Sound Communication: The Holdcom Blog

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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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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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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Expanding Business Using Multilingual Marketing

Wouldn't it be awesome if everyone on the planet spoke the same language? Marketing to a global audience requires breaking language barriers.  As an expanding business, it's important that your customer support system and marketing materials are consistent. As an expanding business you can't...

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Voice Prompts, Message On Hold, and the Customer Experience

Your customer has a busy day. One of his kids was sick this morning, a tire was flat on the car, work at the office is piled up after a holiday, and the office fridge isn't working so he had to go out for lunch. On top of all that, he must call your company today and he's likely to have to spend...

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Customer Service: Reminders for Facing Angry Customers

Negative people are like the pimple that grows smack dab in the middle of your face for before a public appearance; they show up unexpectedly and completely uninvited. The sad truth is that no matter how professional you are, how perfect your presentation is, or how many people come to you with ...

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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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