September, 2019

That “Something Extra” You Offer to Make Customers Love You

ShepHyken

In the realm of business—and especially customer service—we often talk about how to differentiate yourself from your competition. It’s those companies that manage to stand out from the crowd that end up being successful.

Contact Center Executive Outlook on 2020 and Beyond

Contact Center Pipeline

Across industries, research reports are predicting that businesses can expect more change in the next five years than in the last 50.

Customer Satisfaction Continues Declining

Beyond Philosophy

Customer Satisfaction is Declining in the UK! A new report by the Institute of Customer Service indicates that Customer Satisfaction is declining in the UK.

Customer Self Service – What the Future Holds

TechSee

More companies than ever are tapping into the power of AI customer service technologies to enhance efficiency and positively impact the lives of consumers, and with good reason.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

Alexa, How are My SLAs Doing?

NICE inContact

As a large travel management company, Omega World Travel continues to break new ground operationally and in the CX it provides to customers, thanks in large part to its move to NICE inContact and the CXone cloud-native platform.

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Yes is More Than an Answer. It’s an Attitude!

ShepHyken

Customers don’t like to be told no. Any request or complaint that is met with a negative response may only add fuel to the fire. That’s why I’ve been intrigued for years by Cameron Mitchell’s philosophy—and also the title of his book— Yes is the Answer! What is the Question?

What, Exactly, Makes for Great CX?

Contact Center Pipeline

We talk a lot about delivering an exceptional customer experience (CX), but the talk focuses on how to deliver it. Improve first-call resolution,” or “Capture customer feedback.”

The 5 Essential Practices for Your Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

Because we have frequent thunderstorms and power outages in my Florida home, I recently decided to buy an uninterruptible power supply for my electronics. I’ve had good experiences with Apple products so I first checked to see if Apple made that sort of thing.

After Call Work – Why it Matters and How to Ensure it’s Done Right

TechSee

After call work (ACW) refers to the tasks completed by a customer service agent once the call with the customer has been completed.

Contact Center Cloud Migration Done Right

Speaker: Sheila McGee-Smith, Founder and Principal Analyst, McGee-Smith Analytics

Many companies are in the midst of migrating their contact center to the cloud. Understanding how best to execute the transition of premises to cloud is part of that process. Join contact center industry analyst and No Jitter blogger Sheila McGee-Smith as she discussed tried and true best practices for avoiding the potential pitfalls of CX migration.

Artificial Intelligence: The Next Frontier For Contact Center Customer Experience

Talkdesk

The past few years has ushered in the “modernize movement” within the contact center industry. Companies are recognizing the need to upgrade their systems, but often create a new problem while fixing an old one. How do companies modernize without over-complicating their contact centers?

Startup Life: Accelerate!

NameShouts

Startup life is pictured as immensely demanding. Weekly hours push closer and closer to three digits; emails, papers and tasks amass. The hustle reigns supreme, despite recent pushback against it. So what happens when you introduce acceleration to a startup?

The De-Evolution of a Business

ShepHyken

Not long ago I was with my friend, Nelson Griswold. He shared with me a phenomenon he referred to as the de-evolution of a business. It can mean the beginning of the end for a business, and it usually comes as a result of not listening to the company’s customers.

Making Employee Experience a Priority in a Customer-Centric World

Contact Center Pipeline

When it comes to your favorite mobile or self-service experience, what apps… platforms… or companies come to mind?

Redefining Customer Experience Metrics for Better Performance

Speaker: Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction Continuum

Join us for this insightful webinar with Lynn Hunsaker, Chief Customer Officer of ClearAction, who will show you how to zero-in on true leading indicators and describe how to connect business results metrics with employees’ workflow metrics.

Stereotypes: The Hard-Wired Way Our Brains Make Decisions

Beyond Philosophy

I’ve got a hypothetical question for you. On a scale of one to ten, how likely is it I am a male model? . Now before you destroy my self-esteem with your answer, I have a follow-up question. How did you come to that determination? .

