When you set up your voice mail system, you'll be asked to create a password (PIN), record a mailbox name and record a personal greeting.
It might take you a few minutes to figure out the perfect thing to say in your greeting so... take a few minutes, read through these tips and gather your thoughts... When you're ready, sign in and begin recording.
People sometimes get nervous recording their greeting. Write down a few notes, and practice what you're going to say before you record it.
Before you start recording, turn off anything in the background that might cause noise. This will ensure your voice is clear and easy to understand.
While clever greetings can be fun, they might not be appropriate for all situations. For instance, potential employers, repeat callers or loved ones with serious news may not appreciate the creativity.
Did you know? You can erase -- and re-record -- your greeting many times. If you don't like it the first time, you can try, try, try again.