Aside from private messaging in LinkedIn there is a new feature launched by LinkedIn.

This is voice messaging, it is a new functionality that can be used by LinkedIn users.

With this feature, you can engage more with your prospects or current clients.

The same principle applies with voice messaging as direct messaging.

LinkedIn voice messages can be sent only to LinkedIn users of first-degree connection with you.

You will not find this InMail or through Sales Navigator.

This feature is subjected to change in the future or not depending on LinkedIn.

It can record a sales voicemail of up to 60 seconds.

In fact, you can quickly send if you are using the mobile app of LinkedIn.

Apparently, no one is using this feature and only few people use the voice messaging feature of LinkedIn.

Sending professional voicemails can lead through further conversations.

It will make you stand out more from the crowd and make you remembered by your contact.

Knowing these, here are the ways on how you can effectively use LinkedIn voice messaging.

Make efficient voice mails

Voice messages are limited to 60 seconds.

Which means that you have to make time efficient, 60 seconds can go past you without noticing.

Recommended length of a professional voicemail is about 30 seconds.

Try your message first to your colleagues or friends before sending them to your current prospects.

This will help your build confidence to use them as part of the sales process.

Even more, make sure you finalize your message and you are not allowed to hear the message after you send it.

Structure your message

Your voice message should have a direct impact to your contact or prospect.

It should be a powerful intro, a solid reason, and a call to action, for instance.

Your introduction should be direct to the point and can pique the interest of your prospect.

You can start your call with some information you found about them from their LinkedIn profile.

Besides, that you think is relevant to your interaction and present the reason you have for contacting them.

Finally, the call to action in which you will say what you want from them.

Be conversational

Try to provide a light mood with your message by acting as if you already have a connection with them.

Remember though to not be too formal since it still is a professional voice mail.

The point of being conversational is to let your prospect or client know that your personality and the tone of your voice.

More importantly, act natural and let the conversation be as natural as possible.

Provide a powerful introduction

Capturing a listener’s attention in the first five seconds of the voice mail is the challenge you need to overcome.

Start by personalizing the message based on your client or prospect’s needs to you.

Furthermore, this will also allow your contact to know that your message is not a spam message.