If, like me, you're apt to leave your phone in 'vibrate' mode and frequently miss calls, your outgoing voicemail message gets a lot of play. Leave a great impression with your callers—or use this trick when leaving important messages—to sound cool, calm and confident. Lifehacker reader Gregor_Samosa comes to the rescue with a "duh!" tip that can help project a confident self through your voice messages.
To avoid that gasp that we often leave at the beginning of our messages, just take a deep breath and hold it in while you're waiting for the prompt to speak. That's it! The rest is even easier:
In a lovely, smoothly modulated voice, leave your outgoing message. No more "help I'm drowning sound" to alarm your callers!
Are we the only ones who've never thought to do this?!