Giving Customers What They Want – Modernize Your IVR

Think for just a minute back to the vehicles you have driven throughout your life. How has the dashboard and basic features changed through the years? The mid-90s Ford Explorer that endured my early years of driving was exactly what you would expect from a typical mid-90s vehicle. There were heating/cooling options that were controlled ...

McDonald’s Survey: 5 Reasons I’m Not Lovin’ It!

McDonald's is the epitome of fast-food and uses a quintessential restaurant survey. That doesn't mean they got it right. I’ve served up 5 lessons for you, no purchase necessary.

Is Your Customer Experience Team Crisis-Ready?

The recent happenings between Zoho & TierraNet have reminded us that not every organization is ready for the unplanned. Zoho is an operating system for small businesses that hosts business-critical applications such as email and customer relationship management (CRM) software. Zoho, trusted by 35 million users, had utilized TierraNet as their domain registrar. In layman’s ...

GREATER Practices for Live Chat Support

Live chat support continues to grow in popularity with customers and service providers, but chat has its own nuances and challenges that make it different from other channels. Learn how to to make your chat GREATER than the competition.

Andrew Gilliam

Welcome, Andrew!

It is my pleasure to announce my blogging partnership with Andrew Gilliam! I tend to have a magnetic draw to people who approach life with passion, articulacy and professionalism. Andrew has been a fire underneath my bottom, cultivated thought-leader and fresh voice in my life (and on CX Accelerator) for many months now. I am ...

We’ve Poisoned the Self-Service Well

Self-service technologies like interactive voice response (IVR) and chatbot systems have a bad reputation. Many customers view them as roadblocks in their journeys, pain points to be eliminated. The technology was well intended, but as Peter Drucker said, “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Have poor implementations contaminated the water? It’s true, the water has been ...

Rules for Using Your Customer’s Name

Using customer names is the most simple form of service personalization, but it can go wrong. Here are five simple rules to use customer names effectively.

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