Holdcom continues to look for new and innovative ways to give back to our community. Andrew Begnoché, Director of Operations at Holdcom had this to say about attending the networking event for Northern NJ Business Volunteer Council – Hosted and sponsored by The Capital Grille in the Garden State Plaza. “It was a great night. I met a bunch of folks who are doing wonderful things within our community. I left with new ideas and new goals for Holdcom.” The evening featured networking with Member companies as well as individuals looking to get themselves or their companies involved in volunteering. If you’re looking to participate, check out these upcoming events:
Fun and Games with the BVC is a Fun-filled night which includes an all-you-can-eat international buffet, beer & wine, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, games, comedy, swag bags, and more.
Date: Friday October 28th from 6 – 10pm.
Location: IKEA Paramus, NJ
Employee Volunteer Program – Nuts & Bolts is an all day training session which will help you be a successful volunteer. Getting involved in the community contributes to the bottom line. Find out how to develop and run an effective Empolyee Volunteer Program.
Date: Friday November 4th 9-2pm
Location: BMW of North America in Franklin Lakes, NJ
To Register and purchase tickets for either event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-489-9454 ext. 119.
Since 2004, The Holdcom Voice has been our monthly newsletter. A lot has changed in the past seven years, including our website, online store, and social media presence. Last month, you might have noticed a change in the look of our e-mails. This month, we want to present the newest version of our newsletter, The Voice. The Voice is still Holdcom’s monthly newsletter with information about our audio marketing, our clients, our partners, our staff, office events, exclusive promotions, and other various helpful content. Our updated name and header is meant to reflect our ongoing innovation, our embracing of social media, and our continuous commitment to help our customers benefit from the power of audio marketing.
Bonus: Look for new headers for Holdcom Cares and Sound Communication in your mailbox this month!
The iconic yellow and black smiley face was created in 1963 by Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts. According to Ball, the smiley face has no politics, geography, or religion. By creating “World Smile Day”, Ball wanted people to forget about differences for just one day. The first “World Smile Day” was celebrated in 1999, and it has continued ever since.
This year, “World Smile Day” is taking place on Friday, October 7th. The Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation would like you to take the day to “Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile!”
Click here to read more about “World Smile Day”.
What else is happening this month? Check out our October Message-On-Hold Ideas to find out.
Have you visited www.SlideShare.net yet? SlideShare is an idea sharing website specifically for slide presentations and documents. Topics range from How To’s and Tips, to Business and Management, to Humor and beyond. With over 55 million monthly visitors, SlideShare is one of the largest sharing sites on the web. Click here to visit Holdcom’s SlideShare profile and view some of our newest presentations.
Click to view our presentation, 5 Ways to Utilize Audio to Enhance your Small Business
Congratulations to October’s Client of the Month, longtime Holdcom client, Robbie’s Automotive & Collision Specialists!
Based in Dover, NJ, Robbie’s Automotive was opened in 1983 by current owner Robbie Berman and his father, Bernie. Robbie’s sets itself apart from other auto body repair shops by using state-of-the-art equipment, stocking an extensive parts warehouse, and employing factory-trained technicians. According to Robbie, “All of our repair decisions are based on our three “unchangeables” which are: honesty, accommodation, and excellence. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction each and every time.”
To keep his customers informed, Robbie plays a Message On Hold program from Holdcom. “It has made people more aware of our services.” As Robbie’s Collision offers auto body collision repair, a full service mechanical shop, vehicle rentals, and more, his on-hold marketing programs have a lot to cover!
Over the years, Robbie has enjoyed watching his business and Holdcom both grow larger. “Holdcom is one of the best,” he says. “You guys are amazing. And your detailed website is great!”
Holdcom CEO, Harvey Edelman, pointed out that “Robbie’s became a customer of ours the year we incorporated in 1988. Back then, Holdcom had three employees and one computer. There’s been some ups and downs since then but we’re both still here and thriving because we’ve always put the customer first. Business associations with that kind of longevity are rare and special.”
Congratulations again to Robbie’s Automotive & Collision Specialists!
One of my colleagues recently worked on an e-training recording and I asked him if his experience could provide any tips for other clients looking to produce material for the same purposes.
Off the bat, he explained that when the e-training piece is set up as a conversation between two characters, it’s wise for the client to be certain the two voice talents he selects do not sound similar. When two similar-sounding voice talents have a dialog, the end result may sound like someone having a discussion with himself, rather than two different people conversing as intended.
One of the best, and most obvious, ways to avoid this is to choose one male voice and one female voice to interact with one another. However, if only one gender is preferred, Holdcom can definitely meet the requirements. Holdcom has a great roster of voice talents, who are well-experienced in e-training recordings. Just be sure to pay close attention to the characteristics of each voice when sampling them at www.holdcom.com/voices. Also, be sure to provide the talents with plenty of recording instructions about the characters they’re “playing” – and this will ensure an optimum read.