I have run sales training workshops for several energy re-sellers over the past ten years. Their Agents need to handle the usual customer service issues. On top of that, most Agents have a requirement to convert inquiries into sales and cross-sell existing customers onto other products. While general sales skills are important, here are 5 tips specific to the energy re-selling industry.
“When is my membership renewal date?” “How many educational credits do I need this year to maintain my designation?” “What are the benefits of my association membership?” If you work for a professional association, you probably have members asking these questions every day. How well you handle these situations impacts membership renewals and retention.
Sangeeta Bhatnagar have been in customer service her entire career, starting in an answering service after high school through founding SB Global, Human Capital Solutions in 2008. As an industry veteran and a chair of GTACC (Greater Toronto Area Contact Center Association), Sangeeta advocates for Human Experience First approach whether it applies to your customers or employees. Sangeeta is another guest expert at our upcoming live webinar where along with Jeff Doran they will share advice on attracting and retaining superstar Contact Center employees.
5 Customer Service Tips for Healthcare Industry Contact Centers
Why can’t you tell me over the phone?”, “What do you mean that’s not your policy?” “Is there anyone else who can help me?” Those are common customer service complaints in healthcare. In addition to actual medical attention, patients and their families often deal with booking appointments, getting specialist referral visits and reporting billing errors. That leads to understandable patient frustration.
Jeff Doran, a sought after speaker, author and a Founder and President of CCEOC Inc, made employee experience in Customer Service industry a work of his life. We invited him to be a guest speaker at our upcoming CX Webinar and asked him a few questions about his career and outlook on the industry.
"They are our sales force. Without wholesalers and retailers, we can't make money!" a Business Development Manager said to me recently. He was right! Most manufacturers do not sell directly to the public. Instead, they sell through wholesalers and retail channels to make a profit.
5 Customer Service Tips for Insurance Industry Contact Centers
Insurance is one of the most challenging industries for customer service. People do not want to think about life insurance since, it reminds them of dying. Others think auto insurance prices are too high. Meanwhile, people file claims only when something bad happens: car accident/theft, home disasters or even serious illness/death.
To continue with our series of customer experience webinars of this year, the second one will take place on April 4th, which will bring more knowledge and expertise in the industry. This time Kay Phelps, a contact center professional from 8x8, will share some tips for new technology adoption in contact center. Here is how Kay sees the future of CX and her best advice to customer service leaders.
“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” That saying is at the heart of customer experience: consistently execute every step in a customer’s journey. That is vital when your customers’ heating and air conditioning is at stake. So, how do major HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) contact centers ensure their customers get the best possible experience? Here are five tips:
Throughout the year of 2019, we will be hosting 6 CX Webinars, starting with the first one on February 21st. We are bringing you the most well-known experts in the industry to share their knowledge and expertise on customer experience. For the upcoming webinar, we have invited Annette Franz, the founder and CEO of CX Journey Inc., to discuss how CX Journey Mapping can improve CSAT and NPS results. Here's a short interview with Annette and some of her points of view about customer experience.