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What have you been doing so far? Are you calling at different times of the day? I always try to ask my hosts when I put them on my calendar and write down their contact details- what is the BEST number to reach you, and the best TIME/day? I let them know I'll be calling to go over a few things.
If you can't get them on the phone, don't be afraid to send a follow-up email. Also- are they are "texter"? I have one host, that is the best way I can communicate with her! We text back and forth as needed for the little things.
Other than that- I've got nothing! I have trouble getting people to call me back, but not my hosts.
If I can't get them on the phone I do what I can via message. I can remind them to invite everyone. I can tell them what I'm planning to do/bring. I can tell them how many I'll be planning for and what time I'll arrive. (All depending on which call I'm making, of course.)
I third the "use alternate methods" idea. Send a postcard, email, text... And don't forget to leave a message when you do call and they don't answer. I know that many people don't actually listen to messages, but in case they do, they'll know you tried to call them and why.
I leave a message assuming they are doing everything they should have. "I'm assuming you've sent out your invitations and that you're getting outside orders from anyone who can't come, etc." Then I almost always add "I'll be sending you this in an email and you can respond either way (or I'll try you back at a different time)." Then, I make sure to email them the same thing, usually with an attachment (guest list, guest special, order form, recipes).
I have a host now whose husband answers so my messages can't be as detailed. Her responses via email indicate that she isn't really reading/getting what I need. It can be frustrating, but I keep constant contact and hope to be pleasantly surprised....
I call at the regular schedule times if I do not get her the week before my message is Hi this is Dina we keep missing each other since I do not have recipes I am bringing potatoes and will do a potato show I will need to be at least 30 min early if you have any question before then just call. Usually within an hour she calls with recipes or reschedules.