2022

De-escalation Q & A Day!

Myra Golden Media

Did you miss my latest Live Q & A? You’re in luck. Here’s a replay of our conversation. 3:29 How do you deal with an angry customer because we won’t give in to their demands? 5:31 Do you have a list of negative priming words and positive priming alternatives?

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68 Customer Support Email Address Name Ideas

CX Accelerator

Written by Jenny Dempsey, 5.25.2022 You don’t actually want to contact customer support. If you have to, this means you have a problem or an unanswered question. You can’t find the answer in the knowledge base on the company website, instruction book or the FAQs.

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How to Be Funny and Use Humor in Business to Your Advantage

Beyond Philosophy

When I was ten, the teacher wrote on my school report, “Colin is the clown of the class.” ” To this day, I am still proud of that report card. Humor matters and can provide business benefits. Today we will talk about how to be funny and use humor to your advantage.

Working on Workforce Issues

Contact Center Pipeline

It is a good news/troubling news story for contact centers. How they and their supplier partners plan and respond will help determine how well the industry succeeds in the post-COVID-19 pandemic “new normal” era.

How Mature Are Your Digital Experiences? A Step-by-Step Guide to Improved CX

Read about Verint’s Digital Maturity Model, where we share real tactics and strategies to improve CX, based on what has worked for our clients around the world.

The One Where There is No One Ideal Customer

CCNG

On a recent episode of CX Passport, Elaine Lee, Managing Director of ReynoldsBusbyLee and I discussed how it takes a real understanding of a real customer to know how to deliver the right customer experience.

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5 Call Center Metrics to Optimize Agent Performance

Provana

Choosing the right call center metrics is just as important as operationalizing them. Here're five key call center metrics you should keep an eye on. Site News

Reshaping The Future Of Digital Customer Service: 22 Influential Leaders to Watch in 2022

TechSee

Customers expect better and faster pre and post purchase services. Whether they need help setting up a new device or to repair a damaged product, the way in which these interactions are handled are at the heart of customer satisfaction.

10 Smart Ways to Cater to Your Local Customers

Steve DiGioia

You may work for a giant worldwide conglomerate that maintains a core set of values, standards, and practices, but can each of these standards be maintained in every venue? Well, if you’re the Ritz Carlton or McDonald’s , you can.

It’s time for a Customer Service Culture Transformation to Customer CARE

Bill Quiseng

Is customer service the frontline? Really? Are we called to duty on the frontline battling customers? Doctors and nurses don’t serve their ailing patients. They care. So shouldn’t customer service be customer care? Or even better …. We are the Customer CARE team.

5 Elements for Building a World-Class Agent Coaching Program

Speaker: Francoise Tourniaire - Founder of FT Works and Omid Razavi - Chief Advocacy Officer at SupportLogic

In this presentation, we will discuss the five elements of building a real-time coaching program using AI-infused workflows that will allow managers and agents to continuously engage and drive more constructive dialogue, resulting in reduced agent burnout and increased employee satisfaction and retention.

Helping AI Help Agents: A Better Way to Use AI Applications in the Contact Center

Upstream Works

By: Rob McDougall, CEO, Upstream Works Software. I’ve been reading This I Know: Marketing Lessons from UNDER THE INFLUENCE by Terry O’Reilly, and something he said really stuck with me.

Your Contact Center Employees Aren’t Happy. That’s Why They’re Leaving.

Myra Golden Media

Many of the Chicago Midway airport newsstands were closed when I traveled through last week. It was 3 pm. I settled on a glass of wine at Reilly’s Daughter in the A Concourse. Typically, they serve food, but the kitchen was closed that afternoon.

5 Tips for Being More Transparent with Your Customers

CX Accelerator

I can remember it well. I was in charge of a contact center a few jobs ago and we were having our second outage in as many days. After service had been restored, I got a call from a customer.

As Brick & Mortar Retail Bounces Back Where Does The Future Lie?

Beyond Philosophy

The Future of Brick and Mortar. One of the features of The Intuitive Customer podcast is “I’m in a Pickle,” where listeners come to us with business problems that they would like our advice on solving.

Top Industry Secrets for Successful Contact Center Scripting

Speaker: Colin Taylor, CEO & Chief Chaos Officer at The Taylor Reach Group, Inc

Scripts have been around as long as contact centers. Scripts attempt to set out an ‘ideal’ path to success on the call, whether that's a sale, a resolved inquiry, or a closed case. While some scripting attempts have failed, AI and Agent Assist technologies can help.

Is the Picture Bright for Video?

