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Customer Journey: Improving Customer Experience Through Mapping – Part 2 of 2

NobelBiz

A Customer Journey Map is a shared representation of all the aspects of increasingly sophisticated hybrid, physical, and omnichannel of a clients' interraction. This mapping reveals new usage, changes in behavior, preferred and avoided communication platforms, as well as your competitive strengths and limitations. What is the most effective approach to create this mapping and make it a success?

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The Sustainable Work-From-Home Contact Center: Easy Access to Connect, Collaborate and Share Knowledge

Contact Center Pipeline

The following Q&A is part of a series on creating a sustainable work-from-home contact center. Each post examines a vital technology that supports contact centers in the transition to a permanent remote-work model. Below, Panviva’s Stephen Pappas outlines the benefits of a cloud-based knowledge management solution. He also discusses the work-from-home (WFH) challenges that knowledge […].

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How to improve customer service training with the 70-20-10 rule

Toister Performance Solutions

What is the right amount of time to spend on training? That's the question a customer service leader recently asked me. He had contacted me with some questions about lesson plans for a training class he was running with his team. The team had gathered to take my Customer Service Foundations course on LinkedIn Learning. It was taking the team 4.5 hours to watch the videos and complete the exercises as a group.

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Customer Service Versus Customer Experience … What’s the Difference?

ShepHyken

It is one of the most common questions I’m asked in interviews: What’s the difference between customer service and customer experience (also known as CX)? While I’ve written about this before, my original article about customer experience was more about how to create a more interactive experience. The example I used was how Home Shopping Network (HSN) incorporated gamification into the customer experience.

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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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These 10 Phrases Will Make Someone’s Day Better

Steve DiGioia

Along with all the responsibilities of your job and the myriad of tasks you must do each day, I want to add a few more things to that list by asking you to use these 10 phrases that will make someone’s day better. Most everyone we come across has their own issues that lurk under their sometimes-false façade. They deal with anxiety and health issues that weigh heavily, financial and personal matters that keep them up at night, and a host of other problems that make their day more stressful

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Contact Center Metric Best Practices in 2021

CCNG

With the pandemic finally starting to ease off, it is a good time to re-evaluate the industry best practice metrics for Contact Centers. Are they still appropriate for your particular line of business? In speaking with many executives over the years, they have questioned how these metric best practices evolved. You will need to understand your customer tolerances and the financial impact these metrics may have on your business.

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Amazing Business Radio: Heather R. Younger

ShepHyken

Empowering Employees through Caring Leadership. The Impact of Caring Leadership on Employees and Customers. Shep Hyken interviews Heather R. Younger, Founder of EmployeeFanatix. They discuss the importance of alignment and the servant mindset in empowering self-leaders. Top Takeaways: Hire people who assume a leadership position when it comes to taking care of the customer.

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Introduction to Responsible AI: Unpacking Bias

Callminer

Part of what makes Responsible AI difficult is the vast set of ideas, theories, and practices that it interacts with. The CallMiner Research Lab unpacks some of the many terms that define the space.

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The Sustainable Work-From-Home Contact Center: Engage Agents with Online Learning & Development

Contact Center Pipeline

The following Q&A is part of a series on creating a sustainable work-from-home contact center. Each post examines a vital technology that supports contact centers in the transition to a permanent remote-work model. Below, Playvox’s Jennifer Waite discusses how learning has evolved in the modern workplace. She discusses the work-from-home (WFH) challenges that online learning […].

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The 2023 Verint Experience Index: Retail

Reports of the death of in-store shopping have been greatly exaggerated. This year’s retail survey found that more than 60 percent of consumers start and end their journey by visiting a store. Retail customers value price above everything, but the importance of other factors varies for different brands. In-store shopping is valued highly by grocery and home improvement customers Technology retail customers place less importance on in-store experiences – for them it only ranks sixth Digital exper

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Truth Loyalty Webinar with Peter Lavers

Peter Lavers

Peter Lavers recently took part in this webinar with Amanda Cromhout, CEO of South Africa’s leading loyalty programme experts, Truth. It was a wide-ranging discussion covering: How has the emerging discipline of “data science” helped companies’ loyalty programmes be more insight-led? Has it made “segment of one” theory possible? How do CVM and the loyalty programmes interact within businesses?

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Guest Post: 5 Tips to Foster a Customer Community in Your Business

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Davis Nguyen, the founder of My Consulting Offer. He writes about how to cultivate a customer community. All company leaders know that their customers are the lifeline of their business — without loyal customers who would rather choose your product or service over one of your competitors, your business could ultimately become stagnant and fail.

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What is Conversational Intelligence?

Callminer

Conversational intelligence is a powerful tool that can help organizations gain a deeper understanding of customer interactions. Read more about what it is and its applications in our blog.

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Executive Interview with Mario Fernandez, CEO of Pinoy Data Capture

Contact Center Pipeline

Pinoy Data Capture Inc. (PDC) is an outsourcing company that provides data conversion, medical coding and contact center services for clients seeking to improve their efficiency and reduce their costs. Contact Center Pipeline recently had the opportunity to sit down with Mario Fernandez, CEO of PDC, to discuss their organization and what they do. Q. […].

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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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10 Key Metrics and KPI’s for Contact Centre Performance

Call Design

The contact centre industry is the backbone of brands all over the globe. It provides the necessary contact point for customers to connect with brands, whether that be troubleshooting, simple questions or administrative needs. Understanding how to make a profit on the double bottom line (DBL) involves employing a broad range of KPIs and key metrics to ensure a contact centre meets every need that a business may have in supporting their customers.

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What is a Net Promoter Score?

