2017

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Follow the CX Tea Leaves

InMoment XI

Capitalizing on Small Wins for Agility and Growth Unifying the customer experience across every channel doesn’t necessarily have to start with a fully baked, end-to-end CX plan. In many cases, the best evolution happens as you follow the proverbial tea leaves—reading what the future holds and letting each initiative guide you to the next. In.

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How to Start Improving CX in the Real World

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

I’m often asked how or where a company should start improving CX. While the answer may be a little different for everyone, it’s critical to start out right! However, very few leaders take a realistic approach. Consider this way-too-typical scenario: Marcus decides one day to stand in front of his employees and request in no uncertain terms how everyone needs to be more customer-focused. “Help customers love our company and brand more!

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Long-term care needed: The cure to health care’s patient experience problem

Alida

This article is a guest blog post from Ed Bennett, a digital strategy expert and president and CEO of Ed Bennett Consulting. To hear more insight from Ed on patient experience, watch our webinar, Diagnosing disruptions: De-risking decisions in health care’s digital age. . In the age of companies like Amazon, Airbnb and Apple, health care organizations are lagging other industries in customer experience.

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The 3 Trends Customer Experience Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore

Beyond Philosophy

. The Three Trends You Can’t Ignore in CX Today. As a Customer Experience professional, understanding three trends today is imperative. Without accepting these tenets, you are thwarting your success before you even begin. However, if you can accept them, you are poised not only to deliver an excellent experience, but you will also position yourself to move it to the next level of greatness.

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11 Tips to Drive Learning Content Consumption

Elevate your member education initiatives This eBook will explore: Why measure content consumption rather than (or in addition to) completion rates and member satisfaction? What are some proven tactics to create quality learner content and raise your content consumption rates? You’ll discover why measuring content consumption is pivotal for program success and explore effective tactics to boost overall engagement.

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Develop and Commit to a Set of Core Values to Elevate Customer Experience

Customer Bliss

Last month, Forrester released a new report, “ Predictions 2018: The Crisis Of Trust And How Smart Brands Will Shape CX In Response, ” and it was a great read – it confirmed many of the things that myself and other CX experts alike have been touting for years. There’s an increased focus on customer experience these days, and many companies are just beginning to implement a customer experience process.

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Purposeful People Are More Loyal Customers and Employees

Experience Matters

Temkin Group has labelled 2017 The Year of Purpose, so we have been examining the topic of purpose across many different angles. One of the areas we are interested in is the impact that a person’s level of purpose and meaning has on how they behave as an employee and customer. It turns out that it has a pretty significant impact in both of these areas.

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Listening to Customers Tells You Everything You Need to Know… - Transforming the Customer Experience

Kristina Evey

LISTEN to your Customers. Listening. We all know how to do it… but few know how to do it well … and it could be driving your customers away if you don’t do it well. Listen well and you’ll increase sales and customer loyalty. Even though communication involves two parts – speaking and listening – I believe that listening is actually 2/3 of successful communication.

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Why Businesses Need Social Media

ReviewTrackers

This article was written by Kristen Herhold. Kristen is a content writer and marketer at Clutch , a B2B research firm in the heart of Washington, D.C. Connect with her on LinkedIn , or reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns at kristen@clutch.co or 202-840-6690. Social media can serve as a testing ground for businesses, nurture customer relationships and provide brand identity.

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Customer V Owner – Who wins? You decide! (in other words, is the customer always right?!)

ijgolding

I am very lucky to live in a beautiful city in the North West of England. Yes… I am not actually there as often as I would like, but when I am, I do not take for granted that my children are being raised in a lovely environment. Founded as a Roman Fort in 79 AD, Chester is one of the best preserved walled cities in Great Britain. With museums, a theatre, a Roman amphitheatre, a river, a canal and mediaeval building a plenty, Chester is a not just a great place to live, but a fantastic city to vi

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Mastering the Public Apology: The Most Epic Apology Letters of Our Time, and What Your Business Can Learn from Them

Comm100

rawpixel.com. From Papa John’s NFL apology to Louis C.K.’s apology (or non-apology ) for sexual assault; brands in every industry are learning that the apology letter is an extremely difficult art form to master. Whether it’s due to not wanting to admit fault, fear of losing fans or investors, or simply not knowing how, corporations and public figures often fall short of what people want and expect out of a public apology.

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How to Implement Experiential Marketing and Brand Loyalty Into Your CX Strategy

InMoment XI

Today’s connected world and ever-present technology have changed the way we think about engaging with companies. Whether you’re a major corporation, or a bustling startup, people expect their interactions to be something that wows them. Simple ads are important, but they are just a piece of the puzzle. In today’s world, companies need to create.

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Do You Need to be Assertive to Provide Great Customer Service?

Steve DiGioia

…here’s 7 ways to get you started This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. You still haven’t learned how to speak up, huh? Maybe you’re just afraid of confrontation? I know, you don’t want to offend anyone, right? Don’t want to come across as too assertive or even aggressive; what’s the difference anyway? The service you provide has always lacked because of your fear of “taking charge” and not wanting to offend your customers.

