Sat.Jun 01, 2019 - Fri.Jun 07, 2019

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

SharpenCX

When I lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee, I once watched a rowing team make their way down the Tennessee River. They moved in perfectly synchronized motion, speeding down the river in a straight line. They were a well-oiled machine, each person. Read More.

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.

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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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.

The Agent Churn Cycle: Why It Happens and How to Prevent It

Callminer

Today’s contact centers are all too familiar with agent turnover. The industry’s employee turnover rates remain more than double the average for all other U.S. occupations, with large call centers reaching over 50%.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

The State of WFM in 2019. Where do you stand?

The Call Center School

Workforce management in contact centers, with the aim of creating the best possible fit between the forecasted workload and the amount of employees scheduled, is constantly changing.

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.

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

Certified Languages International

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.

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.

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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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.

Service NSW Tops My Worldwide XM Tour

Customer Experience Matters

I’m on my way back from Australia; the end to a very long, but wonderful road trip.

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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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!

Why Facility Management Leaders Need B2B Customer Support Software

B2B Customer Service Blog - TeamSupport

The facility management industry is unique. You’ve got customers with all different types of buildings and a wide array of needs and demands. This means there’s isn’t a “blueprint” for how to deal with customer issues as they arise. Fortunately, B2B customer support software exists to help!

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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.

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.

Increasing Parent Engagement with FreshGrade Next

FreshGrade

We are pleased to announce some very exciting updates coming soon to FreshGrade. These updates include easy workflows, an improved gradebook, new parent and student functionality, and so much more!

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.

Getting Comfortable at SNUG 2019

Noble Systems

Our annual SNUG (Select Noble Users Group) conference brings together top voices in customer experience with contact center managers, platform administrators, and others looking to learn what’s new in CX technology and share ideas.

The Age Of The Customer: What Does Empowerment Look Like?

24-7 InTouch

We’re in “ The Age of the Customer ”, meaning that the customer is in charge of the way brands make strategic business decisions. This balance of power is forcing companies to put their CX strategies under a microscope

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ChurnZero Customer Success Professional Spotlight

ChurnZero

It’s time for another installment of our blog series where we spotlight a Customer Success professional and get their take on the industry as well as get to hear some of their top tips they’d like to share. Today, we are going to be showcasing – Jason Conrad.

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