speak slowlyHave you ever had to rewind a phone message multiple times just to decipher a name or get a phone number down? Here’s a voice mail tip.

Do people a favor when you’re leaving a message and say your name and phone number s-l-o-w-l-y and clearly, particularly if this is someone you don’t call often. It also helps to say your name at the beginning and end of the message and say the number twice at the end.

If the point is for someone to call you back, makes sense to make it as easy as possible.

Talking too fast is as dumb as dehydrated water.