Tag: Customer Service

Six Hidden Costs of Saying “NO”

There is no shortage of reasons to tell a customer "no." In some cases, the law requires it! It's up to us to communicate necessary rejection while preserving the customer's goodwill towards us. Our actions when denying a customer decide the outcome.

A Love Letter To Randy

Randy did everything right by being friendly, knowledgeable, and putting me first by ensuring I got the best possible deal. He started a dialogue, sought to understand my interests and palette, educated me, and thoughtfully persuaded me to download the company’s mobile app. He quadrupled my total spend without pressure or hard sells. In thirty minutes, he created a relationship that will last a lifetime.

LANtelligence CCTR Insider: Hold, please! 5 Steps For Happily Waiting Customers

Waiting on hold can be a customer's worst nightmare. As customers, we've been there ourselves! Agents abruptly demand that we wait without a clear reason why, and when they return to us, it's like they've never met us before. We're left wondering why we can't just have our issue resolved, so that we can move on with our lives.

5 Ways Tomorrow’s Contact Center Will Deliver Value

Originally published on Call Center Weekly. Read the full article. Imagine what the world will be like after you’ve checked off every box on your customer experience to-do list. Pre-purchase anxiety no longer exists, thanks to careful messaging and word of mouth. Product issues are eliminated at their root-cause, before goods leave the factory. Service ...

Why Most Surveys Suck

Let’s be honest, most surveys suck. When was the last time you said, “Wow! That was a great survey experience,” as a customer? I’ve never heard those words. I know for a fact that surveys can improve the lives of experience managers and customers alike, and there’s no shortage of data, expert advice, and consultants ...

Improve IVR customer service by modernizing 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-1990s 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 ...

“NOF” Not Our Fault = Is An Opportunity

Imagine sitting in your quarterly meeting. They’re discussing your department’s performance metrics.  For five minutes, you worry, “this isn’t going in my favor!” Your mind is racing, breathing growing more rapid. Feet begin tapping, uncontrollably. Your hand is tentatively rising, reaching the side of your head. You desperately want to cut in. You badly want ...