Week # 5. Change Your Phone Message
The goal is to build a large database. In order to do that, you'll want to collect as many emails as possible. This next tip is so obvious you'll laugh and think to yourself, "Why didn't I think of that?"
Change the message on your voice mail to ask for email addresses.
Your Voice Mail Script: "Hi, this is ____. I am sorry I am unable to answer the phone. Please feel free to leave a message, your name, phone number and email address. I'll get back to you as soon as possible."
Leave a Message Script: "Hi, this is____. I am sorry I missed you. Please feel free to call me back or email me at Claudia@claudiawicks.com." Make sure you say your email slowly and enunciate clearly.
Many people are just as comfortable emailing you. They don't want to call you late at night. Often they are online at 11:30 pm, just like you. You have just made it easy for them to communicate with you.
Pretty simple, isn't it? How many of you are going to change your voice mail message?