Leave a detailed message

Leave a detailed message. If you don’t get through to the person you are calling, leave a detailed message – whether by voicemail or with the person who does answer the phone. Make sure you include the time and date you called, a brief mention of what you are calling about and how and when they can contact you. If you are going to be difficult to catch or have scheduled some time during which you won’t be taking phone calls yourself, by leaving a contact time you can avoid a frustrating game of ‘phone tag’.

Productivity tips are provided by Neen James, international productivity expert, speaker, author and corporate trainer. www.neenjames.com