What kind of person makes a good CM?
The most important part of being a CM is being able to provide your roomies with fun and laughter. They are the most important part of the job. You need to ensure that they enjoy their time when playing at your bingo site.
However, this is just one part of the job. Being organised is crucial as you will be expected to deal with multiple tasks at any one time. As well as entertaining the room, you need to make sure that any new players are made to feel welcome and are comfortable using your site. If any problems arise, it's the CMs job to find a solution so you must know all the functions of your site. Throw in the need to award BBs and you could find yourself with many programs and multiple windows open. If you are not careful you could quickly lose control.
All chat teams will expect you to have a good understanding of computers and have an ability to use a range of well known software. You must have access to and be able to use Microsoft Word and Excel. Many team managers will supply you with the latest rota using Excel and additional information will likely be in Word. You will be expected to communicate using instant messaging programs, such as MSN and maybe even Skype.
As a CM you must be fair to all players, regardless of how long they have been playing on a particular site. At the same time as being friendly and entertaining, you must remain impartial at all times. Many players will not appreciate thinking that you have 'personal favourite' roomies. It must be one rule for all!
Remember that, amongst the good times, being a CM is hard work and you will often be required to work long hours. Through all this you must stay bubbly and friendly - no one wants a moody CM!
If after reading this you still think this is the job for you then don't hesitate, go for it!
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