Communicating by Phone – Say it Twice

Best practice when leaving voice mails is leaving your phone number twice.  That’s right…twice.

One of my pet peeves is when people leave me a message where they speak too fast and leave their phone number once. I end up having to replay the message 7 times hoping to be able at some point to make out the number.  Yes, I understand there is such a thing as caller id.  That may not always work, however.

Do yourself a favor.  When leaving a message that you would like returned, speak slowly and repeat the number.  My guess is you will see a higher “hit ratio” on returned calls.

© 2010 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

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