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Customer Service Predictions 2015

March 17, 2015

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The March Customer Service Feature for #SMChat will focus on predicted emerging trends in customer service. It is always a lively, engaging conversation and we hope that you will join us at 1PM ET on Wednesday, March 18th. As we approach the end of the first quarter, now seems to be an appropriate time to review the predicted Customer Service trends for 2015 and how they are impacting our businesses. We will also discuss, whether or not there are any trends that you expected to see and haven't seen yet.

Poor Customer Service Can Be Costly, Very Costly – It Could Cost Comcast $45 Billion

February 18, 2015

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Customer service can make or break an organization, it may cost Comcast $45Billion. We will focus on customer service impacts and outcomes during the February 18th Customer Service Feature on #SMChat. We hope that you will join us at 1pm ET for a lively discussion.

You Have to be the Customer to Deliver the Best Customer Experience

January 21, 2015

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Do you fit into your customer’s shoes? Do you even know what they look like? These are important questions to consider when designing the customer experience. You have to be able to walk a mile in your customer’s shoes, it’s the entire journey not just a snapshot that will yield the greatest insights into what […]

Customers expect better in 2015, are organizations ready to provide it?

November 12, 2014

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We (people who contribute to the customer service conversation) work hard to create better customer experiences, look to generate improved metrics, fewer pain points, adding additional tools to help provide service...and yet, "customers aren't feeling any better." It should certainly cause us to pause and ask ourselves a few questions about our customer service initiatives for 2015. The monthly "Customer Service" feature on Social Media Chat will provide an opportunity to collaborate on achieving the ultimate customer service success - satisfied customers. Join the conversation #SMChat at 1pm ET on November 12th.

Customer Service Week is a Great Time to Focus Your Efforts

October 8, 2014

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Did you know it is Customer Service Week? And even though it wasn’t planned, it coincides with the SMChat monthly Customer Service feature at 1pm ET October 8th. Customer Service Week is a great time to examine your customer service metrics, standards and initiatives.  It is also important to recognize the customer service professionals within […]

Creating Expectations for Customer Service via Social Media

September 10, 2014

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Customer Service is critical for every company regardless of size, location, or industry.  As a customer, I try to keep it in perspective that there is a person behind my service.  Although, companies are held responsible for the service that their personnel provides (consistency in hiring is key to consistency for company customer service, but […]

Transitioning from Customer Service to Customer Experience

August 13, 2014

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There is a shift happening in the way that businesses interact and build relationships with their customers. This appears to be a result of the expectations that customers have. Brands are evolving their models to shift the mindset from customer service to customer experience. Although the two are related, this is a significant shift in […]

Customer Service vs Customer Experience

July 9, 2014

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Customer acquisition and retention can suffer greatly as a direct result of customer service and/or customer experience. Customers share both and when they share either via social media, their impressions are amplified. When the sharing is positive, it can create additional opportunities for an organization to grow the bottom line. When it’s negative, the ramifications can be costly and lingering. #SMChat on July 9th at 1pm ET will focus on how to identify and address the gap between customer service and customer experience. We will discuss the questions below. We hope you will join us!

Customer Service Has Always Been Social

June 11, 2014

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With the evolution business, social media is the place where many of the customer service scenarios play out. Inquiries come faster and from so many directions, but when organizations plan for this and create an internal service mindset, the results can be beneficial to customers and companies alike. Nurturing the relationships and enhancing the customer experience, with the organization as a whole, is critical. Join us in a discussion about Customer Service and Social Media on June 11th at 1pm ET on #SMChat

Is Your Customer Service Making or Breaking You?

May 14, 2014

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The focus is 4 Keys to Killer Customer Service, according to a Time magazine article here, are as follows: Quality Product or Service Stellar Service Time is Not on Your Side Be Prepared for Things to Go Wrong Customer service can make or break an organization…sometimes the impacts of poor/stellar service can be seen immediately and […]