Sat.Apr 13, 2019 - Fri.Apr 19, 2019

3 Surprising Ways to Motivate Call Center Employees

Jive

Motivating employees is hard enough. Motivating call center employees? That’s even harder. Imagine a team of employees that deals with clients day in and day out. They typically work demanding hours and assist disgruntled customers. Agents are constantly on their toes. They have to know their product or service inside and out to intelligently and thoughtfully answer any questions customers have. Needless to say, it’s a difficult and exhausting job , but somebody’s got to do it.

4 Guidelines for Switching Channels Without Aggravating Customers

Customer Service Life

This article was originally published on the FCR blog on March 22, 2019. Click here to read the original. Image by Adriano Gadini from Pixabay. I recently contacted a company for customer service regarding a piece of software that was critical to me finishing a project.

6 Reasons Why Customer Support Is an Essential Part of Your Business

ProProfs Blog

It takes 12 positive interactions to make up for 1 negative interaction with a customer. The worst part is, 33% of customers don’t even return after 1 negative experience. They are now served by your competitor. In short, customer support makes all the difference.

Start. Stop. Continue — three Powerful Words for Goal-Setting, Process Improvement, and Self-Improvement.

Myra Golden Media

I end all of my customer service workshops by asking participants to write down three words. Start, Stop, and Continue. Then I invite them to reflect on the day by jotting down: One thing they will START doing based on something they learned in the training.

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.

Why Too Many Choices Can Be Killing Your Bottom Line

Beyond Philosophy

If you give people the option to shop somewhere that only had a few choices or another venue with a wide selection, people almost always go for the larger selection. However, sorting through options can feel overwhelming. Too many choices in your Customer Experience are a terrible thing.

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It’s Time to Rethink Your Approach to Supporting Customer Service Agents

Contact Center Pipeline

Building powerful and engaging customer experiences through the contact center requires several important ingredients—just-in-time and in-context analytics, artificial intelligence for self-service and after-contact work, seamless omnichannel options for customers, and fair, accurate scheduling.

Women Leadership & Customer Experience

Call Center Weekly

By Stacy Sherman (MBA, CX Certified) ? This article originally appeared on Doing CX Right There’s an increasing amount of conversations about Women and Leadership, and I love it!

Is Facial Recognition Creepy or Is It Just the Future?

Beyond Philosophy

Is Facial Recognition Creepy or Is It Just the Future? Technology can analyze people’s facial expressions and determine what emotion they feel. It’s called Facial Expression Analysis and it uses Facial Recognition technology.

Amazing Business Radio: Sandy Rogers

ShepHyken

Lead with Loyalty with Guest Sandy Rogers. Enhancing the Customer Experience Through Emotional Engagement. Shep Hyken interviews Sandy Rogers.

The Evolution of Support: How to Manage Customer Support in an Era of Self-help

Speaker: Kristina Evey, Customer Experience Expert and Consultant

Because self-service emergence is increasing, the need to assess the amount of support being given to our customer service reps is more important than ever before. Is there a way to find the right balance between self-service and support?

Voice of the Customer Survey: We Need Your Insights

Contact Center Pipeline

We need your help to better understand existing processes for gathering, processing and analyzing information about the customer experience. Give us your thoughts in this short Voice of the Customer survey. Results will appear in a future issue of Contact Center Pipeline.

Customer Service – 9 Tips for Sales, Marketing, and Support

ProProfs Blog

Customer service is just a day in, day out, ongoing, never ending, unremitting, persevering, compassionate, type of activity. Leon Gorman. It needs no mention that buyers love excellent customer service.

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10 Things You Must Know to Establish and Preserve Your Customer Service Culture

Beyond Philosophy

Defining and managing your customer service culture is a significant issue for many organizations. Today we share some important considerations for establishing your customer service culture as well as the best practices of the leading customer service organizations.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of April 15, 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. 6 Customer Service Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them by Sam Del Rowe.

Good, Better, Best: Three Ways to Calculate the ROI of CX Initiatives

Speaker: John Joba and David Robbins

Customer Experience is at a tipping point. Despite increasing investment in measurement platforms, executives still struggle to demonstrate the impact to the bottom line—and the value these bring to customers and the organization as a whole.