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Two Questions Every Customer Service Manager Should Be Asking Everyday

Bill Quiseng

Your most important assets are not your customers and your employees. It’s how your customers and your employees feel about your company. Your success as a customer service manager is directly proportional to your ability to drive simultaneously customer satisfaction and employee engagement. Happy employees are inclined to go above and beyond for your customers.

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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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Exposed: The Anatomy Lesson For Business!

Beyond Philosophy

It is critical to consider the “anatomy” of an interaction in a Customer Experience. The sheer number of things that occur in an interaction at the same time can seem astonishing. Understanding what happens when your team interacts with a customer and why it is an essential element to taking your Customer Experience to the next level. The Anatomy of a Customer Interaction can make or break your Customer Experience.

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Customer experience innovation: A shift in how to think about it

Customer Bliss

I want to bring up an interesting example of customer experience innovation that has been discussed (but not directly) in recent weeks. It’s a little bit nuanced, so bear with me. (BTW, the overall idea of “customer experience innovation” is obviously very far-reaching, and numerous books have been written on it. This is just about one aspect.).

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Amazing Business Radio: Doug Bell

ShepHyken

Doug Bell Discusses Improving the Customer Experience. Would you like every employee to know how they fit into your company’s customer experience? Shep Hyken interviews Doug Bell, founder of The Experience Manager , a system that helps manage and unify the entire customer experience. Featured Interview: Shep and Doug discuss the importance of unifying the customer experience throughout an entire company.

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Report: Five Steps For Building A Strong CX Metrics Program

Experience Matters

We published a Temkin Group report, Five Steps For Building A Strong CX Metrics Program. A robust customer experience (CX) metrics program allows an organization to systematically measure the quality of the experience it delivers to customers and provides insights that help companies spot improvement opportunities, prioritize investments, track CX progress, and unify the organization around a common goal.

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The Open CCaaS Advantage Report

Over the next 12 months, what do you think will have the biggest impact on your CX automation efforts? When asked the same question, only 10% of CX leaders surveyed by Verint chose telephony. It’s no longer the engagement channel leading CCaaS conversations. The customer engagement challenges facing organizations have changed – so a new approach is needed.

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Is Operations Involved in Customer Experience?

ClearAction

Is Operations Involved in Customer Experience? Lynn Hunsaker. How would you like to reduce customer churn by 27%, increase Net Promoter Score TM by 65%, and outperform competitors by 20% in sales, purchasing, ordering, installation, billing, service inquiry, maintenance and account management processes? This progress was achieved by engaging employees company-wide in coordinating customer-focused improvements across Operations, Marketing, Service and other functional areas.

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Why Going to a Baseball Stadium Is About More Than The Game

ReviewTrackers

Fans expect more than a win when they go to a baseball game, and that is evident when it comes to the New York Yankees. While the Yankees are one of the most successful sports franchises in history, Yankee stadium is rated No. 26 out of the 30 baseball stadiums in Major League Baseball. That’s according to the new 2017 Voice of the Fan Report by ReviewTrackers, which shows that the stadium of the Yankees, an iconic baseball team, doesn’t deliver an experience that meets fan expectations, even fo

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Contribute to Journey Mapping Body of Knowledge

Heart of the Customer

Last year, Heart of the Customer and the CXPA partnered to discover the state of the art in journey mapping in our first “Journey Mapping Best Practices” survey. We’re now launching our second annual survey. Whether you’re a practitioner, vendor or thought leader, we’d love to hear your experience in journey mapping. Please take our […].

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Why Are Customers So Rude, Stupid, Entitled? (Or Important!)

Comm100

Many of you will be familiar with Google’s autocomplete feature – the suggested phrases which pop up when you start to type in a word or phrase, based on phrases other people have searched for. Google’s autocomplete suggestions can be pretty telling in what people around the world are thinking about their customers – and as well as Google itself, there’s some great tools out there to help curious customer service professionals see all of the questions people are asking about customers all around

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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

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Lessons From Leaders At Brands Where CX Is Working

Storyminers

I’m always curious about what makes leaders of customer experience and transformation projects invest in what’s new. Oracle , in its recent “ CX FACTOR PROGRAM ” has done much of that research for me (and for you). It’s in the form of a dozen interviews with company leaders whose brands are excelling at the customer experience.

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This is How to Ask Your Customer Questions

Myra Golden

Questions are a double-edged sword for customer service professionals. You have to ask questions to get to the root of the problem, log issues, and in general, to help customers. But, often a series of questions can sound like an interview. If we aren’t careful, back to back questions can come across as an interrogation. Years ago, when I managed a small call center, I realized that my team had to ask our customers seven questions.

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Customer Experience Starts Here

Avaya

At this point, you know customer experience is the competitive battleground in today’s smart, digital world. When done right, customer engagement can increase revenue and overall lifetime value by approximately 20%. There’s just one problem: executing! You know, actually enabling an exceptional customer experience. There’s no doubt companies are making customer experience strides.

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What the Best Companies Do That Yours Doesn’t!

Beyond Philosophy

Many companies seeking to improve their Customer Experience (CX) understand the importance of putting the customer at the center of everything they do. Doing it, however, flummoxes them. Not all companies have this problem though. Those that have excellent experiences, the kind that makes their brand name a household one, demonstrate actual customer-centricity in their CX.

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.