Whether you’re organizing the number of attendees for regular business meetings or coordinating numerous one-on-one interviews for your calendar, you can easily manage it online all in one place with Doodle. Doodle provides a suite of scheduling tools that allow you to find the best time to meet, regardless of the size of the group.
Below you’ll find instructions on how to make your own poll with Doodle, but Premium accounts are ad-free for you and your participants! We keep all your polls in a handy dashboard as well. Read on for a comprehensive look at this great appointment scheduler.
First things first – sync your calendar to the appointment scheduler
You may well already be familiar with a number of other calendar tools – be it your Outlook calendar for work, Facebook calendar for social events and then a personal Google Calendar for your everyday life, to name but a few. You wouldn’t, however, be the first person to sometimes struggle with managing so many calendars and to get tired of having to keep switching between all your online calendars to figure out what you’ve got on. Luckily Doodle have introduced calendar connect software allowing you to sync and consolidate all your online calendars into one. Sync all your calendars today for a clearer overview of your own schedule and be on your way to clearer appointment scheduling.
With your own schedule organized, now’s the time to start online appointment scheduling!
‘’If you’re trying to find a convenient time to meet several people try a simple scheduling app like Doodle.’’ – The Wall Street Journal
First, start your Doodle poll by choosing ‘create a Doodle’ at the top of the page. For this example, we’ll use ‘Board meeting.’ Of course, you can schedule any kind of meeting with Doodle! The location of the meeting is ‘our offices’ and we added a little note, which would be to look over the agenda beforehand.
Click to step 2 to add the time options. For the board meeting in February, let’s make sure to add several time options so that our participants can make sure they can find the best time. If you’re scheduling meetings for a longer period of time, you could simply include all the options for those meetings or shifts. You can choose the month view to see all the days of the month and then add the times on the right. If you choose week view you can add the time slots directly to the calendar.
You can also add bonus settings like yes, no, if-need-be, limited options, or hidden polls (if you’d like your guests to remain anonymous). There are great new features to explore as well. Here you can also see several Premium Doodle options such as poll deadlines and additional information requests.
All you need to do now is finalize the poll and send your invitations. You can send the link to your poll using your own email application, or you can have Doodle send out the invitations for you. If you’ve connected your address book you can add participants automatically, or you can simply type email addresses in the box. Your participants can then choose from the options you’ve added and in minutes you’ve found the best time to meet for your meeting!