April, 2024

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How to harness customer insights in the age of information overload

Callminer

Most companies still grapple with how to effectively collect and use customer data. This blog offers tips for cutting through the noise and use insights to drive meaningful business improvements?

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Customer Service Foundations Training Plan

Inside Customer Service

This training plan is for customer service managers and trainers. It helps you use the Customer Service Foundations course on LinkedIn Learning with your team. Make sure everyone has access to LinkedIn Learning before you begin. Customer Service Foundations focuses on the three essential skills : Rapport Understanding (includes listening) Solving (includes serving upset customers) The course is ideal for people new to customer service.

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THE OUTSIDER PERSPECTIVE

Futurelab

#NoBullshitCX #20yearsFuturelab “Ask stupid questions.” Einstein famously remarked, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”A US newspaper publisher reminded me of this quote when they contacted us, a European company, to help them navigate industry disruptions. Why us? Apparently, a streak of nigh-identical US strategy consultants failed to deliver any results.

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New Adobe research: Generative AI is changing what consumers expect from brands

Adrian Swinscoe

About a year ago, I spoke to Luc Dammann, President EMEA at Adobe, about some new research that Adobe had just published. The research found that […] The post New Adobe research: Generative AI is changing what consumers expect from brands first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe.

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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Bill Quiseng - Untitled Article

Bill Quiseng

QUI QUOTE: Instead of giving incentives to your customers who fill out your surveys, offer rewards and recognition to your people who deliver service so GREAT customers rave about them on your surveys and social media. Customers pay for their experience, not your product or service. And it’s THEIR experience, not yours. Customers seek the best emotional value in their experience.

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Simplifying CX Design: How Leading Enterprise Tech Firms Overcome Complex Challenges

eglobalis

Simplifying CX Design: How Leading Enterprise Tech Firms Overcome Complex Challenges The post Simplifying CX Design: How Leading Enterprise Tech Firms Overcome Complex Challenges appeared first on Eglobalis.

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Navigating Data Obstacles to Shift From Gossip to Genuine Customer Trust

Customer Think

Businesses have access to more customer data today than ever before. However, this abundance of information comes with increased customer scrutiny—customers are increasingly, and justifiably, opinionated about how their data is used, especially with the growing adoption of AI.

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ENGINEER, CAN YOU HEAR THE CUSTOMER HEARTBEAT?

Futurelab

#NoBullshitCX #20yearsFuturelab “Consumers should care. Check that.” Ever tried to convince engineers they are doing something wrong? When we advised a global electronics manufacturer on their innovation process, I thought their heads of R&D would bite my head off for even thinking of changing it. The company was, after all, known for their cutting-edge technologies devised through blue-sky research.

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Episode 500: Some reflections on the last 13 years

Adrian Swinscoe

In today’s episode of the Punk CX podcast, there is no interview. Why? Because today, I am celebrating the 500th edition of the podcast! Woop! Woop! […] The post Episode 500: Some reflections on the last 13 years first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe.

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Insider hot takes: CS & Sales synergize to unleash predictable growth

Totango

Is 2024 the year of customer success or sales? Our CS and sales experts say, “Neither.” Chris Dishman , SVP of Customer Success for Totango & Catalyst, hosted a roundtable discussion with industry leaders, including Rashmi Chari , Head of Global Customer Success for ThousandEyes, Kevin McIntyre , Chief Revenue Officer for Dealfront, and Madelyn DePrey , VP of Customer Success for Aircall.

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How to Optimize Call Monitoring: Automate QA and Elevate Customer Experience

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? 🤔 It's time for a change! The traditional method of manual call monitoring is no longer cutting it in today's fast-paced call center environment. Industry experts Angie Kronlage and April Wiita from Working Solutions are here to explore the power of automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!

