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arby, good IR folks typically get these kinds of questions:

-Questions for general information, like when the next earnings report will be
-Questions from average folks trying to understand the company or investment better
-Sophisticated questions from "big money" investors (who often will call the CEO directly)
-Calls seeking reassurance after some bad event, as was the case here

You do want to look like you know something about the company - having read at a very minimum the Yahoo Profile, the latest quarterly report, and recent company news. Having listened to the latest conference call or read the Annual 10K SEC filing is also smart.

Having done that, write down on a piece of paper exactly what you want to ask and think about the kinds of answers you might get, based on what you know about the company, so you are positioned to ask a followup question or two on the phone.

You will be nervous when you first start doing this. However, everyone is at first. Just remember that it is these folks JOB to help you out.
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