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Building a Customer Experience (CX) Strategy

CX Accelerator

More and more companies are realizing the importance of formalizing and strategizing the customer experience. However, many are unsure where to start, which leads to a common question, “How do you build a customer experience strategy?” This article will help you understand what a CX strategy is and how to build one by adapting the philosopher Vanilla Ice’s famous words, “.

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Relating CX to Everything and The Rockstar Orgin story

CloudCherry

Wanna be a Rockstar? Take it from Jerry Garcia himself, who said, “You shouldn’t be trying to be the best in the world at what you do. You should be trying to be the ONLY person in the world that does what you do.”. That’s precisely what this week’s ‘Sweets of CX’ guest chose to do, and it changed his life. We’re talking about the one and only Rockstar-turned-CX Rockstar, James Dodkins – International Key Note Speaker, top CX Influencer, Best-Selling Author, Host of Amazon Prime’s ‘This We

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Make Customer Experience Development as Important as Product Development

Customer Bliss

Today, leaders in just about every industry understand that improving customer experience is essential for ease of customer interactions, reputation management, business efficacy, and overall success. Customer experience is already a core focus for many retailers, but diverse organizations including governmental bureaus , grocery stores , and financial service institutions are implementing CX changes to better accommodate customer needs.

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How to Calculate the ROI of Customer Experience

GetFeedback

This guide will teach you how to quantify the value of your CX initiative through a step-by-step process of calculations.

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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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Building a Customer Experience (CX) Strategy

CX Accelerator

More and more companies are realizing the importance of formalizing and strategizing the customer experience. However, many are unsure where to start, which leads to a common question, “How do you build a customer experience strategy?”. This article will help you understand what a CX strategy is and how to build one by. adapting the philosopher Vanilla Ice’s famous words, “.

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Creating a collaborative contact center culture

TechSee

The traditional contact center – with agents in cubicles following scripts and rushing to meet individual KPIs – will soon be a thing of the past. Modern customer-centric operations are increasingly defined by a collaborative contact center culture, with agents working together to respond to customer requests more efficiently by drawing on shared knowledge and experience.

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7 Things to Remember on the Customer Experience Journey

Beyond Philosophy

I complain a lot about companies that get Customer Experience wrong. Today, I am going to take another angle and explore how one company has taken on the Customer Experience journey and gets it right. RICOH Canada has done some incredible work in improving Customer Experience. They increased their Net Promoter Score® (NPS) by 34 points over 30 months and enjoyed a ten percent increase in sales.

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Building a Customer Experience (CX) Strategy

CX Accelerator

More and more companies are realizing the importance of formalizing and strategizing the customer experience. However, many are unsure where to start, which leads to a common question, “How do you build a customer experience strategy?”. This article will help you understand what a CX strategy is and how to build one by. adapting the philosopher Vanilla Ice’s famous words, “.

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Regence Gets a 360 View to Improve Member Experience

Alida

The foundation of an excellent healthcare experience is the ability to repeatedly connect with consumers and their families. This connection needs to be transparent, consent-based , and ongoing to uncover insights that allow teams to validate ideas, develop programs, and continually iterate and improve.

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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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Coding Qualitative Data: How to Code Qualitative Research

Thematic

How many hours have you spent sitting in front of Excel spreadsheets trying to find new insights from customer feedback? You know that asking open-ended survey questions gives you more actionable insights than asking your customers for just a numerical Net Promoter Score (NPS). But when you ask open-ended, free-text questions, you end up with hundreds (or even thousands) of free-text responses.

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A practical guide to Customer decision making

Beyond Philosophy

A practical guide to Customer decision making. When the Nobel-prize winning economist professor Daniel Kahneman wrote his book Thinking Fast and Slow , he introduced the concept that we had two ways of thinking about things. He named them System 1 and System 2. The two systems work together to help us make decisions about things. When we applied these concepts to decision-making in Customer Experience for our book, The Intuitive Customer, we renamed them.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles for the Week of October 7, 2019

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. The One Customer Experience Management Tool That Every CX Leader Must Use by Denise Lee Yohn. (Forbes) CX leaders can use a CX Maturity Model to assess the current state of CX in their organization, diagnose where improvements should be focused, and guide the evolutio

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Five Things CEOs Want Their Sales Leaders To Know

Integrity Solutions

When it comes to the sales leader’s performance, the best CEOs are holding them accountable for more than just the number; they expect them to grow their people, too. As the revenue producers, it’s not surprising that the sales function is always on the mind of the CEO. But it’s not just because the sales organization is out there closing deals. The CEO knows salespeople are the ones on the front lines, talking to customers and prospects, gaining insights about the competitive landscape and pick

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The Ultimate Guide to Monetizing Customer Learning

Every decision that goes into your learning monetization strategy matters for your organization’s bottom line. Our research has shown a clear correlation between high program maturity (and ROI!) and choosing the right monetization strategy. This eBook contains clear, actionable ways to approach packaging and pricing models that will help your association grow revenue, improve profitability, and drive expansion into new markets.

