Voicemail Attitude that you should know


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What does your outgoing message says about you? To make a good impression:
Go Slow
Talk too fast,and callers will think you’re stressed or don’t manage your time well,says Joyce Newman,president of Newman Group, a speaker-training firm.A relaxed pace shows you are calm and in control.
Ease up on the I’s.
Tons of “I” statements (“I’m not home right now”) imply you’re self centred. Better:”You” statements (“You have reached Jane”),which show that you’re considerate of others.
Pump It Up
A monotone voice can be unfriendly.Energise it:stand up and smile while leaving your message; people can hear a smile,says Newman
Keep it brief
Message longer than 20 seconds shows you’re not mindful of people’s time,says Laurie Puhn,author of Instant Persuasion : How to Change Your Words to Change Your Life. Most callers don’t care why you can’t come to the phone; they just want to leave a message.
Be cute-with a caveat.
Did you include the chorus of your favorite song? You’re a risk taker.”It says,”I’m comfortable showing everyone what I care about.”says Puhn.Just know that some callers will love it; others will loathe it.
Judy Dutton: RDYOU

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it just wierd we, Malaysian still not in Adsense list.Hopefully they will consider us in their next update ")

MNP, Power to The People

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) announced that all user in Klang Valley can use MNP this September and October for the rest of the country if it all went smooth during trial period.

The MNP which was scheduled to be implemented in 2006 finally ready to be implement this year.There is no denying that certain players were not ready until recently for fear of losing subscribers in a MNP environment. They also took a while to cooperate because the implementation was complex, said the source.


Intro to MNP

MNP or Mobile Number Portability enable mobile phone user to keep/retain their mobile numbers after/when changing from one mobile network operator to another.

In easier word, if you are Maxis user 012-1234567 you can keep this number including it prefix when you change to Celcom as your new Network Operator. Simple as that.

So MNP is a solution for user to easily change his mobile network without hassle of changing his mobile number. MNP will make all Malaysian Mobile Telco in red alert as they have to make sure they service is tip top as customer is more flexible now.

Power to the People

I have been using Maxis, for the last 5 years. From prepaid to Post Paid. The reason why I stick with Maxis is simple, I don’t want to lose my friend or contact.By using MNP, maybe I can choose to find a new Telco etc.Digi or Celcom :).

With this MNP implemented, mobile operators would need to upgarde/enhance/diversify their services and package offering in order to  retain their existing subscribers. I believe a lot of mobile user want to change their network Telco for a long time but have to postpone it due to its complexity and hassle.But with MNP, they can change anytime their like.

MNP impact will totally change mobile environment in Malaysia, where user are more independent and more control on their network. I believe Telco will really take care of their subsciber and will really afraid if their angry subscriber blog about their bad experience. As the  effect will be chain reaction

The Porting Effect

As for now,MNP has been implemented in twenty two (22) countries across the globe. Including Australia, UK, US and including India. The porting charges,implementations  and validation will be tested during this September trial period in Lembah Klang. The charges will be around RM 20 – RM 25 according to The Star. I am still not sure wether this payment is one time fee or per month.

The main concern is now the validation period, how long would it takes for the changing process to take effect. We were told that the process will take effect from 6 hours to one (1) week

It takes a minimum of 5 working days to port a number in the UK compared to 2 hours only in USA, as low as 20 minutes in the Republic of Ireland and even a remarkable 3 minutes in Australia. On 17 July 2007, Ofcom released its conclusions from the review of UK MNP and mandated reduction of porting time to 2 working days with effect from 1 April 2008. On 29 November 2007, Ofcom completed its consultation on further reduction to porting time to 2 hours along with recipient led porting and mandated that near-instant (no more than 2 hours) recipient led porting be implemented by no later than 1 September 2009.

The third party operator who will be responsible for this porting system is  Talian Gerak Alih Sdn Bhd consist of Talian Gerak Alih Sdn Bhd, Unified Communications Sdn Bhd and Telcordia Technologies Inc.This MNP Clearing House will be a key figure for this MNP to be a success. User will look on to

  • How efficient is Clearing House ?
  • Actual Validation Time ?
  • Charges ? Monthly,Yearly or One Time Fee?


Some might said Digi will be benefit with this new MNP environment since they will offer the lowest than Celcom and Maxis, but only time will tell. Hopefully, the average price will be reduce to 60% as in Hong Kong when 60% of their subscriber change their Telco.

So, its up to you now, either to change your number or not. For me , I will wait for the feedback. So, stay tune !