The Contact Center of the Future in the Distributed Workforce Era

TechSee

As customer service leaders envision the contact center of the future, a key question is whether agents will need to come in to work at all.

Why Customer Service is Important to Businesses: Top 5 Reasons

ProProfs Blog

Annually, U.S. companies lose more than $62 billion due to poor customer service. Not surprising, considering Americans tell an average of 15 people about a poor service experience, versus the 11 people they’ll tell about a good experience. .

NPS, CES, CSAT: Which One is the Best Metric?

GetFeedback

NPS, CES, and CSAT are customer loyalty metrics. They’re used to measure the level of loyalty that a customer has toward your brand. Customers are considered loyal when they consistently purchase from your brand over an extended period of time. . How do you get loyal customers?

Beyond the Contact Center: Unlocking Insights with Speech Analytics

A global survey of 500 key decision makers by Opus Research shows the core benefits of making the leap to an omnichannel contact center, such as uncovering actionable business insights on employee-customer interactions.

Amazing Business Radio with Steve Farber

ShepHyken

Love in Business. Doing What You Love in the Service of Customers Who Love What You Do. Shep Hyken interviews Steve Farber. They discuss how to implement love into every aspect of your business to drive customer success.

Eight Days a Week: The Always-On Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

In February 1965, The Beatles released a song called “Eight Days a Week” as a single to the U.S. market before it appeared on the album Beatles VI. It became the band’s seventh No. 1 single in the U.S. in just over a year.

Customer Satisfaction is Declining in the UK. Is the US Next?

Beyond Philosophy

In January, I was surprised and disappointed that research from Nunwood and Forrester, two significant firms in the Customer Experience movement, showed that Customer Experience was flatlining.

DSW Successfully Incorporates AI into Customer Experience

NICE inContact

We love our shoes! Designer Shoe Warehouse, better known as DSW, continues to find innovative ways to capitalize on that universal truth and keep customers coming back for more.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Webinar: Creating the Ultimate Global Customer Experience

Language I/O

Why an Effortless Experience Isn’t Enough for Customer Loyalty

GetFeedback

A while back, my teammates and I spent hours in a conference room mulling over the concept of effortless experience.

Guest Blog: 7 Ways to Enhance Your Customer Experience with Live Chat

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Hamzah Tariq who shares seven ways to improve the overall live chat experience for your customers. Businesses constantly try to improve the customer experience they deliver through new approaches, tools and strategies. .

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our September 2019 Issue

Contact Center Pipeline

As I write this month’s message, I’m looking out the window at a beautiful, sunny day in Annapolis, MD. The Weather Channel is predicting a different story for our friends to the south over our Labor Day holiday weekend as they are in the bulls-eye of Hurricane Dorian.

How to Make the Transition to Customer Service Outsourcing

Speaker: Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer, Advantage Communications Inc.

You’re feeling the pressure of keeping your employees engaged and improving your customer experience, but you’re not sure if you’re ready or even know how to make a smooth transition to a contact center. Randy Clapp, Chief Revenue Officer of Advantage Communications, will lead you through an outsourcing Self-Assessment you can apply to your business in this insightful webinar developed to provide you with the building blocks to take your customer service experience to the next level.

How and Why We Stereotype People

Beyond Philosophy

How and Why We Stereotype People and Things. Stereotyping is not considered a good thing, certainly not in politically correct circles. However, our ability to do it is hard-wired into our brains, and it doesn’t only apply to people. We can stereotype an organization, too.

The ‘Uberization Event’ – London – 26th September 2019

CSM Magazine

‘Uberization’ is now listed in the Cambridge dictionary. And it is used daily all over the world to symbolise the shift towards a consumer focused, digital economy, where the dynamics between consumer and provider is equitable, transparent and fair.

6 Ways a Survey Maker Can Help You

ProProfs Blog

With the world continuing its march towards the digital space, data collection and information gathering have become both; easier and harder. Is that an oxymoronic statement? – Yes. Is it true? Also Yes. Why is that so?