2024

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Elevating the Ordinary: How Pride Transforms Your Work

ShepHyken

I love seeing amazement in action. I was at the airport last week with a friend who accidentally spilled his soda. Within moments, an airport employee came over with a bucket and mop to clean up the spill. My friend apologized for making a mess, and the woman’s response surprised both of us. She said, “My name is Laura, and it is my pleasure to clean up your spill.

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QUI QUOTE: Your brand is not a result of your marketing actions. Your brand is the result of customers’ perceptions of your customer service actions. 

Bill Quiseng

Your brand is not a result of your marketing actions. Your brand is the result of customers’ perceptions of your customer service actions. On social media, customers are talking about you whether you like it or not know it or not. World-class or no class. And if they’re not talking world-class or no class, they’re simply not talking about it all. So, when it comes to your customers and customer service, don’t be just good.

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International Women’s Day: A Closer Look at Some of the Women Who Drive NRG

The Northridge Group

Every woman has a story to tell. Some read like a Shakespearian tragedy, some a Nora Jones romcom, while others mirror something more like a Harvard Business Review whitepaper. Whatever the story, there’s lessons to be taken and to be learned. As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we shine a light on four women of The Northridge Group, along with our fearless founder, Therese Fauerbach.

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13 Reasons Why Contact Center Agent Success Matters to Your Customer Experience

SharpenCX

Successful agents set customers up to be successful, themselves. We're talking through 13 reasons why agent success matters to your customers.Find out why the success of your contact center agent is important to delivering a positive customer experience.

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3 Ways Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Can Improve Customer Experience

Today’s digitally savvy customers have high expectations of retailers for convenience, responsiveness, and ease of doing business both in-store and online. Our recent survey of over 2,000 US consumers found that retailers that can drive a seamless, omnichannel customer experience (CX) – across physical and digital channels – have huge benefits for brand relevance, profitability, and customer loyalty.

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Unlocking Innovation: AWS and Anthropic push the boundaries of generative AI together

AWS Machine Learning

Amazon Bedrock is the best place to build and scale generative AI applications with large language models (LLM) and other foundation models (FMs). It enables customers to leverage a variety of high-performing FMs, such as the Claude family of models by Anthropic, to build custom generative AI applications. Looking back to 2021, when Anthropic first started building on AWS, no one could have envisioned how transformative the Claude family of models would be.

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IntouchCX Acquires Mexico-Based Contact Center Beliveo

24-7 InTouch

Winnipeg, MB – February 13, 2024 – IntouchCX has announced today the acquisition of Beliveo, a leading nearshore contact center and business processing outsourcer (BPO) in Mexico. IntouchCX and Beliveo are leaders in the customer care industry, focused on pairing the highest customer experience with best-in-class technology. This partnership is designed to support the growing need for globally diverse customer service solutions while leveraging a people-driven culture, and operationa

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How to Develop Good Rapport in Customer Service

CSM Magazine

Building strong rapport with customers is crucial for any business, as it promotes loyalty and satisfaction, and can be a differentiating factor in today’s competitive market. For customer service professionals, rapport is the bridge that connects empathetic communication with successful resolutions, fostering positive experiences that can last a lifetime.

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What is an outbound call?

VirtualPBX

Simply put, when you or someone from your company makes a call, this is an outbound call , meaning the call is going out of your office or team space. In contrast, if someone calls you or someone in your company, this is an inbound call , meaning that it is coming in for someone at your company to answer. Call and contact centers make inbound and outbound calls, and most businesses will deploy a mix of both to optimize efforts and maximize efficacy.

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SVC Surprised Hardworking Moms With Specially Made Gifts During Our Month-Long Celebration of Mother’s Day

Select VoiceCom Blog

Select VoiceCom is celebrating Mother’s Day this whole month of May, honoring our hardworking moms from different campaigns and departments with more than just a day of appreciation. In this month-long celebration, SVC prepared a simple treat to bring smiles to the faces of our 220 mom employees. We pampered our supermoms with chic gift bags of custom beauty must-haves—brushes, mirrors, and scrunchies—so they can always look fabulous despite their hectic schedules.

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Manual Call Reviews? There's a Better Way!