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Delving into Digital Conversations for Business Survival or Irrelevance, featuring Paolo Fabrizio

ECXO

Delving into Digital Conversations for Business Survival or Irrelevance, featuring Paolo Fabrizio The European Customer Experience Organization (ECXO) is delighted to announce our upcoming session on AI digital conversations, a topic of utmost importance in today’s business landscape. Join us for “Delving into Digital Conversations for Business Survival or Irrelevance,” featuring Paolo Fabrizio , one of the leading authorities in Europe on this key subject.

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How to maximize AI's impact with workflows

Callminer

Read this blog to learn what it takes to operationalize artificial intelligence (AI) in contact centers and beyond, focusing on the significance of workflows and how they can help drive ROI.

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Data: The Secret Weapon in Winning the Battle for Consumer Attention

Customer Think

It is both intriguing and worrisome that our attention span has diminished to just eight seconds, which is even shorter than that of a goldfish. Over the past two decades, we’ve seen a 30% decline in our ability to focus. In our fast-moving world, advertisements hold our attention for merely 1.

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How to Use Psychology to Build Customer Loyalty That Creates ROI

Beyond Philosophy

In this episode, Colin and Ryan tackle a listener’s question about the psychology of customer loyalty , delving into its emotional and relational aspects. Loyalty, they explain, goes beyond mere repetition of behavior; it is rooted in deep emotional attachment and often requires sacrifice. Drawing parallels to personal experiences, such as loyalty to sports teams (Lutown Town Football Club, recently reinstated in the Premiership) and brands like Apple (naturally), they highlight the import

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How To Craft Your Perfect Retail Tech Stack

Speaker: Jason Cottrell and Brian Walker

The era of all-in-one platforms is over. Now, retail success depends on integrating a blend of diverse technologies to thrive. As customers and stakeholders expect agility and innovation, how can you meet these expectations efficiently without stumbling into complexity? Explore a customer-centric approach to navigating digital transformation in retail.

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Two thirds of UK customers may be vulnerable but not obviously so

Adrian Swinscoe

Last year, I spoke to Darren Rushworth, President of NICE International, about the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) new Consumer Duty regulations and how they were […] The post Two thirds of UK customers may be vulnerable but not obviously so first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe.

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Medallia vs. Qualtrics vs. Lumoa: A Buyer’s Guide

Lumoa

Every interaction with your business has the power to build or damage the relationship with your customer – and can directly impact your revenue. 78% of customers have backed out of a purchase due to a poor customer experience (CX). The pressure is rising for businesses to step up their CX game. More than 80% of business leaders see customer experience as a growing priority in 2024.

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Quantum CX: Exploring the Fascinating Connection Between Quantum Physics and Customer Experience

ECXO

Quantum CX: Exploring the Fascinating Connection Between Quantum Physics and Customer Experience This time we will explore the fascinating connection between Quantum Physics and Customer Experience. This might sound like an unusual juxtaposition, but bear with me as I draw parallels between these two seemingly disparate fields. Quantum physics, the study of the infinitesimally small, can teach us some intriguing lessons about enhancing customer experience, which plays a monumental role in the gl

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How to Triumph Over Budget Cuts and Prove Your Marketing ROI

C3Centricity

As we all know and, unfortunately, have probably also experienced, every dollar in our marketing expenditure must be justified, and we have to prove our marketing ROI or risk budget cuts! Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) face the dual challenges of managing budget constraints while also demonstrating the return on investment (ROI) of their marketing initiatives.

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Secrets of a Successful Sale: Optimizing Your Checkout Process

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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Use Knowledge Graphs to Improve Experiences Throughout the Customer Journey

Customer Think

AI projects are increasingly running into a brick wall when it comes to getting meaningful, measurable results. The best way to measure impact is to understand what information is needed to support a specific process. One process or lifecycle that is important to all parts of the organization is the customer experience.

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How to Craft Compelling Stories to Unlocking True Customer Engagement

Beyond Philosophy

“Did I tell you about the time I …” These seven words are one of many ways we signal one of our favorite things is coming next: a story. We can’t get enough of stories and look for them everywhere, from news to conversations to the commercials we can’t avoid on TV. Stories are an essential part of the human experience. In today’s world, storytelling is crucial in various aspects of business, including marketing.

