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Monday through Thursday has proven to be the best days of the week to schedule a teleforum. TeleForums are most successful around 7:00 pm, when families are home, have eaten dinner, and have free time to listen in. Think about other planned activities going on when scheduling your teleforum.  Avoid days where there are large events, such as sporting events, that would lesson participant involvement in a TeleForum. Time TeleForums with pertinent legislation that affects your district or with important events that constituents would like to hear more about. Remind participants throughout the call the prompt to enter the queue and ask a question to ensure …

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Front Porch Strategies started as Matthew D. Parker & Associates in the basement of my home in Heath, Ohio. The truth of the matter is that there were no “associates.” I sat every day making calls and going to meetings hoping to land clients. Fortunately, in 2007, I began to find my niche putting together telemarketing strategies and offering state-of-the-art technology to political candidates. I finally got some “associates,” and in 2008 we did business in four states. We were doing business, but we lacked an identity. In 2010, after two years of steady growth, it was clear to me that we were establishing ourselves …

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