In this lesson you learned the importance of maintaining general telephone etiquette in your personal and business life.
Click on this link to review GCFLearnFree.org's example of a professional-sounding personal voice mail message and then follow the directions below to record your own.
You may use any recording program you know.
Ways to make a Recording:
Method One: Record on Your Phone.
- Create a mp3 recording named 'Phone Business Etiquette.' Do not move your phone's focus from one object. (Perhaps a friend's phone.)
Method Two: Recording Audio with PowerPoint
- Connect the microphone to the computer or use the built in speaker.
- Create a new Slide named Phone Business Etiquette. You will only make one slide.
- Click on 'Slideshow > Record Narration' to start the recording. Please note that you should not go backwards in slide progression during the recording.
- Make sure the box next to "Link narrations to audio" does not have a check by it. PowerPoint will store the audio within the presentation itself, and will not make separate audio files.
- Click on 'Set Microphone Levels'. Speak into the microphone as you would use it normally, and the program will automatically adjust the volume levels. Once the volume is at a suitable level, click 'OK' to return to the previous window.
- Once you are ready to give your lecture, press 'OK'. Please have the following considerations while recording:
- When you want to pause the recording, right click anywhere on the presentation and select 'Pause Narration'. When you want to resume, right click on the presentation again and select 'Resume Narration'.
- To finish recording, press the ESC key.
- Click on 'Save' when asked if you wish to save the slide timings as well.
- Save the presentation. You have finished recording your presentation. Close PowerPoint. The PowerPoint file has the audio built-in and saved, so simply upload this file.