Connect quickly with your team online via built-in instant messaging at the SFI Affiliate Center. Just look for the yellow SFIM bubbles--on your Genealogy, on the homepage Movers tab, on your Upline Team page--and now below your team member's photo within the Affiliate Snapshots.
If the bubble is gray, the person is not online and logged into the Affiliate Center at the moment. If the bubble is YELLOW, however, that person's now online--and you can initiate a conversation with them instantly by clicking the yellow bubble!
On their end, a pulsating "SFIM" icon will appear in the header (of the Affiliate Center). Clicking this icon lets them join in a live instant messaging conversation with you if they wish.
Here are three tips for using SFIM:
1. The easiest way to see who's online right now is to go to your Genealogy and choose the "Online" filter. Select Online = Yes, then click the "filter" button. You'll see a listing of everyone in your downline currently online at the Affiliate Center. Initiate conversations by clicking the yellow bubbles beside their names. If no names appear, no one in your downline is currently visiting the Affiliate Center, but you can, of course, try again later.
2. If you're chatting with a person who's primary language is different than your own, keep Google Translate open in a another window browser so you can cut and paste text as needed to translate your conversation.
3. When you're initiating contact with downline members, focus on how you can help them. Use SFIM to support and assist your downline, and you will build a stronger, more profitable group.