Sat.Jun 08, 2019 - Fri.Jun 14, 2019

Oh, the Places You’ll Go: The 4 Contact Center Location Considerations

BlueOcean

We talk a lot in this blog forum about partnership and who you should choose as an outsourcer contact center partner, but where you choose to outsource to is almost as important an element in the procurement process.

Best Practices for Call Center Scripts: Expert Tips & Best Practices for Developing & Using Effective Call Center Scripts

Callminer

13 Essential Telephone Skills You Haven’t Mastered Yet

CrazyCall

To make an effective business or sales call you need much more than just a basic set of telephone skills. In fact, making business over the phone requires you to master a handful of qualities which later on – when put in use – will help you turn every call into a closed deal.

Guest Blog: The Customer Experience’s Impact on Customer Churn

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Nick Glimsdahl who writes about how customer retention should be a priority and how to avoid losing customers. Successful companies make it a strategic priority to retain customers because they know retention has a significant impact on their bottom line.

How to Leverage Quality Management to Transform the Customer Experience

When was the last time you took a step back to examine quality management (QM) in your contact center? Determining behaviors that are critical to successful customer experiences, and then coaching agents to exceed that standard on every customer interaction, is the key to running a great contact center. Download this eBook today, and uncover how winning organizations are improving Customer Satisfaction, NPS, and other key metrics!

Simple Guidance for Building Rapport with Customers When You Have to Give Them Bad News

Myra Golden Media

When you can’t tell your customer exactly what they want to hear, maintaining a sense of rapport can be challenging. But it’s possible to give your customer lousy news with empathy and a positive slant.

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5 Ways to Win with Gen Z Workers

Contact Center Pipeline

Gen Z is known as the fastest-growing workforce in America right now.

Can You Take a Punch?

ShepHyken

In the world of boxing, the fighter must have the ability to take a punch. They have to endure or ignore the pain. They get used it. It hardly bothers them. It’s part of the job. But what does this have to do with customer service?

4 Things I Learned From Taking My Daughter to Work With Me at LinkedIn Learning

Myra Golden Media

For three years, my 19-year-old College Daughter has worked for my company as a Studio Tech. Lauren’s the genius behind our studio setup, teleprompter, camera, and audio. She also assembles workbooks and advises me on all things Millennial and Gen Y.

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How to Understand Customers Preference

Beyond Philosophy

How to Understand Customers Preference. Have you ever noticed how some people put a lot of letters after their names in their signatures and bylines? Some of them go on for quite a while, like a second surname. It annoys me sometimes.

How AI Can Help

Speaker: Roy Atkinson, Senior Writer Analyst, HDI and ICMI

Workforce Engagement Management has many “moving parts” including onboarding, forecasting, Quality Management, employee recognition, coaching and more. Contact Center managers spend a great deal of their time performing tasks related to engagement, and often don’t have the requisite time to properly prioritize and monitor progress. In addition, the complexity of the work performed in the Contact Center has increased, as customer contacts span many channels. This complexity is currently at a stage where emerging technologies such as AI and Machine Learning can have substantial impact and real ROI.

A Q&A with the Contact Center Virtual Summit’s Jim Rembach

Contact Center Pipeline

For contact centers, the internet and mobile devices have totally strained and challenged every single aspect of the way we operate our business. Keeping up with the constantly changing technologies, economic, business and personnel issues requires us to obtain knowledge and learn from the experiences of others more than ever before. There are many ways […]. Call Center Conferences call center events leadership development virtual conference

Amazing Business Radio: Randy Frisch

ShepHyken

From Content Marketing to Content Experience. Personalizing the Content Experience to Win Customer Loyalty. Shep Hyken interviews Randy Frisch. They discuss how content marketing has changed and what businesses need to do to create the best content experience for their customers.

Five Things You Can Do About the Telephone Experience Problem

Myra Golden Media

When I listen to phone calls ahead of training for contact centers, medical practices, and customer service departments, I spot five glaring problems in almost every company I work with. The Big Five Are: 1) Blunt, slang-like approach to asking questions, 2) Overtalking customers in an attempt to move the interaction forward, 3) No acknowledgment of the customer’s pain point, 4) Not listening, and 5)Missed rapport opportunities by not pacing.

100+ Customer Service Statistics & Facts of 2019

ProProfs Blog

Do you know how to keep your customers satisfied? Customer service is a high-stakes game. Every company is competing for the same customers, and customer satisfaction is one of the main differentiators between success and failure.

The Future of Contact Centers: What Technology Is Right for Your Customers?

