Thursday, February 5, 2009

My Voicemail Greeting Needs a Dapper Snapper

I just got an 800# for Toddler Tech USA and I'm having trouble coming up with an appropriate greeting for my voicemail that doesn't make me sound like I'm getting too big for my britches because I'm not trying too. Really my voicemail greeting needs a Dapper Snapper. The greeting I just recorded makes it sound like Toddler Tech is a huge company (Insurance company level) when really I just want to be taken seriously when I give out my number. People have a tendency to shrug me off when I leave my local number.

So I need your help. Yes, YOU! Help me decide which of the following voicemail greetings I should use or suggest your own. WANNA WIN SOMETHING??? I will give a Dapper Snapper of choice to one winner that will be picked at random on February 12th. This means my impromptu contest will end February 11th.

Here's what I want from you; Leave one comment with the following information:
1) Which greeting you choose or your suggestion.
2) Your email address in the following format: youremailaddress [at] youremailserver [dot] com
3) Which color Dapper Snapper you would love to win (does not include Snapcessories/Snapcessorized). You can see all the color selections at Don't forget that you can also choose to customize your Dapper Snapper!

Wanna earn extra entries? You may leave one comment each for the following actions:
1) Follow Dapper Snappers on Twitter (if you're not already) and tweet one the following messages (without quotes) to your followers: "Need your input. You could win a Dapper Snapper just for sharing your opinion. Go to to enter." or "Baby needs a new Dapper Snapper! Help me out here..."
2) Become a Facebook Fan of Dapper Snappers and tell your facebook friends that you just became a fan and they should too.

Now here are the voicemail greetings. If yours is good enough, I just might add it to the list...
  1. (This is the one I'm using now) Thank you for calling Toddler Tech USA. All representatives are currently helping other customers. Please leave a detailed message and a representative will call you back shortly. Thank you.
  2. Thank you for calling Toddler Tech USA. We are unable to answer your call at this time. Please leave a detailed message and your call will be returned shortly. Thank you.
  3. You have reached Toddler Tech USA. We are not available to take your call at this time. Please leave your name, number and a brief message and we will return your call as soon as possible.
  4. You have reached Toddler Tech USA. We are unable to take your call at this time. Your call is very important to us so please leave your name, number, and a brief message and we will return your call during regular business hours between 9 AM until 5 PM Pacific Standard Time Monday through Saturday. Thank you.
  5. Suggestions?
So, what do you think?



I like number four. It's very professional. :)

A boy's navy Dapper Snapper would be perfect!


Lizzie, you didn't leave me your email address :(


I like #1. Those messages that mention how important the call is never feel usually feel phony to me. #1 sounds professional and genuine.

I'd go with the navy.

offthespaceship at myway dot com


offthespaceship at myway dot com


Hi! This is Toddler Tech USA; we are not here right now, but wait a minute, don't hang up, your call is important to us, so leave a message at the beep and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your call! Thanks; goodbye!

onlycancan [ta] hotmail [tod] com

I pick grey!

Lee Anne Krause

#4 is SMART. Specific measurable actionable realistic and timebound.
I'd get #1 off of there as soon as possible. You don't have representatives. I'd pick a black DS for my nephew.


Lee Anne! You didn't leave your email address silly lady!

Lee Anne Krause