2020

The Importance of Context in Customer Service

Customer Service Life

Contact Centers Today… A Management Balancing Act

Contact Center Pipeline

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The Quest for Customer Loyalty

Kendal Rodgers

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The Fusing of AI & Automation with Human Judgment in Call Center Success

Callminer

Customer Preferences: How Community Can Deliver a Simplified Experience

Your customers want a simplified customer experience. Make sure you give it to them with community. Download the whitepaper to learn more!

Why We Think Things Are Good When They Are Bad

Beyond Philosophy

Human beings are magnificent at holding onto two contradictory beliefs in their minds. It’s a psychological phenomenon called Cognitive Dissonance, and it’s why we sometimes think that things are good when they are, in reality, bad.

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5 Low-Budget Ways to Improve Customer Experience in 2020

Guru

Providing great customer experience is vital in our modern world. A recent survey found that 66% of consumers rate experiences over price when they make a purchasing decision.

Customer Experience: What B2B Can Learn from B2C

Marley Wagner

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Drive Customer Engagement Results With Customized, Flexible Communications

Vonage

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How Has COVID-19 Affected Call Center Agent Turnover?

Fonolo

The COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench in the works of many contact centers. We found a surprising and concerning trend during our analysis into the State of the Contact Center in 2020: agent attrition is getting worse. Despite that, the end to your agent attrition woes may be in sight.

A Strategic Guide to Community Gamification

Does creating engaged customers and impacting CS objectives sound interesting? Learn more about how gamification can help your customer success team in our free eBook.

Technical Reps or Agent Techs? The inter-changing roles of technical support and customer service

TechSee

“You’ve reached Service Enterprises. Your call is important to us. For sales support, press 1. For product support, press 1. For technical support, press 1. For account updates, help with installation, or billing activities, press 1.”

Building Customer Care Leaders in the Virtual / Work-from-Home Environment

CCNG

Vicki Brackett has been leading both virtual/work-at-home and brick-and-mortar contact centers for over twenty years. In 2001, after managing her first virtual contact center, Vicki realized that different leadership strategies and tools were needed for the at-home environment.

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10 Ways to Listen to Customers Without Surveys

CX Accelerator

Author: Jeremy Watkin. Surveys are a great way to listen to the voice of the customer, so don’t misconstrue the title of this article as being “anti-survey.”

Instantly regain control of a conversation and de-escalate using this technique

Myra Golden Media

When customers are venting, they’re stuck in the right side of the brain. We’ve talked about the right emotional brain and the Communication Chain. Here’s a tactic you can use to move on. Ask your customer three closed-ended questions back-to-back.

Should Customer Marketing Align with Customer Success?

With outcomes and metrics that align directly, find out why customer success should be the foundation of a customer marketing strategy. Download the free ebook now!

How to Write a Five-Star Response to a One-Star Rating or Poor Review

Contact Center Pipeline

Sometimes social media feels like the mean kids’ table in the lunchroom at middle school. Everybody’s talking dirt about someone else. And once the gossip is out there, it’s hard to get your reputation back! Wretched customer service! Stylist was running 30 minutes late.

Reviews Completed on Your Phone Are More Emotional

Beyond Philosophy

How we share information is affected by the medium that we use to communicate it. We can see this concept manifest in customer reviews and advertising response behavior.

A Boring Customer Service Experience—That’s What Our Customers Want

ShepHyken

Call me boring, but I want the same thing every time—at least when it comes to customer experience. I want it to be good. I want it to be consistent. I want to predict the experience I’m going to have with the people and places I do business with.

Engaging owners through feedback tools

Customercount

View or download the presentation by Lisa Kobek from CustomerCount® on why resorts should be focusing on owner engagement with feedback tools at this difficult time for the hospitality sector. The post Engaging owners through feedback tools appeared first on CustomerCount.

Why Product Led Growth is a Customer Success Responsibility

Product Led Growth is fast become a leading business driver in the SaaS world. Find out why your organization should be implementing a product-led growth strategy today, and why customer success should lead it. Download this eBook to learn more!

The Fusing of AI & Automation with Human Judgment in Call Center Success

Callminer

See the way users and AI mesh to complete tasks in order for AI to deliver the fullest benefits to employees, organizations, and the customers they serve

Address the Argument the Right Way

Steve DiGioia

Always address the point of the argument, NOT, the emotions attached to it. Example: John is upset that his suggestions for improvements to an upcoming project weren’t adopted, so he vents his frustrations about being overlooked or undervalued.

How to Calculate Your Net Promoter Score (NPS)

GetFeedback

NPS calculation formula and interpretation of data. Articles

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How to optimize customer service costs with visual assistance

TechSee

The discussion around how to reduce customer service costs is not a new one. For decades, service organizations have been proposing innovative ways to cut operational costs in customer service: Let employees bring their own coffee? ??. Eliminate evening and weekend hours?

How Self-Service Can Drive Down Costs and Improve CX

Best-selling author and customer experience thought leader Blake Morgan has created a new ebook on why offering self-service should be your focus. Self-service can improve customer experience and simultaneously drive down costs.

Supporting Your Agents: Work From Loneliness

CCNG

The contact center industry has never experienced anything like the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. It has led to a rapid and global shift of moving contact center agents and supervisors to a work at home model.

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The 11 Tracks on our CX Playlist

CX Accelerator

Collected and written by your CX DJ, Jeremy Watkin. ,, In the #CXQOTD for Friday, October 16 we challenged our community to come up with a CX playlist. The question was, “What song sums up your aspirations as a CX leader?”. Let’s look at what the CX Accelerator community came up with.

How to Give a Customer Bad News with Surprising Confidence (and without negative backlash)

Myra Golden Media

We have to give customers a lot of bad news these days. “No, we can’t cover your machine that is 12 years past warranty.” ” “We’ve temporarily closed a number of our call centers for the safety of our employees.

Preventing Contact Center Agent Burnout

Contact Center Pipeline

The Ideal Support Community for Your CX Team

Speaker: Adrian Speyer, Head of Community and Lead Evangelist for Higher Logic Vanilla

Struggling to reach your customer service goals? A support community could be the answer you’re looking for. Worried about time to resolution and quality of self-service answers? Let Adrian Speyer explain in this free webinar.

How will COVID-19 change customer behavior and habits?

Beyond Philosophy

Just over a decade ago, just as the world was coming out of the deepest recession since the Greatest Depression, we carried out significant research across the globe with the largest container shipping company in the world.

Guest Post: How to Enhance Customer Experience Through Change

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Ricardo Saltz Gulko, managing director and co-founder of Eglobalis. He shares 5 habits of companies that went through dramatic transformation and still managed to improve the customer experience.

23 Best virtual team building activities for contact centers

CX Global Media

Updated and now with 30 virtual team-building activities. Here's your chance to build a vital skill for now and the future. Be a virtual team building expert by knowing how to keep your remote workforce engaged and motivated.