Are you a voicemail blabberer?
[Cross-posted from the GotVoice blog]
If you’ve ever left a blabbering voicemail after which you hung up, thinking, “Wow, I really sounded like an idiot,” just relax with this little bit of schadenfreude. It could have been worse. You could have been like this guy:
Thanks to David Wygant’s dating blog for the link to this video. His advice is good all around. A voicemail message is like a good presentation: it should be short, sweet and end with a call to action. Identify yourself, give your reason for calling, and give a compelling reason for a call back. “I have some information to share with you” or “I read that article you mentioned, and I’d love to talk with you about it” are good. Or, in the dating sphere, perhaps, “I had a great time meeting you and would love to hang out again.”
What about you–what is your advice for leaving a good voicemail message? Or what not to say?