Never Waste Time Scheduling Meetings Again


By: Ceci Dadisman

In: Productivity, Project & Time Management

How many times have you gone back and forth and back and forth and back and forth with a colleague, vendor, or other contact to schedule a simple meeting or call?  Annoying, right?  All of that hullabaloo is taking up valuable minutes of your day that you could be using to create arts admin awesomeness.

Luckily, there are a few tools out there now that allow you to simply send a URL and your contact and they can pick a time that works best for them.

My favorite is Calendly.  It is beautiful, simple, and FREE.  I send my custom URL which brings my contact to a page that looks like this:

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Calendly is linked to my calendar so dates and times that I have appointments or have blocked off appear as unavailable.  My contact simply chooses an available date and time and schedules the meeting.

Super easy! I have saved so much time using Calendly.

There is other software out there that does the same thing like Acuity Scheduling and but I personally love Calendly because it is the most simple and you get the calendar integration in the free plan.

Do you use something to manage your schedule and meetings? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Ceci Dadisman
Ceci Dadisman
Ceci Dadisman is a marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience creating effective communications campaigns utilizing innovative, forward thinking methods. She is nationally recognized as a leader in digital marketing and specializes in multichannel communications campaigns. A frequent public speaker, Ceci’s recent and upcoming engagements feature national conference appearances at NTEN, Museums and the Web, National Arts Marketing Project, Arts Midwest, American Alliance of Museums, OPERA America, Midwest Museums Association, and Chorus America in addition to many other local and regional events. Known for her easy-going and vernacular style, she creates open learning environments with an emphasis on information sharing and useful takeaways. She is a member of the National Arts Marketing Project Advisory Committee and the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts Visiting Committee, and is a mentor in West Virginia University’s Creative Consultant program. She also teaches the arts marketing course at West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts and is on the faculty of Chorus America’s Chorus Management Institute. Ceci was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts. She currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
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  1. Hi! Did you have a chance to try I’m wondering, because it’s very similar to Calendly. It is also simple and free, I really like it 🙂 It’s definitely better alternative than Acuity Scheduling or as it has more features in a free plan.


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