Blog: Voicemail

8 Voicemail Scripts That Boost Sales Call Response Rates

8 Voicemail Scripts That Boost Sales Call Response Rates

When it comes to leaving voicemail, everyone has their struggles. Some of us feel put on the spot and not sure how to be succinct without losing the important parts of the message. Others may launch into a story-like message that most decision-makers won’t pay attention to for more than two seconds, thereby losing interest, once again. Fortunately, with the help of some research and the inspiration of some voicemail scripts, you can improve the way you leave messages to increase response rates and more.

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28 Business Voicemail Greetings for Main Office and Personal Numbers: Formal, Informal, Modern, and Just Hilarious

28 Business Voicemail Greetings for Main Office and Personal Numbers: Formal, Informal, Modern, and Just Hilarious

A voicemail greeting can be act as a introduction to your company and set the tone for the rest of your company's relationship with a client so it's important to create a voicemail that suits your company's brand. But if you're not sure where to start, we have a few suggestions you can use to get your voicemail going.

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How to Download and Save Important Voicemails

How to Download and Save Important Voicemails

You're getting calls and lots of them, and your voicemail box is filling up fast. You don't want to miss out on clients' voicemails, but you also don't want to delete your important messages. Well, sadly there's only so much room in your voicemail box. Learn how to transfer voicemails from your mobile, landline, or VoIP phone, and store them for safekeeping, so that your voicemail box can stay open for important business and personal messages, around the clock.

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The Top 5 Mistakes Small Business Owners Make With Their IVR

The Top 5 Mistakes Small Business Owners Make With Their IVR

As a small business owner, your phone system sets the tone for callers. Avoid common pitfalls when setting up your IVR and make the clients who call your business happy to work with you!

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5 Tips for a Perfect Voicemail Greeting

5 Tips for a Perfect Voicemail Greeting

We have all, at some point, called a business and upon not reaching them received the dreaded default voicemail greeting. Not only is that mechanical voice off-putting, but the default greeting does not typically yield useful information if you wish to call the customer back. The goal of Smith.ai’s virtual reception service is to help you put your best foot forward, even when you are not interacting directly with a client. We have put together a short list to help you record a custom voicemail greeting that will keep current customers coming back, and ensure new leads will have a positive impression of your business, even when you cannot be there to make one.

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Customize Your After-Hours Voicemail Message

Customize Your After-Hours Voicemail Message

Receiving calls after-hours is inevitable. Though you may not be available to answer customer calls, making the best impression possible is essential to retaining current customers and landing potential new leads. Smith.ai's virtual receptionist service is dedicated to your success, even after business is done for the day, which is why we operate 24/7. But for those to whom you may want to offer an after-hours voicemail, you don't want them being met with a generic, impersonal greeting. You can provide Smith.ai with an audio file (ideally no longer than 30 seconds — people often hang up after that), and we will greet your callers with a custom voicemail message, for free.

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An Answering Service for Today’s Digital Nomad

An Answering Service for Today’s Digital Nomad

Recently I decided to take a two-week break from my time at Smith.ai to work remotely and get some much-needed R&R. Unfortunately for my friends and family, this quiet time also meant having to spend my time in a virtual cell phone dead zone. Leave it to the engineers at Smith to come up with a solution to my call answering needs. Introducing: Smith.ai voicemail to MP3.

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Which Call Answering Solution Will You Choose?

Which Call Answering Solution Will You Choose?

At Smith, we love options! Not just because they keep our engineers busy, but because they allow us to build the perfect solution for our Pros. Since we’ve launched, we’ve had the incredible opportunity to build a variety of customizations to meet some unique call answering needs. Because the list just keeps growing, here is where you can go to find them all:

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Don’t Let Google Voice Represent Your Business

Don’t Let Google Voice Represent Your Business

When it comes to business, everyone understands the value of Google. Through its powerful search engine, companies of all sizes can effortlessly gain new customers. Google is an innovator for tools that support and build enterprises — and with Google Voice they introduced phone number portability to an increasingly mobile world. However, their voicemail and phone management service leaves a little to be desired.

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Possibly the World’s Longest Voicemail

Possibly the World’s Longest Voicemail

Do you think hiring a virtual receptionist is a bit of an overkill for your small business? Well, before you rule it out, consider this real example of a spam voicemail one of our pros received.

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