What is a Teleclass?
By Jeanette Joy Fisher
Description: A teleclass is a conference call, like a chat line by phone.
A leader or teacher heads up the
conference call and keeps it organized.
teleclass is similar to a grad school seminar -- some lecture, some
questions, some discussion.
cost to call the bridge line is a standard long distance charge. There are
no conferencing fees, so you just pay your long distance carrier whatever
your rates are. Most carriers charge between $3-6 per hour for long
distance, so your cost is minimal.
What's different about our teleclasses?
teleclasses size is
limited to 10-20 participants because Jeanette has found that you can't get
full benefits when too many participate.
We provide more support
between calls. Perhaps you've taken a teleclass where you didn't get your
questions answered on the call because too many callers interrupted. Then
after the call, the leader disappeared without any contact. This is not the
case with out teleclasses.
Our teleclasses last one
hour and meet once a week for three or four weeks.
Some times, an outside expert in the weekly
topic joins in for additional support. Our guest experts, like loan officers
and real estate agents, help you with technical information.
teleclasses follow Jeanette Fisher's college course syllabi, so you get the
same information and advantages of a real college course, right from your
own home or office! Plus, if you’re far from the Los Angeles area, it would
be impossible for you to get this information, which is only available here.
Teleclass Etiquette for Jeanette Fisher's Calls
Let’s enjoy our conference call
and get the most benefits by following these guidelines:
Use a normal wired phone. Cell phones, speaker phones and cordless phones
disrupt with static. If you must use a cordless phone, stay close to the base,
and please, no washing dishes!
Call from a quiet
location or use your mute button when not speaking. Traffic noise, children, and
barking dogs disrupt the call. Put your dogs in another room. Try to get help
with small children.
Please, turn off
other phones: ringing cell or second phones sound extra shrill. If you’re a
smoker or have heavy breathing, please hold the headset away from your mouth.
Waiting If you have call-waiting, please disable it before dialing in.
For most phone companies, you disable call waiting by dialing *70 (that's star
seven zero), waiting for the dial tone again, and then dialing the bridge
number. For GTE and some other local phone companies, the method differs, check
your phone system beforehand.
You may want to sit at your
computer desk to see websites under discussion. You definitely will want to take
notes and jot down your questions.
These calls have a scheduled time. If you call too early, you won’t be able to
connection, please wait a moment to see if any conversation is taking place.
Then introduce yourself, for example: "Hi, this is Jeanette from Los
Angeles." (Tell Jeanette beforehand if you want to use another name. We can help
you set up an anonymous identify for the course.) Teleclasses get recorded for
future use. Your attendance on the call means that you agree to be recorded for
any future use.
It's all right to call in late. Just listen
quietly to catch up and join in when you're ready.
teleclass is discussion-based; Jeanette and guests discuss the topic and then
invite you to ask your questions. The format, similar to a classroom, let’s you
just sit back and listen or ask your questions when appropriate. You don't have
to do a lot of talking, but make sure to ask if you need specific details.
When the class is
over, feel free to say goodbye to everyone and then just hang up. When our
time’s up, the call hangs up. That’s why I set up a private blog for further
Be nice! When you
comment on something that another caller has said, please keep your comments
positive. Remember, not all participants know what they’re talking about. That’s
why they’re taking the class, for help!
recording You may not record the call without express permission from Family
Trust Publishing and Jeanette Fisher.
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