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May 24 2018 Have You Questioned Your Premise Or Cloud Provider’s Support Services?

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I work with a lot of companies to assess their current contact center operations and offer guidance on improving service through technology and process adoption. My methodology centers on the premise of reducing customer effort. One of the most overlooked areas with deployed technology solutions is the support services provided by either the reseller or […]

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Aug 23 2017 Save Your Customers Time, Use Their Phone Number

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I have a question: Why don’t more companies recognize me when I call? Identification is the first key to a successful interaction. Yet, I keep getting asked the same thing every time I call in: “Can I get your account number?” I rarely remember my account number, so this process is inevitably painful and time-consuming. The solution seems […]

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Jul 17 2017 Yes, Voice Communication Still Has Its Place

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Is voice communication dead? I was pondering that very question last week while sitting on the beach watching my kids texting and playing on Instagram with their friends, instead of frolicking in the waves. Yeah, sure, they would get up periodically to cool off in the surf; but they spent most of the time texting […]

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Jul 15 2017 The Veterans Administration Is Struggling With Customer Service Fundamentals

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The Veterans Administration (VA) has come under much scrutiny over the past few months for poor customer service and long wait times for healthcare. At one point, the current Secretary of the Veterans Administration Robert McDonald compared the long wait times for veterans to the lines at a Disney amusement park: “What really counts is, how does the veteran […]

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Jul 11 2017 5 Benefits of Using Interactive Text Response

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We’ve talked about customer engagement on this blog before – both how to screw it up, as well as how to get it right. Today, however, I want to take a more pragmatic and tactical approach to leveraging a technology to produce those high-value customer experiences that will help you retain customers, increase revenue and drive advocacy. Specifically […]

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