Category: Customer Service

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.

What Comes Before “The One Number You Need To Grow”

About six months ago, the survey that I’ve been working on for almost two years went live. It’s the first step toward revitalizing our Voice of the Customer program. In the beginning, I recognized that capturing actionable data will be very challenging and essential to gain traction. The old survey had been stagnant for about ...