November, 2023

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35 Indicators that a Company Isn’t Customer-Centric

CX Accelerator

By Jeremy Watkin and the CX Accelerator Community I’ve got a big trip coming up, and in preparation, I needed to check my flight itinerary so I could book a rental car and long-term airport parking. It’s at that point I realized that I never received an email from the airline after booking my flight. Nearing full-on panic, I was relieved to see that they had charged my credit card.

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25 examples of responsible AI: How to leverage AI while minimizing risk

Callminer

Despite increased investments in AI, concerns about AI risks are also prominent. Read this blog to learn about examples of responsible AI, showcasing how to use the technology while minimizing risk.

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Embracing the future of CX: Unleashing the power of converged VOIP, contact centers, and video conferencing software

Adrian Swinscoe

This is a guest post by Jeni Rogers, Managing Editor, Wheelhouse.com. As CX continues to evolve into a modern business initiative and area of keen focus […] The post Embracing the future of CX: Unleashing the power of converged VOIP, contact centers, and video conferencing software first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe.

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Sentiment arc: a better alternative to customer surveys

Inside Customer Service

A customer calls your company for service. After the call, they get an email asking them to complete a survey. The survey is intended to evaluate overall customer service and the individual rep's performance. A host of problems hurt that mission. Response rates are too low Survey scores are notoriously inflated Reps get blamed for factors outside of their control A new metric called the sentiment arc can solve those problems and eliminate annoying surveys.

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Reimagine Your Communications With A Unified Platform

Cut complexity and boost efficiency while empowering your customers with Nextiva's unified communications platform. Nextiva streamlines workflows and centralizes customer interactions, all while simplifying business collaboration, increasing productivity, and reducing employee burnout.

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How to create better business outcomes through CX design

eglobalis

How to create better business outcomes through CX design , customer experience design The post How to create better business outcomes through CX design appeared first on Eglobalis.

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24 CX ROI Metrics for Your Chief Customer Officer Prosperity Playbook

Customer Think

Customers’ prosperity is your path to prosperity. For your solutions serving their needs, their funding serves the needs of employees, partners, and investors. Inversely, customers’ hardships (lack of prosperity) are extra costs for you, either to resolve their issues or to expand sales with new customers.

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How real-time agent guidance enhances customer experience

Callminer

Read this blog to learn how real-time guidance allows customer service agents to optimize the time they spend with customers by receiving in-the-moment suggestions to improve an interaction.

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Consistency is often overlooked but is the secret ingredient to making customers happy

Adrian Swinscoe

I’d like to tell you a couple of stories about some things that happened to me while travelling to speak at an event in Munich recently […] The post Consistency is often overlooked but is the secret ingredient to making customers happy first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe.

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Totango named 3x TrustRadius “Best of” award winner in customer success

Totango

TrustRadius, a renowned platform for transparent business technology reviews, announced its 2023 Best of Awards, with Totango emerging as a triple winner. We were recognized for our strength in end-to-end relationships, overall value, and leading features and functionality. Totango’s customer success software drives cross-functional enterprise teams toward enhanced productivity, retention, and growth.

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Proving the ROI of Customer Experience Initiatives

Doing CX Right

Gregorio Uglioni and Stacy Sherman, customer experience leaders, reveal tactics to get leadership buy-in, break silos, prove ROI & drive human connections through meaningful customer experience initiatives. The post Proving the ROI of Customer Experience Initiatives appeared first on Doing CX Right.

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How Retailers Are Transforming Customer Experiences with Data & AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and Guest Speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.

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The Real Value of Journey Mapping

Customer Think

Customer journey maps are a key component of customer experience strategy and planning. But what are they? What information do they provide? And, how should they be used? Depending on who you ask, a customer journey map is a process or a visual tool.

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NOW is the time for a CX Revolution! Part Four.

