The truth is that I hadn’t touched my voicemail greeting in a very long time. Heck, I hadn’t even given it a second thought since I-don’t-know-when. That email did make me curious, so I pulled out my phone and listened to what my clients and prospects were hearing. …And, UGH!
Good news: I like the what the message said, overall.
Bad news: When I made that recording it’s clear that I was either:
A) not really trying
B) not caffeinated enough, or
C) trying to be quiet while recording in public.
Whatever was going on when I recorded that greeting 6 or 12 months ago, that message was pretty bad.
So, step one is already taken done — I now care what the message sounds like. Step two was to be more energetic, and so I downed another cup of coffee. Step three — there was no one to interrput or to hear me talk to myself, so I went into my bedroom (no echo due to the bed, linens, etc) and recorded made a few attempts at a new recording.
I gotta say, the results are pretty dramatic. Good thing I had the presence of mind to make a “quick-n-dirty” recording of what I sounded like before the “voicemail makeover.”
Take a listen, below. (warning: POOR audio quality)
THANK YOU ELIZABETH!!!