9 Professional Voicemail Greeting Scripts
Our voicemail often is how people first perceive us. Unfortunately, it can be much easier to remember a bad or tacky voicemail greeting than a well-polished one. If your personal phone doubles as a work phone, consider these reasons to update your voicemail greeting.
#1 Your voicemail is the is the same one you had before the job you have now: You want a voicemail greeting that clearly states the correct person has been reached and clarify your title and company.
#2 Your voicemail doesn’t sound like you: If your voice has completely changed from the time you recorded your current message, it’s time for an update.
#3 Your voicemail is not you: Maybe your voicemail is an automated machine response, or maybe it’s your kids who left a message. If you’re using your phone for professional work calls, your voicemail greeting should always be recorded by you.
Now that you’ve decided you need to update your message, save some time by using one of these voicemail greeting scripts:
“Hi, you’ve reached [your name] at [your company]. I’m unavailable right now — probably helping [type of company] get [X results, e.g. ‘double their leads in 60 days,’ ‘hire the best and brightest engineers,’ ‘convert 40% more customers.’] Leave your name and number, and we’ll discuss how your company can see similar results.”
“Hello, this is [your name] at [company]. Thanks for calling. Please leave your name, number, and the reason you’d like to chat, and I’ll get to back to you ASAP.”
“Hi, you’ve reached [name] at [company]. If you need a quick response, please shoot me an email at [insert email address] and I’ll be in touch by EOD tomorrow. If it’s not urgent, leave me a message with your name and number. Have a great day.”
“Hey, this is [your name]. If you’re calling for [X reason], please [contact so-and-so] or [go to our website, send me an email]. For all other inquiries, leave your name and a brief message and I’ll call you back within [one, two, three] business day[s].”
“Hello, you’ve reached [name] at [company]. I’m unable to come to the phone right now. Leave your name and number, and I’ll return your call as soon as I’m free. Thank you.”
“Hello, you’ve reached [your name and title]. I’m currently out on [maternity/paternity] leave until [date] — It’s a girl! In the meantime, please direct all phone calls to [alternate contact name] at [phone number] and emails to [email address]. Thanks, and I’ll see you in [month you’ll be back in the office].”
“Hello, you’ve reached [X company]. We can’t take your call right now, but please leave your name, contact information, and the reason for reaching out, and one of our team members will be in touch within 24 hours.”
“Hi, you’ve reached [company]. Unfortunately, we’re currently unavailable. But we want to talk to you — so please leave your name and number, as well as your reason for calling, and someone will call back ASAP.”
“Hi, you’ve reached [company]. We’re available by phone from [hour] to [hour] [time zone] Monday through Friday [optional: and from hour to hour on the weekends]. You can also contact us by going to our website, [URL], and live-chatting or emailing us. If you’d like us to call you back, please leave your name and number after the beep.”
Don’t blow a business connection over something that has an easy fix. Check out the full list of voicemail greetings here.