Speaking with former SpeedTheory heavy metal band guitarist turned renowned customer service trainer James Dodkins is not unlike attending a rock concert. Same energy. Same passion. A clear vision. The #1 best-selling author of “Rockstar Revolution,” James took a few minutes off from his global tour to chat with us about his work as part…

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“Now, more than ever, should be a wonderful time to be a customer”, says Ian Golding, author of Customer What? a refreshing and practical guide to the service experience. We recently chatted with Ian asked about the year ahead. Q1: How do businesses establish and maintain a “customer service”-driven work culture? There are a number of…

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Mike Aoki knows his way around a contact center. In the early 1990’s, he handled 50,000+ calls as a Bell Mobility customer service agent; later in the decade, he managed a 12-person contact center training team responsible for the professional development of 900 agents. In short, he has truly, “been there, done that.” Which is…

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“Amazing service begins with engaged leaders,” writes Sean B. Hawkins, in a recent Call Center Weekly article. Hawkins should know. An International Customer Management Institute (ICMI) Advisory Board Member and past winner of that organization’s “Global Call Center of the Year,” Sean focuses on driving contact center culture and technology innovation. Sean shares his thoughts and…

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  Roy Atkinson makes any short list of leading service and support industry influencers. His specialty is exploring the connection between customer service and technology, with extensive experience in the IT and technology industries. Roy took a few minutes to update us on his latest thoughts on how best to serve customers in today’s digital…

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Michael Pace, an Incoming Call Management Institute (ICMI) leader, is passionate about helping companies create customer service environments, journeys, and actions that help make their customers more successful. I recently caught up with Michael who shared his thoughts on today’s customer experience, digital transformation, and the customer’s experience revolution. Michael Pace’s Thoughts on Digital Transformation…

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  Whether you’re an entrepreneur,  small business owner or an enterprise-level company, your business number is an indispensable asset to your success.  As technology continues to change the way we communicate, landlines are gradually being phased out with many estimating them to be completely obsolete by 2025.  This is an alarming thought, and a motivating…

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