Sound Communication: The Holdcom Blog

Still Talking After All These Years

A reflection on our 30 year anniversary and building an industry.By Andrew Begnoche Director of Operations at Holdcom February 7th, 2017 CDM Studios, New York, NY“Let’s stop there for a second,” interjects the engineer as he pushes the talk back mic in the main studio at New York City's CDM...

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On Hold Message Updates for Fall - Cheat Sheet

Coming soon pumpkin lattes and football season! We all know too well that Fall is around the corner. With the Fall season comes the opportunity for a crisp new marketing strategy. Will you be posting on social media; will you be doing any online ads? Whether you're in the healthcare,...

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Why Custom Audio is Important to Your Phone System

So you want to know why custom audio is important to your phone system? Your phone system is the first impression many customers receive.  It's the "front door" to your business and it needs a professional image. It's one of the easiest ways to improve customer experience. In addition to improving...

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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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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

What Your Holiday Phone Recording Should Say

Shoppers and busy bees seeking to check off everything on their to-do lists in the quickest way possible are in full swing during the holiday season. No one wants to spend hours on hold listening to dull phone recordings when they could be enjoying that time with their family and closest friends...

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How Your Callers Spend Their Holidays On Hold

"To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. ‘I will drink the ocean,’ says the persevering soul; ‘at my will mountains will crumble up." ~ Swami Vivekananda

Your customers should not have to conjure up this kind of will power to sit  through a Holiday Message On Hold...

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Holiday Voice Prompts and On Hold Tips

During the holiday season, many businesses find themselves busier than they are at any other time of year. Orders are pouring in, and along with those orders come a variety of questions and complaints that tie up the phone lines. While many retailers hire extra staff to help with the increased...

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5 Considerations for Updating Your Business Phone System

Keeping up with today's constantly changing technologies is top of mind with many businesses - for a good reason. Many small and midsized businesses are revisiting their computer systems, digital presence, and even their phone systems. New hosted VoIP solutions are feature-rich and appealing....

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