The Difference Between Speech and Writing. The Difference Between Speech and Writing Do you write the way you speak?
Do you speak the way you write? Probably not. Although talking and writing are forms of communication, they're often very different. Writing is, in general, a more formal pursuit than speaking. The way we write is just plain different than the way we speak, and that's okay - for the reasons I outlined above, it's supposed to be. But what about when you're writing something that's supposed to be spoken?
That's where things get a little tricky. Interestingly, people frequently use contractions and don't realize it. Here is an example. 5 Examples of Funny Voicemail Greetings-and why you should avoid them. 5 Examples of Funny Voicemail Greetings & why you should avoid them A funny voicemail greeting is one of those things that seems like a good idea...until you hear it time and time again.
For business and professional life, a funny cell phone message just doesn't make sense. Here are 5 examples of funny phone greetings...and why you shouldn't use them on your cell. The Voicemail Greeting Song Made famous by George Costanza, the answering machine song sometimes seems like a good idea: it's out of the box, unexpected, and definitely a novelty. Defining Message On Hold Objectives. The key to creating well-optimized on hold marketing programs is starting with well defined objectives.
How can you write a great script and great content if you don't know what your goals are? Here are some common Message On Hold programming objectives and how to structure your content to achieve them: Entertain. Lessons For Your Next Virtual Tour From the Google Art Project. Have you heard of the Google Art Project?
It turns out, Google has been using its space-capturing technology all over the world. From the comfort of your computer screen, you can visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, and many other major museums. The benefit: a worldwide audience can now access priceless works of art from any computer, no airplane required.
Instant access to the world’s highest of high art. The problem: It’s not particularly well done. My Overhead Music Experience at the Mall. My Overhead Music Experience at the Mall Sound can be a powerful tool in marketing strategies.
In retail setting specifically, overhead music can have tremendous impact. As it turns out, the absence of music can also be a powerful factor in consumer buying decisions. I personally noticed the effects of retail store background music on a recent shopping trip. My first stop was a very well known department store; one you can find in most shopping centers throughout the country.
Thinking Outside the Message On Hold Box. Social Media Accounts.
Seaso nal Promotions. Upcoming events. Ensuring Correct Pronunciations in Message On Hold Scripts. Ensuring Correct Pronunciations in Message On Hold Scripts Speech is a largely unconscious process.
We might think about what we want to say, but we intuitively know how to say certain words, acceptable volumes, and where to place pauses. Depending on where you live and what dialect of a language you speak, there might be differences in pronunciation. In English, “stresses” are important indicators of words and their meaning, but there is no definite pattern that outlines which syllables are to be accented. Pronunciation is important because it helps define meaning. Daylight Savings Time Reminder. Daylight Savings Time Reminder Don't forget to turn your clocks back this weekend.
Daylight Savings Time ends Saturday Night. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep, and make sure you don't get as confused about the time change as our audio production team: Emoticons, the limitations of text, and the need for internet audio. Emoticons, the limitations of text, and the need for internet audio :) :( :P Do you know what any of these symbols mean?
You probably do—they’re emoticons, the tool we use to show emotions online. The first modern emoticon was proposed by Scott Fahlman of Carnegie Mellon in 1982 as a “Character sequence for joke markers.” Fahlman was used to posting online and was disheartened when his sarcastic comments were taken seriously. The Holdcom Office Episode 1: Holdcom Goes International.
The Holdcom Office Episode 1: Holdcom Goes International Recording multilingual productions is just one of the audio marketing services we provide at Holdcom.
Lately, our audio producers have been working on a lot of jobs with international flavor. What happens when one of them, Nick, decides to brush up on some foreign languages? Airline Hold Times During Hurricane Irene. Airline Hold Times During Hurricane Irene Airline customer service departments had phone lines ringing off the hook during the Hurricane Irene's blast up the east coast last week. If you were one of the unlucky travelers during this time, you probably spent a long time waiting on hold for an airline customer service representative! If you were trying to reach an airline via Twitter, you might have waited hours for a response, or had your tweet completely ignored all together. What could have these airlines done to shorten hold time and provide customers with the best customer service under such unfortunate circumstances? Multilingual Communication Aids Customer Service. Visual communication is nearly a cultural universal.
