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How to answer a telephone circa 1906!

When it comes to professional telephone answering, we feel we are top of the class - it's all about being clear and concise whilst engaging the caller - things have thankfully moved on a bit since this amusing advice was issued in the August, 1906 Pacific States Telephone & Telegraph Company directory for San Francisco, California .

How to Answer a Telephone Call circa 1906:

"Remove the hand telephone from the hook and say "Here is Main 297" (or whatever your number may be).
The party calling should say "Here is main 298," (or whatever the number may be).
Much friction and annoyance will be avoided if this simple plan is carried out."

Theo Paphitis #SBS - Small Business Sunday Statistics - 08/03/2015


Statistics for #SBS 08/03/2015

note : number in brackets indicate last weeks figures.

Time Period Tweets
17:00-17:30 148 (176)
17:31-18:00 164 (177)
18:01-18:30 154 (223)
18:31-19:00 186 (214)
19:01-19:30 211 (233)

Total Tweets - 863 (1023)

Unique Tweeters - 656 (680)

New to #SBS - 167 (167)

Most Tweets Per Tweeter - 8 (17)

Busiest Period 5 min period - 19:00-19:05 (18:20-18:25)

Max Tweets per 5 min period - 44 (46)

What is #SBS

#SBS or Small Business Sunday is 2hrs 30 minutes of small businesses tweeting @theopaphitis on a Sunday starting at 17:00 and finishing at 19:30. Theo will review the tweets and RT his top 6 on Monday evening at 8pm.

Remember all tweets must be @theopaphitis and include #sbs.

Theo Paphitis #SBS - Small Business Sunday Statistics - 01/03/2015


Statistics for #SBS 01/03/2015

note : number in brackets indicate last weeks figures.

Time Period Tweets
17:00-17:30 176 (255)
17:31-18:00 177 (231)
18:01-18:30 223 (252)
18:31-19:00 214 (215)
19:01-19:30 233 (421)

Total Tweets - 1023 (1374)

Unique Tweeters - 680 (730)

New to #SBS - 167 (210)

Most Tweets Per Tweeter - 17 (196)

Busiest Period 5 min period - 18:20-18:25 (19:10-19:15)

Max Tweets per 5 min period - 46 (101)

What is #SBS

#SBS or Small Business Sunday is 2hrs 30 minutes of small businesses tweeting @theopaphitis on a Sunday starting at 17:00 and finishing at 19:30. Theo will review the tweets and RT his top 6 on Monday evening at 8pm.

Remember all tweets must be @theopaphitis and include #sbs.

Theo Paphitis #SBS - Small Business Sunday Statistics - 22/02/2015


Statistics for #SBS 22/02/2015

note : number in brackets indicate last weeks figures.

Time Period Tweets
17:00-17:30 255 (165)
17:31-18:00 231 (194)
18:01-18:30 252 (230)
18:31-19:00 215 (170)
19:01-19:30 421
(192)

Total Tweets - 1374 (951)

Unique Tweeters - 730 (643)

New to #SBS - 210 (144)

Most Tweets Per Tweeter - 196 (90)

Busiest Period 5 min period - 19:10-9:15 (18:20-18:25)

Max Tweets per 5 min period - 101 (54)

What is #SBS

#SBS or Small Business Sunday is 2hrs 30 minutes of small businesses tweeting @theopaphitis on a Sunday starting at 17:00 and finishing at 19:30. Theo will review the tweets and RT his top 6 on Monday evening at 8pm.

Remember all tweets must be @theopaphitis and include #sbs.

Theo Paphitis #SBS - Small Business Sunday Statistics - 15/02/2015


Statistics for #SBS 15/02/2015

note : number in brackets indicate last weeks figures.

Time Period Tweets
17:00-17:30 165 (116)
17:31-18:00 194 (193)
18:01-18:30 230 (187)
18:31-19:00 170 (192)
19:01-19:30 192 (206)

Total Tweets - 951 (894)

Unique Tweeters - 643 (663)

New to #SBS - 144 (180)

Most Tweets Per Tweeter - 90 (13)

Busiest Period 5 min period - 18:20-18:25 (18:50-18:55)

Max Tweets per 5 min period - 54 (46)

What is #SBS

#SBS or Small Business Sunday is 2hrs 30 minutes of small businesses tweeting @theopaphitis on a Sunday starting at 17:00 and finishing at 19:30. Theo will review the tweets and RT his top 6 on Monday evening at 8pm.

