customer service

Three Pitfalls to Avoid with Artificial Intelligence in Customer Service

A few weeks ago, I did a webinar on using AI in customer service with my friends at ServiceNow.   It was very well received, and since then I got some questions about the content.   There was one slide that was the most di
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Telling Your Customer Stories through Journey Maps

Do you know the power of storytelling? And do you use it in your customer experience transformation efforts? 
 
Back in 2014, I wrote a post about a museum experience I had at the California Science Center in Los Angeles where a docent told stories about the exhibits and engaged the audience far more than detailed display placards ever could.
 
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Optimize Your Customer Journey

Did you know that data is a critical component of your journey maps?

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Enterprise Software Priorities for the Next Decade

As I continue my myriad research projects this spring season I come across incredible insights from those I interview.
 
I have been doing a lot of work in platforms, data usage (including AI), infrastructure, and digital transformation this season (and I don’t see it slowing down, or changing, anytime soon – these are mission-critical, decade-plus initiatives for most organizations and they need to — well, compare notes.
 
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Starbucks Isn’t The Only Brand With Nonpaying Customers

Recent events in Philadelphia revealed that Starbucks needs to address issues of racial bias in its stores. It also showed that it doesn’t have a clear company policy on handling visitors who haven’t bought something, called nonpaying customers.

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I Spent 29 Years Adopting Channels for Customer Service – Here is What I Learned

I figured I’d try a little bit of click-baiting, see how it works…

Beyond the lame title, this is a good post.  Another one in the “I did an amazing webinar, and these are the questions I did not get to” series.

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Conversational commerce, without the BS

I’m investing substantial time and effort in helping people to better understand what all the hype around AI and conversational commerce technologies like chatbots and intelligent digital assistants is about. It can be rather overwhelming in my experience. And I don’t blame you. I’m overwhelmed at times by all this news on A.I. induced jobless futures and fully automated and self-learning machines as well. It looks as if A.I. will change the world before we can even say “what?”. But we know better.

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Thoughts оn machine learning for customer service chatbots

I’m thinking out loud a bit about machine learning strategies for customer service chatbots. Bear with me. More question than answers, because some of the strategies I see, I just fail to understand. I get the impression that some try to find a machine learning solution to a problem that is hardly there.

Machine learning takes too long to find an answer

Let me start with putting out here that machine learning is not very effective when it comes to finding the right answer to a question.

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Using Communication To Make Your Brand Unforgettable in 2018

Today I am pleased to share with you a guest post by Julian de Sevilla with PATlive.

An effective customer service solution has always been a tool that helps businesses stand out. However, customers recently have come to expect more from businesses in terms of service, forming a landscape that’s saturated with options, and thus hyper-competitive.

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Online Communities: Help Your Customers Help Each Other

I originally wrote today's post for CallidusCloud CX; it appeared on their blog on May 23, 2017.

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