Side Info

About Telcordia

Telcordia Technologies, Inc. is a leading global provider of telecommunications network software and services for IP, wireline, wireless, and cable. As the industry continuously evolves, Telcordia has the experience and reach to deliver the critical elements of success to help communication providers worldwide deploy innovative and profitable new services via any network or device while helping carriers aggressively reduce costs and grow revenues. Telcordia is headquartered in Piscataway, N.J., with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Central and Latin America. (www.telcordia.com)

About Unified Communications

Founded in 1998, Unified Communications Sdn Bhd is an award-winning provider of carrier grade telecommunications products and customised solutions for operators, service providers and enterprises worldwide. The Unified Communications Holdings Limited Group, of which Unified Communications Sdn Bhd is a member, offers a wide range of innovative mobile value-added services (VAS), core network infrastructure and quality-of-service (QoS) monitoring systems and solutions that have been deployed in over 16 countries, at more than 80 customer sites worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.uchlgroup.com.


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In these days, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to make ends
meet with just one source of income.  Thus, more and more people
are investigating the possibilities of starting their own
extra-income business.  Most of these part-time endeavors are
started and operated from the comfort and privacy of the home.

Most of these people are making the extra money they need.  Some
have wisely and carefully built these extra income efforts into
full-time, very profitable businesses.  Others are just keeping
busy, having fun, and enjoying life as never before.  The
important thing is that they are doing something other than
waiting for the government to give them a handout; they are
improving their lot in life, and you can do it, too!

The fields of mail order selling, multi-level marketing, and
in-home party sales have never been more popular.  If any of
these kinds of extra income producing ideas appeal to you, then
you owe it to yourself to check them out.  But these aren’t the
only fields of endeavor you can start and operate from home,
with little or no investment, and learn as you go.

If you type, you can start a home-based typing service;  if you
have a truck or have access to a trailer, you can start a
clean-up/hauling service.  Simply collecting old newspapers from
your neighbors can get you started in the paper recycling
business.  More than a few enterprising housewifes have found
success and fortune by starting home and/or apartment cleaning
services.  If you have a yard full of flowers, you can make good
extra money by supplying fresh cut flowers to restaurants and
offices in your area on a regular basis.  You might turn a
ceramics hobby into a lucrative personalized coffee mug
business.  What I’m saying is that in reality, there’s literally
no end to the ways you can start and operate a profitable extra
income business from your home.

The first thing you must do, however, is some basic market
research.  Find out for yourself, first-hand, just how many
people there are in your area who are interested in your
proposed product or service, and would be "willing to stand in
line and pay money for it".  This is known as defining your
market and pinpointing your customers.  If  after checking
around, talking about your idea with a whole lot of people over
a period of one to three months, you get the idea that these
people would be paying customers, your next effort should be
directed toward the "detailing" of your business plan.  The more
precise and detailed your plan – covering all the bases relating
to how you’ll do everything that needs to be done – the easier
it’s going to be for you to attain success.  Such a plan should
show you start-up investment needs, your advertising plan, your
production costs and procedure, your sales program, and how your
time will be allocated.  Too often, enthusiastic and ambitious
entrepreneur jump in on an extra income project and suddenly
find that the costs are beyond their abilities, and the time
requirements more than they can meet.  It pays to lay it all out
on paper before you get involved, and the clearer you can "see"
everything before you start, the better your chances for success.

Now, assuming you’ve got your market targeted, you know who your
customers are going to be and how you’re going to reach them
with your product or service.  And you have all your costs as
well as time requirements itemized.  The next step is to set
your plan in motion and start making money.

Here is the most important "secret" of all, relating to starting
and building a profitable home-based business, so read very
carefully.  Regardless of what kind of business you start, you
must have the capital and the available time to sustain your
business through the first six months of operation.
Specifically, you must not count on receiving or spending any
money coming in from your business on yourself or for your bills
during those first six months.  All the income from your
business during those first six months should be reinvested in
your business in order for it to grow and reach your planned
first year potential.

Once you’ve passed that first six months milestone, you can set
up a small monthly salary for yourself, and begin enjoying the
fruits of your labor.  But the first six months of operation for
any business are critical, so do not plan to use any of the
money you business generates for yourself during that period.

If you’ve got your business plan properly organized, and have
implemented the plan, you should at the end of your first year
be able to begin thinking about hiring other people to alleviate
some of your workload.  Remember this:  Starting a successful
business is not a means towards either a job for yourself or a
way to keep busy.  It should be regarded as the beginning of an
enterprise that will grow and prosper, with you as the top dog.
Eventually, you’ll have other people doing all the work for you,
even running the entire operation, while you vacation in the
Bahamas or Hawaii and collect or receive regular income from
your initial efforts.

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