While most teachers take the summer off to enjoy a well deserved break, there are those who brave the heat and disgruntled students. For these daring teachers, trips to the beach are only for the weekends, as their weekdays continue to be filled with lesson plans. If this is your first summer taking on desk duty, try these tips to help you survive: 1) Remain Upbeat While it may be difficult to roll out of bed to an alarm clock knowing that your colleagues are still sleeping in, it is important that you keep a positive attitude when teaching summer school. Your students are likely to be more distracted than usual, but if you enter the class each day with a big smile and bursting with energy, that attitude will soon become infectious, making it a more positive experience for everyone. 2) Plan Lessons that Take Advantage
A press-1 phone call campaign allows for automated call recipients to press the 1 key on their phone to be connected to a live representative for more information. Live transfer calls are often used for sales leads but organizations such as churches, sports leagues, property management groups, and many more utilize the benefits that these types of calls can offer. Let's take a dive into just how press-1 call campaigns work and take a look at how you can utilize them for your organization. How Does a Press-1 Phone Call Campaign Work? Organizations looking to reach a list of contacts all at once can set up their own mass notification system. With DialMyCalls, once an account is set up, customers are able to add the press-1 for live transfer option to any automated call that they set up in our system. Simply add your list of contacts to your
One of the most important things that you can do as a landlord or property manager is foster a good relationship with your tenants. If you are on good terms with your tenants, and you have a relationship built on trust and communication, things will be much easier for you. By keeping open lines of communication, and treating your tenants with respect, you can avoid acrimonious and difficult disputes about lease policies, move-outs, security deposits, and dozens of other issues. So, how can you best improve your ability to communicate with your tenants? Here are a few of our top tips. Read on, and see how you can become a better landlord – and enjoy a better relationship with all of your tenants. 1. Have An "Open Door" Policy The first thing you should do is make it clear that you are always available to talk to your
In the winter, school administrators often have to cancel school for inclement weather. Snow, ice, and extreme temperatures can mean that it's simply not safe to have children come to school. But it's often hard to tell whether or not you should cancel school in the winter, and decisions to cancel school can be controversial. This is because snow days are often made up by shortening summer or spring breaks. So how can you tell when you've got a real emergency on your hands, and when is it okay for your student to brave the wintry weather? Find out with this handy guide from DialMyCalls. 1. A Snow Emergency Has Been Called by the Government This is a no-brainer. If a snow emergency has been called by the local municipal government, you should delay the opening of your school until roads are clear, or consider canceling classes altogether.
Times are tough for many small businesses in America, and around the world. Hobby shops have been hit especially hard by the growth of online retail – it's hard to compete with rock-bottom prices, and a huge selection of specialized products. But there are still thousands of hobby shops – and with the right marketing techniques, any hobby shop can market to customers more effectively, grow their customer base, and increase profits. In this article, DialMyCalls will look at some helpful tips that can help hobby shops gain more customers, and compete with online marketplaces. Let's get started now! 1. Diversify Your Merchandise to Appeal to More Customers Traditionally, hobby shops were associated with things like model building, miniature painting, remote-controlled vehicles, and other such items. These products still make up the bulk of most hobby shop stores – and that's a good thing, of course. However, it may
Modern businesses have dozens of marketing tools available to them. From SMS messaging to emails, flyers, direct mail, social media messaging, and search engine marketing… you get the picture. There are so many ways to stay in touch with your customers that it can be hard to understand which techniques are the most effective. However, there is one often-underlooked marketing tool that you can use to help build your business, bring in more customers, and create a more loyal consumer base. Voice broadcast marketing. Voice message marketing uses specialized software to send custom-tailored voice messages to customers – and engage with them in a personal, one-to-one way. Tools like DialMyCalls make it easy for companies to use voice messages in their marketing campaigns – learn more about the benefits of doing so now! 1. You Can Customize Each Message If you need to send personal, customized messages to
Whether you've just purchased a shiny new zero-turn mower, are planning on starting a lawn mowing business, or you're a seasoned veteran in the lawn mowing industry, you can always benefit from some extra guidance when it comes to marketing. At DialMyCalls we're here to help you market your business properly. Take a look at this list of the top marketing tips for lawn mowing companies, and you're sure to gain some valuable insights that will help you build your business. Let's get started. 1. Start Marketing Early in the Year If you're operating in America, there's a good chance that your company is seasonal. You're not likely to do much lawn mowing in the winter – when most of America is blanketed in snow. There are exceptions of course – if you live in Florida, you can mow lawns all-year-round. You should still start marketing your services
A potluck is a great event that brings your community and your church together. Best of all, you can have one for just about any reason – maybe it's Pastor Appreciation Day at your church, or you're celebrating Memorial day – or you just feel like having a fun event that anyone can enjoy! But potlucks don't just "happen". To host a successful potluck (and make sure you have enough food), you have to put in quite a bit of work – even though each attendee is bringing a dish of their own. So if you've had trouble organizing potlucks in the past, or are simply looking for some great tips to make your church potluck even better, you're in the right place. Read on, and see our top tips for potluck organization! 1. Start Planning as Early as You Can Church potlucks should usually be planned a
Shoveling snow is a great side hustle if you need some extra money. And if you live in an area where it snows regularly throughout the winter – such as the upper Midwest or the East Coast, you can even turn it into a full-time, seasonal gig. But it may be a bit intimidating to start a snow shoveling service on your own. You may not know where to start! You're in luck. In this article, DialMyCalls will help you understand how to start – and scale – a snow shoveling service. Let's get started now. 1. Get the Tools You'll Need Lucky for you, the basic tools you need to start your business are incredibly inexpensive. The primary thing you'll need is a snow shovel. Don't skimp out on quality, here – you'll be using this shovel every day for hours at a time. You want a
Mission trips are a fantastic way that your church can engage with the youth, and make a real difference in a community. Whether you're renovating old homes, volunteering at a homeless shelter or a soup kitchen, or spreading the Word of God anywhere else, a summer mission trip can be truly life-changing for a teenager. Youth groups love the opportunity to connect, bond, and fellowship with each other during a week-long missions trip. Friendships and relationships can deepen, and so does the spiritual connection with the Lord. But if you're a newer youth pastor, or just getting started with summer missions trips, the whole process can be very intimidating. So here are some of our best tips for planning an effective summer missions trip for your youth group. 1. Start by Thinking About the Trip Date You should start planning your trip 12-15 months in advance. Yes, seriously!
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