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Surprise! Making Customer Birthday Experiences Stand Out

My son and I have birthdays a few days apart in January and I always love observing what various companies do to recognize us on our special days. My son’s information isn’t plastered all over the interwebs yet but I’m...
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Caring for Customers. Which Door Will You Choose?

I have many guilty pleasures during the holidays – generally food-related. One of my biggest is eggnog and in recent years I’ve grown to love eggnog lattes. They’re sweet, creamy, and delicious with just a hint of coffee flavor. One...
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Customer Service Edge Cases. To Empower or Not to Empower?

This article originally appeared on CustomerThink on December 17, 2018. Click here to read the original post. Have you noticed the change in professional sports television viewing over the past few years where it’s become standard for a rules official,...
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FCR Solutions Spotlight: 5 Contact Center Tech Upgrades to Consider in 2019

The text of this article originally appeared on the FCR blog on December 5, 2018. Click here to read the original. Hint: Focus on Agent Performance If you’ve sat through any customer service technology demos or walked the showroom floor...
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How Chat Analytics Differs from Voice Analytics

This article originally appeared on the OpusResearch blog on November 16, 2018. Click here to read the original. Today’s contact centers are overflowing with insights about how to deliver a better customer experience. There’s just one problem: the best insights...
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Sad and Happy Goodbyes

Nobody likes goodbyes, right? Well sometimes we like them. I’ve had a couple recently in my life as a customer — one that I’ve fantasized about for a while and another that hit me by surprise and left me both...
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Creating A Customer Service Quality Assurance Form Doesn’t Have To Be Scary (Here’s How)

This article was originally published on the MaestroQA blog on December 2, 2018. Click here to read the original post. Creating a quality form for your customer service team can be a scary task. Questions abound. How many items should...
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A Miscellaneous Lot of Thoughts on Quality Scoring

Over the past year or so I’ve had many conversations about contact center quality assurance — some of which I’ve shared in past articles. As I was scanning my list of blog post ideas, I realized I had some miscellaneous...
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7 Essentials for a Customer Service Voice and Style Guide

This article was originally published on CustomerThink on October 12, 2018. Click here to read the original post. Over the past few years, I’ve worked with dozens of our new clients at FCR to help them design a quality process...
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The Customer Service Advice We’re Thankful For

If you’re having trouble finding something to be thankful for, try emailing a thousand or so of your friends and colleagues and ask them to share what they’re thankful for. That’s what I did recently here at FCR for the...
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Customer Experience Insights From the Innovators

Of my heroes for their ability to tell an amazing story, Walter Isaacson, author of biographies on Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Steve Jobs, and others easily makes the list. I just finished a listen of his book, The Innovators, and...
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Customer Service Inspiration from my Bookshelf

This article was originally posted on the ICMI Blog during National Customer Service Week on October 2, 2018. Click here to read the original post. Can we all acknowledge that customer service is a hard job? Whether we’re working at...
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