Tactics - Who, What and How? By Chris
are surely in the middle of an information explosion - and, between you
and me, I love it. We are bombarded with content, some helpful and some
a waste of time. One of the newer approaches to sharing information is
the use of interactive teleseminars. These are live seminars conducted
over the telephone using TeleConferencing bridges and handled just like
a telephone conference call.
advantages are that there are no long commutes to a central meeting location,
because participants may connect over the telephone from all
over the world, plus they provide an incredibly cost effective and time
efficient way for callers to enjoy all of the benefits of traditional,
in-person seminars but with the added value of convenience, in terms of
money and time.
have attended many, listened to tapes generated during teleseminars and
read the transcripts from others. In this article I will highlight
how to reap the rewards of attending a teleseminar with tips on teleseminar
etiquette; what makes a teleseminar worthwhile, with tips on keeping a
teleseminar on track and meaningful; and resources for finding great teleseminars
and how to plan and give your own teleseminar.
I have attended vary in cost from free to around $60. In all attended,
however, I have paid for the long distance charges. Most last from an
hour to an hour and a half, and with the competitive long distance phone
charges today this adds up to very little (less than parking downtown
for a couple of hours). Usually, one signs up and pays on-line - if there
is a fee - then receives the phone number to call (the Bridge line number)
and an access code. Most I have attended have been led by professionals
who know the value of sending an e-mail reminder the day before. Several
send handouts before and after, so the knowledge sharing is tremendous.
I will be attending another teleseminar given by the E-zine Queen, Alexandria
She sends a confirmation e-mail when you sign up which also includes
her 12 tips for getting the "Most Out of the Class." Here are
sone highlights from her tips and other tips of mine, which apply to all
use speakerphones, cell phones, or computer/Internet telephony.
uninterrupted time, and do not multi-task while on the call in order
to benefit fully.
call-waiting. Use your mute button except when making a comment
or asking a question.
in on time, or just a couple of minutes ahead. And, if you need
to leave before the end of the teleseminar, let the leader know. Simply
hanging up is equivalent to walking out of the class.
commenting and/or asking a question, announce your name and where
you are from, "Hi! I'm Chris from Cleveland, and I wondered "
Always be brief and to the point.
cross-talk between class members which interrupts the flow of the
attention, take lots of notes and have fun. This is a great way
with all seminars and presentations, some teleseminars are better
and more helpful than others. If you are planning to hold your own teleseminar,
you will want it to provide top value to your participants. Following
are some of my suggestions of what produces an excellent teleseminar:
As with any presentation, pre-planning and a complete outline are imperative
for a smooth tele-class. With the large number of people on the line
(I have taken part in some with more than 200 participants), structure
provides control. Know when to ask for questions and/or comments and
how long to allow for them.
having one or two guests and treat the teleseminar as an interview.
Some of the most interesting and enlightening teleseminars I have attended
have followed this format. Rebecca Morgan and Ken Braly offer some of
the best of the best using this approach. You will find their upcoming
teleseminars along with audio tapes of past ones at www.speakernetnews.com.
handouts and/or a follow-up report or web page that reinforces the topics
covered at the teleseminar. Even though listeners are furiously taking
notes receiving a follow-up enhances the whole experience. My favorite
marketing guru, Robert Middleton of Action
Plan Marketing, always goes the extra mile in this respect.
point, you are probably asking, "With all of the work involved,
why would I ever want to offer a teleseminar?" Yes, there is work
involved, but the benefits are incredible. You will gain credibility and
definitely sell products whether or not you charge for the teleseminar.
Even if you don't charge a large amount per person, your costs are low
and the income for the expenditure of time can be rewarding. You will
have income from those attending, and then, if you tape the sessions,
you will have a fine audio product to market.
is to attend many teleseminars. You will not only gain a huge amount
of information and network with others from all over the world, you will
also discover the good, the bad and the ugly of the teleseminar platform,
and whether or not it is something you want to tackle for a way to share
to check out arewww.teleseminarsuccess.com,
where I have just purchased and am reading in depth the 85-page e-book,
"21 Days to Making Profits with Teleseminars and Teleclasses"
by Daniel Janal. It is interesting to note that Dan suggests to start
by attending a teleseminar. Let me know if you find some good ones and
when you plan to give yours. Remember, I love getting your FEEDBACK.
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