Growing a Business

Redirected To Voice Mail? Know How To Get A Call Back For SURE

We live in an e-mail dominated world but still there are people who prefer connecting over the phone.

People prefer e-mails because they are not very personal and you can reply at your convenience. Also, you can easily ignore the e-mail if you want to. Phone calls are personal and intimate, which means you need courage to make a phone call and seal a deal immediately. This works quite well for many people while others don’t really like it. Whatever your personal preferences may be, there is no denying that picking up the phone and making a call is much better. However, what if you are redirected to voice mail? Your message should be compelling enough for the person to call you back. Sadly, people don’t really care about this and the messages they leave are embarrassing incompetent.

If you are wondering why no one responds to your voicemails, it may be because you are not leaving your message properly or because you are not leaving enough information for the person to be motivated to call you back.

We have a few valuable tips to help you change that:

Tell Who You Are

This may seem obvious but the number of people who skip this or do not do it properly is too high. You should let the person know who you are and what your number is in the beginning itself. You should repeat the details at the end as well. When you say your number you should be clear and loud so that the person understands what you are saying. No one wants to listen to your message twice to get the number.

Use The Number You Want To Be Called At

Calling from one number and asking the person to call on another number is making things complicated. Keep it simple.

Be Precise

Don’t create a long story. Don’t beat around the bush. If you are calling for the first time, let the person know how you learnt about him and why you contacted him. If you already spoke before, remind him about it. After that, get to the point. Leave a relevant message rather than go rambling forever. People get easily annoyed when your ramble or do not keep it relevant.

No Questions

You are leaving a message. You should never ask questions. You can ask questions when you get the call. Leave the message and hang up.

Keep It Professional

Your voice should be professional, easy-to-understand, and enthusiastic. If you come across as rude and unprofessional, no one will call you back. Also make sure that there is no disturbance in the background when you leave your message.

Following these tips will increase your chances of people calling you back after listening to your voicemail.

Entrepreneurial Learning

It is very important to follow etiquette when you leave a message on someone’s voicemail because the person will decide whether to call you or ignore you based on your message. Make sure it is professional and relevant.

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