My primary response to the question of VOICE MAIL is that it is a function of authenticity.
I believe it is appropriate to leave a voice mail on the first follow-up call:
- Referencing the predisposition.
- Leaving a return number.
- Indicating that if you don’t hear back, you will call again on (day).
After that, it’s a combination of authenticity, good judgment and professional perseverance.
- “Sorry I missed you again. Let me know a good time to catch up. Text or my e-mail is _________.”
- “I know we keep missing. I also know how important this is to you. I’ll keep trying until we connect.”
***This is another example of ‘Practice’… and thinking out the exact words you can use.
Nothing worse than hemming and hawing and fumbling your way through a voice mail.