Contact Centre Omnichannel Service – for the employees that need to do it all!
With increasing channels of customer communication being managed through the contact centre, it’s operationally more efficient to set up blended channel queues, where employees/agents handle not only different types of enquiries, but different channels as well.
For example, they may handle a phone call and then respond to an email. Or they may handle a phone call followed by a live chat or video chat and back to another email. You get the drift.
Implemented effectively, running a blended channel environment provides benefits to customers, employees and the organisation. For many, the focus when shifting to this environment is on technology, but the reality is there are three critical stakeholders we refer to as the CEO where C=Customers, E=Employees and O=the Organisation and all three are fundamental in Contact Centre design and operation.
This Contact Centre Omnichannel Service training course is focused on equipping frontline employees with the understanding, mindset and skills they need to ensure they succeed in the omnichannel environment.
While we’ve been teaching a range of single-channel courses that provide the skills and know-how required to deliver great phone calls, email, live chat, social media and video chat for over 20 years, when you’ve got to combine them all it requires some specialist skills!
So we’ve taken the best of the best of each of the single channel courses, combined it with the experience we have working with advanced omnichannel clients across the world and designed this course exclusively for contact centre/customer service centres running (or planning to run) and multi-channel/omnichannel queue.
Contact Centre Omnichannel Service training course Fast Facts
Optimised for online training!
Whilst we have been delivering our workshops face to face (in a pre-COVID world) for decades, we have now fully optimised this course to be delivered online using Zoom teleconferencing. There are many benefits to online training and importantly, our customer review scores and testimonials have continued to remain high which is the ultimate test!
The Contact Centre Omnichannel Service training course is our most comprehensive frontline agent training course available – covering the do’s and don’ts of each and every channel of communication out there. Because that’s what it takes to succeed in omnichannel environments.
The public version of this course is delivered over 4 x 4-hour sessions on consecutive days (a total of 16 hours of facilitated live training), or alternative training schedules are available for private bookings.
Who should do this course?
The Contact Centre Omnichannel Service training course has been designed to equip frontline employees with the premium skills required to excel in a contact centre/customer-facing work environment. We recommend this course for existing omnichannel environments or for those organisations that seek to implement true omnichannel environments in the future.
The modules have been designed to be delivered in a structured manner enabling students to progressively build their skills with lots of checkpoints along the way to ensure the learning is sinking in!
The skills we teach are applicable to all industries, products and services and any employee that interacts with customers across multiple channels throughout the course of their day or week.
Typical roles include:
- Contact centre agents (sales or service)
- Customer service employees
- Office/Administration employees
- Telephone account management
- Complaints/Resolutions teams (although if you handle lots of complaints check out our Managing Difficult Customers course)
What you’ll learn
Over 16 hours of facilitated learning (4 x 4-hour workshops covering 8 modules), the Contact Centre Omnichannel Service training course is designed to equip frontline employees with the skills & knowledge to deliver outstanding customer service in an omnichannel environment.
Module 1: The Blended Channel Environment – what is it and why now?
It’s important for anyone working in a blended channel environment to understand what that actually means, how it compares to more ‘traditional’ channel design and why it benefits today’s customers, the employees themselves and the organisation at large.
- Defining the Blended Channel Environment
- Compare & contrast Blended to Traditional Channel Design
- What blended means for Customers
- What blended means for you and your Colleagues
- What blended means for your Organization
- Summing up the benefits using C E O (Customers, Employees, Organization)
Module 2: The Four Step Pattern for Managing an Inbound Customer Enquiry
Scripts don’t work very well with today’s Customers. But patterns and techniques do.
They strengthen the confidence & delivery of the Agent. And they ensure a great Contact Centre interaction for the customer.
This is the essential pattern we can apply across nearly any channel with the understanding we’ll tailor the pattern to fit the inherent ‘uniqueness’ of each channel.
- Step One: Greet
- Greet KPIs and behaviours
- Step Two: Listen
- Listen KPIs and behaviours
- Includes Human Touch & Empathy
- Step Three: Control
- Control KPIs and behaviours
- Includes How to be consultative
- Step Four: Solution
- How to Present a Basic Enquiry
- How to Present a Problem-Solving Solution
- How to Present a Product & Service Solution
- Big Picture thinking for today’s Customer (or a bit of CX)
- The Customer Experience Pyramid
- The role of the Customer Journey in delivering a better experience
- Transaction or Relationship? What’s the difference?
- The core responsibilities of the Contact Centre Touchpoint today
Module 3: How to succeed on the Phone
For many Customers, the phone remains an essential channel when their enquiries involve complexity and/or emotion.
Here are the ideas, insights & tips that make your phone conversations ‘work’.
