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Why Managing Customer Emotions Is Even More Than You Think

Enghouse Interactive

Guest Blog by Colin Shaw – Founder & CEO of Beyond Philosophy. Your customers do not choose you based on the experience you provide. Instead, customers choose you because of the experience they remember you provide. This is a small but vital difference.

Call Routing – How to Get Customers Where They Need to Be

Babelforce

In this post: Refresher! What is call routing? The BIG call routing benefits are… How to personalize with dynamic routing Is dynamic call routing good for customers? Conversational AI is the future of routing Don’t forget omnichannel contact routing!

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Never Underestimate the Importance of Empathetic Customer Service

Working Solutions

Delivering a great customer experience (CX) is undeniably essential to ensuring the long-term success of the company. But in the drive to deliver a CX that’s fast, efficient and tech-savvy, it’s important not to forget the real cornerstone: empathetic customer service.

7 Books that changed our lives, will they change yours? – Essential summer reading

Beyond Philosophy

It’s summer reading season. Today, I will share seven books that are an essential summer read for anyone in business. I hope that these books will make the same impact on you that they did on me.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

The Role of Contact Center Agents in Product Innovation

Contact Center Pipeline

As we turn the page to a new year, and in the spirit of new beginnings, I’d like to challenge managers and leaders to consider alternative approaches to drive innovation and business change.

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11 Customer Service Leaders We Can All Learn From

Steve DiGioia

Back in 2018, I had the pleasure to interview some of the nicest people I have ever come across. I was amazed at how warm and welcoming they were and their willingness to embrace, support, and welcome me into their fold.

Is Customer Experience Really The New Marketing? Join The debate!

Beyond Philosophy

In a discussion that echoes the age-old chicken vs. egg conversation sentiment, we engaged in a debate. After meeting a fellow Customer Experience proponent on a new social media platform called Clubhouse, we invited author and speaker Stacy Sherman to debate.

Embracing Agility in the Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

Agile thinking became the key to business survival during the COVID-19 crisis. Companies that could adapt quickly and creatively in the face of complex and unpredictable challenges proved that breaking with convention often can lead to a giant leap forward.

Building a Better Bot

CCNG

AI-assisted bots are reshaping customer digital engagements - and chatbots are leading the way. But customers today expect more than just a new interactive FAQ. They want the bot to know them, engage them and make decisions based on their specific customer history.

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Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

The Shortest Customer Service Keynote Speech Ever!

Shep Hyken

I’ve written about today’s topic before. The idea I’m about to share is really common sense. Even if you didn’t read my past articles or watch my videos about this, you still know and understand it. Yet, it’s worth bringing up again, as I have a new twist on it.

Is Customer Experience Really The New Marketing? Join the Debate!

Beyond Philosophy

I have been engaging with Clubhouse, a social networking app where people can chat about shared interests. One of the great things about Clubhouse is you can have exciting debates. For example, one of the recent debates asked the question, is Customer Experience the new marketing? .

Digital Customer Care: 10 Ways to Fix Not-Very-Good Tweets to Customers

Contact Center Pipeline

Many companies are “pretty much kind of OK-ish” at responding to customers’ questions or complaints in social media. They do respond to customers’ social posts, and they reply pretty quickly. Some companies are doing darn well at digital customer care. A few are good. A handful are excellent.

Building a Customer-Oriented Company: Strategies & Examples

Help Scout

Being “customer-oriented” boils down to one idea: helping people. As simplistic as it sounds, this ethos is the key to making it work as an organization.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Your customer service “Oh Sh*t Kit”

Customer Service Life

Planning the bachelorette party for a dear friend, I knew that “Oh Sh*t Kits” are a must to include for the bride tribe.

7 Call Center Empathy Phrases Every Agent Should Use With Their Customers

Fonolo

Every company needs strong customer service to set them apart from its competitors. After all, customers are more loyal to businesses that treat them with respect, kindness and that support their needs. Customer service in a contact center is especially important.

How to Provide 24/7 Customer Support [Stats + Planning Guide]

Nextiva

A great customer experience starts and ends with one thing: getting help now. Today’s customers expect 24/7 support across channels. No waiting through endless help desk queues or for your ‘business hours.’ For many years, companies provided 24/7 customer support from a vast network of call centers.

How to Structure Your Customer Success Team

Totango

What makes a sports team successful? Excellent athletes who work together on both offense and defense to win the game. A good pitcher alone won’t win a baseball game.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Hand in Hand: How Contact Centers and Artificial Intelligence Work Together

Ansafone

Call center technology advances with the times to prioritize customer and client needs. In the modern age, artificial intelligence (AI) is a staple in the business world. AI is also present in the day-to-day operations of contact centers where it shapes customer satisfaction and business analytics.

Build With Us: Automate Workflows With Guru’s Zapier & Workato Apps

Guru

If this last year taught us anything, it’s that we have a lot of SaaS apps. And, that we need them. At Guru, we hate context switching. And we love knowledge. So as your tech stack continues to grow, how will aaaaaall of those apps work together with Guru?

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Guest Post: How to Use an LMS for Employee Skill Development

Shep Hyken

This week we feature an article by Ehsan Memari, a blogger for SkyPrep. He writes about how using a learning management system (LMS) expedites employee skill development in your organization. We are in the middle of a skills gap crisis.

CX excellence award winners stand out in CXone community of winning customers

NICE inContact

Learn more about how CXone’s smart technology, strong partners and deep expertise can be the winning combination for transforming your organization’s contact center and CX. CXone NICE CXone Events General

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

6 Tips to Optimize Your Call Center IVR

Fonolo

You’re probably familiar with IVR, or Interactive Voice Response, is a menu system that connects customers to the information they need in your call center.

5 Tips for Building a World-Class Customer Success Team

Totango

The COVID-19 pandemic created a new sense of urgency around protecting and nurturing customers by highlighting the fact that customers truly are the core of every business. And in this customer-centered economy, your customer success (CS) team is invaluable.

Amazing Business Radio: John Ball

Shep Hyken

The End-to-End Customer Experience. Improving CX through Customer Workflows. Shep Hyken interviews John Ball, the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Customer Workflows at ServiceNow.

Supply Chain Risks: It’s Everybody’s Business

ConvergeOne

There is an old saying that states, “Take care of your house and let others worry about theirs.”

How Product Teams Can Leverage Community

Speaker: Scott Baldwin of ProductBoard

Product Leaders, sign up if want to learn how to: - What is product excellence? - How community led and product-led growth can act as success multipliers - How to create a tight and ongoing feedback loop - How to leverage your community members to drive adoption. When: September 21st at 12pm EDT. Register today!

FBC Asia Pacific Taps COPC Inc. to Conduct Employee Engagement Services

COPC

For FBC Asia Pacific (FBC) , the heart of its thriving business is a healthy work environment for its employees while delivering fast and world-class service to customers. Founded in 2019, the company quickly grew to over 500 employees, with its delivery center located in Manila, Philippines.

3 Ways Employee Disengagement Is Hurting Contact Centers

Jacada

Employee disengagement is rampant in contact centers. Imagine a fire department where two-thirds of the firefighters on duty weren’t ready to respond to a call. How about a restaurant where two-thirds of the wait staff weren’t talking to patrons.

Rules of Engagement for Customer Success and Sales: Considerations and Examples

ChurnZero

Setting rules of engagement saves your team time, money, and energy. By creating healthy boundaries, Customer Success and Sales don’t have to spend their days assessing and arguing over every expansion situation.

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