|Seminars typically last 1 hour and begin at
8 pm Eastern time. |
|The cost is typically $20, payable in
advance by check, purchase order, or credit card. There will also be a charge on your phone
bill for the hour of long-distance calling. |
|When you are registered for a seminar, we
will send you complete instructions on what to do to call in, and guidelines
for getting the most from the seminar. |
|If you are unable to participate in the live
seminar but it's a subject you want to learn about, you will be able to
purchase a recording (on CD) of the seminar. |
|If you are registered and have to cancel,
you will not be charged if you cancel at least 72 hours ahead of time. If you
cancel within this time, you will be charged and you can reschedule to take
another teleseminar. |
|This teleseminar will be recorded. By your
registering for this teleseminar, you are giving us permission to record your
comments, without any remuneration to you. |
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a teleseminar?
Teleseminars are seminars that happen over the telephone. They
are essentially a large conference call. The host or Guest Expert will present
information which he/she feels would be most valuable to you. The host will ask
questions of the Guest Expert based upon what they think will be of highest
interest to the majority of the participants.
How does this all work?
The Sykes Group rents what's called a "bridge
line" which is basically a teleconference line, allowing many people to call
in simultaneously, without an operator assisting. You'll call a designated
number (which you receive a few days before the teleseminar).
Is this just lecture, or can I ask questions?
Every 10-15 minutes the host may ask for
questions about what was just covered. Most sessions will allow 5-10 minutes
at the end for general questions. Please work to have your question be as
relevant to others as possible, not just about your burning issue. If it is
too specific to just you, we may ask you to email the question to the expert
How do I know I've called the right number?
You'll call in a few minutes before the
session is set to begin. The host will ask you your name when you call in.
(Others in the room will hear a short beep to let them know someone has
arrived.) If you are the first one in the room, you'll just wait a minute or
two until someone else arrives.
What if I'll be a little late for the call?
If you dial in late, we may not ask you to
introduce yourself, as it would interrupt the expert. If you're really late,
call in anyway. You can always purchase the CD afterwards to see what you
Do I have to be computer literate?
No. Teleseminars are NOT conducted via the
Internet or computer.
Will I be given a toll free number to call?
No, you will be given a number to call (We
will be using different numbers for different teleseminars.). You are
responsible for paying for the call, which will appear on your long distance
phone bill as a regular long distance call. No other charges are tacked on to
the call, just whatever your long distance company charges you for the call.
We don't make any money whatsoever off the long distance call.
Can I talk to other participants during the call?
This learning medium is designed to be
instructor-focused, so you should plan on interacting with the host and/or
Guest Expert, not with other participants. If other people you know are on the
call, please refrain from exchanges like "Hi Jane! I haven't talked to you in
a while. How's the weather in San Francisco?" This just bogs down the call.
The bridge line we are using allows us to mute everyone except the interviewer
and the guest expert, which we do except during the Q & A period. We also
encourage everyone to mute their own phone unless they are asking a question.
The less interfering sound on the line, the better everyone can hear.
I have call waiting. What if I get a call during the
If you have call waiting, please disable it
before calling in by dialing 1170 and waiting for the dial tone.
If you have additional questions please call
us at 757-427-7032 or
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