TRANSITIONAL-GENEALOGISTS-FORUM-L ArchivesArchiver > TRANSITIONAL-GENEALOGISTS-FORUM > 2008-07 > 1215029133
Subject: Re: [TGF] TRANSITIONAL-GENEALOGISTS-FORUM Digest,Answering a business phone
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 16:05:33 EDT
In a message dated 7/2/2008 1:16:41 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Now for my question. When I answer the phone should I answer "Once Upon a
> Time Genealogy" or just Hello, this is Melissa Barker? Or what? While I have
> not encouraged people to contact me by phone, I am finding that there are
> many people out there that feel better talking to a real person than just
> emailing. My new business cards will have the new phone number and my new listing
> on the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society's site as a professional
> genealogist has me listed with a phone number. So, it is possible "phone work"
> could pick up in the future.
I guess I am in the minority here but...when you call a business what do you
hear? Usually it is a person's name and the name of the business. Order is
Therefore IF THIS IS A BUSINESS PHONE then I think you need your name and
your business stated. You stated the number is on your BUSINESS card and you are
putting it out for BUSINESS.
Now the item that was brought up about how the phone company may look at this
is worth thinking about and maybe you should call and ask the phone company
the cost of a business line. Then you have the decision to make.
When I had my photography business I just used my house number and answered
as usual. Granted I was doing it as a business but not trying to expand to full
time. I had the business license from our city which authorized me to work
out of my home for this. By the way--you didn't say whether you had acquired a
business license or not.
More food for thought
Gas prices getting you down? Search AOL Autos for
fuel-efficient used cars.
|Re: [TGF] TRANSITIONAL-GENEALOGISTS-FORUM Digest,Answering a business phone by|