Whether you are seeking a job, selling something, buying a service, or building a relationship you are bound to be confronted at some point with the need to leave a voice mail message. Too often, voice mail messages left today perpetuate what is affectionately referred to as the very unproductive “phone tag”.
It does not have to be that way. Instead of leaving a message that only requires one to have to call back many have learned five key elements that turn missed calls into productive events. These five elements, when used properly, will actually carry a conversation forward or eliminate the need for wasted follow-up calls.
Here are the five components of a great voice mail:
This is an excerpt from “Life’s Leadership Lessons” a collection of 53 anecdotal leadership lessons, each with an anecdote and the application of the topic in your everyday life. It is designed for use in weekly staff meetings or for personal development.