Have you ever been sent a text as part of a group message on your phone? (“Hi! The house is finally ready and we’re moving Saturday! Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers!”) You know how you felt compelled to respond? Even though part of you was thinking, “She’s never gonna notice my response. They’re moving!”
Or maybe you thought, “I don’t know most of the people on this group. Is it really okay for me to send what really amounts to a junk text (“So happy for you! Let me know if I can do anything!”) to everyone on this list?”
Before you can even finish thinking about it, the first text response bings your phone.
“I knew it would happen this week, I just felt it! Love to you and the munchkins! ❤️”
You walk into your next meeting, still thinking about your response, and sit down at the conference table.
” 🎉 🎉 🎉! Hope it goes smoothly!”
It’s from Laura S. Who is Laura S., you wonder?
Well clearly you don’t want to be one of the people sending these heartfelt but pretty much meaningless messages that will not add any value to the daily lives of the text message’s original recipients.
And your meeting is about to start, but you don’t want to shut the sound off on your phone because you’re waiting for an important call from a client.
Grrr! You try to remember how to silence a text message group. Doesn’t come to you. You click furiously in your messages app trying to find the secret button, but it’s not obvious. People are filing into the conference room and sitting down. You do a quick Google search, but there’s no way you’ll be able to find and implement the solution and still be a present participant in your meeting.
So you delete the group message.
What…? You finally cave in and silence your phone, keeping it face up on the table in case your important client calls.
There has to be a better way!
What if there was a tool to send a text message to everyone in your group to let them know about important information that wouldn’t begin a group text conversation like this one?
Well, there is: CallingPost. CallingPost lets you send text or voice messages to as many people as you want to let them know what’s going on, but doesn’t clog everyone’s text message app with responses. If the recipients want to talk to you about the message you’ve sent, you can simply add a line to your message asking people to call or message you personally for more info. Or someone else that you’ve assigned.
Whether the group you need or want to communicate with is a collection of friends, a church committee, the parents of the soccer team you coach, your sales team, your school’s teachers—CallingPost can help you keep everyone informed and up to date easily and efficiently.
And when your team is well-informed, they’ll all feel better connected and confident because they know what’s what. And that makes you a good leader.
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