Schools teach students to communicate. How we communicate reflects on the image of our school.

“When you leave a message on an answering machine be sure to say your name and phone number slowly, preferably right at the beginning of the message. Then repeat the contact details once more as a signing off courtesy so the receiver can confirm the information.

I receive many messages on my answering machine that are so fast have to replay the message three of four times. Some I can’t decipher at all. A message well delivered leaves a professional image.”

Idea 75 of 128 from Smart Ideas for School Marketers by Dr Linda Vining – order online.