Answer Your Phone with Enthusiasm and Energy in Your Voice.

Girl holding up her phone looking worried
Tigger and Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh, hugging.

As a parent, grandparent and employer, I’ve noticed a trend, where people answer the phone with a voice sounding like Eeyore the donkey from Winnie the Pooh. Bard Dad believes that you should always sound enthusiastic when you answer the phone, so the person on the other end, feels like you’re excited to hear their voice. It has been proven that if you deliberately sound enthusiastic instead of depressed, you will start to feel more positive and excited just by the attitude change in your voice.

More importantly, an enthusiastic greeting can uplift the person you’re meeting, either on the phone or in person. Spreading enthusiasm, like a sneeze, it’s contagious, and usually results in a much more fun and enjoyable conversation. That’s because people want to feel welcome and that you really would like to be with them. Let’s explore this further.


“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.”

Gordon Parks, Author, photo journalist, and bard dad in his own right.

I. The Power of Enthusiasm.

Think about it – the way we answer our phones sets the tone for the entire conversation. So why not infuse it with a little sunshine? ???? Sure, it might take an extra spoonful of effort, but the dividends are worth it. Picture this – you answer with such excitement, the person on the other end can’t help but smile. How’s that for making a connection?

II. Dial Up the Energy.

Let’s face it, no one wants to talk to a human version of Eeyore the donkey. ???? Your energy level is contagious. So, the next time you pick up that call, crank up the dial on your inner dynamo and watch the magic happen.

III. The Bottom Line.

Customers, colleagues, even the annoying telemarketer who’s just doing their job – they all deserve to hear a voice brimming with positivity. It’s a small gesture that goes a long way. Plus, there’s a little secret… it also makes you feel good.

Remember this – a lively greeting isn’t just about the person on the other end. It’s about you, your mood, and your attitude. Like American author and speaker Zig Ziglar said,

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.

Zig Zigar, father of four and super Bard Dad

IV. A Dad’s Perspective… well, actually a corny joke.

I can’t resist. You might have heard it before, but it’s worth repeating.

Why don’t scientists trust atoms?

Because they make up everything!

Just like those pesky atoms, your phone voice can make up a big part of how people perceive you. So put a bit of zip into your telephonic interactions, and you’ll find yourself rising to new altitudes of connection and understanding.

Happy dialing, folks! ☎️????

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Just a little boy from Ireland, who became a staunch American while raising three boys, creating three companies, and being married for 30 years
Author: Barddad
Just a little boy from Ireland, who became a staunch American while raising three boys, creating three companies, and being married for 30 years