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Oct 3, 2011

Call Me! Telephone Time and Other (Similar) Business Building Tools

“No matter how old you are, no matter how tough you think you are, if a toddler hands you their ringing toy phone…You answer it.”

The telephone.

Invented in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell, the telephone is recognized as the most valuable patent in history. I doubt there are many who wonder why…

Telephones have come a long way in the last 135 years, certainly in the last 10 years, have they not? Gone are the days when children “played” telephone with a couple soup cans and cast away piece of yarn. Have I just dated myself?

Now even “land lines” and “pay phones” are fast becoming a blast from the past.

Yep, from babies to baby boomers and beyond, nearly everyone has a telephone (aka cell phone, mobile device) or access to a telephone and certainly everyone knows how to use a telephone.

So, how do you use your phone in your business?

Here are couple questions and/or references to get this conversation started:

What type of phone do you use? From a smart phone (iPhone and/or Android) to a simple push-tone with voice mail capability to an old school rotatory phone – how important is telephone technology to your business building efforts?

How much do you use your phone in your business building efforts? Do you call to confirm attendance at your next home tasting? How much time do you spend talking product orders and other transactional topics with MonaVie Distributor Support?

What about conference calls with your upline?

Are you an avid texter?

What about Skype? This is a great way to make Internet calls for free – a popular option for our international audiences and globe trotters in general…oh and poor college students who do not want to use their valued texting minutes on telephoning Mom and Dad back at the ranch (ask me how I know).

Did you know you can now Skype from your home phone, as well as, your smart phone? You can also video call using this service.

Oh, oh oh! I can’t believe I nearly forgot my newest discovery – you can actually accept credit card payments with your mobile phone. Check out the Square at squareup.com for more details.

Want to save some time on the telephone? Here’s one idea:

Are you aware of MonaVie’s GetSatisfaction team; a new and growing online community monitored and administrated by a host of MonaVie Distributor Support representatives with the sole purpose of answering questions. Distributors can ask questions, share ideas, report problems and give praise all in one social media savvy forum.

Check it out: MonaVie GetSatisfaction.

What other ways do you use your telephone to keep you connected, grow your business and make life a little less crazy? Leave me a comment below – I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas.

 

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Shante

MonaVie Chief Blogger

 

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