Minimize Telephone Mediocrity

Greetings! I hope things are going well for you.  Hopefully you had a great summer, both personally and in your business.  During my summer reading I came across a great tip for using the telephone more effectively.

In his book, Success Is Not An Accident, Tommy Newberry suggest 5 ways to control your phones calls.

Minimize Telephone Mediocrity

  • Before you call, jot down the points you want to cover.
  • Be prepared to cut off the conversation quickly by acknowledging how busy you know the other person is.
  • Do easy, mindless jobs while on the phone, such as signing letters or organizing your desk.
  • When possible, check you messages and return all necessary calls at the same time.  Limit phone usage to a couple of specific periods during the day.  You''ll immediately become aware of the extra time and mental energy this frees up.
  • Practice the phone-management Golden Rule: When you call someone else, value their time by asking, "Is this a good time?"  Don''t assume they have time to talk to you, and never interrupt simply because you want to chat.

 North Florida Communications

Those are great suggestions from Mr. Newberry.  He's a great "life coach" and terrific author.

Success Is Not An Accident, and neither is a well running telephone system.  If you need help with your business telephone system, network cabling, or background music system, I hope you will contact us at North Florida Communications.


Larry Nazworth

Gainesville: (352)224-3040

Ocala: (352)547-3230

Jacksonville: (904)562-2100

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