2021

How to Care More About the Customer Than the Sale

ShepHyken

It seems that most of the companies that customers love to do business with have something in common. They focus more on the customer than they do the sale. Sure, they want to make the sale, add more revenue and get higher ratings. What company doesn’t want that?

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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

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Is This One of the Most Important New Jobs in Business Today?

Beyond Philosophy

In job descriptions and resumes, there are new required skills for candidate’s resumes in Behavioral Science. These jobs might be the most important new jobs in business today. But why?

The Role of Contact Center Agents in Product Innovation

Contact Center Pipeline

As we turn the page to a new year, and in the spirit of new beginnings, I’d like to challenge managers and leaders to consider alternative approaches to drive innovation and business change.

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!

Top 10 Customer Service Acronyms to Use Every Day

Steve DiGioia

Great customer service. That’s what our customers want and that’s what we wish to provide. But it’s difficult remembering all the different steps to take to provide it. Thankfully, many have developed useful acronyms to help.

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Tips & strategies for improving customer experience

Callminer

Read this blog to learn how the right tips and strategies can help your organization deliver positive, effective customer experience

Migrating Contact Center Solutions to the Cloud – a Business and Operational Perspective

CCNG

Contact Center solutions have evolved significantly over the last two decades. Before 2005, the vast majority of contact center software was On-Premise based and highly fragmented.

Warranty Cost Management: Guarantee Satisfaction & Profitability

TechSee

Product warranty management has become an area of focus for many manufacturers. When a product breaks or does not function properly, the OEM is typically liable for the repair, replacement, or refund of that item according to the terms of the warranty.

What is Social Customer Care in 2021 [VIDEO]

CX Global Media

Social Customer Care Lessons for 2021 and Beyond – CX Quick Tips on CX Global Media TV with Russel Lolacher How is social customer care. Read more. The post What is Social Customer Care in 2021 [VIDEO] appeared first on Customer Experience Strategy and Tactics.

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!

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.

Shep’s 2021 Top 10 Business Predictions

ShepHyken

Every year I write my customer service and customer experience (CX) predictions in my Forbes.com column. This year, I thought I would share a brief version of them with our Shepard Letter subscribers. So, here are my Top 10 Predictions for 2021: Customers continue to get smarter.

How to Celebrate Customer Service Week (3 Steps)

Myra Golden Media

Download agenda, themes, certificates and more here! Are you still trying to figure out how to celebrate Customer Service Week? After the year and a half your team has pulled your company through, don’t let National Customer Service Week pass without an epic celebration of your front line!

5 Rules For Changing Your Customer Habits

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.

Three Ways to Future-Proof Your CX

Contact Center Pipeline

Workplace trends come and go. From the hierarchical corner office setups and cubicle rows that dominated most of the 1900s to open-plan campuses with free lunch and foosball that came with the internet boom of the mid-1990s and early 2000s.

What Can the Mandalorian Teach You About Your Customer Service?

Steve DiGioia

The Mandalorian. The blockbuster hit on the Disney Channel. A keen and faithful observer can see many takeaways that relate to the way we offer service. I’ve already written about Bigfoot Customer Service and Landscaper Customer Service.

How to Improve Brand Reputation with a Telephone

Chris Fain

Telephone answering services do more than answer calls. At least, they should. When an agent answers a call, you want them to be an extension of your business. A good agent answers any questions that come in the way you prefer

25 Call Center Technology Trends to Watch in 2021

Callminer

Read this blog to learn about the 25 top trends for 2021 in call center technology

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.

2020 Business and Customer Service Experience Trends

CCNG

New data from The Northridge Group provides a clear message to businesses. Today's consumers are shopping online more now than ever but find the overall service experience inadequate.

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The High Cost of Being Unprepared: How Field Services Can Create a Disaster Recovery Plan

TechSee

2020 and 2021 have been roller-coaster years for businesses, having to respond and pivot from one crisis after another.

Customer Service Expectations – How to Get Inside Your Customer’s Imaginations

CX Global Media

I have always liked Starbucks. You can’t beat a venti pumpkin spice latte on a crisp morning. Then, my affinity for their green and white. Read more.

Lessons from the Pandemic to Improve Your Customer Experience Now

Bill Quiseng

When first confronted with this pandemic we moved quickly to identify the high risks for our employees and our customers and then worked to define the action steps required to minimize those risks.

How to reinforce IT service desk with AI-powered ITSM Chatbots

Learn Why Enterprise leaders need to build a road map that is based on best practices of ITSM and is also flexible to modify itself as per the changing industry trends/customer expectations.

Small Improvements in Customer Service Create Big Wins

ShepHyken

Little successes added together make for large success down the road. Small successes add up. To put it in baseball terms, you don’t need to hit a home run every time it’s your turn at bat.

Empathy is a Powerful De-escalation Tool

Myra Golden Media

Many people are surprised when I bring up empathy in my de-escalation workshops. They’re looking for hard-hitting tools and frameworks to help them bring down the temperature in interactions with customers. But empathy? How does this soft skill fit in?

The Light At The End of The Tunnel: Reimagine Your Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

It is not often in life that you get the opportunity to reset things. However, as the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out, we have a chance that is, dare I say, unprecedented to reimagine Customer Experience. We have been through a shocking year of change.

Understanding the Four Stages of Customer Engagement

Contact Center Pipeline

Like most parents, I’ve been looking for ways to enrich my children’s experiences during this past year—not only to keep them from becoming bored, but to instill in them a discipline of being open to new experiences and lifelong learning and engagement.

Workstreams Affected by Work@Home - Moving From an Emergent WAH to Best-in-Class

Speaker: Eric Berg, CEO, ContactCenterPro Consulting

In 2020 we all had to move fast in order to ensure our customers received the level of service they needed. Now that things have leveled off, many companies are looking at their long term plans and realizing they need to review all work streams affected by moving to a work from anywhere model and modify or improve their technology and standard operating procedures. In this discussion we will provide an overview of all work streams affected by a work from anywhere model, and talk through how you can move from emergent to best in class with your remote workforce.

What Does an Allergy Have To Do With Customer Service?

Steve DiGioia

Those of us in the customer service industry focus much on procedures, ease of use, product availability, and the steps of service, to name a few, all in the hopes of providing our customers the best overall experience.

How to Prevent Miscommunication?

BEN BITVINSKAS

Learn tips and tricks for building a conversation that had a bad start

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25 Call Center Technology Trends to Watch in 2021

Callminer

Throughout 2020, many new trends arose and call center solutions continued to evolve to meet fresh challenges in the space.