Editor’s note: Gary Stauble’s “2-Minute Coaching” gives you quick, easy-to-implement ideas on various subjects.
Question: What voicemail message can I leave that will yield a high number of returned calls?
If the intent of your voice mail message is to get a call back, then you are going to want to do these four things:
- Be concise
- Break your listener’s normal preoccupation
- Capture their interest/create mystery
- Move them to action
Here are some of my favorite messages to leave:
(The Mysterious Message)
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Hi Bob, this is Gary Stauble. My phone number is 408-847-1129. It’s about nine o’ clock on Tuesday. Please give me a call when you have a moment, I have a quick question for you. Again, my number is 408-847-1129. Thanks.
Hi Bob, this is Gary Stauble. My phone number is 408-847-1129. It’s about nine o’ clock on Tuesday. I’m an executive recruiter and I was given your name by someone who recommended that we speak. I’ll be available until 3:00 p.m. today, if you could give me a call before then I’d appreciate it. Again, my phone number is 408-847-1129. Thank you.