|Re: Best Way to Answer a Business Phone?|
Tue, 12 Sep 2006 07:05:35 +0300
> Many companies today answer their phone with a long winded answer. As
> a) "Jones & Co."
> c) "Thank you for calling Jones & Co, this is John Smith speaking, how
> d) "Thank you for calling Jones & Co, this is John Smith speaking, how
I think that (d) is a crock, as too is (c) -- along with the equally
In general, (b) should be fine although it does depend on who you are.
** PS: And what _really_ gets my goat after the pseudo-formality of the
"Thank you for calling Jones & Co; this is John Smith speaking. How may
[I have never dealt with this John Smith before.]
'Good morning, Mr Smith. This is Henry Larsen calling about the order I
"Oh, hi Henry! Yeah, lemme just bring it up on my computer here...."
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