2019

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The Personality Of Customer Experience

CX Accelerator

When it comes to Customer Experience (CX) work, it takes a very special type of person to be successful. Consider all the skills required to thrive in the role.data crunching, storytelling, journey mapping, process improvement, change management, strategic thinking, influencing behaviors, project management.the list goes on. It's essentially impossible for any one person to be strong in all of these areas.

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Smart Implementation of Machine Learning and AI in Data Analysis: 50 Examples, Use Cases and Insights on Leveraging AI and ML in Data Analytics

Callminer

More companies are mastering their use of analytics, and are delving deeper into their data to increase efficiency, gain a greater competitive advantage, and boost their bottom lines even more.

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Ship outcomes, not just features, with the Product Impact Framework

Intercom, Inc.

Our industry is in the midst of a big philosophical debate about the fundamental way of thinking about how we build our products, with the focus shifting from the outputs of what we build to the business outcomes generated by those outputs. We’ve been thinking deeply about how to make this change in our own organization, with Des and Paul leading our discussions about it.

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7 Questions That Reveal Whether Your Company is Committed to CX

Beyond Philosophy

When I started Beyond Philosophy back in 2002, I could ascertain whether a company was customer-focused or not right away. I wondered how I did that. When I thought about it, there were some common telltale cultural signs organizations share that indicate where their focus lies. This answer became my second book, Revolutionize Your Customer Experience , which explores how the culture of a company reflects how customer-centric the organization is.

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SaaS Evolution: The Critical Role of Embedded Finance

Speaker: Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms, where he’ll explore the significant impact of embedded finance on the software industry! This session is designed to provide you with the strategic insights needed to navigate the future of SaaS successfully, all while gaining a deeper understanding of how these trends can enhance your competitive edge, boost revenue, and deepen customer loyalty.

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3 Tips On How To Measure Customer Experience

Lumoa

Wondering what is the optimal way to measure customer experience? Choosing customer experience metric seems to be a complex process? Don't let the variety trick you. Start collecting customer feedback and measuring customer experience with a simple and easy KPIs and metrics!

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Simple Ways to Leverage Wellness to Improve the Employee Experience

Customer Service Life

This post was originally posted as a featured contributor on ICMI. Eat only healthy snacks at work, lose weight and burn calories through your daily exercise. Save your company gobs of money by not getting sick. If this is all your workplace wellness program includes, it stinks. And, your employees are likely sick of it. Creating a wellness program at your office is all the rage.

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Customer Experience Best Books of 2019 – 2020 Readings

eglobalis

Customer Experience Best Books of 2019 -2020 Yearly List. The post Customer Experience Best Books of 2019 – 2020 Readings appeared first on Eglobalis.

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Customer Success: The Definitive Guide to Customer-centric Growth 2020

SixteenVentures

Customer Success is transformative. Whether you have a Software-as-a-Service, subscription or membership business or you sell one-off products or services and simply want to do business with your customer more than once, Customer Success should be your driving purpose. Customer Success has its roots in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) world and my original definition was very much SaaS-centric.

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Turbocharge Your Journey Map

Heart of the Customer

Two-thirds of customer journey mapping initiatives fail to drive action, as we revealed in our book How Hard Is It to Be Your Customer? Using Journey Mapping to Drive Customer-Focused Change. That’s not really surprising, is it? It’s easier to reveal where customers are having problems than it is to do something about it. Taking […]. The post Turbocharge Your Journey Map appeared first on Heart of the Customer.

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4 Metrics Your Call Center Needs to Track in 2020

Fonolo

As we head into 2020, data is becoming more crucial for successfully running a call center than ever. In the past, the efficiency of a call center hinged on management’s ability to identify flaws in their processes and opportunities to improve the running of the center. In the coming year, we expect to see AI take on more of these responsibilities in the contact center: Handling routine tasks, routing inquiries to the best place, and suggesting areas for improvement.

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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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Building a CX Dashboard

CX Accelerator

If you’re running a CX program, you need a way of communicating your progress to your superiors and the broader organisation. We are all guilty of not communicating enough on occasion.so what’s required is something that will break down the walls of the CX department allowing everyone in the business to see how the organisation is performing relative to customer expectations and its targets.

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What is Sentiment Analysis? Examples, Best Practices, & More

Callminer

Sentiment analysis can be a powerful tool for steering companies to successful outcomes from every customer interaction. Learn more about it here.

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The decade software ate the world

Intercom, Inc.

As we cross the threshold from one decade to another, it’s natural to look back at the previous 10 years and try to make sense of events. Putting narrative order on the past decade, a 10-year-period that has somehow remained stubbornly nameless, is quite the challenge, but it’s impossible to make sense of the 2010s without understanding the role of software.

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Why The Intensity of Customer Emotions is Crucial to Your Customer Loyalty

Beyond Philosophy

Customer emotions have a strong influence on your Customer Experience outcome. From our research in our global Customer Experience consultancy, we know that over 50 percent of experience is about how a customer feels. . Organizations don’t consider customer emotions enough. Moreover, they also fail to recognize the intensity of that emotion. Understanding the significance and managing the power of customers’ emotions is essential to your Customer Experience outcome.

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3 Ways Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Can Improve Customer Experience

Today’s digitally savvy customers have high expectations of retailers for convenience, responsiveness, and ease of doing business both in-store and online. Our recent survey of over 2,000 US consumers found that retailers that can drive a seamless, omnichannel customer experience (CX) – across physical and digital channels – have huge benefits for brand relevance, profitability, and customer loyalty.

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5 trends in B2B customer experience management

Lumoa

Find out what are 5 leading trends in B2B customer experience management in 2019. Drive your business-to-business operations to customer success and advocacy. Understand the influence of customer feedback on B2B operations.

