What Are Some Good Examples of Voicemail Message Greetings?

Examples of good voicemail greetings include, “I’m away from my desk, but I’ll get right back to you!” and, “I’m available but I can’t find the phone. Leave a message and I’ll call you as soon as I find it!” Including your name may also be helpful to the caller.

Tips for creating a good voicemail greeting include omitting background noise, being funny or unique, writing out the greeting and rehearsing it, and asking the caller to leave a message. These tips are appropriate for both business and personal voicemail greetings. Another recommendation is to include a joke in your recording, such as, “Jack’s voicemail is broken. This is his refrigerator. Please speak very slowly, and I’ll stick your message to myself with one of these magnets.”