2021

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

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.

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.

How to Optimize Your Contact Center: AI Tech for a Better CX

Speaker: Paul Weald, Contact Center Innovator

With the help of artificial intelligence and machine learning, you can streamline your contact center productivity and efficiency by reducing call wait times, monitoring customer sentiment and satisfaction, and providing better self-service options for all of your customers. Join us for this exclusive webinar with contact center innovator Paul Weald to learn more!

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 […].

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.

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.

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.

The Inner Circle Guide to Remote & Hybrid Contact Center Solutions

In this handy guide, learn everything you need to build your ultimate contact center—with no walls and no limitations. Empower your agents to serve your customers better, and from anywhere.

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.

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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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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The New Digital Landscape for Next-Gen CX

Boost customer satisfaction across all digital channels with this stat-filled guide, which reveals the key ingredients you need to keep all of your customers satisfied.

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.

Follow the Chain of CX Value to Drive Impact

Heart of the Customer

Done right, CX is a business discipline where organizations thrive by investing in an improved customer experience. That notion is largely accepted, even though it’s not always practiced. The challenge there is knowing where to invest.

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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.

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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How to Work with Your Customer Success Team to Create a Great Product Feedback Experience

Speaker: Rebecca Notté, Product Operations Manager and Hannah Chaplin, Director of Product Marketing at Pendo

In this session, Hannah Chaplin and Rebecca Notté will detail the challenges of managing feedback between product and customer success teams and share their best practices on how to combat these challenges.

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.

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.

8 Things I Learned From My Dad

The Belding Group

Father's Day is a great time to reflect on how much of a difference we can make in the lives of those around us. Whether you are a parent, a friend, a teacher, a leader, a service provider or just a casual acquaintance, you have the opportunity every day to make a difference in someone's life.

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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.

The Importance of Having Strong Decision Agility in Your Product Development Process

Speaker: Emily Tate, Managing Director at Mind the Product

In this talk, Emily Tate, Managing Director at Mind the Product will unpack how we can quickly make deeply-researched decisions on multiple topics that will positively influence your product development process.

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

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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Be the Customer

Bill Quiseng

As a customer service professional, you have been told by your supervisor to interact with all customers as if they are the customer persona. Of course, it is easier to have one of your customer personas. A persona is the general image of customer personalities.

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.

How Customer-Centric Feedback Loops Can Evolve Your Product Process

Speaker: Nickey Skarstad, Director of Product at Duolingo

Join Nickey Skarstad, Director of Product at Duolingo, as she discusses why it’s important to actively gather customer feedback, how to build customer feedback loops into your product planning, the best ways to decipher different types of feedback, and different frameworks for how/when to apply feedback processes.