The Future Today! Personalization 2.0

Beyond Philosophy

Data is collected about our personal behavior everywhere. In a word: Personalization. The Era of Personalized Marketing is Here. I am making jokes, but to be honest, I am a fan of personalization. Personalization 2.0 We live in the data age.

Get Personal, It’s Business!

Beyond Philosophy

There is an old saying that goes, “It’s not personal; it’s just business.” I think business is personal, especially when you are trying to build a relationship with your customers. Neither of these things happens while discussing business, but instead by making an effort to connect on a personal level. The apology is complete nonsense, of course; a person isn’t responsible for the rain. Obviously, the point of your conversation is to get to know the other person.

An Amazing Experience: Personalize your CX Today!

Beyond Philosophy

What is unique and refreshing about A Step Ahead’s approach is how individual and personal it is. The post An Amazing Experience: Personalize your CX Today! Many of you will have seen this video of a little girl whose parents surprised her with a new doll?

3 Behavioural Mindsets for Accurate Content Personalization

Peter Lavers

Content personalization isn’t there just to make marketers feel good! I would suggest that content personalization is a commercial imperative in today’s world of short attention spans and rising expectations for a great user experience.

Personalization – The Fifth P In Marketing

ShepHyken

The fifth P stand for Personalization. Personalization is a popular word these days. Companies who can personalize their experiences win over customers. And today we have amazing technology that plays a part in personalization.

Use the Right Language to Build Rapport and Sound Personable In Chat

Myra Golden Media

The agent used my name , which made the communication more personal. That added to the personal feeling and made the entire interaction feel genuine. One of the things my new Chat training explores is how to use the right language to make your chats build rapport, and sound personable.

Personalized Service vs. Privacy: When Customers Want Both

Ian Jacobs

At the same time, these customers are overwhelmingly worried about how they share personal data – 60% of online North American adults believe […]. Your customers are walking, talking contradictions.

5 Ways Personalization Drives Sales Success

VocalCom

For many companies, personalization remains a top priority in this new year. Many brands are achieving this goal by offering stronger service and personalized content through artificial intelligence and geolocation. However, the human touch should not be underestimated: From customer service agents showing empathy to salespeople making recommendations in-store, personalization starts with an authentic human connection.

Computational Thinking, Personalized Learning & More

FreshGrade

A venture-funded startup, AltSchool, has developed software to that lets students and teachers organize, personalize, and navigate their personalized learning just as they can music playlists. “If personalized learning is going to have impact across the board, it will have to grapple directly with the fact that a lot of the needs children and young people bring into the classroom cannot be met by a new model of pacing.” Busy week? We’re here to help.

Computational Thinking, Personalized Learning & More

FreshGrade

A venture-funded startup, AltSchool, has developed software to that lets students and teachers organize, personalize, and navigate their personalized learning just as they can music playlists. “If personalized learning is going to have impact across the board, it will have to grapple directly with the fact that a lot of the needs children and young people bring into the classroom cannot be met by a new model of pacing.” Busy week? We’re here to help.

When You, As A Customer Service Representative, Take Things Personally, You Make Your Job Harder

Myra Golden Media

My teenage friend Beverly saw the customer as getting away with something, and she took that personally. Her personalization caused her to be completely unwilling to work with the customer. What positive things does taking things personally say about employees?

SEL, Teacher Wellbeing & Personalized Learning Surveys

FreshGrade

Leap Innovations, a nonprofit dedicated to transforming education through personalized learning has launched free Personalized Learning Teacher and Student Surveys, designed to help schools understand their progress toward implementing personalized learning practices in the classroom. The post SEL, Teacher Wellbeing & Personalized Learning Surveys appeared first on FreshGrade. Busy week? We’re here to help.

Bots and AI: How Personal Will Personal Assistants Be?

Nexmo

Will AI-powered personal assistants know users well enough to make relevant, personalized recommendations? How Personal Will Personal Assistants Be? The post Bots and AI: How Personal Will Personal Assistants Be?

10 Personality Traits of a Great Receptionist

Abby Connect Virtual Receptionists

Being a great receptionist is all about the personal qualities that each individual brings to the table. Personality traits have often been termed as the "Big 5", which include Openness to Experience, Extroversion-Introversion, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, and Agreeableness. While being agreeable is definitely the most important personality trait, there are many more traits that we have found make a great receptionist.

