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Will 2019 be the Year of the Human?

bold360 Blog

Buy local, shop brick and mortar, boycott fast fashion—more and more, people are choosing to support their fellow human beings with their shopping dollars. So, it’s not surprising that there’s a backlash against AI brewing, out of fear that bots will edge humans out of customer service jobs. That fear, however, is based on the misconception that bots can do all the same things humans can. The reality is, bots have nothing on people when it comes to two critical areas: 1.)

7 Ways to Encourage Customers to Take Customer Satisfaction Surveys

SharpenCX

Too few responses to your customer satisfaction surveys is your kryptonite. Lack of input from your customers puts you on the shortlist to deliver customer experiences that don’t meet expectations. Your customer satisfaction surveys give you a channel to solicit. Read More.

Gamifying Customer Service to Cure Agent Attrition

Noble Systems

Agent attrition is an epidemic that contact center leaders have unsuccessfully tried to remedy for years. To solve outbreaks caused by contaminated food, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) uses three types of information: epidemiologic; traceback; food and environmental testing.

Make Your Company’s Name Your Brand Promise

ShepHyken

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure and honor of being the keynote presentation for River Valley Bank, soon to be Incredible Bank , as they merge the names of their brick-and-mortar banks and their online bank. I love that word, incredible , almost as much as my favorite word, amazing.

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.

Tear Apart and Put Together Your New Contact Center

Call Center Coach

Flexibility is often an innocently misunderstood element in the contact center technology evaluation criteria. Afterall, unless you’re evaluating and implementing a wide-array of contact center technology as part of your everyday job, it’s just impossible to keep up with.

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Simon Says You Should Read This to Improve Your CX

Beyond Philosophy

I talk a lot about how people are irrational and have presented evidence for it. Most people can get on board with the idea that we are not robots that are purely rational. Some people do push back on the idea that people are not rational. Typically, they are more rational-types.

Amazing Business Radio: Jeff Robbins

ShepHyken

Customer Feedback 101. Seeing Your Business Through the Eyes of the Customer. Shep Hyken interviews Jeff Robbins. They discuss the importance of customer feedback, the most effective surveys, and how to use these tools to create customer loyalty and improve your business.

Two Factors Make It Easy for Contact Center Chat

Call Center Coach

The contact center industry can seem very fragmented at times. One thing that we must remember is there are new contact centers being opened all of the time, and in a wide range of industries. When considering live chat the same thing is true.

The Call Center Can Be a Thin Line Between Love and Hate

Callminer

I was prompted by a BBC.com articled entitled ‘ Which banks do customers love or hate? ’ to think about the impact of a call center on the emotional divide the article highlights.

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.

5 Ways to Screen Job Candidates for Positive Attitude

Contact Center Pipeline

As an initial point of contact with your brand, customer service reps must be able to provide an excellent customer experience and resolve problems fairly and efficiently while showing empathy to every caller.

Guest Blog: How AI Can Help the Customer Experience for Your Business

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Wayne Elsey who writes about how businesses can improve the experiences of their customers with the use of artificial intelligence. Shep Hyken.

Tête-à-Tête with Annette Franz, The Customer Experience Veteran

ProProfs Blog

Customer support has become the topmost goal for any business. No company can afford to ignore the growing significance of customer support in times of today. Your competitors go from post to pillar to get hold of your customers.

The Tools To Use To Create Actionable Measures

Beyond Philosophy

A significant influence on your Customer Experience outcome is how customers feel during your experience. In our global Customer Experience consultancy, we say that emotions are over 50 percent of a Customer Experience.

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!

Top 5 Posts in February

Contact Center Pipeline

February may have been short on days, but it wasn’t lacking useful content for running your contact center operation.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of February 25, 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. 3 Lessons From a Customer Service Failure by Jill Schiefelbein.

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Superagent and the Phenomenal Four Enhance Customer Experience in Telecoms

TechSee

To stay ahead of the game and see off rising competition from new market entrants, leading telecommunications providers know that customer experience is the new battleground.

Empowering Your Team to Deliver Kick-Ass Customer Experience

BlueOcean

Quick, how many services or memberships do you subscribe to? Twenty?

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.

Enhancing Customer Service Interactions With DiSC

Contact Center Pipeline

There are a plethora of training options available to service leaders who are looking to enhance the communication skills of their agents. Having had exposure to many of these, DiSC is my top choice with the most significant impact.

Nearshore Outsourcing: Building a Business Case

Transparent BPO

The Philippines has worn the offshore outsourcing crown for years, having claimed it from India in 2012. The country’s BPO sector is so strong the LA Times called it the “call center capital of the world.”

10 Email Marketing Tricks to Re-Engage Your Customers

GetFeedback

There’s no point in having a huge email list if half your subscribers aren’t clicking. But that’s exactly what happens. Most email lists decline by about 25% a year according to Email Monks. There are lots of reasons for this. Sometimes it’s about the number or frequency of emails.

Phone Etiquette 101: Essential Rules, Dos, Don’ts, and Tips

CrazyCall

Think of how you answer each of the calls you receive. When it’s your mom calling, you probably start with something like “Hey mom, how are you doing?”. If it’s your mate, most likely you answer with “Yo, dawg! What’s up?”.

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.

Best Practices and Guidelines – 10 Steps for a Successful RFP Process with Contact Center Technologies

Taylor Reach Group

The process of implementing any new technology in your Contact Center can often be daunting. What is the best process for establishing which technologies are best aligned with your organizational goals and needs?

Why most companies miss the biggest financial benefits of customer feedback – by Guy Letts

ijgolding

Customer experience is important, that much we know. Readers of this blog won’t need persuading of the link between a company’s success and a great customer experience. Happy customers stay longer, buy more, they tell their friends, and your company grows.

Why GetFeedback is the Best Customer Experience (CX) Solution for Salesforce

GetFeedback

Over recent years, we’ve seen an indisputable shift in customer expectations — from receiving great service to having amazing customer experiences. In fact, 73% of U.S.

Is Call Recording Illegal Now?

OrecX

Recording calls is not illegal in the U.S. or in most countries in the world. However, in many instances you need to first ask for consent. Some regions require notification by only the caller, while others (primarily in the U.S.)

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.

Are You Limiting Your Customer Experience While Increasing Customer Churn?

Taylor Reach Group

By Colin Taylor. Research tells us that 85% of customer churn is due to poor service that was in fact preventable. 11% of customer churn could have be prevented by simple company outreach and 67% of customer churn is preventable if the customer issue had been resolved at the first engagement.

Treat Your Customer Facing Staff Like Royalty

Kristina Evey

I’m often asked what I consider the single most important thing to do in Customer Experience work. Lately, my response … Read More Treat Your Customer Facing Staff Like Royalty. The post Treat Your Customer Facing Staff Like Royalty appeared first on Kristina Evey. employee engagement internal customers Leadership Team Uncategorized

Types and Sources of Feedback in The Workplace [And Why It Is So Important]

CrazyCall

Imagine having a job and not knowing whether you are doing well or not. That’s exactly how it looks like when you don’t get feedback at work. When no one criticizes you nor praises you won’t have a clue whether you are on the right way to achieve the expected goals.