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Are you Irrational: 7 Questions to See If You Are Irrational?

Beyond Philosophy

I love watching what people, and Customers do. We human’s think we are so clever and sophisticated and yet much of what we do is totally irrational.

From Theory to Practice – Ten Steps for making customer journey mapping happen

Peter Lavers

Customer Experience Management is a hot topic in many companies, who have realised that they are no longer ‘in control’ of all the channels, media or messages that their customers utilise to engage with their brand.

Faces of Customer Experience: Nicole Miller

Customers That Stick

Meet Nicole Miller! My name is Nicole Miller and I graduated in 1990 at Marymount University where I received a bachelors degree in business and fashion merchandising. Since graduation, I have always been in the retail industry and am currently the district manager for the Once Upon A Child stores.

Everyone Has A Story

CCNG

Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone you meet knows something you don’t. We invite CCNG members to share their experiences, stories, and expertise in Contact Center Operations, Customer Engagement, and Customer Service.

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.

Why Bad Customer Service Experiences Happen [Infographic]

Win the Customer

It’s inevitable that customer service experiences will sometimes fail. No organization is immune from bad customer service happening at point in time. Fact of the matter is that customer service is an intensely human experience subject to humanity’s faults and shortcomings.

Why Customer Experience Excellence Requires HR Engagement

ClearAction

Why Customer Experience Excellence Requires HR Engagement. People are at the center of providing or receiving customer experiences. And it’s commonly accepted that engaged employees are a prerequisite to high-value, engaged customers.

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Customer Satisfaction Versus Customer Loyalty

Comm100

If your business sells goods or services online, then you know that nothing beats having a new customer visit your website and then make a purchase. But, the sale is just the beginning of the journey with your new customer.

The Ultimate List of Net Promoter® Best Practice Tips

Genroe

Automate your process. Net Promoter was launched in 2003 and since then many, many organisations have used the methodology to drive change in their business. With so much time invested, lots of lessons have been learned.

How to start using Social Media for Customer Service

Bill Quiseng

This week’s post is written by Ravi Shukle. In my posts, I provide advice to improve face to face customer interactions. But today’s customers are expecting service on-line and on the social media channels that they use.

Get your customer service ready for the digital-first generation

Ian Jacobs

This is a guest post by Danielle Geoffroy, Research Associate on the AD&D team who helps with our customer service and unified communications research. Do you hear that swooshing sound of a tweet being sent in the middle of a Google Hangout? It's faint, but strong, and it means they're coming.

Artificial Intelligence and the Customer Experience

There's no denying that Artificial Intelligence is popping up everywhere in consumers' daily lives. But in the world of customer care, getting AI right - deploying it in a way that helps customers get things done quicker and easier, removing frustrations and roadblocks - is easier said than done. This eBook will teach you how to use AI to improve the customer experience, while significantly cutting costs for your business.

Music: A Marketing Tool

Beyond Philosophy

Music has a unique effect on our brain, especially concerning memory. Apple brilliantly capitalizes on all of them in its holiday ad. When it comes to branding there might be no better way than using music to help a Customer remember your brand promise.

Forging the link between Customer Experience and Innovation – Six Crucial Principles

Peter Lavers

There’s a view that ‘real’ innovation is all about anticipating what customers will want before they even know that they want or need it. That’s only partly true!

5 Principles for Great Restaurant Customer Service

Customers That Stick

Restaurants are one of the few truly universal industries because almost everyone has familiarity with them.

Effective Communication Is Difficult

CCNG

Many people think effective communication is simply lining up the three primary parts of communication – body language, tone, and the actual words we speak.

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 Customer Is NOT Always Right, But Is Always a Customer

Win the Customer

Is the customer always right? Does that ultimately really matter? Every business owner or company manager needs to properly understand the needs of the customer because future business depends on it.

Metrics for Customer Experience Management

ClearAction

Metrics for Customer Experience Management. Metrics selection may be your most important decision for customer experience success.

5 ways to retain your customer support staff

Kayako

Many companies face the same challenge with their customer support team: how to prevent the support staff from leaving. Common reasons for this boil down to burnout, the feeling of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment.