5 Keys: Effortless, Personal, Omnichannel Cloud Customer Service (Part 2)

Bright Pattern

Last week we launched Part one of our Effortless, Personal Omnichannel Customer Service blog series and gave you our top two tips! In Part two we will leave you with three more keys to making omnichannel customer service effortless and personal. You learned in Part one what makes a true omnichannel contact center and why omnichannel is the key to survival (be the disruptor, not the disrupted!).

You Don’t Have to be Amazon to Master Personalized Customer Service

Aspect

It really comes down to knowing your customers and delivering personalized customer service that goes beyond completing a transaction. It doesn’t get more personal than that. The post You Don’t Have to be Amazon to Master Personalized Customer Service appeared first on Aspect Blogs.

SmartGift: Gift Giving Gets Personal

The Center for Client Retention

How many times do we ask ourselves, “I want to get a special gift for that special person – what should I buy?” The receiver can send a personalized thank you note and share on social media. I’m confident that customized and personalized gift giving will be a major retail trend for 2018. In June I attended a retail panel discussion at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology). One of the panelists was Monika Kochhar, CEO and founder of SmartGift.

5 Keys: Effortless, Personal, Omnichannel Cloud Customer Service (Part 1)

Bright Pattern

“How do I get started with effortless, personal, omnichannel customer service?”. In this era of business disruption, effortless personal omnichannel is the key to winning. This question is one that I frequently get from the biggest to the smallest brands and everything in between. As much as the term “omnichannel” has been used—and overused—it is surprising that, while everyone talks about omnichannel, so few companies are actually offering it.

Guest Blog: 3 Proven Ways to Personalize the Customer Service Experience

ShepHyken

This week on our Friends on Friday guest blog post my colleague, Ross Clurman, writes about how important it is to personalize the customer service experience. Regardless of the type of business you are in, there is always an opportunity to personalize the customer experience.

FreshGrade Named Best Personalized Learning Solution by EdTech Digest

FreshGrade

We are excited to announce that FreshGrade was named a winner in the 2018 EdTech Digest Awards as the best personalized learning solution. FreshGrade supports personalized learning in a variety of ways. Teachers can provide students with personalized feedback in students’ portfolios.

6 Simple Ways to Personalize Customer Relationships

VocalCom

If relationships are personal by nature, what does that mean for your customer relations? According to Monetate, 79% of organizations that have exceeded revenue goals possess a documented personalization strategy. Use a tone that matches the customer’s personality. Knowing how to speak to customers is key to personalizing business relationships. Asking your customers about their preferences both personalizes the experience and builds their confidence in your brand.

5 Ways to Start Modernizing Your Customer Support for a More Personal UX

UJET

Customers want their experience with a brand to be personalized and intimate. Until recently, it was assumed that technology would replace people in customer support. Now it's clear that technology alone isn't enough. Modern customers want the organizations they work with to be their advocates, to be accountable and proactive when it comes to their needs and goals. They want to feel distinguished. You don't get that from technology; you get that from people. Customer Experience

“3 behavioral mind-sets for accurate content personalization” blog published on #ThinkMarketing

Peter Lavers

Peter Lavers’ blog on the “3 behavioral mind-sets for accurate content personalization” has been published on IBM #ThinkMarketing. The post “3 behavioral mind-sets for accurate content personalization” blog published on #ThinkMarketing appeared first on Think CX. Read it here. Tweet to @PeterLavers. Latest Thinking

Technology For Personalized Service In Non-Personal Customer Interactions

Win the Customer

Why do customers still hold on to the need to for a human-to-human interaction, even when the information available with technology is much more abundant and accurate than relying solely upon a human being? Customer Experience Customer Service Management Technology

Personalized Learning, Pedagogy Before Technology, Video as a Reflection Tool & More

FreshGrade

Getting Smart looks to 2018 to speculate and predict the future of personalized learning. Somewhere between rejecting personalization as a fad and embracing it, there are facts that could form a basis for a balanced and rigorous conversation. Here are 5 ways to talk (and think) about personalized learning to get that conversation going. The post Personalized Learning, Pedagogy Before Technology, Video as a Reflection Tool & More appeared first on FreshGrade.

