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A Consultants Dream Tool for Managing Schedules

Not so long ago I wrote an article — FINALLY Get a Handle on Your Gmail with Baydin — on how to … well, get a handle on your email of course! Lately I began to explore a few of the other tools this awesome company offers. I really needed a tool that would manage my calendar a bit better when it came to suggesting availability and meeting times.

Sure I’ve looked into such tools as Time Trade, Tungle.me, and Check Appointments – all great tools. But here is where they always fell short. My schedule is constantly changing. I’m always adding on new trainings, participating in joint ventures, and of course there always seem to be a last minute school event I need to attend for my kids.

Using something that I can easily integrate with my Google Calendar and that provides flexibility so I have more control on how I share my schedule is important to me. I felt the tools above involved a lot more work on my part to keep my schedule up-to-date ahead of time; as well as it was yet another tool I had to manage.

Plus I wanted to create a system that my virtual assistant could easily implement when interacting with my prospective leads, clients, and business associates. A tall order I know.

It wasn’t until recently that I found something that was super simple to use, integrated with all my Google Calendar, and didn’t cost me a monthly fee – although I don’t object to paying for services that support you in your business growth. 😉

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