Sound Communication: The Holdcom Blog

3 Reasons IVRs Can Make or Break Your Brand

IVR systems. We've all used it and we've all had experiences where we were trapped in a routing loop unable to reach a human being and stuck yelling at a "robot" we can barely understand. 

When was the last time you've had an experience like that? How did it make you feel about the brand who...

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Voice Assistant Technology & Customer Experience

As technology changes, the customer experience and human interaction changes as well. We have become reliant on the use of cellphones and the convenience of information at our fingertips. Technology advancements have caused such disorders as Nomophobia or the fear of being out of mobile phone...

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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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Unified Communications: Is The Human Voice Dying?

September 23, 2015 Sioban Schmeding telephony, audio, IVR

Unified Communications, often called UC, has been around for decades and synonymous with Moore's law that loosely states the growth of technology doubles every year while the cost remains constant, VoIP and UC are both keeping pace with this important revelation. 

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3 Ways IVR Can Enhance Your Business

The first impression that clients and customers have on a business is a pretty important one. The typical first thing a client does is make a phone call to your business. When choosing to use IVR or an automated voice attendant, it is important to create a pleasant and simple experience for the...

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Using the Right IVR to Sound Like a Big Company

Although automated phone greetings are often the first interactions customers have with your company, many small business owners don't take necessary steps to make sure they are making the correct first impression. Deciding what options to present and composing a concise and understandable...

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Best Practices For IVR, Voice Prompts, and Auto Attendant

 

As a business owner, you are likely interested in providing superior quality at every customer touch point for your business. One of the first things a customer may encounter is your telephony technology, be it IVR, voice prompts, or an Auto Attendant. What can you do to ensure that your...

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Small Doesn't Mean Unprofessional

Small businesses using the right auto attendant/IVR can sound like a bigger company. Small should mean professional. With 21st century technology, it's possible for a small company to present itself just as professionally as a mega-corporation.

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5 Healthcare IVR Best Practices

In HealthcareIVR Systems are used to automate a wide variety of tasks: route calls to different departments, announce office or facility hours, allow patients to confirm appointments, and more. In many cases, the functionality of a system is limited by the way the prompts and announcements are...

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