No, my space bar hasn't broken down. I wrote that to make a point.
Yesterday afternoon I got a voice message from "someone". I still don't know who it was or what they wanted even after listening to it 10 times. I was able to pick out something about a house on the northeast side of town. They left their number, too but trying to decipher that is harder than reading encrypted spy messages. I think there was an 8.
It frustrates me to NO END to get a voice message that I have no way of understanding. I truly want to call them back but I can't - even their number was 'unknown' so I guess I'm going to have to pass. Maybe they'll call back.
I know that there are a LOT of people who really dislike talking on the phone so the quicker they get it over with, the better. WRONG. Do not pass Go. Do not get your call returned.
Remember this guy:
Do NOT be like him on the phone if you want to have your calls returned!!
*Speak SLOWLY and coherantly.
*Take breaths between your sentences
*Say your phone number SLOWLY: "You can call me at 444 (pause) 1 2 3 (pause) 4 5 6 7"
*Repeat your name and phone number at the end of the call
If you need to - especially if you're calling a client for the first time, write out some crib notes to follow. They won't know and if it helps you in your conversation, go for it!