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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?

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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.

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.

The Path to Journey Management

Speaker: Kerry Bodine and Lindsay Sykes

The practice of journey mapping has reached fever pitch. But your mapping efforts are only effective if the resulting maps help you drive organization change — and then measure the results of your efforts. Join Intouch Insight and Kerry Bodine, CX expert and co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business, as she shares Bodine & Co.’s latest research on this topic.

3 Useful Tips for Talking to An Employee About a Problem

Myra Golden Media

Label the Employee’s Emotional Reaction. When you merely label what you think your employee is feeling, you show your understanding while at the same time expressing empathy. Labeling is just naming what you observe. Don’t judge or harp on the issue. Here’s what labeling looks like.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

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.

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 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.”.

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.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Speaker: Claire Beatty, Editorial Director - Asia, MIT Technology Review Insights

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

How YETI Stays Ahead with Feedback

GetFeedback

Today, YETI’s top tier coolers and drinkware have become a symbol of status and trendiness for outdoor enthusiasts. And with good reason! After all, how often can you boast about having a cooler that is bear-proof , fortified from the elements and can withstand even the roughest elements ?

All for One and One for All: How to Get Agents Collaborating

ProProfs Blog

Process improvement never happens in isolation, whether it’s about increasing the efficiency of your supply chain, or enhancing the quality and timeliness of your customer service interactions.

How to Map the Customer Journey Stages to Foster Lifetime Value

Totango

From the moment a customer buys your product or subscribes to your service, they’ve chosen to take a journey with your brand. It’s a journey that promises recurring value, and it’s your job to make sure that every step of the way leaves a positive impression on the customer. So, how can you understand the customer experience and know when to offer extra support to grow your relationship? Through customer journey mapping.

To Text or To Talk? Understanding Customer Care Preferences for Voice and Digital Channels

As customer care channels continue to evolve and expand, there’s been a lot of debate about which channels customers actually prefer to interact with brands. Based on a recent Harris Poll, learn why consumers choose one channel over another, and how common frustrations with specific channels drive consumers to pick alternatives.

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.

3 Scenarios Where Email Surveys Are the Best Option

GetFeedback

With all this focus on alternative survey distribution channels, you may think that emails are going the way of the rotary phone, but that couldn’t be any further from the truth. Email surveys are still the tried-and-tested avenue most brands use to collect feedback from their customers. .

Retail Contact Center Best Practices

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