If you’ve ever bought furniture from IKEA, you’ll know the little white instruction book that comes with your unassembled furniture doesn’t have any words to be read, just pictures and diagrams to help you put everything together. And if you’ve ever bought furniture from IKEA, you’ll know that this instruction booklet seldom includes enough information for you to confidently assemble your new dining room table, couch, or television stand, because visual communication, employed here as a cost-saving mechanism, is an ineffective tool. People like to be communicated with in their own language, which can make “going multilingual” an important customer service strategy.
Your Customers Are Shouting, Are You Listening? Customer service complaints are being pumped out live, and consistently while the these customers are hot and bothered. Twitter has enabled millions to broadcast their negative customer service experiences to all of their “followers” and maybe their followers' followers. No longer is there an opportunity to make it right and take back what was already posted on hundreds, possibly thousands of Twitter account holders' feeds. These comments are searchable, permanent, and powerful.
Gone is the cool down period. When consumers are unhappy, don't be surprised if they shout it from the tops of their smart phones. How Special Education Teachers Can Enhance Your eLearning Techniques. How Special Education Teachers Can Enhance Your eLearning Techniques Research has shown adding audio to multimedia presentations enhances a learner's grasp on the content (image, video, or text) provided. Special Education teachers use audio visual learning techniques to increase attention span, and stimulate auditory and visual senses of learning disabled students. By producing a mixture of sound, dialogue, and music, corresponding with images and videos, the given learners become a more captive audience, absorbing and retaining what is being communicated to them. Just as attention deficit students respond better to audio visual learning techniques, your audience will too.
Message On Hold is Your First Impression. Message On Hold is Your First Impression Today Customer Service battles are being fought virtually instead of face to face. From social media sites to consumer affairs call centers, presenting the right image can mean the difference between winning or losing a customer. As the playing field has shifted from complaint departments to the ever-expanding ether of the internet, control of your image has also shifted. According to a survey conducted by Chief Executive Magazine, 96% of chief executives rank their reputation as "very important" to achieving business goals. Choosing the Right Message On Hold Equipment. The scary side of implementing your Messages On Hold can be picking the right equipment.
Message On Hold Wisdom From Panel Experts. Health and Wellness Luncheon at Holdcom. Health and Wellness Luncheon at Holdcom On Tuesday, May 24th, Holdcom participated in a “Health and Wellness Lunch and Learn” sponsored by Event Dango, with a complimentary lunch from Subway. From Holdcom, Signing Off. From Holdcom, Signing Off September 13th, 2010. It’s been a wild ride. Straight out of college and into the fast lane, juggling start-up news, gadget tech, and by-the-minute tweets while back of mind threads relevant newsletter articles from the chatter and the traffic.
Using Message on Hold in a Real Time World. Using Message on Hold in a Real Time World The globalized, plugged in community of today’s world is always looking for a quick fix and fast information. Behold, The Power of Real Human Audio. Behold, The Power of Real Human Audio. A Message on Hold Nightmare, from a Message On Hold Blogger. Managing Your On Hold Space. "What's Your Address?" Ask Holdcom!
3D Audio While Waiting On Hold - Soon? [VIDEO] How Message On Hold Can Increase Call Tolerance. Marketing On Hold Services Via Mobile Medium. Inside Professional Virtual Greeting Messages. Only Audio - A Revolution in Mobile Gaming. Urban Exploration. Internal Segmentation. Remembering Voice: Martin Luther King Jr. What Google Instant Preview and Message On Hold Share. On Hold Magic. Traveling with On Hold Voices.