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Oct 14 2017 Increase Customer Engagement With Automated Reminders

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The past several years have brought many developments in client contact automation. One that stands out is the appointment reminder. I get a phone call, email, and/or text that is reminding me of my upcoming appointment. This is great, since I have often scheduled these weeks or months in advance. Sometimes I’m given the simple […]

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Sep 17 2017 Why You (And Your Agents) Need Natural Language IVR

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Traditional interactive voice response (IVR) systems have many flaws. First, callers are restricted to selecting from the choices the system gives them, which are necessarily limited. In order to interact with a traditional IVR system, customers must work through a series of menus, which many of them find frustrating. In fact, many callers fail to find the […]

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Sep 16 2017 Mind The (Perception) Gap: What You Think Of Your Service VS. What Your Customers Think

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I want to start this by asking to you to take a moment and genuinely reflect on the service you provide and answer this question: Are you delivering a superior experience to your customers? If you answered yes, I’m glad to hear of the confidence you have in your technology and your agents. However, there’s a […]

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Sep 13 2017 Customer Service Secret Sauce: Guiding Customers

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I recently read an incredible blog post by Lauren McDonald at HeyWire. (And I would recommend that you take a few minutes and read her comments on comparing support channels to the Olympics and awarding the text channel the “gold medal.” I’ll wait.) As the text channel continues to receive a lot of attention – and it should – it presents a great opportunity […]

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Aug 25 2017 If You’re Using Traditional IVR, You’re Driving Your Customers Crazy

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Think about the last time you had to make a call to customer service. “Please listen carefully, as our options have recently changed,” the voice tells you. You make your initial selection, thinking you’ll be taken where you need to go – but wait, you pick another option. Then another. And another. It’s an all […]

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