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5 Signs Your Contact Center Training Regimen is Broken

Vistio

Effective training in contact centers is crucial for both operational success and employee satisfaction. Unfortunately, many organizations face persistent issues that indicate their training programs might be fundamentally flawed. Here are some key signs that your contact center training regimen is broken, and why addressing these issues is imperative for the overall health of your organization. 1.

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The importance of brand experience in contact centers

Callminer

Contact centers are responsible for more than simple answering customer phone calls or live chats. Read this blog to learn about the connection between brand experience and contact centers.

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Inbound vs. Outbound Call Centers

SQM Group

Although most companies have multiple contact channels available to their customers, the most frequently used channel is still the phone.

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The Secret to Winning the AI Race is simple; avoid these simple blunders

Beyond Philosophy

Learn more about Colin Shaw : Join over 80,000 people on our LinkedIn Newsletter list or visit our website for more great podcast episodes. Listen to the podcast: This has been created in partnership with NICE. AI is a massive new development in experiences. Unfortunately, it also creates enormous problems for organizations that don’t know what to do with it.

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3 Ways Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Can Improve Customer Experience

Today’s digitally savvy customers have high expectations of retailers for convenience, responsiveness, and ease of doing business both in-store and online. Our recent survey of over 2,000 US consumers found that retailers that can drive a seamless, omnichannel customer experience (CX) – across physical and digital channels – have huge benefits for brand relevance, profitability, and customer loyalty.

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Contact Center Innovations: Exploring the Power of Agent Guidance Software

Vistio

The adoption of innovative technologies in CX such as agent guidance software redefines how contact centers operate. Vistio excels in this transformation by employing proprietary technology and advanced AI to enhance, rather than replace, the abilities of contact center agents. This unique approach rapidly evolves new hires into proficient agents and seasoned agents into subject matter experts, setting a new standard in customer interaction and satisfaction.

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Customer Service Call Centers

NobelBiz

Customer service is the backbone of any successful call center. It’s the first point of contact between a business and its customers, making it a critical component in shaping the customer experience. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll dive into the nuances of customer service in call centers, exploring everything from the evolution of call centers to the latest trends and best practices.

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How To Enhance Your Property Management Services With Call Center Support

CSM Magazine

Building strong and healthy relationships with tenants is key to property management success. When renters feel respected and know their concerns are heard, they’re more likely to abide by the rules, take care of the property, and cooperate with property managers and staff. Tenants feel valued and satisfied when managers respond immediately to urgent issues that require their attention.

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Top 12 Customer Experience Tools in 2024

Helpware

Did you know that 86% of shoppers are willing to pay more for great customer service? Yeah, customer service really counts— 70% of their decision to buy depends on it ! It doesn’t stop after they buy, either. How you handle things after the sale can really affect whether they stick with your brand.

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Sip and Savor Series: The Journey to Better Customer Experiences

Concentrix

Join Concentrix and Adobe June 26th for a virtual happy hour on Adobe Customer Journey Analytics for financial services and insurance.

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How to Optimize Call Monitoring: Automate QA and Elevate Customer Experience

Speaker: Laura Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer at CallFinder + Angie Kronlage, Director of Program Success at Working Solutions + April Wiita, Vice President of Program Success at Working Solutions

Are you still manually reviewing calls? 🤔 It's time for a change! The traditional method of manual call monitoring is no longer cutting it in today's fast-paced call center environment. Industry experts Angie Kronlage and April Wiita from Working Solutions are here to explore the power of automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!

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Your Mood Has a Massive Effect on Your Decision Making. Here’s why.

Beyond Philosophy

Various motivational biases and emotions shape customer experiences, emphasizing the need for a holistic approach to designing experiences. For example, the customer’s mood significantly impacts the customer’s decision-making processes. Today’s discussion highlights why understanding the customer’s mood and managing customer emotions helps you achieve your desired experience outcomes.

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Simplify the Complicated (Part Three)

ShepHyken

This is the third article this year about the concept of simplicity. Why? It apparently resonates with our subscribers, as there have been many comments and emails. Consider these quotes: It was either Mark Twain, Benjamin Franklin, Pascal, Cicero, or some other famous smart person who said, “If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.

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Streamline custom model creation and deployment for Amazon Bedrock with Provisioned Throughput using Terraform

AWS Machine Learning

As customers seek to incorporate their corpus of knowledge into their generative artificial intelligence (AI) applications, or to build domain-specific models, their data science teams often want to conduct A/B testing and have repeatable experiments. In this post, we discuss a solution that uses infrastructure as code (IaC) to define the process of retrieving and formatting data for model customization and initiating the model customization.

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Concentrix Debuts on the Fortune 500® List

Concentrix

Company ranks 499 on the Fortune 500® list,based on 2023 revenue NEWARK, Calif. (June 4, 2024) – Concentrix Corporation (NASDAQ: CNXC), a global technology and services leader, today proudly announces its debut on the prestigious Fortune 500® list, securing the 499th position.

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Reimagine Your Communications With A Unified Platform

Cut complexity and boost efficiency while empowering your customers with Nextiva's unified communications platform. Nextiva streamlines workflows and centralizes customer interactions, all while simplifying business collaboration, increasing productivity, and reducing employee burnout.

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Securely Connect Everything Everywhere with a Unified SASE Platform

Cisco - Contact Center

We rely on connections with everyone and everything. But secure networking can be challenging in a distributed world of people, places, and things across premises to the cloud, which can ultimately impact the user experience. Learn what Cisco is doing to help customers securely connect everything everywhere through the latest enhancements to our SASE solution.

