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Executive Insight: Continuous Customer Service - from Omnichannel to Omnipresent

Eckoh

By Ashley Burton, Head of Product at Eckoh

The Culture Perception Gaps

CX Journey

Image courtesy of Pixabay Are you aware that there's also a Culture Perception Gap? I've written and spoken many times about the CX Perception Gap (aka Bain's Delivery Gap), but there's not much said about the Culture Gap. Until now.

How to Use Psychology to Provide the Best Customer Service Experience

Return Customer

Professionals in the customer service industry know how complicated people can get—some are delightful, some are moody, some are grumpy, and so on. This is where knowledge of psychology principles comes in handy.

A Tale of Two (Well, Three) Customer Experiences: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Call Center Weekly

By Erica Marois Two years ago, after an 18-month stint as Connecticut residents, my husband and I boxed up our belongings and made the journey back down south, landing in Richmond, VA. Unlike our move to Connecticut, we hit the road with significantly fewer belongings.

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.

Guest Blog: Digitizing the Customer Experience Without Losing the Customer

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by John Boccuzzi Jr. who argues that digital transformation is bringing customer experience to an entirely different level. Shep Hyken.

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Chatbots in the Contact Center, Part 2: Internal Use and Adoption

Contact Center Pipeline

Consumers are increasingly turning to virtual assistants to save time and effort in their personal lives.

The Only Vocal Tone Your Employees Should Be Using With Customers

Myra Golden Media

I’m working from home today, enjoying having my college-daughter here for the week, and the freedom of my son’s clear high-school calendar during Spring Break. But, predictably, my teenagers are upstairs with eyes on screens, probably with unbrushed teeth. So, I’m in my home office. I’ve promised myself no more than two hours work. And then I’ll come up with something adventurous for us to do today.

The Upfront Agreement of Future Communication

ShepHyken

Not long ago, I wrote an article that featured Todd Hopkins, CEO of Office Pride, and his concept of core values being a decision filter. I had the chance to interview him for Amazing Business Radio and he dropped another big concept on us that’s worth bringing to our followers.

How to Manage Uncertainty

Beyond Philosophy

How to Manage Uncertainty. My team is the Luton Town Football Club. I heard the manager say about the team that you have to control the controllable. I quite like that phrase and I believe it is the key to managing uncertainty in your business for your customers.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

Which Live Chat Software is Best for an eCommerce Business?

ProProfs Blog

Imagine this: You wish to buy a new set of black jeans. But a busy schedule is all you get to see. That’s when you plan to resort to the world of online shopping. As you start your search for the perfect black jeans, a plethora of options leave you confused.

It’s Time to Bid Farewell to Excel-based WFO

Contact Center Pipeline

Contact centers need performance management tools to manage their operations. Too often, the dominant “tool” is Excel. Unfortunately, when individuals export and manipulate data to produce (pretty) reports, recipients may not understand, embrace or accept the findings.

Amazing Business Radio: Mark Copeman

ShepHyken

Habits for Success. Fostering Good Customer Service Habits to Make Your Business Stand Out. Shep Hyken interviews Mark Copeman. They discuss his new book, Helpdesk Habits , which teaches employees how to turn good customer service practices into routine habits.

How to Write Self-Service Support Material

GetFeedback

When done right, self-service support material help your customers complete tasks on their own. But for self-service support resource to work, they need to be easy to read and understand. In other words, customer support teams need to be savvy about copywriting.

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

Speaker: Claire Beatty, Editorial Director - Asia, MIT Technology Review Insights

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

New KPI Metrics in the Era of Self Service

TechSee

Once upon a time, measuring customer service success was straightforward. Hire some agents, train them, and use standard contact center KPIs to measure how well they perform. No longer.

A Decade of Contact Center Pipeline: Useful Resources on Our Website

Contact Center Pipeline

As we continue to celebrate our 10th Anniversary, I would like to call attention to a few good resources on our website.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of March 18, 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. 1 0 Tips to Build a Customer Centric Work Culture by Vandita Grover.

Client vs customer: what is the difference?

HelpCrunch

Does your business have customers or clients? We at HelpCrunch decided to find the difference once and for all. The post Client vs customer: what is the difference? appeared first on HelpCrunch blog. Customer service Sales & Marketing

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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.

4 Key Strategies for Effective Customer Experience Management

Upstream Works

When we speak of Customer Experience (CX) and strategies for improving it, we need to clearly define the inherent business value.

Infographic: Social customer service expectations in 2019

InTheChat

The era of social customer service is here, and consumers no longer have patience with companies that can’t keep up. Already in 2019, we’ve seen the death of major brands that couldn’t keep pace with the continuing digital.

Customer Voice is More Important Than Ever—Here’s Why

GetFeedback

The customer voice, also known as Voice of the Customer (VoC) , is at the core of any successful customer experience (CX) program. It refers to the customers’ needs, wants, and expectations as it pertains to a company’s products or services.

Why Kindness Matters in Customer Conversations

B2B Customer Service Blog - TeamSupport

Sometimes in business, attitude is more important than any service or product. Approaching conversations with the right perspective for the situation can completely change the expectations of all parties involved.

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.

Why User-Generated Content is Vital for Successful Customer Service

inSided

User-generated content is hot right now, and with good reason. Consumers trust other people’s opinions much more than branded content, which means user-generated content (UGC) is a powerful tool for building trust with prospects and customers and scaling your service efforts

The Human Experience Cycle

Customer Experience Matters

As you think about your experience management (XM) efforts, it’s important to understand how people flow through the experiences in their lives — as customers, employees, patients, fans, citizens, students, etc. To help deepen that understanding, I’ve created a simple model, the Human Experience Cycle (HxC). As you can see in the chart below, the HxC is made up of five elements: Expectations: What a person anticipates will happen during an experience.

Job Satisfaction Surveys: 2 Templates for You to Use

GetFeedback

While being a customer-centric company is key for delivering great customer experience , you can’t forget about the employee experience. After all, happy employees result in happy customers. To identify the happiness level of your employees, you should use job satisfaction surveys.

How Can A Coaching Culture Attract (and Keep) Top Talent?

Integrity Solutions

A high-performance coaching culture can separate your firm from the pack and become a powerful differentiator when you’re competing for top players. by Terri O’Halloran.

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.

5 reasons social customer service belongs in the contact center

InTheChat

As how we use social media continues to evolve, so does the role that social media fills in consumer interactions with brands. When companies first started engaging in social media, the approach was much more passive. Even just.

An Admin's Guide to Introducing Quality Assurance to Your Customer Service Team

PlayVox

Introducing a quality assurance program into your call center or customer service department is key to cultivating a stronger CX. HR Management for CX CX Culture

Humanizing the Digital Customer Experience: With Gamification, Call Centers Win Big

Noble Systems

To the casual observer—or the not-so-casual business insider, for that matter—the words “humanize” and “digital” sound as though they play at opposite ends. But overwhelming evidence points to just the opposite.