Speaker: Laura Sikorski, Contact Center Consultant

Your Contact Center is the most customer focused area in your organization. It is where centralized conversations take place, the voice of the customer is amplified, and the amount of data captured is significant. Technology must provide reliable options for customers to reach you when they want and obtain the same great service regardless of the channel they choose. Your customers should have a positive customer experience with every interaction.

Leverage Customer Data to Deliver a Personalized Customer Experience

Contact Center Pipeline

Customers are tired of being treated like numbers. They’re aware of how much of their information and feedback is being collected, and now consumers want the companies they do business with to use that data to provide a more personalized experience.

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of June 10, 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.

New Data Reveals How Critical Customer Service KPIs are Enhanced by Visual Assistance Technology

TechSee

For years, companies have battled to strike the right balance between customer service KPIs. Focusing on one metric would often harm others. For example, heavy emphasis on low AHT would often negatively impact customer satisfaction.

The Top 3 Customer Success Challenges and How to Beat Them

Totango

If you want your business to succeed, make sure your customers succeed. As the economy becomes more customer-centered, the need to foster customer success is more important than ever before.

How to Build a CX Program from the Ground Up

It’s no secret - customer experience is the new competitive battlefield. In this eBook, TopBox shares step-by-step guidance on how to build and scale a rock-solid CX program that will fuel measurable revenue and affect organizational change.

Does Your Company Keep Its Promises?

Integrity Solutions

All healthy, long-lasting customer relationships are based on trust, integrity and mutual respect. In our private lives, keeping a promise is seen as something sacred. We swear to cross our hearts, hope to die, and stick needles in our eyes before breaking that trust.

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Customer Experience vs. User Experience vs. User Interface

GetFeedback

I’ve lost count of the number of meetings that I’ve had with copywriters, marketers, and designers where the terms customer experience (CX) , user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) have been used in an interchangeable manner. In those meetings, I’ve always gotten the gist of what they were trying to explain, so I’ve overlooked the terminology.

Stopping virtual calling services that support account takeovers

TRUSTID

The key to spoofing contact centers is to trick authentication systems or agents into believing that you are someone you are not.

10 Tips for Retaining Your Best Agents

Talkdesk

Hire Right for the Role. When it comes to retaining your agents, you need to first make sure that the call center talent you hire is the right fit for the role, equipped with the right skills, experience, personality and temperament. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

Straight Talk about Security, Compliance and Reliability in Cloud Communications

The risk is real - every organization recognizes the consequences of inadequate security, compliance and reliability in communications systems. Data breaches make headlines and privacy violations put companies at legal risk, not to mention the very real revenue costs of downtime. In this report, 8x8 shares how they secure data across every step of their communications system - and how you can easily comply with tightening regulations.

We Combine a Human Touch With Modern Technology

Ansafone

If you are looking for customer service solutions on which you can depend, you have come to the right place. Our team uses an omnichannel approach to customer service so that your customers can connect with you on a platform with which they are comfortable.

Customer Service Infographic: What Are the 7 Service Triggers?

Customers That Stick

In November 2013, we released our concept of the 7 Service Triggers, a unique approach to discovering the most common hot buttons that affect broad segments of customers. The foundation of the 7 Service Triggers was built upon the idea that our customers do not come to us as a blank slate.

7 Samples of Feedback Forms for Customers That Actually Work

GetFeedback

We know that customer’s opinions and feedback are important because they impact the sustainability of a company throughout its lifecycle.

15 Customer Service Psychology Tips to Master. Let’s Go!

Nextiva

Customer service is much more than a purchase and an exchange of pleasantries. What makes or breaks a relationship is the customer service psychology in play there. When you understand the psychology is when you achieve customer satisfaction.

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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.

Is Cloud Computing Services a new mode of Business Process Outsourcing?

OctopusTech

Cloud Computing is a game changer in the world of BPOs. In today’s tech times where companies sought to shave costs off non-core activities, they opt to third-party service providers. But shedding off the traditional systems, now they’re looking firstly for the cloud services before making a choice.

4 Proven Ways to Level Up Customer Trust

ProProfs Blog

Companies today invest a lot in gaining top customer service skills. Businesses implement marketing strategies that they are confident will work out with their consumers and help them connect instantly. However, building trust is a lengthy process that many business owners claim can take years.

CX Tools: Why Few is Better Than Many

GetFeedback

CX tools are dominating the software space. In fact, according to Capterra , there are over 300 different customer experience tools currently on the market. This isn’t surprising, considering customer experience is becoming a more important metric year after year. This is because, within most industries, customers have more than one (sometimes dozens) of similar options to choose from right at their fingertips.