With your 085 number or your fixed regional number (such as 020 or 010 number) you radiate more professionalism than with your 06 number. But, you want to appear even more professional. So what do you do?
Exactly: you go for professional voice-over! But, do you record them yourself? Or do you have a professional voice artist do it for you?
We take you through the pros and cons (and why you need voiceovers for your business)! ↓
By voiceover, we mean your greeting, business voicemail and the part of your voice menu where someone tells you which button to press to get to customer service or workshop. You can either record these yourself or have them recorded by a professional voice artist.
With a menu, you always need an audio clip: otherwise your callers won't know which button to press (or whether they are in a menu at all).
But, do you really want to go that extra mile for your customers? Show that your company really is a professional business? Then you also need a custom greeting and a business voicemail.
This will increase the professionalism of your company: you will immediately look bigger and more serious and you will address your callers professionally from second 1. Even if you haven't even recorded yet!
Audio clips for your callers are also extremely useful for indicating when you are closed, have special opening hours or want to make another important announcement to your callers.
In other words, sound clips are an easy and low-threshold way to speak to and inform your customers professionally.
TIP: Do you already have a Rinkel subscription and do people get to hear your personal voicemail? Then read our article to prevent your caller from hearing your mobile voicemail.
You have two choices: you have a professional voice artist record your voice-over, or you record it yourself. (OK - actually three choices: you don't have to use sound clips, of course).
We take you through the pros and cons of having a professional do the work (like Eva Zeijlstra, and Wendy Duivenvoorde, among others)!
Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages for you? Pick your favourite voice over voice!
Option two: Record your audio clips yourself. As with having them professionally recorded, there are pros and cons to this. We'll go through them with you!
Recording your own sound clips? We give you some tips to make your own sound clips sound professional.
The most important thing is to make sure your customers understand you well and get what you mean.
Need inspiration? Go through our sample texts.
So, what did you choose after reading this blog?