Sat.Jan 13, 2018 - Fri.Jan 19, 2018

How We make Decisions – Prospect Theory

Beyond Philosophy

Prospect Theory is the name of the concept developed by Nobel-prize winning professor Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, who were the “Godfathers of modern decision science.” It describes the hidden influences that exist that drive our behavior—and they aren’t what you think.

Improve Customer Experience with the Help of These 4 Teams

Kayako

When we talk about customer experience, many of us think about support. We think about the touchpoints between customer and business when the customer needs help buying or using a product. These interactions make up part of the customer experience, but not all of it.

6 Common Sense Practices to Share with Work-at-Home Agents

Contact Center Pipeline

After more than 20 years in the on-demand contact center industry, I’ve come across some great work-from-home practices. And a few not-so-good ones, too. Whatever the workstyle or workspace, an agent needs to be efficient and productive.

7 Things You Can Say to Gain Control with Challenging Customers

Myra Golden Media

If you find it difficult to get your customer to stop telling you the story of just how inconvenienced they were, or are, and to stop rambling on about the problem, it’s likely because the customer is stuck in the past.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Why Customers Make Strange Decisions

Beyond Philosophy

Imagine that you bought a ticket to see a play for $20. But when it’s time to go to the theatre you have lost the ticket. Would you buy another ticket for the show for $20? The reason I ask is that it is a significant economic decision and not everyone places the same value on their $20.

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Contact Center Nation

Contact Center Pipeline

Contact Center Nation is where passionate fans of the customer experience come to learn, share, connect and collaborate. We bring dynamic groups of Contact Center, Customer Service and Customer Experience Professionals together in person and virtually.

Starting a Successful Chatbot Program – Infographic

Call Center Coach

Are you ready for chatbot success? This year has been coined as the year of the chatbot. Just a few short weeks ago at the Gartner Applications (App) & UX Conference in Las Vegas, attendees heard that this is the year you need to do as many POCs (Proof of Concept) as you can with AI chatbots.

Getting Company Culture and Operations Right, and Keeping Them Right: What It Really Means to Be Stakeholder-Centric This Labor Day

Beyond Philosophy

Michael Lowenstein, Ph.D., CMC Thought Leadership Principal, Beyond Philosophy. A recent article on corporate customer-centricity by a prominent market research firm made the case for this type of culture as “the most effective way to meet customers’ changing needs.”

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Why Customer Service Training Is Essential

Customers That Stick

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Optimizing Customer Experience Data to Drive Business Success

Digital CX is an established practice. It’s time to focus on brick-and-mortar! This eBook covers the impact of CX on location-based businesses and best practices on how feedback is collected and data analytics are turned into insights that drive actionable improvements. Discover new ideas to fuel your business’s top and bottom line!

Inside View: FCCI Insurance Group

Contact Center Pipeline

These days, skilled job candidates put just as much thought and effort into scrutinizing potential employers as companies do screening applicants.

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Speed is Leading Indicator of Great Customer Experiences, No Matter the Channel

inContact

When it comes to delivering exceptional customer experiences, true omnichannel service and quick resolution go hand-in-hand.

How Do Customers Evaluate Your Organization?

Beyond Philosophy

Colin Shaw and Professor Ryan Hamilton discuss how customers evaluate your organization. They do so buy looking at the interactions they have, but this is also affected by the ‘Halo’ that you project. What does this mean for your organization?

Setting up Customer-Centric Organizations across Industries: An Exclusive Interview with Mr. Ajay Nambiar, Customer Service & Facility Management Head, L&T Realty

Customer Guru

At Customer Guru, we believe that Customer Experience (CX) should be the number one priority for all the Indian businesses so that they become more sustainable and successful globally.

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.

Rather face a dentist’s drill than hold for customer service? You’re in good company.

TechSee

Welcome to the age of the smart home. When John Martin wakes up each morning, his pre-programmed morning routine kicks into gear. The lights go on, the shutters go up, the heat turns on, the music starts and the coffee pod kicks into action.

