Conversational systems are the future and there is no running away from this dialogue

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Recently, I stumbled upon a very interesting video by one of my favorite music composers -Hans Zimmer. It was an introductory clipping of his online music tutorial -MasterClass, where he was trying to explain to his prospective students how composing music is a fairly simple …

Customer Service Heaven Is Just a Virtual Personal Assistant Away

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Customer needs and desires do not always overlap with business objectives: for example, cutting costs as a corporate goal does not benefit the consumer directly.

As for customer service in the past, cutting costs often meant the introduction of automation in the form of Interactive Voice …

Ho, Ho, Hold On: Poor Customer Service Has Consumers Not Feeling the Holiday Spirit

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Half of the consumers in the U.S. stopped doing business with a company this year because of bad customer service according to the Aspect Consumer Experience Index survey. One reason could be because most of them said they feel underappreciated by the companies they do …

4 Trends for an Exceptional Customer Experience in 2017

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2016 has been unforgettable and a banner year for some. It was the year Leonardo DiCaprio won an Oscar after six nominations. The year that astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned to earth after a record-setting 340 days in space. And, after 108 …

Contact Center Leaders: What Customers Expect This Holiday Season

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The value of providing a consistent, superior contact center experience is an essential part of any company’s strategy for success. While this holds true throughout the year, the spotlight shines especially bright on contact centers during the holiday season. Consumer spending surges between Black Friday …

Contact Center Leaders: Are Your Managers Ready for Black Friday?

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The holidays might be considered to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for contact center managers the end of year blitz can be a tremendous tribulation. As explained in Part 1 of this series, year-end sales are anticipated to surge as consumers …