Boost Your Business Image

As a business, the communication and image presented by your organization, creates the first impression. Since the window of opportunity to convey a positive first impression is very short, it’s important to ensure your business image is one that will attract customers and distinguish your company from the competition. Continue reading

The Importance of Audio Branding

Many businesses give a lot of thought to the visual components of their brand, but spend very little time considering their audio branding needs. Audio branding has numerous benefits that will only strengthen your visual efforts. Audio branding can help clarify your organization’s vision as well as encourage employees and customers make deeper connections with your brand. For example, imagine a MGM film without the lion’s roar or an Intel commercial without the short, electronic tune. Both of these audio components help make the brand memorable. Continue reading

The Business Advantages of a Phone System

A phone system has capabilities that go beyond normal phone services. When placing a phone call to a business that does not have a phone system, you will reach either reach the person you intended, hear the busy tone, receive no answer, or be asked to leave a message. Even if you reach an actual person at the organization, you could be greeted differently depending on who answers the phone. Without a phone system, it can be difficult to transfer callers, so you may be asked to hang up and call back using a different number. Continue reading

Meet the Grand Prize Winner of the Halloo Contest!

Meet the Grand Prize Winner of our Halloo contest! We asked the question, “How do you use Halloo in your business?” Jim Czekner, Founder of Meta Section, LLC, submitted this entry:

“Meta Section is our second company using Halloo.  The first company was sold to a technology services vendor a few years ago.  Keeping everything virtual with companies like Halloo, Amazon Web Services, and other cloud services affords us great flexibility and portability. Continue reading

Halloo Hint: Call Forwarding Preferences

The Halloo Find-Me, Follow-Me feature connects you to incoming calls based on your call forwarding setup. Each user in your account will program one or more lines, corresponding to their home, office, and mobile numbers. Then, each user will set rules to tell the system where they are currently and when they plan to change locations, so that the forwarding system can follow appropriately. Continue reading

7 Tips for Effective Voicemail Greetings

How much attention do you pay to the greeting when transferred to voicemail? Often times, small business voicemail messages are outdated or so generic that listeners tune out until they hear the beep. You can change the impression that your voicemail recording leaves on your callers by following these steps: Continue reading

The Importance of First Impressions in a Virtual World

First impressions are important, even more so via the phone. As a business owner, you will not be able to answer every call personally or at the time that it occurs. When directing calls to voicemail, take a few moments to consider the first impression that your callers will receive. First impressions are made quickly – within the first seven seconds – and take a lot of effort to fix if you start off on the wrong foot. Continue reading