Contact Center Pipeline

Video has long had promise in the contact center by providing information-rich and personal face-to-face interactions between individuals. But it took the COVID-19 pandemic to bring video to the fore.

Hidden Talent: Tips to Find and Hire Willing Workers

CCNG

A sea change in talent acquisition happened in the past 20 years. Now it is time for another! Technology originally created to find the best talent, that at one time worked very well, now keeps qualified job candidates hidden from view as automated systems screen them out.

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4 Voice of the Customer (VoC) methodologies to gain valuable insights

Callminer

VoC insight is crucial for organizations to increase growth rates and achieve business milestones. Read on to learn four methodologies for measuring omnichannel customer experiences

6 Benefits of Real-Time Speech Analytics Contact Centers Cannot Ignore

Provana

Real-time speech analytics technology has tremendous potential to transform any collections-focused call center from the inside out. Read all benefits here

Winning Solutions to Keep Contact Center Agents Engaged

Speaker: Adam Saad - Founder & CEO, Tech Stack Advising

In order to keep agents both satisfied and engaged, we must develop a plan that both mitigates these concerns with current agents and halts any potential issues that may arise with new hires. These plans must also take into account the different environments and locations your agents may be working in.

3 Ways to Improve your Customer Experience with Warm Transfers

TechSee

“Good morning, you’ve reached Alice at Quality Insurance; how can I help you today?” ” You explain that you are following up on your insurance claim for damage to your vehicle that you submitted online using the insurer’s portal.

Is It Really That Important That I’m Wearing a Name Tag?

Steve DiGioia

There’s always that one employee who refuses to follow directions. It seems that no matter how many times you talk to him, he continues to “forget” to do what he’s told or at worst, intentionally refuses to do it. So, what do you do with an employee like this?

QUI QUOTE: Nobody raves about a company that meets customer expectations.

Bill Quiseng

QUI QUOTE: Nobody raves about a company that meets customer expectations. When you are working in customer service, you have been happy that your customers leave satisfied. You have sold them a product or service that meets their wants or needs. Or you solved their problem for them.

The Supervisor Cadence – Does It Drive the Wrong Behavior?

Virtual Live Labs

Over the last couple of years, I have noticed the word “cadence” come up frequently within the work-at-home leadership vocabulary as part of how to manage front-line agents.

How to Inspire and Empower Contact Center Agents Through Collaborative Coaching

Speaker: Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

Collaborative coaching truly guides agents to connect authentically to customers better each time. Join Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™ & Author of Leading Morale to understand how call center agents get the most out of collaborative coaching.

This is How You Reduce Escalations

Myra Golden Media

As I prepare for a workshop for a new client in Upstate New York, let me give you three things you can do to help your team get angry customers to back down , techniques right out of my De-escalation Training.

Should You Stay or Should You Go? Reading the Signs and Leading CX Buy-In at Your Organization

CX Accelerator

Sally Mildren, CEO Clarity PX & Boss Lady Consulting. Matt Beran, Sr. Product Marketing Specialist InvGate. Many leaders do in fact think they are supporting Customer Experience in their organization. After all they have approved a resource and some budget to it.

The cost of living crisis and increase response rates

Beyond Philosophy

We hope you enjoy today’s show. If you do, could vote for us in the People’s Choice Podcast Award? It doesn’t take long to cast your vote and it would really mean a lot to both Ryan and I. Thanks very much. Cheers! To vote, please click here. Usually, we have one pickle per podcast.

Helping Agents Helping Customers

Contact Center Pipeline

Publisher’s note: Rob has kindly written and expanded on this article for Contact Center Pipeline he first wrote and published on LinkedIn titled “Where Have all the People Gone?” The COVID-19 pandemia have changed the business landscape in countless ways.

Sustaining Employee Engagement in the Contact Center

Speaker: Paul Ellis, Contact Center SME & Business Consultant for One You Love Homecare LLC

Join Paul Ellis, Contact Center SME & Business Consultant for One You Love Homecare LLC, for best practices and leadership strategies to fortify an economy of compassion and genuine empathy in the contact center.

Best Practices For A Powerful Professional Network: Part 7

CCNG

Each time you engage with your network you are also building (or eroding) your reputation. Paying attention to professional etiquette goes a long way toward adding value and longevity to your network.

101 statistics on patient experience, satisfaction, billing and more

Callminer

In the modern healthcare industry, quality patient experiences are more important than ever. Continue reading to discover 101 statistics on patient experience, satisfaction, billing, and more

3 Agent Scorecard Practices That Can Make A Big Difference In Your Speech Analytics Program

Provana

In the absence of agent scorecard best practices, there exists no formal system to capture performance issues, benchmark them against industry standards