Sat.Jul 27, 2019 - Fri.Aug 02, 2019

Call Center Training Best Practices

Avoxi

Call center agent training is one of the most researched topics when it comes to customer experience. However, managers still have huge problems identifying the best call center agent training techniques for their teams.

The Customer-Free Zone

ShepHyken

There’s often a disconnect between organization leaders and customers. Leaders live in a customer-free zone where they don’t interact with customers on a daily basis and therefore don’t know what customers most desire.

12 Canned Response Examples to Save Yourself Lots of Time

HelpCrunch

Use these 12 omni-purpose examples of customer support canned responses and see how much time you'll save yourself. The post 12 Canned Response Examples to Save Yourself Lots of Time appeared first on HelpCrunch blog. Customer service Live Chat

The Critical Skills that All Customer-Facing Teams Must Have

Beyond Philosophy

When I created Beyond Philosophy, I chose the name for a reason. I believe it is crucial to do more than discuss your theories about Customer Experience strategy.

Redefining Customer Experience Metrics for Better Performance

Speaker: Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction Continuum

Join us for this insightful webinar with Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction, who will show you how to zero-in on true leading indicators and describe how to connect business results metrics with employees’ workflow metrics.

Continuum Global Services: Launching A New Contact Center Industry Brand

Contact Center Pipeline

As customer interactions continue to become more complex, the contact center industry is increasingly turning to mergers & acquisitions as an effective solution to expand scale, improve access to new technologies and enhance geographic coverage.

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NEW Ways to Supercharge Contact Center FCR and AHT Performance

Call Center Coach

I’ve been amazed at some of the new ways to drive agent performance in contact centers. Common KPIs like First Contact Resolution (FCR) and Average Handle Time (AHT) might be common KPIs but they ways they are being improved upon are very dynamic.

3 Things I Know For Sure Motivate Customer Service Employees

Myra Golden Media

We all go through times when we’re not feeling the whole work thing. The mere thought of work brings on dread, we mop ourselves into the office later and later, and our eyes are rolled to the back of our head more often than not.

Top 5 Posts in July

Contact Center Pipeline

What will you remember about July 2019? Fireworks? Record-breaking heat? Amazon Prime Day? If you found yourself otherwise occupied this month and missed some of the insightful content published on the Pipeline blog, the following is a list of the five most popular posts in July.

Guest Blog: The Importance of First Impressions in Customer Service

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Ujebardha Bekolli who writes about the importance of the first impression. Whether on the phone or in person, it’s important to train your employees the right way to interact with your customers. The importance of first impressions.

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.

The 5 Essential Practices for Your Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

Because we have frequent thunderstorms and power outages in my Florida home, I recently decided to buy an uninterruptible power supply for my electronics. I’ve had good experiences with Apple products so I first checked to see if Apple made that sort of thing.

Enhance Your De-escalation Skills During Your Lunch Break!

Myra Golden Media

How to Handle Difficult Customers (with a focus on de-escalation). Training Length: 30 minutes, with knowledge checks. Thanks to the Internet and social media, customers are savvier now than ever before.

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our August 2019 Issue

Contact Center Pipeline

It’s summertime here in Annapolis, Maryland. The pool water is warm and the sun is hot. That means it’s a great time to address your Summer Reading List. I sure hope Contact Center Pipeline is on it!! If not, now is a great time to sign up. We would love to go to the pool […].

Amazing Business Radio: Josh Ginsberg

ShepHyken

Crisis Management in the Customer Experience. How to Take Care of Your Customers When Things Go Wrong. Shep Hyken interviews Josh Ginsberg. They discuss crisis management and why brand integrity is important to customers.

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.

How Computer Vision Applications are Changing the World

TechSee

Computer Vision is the field of Artificial Intelligence that enables computers to understand and analyze the real world. Using Deep Learning models, machines can now accurately identify and classify objects from within digital images and then react to what they “see.”

