June Cline is a very funny motivational speaker, and a good pal.
She also has a charming southern accent, in spite of the fact that she now lives in Arizona. (Ok, she USED to be from Georgia.)
I was struck recentlly by how good this humorist is at using humor in her phone messages. Whenever she leaves me a message, her tone and her words cannot but help to make me smile. Even her outgoing message is filled with humor and a sense of lightness.
She is a fun person to be with, and she makes that clear when she is communicating by phone.
And when she leaves her trademarked closing, “Love ya. Mean it.” on your machine, you just feel great.
I think there is a lesson in that for all of us. If you are in a “relationship business,” (and who isn’t) don’t you think that adding a healthy dollup of humor to YOUR phone messages (ingoing and out going) makes sense?
You don’t have to leave a knock knock joke. Just soften your tone and put a smile on your face.
And I DARE you NOT to leave the standard boring greating: I’m not in right now. Please leave a message at the tone.”
June is a master at humor and phone skills. Some of her wisdom is in her chapter in my first book, Humor Me: America’s funniest humorist on the power of laughter.