Day camp provides a nice balance between sending kids away from the house for weeks at a time, and having them home around the clock in between school semesters. As a day camp supervisor, it is your job to entertain them in ways that make them look forward to spending hot summer days in your care, especially for those parents who depend on day camp so that they can work worry free.
Arts and crafts, soccer games and swim time can grow old fast with young kids, necessitating creativity when finding activities. If allowed, some day camp supervisors have found weekly excursions to a pre-specified destination helpful in creating a continual feeling of excitement with the campers. Some things to keep in mind if planning outside excursions are:
- Obtaining parent's permission in writing. Permission slips should specify the date, time and place, along with information about what the cost is and what the child should bring like a bagged lunch or sunscreen.
- Have accurate contact records. Using a voice broadcasting system is a good way to announce these excursions to parents, remind them of the dates, and let them know if there will be any changes in drop off or pick up times as a result. This is also good to have if you suddenly need to contact a parent for an emergency situation.
If you are stuck on ideas on where to take groups of kids, these are a few that are always a big hit with just about any age group:[click to continue...]
Video Transcript - What Is A Phone Tree? - A Comprehensive Guide To Phone Tree Systems
Below we have the transcript for our Phone Tree Systems video - each slide has been broken apart, click on the image to view the original slide.
Slide One - Introduction
Hello everyone, today we are going to take an in-depth look at phone tree systems. What is a phone tree? How do phone trees work? Who Uses Phone Trees? All of these questions and more will be answered in this video.
Slide Two - Phone Tree Systems Overview
Phone Tree Systems are split up into two different categories, Traditional Phone Trees and Automated Phone Trees - today you'll learn what a traditional phone tree is, if they are still in use and how phone tree templates work. You'll also be learning about voice broadcasting systems, the benefits of phone tree automation and who exactly uses them.[click to continue...]
Voice broadcasting is an effective method of communicating with multitudes of people at one time. This is a must-have system for a business, especially one that regularly needs to send messages to their customers, leads, employees, and various vendors. Once you have this system in place, you will wonder how you ever functioned without it.
Voice messaging enables a higher response rate than using direct mail, yet it is as fast and inexpensive as sending emails. Additionally, it can be used to serve various purposes inside of your business by creating a new bridge of communication.
The benefits of voice broadcasting are vast, they cover all aspects of your business needs, from enticing new customers to maintaining a sufficient stock of goods. You will find this is an innovative method of growing your business.
1) Easy to Implement
There is nothing complicated about initiating a voice broadcasting system for your business. Choose a provider that operates online and you will not be obligated to add any software or hardware to your existing computer. Once you have created your account you will only need to add your contacts. After it has been set up, sending a message is as easy as logging in, recording your message and choosing the recipients.[click to continue...]
The best thing about DialMyCalls is how customizable it is. No matter the size of your business, school, church – whatever type of organization you may be - there is a DialMyCalls plan that's perfect for your needs.
And this extends further than just customizable planning, features, and pricing. DialMyCalls is dedicated to providing everyone with fantastic communication tools.
That's why we've released our powerful, proprietary DialMyCalls API to the public, so that developers, organizations, and companies who wish to utilize the mass notification platform that we’ve built can do so with ease.
The list of opportunities that smart integration of the DialMyCalls API can provide startups with is nearly endless. Here are a couple examples of ways in which you can use DialMyCalls API integration for your app, website, or business idea.
1. Education API - Integrate DialMyCalls Into Existing School Portal
Mass notification is one of the most crucial features of DialMyCalls, and with our API, you can integrate our services directly into your existing website portal. This will allow you to communicate with students, families, and faculty directly from your website, and provide you with an all-in-one communication platform that's robust, easy-to-use, and functional.
Putting your communication capabilities onto your primary web portal is a great way to allow employees who are not typically tech-savvy to use DialMyCalls, and can be a very effective way of streamlining your communication workflow.
And with our robust API documentation, any web developer can implement the DialMyCalls system quickly and easily into your school's website portal.[click to continue...]
Unlike most teachers, superintendents, school principals and other administrators don't get large blocks of time off from work during the summer. In fact, those precious weeks in between the end of one school year and the start of the next can be the busiest time of all. If you're a new superintendent or new to school administration in general, you are quickly going to learn that managing this time is of the utmost importance if you want to have everything in place for when students head back to school.
The Responsibilities of a School Superintendent
The school superintendent is the highest ranked individual in the administration, with the most responsibility. If a school were a corporation, he or she would be the CEO. They have to answer to the school board - board of directors, parents - customers, and the government. This pressure only increases during the summer months when trying to wrap up the previous school year, manage any summer activities that are taking place, and prepare for the next.
Know Who You Can Rely On
You will be coordinating with the principals and staff members from all the schools in your district. Get their summer schedules ahead of time so that you can know who to contact during the weeks in between classes. Don't forget to also let them know of any plans for time off that you might have, and provide contact information for who will be taking your place when you are not around.[click to continue...]
DialMyCalls is an easy, convenient way to send out mass phone calls. In just a few clicks, you can record your message and send it to hundreds or even thousands of people. This guide will walk you through the basics of sending out a voice broadcast with DialMyCalls.
Sending Voice Broadcasts with the DialMyCalls Web App
DialMyCalls makes sending out a mass voice message surprisingly easy. Rather than painstakingly calling people one at a time -- a tall order when you have hundreds or even thousands of numbers -- you can call all of your contacts at once. It's fast, cost-effective, and capable of reaching thousands of contacts per minute. Whether you're sending out reminders to middle school students' parents, or contacting customers who've provided their phone numbers, voice broadcasting can be a very powerful communication tool.
In just a few simple steps, you can send out your very first voice broadcast.
Send Your Voice Broadcast
Sending a message with DialMyCalls is quite simple. First, you'll need to record your voice message. You can also store pre-recorded messages in your account, which you can use any time. After you've recorded the message, it's time to choose which contacts it will be sent to. Your contact list can be imported from a CSV or Excel file in just a few clicks, so you won't have to manually re-enter the information.
You can also edit your Caller ID info, as well as designate a future time at which the voice broadcast will be sent. Then, you're ready for DialMyCalls to send out your phone call.[click to continue...]
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