Karen Turner, CEO of Turner Efficiency has shared another great tip on how to make yourself and your team more efficient using technology. Check this out.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-3HaMc1Sno]In other words, when you receive a phone call during a meeting, send a text to redirect the caller’s actions so you recall.
For instance, change “I’ll call you later” to “Please call back in 1 hour.” This puts the responsibility to remember on them and avoids you forgetting to call when you leave the meeting.
“What’s up?” is an opening for a full texting session – probably not appropriate during a meeting. Instead, request an email. Then you can’t forget.
Likewise, create a custom message to encourage the caller to connect with another colleague who can perhaps respond. It doubles the time savings: You don’t have to call them back, and they get an immediate answer.
Consider revamping “I’m on my way” to “Will be there within 15 min.” This gives the recipient a clearer time frame to decide whether to proceed, do something else, or wait for you. Yes, it’s a little more restrictive for you, but imagine that you were receiving that text. Wouldn’t you want to know when?