Voicemail Makeover

Earlier this week I got an email from Elizabeth Hagen, asking when was the last time that I changed my outgoing voicemail message.

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)




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