has a significant influence on the outcome of your Customer Experience. It is crucial you ensure you are making it as easy as possible for your customers to do business with you. Today, we are going to discuss some areas you can look at to do just that. I didn’t like shopping for years.

Guest Blog: How Virtual Web Assistants Provide Productivity for Busy Companies

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Andy Steuer who shares valuable information about how to use virtual web assistants to optimize productivity in areas of customer service, customer support, CRM management and more. – Shep Hyken.

Stop Avoidable Customer Churn With Great Agent Behavior

Callminer

If you see a business contact for the first time in months and they appear not to be interested in what you have to say, your desire to meet them again is likely to be low.

The Changing Role of CX Testing in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Diego Lo Giudice and Chad Hendren

With new competition emerging every day, businesses are transforming themselves, and using software as a means to drive differentiation. Digital transformation has become a key initiative for businesses across the globe, and CX is ground zero. Register now for this webinar and hear from Cyara and their guest speaker, Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester, how testing and QA practices are changing to enable and accelerate digital transformation.

Job Loss – Why me? What now?

Call Center Weekly

By Ron Rhodes October 24, 1929 was a Thursday. The weather was partly cloudy, chilly, with a daytime high of about 49 degrees Fahrenheit, cool for that time of year. People began their day like any other, breakfast, news reports, perhaps even morning prayers.

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6 Most Popular Customer Experience Metrics and KPIs Explained Simply

Lumoa

Be as Easy as Ordering a Pizza

ShepHyken

Back in my college days, I remember how easy it was at 11:00 at night, while studying for a test the next day, to order a pizza from Domino’s. I just picked up the phone and in less than thirty minutes, it was delivered. Today I do the same thing.

3 Revenue-Driving Benefits of Conversational AI

Interactions

NOVEMBER 7, 2018 When it comes to the customer experience, Read more » The post 3 Revenue-Driving Benefits of Conversational AI appeared first on Interactions Resource Center. Artificial Intelligence

Optimizing Customer Experience Data to Drive Business Success

Digital CX is an established practice. It’s time to focus on brick-and-mortar! This eBook covers the impact of CX on location-based businesses and best practices on how feedback is collected and data analytics are turned into insights that drive actionable improvements. Discover new ideas to fuel your business’s top and bottom line!

Contact Center Supervisor Training – Virtual Boot Camp for Creativity

Call Center Coach

Virtual Boot Camps provide a hands-on and action-based way for contact supervisor training to be more engaging and fun for the learner – and significantly more affordable than any other boot camp method.

How to Make Your Customer Experience Convenient

Beyond Philosophy

Convenience has a significant influence on the outcome of your Customer Experience. It is crucial you ensure you are making it as easy as possible for your customers to do business with you. Today, we are going to discuss some areas you can look at to do just that. I didn’t like shopping for years.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of November 5, 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.

Infographic: 6 Small Changes That’ll Make a Big Difference in Your Contact Center

Fonolo

It could be argued that customer service is uniformly about a few core things: Giving consumers agency; shepherding them towards a positive outcome to their problems; and providing solutions and smiles by whatever means (and using whatever technology) necessary.

The Path to Journey Management

Speaker: Kerry Bodine and Lindsay Sykes

The practice of journey mapping has reached fever pitch. But your mapping efforts are only effective if the resulting maps help you drive organization change — and then measure the results of your efforts. Join Intouch Insight and Kerry Bodine, CX expert and co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business, as she shares Bodine & Co.’s latest research on this topic.

Taking Customers Beyond the Honeymoon Phase

bold360 Blog

Comparing customer acquisition to dating isn’t a huge leap – you bring someone in with attractive offers and witty repertoire, but are you thinking about how you keep them? Are you putting in the same level of effort after prospects become customers? It’s at the point of conversion that most companies turn their focus to their next objective: landing another customer. Here’s why that MO is a no-go for your bottom line. You meet someone new — and you put your best foot forward.

Digitial Transformation – The Opportunities And Problems And How To Overcome Them

Beyond Philosophy

We all know the retail landscape is changing. But what should it be changing to? What are the opportunities and problems? Colin and Ryan interview Amit Sharma, CEO of Narvar, about how retailers can create emotional connections with shoppers in a technology-driven world. Colin will reveal how you can benchmark your organization performance against other companies to determine how you are doing in the new world of behavioral economics and customer experience.

TCPA Compliancy: Predators and Fines on the Rise (What You Need to Know to Not Fall Victim)

Contact Center Pipeline

When the original Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) law was passed in 1991, 80% of Americans had landlines and only 3% had mobile phones. This law was passed by Congress to regulate the use of auto-dialers and prerecorded messages. Fast-forward to 2018 where the CDC reported that 50.8%

Crying in a Contact Center Cubicle: A Look at Emotions in the Workplace

Customer Service Life

I’m not crying, you’re crying (at work). Photo cred: Ban.do. Samantha (not her real name) sat across from me in our small contact center. Not a week went by that she didn’t shed tears after hanging up the phone with a customer.

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.

Introducing Centriam Telecom AI: Turning Comments into Insight

Centriam Customer Experience Lab

Almost all customer feedback systems include surveys with open-ended questions. Indeed, in the popular Net Promoter System (NPS), the survey can consist entirely of just two questions: a likelihood-to-recommend score, followed by an open-ended question explaining the score.

How to Take Local Brands to Global Success: The 5 Rules to Fortune

C3Centricity

I remember reading an article in the Financial Times a couple of years ago, that challenged companies to search for a new style of marketer. They weren’t speaking about the current need for marketers to be both creative and comfortable with data.

How Your Content Marketing Effectiveness Measures Up

Joe Rawlinson

Getting quality content marketing on to your website is just half the battle. Once you’re convinced you’ve got your messages just right then it’s time to take a long, hard look at just how effective your content actually is and if it’s working exactly how it should.

What Contact Center KPIs Are on Your Dashboard?

Bright Pattern

In our last few blogs, we discussed some real-time key performance indicators (KPIs), also known as metrics , that supervisors use on a daily basis to monitor the status and productivity of their agents , teams , and services.

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.

3 Contact Center Management Challenges Critical for Success

Transparent BPO

The end goal of any contact center is to provide outstanding service to its clients and their customers. That starts at the agent level based on their interactions with customers and the ability to take care of the customer’s needs professionally and efficiently.

Call Center Director Position in Phoenix

Taylor Reach Group

This is a position we’re sharing for a Taylor Reach client. While we’re not recruiters, we’re always happy to help our clients reach out to locate amazing candidates for open positions. SUMMARY.

8 Essential Features for your Contact Center LMS

Customer Service Life

This article was originally published on the FCR blog on October 8, 2018. Click here to read the original post and to see a video discussing this content. When you picture customer service training, what key elements come to mind?