Fonolo

Companies use all sorts of metrics and techniques to evaluate their customers’ satisfaction with their products and services. Google reviews, social media activity, and customer service surveys all help companies learn about their customers’ experiences. Contact centers use a few different metrics to measure customer experience. Floor-level metrics assess the efficiency of the contact center’s operations, and include Average Speed to Answer (ASA), Auxiliary Time, Handle Time, and more.

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5 ways universities can prepare for a successful clearing

Eptica

Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager 5 ways universities can prepare for a successful clearing. Published on: July 07, 2021. Author: Pauline Ashenden - Demand Generation Manager Clearing is the busiest time of the year for universities and colleges. Get it right and they can fill courses and guarantee revenues.

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Measuring Customer Loyalty: 5 Ways to Track It

Totango

Measuring customer loyalty gauges the strength of your client relationships, helping you predict and manage performance. Loyal customers are likely to buy from you again and refer you to others, increasing your revenue. Customers who don’t feel committed to your brand are more likely to churn and spread negative word-of-mouth. Being able to quantify how loyal your customers are can help you evaluate where you stand with your clients, predict where your customer relations are going and take steps

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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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Google Collaborative Inbox: Pros, Cons, and 5 Alternatives

Help Scout

When starting a company, finding the right customer service tool isn’t always at the top of the priority list; you’re more focused on getting customers and proving out your idea. Then, one day, a customer sends you a question. Then another. And another after that. Eventually, you’re regularly fielding questions from customers and may find it challenging to manage all the incoming requests.

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2021’s Biggest Tech Trend for Customer Experience – AI

Working Solutions

One of the biggest trends this year is reducing what is spent on technology while improving Customer Experience. This is achieved by taking a closer look on spending, what is necessary vs. what can be eliminated, and how it all impacts your teams, your customers, and your bottom line. As a result of the 2020’s […].

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KNOWLEDGE DOES NOT EQUAL SECURITY

pindrop

Airlines, banks, stock exchanges, and trading platforms suffered brief website outages this week 1 after a key piece of internet infrastructure failed, sparking the second major interruption of the past two weeks. . The outages come just over a week after countless websites and apps around the world went down for about an hour when a major content delivery network suffered a widespread failure 2. .

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4 Ways Small Businesses Use Free Chatbots to Drive Sales

Comm100

For many small businesses, the idea of launching a chatbot to handle customer support and sales questions seems out of reach. The cost to run it, the expertise to set it up, and the time to manage it – all this needs a level of resource that they can only dream of. But what if a chatbot was free, didn’t need any technical skill to create, and required almost no maintenance?

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Contact Center Dialers Demystified

Dive into the realm of contact center dialers with our infographic! Explore the various types – Preview, Predictive, Automatic, and Progressive Dialers – and unravel their roles in boosting call center performance.

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Pulse Check: How has the Green List reshuffle impacted holidaymaker dialling habits?

Infinity

" Companies have a choice, are you simply going to focus on survival or are you going to innovate and transform to meet a new reality? We know travel is coming back, travel cannot be stopped. " Stephanie Linnartz | President, Marriott International ( Source ). After the Green List was introduced on the 7th of May, many travel brands were given a renewed sense of optimism.

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Sales Development Representative

Uniphore

WE'RE HIRING. SALES DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE. Sales Development Representative. If you thrive in the thrill of the hunt and celebrate gaining the interest and respect of prospective buyers, then we need to talk! We’re seeking a curious, gritty and persuasive professional with sales development experience in the enterprise software space. The right candidate will have a knack for learning a new domain and using that knowledge to nurture and persuade senior stakeholders (Director, VP and C-level

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7 Things To Do Now To Guarantee a Smooth Holiday Support Season

Nicereply

Level up your operations, hire more people, keep your CSAT score as high as a dragon can fly, and you will nail the holiday season this year! . It’s never too early to start planning for the holiday season. If you’re like many other companies, you’ll need to expand your capacity for the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. The holidays usually involve ferocious competition to win new customers and for almost all retailers you’ll see increased sales revenue, but also more customer suppor

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BPO Call Center: How to Outsource (And is it Worth it?)

Babelforce

In this post: What is a BPO call center? Are outsourced teams as effective? What services do BPOs offer? How to choose a great BPO call center. Your guide to contact center automation. Scaling customer service is not easy (or cheap). . You’ve got to hire new staff, train them, and then find time to manage their performance. And this assumes you already have somewhere to house new agents.

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The Open CCaaS Advantage Report

Over the next 12 months, what do you think will have the biggest impact on your CX automation efforts? When asked the same question, only 10% of CX leaders surveyed by Verint chose telephony. It’s no longer the engagement channel leading CCaaS conversations. The customer engagement challenges facing organizations have changed – so a new approach is needed.

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What is SOC 2?

Quality Contact Solutions

We’ve all heard about data breaches and cybersecurity issues where customer data was compromised. If your company or any third-party vendor you may work with is responsible for handling or storing client information, do you know that the data is safe? If the answer is anything but yes, let’s talk about why you should care about SOC 2 compliance.

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Meet Scott: Customer Support Representative at ChurnZero

ChurnZero

ChurnZero’s employee spotlight series highlights the person behind the professional, digging deep and discovering what drives our team members. This spotlight features, Scott Polidoro , Customer Support Representative at ChurnZero. . Scott plays a central role in providing best-in-class services to ChurnZero’s rapidly expanding customer base by giving product guidance and investigating and helping to resolve product issues. .

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Why do businesses need to implement proactive monitoring?

Spearline

Poor audio quality can impact customer service. Like many businesses, you may depend on international inbound telephone services for your contact center or on outbound calling to drive new sales. Those telephone services are mission-critical, and Spearline helps its customers through active path testing and monitoring to support 'the ideal customer experience.' Excellent customer experience.