When was the last time you actually listened to your own voicemail recording? Most of us consider ourselves interesting, creative women, but that’s not how our voicemail sounds.
Wonder how many thousands of times I’ve heard that the person I’m calling is “…out of the office or on another line, but your message is important…”
There is no reason for anyone—with the possible exception of a funeral home—to have a mundane voicemail message. Get over it girls! Do us all a favor and create an interesting, upbeat voicemail recording.
STOP everything and listen to your voicemail recording RIGHT NOW. If it’s as boring as I predict, use these steps to get it right!
- Write a fun message. Make it SHORT but interesting. Consider using words like “great day,” “excited,” “just as FAST as I can.”
- Stand up (important!) Smile while you’re talking (equally important!)
- Record your message a little faster than you ordinarily speak.
- Play it back and re-record until you’ve got it right.
- Listen…and SMILE!