March, 2021

Learning Paths: What Are They, & How Can They Create Customer Experience Success?

Experience Investigators

“ Customer service shouldn’t just be a department; it should be the entire company” – Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos) . The late, great CEO of Zappos promoted this idea and he was absolutely right. To deliver exceptional customer experiences, everyone in your organization needs to be on board.

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5 Rules for Making Customers Feel ‘Cared For’ and ‘Valued’

Beyond Philosophy

Customer emotions are essential in Customer Experience. Being deliberate about which emotions your experience evokes is critical, too. Today, we will take a deeper dive into making your customers feel “Cared for” with the 5 Rules for Making Customers Feeling Cared For and Valued.

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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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What is Customer Experience Management?

GetFeedback

How CXM helps increase customer satisfaction, loyalty, and brand advocacy while cutting costs. Guides

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Top 5 Reasons to Move to the Cloud

Hybrid or 100% cloud? The choice is yours. With comprehensive security, unmatched scalability, cost certainty, and guaranteed reliability, a cloud-based contact center solution will serve your customers 24/7 without the operational headaches and cost issues of an on-premise solution. Download Enghouse's eBook today and learn the top reasons you should move to the cloud!

Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on Customer Behavior

BlueOcean

What do mattress sales, wildlife populations, and peak customer service times all have in common? These seemingly random data points have all been impacted by COVID-19.

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Reflecting at the Year Mark: 3 Lessons on Leadership from a Year of Coronavirus

Customer Bliss

As we round the corner on the one-year mark of this pandemic, I want to take a moment to reflect on some of the key lessons that still hold true. Even as more people get the vaccine and we slowly edge into “normal life,” it’s vital for us not to waste this opportunity.

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Banks & credit unions: Improve your metrics by putting customers first

Alida

The digital revolution offers incredible opportunities for credit unions, community banks, and retail banks to deliver better customer experiences , increase engagement, and build lasting relationships.

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Interview: Creating a Clean Experience

Heart of the Customer

How would you respond if your deliberately behind-the-scenes customer experience efforts were suddenly thrust to the foreground? That’s the challenge Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services’ CEO Todd Hopkins faced when COVID changed the way we all think about cleaning.

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Interview with CX Ambassador Mike Cancel about Pandora's customer experience program

GetFeedback

We talk with Mike Cancel, user support operations manager at Pandora—the largest streaming music provider in the US—about his career in the customer experience space. Articles

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5 Reasons to Consider Managed Services for Cloud Contact Centers

Learn how cloud-based solutions and a managed services approach can reduce costs. Give your contact center the flexibility and scalability it needs to meet ever-changing demands!

How to Deliver Market-Leading Customer Service thanks to Automation

Inbenta

Additionally, Covid-19 has further altered consumer habits. During lockdowns, workers have been unable to access their workplaces and many services have been disrupted or forced to accelerate their digital transformation strategies to keep up with market demands.

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How Visual Transformation Will Revolutionize Customer Service

TechSee

We are living in a ‘remote first’ world where visual engagement has become a critical piece in our current day-to-day interactions. Zoom classrooms, livestream weddings, and GoToMeeting staff conferences have become part and parcel of our everyday lives.

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How to Handle Lost Luggage: A Lesson From the Airlines

ShepHyken

It’s been almost a year since my last business trip. I’m excited as I’m writing this article because I’m about ready to take the first trip since the COVID-19 lockdown. I reflected on what I love about travel, and even some of what I don’t love.

What are video surveys & why should you use them?

Alida

A video survey is a qualitative research survey with one or more embedded video questions. Customer Engagement

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Plugging Your Community Into the Customer Lifecycle

Speaker: Nichole Devolites, Customer Experience Expert, SecureAuth

Customer experience professionals understand the importance of both creating and maintaining easily available programs that improve CX. Nichole Devolites is joining us for a webinar on July 27th at 12 pm EDT to discuss how CX professionals can integrate and connect their communities with the customer lifecycle. Register today!

UPS Fail: Mishandled With Care

Heart of the Customer

Operational mistakes happen. If a company handles them well, customers will forgive the occasional lapse. But UPS’s recent operational lapse on a very sensitive item actually went from bad to worse.

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The Most Important Measurement In Business

Hyken

This is the first of a number of lessons I’ll be sharing from my newest book, I’ll Be Back: How to Get Customers to Come Back Again and Again. A few years back I wrote about the idea of measuring customer satisfaction versus customer behavior. We’re revisiting that topic with a fresh point of view.

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There is a More Dangerous Pandemic Happening with No Vaccine

The DiJulius Group

5 Quick Tips to Help you Make Price Irrelevant 1. Customer Service Feature Story There is a More Dangerous Pandemic Happening with No Vaccine I was recently in Florida enjoying a few days of vacation and warm weather. One of the many things I have always loved about being at a vacation place is how.

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Need Mo’ Money? Customer Service can Help using the Power of Vision

TechSee

Your business needs to generate more revenue. You turn to the sales team. Or do you? New thinking is pointing to another area of focus for boosting sales: Customer Service. Contact center agents and field service technicians are probably the best placed salespeople within the organization.

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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of March 22, 2021

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too. Forget Customer Experience. Forget Employee Experience.

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Why WPS Health Solutions Puts Member Experience First

Alida

WPS Health Solutions is a not-for-profit health insurance provider with a footprint that extends across the United States. Over its 75-year history, WPS has grown from a regional player in the Wisconsin market to become a leading force in the U.S. health insurance sector.

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The European Customer Experience Organization is now live! The Time to Evolve Together arrived!

eglobalis

The European Customer Experience Organization the real associationpractical , employee experience , experience design , innovation launch Ricardo Saltz Gulko and Adrian Swinscoe. The post The European Customer Experience Organization is now live! The Time to Evolve Together arrived!

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Building an Intelligent IVR for More Predictive, Contextual, and Conversational CX

UJET

The IVR isn’t a topic that gets enough coverage. We gravitate to the shinier objects and tend to focus more on the agent experience, omnichannel, and artificial intelligence. Meanwhile, your IVR can be one of the biggest drivers of good vs bad CX.

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Every Customer Experience Deserves a Silver Lining

Cloud-based technology approaches are quickly proving to be a clear winning strategy for companies large and small. Read this report to find out how you can leverage a cloud contact center to deal with unexpected demand, reduce costs, and deliver exceptional customer experiences.

Joseph Michelli: What’s the Purpose of Your Business?

Bill Quiseng

“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” ” Charlie “Tremendous” Jones.

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5 Technologies that help your Customer Service Team drive more Sales

TechSee

“Do you want to SuperSize that?” ” and “Do you want fries with that?” ” These lines – uttered with every Mickey D order – are probably the most famous upsell and cross-sell out there.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of March 15, 2021

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. Here are my top five picks from last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think too.

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How CXM Drives Year-Round Growth in the Tech Industry

Alida

The tech industry is an incredibly competitive market, filled with global juggernauts and disruptive innovators jostling for customers’ dollars. To thrive in this crowded landscape, you need to establish key differentiators that set you apart from the rest of the pack. Customer Experience

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Leadership Panel: Lessons Learnt from a Global Support Community

Speaker: Panel hosted by Adrian Speyer, Head of Community, Vanilla Forums

Are you struggling to support your global community? Or, are you not even sure where you should start. Establishing a global support community comes with many many questions. How do you encourage your customers to help others? What are the key metrics to measure? What are the biggest challenges? Our super panel consists of community leaders from around the world, each of whom, have experienced and overcome the challenges of a global support community. They are ready to share the trials and triumphs, and everything in between, on the road to a successful community.