First published on this website in February 2018 and last updated in January 2020
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If you record voicemail messages on your phones or set up ‘out-of-office’ responses for your email, it is important to get them to do their job well, both in what they say and how they put this across. Many churches and Christian leaders could make significant improvements by following some straightforward principles.
These notes give practical advice in:
- The basics of recording a good voicemail message
- The content (personal, positive, sensible, short, simple, truthful)
- The style (natural, welcoming, varied, clear, professional)
- Setting up an out-of-office email
The basics given are:
- record a personal message
- consider a time-specific message
- keep any system simple
- select a low number of rings
- listen to the message
- beware compromising security.
Follow these guidelines for voicemail and out-of-office replies that are effective.
Here is the link to this item: TN105 - Recording a voicemail message.pdf
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These notes were updated in January 2020 with minor amendments to the text.