Centralize every customer interaction with Unified Inbox


On the other end of the line are customer-facing teams who have to juggle all of these interactions while also attempting to do everything else. Interaction history : View the full interaction history with each customer, and send the perfect response every time. Interactions

Interaction Metrics Launches a Brand Overhaul


Fed up with disappointing customer service and inane customer feedback surveys, Martha Brooke founded Interaction Metrics in 2004. Interaction Metrics research methods and workshops are the most scientific, yet cost-effective in the Customer Experience industry. No more useless data!


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TSIA Interact: Key Takeaways

Education Services Group

This year’s virtual TSIA Interact was certainly no exception, with three days of sessions from TSIA researchers and industry-leading companies like Salesforce, Okta, Oracle, SAP, Cisco, Aruba, HPE, and Genesys, and even a session led by ESG CEO Michael Harnum.

Join Us for Interactions Live!

NICE inContact

Advantages of the Cloud InteractionsA major virtual conference, open to contact center pros everywhere. Even six months ago, who could have predicted that across the planet, we’d be leaving in-person conferences behind—at least for now—and recreating them as virtual events?

The Insider Secret to Designing Virtual Agents that Surpass Your Competition

Speaker: Brian Morin, CMO & Mark Landry, VP of Product at SmartAction

This interactive working session gets into the gritty details of designing conversation flows for a human-to-machine experience that rivals or exceeds live agents. Mark will do live "mockups" with audience members and step through the complex critical thinking required to determine if and where AI can fit. So make sure to bring your questions!

5 Reasons Never to Miss SXSW Interactive

Experience Investigators by 360Connext

I’ve noticed a lot of blogs and articles and general gripes lately about why SXSW Interactive has jumped the shark. It’s fashionable to post emphatically about how there’s no appeal to the massive conference tackling digital and interactive trends each March. More Posts - Website Follow Me: The post 5 Reasons Never to Miss SXSW Interactive appeared first on Customer Experience Consulting.

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TSIA Interact Spring 2021: Key Takeaways

Education Services Group

This spring’s virtual TSIA Interact was certainly no exception, with three days of sessions from TSIA researchers and industry-leading companies and experts. Looking back at TSIA Interact, two sessions really stood out for me. and this spring’s TSIA Interact was certainly no exception.

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A customer interactions strategy that actually works


As consumers navigate the customer journey, their interactions with your brand are key points of influence on how they perceive their overall experience. Armed with this knowledge you can decipher which channels would best work for your business to win every customer interaction.

Enhancing Customer Service Interactions With DiSC

CX Accelerator

DiSC for Improved Internal Communication Not only will DiSC improve customer communication, but also internal interactions. Using DiSC in a customer service context to enhance both the customer and the agent experience. There is a plethora of training options available to service leaders who are looking to enhance the communication skills of their agents. Having had exposure to many of these, DiSC is my top choice with the most significant impact.

How to Survive the Avalanche of Customer Interactions with Automation


In that context, it is of paramount importance for companies to find new or better ways to deal with the massive amount of online interactions they’re now facing. So how can a Customer Interactions Management Platform come to the rescue? Definition of customer interactions management.

The 5 Categories That Rule Virtual Agents

Speaker: Brian Morin, CMO, Mark Landry, VP Product, Marilyn Cassedy, Director of Customer Success, SmartAction

It just so happens that whenever we design and deploy a new AI-powered virtual agent over voice, the self-service application invariably falls into one of 5 distinct categories. This has been true for more than a hundred clients encompassing hundreds of use cases across 12 industries. Having a keen awareness of where or how AI fits in your contact center for a great CX and ROI begins with understanding how to broadly classify your interactions. If it fits into one of these 5 categories, a live human agent should never handle it. Join Brian Morin, Mark Landry, and Marilyn Cassedy of SmartAction, and learn how to streamline your customer service.

