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We all know that trying to book in meetings and chase people to confirm their availability is a time-consuming part of any business day. Solutions to address this issue in the market typically are a subscription-based service. These can hit your wallet for what is essentially a simple function.
A couple months ago Google released the ability to create appointment slots in your Google Calendar. This was given to all of its Google Apps for Work and Google Apps for Education users access to this capability as part of their existing subscriptions.
What Can You Do
The functionality allows you to allocate a block of time in your calendar and then break it into smaller chunks of time called “appointment slots”. You are then given a uniquely generated link to send to your clients for them to pick the block of time that best suits them.
Google Calendar appointment slots allows you to create repeating blocks of time so that you can have a similar schedule set up each week. This is very handy if your profession is something like being a consultant or services based business as it saves you having to set up your availability each week.
Google Calendar appointment slots also gives you the ability to invite “guests” to the meeting. The easiest way to explain this is to imagine if you are a doctor and you have an assistant who has to attend each consultation as well. When the client books an appointment slot not only is the doctor informed about the meeting invite but the assistant is also booked in to the same meeting in their calendar.
The big advantage of this functionality is that it saves you the constant back and forth of trying to find a suitable match in calendars with clients. It thus removes you from the process of trying to book people into your calendar.
There is no additional setup required to start using Google Calendar appointment slots and given it is so easy to use, it only takes a matter of moments to create one to send to a client.
Check out this video to see how simple it is to create an Google Calendar appointment slot for yourself.
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