The Customer Is Not Always Right: 5 Tips to Help You Say “No”

Comm100

We’ve all been there: a customer wants you to ship a product in a color that you’ve never even heard of before, or demands a refund for a subscription they’ve been enjoying for seven months already.

The Challenges of Omnichannel: Why so Many Contact Centers Struggle with Digital Self-Service

To find how contact centers are navigating the transition to omnichannel customer service, Calabrio surveyed more than 1,000 marketing and customer experience leaders in the U.S. and U.K. about their digital customer communication strategies. Read the report to find out what was uncovered.

New Research: Customer Effort Score Debunked, NPS® Vindicated

Genroe

Is the new iPhone better than the latest Android phone? Ask 10 people and you’ll get 10 different answers — all of them based on opinion. incredibleguy. It’s similar with customer feedback metrics.

In customer service, your people are NOT your most important asset.

Bill Quiseng

In the book Good to Great, Jim Collins writes that “People are not your most important asset. The right people are.”. Customer service is all about building relationships – relationships with superiors, direct reports, vendors and customers.

The 12 Principles of Customer Relationships

Brad Cleveland

The principles behind building strong customer relationships are as important as ever in today’s hyper-connected economy. Evolving customer expectations, social communities, new channels and other developments have not changed the fundamentals.

Customer Experience: Keep it Simple Stupid

Beyond Philosophy

If you had the choice of doing something the easy way or the hard way, and you didn’t have to do anything morally, ethically, or legally wrong to do it the easy way, which would you choose? My guess is the majority of you would say take the easy way. I certainly would.

3 Important Things A Chatbot Can’t Do (But an IVA Can)

Chatbots are becoming increasingly popular, but it’s important to remember that they’re only as smart as the technology behind them. Download this Interactions LLC eBook to learn more about chatbots and how to select automated customer care technology for your company.

Create a culture of action in your Customer Insight Team

Peter Lavers

Customer Think is a really interesting hub of guest bloggers on customer related topics (especially US writers). I’ve recently started sharing content on there and its been a positive experience with active engagement.

In Customer Service, Is Ordinary Now Extraordinary?

Customers That Stick

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Speech Analytics: Magic, Mystery or Method?

CCNG

Who doesn’t love a good whodunit? As an avid mystery reader, I enjoy the plot twists and turns and characters that flip-flop between villain and hero. The butler did it – no, that’s too obvious – okay, it has to be the shy and beautiful parlor maid; maybe.

5 Tips to Turn Difficult Customers Into Brand Advocates

Win the Customer

We’re all heard the saying ‘The customer is always right’, but is that true? Well, it can’t be true because in fact the customer can often be wrong.

The Top 3 Ways to Forecast for Your Contact Center

Forecasting is no easy task. It can be difficult to schedule the right amount of agents at the right time. Download our ebook to learn how to reduce overstaffing and understaffing, lower customer wait times and improve the customer experience with proper forecasting.

How to Make Customer Experience Strategy Integral to Corporate Strategy

ClearAction

How to Make Customer Experience Strategy Integral to Corporate Strategy. Is customer experience management in your company (a) a subset of corporate strategy, (b) unrelated to corporate strategy, or (c) a determinant of corporate strategy?

17 tools to help you write the perfect email to just about anyone

Kayako

L et’s talk about how writing emails is so anxiety-inducing for some people that it caused at least one person to go invent an algorithm to figure out how to write an email based on 64 personality types. (I’m I’m talking about Crystal. More on this later.).

5 Ways to Create Positive Customer Service Phrases

Comm100

If you work in customer service, then you know that words are incredibly powerful. According to psychologists Mark Waldman and Andrew Newberg, words are so powerful, in fact, that even just the sight of a negative word like “no” can release dozens of stress-producing hormones in your brain.

It’s Not the Number Stupid: Net Promoter® is not a Numbers Game

Genroe

by DonkeyHotey. I’m sure you’ve heard of Bill Clinton’s famous, but unofficial, 1992 campaign slogan : “It’s the economy stupid”. His chief of staff wanted to focus everyone on what was most important in the run up to the election.

Your Complete Customer Engagement Handbook

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