Terry Matlen of ADD Consults offered this article by Suzanne Babb on Organizing and Controlling Voicemails Terry also recently featured my article Choosing the Right Planner for You on her site. I'm so honored!
My Tips for Organizing and Following up on Voicemail
I use a RediForm message book. This has been working well because as is typical for me, I customized it to my needs! I like the large spaces for me to write in so I can write large and be able to read it without wearing my reading glasses! : )
So here's how I customize it. Since I know the message is for me, I made up my own way to use the fields.
- TO field for the caller name
- FROM field for their phone numbers
- DATE field for date of message
- TIME field for the date I returned the call.
- MESSAGE field is the message, plus I note whether or not they have called me back. After 2 - 3 followups I stop calling them.
Just recently I discovered two other Rediform tools which I might consider giving a try.
How do you handle following up on your voicemails?
I recently figured out how to allow people to leave active links in my blog comments!!
If you write or have written a post about voicemails...submit your link here by clicking on comments and typing it in! And by the way...it is NOT a no-follow link : ) If the link you submit is not related...sorry but it will be deleted : )