For the remainder of the series, the majority of the techniques are best utilized when using an electronic version of a calendar. While I certainly understand the simplicity of the old-school paper version of calendars, I hope you’ll consider switching to a computer or phone based version. There are many functions that can be done on an electronic version that can’t be done on the paper version.
In my opinion, the “Invite” function is one of my favorite functions that has come out of the computer era. I seriously think this has saved my marriage. Well, that might be extreme, but it certainly has prevented many possible arguments.
The “invite” function is very easy to use. Simply create a new appointment in your calendar, add any pertinent details, and then press “Invite”. In your calendar program, it might be called something different, but it works the same. Once you click it, you can input the email address of the person you are wanting to include. They then receive an email with an invitation that they can either accept or decline. Upon acceptance, it will add an entry with all the details into their calendar.
Don’t worry about whether or not the person you are inviting has the same program as you. Today, many of the calendar programs are compatible with each other.
I use this function for personal and professional. This works especially well for meetings I am scheduling; I like to include agendas, directions and other information all in the body of the appointment. For personal, I send invitations to my husband for any meeting I might have that is out normal work times or for activities or appointments that our sons need to attend.
Thank you for reading.
Time Saver/Time Management Guru
Finding more minutes in your day
“This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. “
— Ralph Waldo Emerson