Tips before calling

  • Smile while you talk.

  • Be enthusiastic and friendly and try to talk slowly so that they can understand who you are and where you are calling from.

  • Assume that this person is not expecting your call, maybe slightly skeptical of whether or not you're a telemarketer (you're not!), but after your call, they are going to be very grateful for your unexpected invitation! 

  • Talk to them as if they are you new friend and remember that this is your chance to brighten their day a bit!

  • Even if they aren't interested or say 'no' to you, they will appreciate your kindness. So just remember, you are doing a very nice thing for a stranger today! You are inviting them into a deeper relationship with Jesus and with this community.**


TALKING/VOICEMAIL SCRIPT

Hello, is this Amy? Hey Amy, my name is Megan. I'm calling you from the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center here in Boulder.  

(pause here for a second to let them process what you just said/who are you and respond if they want. They will probably respond with, "Hi.... "

Hi! Hey, I am a student volunteer here at St. Toms and today I am calling for two reasons. First, we have a retreat coming up in a couple of weeks called Buffalo Awakening and it's in Estes Park on March 1-3. It's such an amazing weekend and we wanted to make sure that you heard about it and see if you were interested or have any questions? It's student led and usually about 150 students go each semester. It only costs $45 for the whole weekend but if money is an issue, we have scholarships available. So thats one reason I'm calling! 

And the second reason is that we decided that it would be nice to call of the Catholic students who are registered to invite you to join us for Mass this Sunday at 6pm at St. Thomas and then come after for a free dinner in the Church Hall. We know that things get really busy around this time of year and it can be tough to get to Mass sometimes if you don't necessarily have anyone to walk with or know anyone there, so we just figured it would be good to call all of our students and make sure that everyone received an invitation to come this Sunday night. 

So anyway, that's why I am calling you today and would love to answer any questions you might have about the retreat or anything like that... 

Continue chatting and answer their questions. If they aren't interested or are in a hurry, just say "Well it was nice to talk to you. Just a heads up that you may receive a text later on today and one reminder email this Sunday about Mass and our upcoming retreat. After that, you won’t hear from us again unless you opt in for more information. Thanks so much for chatting and have a great day!

EMAIL SCRIPT

Hi **Amy**!

My name is Megan and I’m a student volunteer here at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center here in Boulder. I’m emailing you for a couple reasons:

First, we have a retreat coming up in a couple of weeks called Buffalo Awakening and it's in Estes Park on March 1-3. It's such an amazing weekend and we wanted to make sure that you heard about it and see if you were interested or have any questions? It's student led and usually about 150 students go each semester. It only costs $45 for the whole weekend but if money is an issue, we have scholarships available. So thats one reason I'm calling! If you are at all interested, feel free to click here to fill out the retreat form. If you can’t afford it, just mention that in the form and we will make sure that is NOT an issue.

And the second reason is that we decided that it would be nice to invite all of the Catholic students who are registered to invite them to join us for Mass this Sunday at 6pm at St. Thomas (898 14th St, Boulder) and then come after for a free dinner in the Church Hall. We know that things get really busy around this time of year and it can be tough to get to Mass sometimes if you don't necessarily have anyone to walk with or know anyone there, so we just figured it would be good to email all of our students and make sure that everyone received an invitation to come this Sunday night. If you are coming, let me know as I would love to meet you after Mass at the dinner.

Please don’t hesitate to email me back with questions **Amy**.


Oh, you may receive on more email on Sunday as a reminder about Mass at 6pm. Other that, you won't hear from us again unless you opt in to get more information. Thanks and I hope to see you Sunday **Amy**!

—Megan