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We knew we were #1 at what we do. Nice to know that a top IT analyst firm agrees!

eGain Blogs

We provide omnichannel customer engagement software, powered by knowledge. According to Gartner’s just-published critical capabilities report on customer engagement, our average score for digital engagement and knowledge management at 4.5 out of 5.0 is the highest among all the 14 vendors evaluated! We are not surprised. After all, we are a pioneer with more than decades of experience in both those spaces, and we lead the industry in the breadth and depth of supporting digital channels such as m

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Service is a principle, not a campaign

Customer Enthusiast

This week is Customer Service Week (Oct. 7-11), one week out the year when customers and customer service quality are celebrated. As much as I enjoy and support recognizing customers and service quality, I can’t help but question the superficiality of hanging banners, donning t-shirts and buttons, and ordering pizzas to honor customers for one […].

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Guest Blog: Building a Human Powered, Technology-aided 21st Century Customer Experience

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Joseph Michelli who has written a new book about how Airbnb has used convenience and personalization to deliver an amazing experience. Years ago, while writing my book The Starbucks Experience – 5 Principles for Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary , former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz shared that “we aren’t in the coffee business serving people, but in the people business serving coffee.

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Why Positive Customer Experience Increases Customer Retention

NICE inContact

I love ice cream. I’d eat it every day if I could. And I would always choose my favorite flavor: mint chocolate chip. The combination of tangy mint and the deep sweetness of chocolate gets me every time. If ice cream flavors were brands, I’d be a die-hard customer devoted to The Mint Chocolate Chip Company for life. Am I a creature of habit? Probably.

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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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Customer Journey Mapping

Call Experts

A company must understand how their customers behave, their patterns, and their pain points. Customer experience is not necessarily linear. Often, the customer journey is influenced by motivations and trends unrelated to your company’s service. Every customer interaction is unique, and the most efficient way to create a general understanding is with a customer journey map.

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3 Ways to Prevent AI from Becoming Creepy

Interactions

Last week in our podcast , host Jim Freeze interviewed Gabriel Skantze, a professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, about social robots and making AI approachable for humans. While the discussion was mainly based around robots, we decided to write about how the same principles could apply to AI automation. It’s no secret that AI can be an unsettling topic for humans.

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Showing Up On Time

ShepHyken

When I was a kid, my father taught me about being on time and why it is important. There were two times he gave me the “show up on time” lesson—neither of which I’ll ever forget. Before I get to the story and the lesson, let me give you some insight into my personality. I’m a people-pleaser. I like to make everyone happy. Maybe that’s the reason I’m so focused on creating amazing experiences for my clients and my clients’ customers—and, of course, everyone else.

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Customers Need to Trust We Will … | #CustServ National Customer Service Week

Kate Nasser

We ask customers to do something hard -- trust us. So remember customers need to trust we will do the following. By Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™ | Customer Service | Customer Experience | Leadership | Teamwork. The post Customers Need to Trust We Will … | #CustServ National Customer Service Week appeared first on KateNasser.com.

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What Does it REALLY Mean to Put CX First?

The 5 Essentials of a CX-First Platform Customer experience was once considered a soft metric, or a “nice to have.” But it is now a board-level priority for many brands. The experience you provide your customers is a defining way to differentiate your business from the competition. But how can you really make CX a priority when you have competing budget and resource constraints?

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5 Ways Cloud Technology is Transforming Customer Experience Management

Oracle

This is a preview of the on-demand webinar, Digital Transformation of Customer Experience Management: The Role of Cloud Technology. Cloud technology plays a key role in helping brands take their CX management to the next level. In a webinar co-hosted by Aberdeen and Oracle, Aberdeen VP and Principal Analyst Omer Minkara shares that brands that master their customer experience as part of digital transformation experience several key benefits: • 94% greater annual increase in customer lifetime val

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National Customer Service Week 2019: The 3 key factors behind successful customer service

Eptica

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager National Customer Service Week 2019: The 3 key factors behind successful customer service. Published on: October 09, 2019. Author: Pauline Ashenden - Marketing Manager We’re now partway through National Customer Service Week (NCSW) , which runs from the 7 th -11 th October.

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Amazing Business Radio: Sam Lessin

ShepHyken

Customer Service Drives Value. Measuring the Customer Journey to Meet New Expectations. Shep Hyken interviews Sam Lessin of Fin Analytics. They discuss the changing needs and expectations of customers, and how to keep customer service simple while delivering satisfaction. The Interview with Sam Lessin: The world is becoming more customer-centric, but not every company is keeping up.

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Personalised Customer Journeys: Lessons from a Small-town Grocery Store

NICE inContact

Growing up on a tobacco farm in Canada, summers weren’t a time for fun in the sun — they were a time for sweat and hard work! And while everyone in the family pitched in, no one had more to do than my mom. Each summer, Mom cooked three meals a day for a dozen burly, ravenous farm workers—plus our own family of six. On top of all the meal prep, cooking and clean-up, she also had to take care of a huge garden, tons of animals and four kids — leaving her with little time for grocery shopping.

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Revolutionizing Contact Centers: Next-Gen Tech for Enhanced CX

Speaker: Liran Meir Frenkel, Performance Management and RPA Sr Product Marketing Manager at NICE; Harpreet Makan, Practice Director at Everest Group; & Santhosh Kumar, Practice Director at Everest Group

As contact centers navigate the challenges of delivering excellence within budget constraints and adapting to evolving employee expectations, optimizing agent tasks becomes crucial. Discover a holistic approach across three pillars - people, process, and technology - that is essential to excel in this dynamic landscape, and explore how next-gen technologies such as generative AI, performance analytics, and process intelligence play a pivotal role in transforming contact centers into advanced CX