Hold Your Breath to Avoid the Voicemail Gasp

Hold Your Breath to Avoid the Voicemail Gasp

Taryn Williford
Apr 6, 2010

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?!

Via Lifehacker

(Image: Flickr user timparkinson under license from Creative Commons.)

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