Personalize: Write down a personal voicemail greeting. Ignite the callers attention with a silly, happy or snooty welcoming. Just be yourself. Practice your script and listen to the recording. Re-record if needed.
Stay Positive: Think about what you say. Bad mouthing a previous work experience can be toxic and risky for companies to endorse. An uncensored response could end the interview immediately.
Talk Clearly and Slowly: Take a few seconds to formulate and organize your response. Remain calm.
Self Reflect. After the phone interview write down your confessions. How do you feel? What went well? Will there be another interview?