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Break Down the Silos in your Contact Center: Rally your Agents around a Common Purpose and Keep them Engaged

SharpenCX

Cautious Optimism… Taking Ownership of Communication

Contact Center Pipeline

Cautious optimism is defined as “a feeling of general confidence regarding a situation and/or its outcome coupled with a readiness for possible difficulties or failure” (TheFreeDictionary.com). I had an interesting experience when I called my insurer the other day.

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Build a Customer Service Survey That Will Engage Your Customers

GetFeedback

While people feel compelled to be involved in the decision-making process of a company, and love to feel like their opinion makes a difference, the fact still stands: people don’t always want to complete customer service surveys.

Walking In Your Customer’s Shoes

ShepHyken

You may have heard the expression, “Take a walk in your customer’s shoes.” The idea is that you put yourself in the customer’s position and see the situation through their eyes. This is good advice for those who have customer-facing responsibilities.

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3 Signs You Need A Self-Service Consumer Insights Solution

Understanding consumers can be a complex task. Consumer research can be a lengthy process–whether it’s manual research or configuring and training first generation AI machines on what to look for in consumer feedback.

Lose The Fear Of Facial Recognition If You Want CX Improvement

Beyond Philosophy

Many new technologies, such as facial recognition technology for Customer Experience are emerging. Facial recognition and facial expression analysis are capturing essential information about how customers feel during an experience at the moment.

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9 Essential Tips for Winning at Customer Success

ProProfs Blog

Technology has changed communication norms for good. With ongoing technological developments, a new term is born: Globalism. Thanks to its combination with the internet, there are no limits for communication.

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Guest Blog: Connect With Your Customers & Watch Your Business Grow

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Molly Moore about why phone calls and online chat can make the difference between customer-centric brands and everybody else. Despite our advances in technology today and the many ways in which we can now communicate, the phone call isn’t going anywhere.

Happy Employees Make Happy Customers

Beyond Philosophy

Happy Employees Make Happy Customers. When your employees are happy, they are more likely to make your customers happy. Common sense dictates that this is logical.

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our June 2019 Issue

Contact Center Pipeline

We are seeing record numbers of low unemployment rates—the lowest in the past 50 years. Given the fact that contact centers, by their nature, are typically high turnover, making sure that we do the right things for our agents is critical.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Making the Most of the Customer Renewal Process

Totango

Renewal is a promise of future reward. In fact, an MRI study of the thought processes of loyal customers found that specific parts of the brain are activated when a customer sees a brand they like.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of June 3, 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. 10 Ways to Improve Your Customer Experience (CX) by Diana Kaemingk.

What is Rich Communication Services (RCS)

UJET

According to research from GfK MRI , 68% of consumers - and more than 83% of millennials - said that they text more than they talk on their smartphones. Consumers use Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, KakaoTalk, Line, WeChat, and more to chat with family and friends.

Unleash the Data in Your Contact Center to Achieve Enterprisewide Customer Experience Excellence

Contact Center Pipeline

Transformation is happening in the market today. Transformation driven by the growing consumer preference for digital interactions using smartphones, tablets or computers. Transformation that is exponentially increasing the ways the voice of the customer (VoC) can reach you.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

What is Voice of Customer and How Can You Leverage It?

Totango

According to research by workplace collaboration specialist Atlassian, less than 1 in 5 people believe companies listen to their feedback. Whenever a customer offers feedback, they are giving you an opportunity to make them happy—or at least happier.

Amazing Business Radio: Jamie Gilpin

ShepHyken

Social Media and the Customer Journey. Human Connections Through a Digital Platform. Shep Hyken interviews Jamie Gilpin. They discuss how the role of marketers has expanded to include the customer experience, and how social media can positively affect the customer journey.

6 Email Management Tips That Can Increase Your Productivity By 90%

ProProfs Blog

Email is still a crucial channel to master if you want to be successful. Brands have been sending more emails than ever, and marketers consider emails to be among the most effective online communication channels.

7 Secrets to Business Growth from Leading Global Brands

C3Centricity

Consultants get contacted for all sorts of – admittedly sometimes strange – requests for support from their clients. However, when I get several people asking for help in the same area, I know something important is happening in the marketplace.

How to Leverage Quality Management to Transform the Customer Experience

When was the last time you took a step back to examine quality management (QM) in your contact center? Determining behaviors that are critical to successful customer experiences, and then coaching agents to exceed that standard on every customer interaction, is the key to running a great contact center. Download this eBook and uncover how winning organizations are improving Customer Satisfaction, NPS, and other key metrics.

Product Updates | June 2nd, 2019

Totango

All spring the Totango product team has been working hard on building features that make it easier than ever to get data into Spark, and once it’s in, keep it safe.

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New Section 1557 Revisions in the Works That Could Affect Language Access

Certified Languages International

At CLI, we see non-discrimination laws like Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as necessary protections to ensure every person has access to the basic services that many people take for granted.

Customer Satisfaction With Contact Centers Down, New Report Says

Transparent BPO

Consumer satisfaction with contact centers is down, says a report from CFI Group. In its Contact Center Satisfaction Index (CCSI) 2019, market research firm CFI Group states that contact center satisfaction has seen a decline across multiple industries for the past few years.

How to Improve Customer Experience with Content Marketing

GetFeedback

Content marketing is a great strategy to help attract more people to your brand and improve your overall sales. Articles

How to Create Strong Community Personas

Speaker: Carrie Melissa Jones, Community Consultant

Ever wonder how to build effective community personas? Join Vanilla Forums on Tuesday, June 16th at 12 PM ET as Carrie Melissa Jones, Co-Author of Building Brand Communities, clears away the noise around community personas and gives you a method for doing member research to refine your personas.

How Much Does a Business VoIP Phone System Actually Cost?

aircall

Talk is cheap, but communication is priceless. A reliable way to interact with customers, clients, and prospects is vital to running a business. Which makes picking the right phone system a critical choice for your company’s success.

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Gamification: How It Can Help Your Customers and Employees

Ansafone

For many business executives trying to figure out how they can improve their team’s productivity, gamification may offer a viable solution.

Call center training time comes down with these 7 technologies

TechSee

Everyone knows that time equals money, right? Nowhere is that truer than in call center training – bringing new agents up to speed on products, processes and the productivity expected of them. Traditionally, contact centers have trained new agents using one-on-one coaching or classroom-style role-playing, where the focus is on imparting knowledge and customer service etiquette.

How to Improve Customer Experience with Content Marketing

GetFeedback

Content marketing is a great strategy to help attract more people to your brand and improve your overall sales. In order to achieve that though, it is important to make sure that you are providing your customers with the best services possible.

Get More Value from Contact Center Performance

This whitepaper has provided some suggestions for KPIs that you may want to use. Once you’ve chosen your KPIs, make sure that you’ve communicated the importance of these metrics to all employees in your contact center, as well as how you expect them to be achieved.