Constructive, Positive Feedback Tips for Your Contact Center Agents

Posted: March 4, 2019

As a contact center leader, you will know the importance of feedback to help your agents continuously learn and improve their work. Truly effective contact centers recognize that agent development should continue to occur even long after initial call center training, and that constructive feedback and coaching should be a part of the entire employee lifecycle. Many management development programs teach the basics of giving…

How to nail complex query resolution with internal knowledge bases

Posted: February 22, 2019

It’s 2019, and our contact centers are changing fast. The proliferation of new channels over recent years means that now, some 67% of customers prefer using self-service options instead of speaking with an agent. If you started your career as an agent and remember trying hard to treat every call like it was your first despite having already heard that query ten times that day, this stat…

[Webinar] The Future of Live Chat in 2019

Posted: February 20, 2019

This webinar was a blast. Jeff and I are good buddies, so it’s always fun presenting with him. However, this webinar was especially significant as it aired just before we launched Comm100’s 2019 Benchmark Report, so we got to share some sneak peeks at the stats before it was even live. As well as discussing the findings from the latest benchmark report, we chatted about…

Comm100’s Live Chat Benchmark Report 2019

Posted: February 19, 2019

Every year, we at Comm100 release our live chat benchmark report, tracking trends and themes across not only live chat but the state of mobile, AI and automation too. I’ve worked on this report since 2016, and my involvement has spanned writing copy to working with influencers and giving my own thoughts and ideas too. This is the project I most love getting my teeth…

“Nailed It!” Why organisational learning needs to change

Posted: January 17, 2019

Have you seen the show “Nailed It!” on Netflix? Home bakers with a terrible track record take a crack at re-creating edible masterpieces for a $10000 prize. It’s part reality contest, part hot mess. Nailed It is a great analogy for problems with much organisational learning today, and why we need to change the model. Contestants on Nailed It are enthusiastic amateurs aiming to recreate…

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…

Five Tips To Successfully Onboard Live Chat Agents

Posted: October 10, 2018

Live chat communications continue to trend upwards in importance. No surprise here. eMarketer predicts that in just one year from now, 80 percent of the world’s smartphone users will use messaging apps. We’re more connected than ever, and that provides challenges for modern sales and service organizations. Today’s online customers want and expect a fast response time to their customer service query, plus a frictionless way to…

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…