Sunday, July 6, 2008

What not to say in your voicemail greeting

Another thing about voicemail: if your greeting says "your call is important to me," change it. Now. The message you may wish to send is that you'll give careful attention to every message you receive. What the caller thinks, however, is that if everyone's call is important to you, no one's call is important to you.

Insipried by the the great book by Laura Penny, Your Call is Important to Us: The Truth About Bullshit.

1 comment:

Karen Goldner said...

My little brother's voicemail in college (in the days before ubiquitous cellphones) went something like this "your call is important to us, but of course not important to sit around waiting for it." I always liked that line. It also continued something along the lines that one of the roommates was either studying or helping the poor, while the other two roommates (my brother included) were probably drinking somewhere.

Of course, none of these guys were looking for jobs during this time.