How to Make Your Contact Center Digital Transformation a Success

Contact Center Pipeline

I recently had a conversation with Richard Antosik, Vice President, Digital Operations (Client Services) at Laurentian Bank regarding their contact center’s recent digital transformation. The following are the questions and answers regarding their lessons learned.

Stop Trying To Replace Your Agents With Chatbots — No, Seriously!

Ian Jacobs

Customer service organizations have been looking for ways to cut costs for decades. Now that chatbot mania has taken over, many are jumping on the bandwagon and attempting to replace their human agents with chatbots.

5 Tips to Help You Host the Perfect Event

ProProfs Blog

Today’s generation looks forward to two things during the week: Spending the weekend in bed doing absolutely nothing or celebrating the weekend doing something they like. Millennials love events; I love events; more importantly, companies should also love events.

Guest Blog: The Art of the Survey – Why one question is more than enough

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Georgina Nelson who explains her approach to collecting customer feedback that will help you provide a better customer experience. One of the biggest misconceptions about collecting customer feedback is the idea that asking more questions provides more of the insights you’re looking for. Through our work with retail businesses across the world, we’ve found that this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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.

Protecting Customer Data, Part 1: Balancing Customer Friction & Fraud Prevention

Contact Center Pipeline

Businesses are facing ever-increasing risks of fraud and cybercrime. Every day brings more reports of security breaches and compromised customer data. Cybercriminals are clever and quick to find new ways to steal customers’ and employees’ personally identifiable information, which can be used to commit fraudulent activities ranging from spamming to accessing online accounts to extortion. […].

7 Important Questions to Ask Customers for a Better Customer Experience

GetFeedback

Providing a solid customer experience (CX) can be incredibly hard for many companies. In an increasingly competitive global market, the experience that you provide to your customers is often the only thing that sets you apart from your competitors.

How to Boost the Customer Lifetime Value of Your Promising Startup?

ProProfs Blog

Young startups obsessively focus always on increasing the number of customers. Get more customers, we need more sales, connect with more leads, these phrases tend to be the most commonly spoken phrases during team meetings.

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Call Center Culture of Excellence – How to Build it

TechSee

Many of us have worked in contact centers. It’s never been a particularly glamorous or well-paid job. And there’s now a serious talent shortage. Employers around the globe are facing the most severe recruitment crisis in 12 years, according to the latest Talent Shortage Survey , with 40% of companies surveyed reporting difficulties filling roles.

Building a Successful Community Superfan Program

Speaker: Jake McKee, CEO and Lead Strategist, Community5

Every social group is made up of members who are more engaged, more enthusiastic and more dedicated than others. In the online community space, we call these people Superfans. But the million dollar question…how can you attract these powerful and necessary people? Join Vanilla Forums for a discussion with Jake McKee, CEO and Lead Strategist at Community5, as he shares ideas and insights on how to best build and execute formal Superfan programs.

Fall in Love With Your Customer’s Pain Points - Not With Your Solutions

McorpCX

It’s human nature to fall in love with your solutions. it’s also one a common pitfall for business leaders, entrepreneurs and those responsible for improving customer experiences. Customer Experience customer experience strategy cx implementation analytics

How to Design Your Website for the Best Customer Experience

GetFeedback

With the rise of personalized customer servicing and user experience (UX) trends, customers are no longer satisfied with just a straightforward purchase.

Why a Help Desk Software is Important for Your Business?

ProProfs Blog

Customer service is the driving force for any business. You may have a great product, the best marketing team, but still, fail to reach out to your target audience and retain customers. What may be the reason? A bad customer experience.

Millennial Myths & The Call Center

Taylor Reach Group

By Colin Taylor. I read an interesting article by Jennifer J Deal at strategy+business looking at five myths we hold about Millennials.

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.

New and Improved Lumoa - Here are the new features

Lumoa

New features are available in Lumoa. The update includes new and improved features such as; a new and fresh dashboard design, new timeline chart and new and easier time range selectors. Feed generated with FetchRSS

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4 Reasons Your Customers Won’t Reach Out to Customer Service

GetFeedback

To relieve customers’ hard feelings about problems with some products or services, companies usually choose to improve the customer service skills of their agents. But does this work well?

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7 Customer Experience Questions with Shep Hyken

Kayako

We had the pleasure of hosting customer service and experience expert, Shep Hyken earlier this month for a half hour Q&A session on why customer experience matters so much and what businesses must do to create the best experiences for their customers.