Ep 86 – Telephone Tag: Voicemail Dos and Don’ts

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Are you using your voicemail in a professional manner? Is your voicemail always full, allowing no one else to get through? Do you even have a voicemail message, or is there just a lonely “beep”? Having made thousands of calls to practitioners over the years and often hearing no professional connection to their practices, co-hosts Kristin Coverly and Darren Buford discuss why having a professional voicemail message is the gateway to your business. Has there ever been such low-hanging fruit to improving your practice in under five minutes?

Resources:

Brandon, John. “Voicemail is Now Officially Dead. Here’s What Killed It.” Inc. January 12, 2018. www.inc.com/john-brandon/voicemail-is-now-officially-dead-heres-what-killed-it.html.

McClain, Colleen. “Most Americans Don’t Answer Cellphone Calls from Unknown Numbers.” Pew Research. December 14, 2020. www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/12/14/most-americans-dont-answer-cellphone-calls-from-unknown-numbers.

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Kristin Coverly, licensed massage therapist, educator, and director of education for ABMP
Darren Buford, host of The ABMP Podcast
Author Bio: 

Darren Buford is editor-in-chief of Massage & Bodywork magazine and senior director of communications for ABMP. Contact him at darren@abmp.com.

Kristin Coverly, LMT, is director of profession education for ABMP. Contact her at kristin@abmp.com.

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