From the field: Customer service skills you need today

Posted: October 12, 2018

This Zendesk Relate article includes a snippet about my career path from customer service to learning & training. Just like most other things on Relate, it’s a considered and interesting article with a lot of different angles on career pathing in customer service. Here’s what I contributed, but do click through to check out the entire article, as it’s a great read. Kaye Chapman entered the…

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Promotion Update & Lucep’s Top 50 Customer Experience Blogs and Influencers

Posted: August 8, 2018

I’ve been quiet over the last few weeks – life has been busy since I got promoted 😊 I’m now Learning & Development Manager for Comm100. Our business is growing fast and getting mature enough now that we really needed an L&D lead to drive internal and external training initiatives. I’m extremely happy to be that person and I’m looking forward to helping Comm100 to…

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The Art & Science of Customer Experience

Posted: July 18, 2018

I jumped at the chance to collaborate with my friend Nate Brown, co-founder of the awesome CX Accelerator community, on a blog post idea that we’d chatted about at the recent ICMI Expo. Here we get down to the nitty-gritty of whether CX is an artistic or a scientific discipline, and how the two interact. This was originally published on the CX Accelerator blog. 💥  What fires you…

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RapportBoost.AI Interview Part 3: Live Chat Data Is the Key to QA

Posted: July 16, 2018

Here’s part 3 of my interview with Rapportboost.AI – you can access part 1 here and part 2 here. This time, we discuss live chat data, quality assurance and how live chat contributes to the sales cycle. The bounty of live chat data that this channel produces is the perfect tool for tracking the success of optimization. After all, with a sound live chat implementation, what matters…

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Rapportboost.AI Interview Part 2: Chat With Emotional Intelligence

Posted: July 12, 2018

Here’s part 2 of my interview with Rapportboost.AI – you can access part 1 here. This time, we’re taking on the topic of emotional intelligence and discussing how technology can help in delivering emotionally intelligent customer interactions. As Augmented Intelligence transforms the workforce, emotional understanding is proving to be an essential component of brands’ interactions with their customers. After discussing live chat agent training in Part One of our…

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Winning Live Chat Training for Your Customer Service Team

Posted: July 10, 2018

Implementing live chat for your customer service team might seem like a major decision—and it is!—but it is only the first step in modernizing your customer service strategy. Luckily, implementing a live chat system on your website is often pretty simple, but a tool isn’t useful if your teams aren’t trained to use it properly, and aren’t fully on board with its potential to make…

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I’m a CX Accelerator Community Organizer!

Posted: July 3, 2018

Very proud to announce that I’m now a community organizer for the awesome CX Accelerator community on Slack! I’m a big promoter of communities of practice to support professional learning, so it’s a real pleasure to be involved with this group and to be able to support the good work Nate and the team have put in to expand and share knowledge relating to CX,…

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RapportBoost.AI Interview Part 1: Live Chat Agent Training Drives CX

Posted: June 27, 2018

It was awesome to have been able to spend some time chatting with Dani, Meredith and the team at RapportBoost.AI – a fantastic company working on AI and augmented intelligence for contact center agents, blending this with a strong focus on emotional intelligence. In this interview we discuss agent training, call center customer service and AI in the contact center. Live chat agent training is one…

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The Challenge of AI Voice Assistants in Customer Service

Posted: June 13, 2018

During May, Google’s I/O 2018 conference was held to show the latest in Google’s offerings to developers around the globe. While Google demonstrated a lot of different new tech at the conference, it was their keynote demonstration of its latest “Duplex” technology which has lit up the internet. Duplex uses Google Assistant to call companies on a user’s behalf to perform simple, structured tasks, such…

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