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11 ways to encourage customer feedback

Customercount

Encouraging customer feedback is like being faced with the question (or one like it): “Does my butt look big in this?” The questioner wants to know the truth, but they’re dreading the reply.

After-Call Work: What Is It, and Why Is It Important?

aircall

Contrary to popular opinion, business phone calls don’t actually end at the “click.” ” Although the customer has left, Sales and Support professionals still have work to do before starting a new conversation.

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Why Engaging Your Employees Should Matter to You: The Relationship Between Employee Engagement and Providing your Customers with the Best Experience

SharpenCX

Sure, it’s a cliché –– if you have happy employees, you’ll have happy customers –– but, it’s true. When you’re on a mission to build a great culture, don’t stop with employee satisfaction. Having employees who are content or satisfied. Read More.

Before You Can Engage Your Customers… You Must Engage Your Agents

Aspect

Employees are the ambassadors or your business, and their state of mind during customer service calls greatly affects the dynamics of these conversations and ultimately greatly affects the customer experience.

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.

The Power of a Smile

ShepHyken

“Smile and the world smiles with you.” That is part of a longer quote attributed to Stanley Gordon West. It became the topic of conversation while on a New York subway with my daughter, Alex, when I noticed her smile at someone who, in turn, smiled back.

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Branding and CX: The Surprising Way They Work Together to Form Customer Loyalty

Beyond Philosophy

Brands are everywhere. Everybody feels like they understand what brands are. However, when we ask the fundamental questions of “What is a brand?” and “What does that mean?”, there’s a surprising amount of variation in opinion. Branding is a critical topic in Customer Experience.

Are Your Call Recordings Up-to-Snuff for AI-fueled Speech Analytics?

Callminer

Guest Blog: The Rise of Chatbots in Customer Experience

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Irina Kirnos who writes about how chatbots are customer experience tools that are changing the way that companies interact with their customers. Chatbots are more than just automated FAQ answer generators.

The Truth About Transitioning From Employee To Supervisor

Myra Golden Media

Your communication ability, leadership strengths, ambition, and people skills got you this promotion. Now comes the hard part – dealing with conflict, giving feedback, toxic employees, and managing your time.

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.

3 Trends and Challenges for the CX Industry in 2019

Contact Center Pipeline

In the increasingly crowded business landscape, there are a few specific focuses that organizations can invest in to give themselves a boost in attention and customer loyalty.

3 Ways to Serve a Customer Even When We’re Not at Our Best

Steve DiGioia

As I lay in bed, coughing and sneezing from a cold, dreading even going to the kitchen for a glass of water because of aches and pains from my unseen tormentor, I’m comforted knowing, “boy, I’m sure glad I didn’t have to go to work today”. But what if I did?

5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of April 1, 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. Customer Service Is Poised for an AI Revolution by Vala Afshar.

The 3-Prong Method To Get Customers Who Think They Need a Manager To Calm Down and Let You Help Them

Myra Golden Media

Let’s say have a customer who right out of the gate demands to talk to a supervisor. You can take the three easy steps I teach in my workshops to keep some customers from escalating. Recognize/Acknowledge.

The Definitive Guide to Customer Education Metrics

As you build and scale your customer education program, the right data can help you identify patterns, make evidence-based decisions, and adapt strategy to meet business goals. In this eBook, Skilljar will share the data and metrics best practices that have helped their customers meet program goals and communicate business impact.

Being the Guardian of Your Service Culture

Beyond Philosophy

Being the Guardian of Your Service Culture. Keeping up your culture of customer service is not easy. Leadership in many organizations find maintaining the customer service culture they have established is a substantial issue.

Computer Vision AI: The Secret Ingredient for Contact Centers

TechSee

Today’s contact centers face a daunting challenge. The explosion in connected devices and the prevalence of online shopping mean that millions of products are now shipped daily, With online commerce projected to pass the $3 trillion mark in 2019.

Amazing Business Radio: Jeff Toister

ShepHyken

Getting Service Right with Guest Jeff Toister. Taking Care of Your Employees So They Take Care of Customers. Shep Hyken interviews Jeff Toister. They discuss his book, Getting Service Right: Overcoming the Hidden Obstacles to Outstanding Customer Service , and Jeff offers immediately applicable advice on how to improve your customer service. In Shep’s Opening Monologue… He discusses the importance of caring for your employees so they can better care for your customers.

