Breaking News: The Motherhoood Song Video is done. Click here to view
We would like to invite any and all friends of Holdcom (customers, vendors, business associates, interested parties) to help us celebrate Mother’s Day and mothers everywhere by contributing to the Holdcom Motherhood Video Project. Send us your favorite video clips (or photo images) that express “Motherhood.” Chosen video clips and photos will be set to a song, entitled (appropriately) “Motherhood,” written by Neil Fishman and Harvey Edelman, which was part of an award-winning industrial film. These images can show mothers; mothers and their children; children playing, marching in parades, blowing out candles at parties, etc. We hope this video will make a wonderful gift for mothers everywhere on Mother’s Day 2011. So get those video clips and photos in by May 1st, 2011, and let us know who to credit if we use your clip or photo. Email your contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them on our Facebook fan page.
Check out Holdcom’s Facebook page for more photos or go to the Glen Rock Live website. If you were at the concert and have photos, please share at any of these sites. We are busy planning the next event. So if you are interested in sponsoring, performing or attending let us know at email@example.com
Have Some Chicken Soup While Waiting On Hold
Chicken soup, toast, and a good night’s rest – these are the treatments prescribed by Mom to cure any fever. Throughout our childhoods, Mom has been a bastion of love and care, always ready with a boiling pot of tea.
But then we grow up, and it’s time for us to leave home for travel, study, or work. Inevitably, the first sign of a cold strikes – maybe a headache or a stuffy nose – and Mom is miles away.
Holdcom Production Team Member Joe Blakely was a freshman at Towson University when he had to tackle a fever – or “the plague,” as he called it – on his own for the first time.
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Script writing may seem glamorous from a distance – “oh, you get to sit in a comfortable chair and write all day!” – but it is not an easy task. The risk for error is high, and if you miss just one period, or one typo, the entire project has to be revised. Not only that, but the mental gymnastics leave you physically exhausted – not to mention finger-cramped. The fact that English is an insane language doesn’t help!
1. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
2. English muffins weren’t invented in England nor French fries in France.
3. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat.
Or how about when we:
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While it may be common for an extension number such as “201” to be pronounced as “two-oh-one,” HOLDCOM’s Script Department recommends using “zero” in place of “oh” when stating addresses, phone numbers, extension numbers, etcetera to rule out any risk of miscommunication in Message-On-Hold programs and IVR menus. For example, if your business handles a large volume of international callers that don’t have a complete command of the English language, hearing “oh” in an IVR announcement could cause such callers to press the letter “O” rather than the number “zero” on the phone’s keypad.