WHY IMPORTANT: Telephone witnessing is an important way to “bear thorough witness to the good news.” (Ac 20:24)a It enables us to witness to someone when circumstances do not allow us to visit him in person.
HOW TO DO IT:
Prepare. Choose an appropriate topic. Then make an outline of what you wish to say. You might also prepare a short message that explains the purpose of your call in case you get an answering machine. It is helpful to sit at a table with the outline and other materials you will need, such as an electronic device open to JW Library® or jw.org®
Relax. Talk naturally. Smile and gesture as if the person could see you. Avoid unnecessary pauses. It is helpful to work along with others. If the householder asks a question, repeat it out loud so that your partner can help you find the answer
Lay the groundwork for a return visit. If the person shows interest, you could leave a question to answer on the next phone call. You might also offer to e-mail, personally deliver, or send a specific piece of literature. Or you can offer to text or e-mail one of our videos or articles. When appropriate, tell the person about our Online Bible Study Lessons or another item on our website
a If telephone witnessing is acceptable in your area, it must be compliant with relevant laws on personal data.