Bill Quiseng

Many CX professionals have advocated CX as strategies such as AI, online, self-service, telephone, and face-to-face customer support, customer journey mapping, the Peak End Rule, NPS, CSAT, CES, or other CX metrics, and many innovative technologies to improvetheir customers’ experiences. And they’ve done it so often for so long that “CX” has been the traditional term of many business professionals to explain customer experience management.

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How emotion analytics can benefit your business

Callminer

Emotion analytics is just one tool that businesses can use to better understand their customers’ needs. Read this blog to learn the business benefits of detecting customer emotions, FAQs, and more.

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How the world is reacting to AI use in customer service

Adrian Swinscoe

This is a guest post from Janine Hunt, Client Partnership Director at customer service outsourcer Kura. Data shows that 35% of businesses have adopted using AI […] The post How the world is reacting to AI use in customer service first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe.

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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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Supercharge customer success with Totango email and calendar integrations

Totango

Every customer interaction matters in today’s digital age. These touchpoints serve as critical indicators of overall customer health, enabling leaders to proactively detect risk, prevent churn, and identify opportunities for expansion and revenue growth. But, oftentimes, managing and documenting these customer interactions—especially cross-functionally among global and remote teams—can be challenging and time-consuming.

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How to Optimize Customer Service With Omnichannel Support

TeamSupport

Your company’s reputation depends on excellent customer support. Even if you utilize tools like self-help, community forums, or automation, some customer issues still require a human touch. Although hiring staff can be costly, companies can’t afford to skip it if they are concerned about customer satisfaction. Case management continues to play a critical role in preserving customer relationships while also feeding the product development process.

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How to boost customer loyalty in a tough economy

eglobalis

How to boost customer loyalty in a tough economy - Customer Experience The post How to boost customer loyalty in a tough economy appeared first on Eglobalis.

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This is our time for a CX Revolution! Part Three.

Bill Quiseng

Three weeks ago, I introduced the Rule of Three QUI TAKEAWAYS which will be revolutionary now, but once discussed many times over, will be viewed as traditional by many business professionals. In the last two weeks, I explained the first and second QUI TAKEAWAYS: CX versus CXM, and customer service versus customer CARE. In the next week, join me as we revolutionize the CX experience.

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Software Composition Analysis: The New Armor for Your Cybersecurity

Speaker: Blackberry, OSS Consultants, & Revenera

Software is complex, which makes threats to the software supply chain more real every day. 64% of organizations have been impacted by a software supply chain attack and 60% of data breaches are due to unpatched software vulnerabilities. In the U.S. alone, cyber losses totaled $10.3 billion in 2022. All of these stats beg the question, “Do you know what’s in your software?

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24 tips for selecting the best text analytics software

Callminer

Read this blog for expert quotes and tips to help you find the best text analytics software and tools, and maximize their value at your organization.

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Your customer doesn’t want to know about your technology – Interview with Micah Solomon

Adrian Swinscoe

Today’s interview is with Micah Solomon, a renowned expert on customer service, hospitality, and customer experience. Micah joins me today to talk about his new book: […] The post Your customer doesn’t want to know about your technology – Interview with Micah Solomon first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe.

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The next generation: Leveraging customer success to drive value

Totango

“Customer success is driving value to customers. Digital customer success is driving value more efficiently using a software or service that allows companies to grow and deliver value without using excessive resources” – Chris Dishman, SVP Customer Success, Totango. In a recent episode of The Digital Customer Success Podcast , Totango’s SVP of Customer Success, Chris Dishman had an insightful conversation with host Alex Turkovic about digital customer success (CS) hot topics, including health sc

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Best Practices for Growing Your Customer Support Team

TeamSupport

These days, there are a number of ways for customers to get the answers they need without direct interaction with an agent, including knowledge bases, community forums, and AI-powered virtual assistants. To add a personal touch, or when virtual tools do not result in a resolution, companies must still provide the option for customers to talk to a human.

