Executive Voice

I need to build a WAN between many sites that are currently only minimally connected. Ad hoc solutions eventually grow and need to be replaced by unified "big" solutions.

On Tuesday I made a round of phone calls to some Major Networking Companies that I might be able to use for this purpose. Since I'm a new customer I usually spoke with a person that took my info and promised someone would call me back within 24 hours. By Friday I hadn't gotten any calls back.

Friday I repeated all my phone calls, this time using a fake voice. My normal voice is, well, a bit "young sounding." I'm Director of IT Services. I decided the right voice would be sort of a mix of Walter Cronkite and Statler (one of the old guy hecklers from The Muppet Show).

This time all my calls were returned promptly.

I now call this my "executive voice" and will be deploying it as much as possible.

This has got to be the absolute dumbest thing in the world.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli

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