2021

How Behavioral Science Will Dramatically Increase Your Response Rates

Beyond Philosophy

Some of you may know that I also have a podcast. We’ve begun a new feature on the podcast where people write in about their problems. A podcast listener asked me how to increase the response rates to their email campaigns.

How to Improve Brand Reputation with a Telephone

Chris Fain

Telephone answering services do more than answer calls. At least, they should. When an agent answers a call, you want them to be an extension of your business. A good agent answers any questions that come in the way you prefer

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Zero Cost! How to Use Behavioral Science to Improve Your Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

I recently received a letter from a listener on our podcast asking us to cover how a small business with limited resources can improve their Customer Experience using the behavioral sciences in their business.

What makes Business Intelligence (BI) important?

Callminer

Business intelligence (BI) bridges the gap between business goals and the information needed to reach them. This blog shares how the right BI tools can drive business growth and transformation

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The State of Customer Experience 2023 Research Report

The Northridge Group’s State of Customer Experience 2023 research report reveals a surge in preference for online agent chat versus phone amongst 18-35-year-olds—the first time online chat has eclipsed phone! Download the new report for more CX insights.

How to Create a Call Center Performance Report

Fonolo

You know that customer service is the backbone of your organization. Knowing where you stand with your customers and proving that value to stakeholders requires carefully crafted call center reporting that directly aligns with your organization’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

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How to Care More About the Customer Than the Sale

ShepHyken

It seems that most of the companies that customers love to do business with have something in common. They focus more on the customer than they do the sale. Sure, they want to make the sale, add more revenue and get higher ratings. What company doesn’t want that?

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5 Rules That Absolutely Build Customer Loyalty

Beyond Philosophy

Loyalty is one of the most overused phrases in business today. To most companies, it invariably means “customers give us all their money.” ” But that is not what loyalty is. So, today we’re going to talk about the five rules that will build customer loyalty.

Understanding and driving omnichannel customer experience

Callminer

Deepening the connection between your customers and your brand should be your top priority when implementing an omnichannel customer experience strategy. Our latest blog explores how to do that

5 Rules for Managing Your Customer Experience in Business-to-Business

Beyond Philosophy

Business relationships are a lot like customer relationships. They both involve buying decisions and loyalty—and emotions. However, there are some differences between managing Customer Experience in business-to-business (B2B) relationships and business-to-consumer (B2C).

Create Engaging Scenario-Based Training on ANY Budget

Speaker: Tim Buteyn - President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions, Inc.

In this webinar, Tim Buteyn of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions will explore how to optimize learner engagement with scenario-based training. You'll learn what makes up scenarios, how they benefit the learner, and why this is important to your organization. You'll also dive into real-world examples across a wide range of budgets and look at how typical training content can be completely transformed.

Migrating Contact Center Solutions to the Cloud – a Business and Operational Perspective

CCNG

Contact Center solutions have evolved significantly over the last two decades. Before 2005, the vast majority of contact center software was On-Premise based and highly fragmented.

Customer Service Week Day 3!

Myra Golden Media

Oh, wow! Day 3 of Customer Service Week was fun! I shared ten super-energizers that are fantastic for Customer Service Week and beyond! If you missed the live event, no worries. We’ve got you covered with the replay below. Join us at 9am ET tomorrow live! Customer Experience Design

The Role of Contact Center Agents in Product Innovation

Contact Center Pipeline

As we turn the page to a new year, and in the spirit of new beginnings, I’d like to challenge managers and leaders to consider alternative approaches to drive innovation and business change.

Celebrating Tony Hsieh's Contribution to CX

CX Accelerator

by Jeremy Watkin and Community. The all-too-sudden and tragic passing of former Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh has sent a ripple through the business world, and the customer experience (CX) community is no exception.

CCO + CMO: A Winning Partnership for Accelerated CX Growth

Find out how collaboration between a CMO and CCO can enhance the customer experience and drive business growth in this new ebook.

What Can the Mandalorian Teach You About Your Customer Service?

Steve DiGioia

The Mandalorian. The blockbuster hit on the Disney Channel. A keen and faithful observer can see many takeaways that relate to the way we offer service. I’ve already written about Bigfoot Customer Service and Landscaper Customer Service.