Speaker: Laura Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer at CallFinder + Angie Kronlage, Director of Program Success at Working Solutions + April Wiita, Vice President of Program Success at Working Solutions

Are you still manually reviewing calls? 🤔 If so, this webinar is for you! What was once a common practice in the call center is now a barrier to success. Manual call monitoring is no longer an option if you want to proactively coach your agents to ultimately improve the customer experience using data-driven insights. Join this webinar with Angie Kronlage and April Wiita of Working Solutions to discuss how you can modernize outdated, manual call review processes through the power of autom

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AI-based call center: How do they work?

NobelBiz

AI-based call centers are revolutionizing how businesses interact with their customers. The customer service you provide will either make or break your brand. From improving response times to personalizing interactions, artificial intelligence is now setting new standards in customer service efficiency and effectiveness. An AI-based call center utilizes artificial intelligence technologies to manage and improve customer interactions.

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Six Ways to Create Your Brand’s Experience Personality

ShepHyken

Last week, I wrote an article that compared the different concert experiences I had with two rock legends, Bob Dylan and Ringo Starr. The title of the article summed up the point I was trying to make: Do You Give Your Customers an Experience – Or Just a Transaction ? How to Create an Experience Personality I want to take it a step further this week.

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Bill Quiseng - Untitled Article

Bill Quiseng

QUI QUOTE: Instead of giving incentives to your customers who fill out your surveys, offer rewards and recognition to your people who deliver service so GREAT customers rave about them on your surveys and social media. Customers pay for their experience, not your product or service. And it’s THEIR experience, not yours. Customers seek the best emotional value in their experience.

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Personalization In Sales Leads To Increased Loyalty and Repeat Business

Integrity Solutions

Mastering the human side of selling is key to sales success, but what does phrase that mean exactly? At its essence, humanizing the sales experience is really about personalization. It’s about asking questions from a place of genuine curiosity, listening, fully absorbing what you’re hearing and then being willing and able to pivot in whatever direction the customer’s answers take us.

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Reimagine Your Communications With A Unified Platform

Cut complexity and boost efficiency while empowering your customers with Nextiva's unified communications platform. Nextiva streamlines workflows and centralizes customer interactions, all while simplifying business collaboration, increasing productivity, and reducing employee burnout.

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Ten Ways For Reliable Call Center Technology

SoliCall

Reliable call center technology is crucial for the smooth operation of call centers and for providing satisfactory customer service. Here are some reasons highlighting its importance: 1. Customer Satisfaction : Reliable call center technology ensures that customers can reach the call center and receive assistance promptly. Long wait times, dropped calls, or system failures can frustrate customers and lead to a negative perception of the company’s service. 2.

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A secure approach to generative AI with AWS

AWS Machine Learning

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the customer experience in industries across the globe. Customers are building generative AI applications using large language models (LLMs) and other foundation models (FMs), which enhance customer experiences, transform operations, improve employee productivity, and create new revenue channels.

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A New Day for Cisco’s Go-to-Market

Cisco - Contact Center

Over the last 40 years, Cisco has built one of most sophisticated and extensive Go-to-Market (GTM) engines in the industry. Today, we are taking the next step in that mission.

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Momentum Acquires Horizon Telecom, a Leading International Managed Voice and Network Provider

Momentum Telecom

Transaction Accelerates Momentum’s Strategy to Expand its Global Voice and Managed Network Footprint ATLANTA- January 09, 2024 – Momentum, a leading global managed services provider, today announced the successful close of its acquisition of Horizon Telecom , a Netherlands-based global next-gen managed service provider. This acquisition reinforces Momentum’s commitment to providing comprehensive global solutions and further establishes its position as a leader in the communications industry.

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Strategic CX: A Deep Dive into Voice of the Customer Insights for Clarity

Speaker: Nicholas Zeisler, CX Strategist & Fractional CXO

The first step in a successful Customer Experience endeavor (or for that matter, any business proposition) is to find out what’s wrong. If you can’t identify it, you can’t fix it! 💡 That’s where the Voice of the Customer (VoC) comes in. Today, far too many brands do VoC simply because that’s what they think they’re supposed to do; that’s what all their competitors do.

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Service Recovery: Four Steps to Keeping Customers

CSM Magazine

We all make mistakes. If anyone tells you they never a mistake, that’s a lie. More likely, what those people actually are telling you is that, even when they make a mistake, they won’t own it. Owning our mistakes is a critical step in service recovery—and service recovery is critical to the success of your business, no matter what that business is.

