Video- record a clear professional voicemail greeting

Record Your Fantastic, Best New Professional Voicemail Greeting Today! 

Helpful Links & Script for Recording Your Professional Voicemail Greeting. 


Practise & Record: 

          Record your phrases for recording a great voicemail greeting here. Record yourseld and compare it with a native speaker. 

Hear Georgie’s Feedback:

          Hear Georgie giving helpful feedback to other students on their voicemail greetings.  

Find out WHY a professional voicemail greeting is so important: Why You Must Have a Professional Voicemail Greeting. 

Here’s the Voicemail Greeting Script:

Hello, thanks for calling (name),

I’m unable to answer your call at the moment. 

Please leave a message

and I’ll return your call as soon as possible. 

Thank you. 

Finished? When you’ve successfully recorded your best English Voicemail Greeting please write “DONE” in the comments on our Voicemail Greeting Video in Youtube and give yourself a high five!  Well done.  


A clear, professional voicemail greeting is essential for job seekers and professionals living in English speaking countries. Job Recruiters, managers and colleagues will all expect a good, clear, professional voicemail greeting when they call you. 

Well done on recording your new professional voicemail greeting with script! Remember that you can update it again in a few months time. I recommend you open your online diary, choose a date 4 months from now and type in – Update Voicemail Greeting with Speech Active’s video on recording a professional voicemail greeting. Your listening skills and pronunciation will be even better than they are now. Especially if you continue your improvement with one of our tailored online English Pronunciation & Fluency Courses

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Georgie and the Speech Active team – Lorelie, Laura, Antony and James. 

Key take-aways from this video on How To Make Voicemail Greeting in English are:

  • if you’re living in an English-speaking country and you’re looking for a job or already working it’s essential to have a clear professional voicemail greeting. See why you need a clear professional voicemail greeting here. 
  • If you’re a job seeker, recruiters will expect you to have your voicemail turned. 
  • No mumbling while you record you new voicemail greeting! Make sure you’re opening and moving your mouth enough for clear English. See our video to make sure you ‘don’t mumble!‘. English has open sounds like /oʊ/ and /a:/ (listen to all the vowel sounds in English here). You can’t make sounds like this clearly if you’re talking with a closed mouth position.  So make sure you’re moving your mouth enough. 
  • English word stress is SO important for clear speech in English and being easily understood. Practise getting the right stress and pitch with the video above. 
  • Think about your English /oʊ/ vowel. Many non-native speakers make the diphthong vowel /oʊ/ more like a single vowel instead of a double vowel.  For example they would say ‘fon’ instead of ‘phone’.  
  • Think about how you would normally say the words ‘please’ and ‘leave’. Both these words have the long single vowel /i:/. 
  • We use sentence stress to highlight the key words in English.
  • Check you’re making a good /n/ at the end of ‘soon’ and that should have a long vowel.
  • We linked the /n/ at the end of ‘soon’ to ‘as’  –  as soon as possible – is linked.
  • Pronouncing ‘th’ is difficult for many non-native speakers. See more here. Luckily it doesn’t really affect your clarity. 
  • Remember English vowels and word stress are much more important for clear pronunciation in your Voicemail greeting than correcting your ‘th’ sound.
  • You can record and practise your voicemail greeting script and compare it to a native speaker.
  • Hear pronunciation feedback to people on their voicemail greetings. 
  • How do you answer the phone in English? A professional way to answer to the phone in English is “hello (name) speaking”. 
  • Remember not to go too fast! You could add a company name after that – “Hello (company name), (your name) speaking”

Well done! 

Enjoy your new clear, professional sounding English voicemail greeting.