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External Voicemail Greeting Examples

Voicemail Greeting Examples

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The External Voicemail Greeting will be played for people who call from outside your company. Your telephone system's automated attendant may play a general company greeting that all external callers will hear. If your company's name is mentioned in that greeting, you do not need to say it again in your greeting. Make sure you always adhere to the basic elements of good voicemail greetings.

Here are a few good external voicemail greeting examples:

  • Hello. You have reached Jim Bucki; About.com's guide to Operations Technology. Your call is very important to me, but I cannot answer the phone at this time. If you would leave me a message after the tone, I will return your call as soon as I can.

  • Hi. This is Jim Bucki at About.com; your guide to Operations Technology. I can't answer the phone right now, but I will return your call as quickly as I can. Please leave your name and telephone number after the beep. Thank you for calling. Good bye.

  • You have reached the office of James Bucki, guide to Operations Technology at About.com. I can't take your call right now but if you leave me a message after the tone, I will return your call as soon as I can. If you need immediate assistance, please call my secretary, Liz Downie, at extension 6338. Thank you for calling.

  • This is Jim Bucki at About.com. I'm away from my desk right now or on the phone with another reader. If you leave me a message after the tone, I will return your call as quickly as possible. If you would like, you can also contact me via email at operationstech@aboutguide.com. Thank you for calling.

  • Hello. This is Jim Bucki at About.com. I can't take your call right now, but I will return it if you leave me a message after the beep. If this is a technical problem regarding your system, please contact our helpdesk at 1-800-555-HELp. That's 1-800-555-4357. Otherwise, please leave your message after the beep.

  • You have reached the office of James Bucki in Operations Technology at About.com. I am either on the phone or temporarily away from my desk. If this is a critical emergency, please call me on my cell phone 24 hours a day at 1-800-555-1212. Otherwise, please leave a detailed, confidential message after the tone and I will return your call when I am available. Thank you for calling.

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