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How Do HOAs Benefit From AirDial?

VirtualPBX

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, traditional POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) lines are fast becoming obsolete. This transition holds significant implications for various sectors, including homeowner associations (HOAs), apartments, and condominium communities. To understand the impact of this shift and explore AirDial for HOAs, I had the privilege of speaking with Justin Goodpaster, a POTS Line Replacement Expert.

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IntouchCX Wins Five Gold Awards at the 2024 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

24-7 InTouch

Hyderabad, India, April 18, 2024 – IntouchCX, a global leader in customer experience management, digital engagement, and technology solutions, has won nine awards, including five Gold, at the 2024 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards recognize innovation in the workplace in all 29 markets of the Asia-Pacific region. IntouchCX was awarded Gold in: Innovative Achievement in International Expansion Most Innovative Contact Center of the Year Most Innovative Customer Serv

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AI-based call center: How do they work?

NobelBiz

AI-based call centers are revolutionizing how businesses interact with their customers. The customer service you provide will either make or break your brand. From improving response times to personalizing interactions, artificial intelligence is now setting new standards in customer service efficiency and effectiveness. An AI-based call center utilizes artificial intelligence technologies to manage and improve customer interactions.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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Three Customer Service and CX Metrics Every Employee Needs to Understand

ShepHyken

Many of you who read my articles or watch my videos may not have jobs related to customer service or CX measurement, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay attention to what I’m about to share. I recently wrote an article that included 14 customer service and CX metrics that CX leaders should consider, and today, I’m going to cover three of them that anyone who has any interaction with a customer, whether in sales, support or just might happen to answer a customer’s call, should pay attention t

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Navigating the Dynamic Infrastructure Landscape

ConvergeOne

Before we navigate through the dynamic infrastructure landscape, it is imperative to define the very foundation upon which these technological advancements are built. Infrastructure, in its essence, encompasses the fundamental framework of interconnected systems and resources that enable the seamless flow of data, communication, and operations within an organization or across networks.

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IdeasUnlimited: Revolutionizing Customer Support Globally

IdeasUnlimited

In the ever-evolving world of business, customer service stands as a pivotal pillar in building brand loyalty and ensuring customer satisfaction. This is where IdeasUnlimited, a leading provider of call center support services, carves its niche. With a decade-long history of excellence, IdeasUnlimited has been instrumental in transforming the customer service landscape for businesses worldwide.

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Active Listening In Sales: the Missing Element To Selling Success

Integrity Solutions

Is sales still a viable profession today? Is it something needed or that people even want to do? Many who are currently in sales positions or are considering a role in sales are beginning to question what the job really means today and whether it’s one they can be proud of — especially when it feels like their whole purpose can feel like it’s to pressure or coerce buyers into doing something.

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Contact Center Dialers Demystified

Dive into the realm of contact center dialers with our infographic! Explore the various types – Preview, Predictive, Automatic, and Progressive Dialers – and unravel their roles in boosting call center performance.

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Architect defense-in-depth security for generative AI applications using the OWASP Top 10 for LLMs

AWS Machine Learning

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) applications built around large language models (LLMs) have demonstrated the potential to create and accelerate economic value for businesses. Examples of applications include conversational search, customer support agent assistance , customer support analytics , self-service virtual assistants, chatbots , rich media generation , content moderation , coding companions to accelerate secure, high-performance software development , deeper insights from multim

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Cisco’s Women of the Channel: Empowering Innovation, Leadership, and Success in 2024

Cisco - Contact Center

I am thrilled to see numerous talented and trailblazing Cisco colleagues featured in CRN's 2024 Women of the Channel List. These women are at the forefront of channel thought leadership, and their dedication to our partners' success is a testament to the exceptional caliber of our partner program.

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Customer Complaints: A Guide to Resolving 8 Regular Issues

Nicereply

In today’s hyper-connected world, where customers wield more power than ever before, businesses face an unrelenting challenge: customer complaints. Did you know that, on average, dissatisfied customers will share their negative experiences with 9-15 people ? That’s a remarkable ripple effect that no company can afford to ignore. Handling customer complaints effectively is not merely customer service; it’s the foundation of building lasting customer relationships and fostering b