2023

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No Excuses for Poor Disaster CX

Contact Center Pipeline

Disasters, like the recent holiday storms, are inevitable. How you plan, respond, but most critically inform and communicate with your employees and customers is what counts. This isn’t rocket science. And it is the foundation of the customer experience (CX).

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How to Identify & Coach on the Most Effective Soft Skills

Myra Golden Media

Those with strong emotional intelligence deliver bad news confidently, control calls easily, and prevent escalation. This is why I teach empathy, connection, and listening. Meet with me for a 45-minute discussion on how to coach your team to be more effective with soft skills.

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How do I discover if my customer has decided to buy?

Beyond Philosophy

In sales, it can be tough to know when a customer is no longer deciding but already decided—unless, of course, they tell you that out loud. So, it is incumbent upon you to read the signs that a customer has decided to buy.

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How to Combat Quiet Quitting in the Call Center

CCNG

Are you taking steps to tackle Quiet Quitting in your call centre? Do you even know where to start? What Is Quiet Quitting? Quiet Quitting has become a staple in the conversation when we talk about attrition, as well as remote and hybrid working – and it’s raising its head more and more.

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Is Your L&D Organization Future-Proof?

Speaker: Karl Kapp, Ed.D., Professor of Instructional Design and Technology

If the recent past has taught us anything, it's that L&D organizations need to be nimble, quick, and able to react to both foreseen and unforeseen threats in order to be successful. That means looking to the convergence of technology, learning, and business needs so you can make intelligent, informed decisions regarding both your future and the future of your organization.

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Five best practices for effective employee coaching

Callminer

As we know, a happy employee is a productive employee, and part of that includes making sure they feel like they can successfully do their jobs. Read this blog for employee coaching strategies

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Americas FSI Digital Commentary: 3 Ways to Accelerate Digital Strategy in 2023

Cisco CSR

As a change agent serving the financial services industry for over 20 years, it is a great privilege to collaborate with Bank, Insurance, and Wealth Management institutions to devise and execute digital transformation strategy, solve complex business problems, and leverage technology to strengthen business results.

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Three Ways to Create an Employee Experience that Creates a Better Customer Experience

Shep Hyken

Most everyone in the business world is familiar with the idea of customer experience (CX). And as popular as CX is, there’s a somewhat new concept that has been coming on strong for the past five years, and that’s the employee experience (EX).

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9 Unwritten Rules For Working Remotely From A Coffee Shop

JustCall

We all know that working from home can be pretty great. You can roll out of bed and start working in your PJs, take breaks whenever you want, and never have to commute. But sometimes, working from home can get lonely. If you’re looking for a change of scenery, why not try working from a coffee shop?

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In customer service, your people are not your most important assets.

Bill Quiseng

In retail customer service, your people are NOT your most important assets. In the book Good to Great, Jim Collins writes that “People are not your most important asset. The right people are.”

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The State of Customer Experience 2023 Research Report

The Northridge Group’s State of Customer Experience 2023 research report reveals a surge in preference for online agent chat versus phone amongst 18-35-year-olds—the first time online chat has eclipsed phone! Download the new report for more CX insights.

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Digital & Data: The Building Blocks For an Account Recovery Management Overhaul at United Credit Bureau

LiveVox

The Account Recovery management (AR) industry is one of the most challenging environments to drive digital transformation.

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Work from Home…a Privilege?

Contact Center Pipeline

Dear Contact Center Pipeline bloggers, I read this article this morning about Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks saying he is annoyed that workers aren’t in the office and is “ordering” employees to return to the office 3 days/week. He says that remote work is a privilege.

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I Want You to Invest 3 Hours In Yourself This Week

Myra Golden Media

Every week, I invest 3 hours in myself. And I want you to do the same. Every week, I invest three uninterrupted hours in myself or my business. I do not respond to emails or perform any routine business tasks during this time. The focus is strictly on professional/personal development.

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The Seven Key Strategic Questions Essential for Gaining Growth in 2023

Beyond Philosophy

It’s time for an update. A few years ago, we went over some of the essential questions for your clients. However, in reviewing that content, I realized I was in sore need of an update. Therefore, we will discuss the seven key strategic questions updated for the new year.

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The Ultimate Crash Course in eLearning Visual Design

Speaker: Connie Malamed, Founder of Mastering Instructional Design and Publisher of The eLearning Coach

Well-designed materials can motivate learners, improve comprehension, and assist optimal retention. If you need rapid, easily actionable ways to improve your eLearning and slides, join this session to learn the power principles that will have the biggest impact on your designs.

