Friday, August 17, 2012

Missed Signals

Being a writer and a freelance contractor, it's very important that I get all of my messages. Missing a call or a note can mean a lost assignment and lost dollars. Text messages are good for communication, but I've found a lot of clients are more likely to call rather than write. They want that intimate contact. At the same time, those clients are not as likely to leave a message with a voice mail box. That's where using answering services can really come in handy. The client feels like they're talking to a real person, and I don't know about you, but I have trouble hearing and understanding some voice mails. With an answering service I can ask them to repeat and clarify what they are saying. It's a lot better than a machine.