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Leadership, storytelling and why it is an art and it needs to be taught – Interview with Gareth Higgins

Adrian Swinscoe

Today’s interview is with Gareth Higgins, who writes and speaks about the power of storytelling to shape our lives and world, peace and justice, and how […] The post Leadership, storytelling and why it is an art and it needs to be taught – Interview with Gareth Higgins first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe.

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Product News – March 2024

Lumoa

content Lumoa Product News for March 2024 Hey everyone! Lovely seeing you again, back with more exciting Lumoa updates! We have had a doozy of a month, with lots of features that we think will make Lumoa better for you. Let’s get started! Lumoa joins Netigate Exciting news! Lumoa is now apart of Netigate. We have a message from our founders that will cover everything in more detail, but to be brief, the Lumoa you know will not change – only now we can do more to help you manage the v

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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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Simplifying CX Design: How Leading Enterprise Tech Firms Overcome Complex Challenges

ECXO

gdcvte Simplifying CX Design: How Leading Enterprise Tech Firms Overcome Complex Challenges Part I The article was originally posted here: [link] Seamless customer experiences and clear interfaces are two key elements leveraged by successful tech enterprise to generate adoption, with design being the key to overcoming solution complexity. Intuitive, clear designs make it easier to generate adoption, decrease customer success costs, and help customers adopt the solutions easily with the right onb

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Employee Engagement Has Fallen to an 11-Year Low

The DiJulius Group

Employee Engagement Has Fallen to an 11-Year Low; Gen Z & Work from Home Dropping the Most A new Gallup study reveals employee engagement has fallen to its lowest point in 11 years. Gallup measures employee engagement as being involved and enthusiastic about their work and workplace, whether employees feel they know what’s expected of. Read Full Article The post Employee Engagement Has Fallen to an 11-Year Low appeared first on The DiJulius Group.

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New Report: Key Trends in B2B Content Consumption

Customer Think

The lead generation experts at NetLine just released their “2024 State of B2B Content Consumption & Demand Report,” a meaty 38-page guide based on data from more than 6 million content registrations.

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Privacy vs. Personalization: Striking the Right Balance to Drive Success

Beyond Philosophy

Personalization is an excellent tactic for your marketing efforts. However, only some people like this personalization; some feel they’re being watched. Therefore, it is important to remember that context and who’s doing the personalizing matter. Picture this: Colin’s at his go-to fishing store, Discount Tackle. The manager knows him, we chat, and he recommends a lure.

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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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You don’t get promoted for teaching people how to wash their hands – Interview with James Lawther

Adrian Swinscoe

Today’s interview is with James Lawther, Director at Squawk Point Consulting and Author of ‘Managed by Morons: The Path to a Thriving Organisation’. James joins me […] The post You don’t get promoted for teaching people how to wash their hands – Interview with James Lawther first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe.

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Defining the Value of Customer Experience: A Guide for Creating CX ROI in A Constantly Changing World

Experience Investigators

The landscape of consumer expectations is constantly evolving, and understanding the value of customer experience has emerged as a cornerstone for businesses aiming to sustain growth and maintain a competitive advantage. CX leaders know customer experience (CX) is not just about transactional exchanges; it’s about building lasting relationships.

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The Majestic Dance between AI and Humans in CX

ECXO

The Majestic Dance between AI and Humans in CX Indeed, in the luminous panorama of business ecosystems, the phrase “customer experience” has emerged as a cardinal point of focus. It is a symphony of interactions that a customer has with a business, a vivid tapestry woven from the threads of every touchpoint, every communication, and every solution used.

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153: Improving Customer Service Reps Productivity Through AI with Juan Jaysingh

The DiJulius Group

Is your company’s watchful AI eye crossing the line into employee privacy? On this episode of The Customer Service Revolution, John tackles this contentious debate head-on, sharing his astonishment at the corporate practice of monitoring employee communications through artificial intelligence. Guest Juan Jaysingh, the brains behind Zingtree, shares the role AI plays in customer 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?