Item No2 on Denise' list is especially important.
It's probably cost you serious money to get the telephone to ring ( Possibly a couple of hundred dollars ). and your message must create anticipation in the caller.
This 15 second message can either supercharge or squash your business. The choice is yours! It's a powerful tool and warrants some serious thought about what you want this caller to do.
It matters not whether you like the new message; It's the caller we're trying to influence here.
The princess and I were in vastly different business. (She in fashion and I in construction) and needed a message to influence both markets. We settled on ....
"Sorry it's the machine greeting you! Hopefully we're out making some-one look good ....." Hopefully creating anticipation in the caller.
Your only objective when using a machine to take your calls should be for the caller to rush to open his check book and eagerly await your return call.
I'm sensing that some companies purposely put callers on hold in order to showcase their latest features to this captive audience. Voicemail is that powerful. Yours should be too.
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