Friday, June 24, 2011

Google Calendar adds Appointment Slots

If you run a time slot based business (coaching, counseling, dental office, photography, beauty salon, spa, medical office) scheduling and rescheduling is a full-time job, and one that is prone to errors and misunderstandings.. An office manager or provider themselves will usually spend time with each client when scheduling the appointment, then come rescheduling and cancellations and last minute trying to fill the slot.

Google Calendar's new Appointment Slot feature is a FANTASTIC attempt to deal with this exact problem and could very well be the biggest PRODUCTIVITY ENHANCER of the year!

The fact that it's combined with your personal calendar means that you can design the appointment slots around your schedule and your clients will be able to book/rebook the appointments online without the disruptive phone calls.  Just mark those available for appointment slots on your calendar and embed some code on your web site and off you go!  And if you needed a reason to switch to an online calendar, this feature should go a long way to convince you to do that.. :)

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