a message, even if just to say Even if all you did
was call someone to say hello, leave a message saying as much.
annoying for the person to see your number on the call display
but no message. left wondering if they should call back or
if something important has happened. However, millennials would
rather you hang up and send a text, whereas a Gen-Y would prefer
a voice message. Consider whom you are calling when you decide
what to do about messages.
While hard sometimes to know when to go
ahead and speak during a group call, be sure to let
others finish a complete thought before jumping in
or you could drown out the rest of their statement.
For the business caller: If on a conference call and you need
to step away or speak with someone else, make sure to mute
yourself so that your background noise interrupt the call
for everyone else. While hard sometimes to know when to go
ahead and speak during a group call, be sure to let others finish a
complete thought before jumping in or you could drown out the rest
of their statement.
interrupt. Allow the person speaking to finish her
or her thought or idea prior to jumping in with your point
of view. A phone conversation is all about give and
take. One person should not dominate the conversation
unless on a business call and someone is giving
a verbal presentation. Allow room for discussion and
exchange of ideas.
Some of these tips might seem obvious, but the key to
etiquette is to remember that perception is reality. If someone perceives that you are being rude, you are being rude
whether you think you are or not. If not sure how to
behave, simply imagine the roles reversed. Would you want
someone snapping gum in your ear while you were on the
line? We think not.
Joel Schwartz is the founder of Parlor.me, the first and only Social Talking
Network that will soon release its revolutionary 4.0 update. Parlor connects
people that share the same interests, want to talk about the same topic, and
do so in a one-on-one private conversation. a great place to connect
with friends and make new ones. Popular discussion topics include politics,
sports, advice, religion, music, games, celebrities, and much more. Parlor
offers users the ability to connect on a deeper, more personal level than
other digital social networks.
FOURTH QUARTER 2016