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Advice Store plans interactive presentations

IFA Network Advice Store is using data, video and voice conferencing to attract new members, train staff and fulfil compliance requirements.

The network, which laun-ched in March, has 103 RIs and plans to expand further with interactive presentations held online every day at 11am and 2pm.

Potential members can enter a special website set up by Advice Store to view the 15-minute presentation and ask questions live on the net. Users can ask questions in front of other users or privately.

Advice Store also manages compliance using data conferencing which allows existing members to enter the website and work online with a representative from the network.

The technology allows both parties to make amendments simultaneously from their own computers to achieve compliance.

Advice Store group chairman Chris Batten says: “Three months ago, we merged with Synergy Call who specialise in voice, data and video conferencing. All our offices are linked up via the software to fulfil all compliance and file-checking requirements. All that is needed to access our presentations is a standard phone line.”

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