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Ways to Show Appreciation to Frontline Staff Beyond Customer Service Week

Four Ways to Show Appreciation to Frontline Staff Beyond Customer Service Week

Why should you go out of your way to show your appreciation to employees beyond Customer Service Week? I can give you three good...

How to Write a Five-Star Response to a One-Star Rating or Poor Review

Sometimes social media feels like the mean kids’ table in the lunchroom at middle school. Everybody’s talking dirt about someone else. And once the...
Kathleen Peterson, April 2020 Author Wall of Fame

Meet Mike Aoki: Our August 2020 Wall of Fame Honoree

Contact Center Pipeline’s AUTHOR WALL OF FAME Mike Aoki is President of Reflective Keynotes Inc., a Canadian training company that helps contact centers improve their sales...
Contact Center Pipeline Top 5 Blog Posts

Top 5 Posts in July

There has been quite a bit of activity on the Pipeline blog in July. Understandably, articles related to pandemic-related customer service issues continued to...
Purchasing Power Contact Center

Inside View: Purchasing Power

It takes a skilled service professional to deliver a quick, competent response to a customer complaint. When an escalated issue has been resolved with...

Things I Wish Someone Would Invent

As a kid, I enjoyed leafing through my dad’s copies of Popular Mechanics. One of my favorite columns was entitled, “Things I Wish Someone...
Improving the Agent Experience, Contact Center Pipeline Magazine, January 2020

Contact Center Pipeline Magazine: Inside Our January 2020 Issue

I always look forward to the new year and the enormous promise it holds. As 2020 begins, it’s an opportunity to reflect on what...

Enhancing Customer Service Interactions With DiSC

There are a plethora of training options available to service leaders who are looking to enhance the communication skills of their agents. Having had...

Handling Irate Customers in the Financial Services Industry

“How dare you call my employer to confirm my job status!” “The mortgage broker said my house was worth more than you think!” “My credit rating...

Would You Do That to Your Mother?

A Q&A with author and customer experience pioneer Jeanne Bliss. In her latest book, Would You Do That to Your Mother? The “Make Mom Proud”...
How to Prepare for 5 Customer Service Trends in 2019

How to Prepare for 5 Customer Service Trends in 2019

As organizations plan for success in 2019, emerging trends will influence how customer service is delivered. The evolving landscape will drive changes in how...
Building Customer Trust: 3 Tips That Will Make a Big Difference

Building Customer Trust: 3 Tips That Will Make a Big Difference

As background, there are really two moments of truth in a customer’s relationship with their company—when they purchase and when something goes wrong! It’s...
Agent Engagement and the Customer Experience

Quick Tips to Help Call Center Agents Survive in 2018

I read countless articles on how to reduce stress in the call center and often wonder, “Why is the contact center environment so traumatic?”...
Customer Service Vision Statement

The Customer Service Vision Statement

I know what you may be thinking. Yet another meaningless corporate rah-rah statement that will be forgotten in a week!? I’m with you. Two...
Data-Driven Advice for Providing Excellent Customer Service

Data-Driven Advice for Providing Excellent Customer Service

What qualifies an excellent customer service experience? We are all consumers who need a little help once in a while, so you would think...
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Inside View: C3 | CustomerContactChannels

The senior population has been a fast-growing customer segment since the first wave of baby boomers turned 65 in 2011. This year, the number...
4 Characteristics of Best-in-Class Contact Centers

4 Characteristics of Best-in-Class Contact Centers

What does it take to deliver standout customer service? It’s a question on the minds of many business leaders since customer experience trumps price...
The Value of Executive Management in Customer Service

The Value of Executive Management in Customer Service

As an executive in any organization that provides customer service, the worst possible message that you can receive is that “suddenly” a customer is...
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Top 5 Posts in September

Contact center professionals are already gearing up for the holiday season and beyond. One of our five most-read blog posts in September provided timely...
Contact Center Trends - LoT enabled service strategies

Hot Trends Impacting Contact Centers: IoT-enabled Service Strategies

In our mid-year look at five“hot” topics that have been garnering much attention recently, our last post offered insights into why employee engagement is...