Five ways to improve your in-house customer service team

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This is a guest post from Sam Makad. Customer service forms an integral part of any organization. Especially when it comes to customer engagement and retention, the heavy burden of developing connections and satisfying curious or ruffled customers lies on the shoulders of your customer service team. The Importance of Good Customer Service for Retaining Customers By providing top-notch service to your customers, you can boost your retention rate significantly with a direct impact on your company’s bottom line. According

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Q&A: Talking about improving customer experience

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The following is a Q&A conversation that I had with Anna Jordan, a reporter at SmallBusiness.co.uk. The conversation was originally published here. The customer experience is central to the longevity of any small business. Advisor Adrian Swinscoe shares his thoughts on the topic. Getting the customer experience right is a tough challenge for small businesses. We’ve seen major changes in the way that people are accessing goods and services, but what about the way businesses deal with people? Adrian Swinscoe

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The six core elements of ROCKSTAR customer experience – Interview with James Dodkins

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Today’s interview is with James Dodkins, founder of ROCKSTAR CX, international keynote speaker, accidental #1 best selling author and host of ‘This Week In CX.’ James joins me today to talk about the work that he does, what is going wrong with many customer experience transformation programmes and the 6 core elements of really good customer experience. This interview follows on from my recent interview – What more empathy in business and artificial intelligence (AI) will look like – Interview

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57 Insights from leading brands and experts on what it takes to deliver a Wow customer experience: Part 2

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This is the second part of the article: 57 Insights from leading brands and experts on what it takes to deliver a Wow customer experience. As mentioned in Part 1, over the course of the last 18 months and since How to Wow came out I’ve being interviewing a range of leaders, entrepreneurs, authors, thinkers and academics about what it takes to deliver better outcomes for their customers and their people. Moreover, towards the end of each of these interviews

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The uniqueness in everyone is the largest asset you have in customer experience – Interview with Sam Johnson of Jamf

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Today’s interview is with Sam Johnson, VP of customer experience at Jamf, a provider of software for enterprises and smaller businesses that helps them manage their Apple devices. Sam joins me today to talk about the idea that despite the fact that Jamf is a ‘tech’ focused company, most of the people that they hire don’t have tech backgrounds, why they taken that approach, how it came about, what the benefits have been and what others can learn from it.

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Online reviews have significant ROI with customers and prospects

This is a guest post from Adam Beeson, director of communications, G2 Crowd. Online reviews matter, a lot. A 2016 Local Consumer Review Survey from SEO and citation building service BrightLocal found that 84 percent of people trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. In one year, that number jumped up by four points. With so many potential and current customers seeking information about your product or your company’s strengths and weaknesses, it is important to know how to

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What a BBC Radio sports programme taught me about customer surveys

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Recently on my own blog I wrote a piece called: Is 2% OK with you? Five ways to dramatically improve your customer feedback survey response rates. In the article, I advocated for companies to do five things when asking their customers for feedback. Here is a summary of the five things: 1. Make it relevant – too many surveys ask too many questions that are irrelevant to the customer and their experience. Eliminate these questions and focus on the customer’s

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The meaning of personalised customer experience – Interview with Jamf, Paycor and Qumulo

Today’s interview is a little different and is the first time that we have tried to conduct a roundtable style interview on the podcast. My guests today are: Sam Johnson, VP of customer service at Jamf, a provider of software for enterprises and smaller businesses that helps them manage their Apple devices, Mark Wilson, Senior director of customer transformation at Paycor, a provider of recruiting, human resources, and payroll solutions through an integrated, cloud-based platform, and Chris Lisica, Director of

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What do the Bee Gees, words, a train company and customer experience have in common?

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The Bee Gees once sang “It’s only words, and words are all I have to take your heart away”. The sentiment in the Bee Gees words offer a lesson to companies wanting to improve their customer experience. The reason being is that the words that we choose to write to our customers are probably one of the most important elements that define the experience that our customers have with us. However, many businesses tend to ignore them, the extent of

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