I don’t know if the rise in a bad economy is responsible for a similar rise in Bad Voice Mail Performance — but there has to be a correlation somewhere!
When you leave a Voice Mail message, be brief. Get to the point. Do not just say “call me” and hang up. Provide information and the action you need me to take, if any.
When you create a Voice Mail greeting, be brief. Just saying your name is enough. Don’t make us sit through your script as a captive caller. Set us free to speak as soon as possible.
For some reason lately, silliness reigns in the Voice Mail people leave and in the Voice Mail Greetings they create.
Sometimes skits are performed in silly voices.
Sometimes only guttural sounds are uttered.
One time I thought I heard music playing as the accompaniment to the sung message!
Have you ever been the victim of a Bad Voice Mail Message/Greeting Performance? If not, I’ll warn you now they are almost as annoying as the phantom phones ringing in radio commercials!
If you have had to set through a bad recorded performance, what methods did the culprit use that made you want to smash your phone handset into the fourth wall?