One common voicemail greeting is, "This is (name). I'm currently unavailable. Please leave your name, phone number and a brief message, and I will return your call at the earliest convenience. Thank you." Good voicemail greetings include a salutation, a clear statement of the name of the owner the associated phone number and a request to leave a message. It is good practice to include the approximate time frame in which to expect a return call.
A voicemail greeting is the first impression a caller has of the recipient of the call. Record a message that is clear and polite. Speak slowly, and enunciate so that the message is easy to understand even if the line isn't clear. If the number belongs to a business or receives business-related calls, record a professional message as opposed to a casual one.
If the call recipient is unavailable for an extended period of time, an appropriate voicemail greeting is, "Hello, this is (name). I am unavailable to return calls between Monday, September 1st and Thursday, September 4th. Please leave a message, and I will return your call upon my return on Friday, September 5th." If there is another person who is available to offer assistance in case of emergency, include that information in the greeting.