2020 has been another year when we’ve been privileged to share hundreds of articles with you, with lots of great ideas to boost your contact centre’s performance.
Here are the top ten stories, according to page views, that we’ve published in 2020. Enjoy!
Number 1. “Sorry for the Inconvenience” – How to Offer a Genuine Apology
In this article, Liz Doig of Wordtree shared her advice for saying “sorry” in the contact centre, as well as for avoiding awful apology statements like “Sorry for the inconvenience.”
“Sorry for the Inconvenience” – How to Offer a Genuine Apology
Number 2. 17 Probing Questions to Improve Your Customer Service
We shared many great examples of probing questions and techniques that will help you to better understand your customers and provide an improved level of service.
17 Probing Questions to Improve Your Customer Service
Number 3. 27 Positive Statements to Use in Difficult Situations
In this article, we gave examples of positive statements to use in customer service that can prove particularly useful in difficult situations.
27 Positive Statements to Use in Difficult Situations
Number 4. 50 Great Complimentary Words to Use in Customer Service
We presented a number of complimentary words and discussed how best to use them in customer service.
50 Great Complimentary Words to Use in Customer Service
Number 5. Customer Service Skills: How to Improve Empathy, Active Listening and Knowledge
In this article, we gave an overview of three of the most important customer service skills and assessed how we develop them in the contact centre.
Customer Service Skills: How to Improve Empathy, Active Listening and Knowledge
Number 6. 9 Ways to Prepare Your Contact Centre for Coronavirus
We took a look at nine ways to safeguard your contact centre.
9 Ways to Prepare Your Contact Centre for Coronavirus
Another high-performing story was – Coronavirus: How to Safeguard Your Contact Centre
Number 7. Rapport Building With Angry Customers – With Examples
In this article, we shared great ideas for building rapport with angry customers, starting with a video from customer experience expert Sandra Thompson.
Rapport Building With Angry Customers – With Examples
Number 8. 32 Contact Centre KPIs That You Need to Track (and Why!)
In this article, our panel of experts put forward their favourite contact centre key performance indicators (KPIs) and discussed why they believe they are so important to track.
32 Contact Centre KPIs That You Need to Track (And Why!)
Number 9. 15 Contact Centre Homeworking Problems and How to Overcome Them
We shared advice on how to overcome some of the most common homeworking problems, with the help of our panel of experts.
15 Contact Centre Homeworking Problems and How to Overcome Them
Number 10. A Quick Guide to Call Centre Reporting – With the Top Seven Reports, Examples and Tips
We introduced you to the topic of call centre reporting, while sharing examples of key reports and great tips to best use them in your operation.
A Quick Guide to Call Centre Reporting – With the Top Seven Reports, Examples and Tips
We hope that you found each of these stories, and all of the others published throughout the year, informative and that you were able to implement some of these ideas in your contact centre.
But stay tuned, as we look to create even more great articles in 2021. And remember to subscribe to our newsletter if you don’t want to miss out!
Viewing stats and social shares are accurate as of the 18th December 2020.