The Alaska Commission on Aging hosts audio teleconferences with a GCI "
People invited to the teleconference dial 1-800-315-6338 and enter the teleconference code 3250
and then the
Once the code and # are entered, participants will be automatically connected to the others dialing in. Typically the chair or meeting leader will conduct a roll call a minute after the appointed time for the call to begin.
If you have trouble dialing in or have a poor connection the GCI Operator can assist. You can receive assistance any time during the call by entering *0 on your phone. For assistance with a problem call 1-800-770-2121.
Tips For a Successful Teleconference
In order to make the call go as smoothly as possible, please keep these helpful tips in mind.
After you are connected as a participant, please be patient with us while the remaining participants join the call. If you are accidentally disconnected, simply call back and repeat the process.
During the Teleconference:
Please do not put your line on hold.
Using the "Hold" feature can cause the bridge line to crash or inflict “hold Muzak” on the other participants.
use a speaker phone with the mute function activated
. This prevents the disruption of background noise. If you have others with you, muting your phone also allows for discussion within your office without disturbing the rest of the call.
During the discussion portion of the calls, remember that we have limited time and everyone's questions, experiences and perspectives are valuable. Therefore: Please
keep your remarks concise and to the point.
Whenever you speak, state your name
such as "this is Joe in Kotzebue and I think…."
If you have colleagues to participate with you on the call, if possible, have
everyone in the same room with you
. Seat people as close to the phone as possible so that their comments are easier for others to hear during the discussion.