Why I hate voice notes (and why I don’t listen to them sometimes)

Like a lot of people, I think, when I discovered audio notes, I loved the concept! The idea of ​​being able to exchange some important information by talking on the phone seemed to me much more practical than having to make a phone call and much faster to record than a long written message.

Singing: My job..provided you keep it short and brief

At first, I found it very warm, pleasant and light, among other things because it was very easy to use and I had the impression that it saved me time, as you can easily listen to a voice note when doing something else, driving or washing dishes for example, When you have to focus and mobilize both your hands and your gaze at the same time to be able to send the same amount of information to each message.

Only (because it would be so good, of course), things get tougher with people who use and abuse these voice notes. Some people (and some gossip girlfriends or co-workers) see no harm in sending about 10 minute audio notes, or multiple 2-3 minute audio notes that are linked one by one, and there, we don’t just lose a thread quickly. , but in addition to this, we quickly get the impression that the story of the exchange of voice notes lengthens ours list workwhich is not fun at all.

It’s hard to keep all the information from a voice memo

Because the big problem with an audio note is that unlike a podcast or audiobook, it calls for a reply. The longer the audio note takes, the more you will need to muster your focus to remember what was said and try to respond to it.

Unlike a written message that you can read or re-read multiple times, focusing on the most important information (including dates, times or addresses, for example), the message thread is very difficult to follow in a voice that I find prone to errors or misunderstandings.

I saw myself taking notes after my voice which I had already heard twice because I could not understand when, how and where I was finally offered to organize the meeting. Since this question requires an immediate answer, I obviously had to be reactive, when I already had other things to do at the moment.

I would clearly prefer a live call, which allows for a conversation to take place as it happens and clears things up automatically, or at least a written message makes the exchange much easier.

Feeling of disconnection between sender and receiver

Voicemail, especially very long voicemail, quickly creates the gap: the person sending it has a lot of expectations, because he wanted to convey a lot of information, and therefore often expects accurate and point answers, while on the contrary, the person who listens To her he has the impression that he receives a bottle at sea laden with information of all kinds but it comes out of nowhere, with very little context and an insane difficulty to answer in the same register.

The other problem with singing is that in addition to being asked a lot to take notes (and frankly, having to take notes for a message that was meant to be short and light, that’s no fun thing) or mobilizing all of your concentration abilities, this requires the ability to be alone in an enclosed space And silent in order to be able to respond to it (unless it bothers you to tell your life and especially very personal details in front of everyone, but personally, that’s something I really hate).

Voice prevails over the rest

Listening to my voice forces you somewhere to put your whole life on hold to jot down the unwanted information, that you didn’t ask to hear, and without any possibility to sort the information (unless you once again take it all into a note and read back all) something or listen to the audio multiple times to get Overall overview, just talking about it exhausts me).

If exchanging voicemail messages has become a chore, that’s a bad sign. And if you feel like that, too, it might be best to convince those around us to move forward otherwise, or only listen to those voices when we are truly available. In my case, I often respond to long voice calls after several days…this naturally discourages senders, or directs them to another method of communication, because they quickly understand that they will get an answer much faster by asking me otherwise.

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