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15 customer service videos worth watching

We made a list of some of the best customer service videos from CX industry experts. Grab the popcorn and press play.

By Sarah Olson, Senior Associate, Content Marketing, @seolson5

Published August 17, 2020
Last updated August 24, 2020

Support agents, managers, and CX leaders know there’s more to customer service than the funny scenes we watch on TV. While we enjoy them as much as anyone else, we also recognize how much effort support professionals put into their work. In fact, a lot of us could learn something from the calm confidence of a support agent.

For inspiration, check out this list of customer service videos from industry professionals and thought leaders. We have something for everyone, from agent to chief customer officer.

Latest videos: What we’re watching right now

There’s a lot happening in the world right now, and it definitely affects customers. Here are a few videos that might help as you adapt your customer service for Covid-19 and beyond.

Let’s talk change, with CX leaders

We chatted with CX leaders about how the pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we relate to each other. Jump to 15:00 to catch the start of the conversation and a special guest you might recognize. Hint: He was in the original cast of the Broadway musical Hamilton.


 

3 tips for delivering bad news in the Covid-19 era

Myra Golden is an experienced service professional who helps businesses rethink their customer complaint process so they can retain more customers. In this video, she shares tips for tactfully handling issues that may arise due to Covid-19.


 

4 ways to create an effortless customer experience

In this video, customer service consultant and trainer Jeff Toister talks to customer experience expert Matt Dixon about how reducing customer effort is just as important, and maybe more important, than wowing customers with grand gestures.


 

Customer service TED talks

These TED Talks are sure to inspire your customer service team, and they can enrich life outside of work as well.

A defining moment for human connection in customer service

Selena Scardina has spent nearly her entire career in customer service. In this TED Talk, she explains how human experiences—the kind that support agents create every single day—can propel business growth.


 

I was seduced by exceptional customer service

Business has never been more competitive. John Boccuzzi Jr., a sales professional with over 20 years of experience, explains how customer service can be an important differentiator when customers have many similar brands to choose from.


 

How not to take things personally

Support agents have a really difficult job. Talking to frustrated customers can be exhausting, especially if you take their complaints personally. This TED Talk has practical tips you can use at work (and at home) to keep things in perspective.


 

Customer service training videos

Help your team brush up on their customer service skills with these fun videos aimed at improving social skills and enhancing customer communication.

6 easy ways to charm anyone

Charisma on Command is a YouTube channel that demystifies social skills with examples from pop culture. These tips can help anyone, including support agents, win people over when it matters most.


 

10 call center acknowledgement, empathy, and reassurance statements

Rea Alducente, also known as Rea Ninja, is a customer service specialist and former BPO contact center agent. Here she shares tips for responding to customer complaints with empathy, and you can find even more tips on her YouTube channel.


 

You don’t know your customer’s story

In this video, customer service expert and trainer Adam Toporek gives an important reminder about dealing with unhappy customers. We never know what might be happening in a person’s life that could be causing them to have a negative reaction, so always try to lead with empathy.


 

Customer experience videos

Get your team excited about CX with these videos that show how a customer-focused approach can help create lasting loyalty.

Customer service vs. customer experience: What’s the difference?

Patrick Bet-David is a serial entrepreneur and creator of the Valuetainment YouTube channel. In one of the most popular videos about customer experience, he explains how brands can leverage customer service as part of their larger CX strategy.


 

A CX Moment with Shopify

We’re all stronger when we share ideas. We created the CX Moments series to help show our community how other businesses are approaching CX challenges in the midst of the pandemic. See the YouTube playlist for more conversations from this series.


 

Missed opportunities in customer service

Don’t be the last one to the party. As this video demonstrates, customers want to connect with businesses on the channels they prefer. And yes, that now includes WhatsApp and WeChat.


 

Zendesk video tutorials

Find out how Zendesk software works with these video tutorials explaining key product features, benefits, and tips.

Zendesk Tutorials (YouTube playlist)

Start here with an introductory video showing how to navigate Zendesk Support. Continue watching the playlist to get familiar with key product features that can help you increase efficiency and improve your customer experience.


 

How to create an Explore report for tickets created vs. solved

In this how-to video, we walk you through how to create a report in Zendesk Explore showing the number of tickets created versus the number of tickets solved over a period of time, which is a valuable help desk metric because it can show how well your team is processing tickets and help identify staffing needs.


 

What’s Good: Answer Bot

In our What’s Good series, we share some of the most helpful Zendesk products and features, so you can make the most of your Zendesk software. Here we show how Answer Bot can help you resolve more tickets with less effort.


 

Continue watching

There’s always more to learn. Check out our YouTube channel for more customer service and CX inspiration, or continue your training with customer service courses on LinkedIn Learning.