3 Ways to Deliver a Personalized Customer Service Experience

Win the Customer

Even Computer Software is a People Business! Nobody likes to feel like they’re just one cog in a giant machine. However, that’s the feeling many customers get when they call or email a company for support and get seemingly fed through a meat grinder before having their questions answered.

To Master the CX, You Must Harness the Power of Personalization

Envision

Since the beginning of time, one thing has remained the same when it comes to consumerism: we naturally gravitate towards personalized products and services.

How Experiences, Personalization, and Mobile are Changing the Way we Shop

Branch Mesenger

Personalization is another key asset that retailers have seized upon -- knowing when and where to reach out, and having a feeling that they understand your needs in order to fulfill orders. Today, it’s all about making personal connections to consumers.

Personal; Reliable; Trusting – Customer Experience Lessons from Independent Businesses

ijgolding

These people are doing a fantastic job of offering a great, friendly, reliable, trustworthy and very personal experience. This independent business knows exactly how to serve up a personal, fabulous quality experience to start or finish a long train journey perfectly!

Customer Centric Leadership: Are You Investing in the Organisational “Ecosystem” or Your Personal “Egosystem”?

ijgolding

Leaders talk about developing an ‘ecosystem’, but too many of them are spending almost all their time investing in their own personal ‘egosystem’!”. However, if IO take you back to Jim Collins model, to be a Level 5 leader would mean that you have personal humility and professional will.

Do You Need to be Assertive to Provide Great Customer Service?

Steve DiGioia

Customer Service Personal Development assertive assertive behavior assertive versus aggressive Can Providing Great Customer Service Make You Too Assertive Do You Need to be Assertive to Provide Great Customer Service? personal development

Guest Post: The Importance of Personal Growth for Customer Service Professionals

ijgolding

CX Professionals People customer experience professionals Customer Service Profession Deanna Ayres; Marketing Zen; Kova Corp Personal Growth This week I am focusing my blog on the importance of developing ‘authority’ as a Customer Experience Professional in celebration of the upcoming CXPA Members Insight Exchange on the 10th February in London. If you have not read all about how to earn authority as a Customer Experience Professional here. I am delighted to follow […].

THE LAW OF CONNECTION

Victor Midgley

Compelling Conversation Training Personal Development Skills Call Center Professionals Call Center Leaders Call Center Agents Speaking to People Connection Interacting with People People PersonI often get asked by people who learn how long I have worked in the Call Center space, what is it about Call Centers that could possibly keep me engaged in that tough world of never ending stress? For me, the answer is easy.

Lessons in authentic leadership from ao.com: It’s not First Time Resolution – it’s Personal Resolution!

ijgolding

For me personally, the last few days have demonstrated how the influence of what we see online has affected the way businesses operate. What John Roberts chose (and regularly does so) to do is fantastic – he personally wrote and signed a letter, with a genuine and heartfelt apology.

Guest Blog: How Does AI Marketing Help Drive Customer Engagement?

ShepHyken

Marketers can then analyze that data without manually going through more information than any one person, or even team should have to on their own. AIM frees marketing teams of much of the manual task work required to provide their customers truly individualized personalization at scale.

Don’t Equate Silence with Satisfaction

Contact Center Pipeline

Customer Experience call center cloud solutions contact center customer experience customer feedback omnichannel personalization post-contact surveysAs a small or medium-sized business, it’s easy to get complacent.

How to Create a Very Personalized Customer Experience

ShepHyken

It was a personalized experience , and the way they went about it is an excellent lesson we all can learn from. First, the concept of personalization is to make the customer feel like the experience is somewhat unique to them. From there, they wowed me with a personalized experience.

How KBA alone puts your customers at risk

TRUSTID

After all, who else better knows the answers to your customers’ most personal questions than your customers, right? For years financial institutions have relied on the notion that only customers could possibly know the answers to their personal security questions.

Deep CX Thoughts: Episode Nine – Retail Loyalty

The Center for Client Retention

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DOES BEING A NICE GUY REALLY PAY OFF?

Victor Midgley

Call Center Professionals Call Center Agents How to handle people People Person Being NiceI know you have been in situations (and probably many) when you have tried your darnedest to be nice to someone, only to have them continue along the nasty path of selfish inconsideration. Regardless of your best efforts to be NICE, there was no change in their attitude toward you and the situation, am I … Continue reading "DOES BEING A NICE GUY REALLY PAY OFF?".