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7th Annual CX Report by The Northridge Group Uncovers Priority Training Focus

JUST RELEASED! New research reveals 92% of business leaders would like to provide additional training to their customer service representatives. Soft skills training stands out as a priority area of investment and/or improvement. Check out The Northridge Group’s latest CX research report —the 7th annual CX survey of 1,000 customers and 250 business executives—to see additional statistics as well as insights that businesses can use to benchmark their customer service and improve the overall exper

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Why NPS doesn’t work any more, and what’s the alternative?

eglobalis

Why NPS doesn't work any more, and what's the alternative ? The post Why NPS doesn’t work any more, and what’s the alternative? appeared first on Eglobalis.

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This is our time for a CX Revolution!

Bill Quiseng

Many CX professionals have advocated CX as strategies that explain customer journey mapping, the Peak End Rule, or innovative speed technologies among others. And they’ve done it so often for so long that “CX” has been the traditional term for many business leaders. But no more.This is our time for a CX Revolution! To paraphrase John DiJulius’ battle cry, it’s time for a CX Revolution!

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Turning the tide: CS expert Jo Causon on reviving customer satisfaction rates

Intercom

Customer satisfaction scores in the UK have taken the biggest hit since 2015. But not all is lost – today’s guest shares her thoughts on how to get it back up. Organizations are taking longer than expected to solve complaints, problems remain unsolved, and more customers complain that issues are met with excuses or indifference. That is the sobering picture of the state of customer service in the UK as of July 2023.

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How to safely realise the enormous potential of Al – Interview with Juliette Powell and Art Kleiner

Adrian Swinscoe

Today’s interview is with Juliette Powell and Art Kleiner. Juliette is an author, entrepreneur, technologist, and strategist, who works at the intersection of culture, data science, […] The post How to safely realise the enormous potential of Al – Interview with Juliette Powell and Art Kleiner first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe.

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When Customers Win, You Win: How to Deliver Value That Transforms Your Customer Experience

Speaker: Donna Weber - Customer Onboarding Expert

Customer onboarding is so much more than going live with your product and driving adoption. The truth is, onboarding is the most important part of the customer journey. When you set positive first impressions, establish trusting relationships, and quickly deliver meaningful outcomes, you create customers for life. Invest an hour with Donna Weber to learn why your customer onboarding is critical to your success.

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Customer Success Hot Takes! — Setting your customer success team up to drive next-level results

Totango

As a leader in customer success, who’s your friend in the C-suite? Is the customer journey mapping exercise a worthwhile effort? Who owns the customer community for your organization? How’s that for a few spicy thought starters? Does the answer to any of those questions put you on the edge of your seat? We hope so! At Totango Live! 2023, Chris Dishman , Totango’s SVP of Global Customer Success, hosted the lively Hot Takes!

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Customers say they want choice, but the evidence shows they don’t!

Beyond Philosophy

Stanford Professor Itamar Simonson is very clever. He brought snacks to class for his students. However, he wasn’t just being cool; he used them for research. Professor Simonson learned that sometimes, we don’t want to make a choice or at least not a new one. Once we settle on an option, we stick with it if we must make the same one again.

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What is Customer Experience? Importance, Strategies & Improvement Methods

Zonka Feedback

At the core of shaping a brand's identity and credibility is an invaluable asset: customer experience (CX). This fundamental approach focuses on how businesses interact with their customers at every step. It covers all interactions, whether it's buying something or just getting in touch. Making these moments count is key.

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With appreciation and gratitude at Thanksgiving.

Bill Quiseng

Print Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Today, for those of us in or from the United States, we celebrate Thanksgiving. So I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation and gratitude for the many who helped me as I recover. Some of you may know that I suffered a stroke in April 2021. When I retired, I was planning to be a customer CARE speaker and then everything went south.

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The Hidden Costs of Poor Customer Onboarding

Churn starts within the first 30 days of customers purchasing a product. A lot of it comes down to the first impression customers get through the onboarding process. A poor experience can result in losing current and future customers, and unnecessary overhead. It’s important to know what a poor onboarding experience looks like, the associated hidden costs, and how to build a top-tier onboarding experience for your customers so you can avoid losing hard-earned revenue.