Emotions & Customer Interaction

Martin Hill-Wilson

I’m about to do the same with emotion and customer interaction for customer service and inside sales teams. Continue reading Emotions & Customer Interaction at BrainFood. Customer Experience customer interaction emotion Emotive CXI’m on a mission and I need your help. Some of you will know about the P&Q Challenge I run. Now four years old, it has attracted hundreds of contact centres who have collaboratively redesigned their approach to quality management.

Start the Conversation with Interactive Website Surveys


Website Surveys give you all the power of a GetFeedback survey, and they can live anywhere on your site. Engage more web visitors—no coding required. Articles

Report: Humanizing Digital Interactions

Experience Matters

We just published a Temkin Group report, Humanizing Digital Interactions. This means that how a customer feels about an interaction with a company has an enormous impact on his or her loyalty to that company. Emotions play an integral role in how customers make decisions and form judgments. However, companies tend to ignore customer emotions, […].

UX fundamentals: interaction design


We’ve written this guide as an introduction to the fundamentals of IxD. Guides

Why Virtual Retailers Must Master Messaging Right Now

Consumers may want contactless and convenient shopping experiences, but they value immediate, receptive service more. Successful retailers use messaging and chatbots to respond to and interact with customers in real-time to maintain loyalty and trust.

Interactions Celebrates 15 Years


“When Interactions started out in 2004, a streamlined customer experience certainly wasn’t considered the business necessity that it is today. Michael Iacobucci, longstanding CEO of Interactions. This week, Interactions celebrates 15 years of leading the way in Conversational AI for customer experience. The post Interactions Celebrates 15 Years appeared first on Interactions. About Interactions

Emotive CX for Customer Interaction

Martin Hill-Wilson

Something I wrote for Enghouse Interactive. Continue reading Emotive CX for Customer Interaction at BrainFood. If customer experience management is about anything, it could be described as a determined effort to follow through on the brand promise.

Add Clarity to Your Customer Service Interactions


As in-person interactions have become de-emphasized, customers still want personalized communications with financial institutions. The post Add Clarity to Your Customer Service Interactions appeared first on Glia Blog | Digital Customer Service Explained.

Make Chat Interactions Friendly by doing 4 easy things!

Myra Golden Media

You can do four things in chat interactions, starting today, to make them more human. Chat support is not supposed to be rote like an ATM transaction. The idea is to insert a personal tone so you can build rapport and even delight customers.

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Creating Exceptional Experiences in a New Digital World

With more and more customer journeys and interactions shifting to digital channels, the digital experience is becoming the key differentiator for brands competing in today’s experience economy. In this paper, we consider four areas to explore as you adjust to compete in this new digital era, so you can set your sights on delivering customer experiences beyond the new normal, and for the new exceptional.

Inside the ROI of Consistency in Customer Interactions


That moment of frustration is a perfect illustration of what happens when a company does not provide consistent customer interactions. Have you ever been passed around on a phone call and gotten frustrated at repeating your explanation each time the call was transferred? The negative feeling that develops in this customer experience (CX) has more impact than some may realize. Customer Experience

Guest Post: Emotive CX for Customer Interaction


Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Author: Guest author: Martin Hill-Wilson Guest Post: Emotive CX for Customer Interaction. Tags: Customer experience, customer interaction, émotions, Martin Hill-Wilson Categories: Best Practice.

Your Brand is Defined by the Sum of All Your Customer Interactions


It’s every interaction, human or otherwise, that you have with the brand. It’s focused on people interacting with people. Some employees interact directly with the customer. Then, some employees don’t have any interaction, but what they do behind the scenes impacts the customer’s experience. Your brand is the sum of all your customer interactions.” The post Your Brand is Defined by the Sum of All Your Customer Interactions appeared first on Shep Hyken.

Top 5 Customer Success Takeaways from TSIA Interact 2021


Last week Technology & Services Industry Association (TSIA) hosted their Spring virtual event called – TSIA Interact 2021. Here’s a roundup of our top five takeaways for Customer Success professionals from TSIA Interact 2021. . .

