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Posts tagged "customer support"

It’s almost a given that every company has some form of a customer service department. Even the smallest companies – with just one solo entrepreneur – will act as if they have a customer service department. Why do people reach out to the customer service department? Because they need help, have a question, or want to make a complaint. Continue reading

Mikhail Naumov Discusses How AI is a Tool for Customer Service, Not a Replacement

There seems to be a lot of talk about artificial intelligence lately, but what do we really know about it? Is it anything like what we see in the movies, like computers taking over the world, or is it something else entirely?

Mikhail Naumov shares in-depth what AI is and what it can do for companies when it is properly partnered with human interaction.

 

 

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Many people think of customer service as a department. If you’ve been following me, you’ll know my belief is that customer service is a philosophy, not a department. It should be embraced by every employee, regardless of their job and how long they’ve been there. With that said, the focus on this topic is on what many consider to be the customer service and support department – the people who have contact and interaction with the customer. Continue reading

Nate Spears on Providing Exceptional Customer Service
in the Digital Age

Shep speaks with customer service evangelist and Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder of ClearSource, Nate Spears, about providing exceptional customer service. Continue reading

Roy AtkinsonRoy Atkinson on Amazing Technology and
Advances in the World of Customer Service

Shep Hyken speaks with HDI’s senior writer/analyst, thought leader, customer support guru, and co-host of the popular #CustServ Tweet Chat, Roy Atkinson. They discuss how technology is advancing customer service and support.
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Repeat Your Account NumberCustomer Support

Have you ever called a company’s phone support number, talk to their customer service rep, have that rep transfer you to another person, only to have to repeat the story all over again? It gets even worse when you get transferred or call back a third or fourth time.

How about when you dial the company’s support number and the automated prompt asks you to put in your customer number. Then the customer support rep comes on and the first thing he or she asks you is, “What’s your customer number?” Continue reading

This week on our Friends on Friday guest blog post my colleague, Ian Landsman writes about the importance of training and preparing customer service representatives to interact with customers. I agree that every employee should go through customer service training, and it should be ongoing. – Shep Hyken Continue reading

Customer On HoldCustomer Support

It sometimes frustrates me, and I’m sure it does you as well, when you call to get customer support and you hear that recording, “Your call is very important to us. Please hold for the next available agent.” And, then they make their customers hold for a length of time that would make most people wonder if their call really was important to them. Continue reading