One of the things I miss about corporate America is the ability in real time to book appointments with people who want to work with me. It was easy because we were all on the same e-mail and calendar platform, I could see anytime, anywhere, when people had time to meet, and I could request a meeting simply and easily.
When I went full-time in my own small business, I didn’t have the luxury (or the capital) to set up a full-blown calendaring solution for me – and even if I had the money and the time, it wouldn’t have worked for scheduling meetings with my clients who were not on the same servers as I was.
Enter Tungle – an even better tool than what I had in corporate America.
It’s simple – you just sign up for a Tungle account (http://tungle.me), synchronize your calendar, then you share your Tungle URL with people who want to book your time.
Simple – easy and painless. And it’s free.
Tungle’s website has 3 things they tout – and they work great!
1) Share your calendar so people can book it – without sharing details
2) Reply to meeting requests and send invitations from your mobile device.
3) Synchronize the calendar you’re already using with Tungle so you can have 1 up-to-date calendar – and so you don’t get double booked.
If you’ve had trouble getting meetings and appointments scheduled with your customers and potential customers, give Tungle a try.
If you want to see my calendar in action, check out http://tungle.me/philgerb
YOUR TURN: What’s your biggest challenge scheduling? What other calendaring program do you use to help you overcome this problem?