Buzzwords, De-buzzed: 7 Other Ways to (Not) Say Chatbot

Fonolo

Chatbots have earned a number of pseudonyms over the last few years. Some are accurate representations of the technology; others are just downright wrong. I mean, you wouldn’t call your customer service agent by a different name other than the one they gave you, right?

How Do Customers Make Decisions Anyway?

Beyond Philosophy

Colin Shaw and Professor Ryan Hamilton discuss how customers make intuitive and rational decisions. We learn that sometimes these can be in conflict with each other. It is important that you understand which system your customers are using. Brought to you by BeyondPhilosophy.com.

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The 25 Dollar Mistake

ShepHyken

I recently planned a small two-day meeting for about 25 people. This was the second year for this meeting. The previous year we had stayed at a hotel that did a magnificent job of taking care of us.

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.

Experiencing VoIP Issues? Here’s How to Improve Call Quality Fast

aircall

Switching to a virtual phone system can be tricky. And if you’re reading this, you’ve likely seen that even a strong, stable internet connection is no guarantee of a seamless experience.

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Automation in the Call Center with Robotics and Desktop Analytics

Bright Pattern

Robotics and robotic process automation (RPA) have been around a long time, but are now only just being used significantly in the call center. RPA is about improving workflow by automating common tasks and freeing live agents to do what they do best - care for customers. Companies are using RPA more and more because of its accuracy and it’s time and cost savings. Automation RPA

How Customer Centricity Is Changing Pharmaceutical Customer Experience

PeopleMetrics

The master rule to customer-centricity is this: solve your customers’ problems. Every change, every action, every improvement your company makes should have the end goal of solving a customer problem. So how does this apply to the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries? In The Beginning.

The shift from cost center to OPPORTUNITY center

inContact

In the past, call centers and contact centers were seen as ‘a necessary evil’ to doing business – a cost that needed to be managed and minimized. By 2025, the contact center will have evolved into an experience center and it will be viewed within the context of overall business goals.

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.

6 Worries That Melt Away With Cloud-Based Phone Software

aircall

The desk phone is old fashioned. It’s bulky, boring, costly, and has limited functionality. But at the same time, it’s understandable why this technology has survived into the digital era. There’s a sense of realness when you hear the dial tone or feel the weight of a handset.

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To Improve Customer Success, Improve Employee Experience

Andrew Mcfarland

(Guest post written by Carolyn Jenkins, a SaaS technology leader with award-winning experience leading companies in customer success, support, training, delivery, account management, human resources, and corporate operations.) Recently, I spoke with a software company that is enhancing its customer success. Culture Guest Post Churn Employee Engagement KPI NPS Southwest Airlines Starbucks

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Happy MLK Day in The Year of Humanity!

Customer Experience Matters

Happy MLK Day! Every year on this day I like to celebrate lessons that we can learn from Martin Luther King, Jr. This year, I’ll focus on this quote: “We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools“ This line is from King’s commencement address at Oberlin College in 1965 titled, Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution.

Personalization Is a Core Capability, Not a (Single) Product

Topdown

While personalization is quickly becoming the poster child for content services , few brands are unaware of the power of personalization. In fact, according to Gartner analysts Penny Gillespie and Guneet Bharaj , “Personalization is a top priority for application leaders working on digital commerce and customer experience.

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

Customer experience is quickly becoming the de facto differentiator between successful businesses and the ones that fail. Download this ebook to learn how some of the largest companies in the world are driving better customer experiences.

Experiencing VoIP Issues? Here’s How to Improve Call Quality Fast

aircall

Switching to a virtual phone system can be tricky. And if you’re reading this, you’ve likely seen that even a strong, stable internet connection is no guarantee of a seamless experience.

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Customer Satisfaction Survey Data Cleansing: When Is It Justified?

Satrix Solutions

Once your customer satisfaction survey has closed, the next step is preparing your survey data for analysis. But this can be challenging for many companies, especially when questions arise around data quality. Did the survey contain errors that potentially introduced uncertainty or bias ?

Customer Service Outsourcing: Improve Your Companies' Customer Service

AnomalySquared

Admit it, you hate being put on hold, and all those automated messages that prompt you to "press 2 for more information." You just want to talk to someone. An actual human being, not another one of those prompted robotic voices.