To Text or Call?
Ever thought whether it’s right to text or call? The modern way of communicating quickly is texting so what should you do?
The best way to get a clear answer is to ask!
When to Text:
Text if your message is short. A call that takes a brief minute may leave you and your contact feeling awkward, texts, however get straight to the point.
Text if your message isn’t that urgent. Messages that don’t need an immediate reply can be texted.
Text if you think your contact might be busy. Calls disturb what you’re doing. A text message, on the other hand, can wait until you finish your work.
Text to avoid disturbing those around you. Maybe you share your office with other people. If your voice will distract others from their work, elect to text.
When to Call
Call for in-depth conversations. It takes less time to speak words than to type them.
Call if you have an urgent matter -some people feel compelled to answer calls more quickly than text messages.
Call to convey clear vocal cues. You’re at a disadvantage when your contact can’t see your body language, text messages lack intonation. If words alone don’t accurately reflect your intended message then call.
Call to communicate matters of business. While texting is becoming more accepted in some places of business, traditional phone calls remain the preferred means of communication. In fact, not calling is sometimes frowned upon.
Call if you’re unsure of your unsure; never assume that everyone’s phone can receive a text message, service plans are becoming more varied, however, all phones can receive voice messages.
Call if your contact physically can’t text. Not everyone is an efficient texter - be considerate to your contacts eyesight and hands!
“The word 'listen' contains the same letters as the word 'silent'.” ― Alfred Brendel