Start Your Voicemail Messages Without A Gasp

Ed. Note: If you've noticed how many people have voicemail messages that sound like they're gasping for air when they record them, this simple trick from reader Gregor Samosa will help you leave smooth radio-announcer-quality messages.

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  1. Inhale deeply, as if you're about to leap into water, while the computer tells you to wait for the beep before recording your outgoing message.
  2. Wait for the beep.
  3. In a lovely, smoothly modulated voice, leave your outgoing message. No more "help I'm drowning sound" to alarm your callers!

Am I the only dolt who hadn't figured this out? I've re-recorded so many messages because of the gasp... but now I gasp no more.

This trick works not only for recording the message people will hear when they dial into your voicemail but also when leaving messages for other people. Thanks for the tip Gregor!


    I imagine this would be great tip to remember for making/receiving phone calls too! :-)

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