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Agents Will Be Empowered Only If They Feel Valued — And You Must Continuously Prove It to Them

CCNG

One of the major initiatives abuzz in the Contact Center industry is agent empowerment and how it will improve performance and CX. The concept is simple.

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25 strategies to boost patient satisfaction and improve patient experience

Callminer

As patients become more engaged in their healthcare, healthcare providers and organizations, like hospitals, need to care more about patient retention and patient experience. Read more in this blog

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Improving Your Customer Service with a Comprehensive Customer Experience Audit Checklist

Lumoa

Civil rights activist Maya Angelou once said that people will forget what you said or did but will always remember how you made them feel. This is especially true when it comes to serving your customers.

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Webex Contact Center as a Service Available Through Technology Service Brokers

Cisco CSR

I am extremely proud that over the past year, Cisco unlocked a new route to market to sell turnkey Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions.

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Leveraging Data Analytics to Optimize the Customer Experience

Speaker: Nathan Hart, Mary Kane & Imran Mohammed

Join The Northridge Group for an exploration into how a data-driven root cause analysis of Contact Center First Contact Resolution (FCR) issues can lead to actionable insights to resolve FCR problems, improve Customer Experience, and reduce costs!

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Top Ten Customer Service and Customer Experience Predictions for 2023

Shep Hyken

Happy New Year! We have an exciting year ahead of us. So much has changed in just the past three years. And in the world of customer service and CX, there is much to be excited about. Last month I released my annual Top Ten Customer Experience Predictions in my weekly Forbes column.

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The Impact of ChatGPT on Contact Center Performance

The Northridge Group

ChatGPT is all over the news, especially since it has been reported that Microsoft may be considering a significant increase to its 2019 investment of $1 billion in OpenAI, the hottest startup in Silicon Valley and the creator of ChatGPT.

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NPS vs. CES vs. CSAT Metrics: Which One(s) Is the Best For You?

Nicereply

Measuring your customer experience (CX) can feel complicated. There are so many different CX metrics you could track. But which one(s) should you actually use?

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How to Work Smarter, Not Harder – 15 Productivity Apps

JustCall

Time and again, we hear the saying, ‘Work Hard, Party Harder.’ But what if we told you that you could work smart, finish off work more efficiently and quickly, and reach the party sooner?

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Create Engaging Scenario-Based Training on ANY Budget

Speaker: Tim Buteyn - President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions, Inc.

In this webinar, Tim Buteyn of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions will explore how to optimize learner engagement with scenario-based training. You'll learn what makes up scenarios, how they benefit the learner, and why this is important to your organization. You'll also dive into real-world examples across a wide range of budgets and look at how typical training content can be completely transformed.

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Edging to the Brink of Change

Contact Center Pipeline

The year is 2023, and the contact center industry is on the brink of change. With new technologies and approaches being developed daily, it’s hard to predict what the next year will bring. However, there are a few things that we can be sure of.

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When you want to end a circular conversation with an upset customer, I want you to say:

Myra Golden Media

When you want to end a circular conversation with an upset customer, I want you to say: “We realize this is frustrating for you.” ” {Then explain why you can’t honor the request and offer the next steps.}

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An Authoritative view: Three Pioneers of CX predict big changes in 2023

Beyond Philosophy

Every so often, I get a chance to chit-chat with colleagues of mine about the future of customer experience.

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Customer Service Isn’t the Cost You Want to Cut

CCNG

“Your call / email / chat is important to us, but we are experiencing unusual volume at this time.” If you’ve had a reason to reach out to your mortgage company, cell phone provider, or favorite retailer, this might be the response you’ve received.

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2021 State of Customer Service Experience Report

Consumers are shopping online more now than ever before but find the service experience inadequate. Download The Northridge Group's State of Customer Service Experience report for more insights into the latest customer experience trends.

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How to measure and prevent customer churn

Callminer

Read this blog to understand why it’s important to measure customer attrition and take action to reduce and prevent customer churn

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The Ultimate Guide: How to Build a Customer Experience Department

Lumoa

Understanding customers is a key step to success, and organizations do it best when they have a customer experience department in place. This department is tasked with analyzing customer feedback and data and disseminating its findings to improve the organization’s processes, products, and services.

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Documenting Your Contact Centre Project to Maximise Success

Genroe

Get the most out of your call centre project with these essential steps to documentation success. Start today! The post Documenting Your Contact Centre Project to Maximise Success appeared first on B2B Marketing | Customer Feedback | Net Promoter Score | Genroe.

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