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Top 5 Customer Service & CX Articles for Week of June 3, 2024

ShepHyken

Each week, I read many customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comments about each article and would like to hear what you think too. The Secret to Dealing With Awkward Customers by Call Centre Helper (Call Centre Helper) Let’s talk about awkward customers… You know, the ones that make you seriously think that some people aren’t worth doing business with!

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Momentum Announces Availability of PSTN Calling and Conferencing for Microsoft GCC High

Momentum Telecom

New Offering Ensures Secure and Compliant Collaboration for Agencies and Contractors ATLANTA, June 4, 2024 – Momentum , a leading global managed services provider, is excited to announce the availability of PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) Calling and Conferencing services for Microsoft Teams for Government Community Cloud (GCC) High. This release marks a significant milestone in providing secure, reliable, and compliant collaboration solutions tailored for U.S. government agencies and c

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Tethr and Awaken Intelligence Join Forces as Creovai

Tethr

Tethr and Awaken Intelligence are merging to become Creovai, bringing together best-in-class conversation intelligence and real-time agent assistance.

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Strategic CX: A Deep Dive into Voice of the Customer Insights for Clarity

Speaker: Nicholas Zeisler, CX Strategist & Fractional CXO

The first step in a successful Customer Experience endeavor (or for that matter, any business proposition) is to find out what’s wrong. If you can’t identify it, you can’t fix it! 💡 That’s where the Voice of the Customer (VoC) comes in. Today, far too many brands do VoC simply because that’s what they think they’re supposed to do; that’s what all their competitors do.

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Bringing the Cisco AppDynamics + Splunk Better Together story to Cisco Live

Cisco - Contact Center

In three months since the Splunk acquisition, Cisco and Splunk have been hard at work with new use cases and integrations. Find out what's being announced at Cisco Live US 2024.

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Guest Post: The Four Phases of Contact Center Maturity

ShepHyken

This week, we feature an article by Joe Walsh, GoTo ‘s Vice President of Product Marketing. He discusses the Four Phases of the Contact Center. To keep up with increasing customer demands and new technology, businesses must continue to evolve. They need to mature their contact centers to help deliver the best customer service possible and ensure they’re not wasting time and resources.

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What is an inbound call?

VirtualPBX

Anytime a customer contacts your business, that communication is inbound —it’s coming in— whether that’s through calls, texts, chats, emails, or social streams. And while it’s a reactive communication interaction (versus proactive outbound communication ), it is vital to company success. New orders, appointment requests, product support, questions, and concerns are all examples of inbound opportunities.

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Build RAG applications using Jina Embeddings v2 on Amazon SageMaker JumpStart

AWS Machine Learning

Today, we are excited to announce that the Jina Embeddings v2 model, developed by Jina AI, is available for customers through Amazon SageMaker JumpStart to deploy with one click for running model inference. This state-of-the-art model supports an impressive 8,192-tokens context length. You can deploy this model with SageMaker JumpStart, a machine learning (ML) hub with foundation models, built-in algorithms, and pre-built ML solutions that you can deploy with just a few clicks.

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What Does it REALLY Mean to Put CX First?

Customer experience was once considered a soft metric, or a “nice to have.” But it is now a board-level priority for many brands. The experience you provide your customers is a defining way to differentiate your business from the competition. But how can you really make CX a priority when you have competing budget and resource constraints? With customer experience automation, organizations can leverage AI and automation to make it faster and cheaper to provide a superior customer experience acro

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Best of the Best: Cisco Customer Advocate Awards: Americas 2024 Winners

Cisco - Contact Center

Cisco's Customer Advocate Awards are back! Cisco Advocates are change makers and innovators, and we recognized the finalists at Cisco Live in Las Vegas. To wrap-up, we're celebrating our winners.

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Post-purchase survey questions you can ask customers after checkout

delighted

It’s crucial to survey customers at various points throughout their buying journey, especially after they make a purchase. Post-purchase surveys allow businesses to collect valuable insights about their marketing efforts, the products or services they provide, and the overall customer experience. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about effectively surveying customers after a purchase with the right post-purchase survey questions.

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Top 15 Software Development Metrics to Track in 2024

Helpware

As much as at its core programming revolves around 1's and 0's, quantifying the performance of development teams is a far more complicated story than one number can tell. Measuring and tracking development efficiency has been an ongoing topic of debate and one of the most difficult parts of any engineering manager’s job. The long-held belief is that development processes come with too many moving parts and that there’s often not a clear link between input and output which makes development more

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Delivering More Customer Delight, Not More AI Hype

Help Scout

Today we’re announcing two brand new AI features from Help Scout: AI drafts and AI answers. We’re so excited for you to try them, but it’s also important for us to keep it real about what they’ll change and what they won’t.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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It’s Time to Take Control of Experiences and Transform Infrastructure Operations for AI

Cisco - Contact Center

Cisco Networking Cloud has made phenomenal progress toward continuous intelligence, predictive analytics, and automated remediation over the past 12 months. At Cisco Live 2024, we show how new additions help customers transform the world with AI-native operations, assurance, secure networking, and infrastructure for AI.

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Attract more business with a Spanish answering service

AnswerConnect

Consumers trust you more when you speak their language. Discover how a Spanish answering service can help you tap into a new client stream and win more work. The post Attract more business with a Spanish answering service appeared first on AnswerConnect Blog.

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The Not-So-Secret Ingredient for Achieving 97% IVA Intent Accuracy

Interactions

How Interactions Has Built a Winning Combination of Humans and Technology In the world of Intelligent Virtual Assistants (IVAs), a 97% intent accuracy rate is remarkable — we won’t shy away from saying it. But what’s as important as touting this metric is explaining how we achieve it for our clients. IVA vs. IVR vs. Interactions First, a quick explainer on where Interactions falls within Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and Intelligent Virtual Assistant (IVA) systems.