October, 2021

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

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.

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Use Storytelling to Provide Impactful Learning in the Contact Center

Contact Center Pipeline

Can you recall a story that took you on an emotional roller coaster ride and ended with an essential motto or lesson?

Should We Expect WOW Service?

Steve DiGioia

I dropped my car off at the dealership the other day for a minor repair. I didn’t know what to expect since this is my first time using them. Two hours later I got the call that it was ready to be picked up. How wonderful this was. The repair was done quickly and soon I’d “be back on the road”.

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AI-Enabled Agent Quality Assessments Optimize Contact Center Performance

Quality Assurance is a major challenge for contact centers today. With up to 95% of customer interactions going unreviewed, many organizations are relying on a small sample of data to coach and evaluate their agents. AI-enabled agent quality assessments transcribe and analyze almost all agent-customer interaction recordings, leading to more comprehensive, consistent and unbiased agent evaluations and MUCH better CX. Find out how by downloading the whitepaper today!

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.

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Customer Service Week Surprise From Salesforce – Unboxing!

Myra Golden Media

My son brought in an enormous box from Salesforce Service Cloud 360 full of goodies! Watch me unbox that surprise here. servicetrailblazers #customerserviceweek [link]. Oh, my gosh! This is amazing! . Customer Experience Design

Is Customer Experience Dying? The Three Pioneers of The Movement Debate

Beyond Philosophy

Back in 1994, Steve Jobs introduced a concept at an Apple conference: that the design of their products should begin at the desired Customer Experience and work backward from there.

This 1¢ Piece of Paper Is Costing Your Contact Center Millions

Contact Center Pipeline

You don’t have to spend much time on a contact center floor before you notice what seems to be an overgrowth of colorful little pieces of paper on each agent’s desk: clusters of sticky notes on agent’s monitors and on their phones reminding them what to do, what to say, or simply to remember to […].

How to Ensure Business Continuity in the UK Fuel Crisis

TechSee

With drivers queued up for hours waiting for petrol and station after station simply out of fuel, Britain’s fuel crisis is making headlines.

The Art of Community: Higher Logic & Vanilla Forums Super Forum!

Speaker: Keynote Speaker, Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist, Canva

In its 12th year? Super Forum is the largest and most comprehensive conference for executives, community managers, marketing, membership, and customer success professionals who want to connect, engage, and create better customer and member experiences. And this year, we’re going even bigger as we add Vanilla’s highly regarded Conversations conference into the mix. Register today!

Omnichannel customer service: Tips for great experiences

Callminer

Getting omnichannel customer service right involves balancing myriad moving parts. This blog shares what makes omnichannel customer service important and how you can master it.

Evaluating Your Contact Center Disciplines

CCNG

Every contact center or customer experience leader comes to that fork in the road where you have to conduct a self-assessment with that perennial question “How good are we?”

What do you do when a customer threatens self-harm?

Myra Golden Media

People in my workshops ask, “What do I say when a customer threatens suicide?” ” Customers in distress are stressful for customer support teams. When customers threaten self-harm or harm to others, they’ve taken the interaction outside the boundary of sincere conversation.

5 Rules That Absolutely Build Customer Loyalty

Beyond Philosophy

A lot of the behavioral sciences can feel intimidating. However, it doesn’t have to be. The Five Rules Podcast Series is our attempt at giving you an easy entry point into the complex and messy world of Behavioral Science.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Boosting Business Prospects with the Physical Multichannel

Contact Center Pipeline

The closure of non-essential shops, remote working and online social gatherings has been the norm for over a year.

BPO Call Center: 6 Questions & How-To Implement

Shannon Keown

BPO is a common acronym in the call center world. It stands for business process outsourcing, a term used to describe the hiring of a third-party to complete a business operation

Call center analytics software buying guide

Callminer

Call center analytics software is an important tool in optimizing, growing and making your call center more efficient. Learn what's needed to discover and acquire the best solutions on the market

How to Reduce Returns: 8 Tried & True Tactics

TechSee

Product returns are a costly proposition for the vast majority of manufacturers and retailers. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), consumers returned an estimated $428 billion in merchandise – approximately 10.6% of total U.S. retail sales – in 2020.

Customer Perceptions of the Community Experience

Customer experience expectations are ever-changing so understanding what they are is crucial to the success of your brand. Get a copy of the free report from Vanilla Forums today to find out how customer expectations can be addressed through community and how community can affect your brand’s bottom line.

Customer Service Week Day 4!

Myra Golden Media

I seriously love this week! Today in my session, I focused on helping customer service leaders nurture themselves. And then, in the afternoon, my son brought in an enormous box from Salesforce Service Cloud 360 full of goodies! Watch me unbox that surprise here.

Big Controversy: Should We Stop All Certification Now? Join the Debate…

Beyond Philosophy

We know from industry research and personal experience that despite all the attention on it, Customer Experience is either stagnating or not getting the results CEO’s desire. Some might say it is because of COVID, but I don’t think so. .

Record it All: Unlocking the Value Within Voice Data

Contact Center Pipeline

There are more ways than ever for customers to interact with a company—from chatbots to text, email and even social media. But despite the rise of new digital communication channels, voice still reigns as king when it comes to sales and customer support.

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

Remote Agents and Digital Transformation

Remote agents are the new reality. Happier agents mean a better customer experience and improved CSAT/NPS scores. This new normal brings new challenges for contact centers. Find out what you need to do for your organization to excel. This eBook includes checklists for developing agent empathy and business continuity plans.

Understanding the different types of customer satisfaction

Callminer

Although customer satisfaction may seem like a simple concept to grasp – your customers are either reasonably satisfied or they are not – there are numerous ways to track, measure and improve it

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How to Train Your Call Center Agents to Exercise Empathy

Fonolo

Emotional intelligence has always been a hot topic in the customer service world.

Customer Service Week Day 2!

Myra Golden Media

Yesterday I shared four tips for appreciating employees. While all the ideas are fantastic and easy to pull off, tip number four was the crowd favorite. Did you miss it? Watch the replay here. Today we focused on employee retention and training.

The Intuitive Customer Trailer

Beyond Philosophy

Great business insights with a touch of humor, all put over in a clear, easy-to-understand way. Each week we discuss how you can gain and retain more customers and solve business problems.

How Product Teams Can Leverage Community

Speaker: Scott Baldwin of ProductBoard

Product Leaders, sign up if want to learn how to: - What is product excellence? - How community led and product-led growth can act as success multipliers - How to create a tight and ongoing feedback loop - How to leverage your community members to drive adoption. When: September 21st at 12pm EDT. Register today!

Looking Good: An Amateur’s Guide to Zoom Success

Contact Center Pipeline

I am taking liberties with Zoom’s brand name, as it appears that the masses use the word Zoom as a noun, referring to video meetings in general. This is true even when using Teams, Skype, Webex, etc., and so it shall be here. We have all spent an enormous amount of time in Zoom meetings […].

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How We’re Improving Accessibility and Usability at Guru

Guru

Creating an accessible, equitable, and highly user-friendly application has always been a top priority for Guru. We believe that our tool has the power to give everyone access to the critical information they need to succeed in their jobs—inclusive of users of all cognitive and physical abilities.

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25 ways to improve call center efficiency

Callminer

Read this blog for tips on how to increase call center efficiency and improve your business's image in the eyes of your customers