2020

You May Not Know It, But You’re in the Subscription Business

ShepHyken

I have an idea about renewals. Most people think that a renewal applies to some type of subscription. You renew your subscription to a magazine, a maintenance contract or a software program. But what if renewal had a broader meaning?

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How will COVID-19 change customer behavior and habits?

Beyond Philosophy

Just over a decade ago, just as the world was coming out of the deepest recession since the Greatest Depression, we carried out significant research across the globe with the largest container shipping company in the world.

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First Call Resolution Ideas

Callminer

Solving a caller’s problems quickly can significantly improve their perception of your organization’s overall quality and competency. However, achieving the fastest possible resolution speed – over the course of a single call – can prove to be more complicated than it seems.

Remote Agent Online Customer Service Skills Boot Camp

Myra Golden Media

It’s not unlike having your firstborn away at college. Your child is in the dorm and on her own. For eighteen years, you’ve prepared her for adulthood. But you worry. Is she making friends? Will she be safe at parties and with alcohol? Can she juggle classwork with fun?

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Contact Center 2020: Yesterday and Today

Contact Center Pipeline

In 2016, I spoke at a customer conference and the topic was, “Contact Center 2020.” At the time, 2020 seemed like it was forever away, and I had carte blanche to forecast whatever I wanted to about the potential state of the contact center in 2020.

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7 Expert Customer Service Tips during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis

ProProfs Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed businesses to dodge bullets and the global economy is in dire straits. While the number of positive cases increases, the negative scenarios keep piling up. .

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Victor Midgley

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Lead Generation World:  A Q&A with CEO & Founder Michael Ferree

Convoso

We just got back from a dynamic industry trade show in Denver, Lead Generation World. The conference proved an amazing opportunity to network with both new and familiar faces. Together, we learned more about the challenges and solutions taking place in the changing lead gen industry.

How to Implement a Post-Purchase Survey to Boost Ecommerce Sales

GetFeedback

The 8 steps to creating a successful post-purchase survey plan. Articles

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8 Contact Center Trends to Watch in 2020

In this eBook, we’ll arm you with the research you need to inform areas of investment, and 8 quick tips you can use to improve your contact center’s performance now!

Making Your Contact Centre Work Better

Call Design

Contact centre changes are never an easy venture, but it’s crucial to embrace an opportunity for change. While the world is slowly returning to normal after a global pandemic, now is the time to identify how your contact centre can be improved.

We’ll Be Stronger When This Is Over

ShepHyken

I see light at the end of the tunnel. While we’re not back to “business as usual,” we are starting to see business reopen and adapt to a new normal. I’ve made many observations over the past couple of months, some of which have found their way into my weekly posts.

Bad Customer Service Rarely Results in Profitability

Beyond Philosophy

We have all been in line or on hold for customer service , waiting for a company to get back to us. We tap our toes and roll our eyes as we wait. Then, when our wait time runs long and our patience runs short we get cranky and think, this customer service crew is really inept today. Or are they?

Operational Challenges in the Call Center Industry

Callminer

There are numerous issues for which call center managers and leaders must account in running a successful customer support operation.

The Pros and Cons of Incentivized Reviews

With so many online reviews out there, we’ve decided to take a look at how incentivized consumer reviews fare against regular reviews from consumers that were not incentivized. Is one better than the other? More positive? Are they similar in topics covered and level of detail? Download this report to get answers to those questions and more!

We just joined Instagram. Will you follow us?

Myra Golden Media

We’ll post quick tips to help you deliver the best customer experience. We’d love to connect with you on Instagram — Instagram.com/myragoldenseminars. Customer Experience Design

Meet Customer Contact Strategies: Our January 2020 Wall of Fame Honoree

Contact Center Pipeline

Contact Center Pipeline’s SPONSOR WALL OF FAME Company name Customer Contact Strategies CEO/Founder Michele Rowan When founded 2009 Describe your company We help companies design/expand their work-at-home programs for contact centers via custom consulting, public workshops and conferences.

23 Service Improvement Tactics That Work (Number 4 Is My Favorite)

Steve DiGioia

Reevaluation. It’s a tried and true method to improve your customer service. But how many use this often enough to benefit from its findings? Good question.

50+ Customer Engagement Statistics for 2020

ProProfs Blog

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” — Bill Gates. Elaborating on this maxim, I would also like to add that unhappy customers can ruin the brand value in minutes. It takes less than a minute for an angry customer to post their bitter experiences online.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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Victor Midgley

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Why You are Being Ghosted

Convoso

Convoso VP of Sales, Les Lent shares insights on why ghosting happens and how to avoid it. Ghosting is a relatively new term for an old sales problem.

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The Top 50 Customer Service Experts of the Decade (2010–2020)

Nextiva

Customer service has changed a lot in the last 10 years. Behind that change are customer service experts who helped redefine the customer experience. Look at any industry, and you’ll see a rigorous focus on keeping customers happy.

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The Central Role of AI in Multiexperience CX

TechSee

Customer experience (CX) is a space where innovative AI applications are being deployed at a rapid rate to deliver effortless, multi-sensory journeys across a range of voice, video and text modalities, apps, and other digital touchpoints. This emerging approach is known as multiexperience (MX).

AI & Community: Don't Hammer the Flowers

Speaker: Venessa Paech, Australia's Leading Community Specialist

Join Vanilla Forums on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 8:30 AM ET for this on-demand workshop led by Venessa Paech, Co-Founder of Australian Community Managers and Leading APAC Community Specialist.

Taking the Extra Step to Deliver Amazing Service

ShepHyken

Sometimes a little creativity and extra effort can make a big difference in the customer experience.

A Glimpse To The New Trends In Humanizing Technology

Beyond Philosophy

Social media has changed many things about our lives. Not only can we have a blow by blow account of what our friends and family are up to, but we can also see what they had for dinner. We can even see what friends of our friends had for dinner.

Employee Experience Tips, Resources & More

Callminer

At the heart of every growing organization are its employees. The very people who keep businesses functioning and evolving are all too often overlooked to primarily focus on satisfying paying customers.

7 LinkedIn Learning Classes That Will Inspire You

Myra Golden Media

We’ve suspended our onsite workshops, but if you have a LinkedIn Learning subscription, you can take Myra’s most popular customer service classes online. Head on over to LinkedIn Learning and start training with Myra now! Customer Experience Design

Get More Value from Contact Center Performance

This whitepaper has provided some suggestions for KPIs that you may want to use. Once you’ve chosen your KPIs, make sure that you’ve communicated the importance of these metrics to all employees in your contact center, as well as how you expect them to be achieved.

Are Microskills the Key to Surviving the Bots?

Contact Center Pipeline

As the next decade is upon us, we should all take a minute to understand the big trends that are going to impact our contact centers. Do you have anxiety about the bots? More broadly, are you thinking about how technology will impact how business is conducted in the contact center?

Bigfoot Customer Service. What Is It and Why Are You Still Giving It?

Steve DiGioia

Bigfoot. The elusive missing link between humans and apes. But what does he have to do with customer service? Well, plenty. There are many similarities between the creature and the service many of us dish-out to our customers. That’s why I call it, Bigfoot customer service. Let’s get into it. Rumors.

10 Common Customer Service Problems and How to Resolve Them

ProProfs Blog

Customer. Vendor. Seller. Buyer. All of them have been around since the concept of commerce started. Fast forward to 2020. Today, it is all about the ‘Age of the Customer’. Businesses have grown more concerned; some may say, even obsessed with how their customers are treated. . And rightfully so. .