When was the last time you listened to your cell phone’s out-going voice mail message (the greeting your callers hear before they leave you a message)?
If it’s been a while, you might wish to update it. Times have changed.
Here are a few suggestions:
Make it Personal
Callers would probably prefer to hear your voice rather than a canned “generic” voice.
Make it Short
We all know what to do after the beep; no need to explain it.
Make it Easy
There is no need to ask your callers to leave a number or the time that they called. Most cell phones record this information automatically.
Make it Friendly
Think about the recordings you hear when you call your friends. Yours should be more like the ones you like and less like the ones you don’t.