January, 2023

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Top 10 Customer Service Stories of 2022

Shaun Belding

The 2022 list of best customer service stories was a tough one. Not only were there a lot of stories to choose from, but a great many of them were stories of great kindness. Shaun Belding | www.beldingtraining.com.

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Turning the unamazing into the amazing

Adrian Swinscoe

How businesses can meet the demands of digital-savvy customers and push the boundaries of CX This is a guest post by Laura Bassett, Vice President, Product […] The post Turning the unamazing into the amazing first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe

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How attitude anchors can help you stay friendly

Inside Customer Service

Being friendly is a basic expectation in customer service. That's easy on some days. You're in a good mood. You enjoy helping people and things are going well. The products or services you support work well and customers are generally happy. Friendliness is more difficult on other days.

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Five best practices for effective employee coaching

Callminer

As we know, a happy employee is a productive employee, and part of that includes making sure they feel like they can successfully do their jobs. Read this blog for employee coaching strategies

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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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Survey Design – Best Practices

Lumoa

Surveys are one of the most useful tools out there for gathering quick feedback from customers, and understanding what motivates them.

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Top 10 Customer Service Stories of 2022

Shaun Belding

The Top 10 Customer Service Stories of 2022 This year’s Top 10 Customer Service Stories for 2021 is kind of special for us, as it represents a rebound from the previous year where positive stories were few and far between.

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7 Customer experience related predictions for 2023

Adrian Swinscoe

For the last four years, in and around December, I have compiled a set of customer experience-related predictions for the coming year. For each article, I […] The post 7 Customer experience related predictions for 2023 first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe

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Why you need to take responsibility for your customer service

Inside Customer Service

Who is to blame for poor customer service? You can probably make a list of things that make it difficult to keep your customers happy and coming back again and again: Defective products anger customers and make service a chore. Bosses often fail to adequately communicate, train, or coach.

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25 strategies to boost patient satisfaction and improve patient experience

Callminer

As patients become more engaged in their healthcare, healthcare providers and organizations, like hospitals, need to care more about patient retention and patient experience. Read more in this blog

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Top Ten Customer Service and Customer Experience Predictions for 2023

Shep Hyken

Happy New Year! We have an exciting year ahead of us. So much has changed in just the past three years. And in the world of customer service and CX, there is much to be excited about. Last month I released my annual Top Ten Customer Experience Predictions in my weekly Forbes column.

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60 Seconds That Make A Difference To Your Coworkers

The Belding Group

60 Seconds That Make a Difference to Your Coworkers Want to make a difference to your coworkers? Here are four scenarios to illustrate how much of a difference 60 seconds can make: Scenario 1: A coworker calls and asks for your advice on a situation they are dealing with.

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In customer service, your people are not your most important assets.

Bill Quiseng

In retail customer service, your people are NOT your most important assets. In the book Good to Great, Jim Collins writes that “People are not your most important asset. The right people are.”

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Happy employees = happy customers. Achieve both with Punk CX.

Adrian Swinscoe

I recently attended Verint’s Engage EMEA event, where I enjoyed sharing a few ideas and talking with a bunch of CX leaders, professionals and experts about […]. The post Happy employees = happy customers. Achieve both with Punk CX. first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe

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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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5 Customer Experience Predictions for 2023  

Comm100

2023 looks to be a year of great change in customer experience (CX). With economic uncertainty ahead, some organizations are asking employees to make do with fewer resources, while others are increasing CX investment.

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How to measure and prevent customer churn

Callminer

Read this blog to understand why it’s important to measure customer attrition and take action to reduce and prevent customer churn

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Three Ways to Create an Employee Experience that Creates a Better Customer Experience

Shep Hyken

Most everyone in the business world is familiar with the idea of customer experience (CX). And as popular as CX is, there’s a somewhat new concept that has been coming on strong for the past five years, and that’s the employee experience (EX).

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Improving Your Customer Service with a Comprehensive Customer Experience Audit Checklist

Lumoa

Civil rights activist Maya Angelou once said that people will forget what you said or did but will always remember how you made them feel. This is especially true when it comes to serving your customers.

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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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In hospitality, your people are NOT your most important assets.

Bill Quiseng

In hospitality, your people are NOT your most important assets. In the book Good to Great, Jim Collins writes that “People are not your most important asset. The right people are.”

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What the heck is Relative Attractiveness and why it matters? – Interview with Richard Hammond of Uncrowd

Adrian Swinscoe

Today’s interview is with Richard Hammond, co-founder and CEO of Uncrowd, the innovative enterprise SaaS experience analytics platform that helps organisations grow market share by revealing […] The post What the heck is Relative Attractiveness and why it matters? Interview with Richard Hammond of Uncrowd first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe

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7 Contact Center Trends to Watch in 2023

Customer Think

Contact center leaders, your time is now. Customer service and customer experience analysts and thought leaders are suggesting that the contact center is “the next big tech frontier.” Investment in the contact center is increasingly—finally.

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What is omnichannel customer experience analytics, and how should you use it?

Callminer

Understanding omnichannel customer experience analytics is essential to satisfying customers and maintaining a competitive edge. Read this blog to learn how to put analytics to use

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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.

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Enough is enough! I will NEVER shop at Lidl again

The Customer Service Blog

Okay, that's it. Enough is enough. I am never going to do my shopping at Lidl ever again. Regular readers of this blog will know that I've had numerous problems with Lidl over the years, mainly to do with being overcharged.

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The Ultimate Guide: How to Build a Customer Experience Department

Lumoa

Understanding customers is a key step to success, and organizations do it best when they have a customer experience department in place. This department is tasked with analyzing customer feedback and data and disseminating its findings to improve the organization’s processes, products, and services.

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Journey to Success: Lessons From Jennifer Coolidge’s Golden Globe Acceptance Speech

Doing CX Right

Rising to the top is not easy, yet achievable, as Jennifer Coolidge's "White Lotus" actress reveals. Apply my five tips on your journey to success, as everything is possible with the right mindset and supporters.

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Customer journey orchestration made easy – Interview with Mark Smith of CSG

Adrian Swinscoe

Today’s interview is with Mark Smith, who is Senior Vice President of Digital Experience at CSG and is a business leader with 25 years of global […]. The post Customer journey orchestration made easy – Interview with Mark Smith of CSG first appeared on Adrian Swinscoe

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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.