Articles by Paolo Fabrizio

Paolo Fabrizio
July 2, 2019

The Cultural Shift Towards Digital Customer Service

Corporate Culture Shift

Customers have become digital, using social and messaging apps to chat with friends, family and businesses. When it comes to getting support, they’re ‘fast and curious’ because they expect brands to deliver real-time solutions. That’s a demanding challenge for many companies – especially those who haven’t valued the role played by customer service in the…


Paolo Fabrizio
June 4, 2019

How to Harness Digital Customer Service in Your Organization

Digital Customer Service Strategy

Last week I had the chance of speaking about digital customer support at 3 conventions, here in Italy. Audience sizes were different one from the other, as well as the industries represented by managers. There was though, one aspect that all attendees had in common: they were hungry for solutions. In fact one of the…


Paolo Fabrizio
May 7, 2019

Customer Service is The Art: Are You Shaping Yours?

Customer Service Is The Art

‘Hi Paolo, can I tell you about the problem that I had with @namebrand? I’ve reached them via email, phone, and Messenger but they just let me down’. I receive such notes from many frustrated customers. Some of them are peers, others are clients. Guess what they all have in common? They’re looking for good…


Paolo Fabrizio
April 2, 2019

New Competencies That Every Customer Service Manager Needs

What Every Customer Service Manager Must Learn

“…And then we’ll have also a Q&A session with the audience..” That’s an excerpt from the typical conversation that I have over the phone when I get invited to a conference as speaker or panelist. Last week, I participated in two customer service conferences, so had the chance to listen to and answer many questions.…


Paolo Fabrizio
March 5, 2019

Customers Use Social To Cut The Double Waiting Time

Don't Make Your Customers Wait For Customer Service

Last week, I met the customer service team of an insurance company. I showed them a road map to help them integrate social networks effectively. They need to embrace Social Customer Service because an increasing number of customers ask for information and support thru Facebook and Twitter. As you can imagine, I had to answer…


Paolo Fabrizio
February 4, 2019

3 Common Customer Service Sins To Get Rid Of

Common Customer Service Sins

Last Monday I had an interesting conversation with Paul, an English colleague of mine. As we are both 100% customer service focussed, we usually talk about this topic. But this time, we did so in a different way, asking each other: ‘what’s the biggest customer service pain point in your local market?’ This simple question…


Paolo Fabrizio
January 7, 2019

Build Customer Service Priorities To Improve Your Business

Customer Service Priorities

The first days of the new year are usually full of good intentions: ‘I’ll start doing this, I’ll change that…’ and so on. Like it or not, sometimes we are not able to accomplish all that we wish to do. When it comes to customer service, it’s not easier since managers always struggle with constraints…


Paolo Fabrizio
December 4, 2018

Focus on People to Support Your Customers

Focus On People: Turn Customers' Frowns Into Smiles

Last week, I hosted a live Q&A on behalf of a client where I video-answered their colleague’s questions about Digital Customer Service. It’s not the first time that I have done it, but it’s always exciting dealing ‘live’ with questions that you don’t know in advance. In this case, my customers were the participants of…


Paolo Fabrizio
November 6, 2018

Why You Can’t Do Without The 3 Customer Service Pillars

Customer Service Pillars

You can’t fake customers. When they ask for support, they quickly realize whether the customer service they’re dealing with is rock solid or shaky. The difference is entirely relevant, since a rising number of people switch to a competitor after just one negative experience. So, in this article, you will learn about the three customer…


Paolo Fabrizio
October 9, 2018

How To Turn Customer Conversations Into Sales Opportunities

Good Customer Conversations Make For More Sales Opportunities

Our relationships are based on conversations and actions. Regardless as to whether they are personal or professional, we need to walk the talk if we want to build and nurture them. If we don’t, we may lose those relationships. When it comes to customer service, what we say, how we say it and what we…


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