With all the requests to see the Atlanta Tech Village I’ve found self-service calendar scheduling invaluable. For a couple years I had Tungle.me, which worked great, but after they announced the service was shutting down, I hadn’t spent time looking for a replacement. ScheduleOnce was recommended as an alternative and it’s been great.
Here are a few notes about self-service calendar scheduling:
- Attach the service to your Google Calendar so that it has your real-time availability
- Configure the days of the week and the hours of the day you want made available (e.g. I do Monday – Friday 10:30am – 4pm so that I have time in the morning and late afternoon that aren’t scheduled)
- Make sure any standard repeating events, like a Monday morning sprint review, are on your Google Calendar so that they show up as busy when someone is scheduling a time with you
- Consider putting the self-service calendar scheduling URL in your email signature if you’re in sales or you like meeting with people to make it easy for everyone to schedule time with you (e.g. the URL is like http://meetme.so/YOURNAME)
I recommend a self-service calendar scheduler for everyone to save time and make things more efficient.
What else? What are your thoughts on self-service calendar schedulers and ways to get the most value from them?