Victory through voicemail: Leave messages that make an impact

November 2009
Sales Insider;11/18/2009, Vol. 4 Issue 75, p1
The article offers tips on how to increase the effectiveness of voicemail messages. It suggests to adjust the time if one is calling into other time zones and to keep to those same power hours. For those leaving a mini-novel on someone's voicemail, it is recommended to keep voicemail messages to between 10 and 15 seconds. It is also reminded to avoid saying anything that will make it easy for the person to disregard the message.


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