Voice mail is an important tool that many of us use in our personal and business lives but we don’t really put much thought into how important that message other people hear when they reach it is and the impression it leaves on callers.

Your Phone Message Recording should sound professional and friendly. If you have a separate line for business, your personal line can be whatever you want it to be as long as only close friends and family are calling it and understand your humor if you choose to go that route.

A phone that takes any kind of business calls should always have a message that reflects your professionalism. This message is often the first interaction a business contact will have with you and an unprofessional message with slang or distasteful humor could make or break a deal with that contact.

Having a tasteful phone message is the first step in making a good impression but if you do it wrong, it could end up being the first step in making a bad impression!