Voicemail Etiquette: How to Send the PERFECT Professional Voicemail at Work

Adriana Girdler

Feel awkward leaving a voicemail? These tips will make you a pro! If you’re not used to leaving voicemails, it can be awkward, intimidating, and …

Feel awkward leaving a voicemail? These tips will make you a pro!

If you’re not used to leaving voicemails, it can be awkward, intimidating, and just plain nerve wracking. You might fear forgetting to mention important information, stuttering, or leaving out an important detail. Voicemails may seem like a small thing to be worried about, but they’re a part of day to day life in the professional world, so you must make sure you have them mastered.

With that reality out of the way, it’s also important for me to tell you that learning to leave great voicemails is NOT as difficult as you may think. There are just a few things you’ll need to remember in order to leave an amazing voicemail. After watching today’s video, you won’t even hesitate to pick up the phone and leave a message.

In this video, we’ll cover:

  • How to ENSURE the message is POSITIVE both ways
  • What DETAILS to include in your voicemail
  • How LONG your voicemail should be
  • How to stick to the point and leave the rest for when they call you back
  • The KEY thing you can do to make sure they return your call
  • The words you need to AVOID saying
  • When NOT to leave a voicemail!

I’ve left my share of doozies, and I’ve learned a lot from them. Now, I don’t even question when or how to leave a voicemail; it’s just part of my professional life. My goal is to make it the same for you so that you can succeed in your professional career, day-to-day.

So, let’s get started. Head over to the video and we can chat more there!


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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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