Please note that the suggestions below apply only to the Marijuana Anonymous Women in Recovery (WIR) Phone Meetings group. The goal is recovery for everyone, chairperson and participants alike.
Tips for chairing a meeting
Technical (Touch Tone Controls)
Please be sure as chair, your phone is muted when you are not speaking. It is recommended that you use *6 to mute, but you can also use the mute on your phone – just pay attention that you could be double-muted.
Phone meetings have many advantages such as giving a participant the freedom to attend a meeting while driving, exercising, and doing other tasks or chores. However, with this freedom and flexibility comes with challenges in the form of background noise. Please be mindful of yours.
It is possible to mute all the lines using *5 if there is background noise. The host needs to be aware that there are three “states” for *5. *5 (Star five) can be thought of like a three position switch on a table lamp where you must cycle through all three positions
Anyone can use *2 to get a participant count.
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