Examples of good voicemail greetings include, “I’m away from my desk, but I’ll get right back to you!” and, "I’m available but I can't find the phone. Leave a message and I'll call you as soon as I find it!" Including your name may also be helpful to the caller.
Tips for creating a good voicemail greeting include omitting background noise, being funny or unique, writing out the greeting and rehearsing it, and asking the caller to leave a message. These tips are appropriate for both business and personal voicemail greetings. Another recommendation is to include a joke in your recording, such as, "Jack's voicemail is broken. This is his refrigerator. Please speak very slowly, and I’ll stick your message to myself with one of these magnets."