Category: Agent Empowerment

5 Ways To Show Customers Love This Valentine’s Day (And All Year Long)

By Liz Pedro, Customer Advocacy Director

When I started my career back in 1988, contact centers were very different. Dialers were a box nailed under our desks, scripts were pages stapled in a folder and we didn’t have computers. But one thing has remained the same, the customer has always been the top priority. With Valentine’s Day celebrated this month I wanted to share five ways to show customers love this Valentine’s Day and all year long. Continue reading

3 Ways To Show Your Agents Some Love on Valentine’s Day

By Gabrielle Targosz, Corporate Communications Specialist

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, a time where friends, family, and loved ones put extra thought into showing how they care about you. February 14th doesn’t have to be a romantic day; it can be a day where you impress your work colleagues with a thoughtful gesture. So why not take the step and show some love in your contact center?

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Adding New Channels to Your Contact Center

By Mayur Anadkat, VP Product Marketing

It is time to modernize your contact center and you have a lot of options to consider to add to your current phone support. My customers are using email, chat, and social to name a few, so how should I support that? As a contact center leader you have questions about each of these channels. How do each of these channels improve the business? How will these channels help my agents? Will they help my agents? At the end of the day, you want to look back and be confident you made the right decision about the addition to your contact center.

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Empathy, Empowerment, Enthusiasm: Delivering Experiences That Matter

When you think of a situation where you have been involved in a great customer experience, one, if not all, of these words will be used to describe it: Empathy, empowerment, enthusiasm. Did you feel like the call center agent truly understood your current situation? Were your expectations exceeded by how much the agent was aware of your past interactions or appreciation for your customer loyalty? Was your agent very interested in your needs? These characteristics are what makes a customer experience memorable and meaningful.

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Five9 and Zendesk Are Serving Up a Cup of Awesome Customer Experience

By Teresa Dodson, Sr. Manager Channel and Partner Marketing

‘Tis the season! The weather is cold and the drinks are warm. Five9 and Zendesk are here to help, brewing up a cup of awesome customer experience.

Five9 and Zendesk are combining forces to deliver an integrated solution that enables our joint customers to provide personalized and productive interactions with their customers. The expanded partnership combines the leading cloud contact center solution provided by Five9 with the advanced customer service platform provided by Zendesk. Together we help contact center agents deliver a personalized experience to their consumers. Happy consumers that have their issues addressed quickly are likely to turn into happy loyal brand consumers.

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Moving Customers from “Cost Center” to “Asset”

Guest post by Jeanne Bliss

Within my five-competency customer experience framework, I often call No. 1 – honor and manage customers as assets – the “clincher competency.” This is where you begin to move customers away from being perceived as a cost center and towards being perceived as assets. Let me explain a little bit about what I mean.

If I go work with a company on their customer experience delivery, oftentimes I ask executives if they know the volume and value of their new customers. Do they compare this data monthly? Weekly? Annually? Can they contrast it with the value of lost customers?

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Stand Up To Cancer – How it All Works

By Mayur Anadkat, VP Product Marketing

One in two men & one in three women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

That is a statistic that cannot be ignored. More often than not, people can relate to cancer in some form or another. Everyone has a reason to give back.

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is initiating the acceleration in innovative cancer research to bring new treatments to patients faster, and saving lives now. Tonight (Friday, Sept 9 at 8|7c) this amazing organization is hosting a live, commercial-free fundraising telecast to support cancer research with Tom Hanks as host. To call this event massive is an understatement. The results are groundbreaking as everyone, including celebrities such as Elton John, George Clooney, and Bradley Cooper to name a few, get behind this, act as agents to take pledges and support the mission that all cancer patients become cancer survivors.

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The Challenge & Solution for Next Generation Customer Service

By Sabine Winterkamp, Senior Director of Marketing EMEA

The contact centre market is undergoing a major evolution. Moving from complex, legacy, on-premise, multi-vendor technologies to easy to use, all-in-one solutions in the cloud. These cloud-based solutions are delivering the same capabilities and functionalities as traditional on-premise solutions – with a lot of additional advantages and fewer investments.

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The Importance That “Point of Record” Brings When Integrated Within the Contact Centre

By Paul Thomas, Managing Director EMEA

In a world of cloud-based systems, integration with cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) solutions are a must have. Cloud technology is designed to be easy to use, customise and scale. In the digital age, everything needs to be intuitive and at our fingertips. A contact centre provider integrating with your CRM solution is the only way you can have it all.

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What I’m Expecting at Salesforce World Tour London This Week

By Paul Thomas, Managing Director EMEA

As I am gearing up for Salesforce World Tour London this week at London ExCel on Thursday, 19th May 2016, I am preparing to make the most of my time at this event. This jam-packed London Salesforce attraction with approximately 8,500 attendees has a busy agenda. I am excited to hear from executives, customers and product experts who will discuss and demonstrate to the attendee’s how to transform your business.

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