Opportunity Calling ... Making Team Conferencing Pay Off
By Jeffrey A. Babener
Excerpted from Network Marketing: What You Should Know, Jeffrey Babener, Legaline Publications
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Designing a Conference Call
Networkers should try to take advantage of conference calls, whether they organize small conference calls themselves or rely on company-organized calls. Either way, they are powerful recruiting tools.
Don't use them, however, unless you are satisfied that they are solidly prepared. The call should be planned out just as a radio or television program is planned. In effect, a conference call is an audio infomercial. It will be heard by many people who will judge the business opportunity on the call's content, professionalism, and energy.
Whether organized by the company or distributors, the call should have a professional or high-quality speaker who is interesting and charismatic coordinate the program.
Should conference calls be spontaneous or scripted? Pre-recorded or live? Listen-only or interactive? There are advantages and disadvantages to all of these approaches. "We have found that we get much better results when we have developed a detailed outline of what we want to cover," Freese says. "Each call usually has a special topic, and it seems to flow much better if it has a definite purpose." Although many companies' conference calls are scripted and have the feel of an actual radio show, Freese believes that spontaneity often proves to be more exciting and interesting for listeners.
The advantage to pre-recorded calls, of course, is that there will be no bloopers or unpleasant surprises during the course of the conference. Whether they are pre-recorded or live, though, record the calls for later use. That way, the company can set up conference calls on demand. Distributors can phone in and punch selected instructions on their phones to hear conference calls on various subjects. In addition, distributors should be able to purchase low-cost audiocassette tapes of the calls to use for their own recruiting.
Conference calls are often listened to over a speakerphone by a group. If so, an outline of materials should be provided ahead of time to the call coordinator. Also consider giving out a fax-on-demand number that listeners may call and instantly receive company literature over their fax machines. Contact your local telephone company for more information on setting up this service.
Should the conference calls be interactive? Should callers be allowed to join the conference calls in progress? The answer is a definite "maybe." There should be some screening mechanisms by which the conference call organizers can determine if listeners' questions should be interjected into the course of the call. This may, in fact, make the call more interesting. But it should be done carefully. Imagine the effect of having scores of people speaking at once!
And remember, you have little control over who calls in - it could be your competitors. So don't say anything on a conference call that you wouldn't feel free to say in public.
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