Turn Off Your Cell Phone! - Small Business Solutions from Denise O'Berry

Turn Off Your Cell Phone!

Does this happen to you? You return a phone call someone made to you. When they answer, you tell them who you are and why you are calling. They may ask a few questions and the conversation proceeds.

Then all of a sudden they say, “You know, this is not a good time to talk. Could I call you back?” Surprised by that comment you probably say, “Sure.” And then go away wondering what happened.

Here’s my advice for all those people who answer the phone and then cut the caller off. If it’s a bad time to talk, don’t answer the phone. Better yet, shut it off!

Just because the phone rings doesn’t mean you have to answer it. I don’t mind leaving you a voice mail, but I sure do mind you dismissing my call in the middle of it. And you better believe I won’t call you back.

What about you? How do you react to this type of situation? Leave me a comment.

About the Author Denise O'Berry

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