What is Social Customer Care in 2021 [VIDEO]

CX Global Media

Social Customer Care Lessons for 2021 and Beyond – CX Quick Tips on CX Global Media TV with Russel Lolacher How is social customer care. Read more. The post What is Social Customer Care in 2021 [VIDEO] appeared first on Customer Experience Strategy and Tactics.

Wow Your New Employees

Bill Quiseng

It is really disappointing to new employees that the first day of orientation is spent on defining the rules and restrictions, usually required by the legal department, that, if not followed, will result in termination. At the end of the day, someone is asking, “How was your first day at work?”

Shep’s 2021 Top 10 Business Predictions

ShepHyken

Every year I write my customer service and customer experience (CX) predictions in my Forbes.com column. This year, I thought I would share a brief version of them with our Shepard Letter subscribers. So, here are my Top 10 Predictions for 2021: Customers continue to get smarter.

Drips, Bots, and Blogs: A Non-Traditional Approach to Learning Reinforcement

Speaker: Shannon Tipton, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Rebels LLC

Today's work culture requires giving people the ability to control when and where they participate in their professional development. Learn how you can provide valuable, self-directed bites of learning content (and strategies to make that content stick) in this webinar!

HVAC Answering Service Benefits

Ashley Flores

HVAC companies are the superheroes we never knew we needed. Whether doing a routine maintenance check or answering a desperate call in the middle of the night, they are essential

And the winners are…congratulations to our LISTEN 2021 Award recipients!

Callminer

We recently announced our LISTEN 2021 Award winners, including seven LISTEN 2021 Analyst Award winners, and Top Partner and Top Customer of the Year. Read the blog to learn about the recipients

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Is This One of the Most Important New Jobs in Business Today?

Beyond Philosophy

In job descriptions and resumes, there are new required skills for candidate’s resumes in Behavioral Science. These jobs might be the most important new jobs in business today. But why?

2020 Business and Customer Service Experience Trends

CCNG

New data from The Northridge Group provides a clear message to businesses. Today's consumers are shopping online more now than ever but find the overall service experience inadequate.

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Leveraging Data Analytics to Optimize the Customer Experience

Speaker: Nathan Hart, Mary Kane & Imran Mohammed

Join The Northridge Group for an exploration into how a data-driven root cause analysis of Contact Center First Contact Resolution (FCR) issues can lead to actionable insights to resolve FCR problems, improve Customer Experience, and reduce costs!

These 20 Empathy Statements Will Straight-up Make You a Customer Service Boss!

Myra Golden Media

Download the empathy statements PDF and practice your first five empathy responses to customers. Grab your empathy sheet! Customer Experience Design

Three Ways to Future-Proof Your CX

Contact Center Pipeline

Workplace trends come and go. From the hierarchical corner office setups and cubicle rows that dominated most of the 1900s to open-plan campuses with free lunch and foosball that came with the internet boom of the mid-1990s and early 2000s.

Experiences We Are Grateful For

CX Accelerator

As I like to say, "life is made up of experiences." And we get to design them! What awesome and important work this is. We asked our CX Accelerator leaders to let us know an experience they were thankful for this year. One thing is clear from the responses.we love building strong relationships!

What Does an Allergy Have To Do With Customer Service?

Steve DiGioia

Those of us in the customer service industry focus much on procedures, ease of use, product availability, and the steps of service, to name a few, all in the hopes of providing our customers the best overall experience.

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!

Customer Service Expectations – How to Get Inside Your Customer’s Imaginations

CX Global Media

I have always liked Starbucks. You can’t beat a venti pumpkin spice latte on a crisp morning. Then, my affinity for their green and white. Read more.

Be the Customer

Bill Quiseng

As a customer service professional, you have been told by your supervisor to interact with all customers as if they are the customer persona. Of course, it is easier to have one of your customer personas. A persona is the general image of customer personalities.

Small Improvements in Customer Service Create Big Wins

ShepHyken

Little successes added together make for large success down the road. Small successes add up. To put it in baseball terms, you don’t need to hit a home run every time it’s your turn at bat.