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post #1 of 8
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When your team travels for an event how does everyone stay in touch?
What if an event is canceled, has slope or time changes?  How would the group be notified?
I'm curious since once this happened to me while at an event.  By the time the coach let everyone know what was going on, there was a lot of confusion.

 

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Originally Posted by Chrissy22 View Post
 

When your team travels for an event how does everyone stay in touch?
What if an event is canceled, has slope or time changes?  How would the group be notified?
I'm curious since once this happened to me while at an event.  By the time the coach let everyone know what was going on, there was a lot of confusion.

 

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Who doesn't have a cellular device these days? Wouldn't a group text be all that is needed?

post #3 of 8

I don't know how big your group is, but I'd suggest it'd be either text messaging or equivilant group messaging such as whatsapp if you need to be more organized for the specific topic like Jan4th event.  

 

If there are too many people, and a need to exist beyond the 1 event, then maybe twitter or facebook group or other group/social platform, or even plain email focused mailing list type service.

 

I suppose what you choose should also depend what is already being used to get organized and communicate overall, and not just the one event.  It's less about the specific choice, but instead needing a couple interested folks to take an admin/moderator role to take charge of the effort and establish this is THE way we're going to chat,  get people into the group, and keep the choice of group communication together, before people branch off into private 1-to-1 messaging.

post #4 of 8

In today's world? I guess that really can't be any easier then sending one sms message :) Even if group is relatively big, that's still not big deal. You can send one sms message to almost endless amount of phone numbers at same time (most of ski World cup operates this way, and there can be 1000+ people involved in all that), so today, I really don't see problem with that. 20 or 30 years ago, that was different story, but today this is really not an issue.

post #5 of 8
Our club uses group text and a FB group. Text is easier when we're in the midst of action.
post #6 of 8
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Thank you for the input.  I am working with a team that is looking for the best way to communicate last minute details.  I'll let you know what we come up with.

post #7 of 8
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Thanks so much for all the responses and help. We ended up trying out a system called DialMyCalls. So far so good, working great. We can send calls and text messages out to everyone at the same time and pretty quickly too.  If anyone has any questions about it, I'd be happy to share.

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We've only had DialMyCalls' service for a short time.   Already used it for rain cancellations and event reminders.  Its great and everyone seems to like the service too.   Win...Win...

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