Are Your Employees Blocking Your Customer Satisfaction Surveys?

Myra Golden Media

Are Your Employees Blocking Your Customer Satisfaction Surveys? “In In about a week you’ll get a survey from us. It’s pass or fail. If you don’t give us all perfect marks, I’ll be penalized. So, if you don’t like your experience today, please don’t fill out the survey.”.

Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

Transform your contact center to build relationships with your customers that will last a lifetime.

An Insider View on Customer Support Strategies with Lindsay Willott

ProProfs Blog

Every brand in the market wishes to revamp its customer support strategies after a certain period of time. No wonder we come across so many articles online that speak of various strategies that organizations can implement to improve their customer service.

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our April 2019 Issue

Contact Center Pipeline

Spring has sprung here in Annapolis, MD. The little peepers are singing at the top of their lungs in the evening letting us all know that spring is finally here. Their singing tells us it’s time for new growth and renewal. In our professional lives, it means time for spring cleaning.

Removing The Training Wheels - Self Service Solutions in Speech Analytics

Call Center Weekly

By Diana Aviles I feel like I often say, “One of the biggest challenges in speech analytics is.” in many of my pieces since there are so many moving parts in what we do.

New Customer Service Book: Getting Service Right

Toister Performance Solutions

Are you endlessly trying to improve your employees' customer service skills, but getting so-so results? You'll find unexpected solutions in my new book, Getting Service Right: Overcoming the Hidden Obstacles to Outstanding Customer Service.

How to Create an Exceptional Customer Experience

Learn 5 actions your organization can take right now to improve the customer experience.

How Surveys Help in Making Data Driven Decisions

ProProfs Blog

Data is the new oil. Data is the fuel for the modern marketing machinery; Data has changed how businesses operate. But like every mineral in its raw, unprocessed form, data is just a bunch of numbers, graphs, and information. The result of this surge in the value of data?

Chatbots in the Contact Center, Part 4: Improving CX & Aligning Solutions to Business Goals

Contact Center Pipeline

In this final post of our chatbot series, we’ve asked the panel members to give us glimpse into the trends and developments in chatbot technology that will positively impact the customer experience. They also offer advice on how to ensure that your chatbot solution aligns with your CX and business objectives. Be sure to check […]. Technology artificial intelligence call center chatbots contact center machine learning natural language processing

Simple Ways to Leverage Wellness to Improve the Employee Experience

Customer Service Life

This post was originally posted as a featured contributor on ICMI. Eat only healthy snacks at work, lose weight and burn calories through your daily exercise. Save your company gobs of money by not getting sick. If this is all your workplace wellness program includes, it stinks.

Metrics That Matter: Average Handle Time

Taylor Reach Group

AHT: the Most Misunderstood Metric in Call or Contact Centers. By John Cockerill. Average handle time is a wonderful tool. Everybody uses it and they believe they use it correctly.

Proven Strategies to Increase Case Deflection & ROI

Speaker: Matt Laurenceau, Head of BMC Communities

Many organizations and community managers aim to provide, among other things, effective customer self service support through their online community. While this is all well and good, without taking a strategic and data-driven approach to these types of programs, success may be limited. This webinar will teach you about the strategies and programs that drive success across your community.

How To Write A Winning Marketing Plan: 8 Questions Every Marketer Should Be Prepared To Answer

C3Centricity

How hard is it to write a marketing plan? After all, every marketer writes one every year, so how difficult can it be, right? Well, writing a marketing plan isn’t hard at all, but writing a winning plan is very difficult. And time consuming.

Why Customer Service Employees Avoid Taking Ownership

Toister Performance Solutions

Advertising disclosure: This blog participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. They never have enough cars."

The future of customer support: 5 facts and 6 trends to watch in 2019

HelpCrunch

The future of customer support is not that far from us. From chatbots to big data - we share our thoughts on 6 main customer support trends in 2019. The post The future of customer support: 5 facts and 6 trends to watch in 2019 appeared first on HelpCrunch blog. Customer service