Honestly, how much do you trust "they" will get back to you as soon as possible? Actually, when I hear that script I pretty much figure "they" will get back to me when they darn well please and I'm left feeling let down.
Fortunately, there are a couple of voicemail recordings that will do a better job of marketing you. I encourage you to try one of these two ideas.
- "You've reached the voicemail of (insert name here). Today, (insert current date here) I have meetings at 9:00AM, and 12:00 Noon. I will make every effort to return your call when I am available.
This script sends a really strong, clear message that you pay attention to your voicemail and are attentive to the needs of anyone calling. It also requires that you are attentive and are disciplined.
- "Welcome to the voicemail box of (insert name here). Please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
I have been using the "welcome" message for a long time. Often people leaving me a message comment on how much they enjoyed being welcomed to my voicemail. They state it feels personal, real and warm.