Answering the Phone

Australia
January 19, 2007 6:29am CST
How do you answer the phone? Do you use your manners? What is the phrases you use most? Do people like how you sound on the phone? Do you hold it very close to your mouth? What are tips on making my voice soiund more youthful and younger? All advice is appreciated.
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10 responses
• Canada
19 Jan 07
Funny way to answer, try this : (Phone ringning at YOUR home) You : Hi ! Can I speak to Bob ? Person who call you : Huh ?!? What ? What's going on ? I think it's funny :P
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• Germany
22 Jan 07
I usually chat with my friends. So I dont really use manners.
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@vanezzyi (206)
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
well if its on the phone, I am always polite because I have no caller id on my phone so I really dont know wo is calling me..but if it is on my mobile, and the number doesnt register on my phonebook, I am very very rude especiallu if they call on the wee hours of the morning. ;)
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@lafavorito (2970)
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
When I answer the phone I just say "Hello?"... Back when I worked as a receptionist I tend to say "(The name of the company), Good morning/afternoon/evening, how may I help you?"
@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
22 Jan 07
I try not to answer the phone wherever possible lol. I let the answering machine get it and if someone leaves a message i'll ring them back. I get so many uninvited telemarketing calls it's untrue - if I anwered the phone everytime it rang i'd probably get conned into everything under the sun as I am very trusting! lol
19 Jan 07
If the answering machine is anything to go by, I sound like Luch from the Addams Family! When answering the phone it really depends on my mood at the time. I really don't like talking in the phone. I'm not one for small talk. I do try and use my manners when speaking whether it is on the phone or otherwise. I do not hold the phone close to my mouth, it tends to distort the voice.
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• United States
19 Jan 07
Hmm...maybe talk with more energy and excitement will make you sound youthful and younger. Try to speak clearer as well. Cheers! :)
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• Romania
19 Jan 07
i used to answer the phone...and always telling who i am if i am calling. i have not heared myself on the phone...
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• Philippines
5 May 07
Everytime the phone rings, im excited to answer it cause it might be my crush. hehe. so i always answer it with a very sweet voice and will say, " hello! good afternoon!" . hehe. As simple as that.
• Janesville, Wisconsin
5 May 07
I answer the phone by saying: Hello, then my last name.. Yes, I use manners.. I can not stand rude people on the phone, and I will hang up on them. People can never tell it is me on the phone. It does not pick up my full voice so I sound like a teen, and well I am totally uncomfortable with talking on the phone anyhow.. I hate telephones. Uh, To sound younger just talk in a higher and faster tones.. - DNatureofDTrain