We’ve already established that voicemail greetings are important for business, because they’re the first things that your callers hear when they reach your voicemail inbox. And you probably already know all the basic components of a voicemail greeting, one that compels people to leave you important messages. But now there’s a new question that you may want to truly consider: should you hire a professional to record your greetings for you, or should you record it yourself? Read on and make your decision.
Recording Your Own Greeting
This is (and should be) your first instinct when you’re dealing with the answering service of your business telephone system. There are two major reasons for this:
1. You get to use the greeting script you want instantly.
2. You lend a more personal, approachable vibe to your greeting.
If you’re a small business, you can’t afford to spend time waiting for professional talents to finish recording your greetings for you. There’s also the fact that there’s a higher probability that your customers and clients prefer to have more personal contact with you.
The downside to this option is that you yourself would have to go through the effort of producing a greeting that sounds professional enough to make you credible.
Having Professionals Record Your Voicemail Greeting
This is a secondary choice for business owners, but this might be more convenient for a large number of business professionals. The major appeals of this option are:
1. It makes your office sound truly professional.
2. It helps make your business seem bigger than it actually is.
As a busy professional, it’s quite likely that you don’t have time to craft and practice a greeting, not to mention find a quiet place where you can record it. Thankfully, phone service companies like RingCentral offer professional recording services for a fee. You would need to wait a week or more to complete the process, after which you can already benefit from a professionally recorded greeting for your business phone system.