Sound Communication: The Holdcom Blog

What is IVR? How Does it Relate to Voice Prompts?

Working in our Client Relation's Department we often get asked what is the difference between a voice prompt and IVR (Interactive Voice Response). IVR is a telephony technology that can process a combination of touch tones and voice inputs.  IVR uses voice prompts to provide callers’ with...

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DIY Voice Prompts

If you've ever thought about recording your own prompts for your business, then you've probably already found out just how difficult it can be. Even with the right equipment (which alone costs thousands of dollars), depending on the word count it can take a week just to get the right recordings...

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Message On Hold - The Key to Unified Communications

Your team has worked diligently to create a marketing and communication strategy that will increase sales and strengthen your competitive edge. Understanding how to create effective audio marketing scripts for Message On Hold can make a difference as to how clients perceive your brand. Your...

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VOIP vs PBX Phone Systems

Today, businesses have an abundance of phone system options to consider for their communication needs. In the past, small to mid-size organizations with multiple phones relied on a private branch exchange (PBX), which connected internal lines to external lines, and managed functions such as call...

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Four Things To Avoid In Your IVR, Auto Attendant, and Voice Prompts

March 10, 2016 Harvey Edelman

Voice prompt menus, IVR, and auto attendant greetings can be a helpful way to get more information to your customers. You can mention your business hours, current specials, a temporary store closing, or a charity drive that you're going to be having in the near future. Since you may already have...

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Message On Hold: Script Tips to Keep Callers From Pouting

Children want what they want, RIGHT NOW.  Oh the potential drama which ensues if parents tell them to be patient. Their excitement builds and they slip into an imaginary world picturing themselves with the prized possession. But disaster can strike the moment they run out of patience. 

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Message On Hold & Voice Prompt Tips from Aristotle

At its heart, what is a message? What is it supposed to do? A message transfers information, but iif it is not engaging will that information reach the listener. Centuries ago Aristotle was so successful at creating an engaging message, humanity still listens to his words today. His artistic...

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Evergreen Audio: Recycle Your Message On Hold Audio for Video

Having to create professional recordings for your business can be time consuming and expensive. Typically, these scripts are used once in a Message On Hold and never heard again, but why not recycle the script content and reuse it on other mediums? Why not find multiple ways to use them?...

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6 Script Tips for Your Hold-Time

Audio marketing scripts  are used by many companies in today's business world. Hold times that are often filled with "dead air" or music can be used more effectively to convey messages to your customers. Here are five script tips for how to use Message On Hold, instead of playing boring... Read More

How Message On Hold Music Can Work For You

The frustration felt while waiting on hold is universal. Frustration can easily build when the caller is forced to listen to robotic recordings and lame elevator music. Too often hold time is time- consuming and impersonal. The time on hold is inevitable, but eliminating the impersonal quality...

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