We’ve all been there, in an important meeting, you’ve forgotten to mute your phone and all eyes turn to you as you frantically search through your pockets to silence it. That feeling of embarrassment is only matched by the frustration of listening to your voicemail. I dread hearing the robotic voice telling me what numbers to press only to be presented with the sound of somebody hanging up the call.
To take the hassle out of handling missed calls, today we are going to look at how to create a virtual office manager that is aware of your busy schedule, to handle calls and voice messages for you.
What We Need
- A Twilio Account (Get one here for Free)
- A Twilio Phone Number
- A Google Calendar
- Google Calendar API Key
Before We Begin
As a child, my favourite TV show was the Power Rangers, my favourite being the Black Ranger from the Mighty Morphin series. My proudest possessions were the Power Rangers' bed sheets and curtains in my room. I loved the poses, flips, flying kicks and overall badassery on the show, and as soon as I got the chance I signed up to a kickboxing class. Let me tell you how I got from my first kickboxing class to working in Developer Evangelism.
On my first day of kickboxing training, some of the more experienced kickboxers led the session. I felt so intimidated by the black belts doing advanced techniques while I could barely throw a jab. However, they created a warm friendly environment where my confidence grew and my skills soon followed.
Fast forward to a few years later and I was competing in a National Championship match representing ...