How Merely Asking Yourself, “What Else?” Will Transform Your Customer Experience

Myra Golden Media

My daughter and I were exploring supplements at Whole Foods on Saturday. I’d grabbed Matcha powder, MCT oil, and ground flaxseed.

The Significance of Office Politics on CX—and Your Career

Beyond Philosophy

I used to work in corporate life. I managed to get up to a senior position. When people asked what I did, I used to say, “I play chess.”. I was joking, of course. The truth is I spent my day on company politics. My guess is a lot of you do, too.

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5 Key Technologies for the Future of Digital Customer Service

NICE inContact

We talk a lot about “future-proofing” your business. It’s an important concept for any company considering digital customer service integration. You don’t simply want to plan for your current customer service needs. You’ll need a solution that can easily scale as business grows.

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.

Customer Experience vs Customer Success: What’s the Difference?

Totango

Imagine you are planning to fly home for the holidays. How do you feel about the impending journey? What is your mood as you visualize the process of finding a flight, booking a ticket, getting to the airport, checking your luggage, passing through security, and boarding the plane?

5 Ways to Boost Marketing and Sales with Live Chat

Kayako

The past few years have seen live chat completely change the way online businesses carry out marketing and sales.

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What names are you searching for on NameShouts?

NameShouts

How do you pronounce the most searched name on our platform? Not to brag, but we pronounce a lot of names on NameShouts. A looooot of names. And we’re not about to Marie Kondo our database either. Every name sparks joy. Every name is important.

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The Show Must Go On! Elevating Customer Experience with Conversational AI

NICE inContact

We’ve heard lots about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is redefining customer service — and it really hit home for me last week while I was out enjoying dinner and a show with my mother. We’d just shuffled into the theatre, when I realized that my ATM card was missing.

How to Make the Transition to Customer Service Outsourcing

Speaker: Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer, Advantage Communications Inc.

You’re feeling the pressure of keeping your employees engaged and improving your customer experience, but you’re not sure if you’re ready or even know how to make a smooth transition to a contact center. Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer of Advantage Communications, will lead you through an outsourcing Self-Assessment you can apply to your business in this insightful webinar developed to provide you with the building blocks to take your customer service experience to the next level.

Understanding the Different Types of Customer Engagement

Totango

The customer-centered economy has made it easier for customers to switch to a competitor if one company is not fully satisfying them. This has raised customer expectations; now, companies need to provide personalized services to stand out.

Newest MindTouch Analytics Provide Better Performance Metrics for Knowledge Management Teams

Mindtouch

Over the last year, enhancements to MindTouch analytics functions emerged as a top request from our customers. Beyond the rich data MindTouch already captures around content value, customers wanted to see the why and how behind the health of their knowledge bases.

Data breaches shine light on financial industry fraud

TRUSTID

The recent Equifax global settlement and the disclosure of Capital One’s historic data breach has put a spotlight on the fraud vulnerabilities in the financial industry.

Boost Revenue in 8 Easy Steps

NICE inContact

What can you do when revenue targets keep increasing but your budget stays the same? It’s a challenge more and more companies are facing – and many of them are looking to their contact centers for solutions.

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.

SYKES and Cigna collaborate to propel Cigna’s integrated service capabilities through innovative, multichannel customer engagement platform

Sykes

7 Measurable Customer Service KPIs to Evaluate Your Team

HelpCrunch

By applying proper customer service KPIs, you can always be sure you're on the right track. So, which ones are the right? The post 7 Measurable Customer Service KPIs to Evaluate Your Team appeared first on HelpCrunch blog. Customer service

CSM from the Trenches: Mentors – Ashley Correll, Chief Operating Officer, Beyond Insurance

ClientSuccess

Welcome to our blog series CSM from the Trenches, a community for frontline Customer Success Managers (CSMs) that discusses trends, best practices, and advice for the frontline. Being on the CSM frontline allows us to directly influence the success of our clients.

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