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

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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.

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?

How Call Lifecycle Details Help Increase Customer Satisfaction

Do you want to better understand what your customers are experiencing on calls? Does your call center software lack key information, even if calls are recorded? Download this eBook now to learn how to gain insights on all your calls to increase your customer satisfaction!

Employee Happiness is the Key to an Excellent Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

What we know from early research on employee engagement is that if you have happy employees, chances are you’re going to have satisfied customers. My new ebook, Happy Employees Make Happy Customers , explores this concept in great detail.

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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.

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.

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.

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

A Guide to Online Communities for Enterprise Organizations

This guide will provide you with an overview of what procuring an online community can do for enterprise organizations, including: How community compliments enterprise priorities. How the community addresses key challenges. Crucial enterprise community features to look for when assessing vendors. Strategic community programs that drive enterprise community success. Examples of enterprise organizations who have seen success with their communities. Not every online community is built or equipped with enterprise intentions. The following pages will provide you with the knowledge needed to make the best decisions for your enterprise organization.

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.

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.

Are You Prepared for Unpredicted Spikes in Call Volume? [Slideshare]

Fonolo

While today’s tech-savvy consumers are using more non-voice channels to connect with businesses, the act of picking up the phone to quickly and verbally resolve an issue (complex or otherwise) isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The problem with this?

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.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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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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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Strong opinions on the Democratic 2020 Presidential Candidates? You should probably know how to pronounce their names.

NameShouts

There are (currently) 24 potential presidential candidates for the Democratic Nominee, and they really have a diverse mix of names.

4 Customer Service Books Every CS Pro Should Own

Fonolo

As Harry Truman famously stated, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Wise words.

An Exploratory Research Study: Customer Experience and Customer Self Support

Speaker: Mike Ellis, Marketing Manager, Vanilla Forums

Join Vanilla Forums on Wednesday, August 19, at 12PM ET for a webinar presentation led by Mike Ellis, Marketing Manager at Vanilla, as he shares their research on customer experience and self service.

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.

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.

100+ Customer Service Statistics & Facts of 2019

ProProfs Chat

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.

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.

[Case Study]: Multilingual Support Fuels Gaming Company’s Global Expansion

When support needs peaked for video game developer Wooga, they brought in multilingual player support from ModSquad. Learn how this customized solution helped them save money, grow their player base, and free up more time to create compelling, engaging games.

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

Myra Golden

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.

7 Expert’s Advice for Aspiring Support Agents

Nicereply

To have a successful career in support, there is value in learning from those who have studied it longer and developed a true understanding of the absolute best customer service practices. Customer service can be an amazing and rewarding but also a stressful and thankless job.

How to enhance your hiring process with Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)

TELUS International

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The Key to Cost-Effective Customer Experience Automation

ConvergeOne

Today, almost all contact centers use some type of call automation to lower costs, mostly in the form of an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. This has not been terribly effective in automating much, and when it attempts to automate workflows, it often is at the cost of customer satisfaction.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

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

Myra Golden

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.

Support team 101: How to build an effective customer service team?

HelpCrunch

Building an effective support team takes a lot of work and dedication but it definitely pays off. Check our recommendations on how to build it right. The post Support team 101: How to build an effective customer service team? appeared first on HelpCrunch blog. Customer service

5 Reasons Why Customer Support Systems are Essential to Great Businesses

Team Support

Customer support can be a challenge. Especially in the B2B (business-to-business) industry, the quick decisions your support team makes can have a profound impact on a customer relationship.