Big topics this week. So big we had to make this a two-parter. Glen talks about scheduling tools for meetings, classes and events. Kimba talks about past social media predictions and their accuracy.
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There are a lot of scheduling apps out there. The ones we’re discussing are web-based tools to aid in scheduling client meetings, classes and events. You’ve been there, going back and forth via email trying to find a time for you and a client to meet. These tools make that task easier, and easier means it saves you time.
Calendly integrates with Google calendar, iCloud, Office365 and Outlook. On the free tier, you can have one event type, like a 15-minute call or a 60-minute in-person meeting. At the paid levels you can have group events, such as tours, webinars or classes. Paid accounts also bring you the desirable Zapier integration.
You Can Book Me
You Can Book Me (or YCBM for short) offers Google Calendar and iCal integration. iCloud integration is available as a beta. They have a unique feature for parent/teacher conferences. In the business world, that could be used if you’re holding a class and have one-on-one meetings with your students. Your students grab the time slot that works for them from the list of times you’re available. You can also collect credit card payments at the time of the booking, which is a great way to reduce no-shows.
Paid tiers let you define “on duty” schedules, which are windows of time you’re available for meetings. This is nice in that it lets you have regular times people can schedule meetings, but it blocks out times you’re not open. You can connect to multiple calendars, so tying in a holiday calendar can also show you’re not available without having to remember to update you own work calendar. You can also have separate profiles, say for your staff of counselors or stylists. Email and text reminders are available at paid levels, as well as Zapier support.
Kimba goes here!
I just looked at the show notes Glen wrote up for himself and notice he left no room for me! So now I have to force my way in to prove I was on the Podcast!
Talking about predictions that were made at the end of 2015 and what has happened since them. Not being a big predictions person, I did enjoy looking back and seeing who was right. About 90% of the predictions were broad enough to happen. But we did have some zingers!
Too much to talk about so you will have to listen!
Links from the Show
Calendly – https://calendly.com
You Can Book Me – https://youcanbook.me
Zapier – https://zapier.com
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