Remember all tweets must be @theopaphitis and include #sbs.

Theo Paphitis #SBS - Small Business Sunday Statistics - 08/02/2015


Statistics for #SBS 08/02/2015

note : number in brackets indicate last weeks figures.

Time Period Tweets
17:00-17:30 116 (227)
17:31-18:00 193 (232)
18:01-18:30 187 (217)
18:31-19:00 192 (206)
19:01-19:30 206 (227)

Total Tweets - 894 (1109)

Unique Tweeters - 663 (734)

New to #SBS -180 (239)

Most Tweets Per Tweeter - 13 (43)

Busiest Period 5 min period - 18:50-18:55
(18:20-18:25)

Max Tweets per 5 min period - 46 (51)

What is #SBS

#SBS or Small Business Sunday is 2hrs 30 minutes of small businesses tweeting @theopaphitis on a Sunday starting at 17:00 and finishing at 19:30. Theo will review the tweets and RT his top 6 on Monday evening at 8pm.

Remember all tweets must be @theopaphitis and include #sbs.

Theo Paphitis #SBS - Small Business Sunday Statistics - 01/02/2015


Statistics for #SBS 01/02/2015

note : number in brackets indicate last weeks figures.

Time Period Tweets
17:00-17:30 227 (135)
17:31-18:00 232 (128)
18:01-18:30 217 (162)
18:31-19:00 206 (136)
19:01-19:30 227 (167)

Total Tweets - 1109 (728)

Unique Tweeters - 734 (558)

New to #SBS - 239 (120)

Most Tweets Per Tweeter - 43 (19)

Busiest Period 5 min period - 18:20-18:25 (18:10-18:15)

Max Tweets per 5 min period - 51 (40)

What is #SBS

#SBS or Small Business Sunday is 2hrs 30 minutes of small businesses tweeting @theopaphitis on a Sunday starting at 17:00 and finishing at 19:30. Theo will review the tweets and RT his top 6 on Monday evening at 8pm.

Remember all tweets must be @theopaphitis and include #sbs.

Theo Paphitis #SBS - Small Business Sunday Statistics - 25/01/2015


Statistics for #SBS 25/01/2015

note : number in brackets indicate last weeks figures.

Time Period Tweets
17:00-17:30 135 (166)
17:31-18:00 128 (155)
18:01-18:30 162 (155)
18:31-19:00 136 (109)
19:01-19:30 167 (138)

Total Tweets - 728 (723)

Unique Tweeters - 558 (514)

New to #SBS - 120 (128)

Most Tweets Per Tweeter - 19 (32)

Busiest Period 5 min period - 18:10-18:15 (17:25-17:30)

Max Tweets per 5 min period - 40 (46)

What is #SBS

#SBS or Small Business Sunday is 2hrs 30 minutes of small businesses tweeting @theopaphitis on a Sunday starting at 17:00 and finishing at 19:30. Theo will review the tweets and RT his top 6 on Monday evening at 8pm.

Remember all tweets must be @theopaphitis and include #sbs.

Theo Paphitis #SBS - Small Business Sunday Statistics - 18/01/2015


Statistics for #SBS 18/01/2015

note : number in brackets indicate last weeks figures.

Time Period Tweets
17:00-17:30 166 (212)
17:31-18:00 155 (111)
18:01-18:30 155 (147)
18:31-19:00 109 (134)
19:01-19:30 138 (102)

Total Tweets - 723 (706)

Unique Tweeters - 514 (504)

New to #SBS - 128 (143)

Most Tweets Per Tweeter - 32 (12)

Busiest Period 5 min period - 17:25-17:30 (17:10-17:15)

Max Tweets per 5 min period - 46 (42)

What is #SBS

#SBS or Small Business Sunday is 2hrs 30 minutes of small businesses tweeting @theopaphitis on a Sunday starting at 17:00 and finishing at 19:30. Theo will review the tweets and RT his top 6 on Monday evening at 8pm.

Remember all tweets must be @theopaphitis and include #sbs.