Andy Capaloff

Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Your Content

Considering Outsourcing Your Content?

Should you consider outsourcing your content? There may be any number of factors that can help you to decide. And the same factors could (or should) also be applied to your: Lead Generation Social Media Scheduling Social Media Strategy and Management SEO Any other aspect of your business that an expert may be able to

Paolo Fabrizio

Stop Wasting Your Customer’s Time If You Want To Keep Them

Stop Wasting Your Customer's Time

Putting ourselves in our customer’s shoes is the best approach to serve them best. “Imagine that you need some information. You ask for it, but nobody answers. Also consider that you had paid that brand to get such information, but they just did not do it. So, how would you feel about that?”  I guess your

Paolo Fabrizio

3 Things To Know About A Customer Service Pilot

Customer Service Pilot

Are you planning to launch a new service or to integrate a new support channel? Well, before doing that, you’d better set a test phase during which you’ll get valuable feedback, insights and data. All of these results will enable you to wisely decide whether to ‘keep the new thing going’ or just abort it. So, what

Paolo Fabrizio

How To Manage Customer Service Triggers

Customer Service Triggers

A couple of weeks ago I met the customer service manager of a mid-sized company. He told me about their first pivotal attempt to deliver support thru digital channels, and why they’ve decided to quit after a short time. Guess what? They quit because they we’re receiving many complaints via live chat and Twitter. Now,

Reuben Yonatan

How NOT to work with Bad Clients – Infographic

How NOT to work with Bad Clients

The best advice I ever received? Know when to say NO. And that includes saying no to bad clients! It feels as though it is a risk-filled venture to dismiss any offer. After all, people lead to people. And you never want to be seen as someone with whom it is difficult to come to

Paolo Fabrizio

Are You Making Your Customer’s Lives Easier?

Are You Making Your Customer's Lives Easier?

A few weeks ago I attended the Customer Service Summit in New York. One of the most highlighted topics was customer’s shift towards text-based channels (social networks, instant messaging apps and chat). So what are the consequences of this new habit? Simple and scary: customers have higher and higher expectations, and they easily become impatient

Paolo Fabrizio

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

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

Robin Singh

A Newbie’s Guide To Knowledge Bases

A Newbie’s Guide To Knowledge Bases

In today’s connected world, consumers expect fast and accurate information. If you can’t provide them with what they want exactly when they want it, they will find someone who can. It’s really as simple as that! Which is why you need to try and meet every need of your target customers. Consistently satisfying customers makes

Paolo Fabrizio

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

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