Articles by Paolo Fabrizio

Paolo Fabrizio
November 6, 2017

The Secret of Effective Communication with Customers

Effective Communication,

Everything we say or write is an attempt to convey a message. We tend to think that we excel in effective communication. But, like it or not, most of the times we fail. This is essentially due to two reasons: We have used unclear language (technical words, jargon or ‘brandalese’) that our listener could not understand…


Paolo Fabrizio
October 9, 2017

What Happens If You Leave The ‘Why’ In Customer’s Hands

Don't Leave The 'Why' In Your Customer's Hands

“Why” is a word that tends to arise in most of our conversations, regardless the topic we’re discussing. It’s so important that Simon Sinek wrote a whole, wonderful book about it that I suggest you to read. When it comes to customer service, if you leave the whys in customer’s hands you’ll have then to deal with


Paolo Fabrizio
September 11, 2017

Why No News Is Not Good News In Customer Service

no news is not good news

When I started working about 20 years ago, a mantra was ‘we must avoid customer complaints.’ That was the first time I heard about customer retention. Today, working as a customer service consultant and trainer, I still see many companies trying to prevent complaints. But in the meantime, technology has dramatically changed customers’ behavior. In this


Paolo Fabrizio
August 7, 2017

How To Effectively Deal With Customer Rage

Ccustomer Rage

A couple of weeks ago I was on a train heading to Florence, Italy. Unfortunately we remained stuck inside a tunnel for over 2 hours. All of the passengers were stranded, as the train crew literally disappeared. Desaparecidos (that’s how we say it in Italy!). We could barely understand the ‘train voice’, which gave us


Paolo Fabrizio
July 10, 2017

Nobody Hears The Customer Screaming

nobody hears the customer scream except the customer-centric

I recently attended two major customer service events here in Italy. The first was ‘Chat Bots For Enterprise‘ which  took place in Florence and it was mainly attended by software providers. The second one, ‘Customer day‘, was held in my home city, Milan. Many customer service directors of major brands gathered to tell about how they


Paolo Fabrizio
June 5, 2017

The Answer Is Customers: What Are The Right Questions?

Customer retention: The Answer Is Customers: What Are The Right Questions?

Here’s the good news: commitment, perseverance and business acumen are essential to get new customers. Here’s the bad news: once you won them you need to use the same ingredients plus adding extra effort if you want to retain them! As business is based on the relationship between people, it is paramount to nurture them


Paolo Fabrizio
May 8, 2017

4 Sentences That Make Your Customers Mad

4 Sentences that make your customers mad:Happy Your Customers

Sometimes innocent words ignite fires – especially if you work in a customer service environment. I guess you’ve heard of the mantra ‘just follow the rules’, right? So I ask you: what happens when the rules don’t work? After many years within companies, and now today as a customer service consultant, I can tell you


Paolo Fabrizio
April 14, 2017

Curatti On Air: Overcoming Social Customer Service Hurdles

Even though most people use social media every day, many brands are still reluctant to use it as customer support channels. That’s due to different reasons but – as a consultant – I’ve experienced three Social Customer Service hurdles, and I’ve turned them into questions for you in this post. At the end of it


Paolo Fabrizio
March 6, 2017

Use Social Customer Service To Nurture Your Business

nurture business relationships

For many years, customer service has been underrated. Most brands have considered it ‘a post-sales activity’ or worse ‘just a necessary cost’. This ignores the inner value of customer service for overall business. Well, if you still have this kind of approach in 2017, it is no wonder that you struggle to retain your customers! In this


Paolo Fabrizio
February 6, 2017

The Must-Have’s of a Social Customer Service Platform

Social Customer Service platform

‘Hey Paolo, what’s the best Social Customer Service platform for my business’? This is a question I often get asked that can not be answered with a tweet. In fact, by the time a brand is searching for a ‘digital dashboard’ to interact with different channels with customers, they should have already planned their overall customer


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