2021

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25 Call Center Technology Trends to Watch in 2021

Callminer

Read this blog to learn about the 25 top trends for 2021 in call center technology

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Navigating Company Acquisitions as a Customer Success Leader

TSIA Customer Success

Company acquisitions require Customer Success Executives to be prepared. Whether you know it or not, you’re now competing for your own position against the Chief Customer Officer, Vice President of Customer Success, or Director of Customer Success of the acquired/acquiring company

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Customer Service Lessons from a Snake Farmer

Shaun Belding

Customer Service Lessons From a Snake Farmer The very foundation of outstanding customer service, as well as successful selling, is the willingness and ability to be truly interested in each customer you meet.

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Multimodal User Experience Design Best Practices

Uniphore

Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant—virtual assistants have transformed how we interact with technology and what we expect from it.

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The State of Customer Experience 2023 Research Report

The Northridge Group’s State of Customer Experience 2023 research report reveals a surge in preference for online agent chat versus phone amongst 18-35-year-olds—the first time online chat has eclipsed phone! Download the new report for more CX insights.

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Positive Attitude is Everything!

The Belding Group

A positive attitude is something that everyone is capable of. It doesn't require a specific education or skill set; and it's not dependent on how much money you make, how good looking you are or what you do for a living. Attitude is, quite simply, a decision one makes.

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Genesys is aiming to transform not only customer experience but employee experience too 

Adrian Swinscoe

I recently attended Genesys’ Analyst & Influencer Summit, an event that connected me with leaders at Genesys, and their partners and customers. I don’t attend that […].

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Scolding Customers is Never a Good Customer Service Strategy

Shaun Belding

We all run into situations where our clients and potential clients will choose a competitive company. They always have their reasons - and whether or not we agree with them, we need to respect them. There is never, ever a payoff in scolding customers, or trying to make them feel bad.

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The Importance of Setting Your Charter for Customer Success

TSIA Customer Success

One of the biggest mistakes customer success executives make is undervaluing the power of the charter of customer success. To many executives, creating a charter is a check-box effort rather than a blueprint for success.

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How to Create Customer Loyalty

The Belding Group

How to Create Customer Loyalty “How do you create customer loyalty?” ” It’s a question I’m frequently asked. It’s a great question, the answer to which is most often ignored when organizations are developing their business strategy. Don’t get me wrong.

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How to rapidly improve your service culture

Inside Customer Service

Advertising disclosure: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Tell me if this sounds familiar. The CEO announces a service culture initiative.

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And the winners are…congratulations to our LISTEN 2021 Award recipients!

Callminer

We recently announced our LISTEN 2021 Award winners, including seven LISTEN 2021 Analyst Award winners, and Top Partner and Top Customer of the Year. Read the blog to learn about the recipients

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Celebrating Tony Hsieh's Contribution to CX

CX Accelerator

by Jeremy Watkin and Community. The all-too-sudden and tragic passing of former Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh has sent a ripple through the business world, and the customer experience (CX) community is no exception.

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People leave managers, not companies – 4 ways to better support your team

Intercom, Inc.

Across the US, people are quitting their jobs in record numbers. . This year, it’s estimated that approximately one in four people have quit their jobs , and those positions are remaining open for much longer than expected.

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Leveraging Data Analytics to Optimize the Customer Experience

Speaker: Nathan Hart, Mary Kane & Imran Mohammed

Join The Northridge Group for an exploration into how a data-driven root cause analysis of Contact Center First Contact Resolution (FCR) issues can lead to actionable insights to resolve FCR problems, improve Customer Experience, and reduce costs!

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Uniphore Collaborates with Cisco to Enable Better Customer Experiences

Uniphore

Uniphore joins Cisco SolutionsPlus Partner Program PALO ALTO, December 14, 2021 – Uniphore, the leader in Conversational Automation, announced today that it has joined Cisco SolutionsPlus, an industry-leading partner program that helps enterprise buyers design and implement complete end-to-end customer solutions.

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Wow Your New Employees

Bill Quiseng

It is really disappointing to new employees that the first day of orientation is spent on defining the rules and restrictions, usually required by the legal department, that, if not followed, will result in termination. At the end of the day, someone is asking, “How was your first day at work?”

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Tips to Activate Your Customer Personas

Futurelab

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Seth Godin’s concept of finding your Who , which is all about identifying who your products are for. The Who isn’t defined by demographics but by psychographics: their (customer) beliefs, their dreams, their desires.

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The problem at the heart of personalization

Adrian Swinscoe

Privacy. Security. Justice. Equity. Accessibility. If you mentioned these words to pretty much anyone, they would probably all agree that they were important. But, ask them […]. The post The problem at the heart of personalization first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe

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2021 State of Customer Service Experience Report

Consumers are shopping online more now than ever before but find the service experience inadequate. Download The Northridge Group's State of Customer Service Experience report for more insights into the latest customer experience trends.

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Customer Service Training Needs Different Approaches

Shaun Belding

If you use a traditional training approach with customer service, it will fail. It will fail to engage participants, it will fail to stimulate adoption of new skills and, most importantly, it will fail to make the kind of sustained difference you’re looking for.

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Customer Success Is the Key to Digital Transformation

TSIA Customer Success

To many in the technology industry, customer success and customer experience are viewed as the same teams. However, TSIA’s research shows that customer success and customer experience are two separate departments with different roles and responsibilities.

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Don’t Ignore The Pot-Stirring Employee

The Belding Group

The Pot-Stirrer loves an injustice. He (she) lives to find real or imagined issues within the company, or even with you. He constantly questions decisions, and, like a dog with a bone, won't let go of something once he's got his teeth in it.

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How to fix customer experience by keeping your promises

Inside Customer Service

Domino’s helped me survive college. My school had a deal with the local Domino’s franchise where you could use your meal plan to order a pizza. The meal plan even covered the delivery driver’s tip. It was way too convenient for a student who was strapped for cash.

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Product Market Fit: A Lesson from Sephora’s Head of Product

Speaker: Sneha Narahalli - VP, Head of Product at Sephora

In this webinar, Sneha Narahalli, Head of Product at Sephora (Digital, Data & MarTech), will give you an iterative method for identifying and developing Product Market Fit.

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Tips & strategies for improving customer experience

Callminer

Read this blog to learn how the right tips and strategies can help your organization deliver positive, effective customer experience

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Experiences We Are Grateful For

CX Accelerator

As I like to say, "life is made up of experiences." And we get to design them! What awesome and important work this is. We asked our CX Accelerator leaders to let us know an experience they were thankful for this year. One thing is clear from the responses.we love building strong relationships!

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Shipping fast and safe: Building a culture of low-risk learning

Intercom, Inc.

Here at Intercom, we believe in shipping as quickly as possible. . It breathes life into your engineering team, and teams across the company, as customer issues and requests are resolved quickly and efficiently.

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Destiny and the Revolution: How the future of Uniphore is the future of customer experience

Uniphore

By Jeannie Walters The future of customer experience is exciting in many regards, but what’s happening around low code/no code opportunities is downright fascinating. I had the privilege of interviewing Umesh Sachdev, CEO of Uniphore, and Yochai Rozenblat, former CEO of Jacada, soon after the acquisition of Jacada was finalized.

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Powering Personalization Through Customer Data

Finding the right CDP can help unlock the value of your customer data. This eBook offers guidance on choosing, deploying, and utilizing a CDP, along with a case study on how one bank put data into action to forge stronger connections with customers.