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IVA is the New IVR Masterclass

Speaker: Brian Morin, CMO & Phillip Fisher, CX Consultant at SmartAction

Join Brian Morin, CMO, and Phillip Fisher, CX Consultant as they discuss how IVA (intelligent virtual assistants) powered by advanced speech recognition and natural language processing are replacing the traditional IVR with “How can I help you today,” instead of “Press 1” and helping customers self-serve common requests.

Consider Content Engagement Solutions To Enhance Digital Buyer Interactions

Forrester's Customer Insights

Static, one-to-many communications don’t cut it anymore — to win buyers’ increasingly divided attention, content must become more relevant, valuable, and interactive.

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3 Ways to Provide Success When Handling Rude Customer Interactions

NICE inContact

However, there are ways to help both sides of the interaction, agent and customers, and it starts with your response. Here are 3 ways to provide success in these types of contact center interactions: 1) Don’t Try to Win. Be sure your employees understand your guidelines for acceptable resolutions as well as their spheres of influence — and when the interaction may need to be escalated.

Driving change through the post-support case interaction survey


How CX leaders embark on the journey of asking, listening, and acting on customer insights. Articles

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Segment Your Customer Interaction Strategies

Second to None

Customer service is a key contributor to an organization’s overall success due to the impact that each individual employee-to-consumer interaction will have on maintaining high retention rates. Brands are now responsible for managing more interaction channels than ever before, and poor service on any of these platforms can quickly change the way that customers perceive your organization. The post Segment Your Customer Interaction Strategies appeared first on Second To None.

The Future of Contact Centers: A New Paradigm for Superior Customer Experience

Speaker: Jim Rembach, Editor in Chief, CX Global Media

Most contact center leaders view the touchpoint from agent to customer as the most important. The rise of chatbots and AI has changed that. Join Jim Rembach, Editor in Chief of CX Global Media, and learn how to seamlessly weave great technology with happy, empowered contact center agents.

Psssssst! The Buzz Around Interactions 2019 has Already Begun

NICE inContact

How will we top Interactions 2018? this is our first opportunity to come to an Interactions event. And speaking of speakers… What else makes Interactions so great? Why not put your thought-leader chops to work and share your story at Interactions 2019? The Buzz Around Interactions 2019 has Already Begun appeared first on NICE inContact Blog. Customer Experience Interactions NICE inContact CXoneBy leading the charge in industry trends.

4 Things Chat Agents Can Do to Move Chat Interactions Along Faster

Myra Golden Media

Here are four things you can do to move your chat interactions along faster. Check for understanding early on and as often as it takes. Don’t assume you understand what the customer is saying. Just ask the customer what they mean.

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Lead People Not Technology: Interacting to Succeed

Michelli Experience

Using John Kotter’s distinction between leaders and managers , the HBR article suggests that both “leader-type” and “manager-type” CEOs spend considerable time interacting with others. Leadership involves high levels of human interaction and effective communication. The post Lead People Not Technology: Interacting to Succeed appeared first on Joseph Michelli.

Exploring Multiple Emotions During Contact Center Interactions

Experience Matters

In a previous post, I discussed results from a joint study that we conducted with Mattersight Personality Labs (MPL) to examine customer emotions within contact center interactions. MPL isolated the occurrence of four specific emotions: joy, anger, sadness, and fear in more than 118,000 calls across 11 large brands. In addition to detecting the customer emotion, […]. Customer Connectedness Customer experience Emotion

The Post-Covid CX Powered by AI

Speaker: Brian Morin, CMO, SmartAction & Aarde Cosseboom, Director of GMS Technology and Product, TechStyle Fashion Group

Adapting to a post-Covid world means recession-proofing your contact center with AI that reduces reliance on live agents with virtual agents that are always on, perfectly trained, and at a fraction of the cost. Most companies looking to ditch a "Press 1" experience struggle with where to start and how to infuse natural language into their existing technology stack. Join this webinar with TechStyle Fashion Group who recession-proofed their contact center with personalized and frictionless experiences to customers who prefer self-service. Also joining is SmartAction who manages the AI-powered CX for more than 100 brands.