Here’s a tip:
For your voice mail greeting, don’t say, “Hi you’ve reached <your name>. Please leave a message and I’ll get back to you…” Actually, I haven’t reached you. If I reached you, I wouldn’t be talking to your voicemail. I’d be talking to you. Instead, be precise and say, “Hi you’ve reached the voice mail for <your name>. I’m sorry I’m not able to take your call. Leave a message…”
Isn’t that just more honest?