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Incentives and your Customer Experience

Taylor Reach Group

By Colin Taylor. “Make your employees happy and they will make your customers happy.” This simple maxim has been echoed by business leaders from Richard Branson to Herb Kelleher, and it is true. The challenge lies in how you make you employees or in the case of a contact center, your agents happy. It is your agents that interact with your customers, they are the ones who deliver service and have the greatest impact on your Customer Experience.

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The Fastest Way to De-escalate Is To Use Your Customer’s Last 3 Words

Myra Golden Media

When you have an enraged customer on the phone or in front of you, nothing threads the needle like mirroring the customer’s words. Copying the customer’s angry expressions makes the customer feel heard and understood. When the unreasonable customer feels like you’re listening is when they go from a boil to a simmer. There are only three things you have to remember to do with mirroring.

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Creating a Simple and Simplified (S+S) Experience Culture: What needs to change first?

eglobalis

Creating a Simple and Simplified Customer Experience Culture. The post Creating a Simple and Simplified (S+S) Experience Culture: What needs to change first? appeared first on Eglobalis.

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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 innovative automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!

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How to Build an Effective Social Customer Service Program

Win the Customer

The significant benefits of effectively engaging with customers on social channels make the investment worthwhile. “Social care” isn’t anything new, but providing effective multi-channel customer service that includes social care can be pose significant challenges for organizations big and small. Social media sites have evolved from simply personal sharing portals to communication platforms that can enable organizations to deliver enhanced customer care and customer relationshi

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Stop Playing CX Whack-A-Mole

Heart of the Customer

“All happy customers are alike; each unhappy customer is unhappy in its own way.” Okay, that wasn’t really my quote – I’m paraphrasing Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, where he wrote “all happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” But it does fit at least some companies’ experiences. This is especially […]. The post Stop Playing CX Whack-A-Mole appeared first on Heart of the Customer.

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Four Phrases Call Center Agents Should Avoid at All Costs

Fonolo

While on a call with a customer, the language used is incredibly important. Call center agents are likely to have many, many conversations over the course of a work day, so it’s easy to forget the importance of each and every interaction you have with a customer on the line. When handling multiple customer service tickets each day, using certain phrases or expressions can become second nature.

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The Greatest Avenger of the CX Universe

CX Accelerator

Whether you know it or not, a battle rages in the universe between companies with incredible customer experiences and everyone else. Furthermore, so many companies are paying lip service to great customer experience but not walking the walk. You are looking to hire one Avenger from the Marvel Cinematic Universe who will build the best CX program in all of the universe.

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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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Lesson #10: B2B VoC and B2C VoC Are Completely Different

PeopleMetrics

The following is an excerpt from Listen Or Die by Sean McDade, P hD. Who are your customers? Are they businesses ( B2B ) or consumers ( B2C )? The answer to this question is key to creating a world-class VoC program. B2B companies usually have a smaller number of customers (typically called “clients”) who often pay a significant amount for products or services, while B2C companies usually have many customers with a lower comparative price point.

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What the four forces can teach us about the user onboarding experience

Intercom, Inc.

A great onboarding experience is one that proves to new users that your product will help them do the job that they want. To put it another way, the ideal onboarding experience is a short, easy and frictionless path to finding value. Of course, many products have unavoidable complexity. If getting started with your product requires new users to install software, invite colleagues or message customers, then the path to value may not seem as short or straightforward.

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Employee Happiness is the Key to an Excellent Customer Experience

Beyond Philosophy

What we know from early research on employee engagement is that if you have happy employees, chances are you’re going to have satisfied customers. My new ebook, Happy Employees Make Happy Customers , explores this concept in great detail. So how do you get happy employees and how does it affect Customer Experience? The answer is easy to say and harder to do.

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The Importance of Customer Satisfaction

Lumoa

The importance of customer satisfaction is generally taken for granted. If you don’t have a solid understanding of why customer satisfaction is important, you risk undervaluing it. Here are five reasons why customer satisfaction is important.

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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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Is It Time for Your Contact Center Check Up?

Taylor Reach Group

By Colin Taylor. Clients frequently ask me what is the single most important activity they should undertake to ensure that their center is operating and performing at an optimal level. Like all of us they are looking for the magical, simple solution to their issues and challenges; just one thing; the magic pill, silver bullet, panacea that makes their jobs as center managers easier and more productive.

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4 Things Your Support Team Should Do In Chat

Myra Golden Media

I’ve designed start-up chat support for banks, libraries, consulting companies, medical practices, and contact centers. When I set up a chat platform for my clients, I have two goals. First, I want to deliver a fast and complete support experience. Meaning, I want to answer the customer’s questions and solve any issues. And second, I want zero customer frustration.

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What are the top ways we should use speech analytics to get the maximum benefits?

DMG Consulting

Question: We are just getting started with speech analytics. Aside from the tactical uses, what are the top ways we should use this solution to get the maximum benefits? Answer: Enterprise executives who are not thinking more broadly about the uses of solutions like speech analytics are leaving cost savings and valuable benefits on the table. Analytics-enabled quality management (AQM), capturing the voice of the customer, compliance management, and sharing/leveraging results from interaction (sp

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How to Stay Connected With Your Customers

Win the Customer

In today’s competitive marketplace, customer care isn’t merely an add on, it’s become an integral part of most business strategies. Entrepreneurs understand that high-quality customer care drives profits, increases customer satisfaction, and helps to secure and retain happy customers. . If you’re confident you have the right team members in place, you need to equip them with the best tools so they can be fully responsive to your customers’ needs.

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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.