- 5 Golden Rules for Phone-based Service
Module 4: How to succeed on Video Conference
In our ‘new normal’ people have used video conferencing in one form or another for work and for family. Talking to people on screen is a new normal behaviour.
Here are the ideas, insights & tips that make your Video conferencing ‘work’.
- 5 Golden Rules for Video Conference service
Module 5: How to succeed on Emails
Email is probably the most challenging channel of all. Because it takes detective work combined with solid email writing ability.
Here are the ideas, insights & tips that make your Emails ‘work’.
- 5 Golden Rules for Email service
Module 6: How to succeed on Live Chat
Is Live Chat like phone? Well yes and no. Is Live Chat like email? Well yes and no. Now we get to combine writing ability with synchronous communication skills.
Here are the ideas, insights & tips that make your Live Chats ‘work’.
- 5 Golden Rules for Live Chat service
Module 7: How to succeed for Social Media service
Social media requires you to think on your feet.
And social media is fast & easy for Customers to access and they’re well aware that they have multiple audiences for their posts – including other Customers.
Here are the ideas, insights & tips that make your Social Media service ‘work’.
- 5 Golden Rules for Social Media service
Module 8: The Psychology of Channel Switching
There’s some neurological science involved in ‘channel switching’. Here’s the science and what to consider when you work in a channel-switching environment.
- How your brain works and what to know about channel switching
- Channel switching isn’t the same thing as multi-tasking
- All you need to remember about any Customer interaction
- How to take care of your brain
About Your Trainer
The trainer for the Contact Centre Omnichannel Service training course is Daniel Ord from OmniTouch International – recognised as one of the leading customer experience and contact centre trainers in the world.
Daniel has trained over 50,000 participants across over 40 countries and is regularly featured in leading customer management publications and he has been a regular visitor to Australia for over 20 years.
Credentials-wise, Dan is a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP), one of only a handful of recognised CXPA trainers in the world, an International Customer Management Institute (ICMI) Certified Associate, a Call Centre Industry Advisory Council Training Partner (CIAC), Net Promoter Certified and Daniel was the first to bring professional management level Contact Centre certification to Asia back in the early 00s (he was based in Singapore for 20 years).
Daniel is consistently regarded as the best trainer in the industry with his incredible subject matter expertise, excellent storytelling with real-world examples, a great sense of humour and a clear passion for the industry and helping people excel.
So it’s not surprising to note that despite all the numerous industry accolades and recognition, it’s the Customer Testimonials Daniel is most proud of and you can read a selection of his recent testimonials below.
Daniel Ord Testimonials
We consistently receive great feedback and testimonials from participants and managers who have completed a training course with Daniel Ord with a selection of testimonials below.
About CX Skills
CX Skills is a specialist training business that only delivers contact centre, customer experience, customer service, workforce optimization and workplace wellness courses designed and facilitated exclusively by industry professionals.
We're an accredited training provider of the Australian Customer Experience Professionals Association (ACXPA) and we are proudly Australian owned and operated.
We’re grateful to have been trusted by hundreds of customers and we’re proud of the amazing customer testimonials we’ve received so you can rest assured that when you book a training course with CX Skills, your training is in good hands.
Public and Private training options
The Contact Centre Omnichannel Service course is delivered online via Zoom and is available for both public and private delivery.
The Contact Centre Omnichannel Service course is delivered as four x 4-hour online sessions. You can purchase a ticket for one employee or send multiple employees with discounts available for sending two or more employees.
The times and dates are fixed to enable you to plan ahead to minimise any impact on your operations.
If you would like to have more flexibility on the dates, times and content refer to our priva
Whilst the public courses can be a great way to interact with others and are perfect for small numbers, sometimes you need more flexibility with the dates and times to balance your operational requirements, or you’d like to drive transformational change across all of your frontline employees.
Our private courses can deliver the same course but with the dates, times and durations to suit you. And for larger groups (a minimum of 6 employees), it can be more cost effective for your business.
Pricing and Payment Options
The Contact Centre Omnichannel Service training course is $1,297 AUD per person ex GST for the 16 hours of facilitated learning (four x 4-hour sessions).
Tickets can be purchased using a credit card or by requesting an invoice on checkout (the invoice must be paid in full prior to the course commencing).
- Save 15% if you purchase 2 or more tickets in the same transaction
- Need to train your whole business? Contact us for larger groups/teams/centres volume discounts.
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Purchase tickets now to the next Contact Centre Omnichannel Service public course
Select your preferred date from the courses below – click on the course to see the exact dates and times and to purchase a ticket.
We are currently only accepting private bookings for this course (minimum of six employees). Please contact us for available dates and pricing.
If you only have one employee or a few you would like to attend this course, we are aiming to have a public session available in the second half of 2023.